Truly, the (recognized) religion in the sight of Allah is only Islam (Qur'an 3:19)

Monday 6 May 2024

100 Golden Words of Imam Ali (R.A)

 1. Do not speak to the people about everything you hear, this is enough as a stupidity.

2. Do not use the bad words even though answering is hard for you.

3. No goodness lies in silence with wisdom, as there is no goodness in saying with ignorance.

4. Speak and you shall be known, for the person is hidden under his tongue.

5. Do not say what you do not know, but do not say everything you know.

6. If the mind is complete, speaking would be much lesser.

7. The tongue is a lion, if set free it would kill.

8. The heart of the stupid is in his mouth, and the tongue of the wise man is in his heart.

9. The tongue of the wise man is behind his heart, and the heart of the stupid is behind his tongue.

10. Being mute is better than lying.

11. Speech has beasts for it.

12. Blabbering too much shall make the guest bored and the boss dishonoured.

13. Muting is better than the ill speech.

14. Blabbering is a shame.

15. The tongue of everyone shall speaks for his mind.

16. The clue to the man’s mind lies in the goodness of his speech.

17. The silly one shall not be straight except by the bitter speech.

18. Silence is a sign of kindness.

19. The tongue is the translator of the mind.

20. The clue to the mind of anyone lies in what goes on his tongue.

21. The best companion for kindness, silence.

22. No keeper is better than silence.

23. The wise one is he who holds his tongue back.

24. Do not lower someone until you make him speak.

25. It is part of the man’s wisdom to not speak with everything he knows.

26. No keeper keeps more than silence does.

27. Who holds his tongue, is safe from regretting.

28. Who sets his tongue free, shows how silly he is.

29. No worshipping is like being silent.

30. Who gives bad talk in abundant, shall be blamed a lot.

31. Do not speak with what you are afraid to be not believed.

32. Who has a truthful speech, his clue shall be stronger.

33. Do not accompany who has no mind.

34. Who has the good speech, success lies in front of him.

35. Who has the bad speech, his luck shall be bad.

36. Who speaks a lot, shall be mistaken a lot.

37. Who answers rapidly, shall not know the right thing.

38. Who speaks a lot, people shall be bored with him.

39. Who has the sweet tongue shall have brothers in abundant.

40. For every level there is a speech.

41. Who speaks a lot shall be mistaken.

42. Who speaks in easy words shall be loved.

43. Who speaks a lot, his mistakes are abundant.

44. The truthful tongue for a man is more useful than money.

45. Who speaks a lot shall fall down a lot.

46. The speech of the man is the balance of his mind.

47. Who checks his speech shall be mistaken a little.

48. Who becomes silent is safe from being blamed.

49. Who speaks a lot is not safe from falling.

50. How many a blood that was shed by a mouth.

51. How many a word that took away a favour.

52. Who straightens his tongue, balanced his brain.

53. Straighten your tongue and you shall be safe.

54. Who speaks a little, his sins are less.

55. He is a winner, the silent pious one.

56. Who makes his tongue his own commander, killed himself.

57. The virtue of the man is known from his saying.

59. Who imprisons his tongue, is safe from regretting. [Wrong numbering in the book itself, ignore it].

60. The cover of bad things is silence.

61. Blessedness for him, who is silent except for the mention of Allah.

62. The silence of the ignorant is his veil.

63. The law of the means to say the ugly speech.

64. The mistake of the tongue would destroy the human being.

65. The reason for safety is silence.

66. May there be a word that stole away a favour.

68. May there be a blabbering that might bring evil. [Wrong numbering in the book itself, ignore it].

69. May there be a saying that is harder than a fight.

70. May there be a disturbance that was initiated by a saying.

71. May there be a saying whose answer is to be silent.

72. May there be a saying that silence is better than it.

73. May there be a tongue that destroys the human.

74. May there be a war that was started by a word.

75. The clue of the mind of the man is his saying.

76. The edge of the tongue is sharper than the edge of the sword.

