Hadith No. 16 – Sahih al-Bukhari




When you love someone, you love everything and everyone related to them. You love all that reminds you of them.

Faith –> Love of Allah –> Love of Prophet (SAW) –> Love of ________

We’ll fill in the blank later..

Volume 1, Book 2, Number 16:

Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, “Love for the Ansar is a sign of faith and hatred for the Ansar is a sign of hypocrisy.”

So, the blank fills in as ‘Ansar’. The Helpers. Known for their enormous help and sacrifices they made after Hijrah of the Prophet (SAW) and Muslims. The Brotherhood Act. All that.

But the fact of the matter is, they’re not alive today. And this saying of the Holy Prophet (SAW) is for everyone. How to love the Ansar? Answer is easy. Get to know about them.

If you think you don’t need to read up, guess who this…

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[Sunnah Series] Wearing Shoes, Dressing and Undressing

Verse By Verse Qur'an Study Circle

Wearing Shoes

Put shoes on starting with the right foot and take them off starting with the left.

The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: When you put shoes on, begin with the right and when you remove them, begin with the left. Or, wear them both, leave them both off.

The Muslim does this many times during the day and night – when entering and leaving the Masjid, the bathroom, the house, when going to work etc. Whenever the Muslim puts on or removes his shoes in accordance with the Sunnah, with this intention in mind, he obtains a great reward. And all his actions of harakaat and sakanaat will then be according to Sunnah.

Dressing and Undressing

► Say Al-Tasmiyah when dressing or undressing.

Imam An-Nawawi said: To say the tasmiyah is preferred in all actions.

► Use the Prophet’s (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) supplication.

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Prophet Ismail [Ishmael] (Hadith No. 2992)



Chapter: The Statement of Allah Taa’la: “And mention in the Book Isma’il…”

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 592 :
Narrated by Salama bin Al-Akwa (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) passed by some persons of the tribe of Aslam practicing archery (i.e. the throwing of arrows) Allah’s Apostle said, “O offspring of Ishmael! Practice archery (i.e. arrow throwing) as your father was a great archer (i.e. arrow-thrower). I am with (on the side of) the son of so-and-so-.” Hearing that, one of the two teams stopped throwing. Allah’s Apostle asked them, “Why are you not throwing?” They replied, “O Allah’s Apostle! How shall we throw when you are with the opposite team?” He said, “Throw, for I am with you all.”

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Ibn Kathir writes:

One day, Abraham woke up and asked his wife Hajar to get her son and prepare for a long journey…

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Hadith No. 8 – Sahih al-Bukhari




‘Modesty is half faith’.

Ever came across this sentence? I’m sure you have!

Question: What is modesty? To be very shy and conservative? To restrict yourself from certain things?

Question: Why is modesty important? Why should I even try to practice it?

Today’s Hadith will tell us..

Volume 1, Book 2, Number 8:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya is a part of faith.”

Haya and Faith come in one package. Either you have them both, or you have none. And I think the importance of Faith is clear on everyone. =)

This term “Haya” covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc.

It’s not only about our physical gestures, actions or reactions; it’s about our thoughts as well. See, our actions…

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Remember When We Were Souls? (Hadith No. 2952)



Did you ever meet someone for the first time and ‘clicked’ instantly, as if you’d known them for the longest time? Or did you get ‘vibes’ from a person before even meeting them and they turned out to be correct later? Well, it’s quite possible that you had actually met this person in your life before this one – when you were in your ‘soul form’ – and liked or disliked them depending on your experience.

Chapter: Souls are like recruited troops

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 552 :
Narrated Aishah (radiallaahu `anhaa):
I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), “Souls are like recruited troops: Those who are like qualities are inclined to each other, but those who have dissimilar qualities, differ.”

Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in his commentary on the hadeeth:

“Concerning the phrase ‘Souls are like conscripted soldiers…’…

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Crooked Like the Rib (Ahadith 2945 – 2951)



The Story of Abdullah ibn Salaam’s conversion to Islam from Judaism:

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 546 :
Narrated by Anas (radiallaahu `anhu)
When ‘Abdullah bin Salam heard the arrival of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) at Medina, he came to him and said, “I am going to ask you about three things which nobody knows except a prophet: What is the first portent of the Hour? What will be the first meal taken by the people of Paradise? Why does a child resemble its father, and why does it resemble its maternal uncle” Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Gabriel has just now told me of their answers.” ‘Abdullah said, “He (i.e. Gabriel), from amongst all the angels, is the enemy of the Jews.” Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “The first portent of the Hour will be a fire that will…

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