77. The beautiful saying is a sign of the good mind.

78. May there be silence that is more eloquent than speech itself.

79. May there be a speech that penetrates more than arrows do.

80. To not answer the silly one, that is the best answer for him.

81. The adversity of the human lies in his tongue.

82. The speech of the man predicts his tongue’s strength.

83. If you want to speak, say the truth.

84. If you talked, say the truth.

85. May the mercy of Allah be upon him who said good and gains, or went silent and been safe.

86. If the quantity of speeches was low, then the right things done are abundant.

87. The throw that hits the target the most, the right saying.

88. The silliest silly, is he who takes pride in the bad saying.

89. The most tiresome time for a wise man is when he speaks to a silly man.

90. The most low of wisdom is what stops on the tongue.

91. The best silence is toward the mistakes.

92. The worst of sayings is blabbering.

93. Be aware of blabbering, for whose talk is abundant, his sins are abundant as well.

94. Be aware of the tongue, for it is an arrow that might astray.

95. Avoid blabbering for the least thing it can bring is the blame.

96. Hold on the silence, for the least good thing it can do is give safety.

97. Hear and you will learn, and be silent and you will be safe.

98. Treasure your tongue, like you do with your gold and papers.

99. Lessen the talk and you are safe from the blame.

100. Be silent in your time and your matter will be glorified.

Thursday 15 June 2023

31 Golden Hadiths (Part 1)

 Surely, a Messenger has come unto you from among yourselves; grievous to him is that you should fall into trouble; he is ardently desirous of your welfare; and to the believers he is compassionate, merciful.(Qura an 9:128)

Verily you have in the Prophet of Allah an excellent model, for him who fears Allah and the Last Day and who remembers Allah much.(Qura an 33:22)

Sunday 19 February 2023

Importance of Darood


Allah  says in the Qur’aan:

“Undoubtedly Allah and all His angels are sending salutations upon the Nabi....”

Allah  says in the Qur’aan:

  “O you who believe send your Salawaat upon Nabi (pbuh )it and greet him with the Islamic way of greeting.”

Verily Allaah and His angels pray for mercy to be showered upon the Nabi . O you who have Imaan! You also pray for mercy and an abundance of peace to be showered upon him.


“A miser is he who, when my name is mentioned in his presence, does not send salutations upon me.”(Tirmidhi)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah t reports that Rasulullaah  (saw) said, “The person who confers Durood upon me once, Allaah will confer Durood upon him ten times.”( Muslim, Abu Dawood,)

Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (saw) said, “When I am mentioned in front of anyone, he should confer Durood upon me because the person who confers Durood upon me once, Allaah will confer Durood (mercies) upon him ten times.” Another narration adds that together with the ten mercies that will be bestowed upon the person, ten of his sins will also be forgiven and his rank will be elevated ten times.(Nasa'ee and Ibn Hibbaan)

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas'ood (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (saw) said, “The closest person to me on the Day of Qiyaamah will be the one who recited the most Durood for me.”( Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibbaan)

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas'ood (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (saw) said, “Verily Allaah has (appointed) angels who travel throughout (the earth) only to convey to me the Salaams of my Ummah.”( Nasa'ee and Ibn Hibbaan)

Hadhrat Ammaar bin Yaasir (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (saw) said,  “Verily Allaah has (appointed) an angel at my grave who can hear all of creation. Whenever any person conveys Durood to me until the Day of Qiyaamah, this angel conveys it to me together with the name of the person and his father’s name.”( Targheeb.)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (saw) said, “When someone confers Durood upon me at my grave, I can actually hear him and when he confers Durood upon me in my absence, it is conveyed to me.”(Bayhaqi)

Hadhrat Ubay bin Ka’b RA) (once asked, “O Rasulullaah (saw) I confer Durood to you in abundance. How much of my time for du’aa should I set aside for (reciting Durood upon) you?” “As much as you please,” Rasulullaah replied. “What about a quarter?” Hadhrat Ubay (RA)   asked. Rasulullaah (saw) responded by saying, “As much as you please, but it would be better for you if you increased.” “Then what about half?” he asked further. “As much as you please, but it would be better for you if you increased,” Rasulullaah (saw) repeated. “Then three quarters?” Hadhrat Ubay (RA). “As much as you please, but it would be better for you if you increased,” Rasulullaah (saw)  responded yet again. Hadhrat Ubay (RA)  then said, “I shall then reserve all of it for you.” “In that case,” Rasulullaah (saw)  remarked, “Your worries will be taken care of and your sins will be forgiven.”( Tirmidhi)

Hadhrat Abu Dardaa (RA)  reports that Rasulullaah (saw) said, “The person who confers Durood upon me ten times in the morning and then ten times in the evening shall receive my intercession on the Day of Qiyaamah.”( Tabraani)

Saturday 14 January 2023

What Islam says about drinking alcohol

Allah, Most High says,

Spend in the way of Allah and do not put yourselves into destruction, and do good. Of course, Allah loves those who do good. (Qur’an  2:195)

O you who believe! Wine, gambling, altars and divining arrows are filth, made up by Satan (devil). Therefore, refrain from it, so that you may be successful.

Satan (devil) wishes only to plant enmity and malice between you through wine and gambling, and to prevent you from the remembrance of Allah and from Salah (prayer). Would you, then, abstain? (Qur’an  5:90-91)

They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, “In both there is great sin, and some benefits for people. And their sin is greater than their benefit.”(Qur’an  2:219)

O you who believe! Do not go near Salah (Prayer) when you are intoxicated, until you know what you say, nor in a state of major impurity’“...(Qur’an  4:43)

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It was narrated that 'Aishah said: "The Messenger of Allah was asked about Al-Bit' (mead). He said: 'Every drink that intoxicates is Harâm."(Muslim 5211) 

The Messenger of Allah said: "Everything that detains (a person) from As-salat (prayer) is haram." (Muslim 5215)

It was narrated from Jabir that a man came from Jaishan - and Jaishan is in Yemen - and asked the Prophet about a drink that they used to drink in their land, which was made of corn and was called Al-Mizr. The Prophet said: "Is it an intoxicant?" He said: "Yes." The Messenger of Allah said: "Every intoxicant is Haram. Allah has made a covenant that whoever drinks intoxicants, He will give him to drink of the mud of Al-Khabal." They said: "O Messenger of Allah, what is the mud of Al Khabal?" He said: "The sweat of the people of Hell, or the juice of the people of Hell."( Muslim : 5217) 

It was narrated that Ibn 'Umar said: "The Messenger of Allah said: 'Every intoxicant is Khamr and every intoxicant is Haram. Whoever drinks Khamr in this world and dies when he is addicted to it and has not repented, will not drink it in the Hereafter." (Muslim : 5218)

It was narrated from Ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: "Whoever drinks Khamr in this world will be denied it in the Hereafter." (Muslim : 5222)

It was narrated from Ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: "Whoever drinks Khamr in this world will not drink it in the Hereafter, unless he repents." ( Muslim : 5224) 

It was narrated that Yaliya bin 'Umar Al-Nakha'I said: "Some people asked Ibn 'Abbâs about buying and selling Khamr and dealing in it. He said: 'Are you Muslims?' They said: 'Yes.' He said: 'It is not permissible to buy it, sell it or deal in it.' They asked him about NabIdh and he said: 'The Messenger of Allah went Out on a journey, then he came back and some of his Companions had made Nabidh in Al-Hantam, An-Naqir and gourds. He ordered that it be spilled out, then he ordered that raisins and water be put in a skin overnight. The next day he drank from it, and the following night, and the next day until evening came. He drank from it and gave it to others to drink, and the following morning he poured away whatever was left of it." ( Muslim :5230)

Thus, Allah the Exalted forbids wine and warns us of approaching it.The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Avoid wine, it is the mother of abomination. " (An-Nasa'i and AI-Baihaqi)

Allah the Almighty says, But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a fire, to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment. (An-Nisai)

Ibn 'Abbas related that, "When the wine was forbidden, the companions (of the Prophet) met each other and said, The wine was forbidden and became equal to polytheism (Shirk)." (AI-Mustadrak)

'Abdullah Ibn 'Amr held that, "Wine is the worst of the major sins.”(AI-Mustadrak)

Undoubtedly, wine is the core of abominations. Moreover, he who drinks it was cursed in various hadiths.

"Every intoxicant is wine and every wine is unlawful. Whoever it in the world and dies addictive to it without repentance, he will not drink it in the Hereafter."( Muslim, Abu Dawud)

"Whoever drinks wine in this world it shall be forbidden for them in the next.”( Al-Bukhari, An-Nisa'i)

"A drunkard is like a worshiper of an idol."( Ibn Majah) 

"He who shows disrespect to his parents and the drunkard will not enter Paradise.”

"Three people, Allah will deprive them of Paradise; the drunkard, the one who shows disrespect to his parents and the pimp who admits what his family do of abomination”.( An-Nasa'i and AI-Hakim.)

Further, Allah does not accept the good deeds of a drunkard. Jabir Ibn ' Abdullah relates that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "There are Three people from whom Allah does not accept their Prayer nor do their good deeds rise up to heaven: the fleeing slave until he returns to his masters and surrends to them, the woman who annoys her husband until he is pleased with her, and the drunkard until he becomes conscious” (Al-Baihaqi)

The Arabic word Khamr is what befogs the mind in whatever form: soft, solid, edible or beverage.

Abu Sa'id Al-Khudari related that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "Allah does not accept the Prayers from him who drinks wine so long as there is still something of it in his body” (An-Nasa'i) 

"Whoever drinks wine Allah never accepts what he does: Whoever is intoxicated by drinking it will not have his Prayers accepted for forty morning (days). If he repents but drinks again, Allah will make him drink from the molten brass of the Hell-fire.”( Ibn Majah and An-Nasa'i) 

"Whoever drinks wine without being intoxicated, Allah rejects him for forty nights. If he dies during this period, he dies as an idol worshiper.”( AI-Zawa'id)

'Abdullah Ibn Awfa said, "Whoever dies a drunkard will die as the worshiper of AI-Lat and AI-'Uzza (two idols). It is said, Do you think that the drunkard is the one who drinks it constantly? He answered, "But he drinks it whenever he finds it even after years.”( AI-Matalb)

Whoever drinks wine is not considered a believer at the time of drinking. Abu Hurayrah related that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "A thief is not a believer at the time of committing a theft. A fornicator is not a believer at the time of committing fornication, and a drunkard also is not a believer at the time of drinking as long as they have the opportunity to repent”  "Whoever fornicates or drinks wine, Allah takes his faith from him as a man takes a shirt off over his head.”

"The scent of Paradise is smelt five hundred years away but is not sensed by whomever shows disrespect to his parents, he who reminds of his charity to them, a drunkard or an idol worshiper.” (AI-Zawa'id)

Imam Ahmad reported on the authority of Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari that the Prophet said, "A drunkard, a believer in sorcery or he who severs his family ties will not enter Paradise. Whoever dies while drinking wine, Allah will make him drink from the river of Ghuta which is the water flowing from the genitals of the wenches. The odor of their genitals hurt all the people of the Hell-Fire.” (Ai-Hakim and Ai-Baihaqi)

"Allah sent me as a mercy and guidance to the worlds. I was sent to do away with musical instruments, flutes, and the affairs of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance and idols. My Lord the Almighty swore by His Majesty that if one of my servants drinks a dosage of wine, I would make him drink the like of it in the Hell-Fire. But whoever gave up it out of fear from Me, I would give him drink from the yards of the shrine with the best fellow of drinking.”

As for those who are cursed because of drinking wine, Abu Dawud reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "Allah has cursed wine, and whoever drinks it, pours it, buys it, presses it for another, presses it for himself, carries it or accept its delivery.” (Ahmad and Tabarani) 

Ahmad reported on the authority of Ibn 'Abbas that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "Gabriel came to me and said, "O  Muhammad, Allah has cursed wine, and whoever presses it for another, presses it for himself, drinks it, carries it, accepts its delivery, sells it buys it, pours it for another or pours it for himself. ( Tabarani) 

It is unlawful to visit a drunkard when he is ill so is greeting him. `Abdullah Ibn 'Amr Ibn AI-As (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "Do not visit the drunkard when being ill."( Al-Mustadrak) 

AI-Bukhari and Ibn 'Umar said, "Do not greet the drunkard."

The Prophet said, "Do not sit with the drunkard, visit their sick or attend their funerals. On the Day of Judgement the drunkard will be brought with a black face, and his tongue dangling on his chest, flowing with saliva. Whoever sees him knowing that he is a drunkard will disgust him.”

A scholar said, they are forbidden to be visited and be greeted because the drunkards are cursed and rebellious. Allah and His Messenger cursed them as mentioned before. Allah cursed wine and he who drinks it. If they buy and press it they will be cursed twice and if they pour it for another they will be cursed three times. Therefore, it is for bidden to visit or greet them unless they repent to Allah. Whoever repents to Allah. He will accept his repentance.

Wine is forbidden as a medicine. Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) related, "Once, one of my daughters was ill, so I made wine in a container for her. Then, the Prophet entered while it was boiling. He asked, "What is this, Umm Salamah?" She replied, "It is just a medicine for my daughter."  The Prophet, then, said, "Allah has not made a cure for you in what He has prohibited to you."

Miscellaneous hadiths narrated about wine: Abu Musa (may Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "A cask of wine was brought to the Prophet (pbuh) who said, Throw it against the wall, it is the drink of those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day.”

"Whoever memorizes a verse (Ayah) from Allah's Book and pours wine on it every letter of this Ayah will drag him from his forehead, make him stand before Allah Most Blessed and Exalted. Then, it argues with him, and whoever is argued with by the Qur'an will be treated as an opponent. Woe to whomever is argued by the Qur'an on the Day of Judgement.”

"If a group of people gather together to have an intoxicant in this world, Allah will gather them together in the Hell-Fire. They will turn to and blame one another by saying, O such and such may Allah not bless you. You brought me here."

"Whoever drinks wine in this world, Allah will make him drink from the poison of Asawid. One sip of this poison will make the flesh of his face fall in the goblet before he drinks it. Having drunk it, his flesh and skin will fall off, and it will bring pain to the people of the Hell-Fire. Behold, whoever drinks it, presses it for another, presses it for himself; carries it, accepts its delivery or eats its price are alike in entailing its sin. Allah does not accept their Prayer, Fasting or Pilgrimage until they repent. But if they die before doing repentance, Allah will make them drink pus of the Hell-Fire for every dosage they drank in this world. Beware, every intoxicant is wine, and every win is unlawful.”

The Prophet's statement "Every intoxicant is wine" included also hashish (marijuana) as will be shown later. It is narrated that "When the drunkards are brought to the bridge on the Fire (Sirat) they will be kidnapped by the angels of punishment to the river of Khabal. There they will drink for every glass of wine they have drunk a sip from the river of Khabal. Such a sip is so hot that if poured on to heaven, it will be burnt."


Tuesday 13 December 2022

husband and wife in islam


It is among His signs that He has created for you wives from among yourselves, so that you may find tranquility in them, and He has created love and kindness between you. Surely in this there are signs for a people who reflect.(Quran 30:21)

 …..They are apparel for you, and you are apparel for them. (Quran 2:187)

Vile women are for vile men, and vile men are for vile women; and good women are for good men, and good men are for good women …. (Quran 24:26)

 We have created you in pairs, (Quran 78:8)



The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that women are married for their lineage, wealth, beauty and piety. You should marry one who is pious

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "The most blessed nikah is the one with the least expenses.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "O woman, your heaven and hell is your husband" (i.e. a woman will enter heaven if the husband is pleased, and hell if he is displeased with her).

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that if a woman died and her husband was pleased with her during her life, undoubtedly she has entered heaven

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that the best woman is the one that pleases her husband. When he looks at her, she pleases him. When he commands her, she obeys him. When he absents himself (goes away on a journey etc.) she protects his wealth and his honour.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "May Allah curse those women who imitate men in appearance and those men who imitate women."

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that Allah Subhanahu Taala says "Sight is a poisonous arrow of the devil. Whosoever, whether male or female protects himself or herself from evil glances will be granted a sweet Iman (faith) which will please his/her heart."

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: There are 3 persons whose prayer (salaah) is not accepted nor does any good act of theirs reach the sky. Firstly, a runaway slave until he returns to his master. Secondly, an woman whose husband is displeased with her and thirdly an intoxicated person as long as he does not repent from using intoxicants.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that evil (Shaytaan)  (the devil) sits on his throne daily and dispatches his agents to work among human beings. One of the agents returns and says that I made a certain person commit a sin, another says I got so and so involved in this offence. Upon listening to all this evil (Shaytaan) says that you have done nothing great. Eventually one representative comes and says that I saw a husband and wife extremely devoted to each other. I sowed the seeds of enmity between them. On hearing this evil (Shaytaan) becomes happy and embracing his agent says that you have achieved something great.

Ibn Abbas Radhiallahu anhu narrates that a woman came to The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) and said: "I have come as a representative of all women. We want to present a petition to you. Jihaad is fardh (compulsory) on men and only they obtain the reward of martyrdom. We women are deprived of it although we take responsibility for all their domestic affairs". The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "Convey this message on my behalf to all the women that they can achieve the reward of jihaad by obeying their husbands, but very few women consider this to be a reward."

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "When any woman troubles her husband, the celestial bride (hur) of heaven calls out "Woe to you. Do not trouble him. He is temporarily with you. He is going to leave you and be our guest. Why do you trouble our beloved?

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that the woman who performed her five daily prayers and kept the fast of Ramadan and protected herself from evil acts i.e. adultery and obeyed her husband, has a choice to enter heaven from whichever door she pleases.

It is reported from Hazrat Ibn Umar Radhiallahu Anhu that The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that when a woman leaves her home without her husband's consent then all the angels of the skies and the entire universe curse her for this act until she returns home.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said "A woman cannot fulfill the rights of Allah without fulfilling the rights of her husband. Even if a woman is busy at the stove and the husband calls her, in that busy period also she must leave all her work and answer his request.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "The rights of the husband on the wife are so great that if pus flows on the husband's body and the woman licks it clean, then too his rights will not be fully fulfilled.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said that the fragrance of heaven will be forbidden for a woman who asks her husband for divorce without any valid reason.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "The worst person on the day of Qiyamah will be the one who reveals the private life of his wife to others."

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "When a husband calls his wife at night to have relations with her and she refuses without a valid Shari reason, she is cursed throughout the night by the angels."

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) Whenever a strange man and woman meet in seclusion devil (Shaytaan) definitely is the third one by joining them.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "A woman should be kept concealed. When she emerges from the home without necessity, devil (Shaytaan) makes her appealing in the sight of men.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said : "When heaven and hell were shown to me I saw that the majority of the inmates of hell were women.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "It is not permissible for any woman to fast optionally without her husband's permission, and it is not permissible for her to allow anyone into his house without his consent.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "It is extremely abominable for a woman's shoulder to touch a man. It is better to touch a pig that is all messed up than for a woman to touch the body of a strange man.