Companion of Prophet Muhammad , Khalid ibn El Waleed narrated the following:
A Bedouin came one day to the Prophet and said to him, "O, Messenger of God! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this life and the Hereafter. "
The Prophet responded Ask what you wish.
Bedouin: I'd like to be the most learned of men.
Prophet: Fear God, and you will be the most learned of men.
Bedouin: I wish to be the richest man in the world.
Prophet: Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world.
Bedouin: I'd like to be the most just man.
Prophet: Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.
Bedouin: I want to be the best of men.
Prophet: Do good to others and you will be the best of men.
Bedouin: I wish to be the most favored by God.
Prophet: Engage much in God's praise, and you will be most favored by Him.
Bedouin: I'd like to complete my faith.
Prophet: If you have good manners you will complete your faith.
Bedouin: I wish to be among those who do good.
Prophet: Adore God as if you see Him. If you don't see Him, Know that He sees you. In this way you will be among those who do good.
Bedouin: I wish to be obedient to God.
Prophet: If you observe God's commands you will be obedient.
Bedouin: I'd like to be free from all sins.
Prophet: Bathe yourself from impurity and you will be free from all sins.
Bedouin: I'd like to be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.
Prophet: Don't wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.
Bedouin: I'd like God to bestow His mercy on me.
Prophet: If you have mercy on yourself and on others, God will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgment.
Bedouin: I'd like my sins to be very few.
Prophet: If you seek the forgiveness of God as much as you can, your sins will be very few.
Bedouin: I'd like to be the most honorable man.
Prophet: If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men.
Bedouin: I'd like to be the strongest of men.
Prophet: If you put your trust in God, you will be the strongest of men.
Bedouin: I'd like to enlarge my provision.
Prophet: If you keep yourself pure, God will enlarge your provision.
Bedouin: I'd like to be loved by God and His messenger.
Prophet: If you love what God and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones.
Bedouin: I wish to be safe from God's wrath on the Day of Judgment.
Prophet: If you do not lose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of God on the Day of Judgment.
Bedouin: I'd like my prayers to be responded.
Prophet: If you avoid forbidden actions your prayers will be responded.
Bedouin: I'd like God not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgment.
Prophet: If you guard your chastity, God will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgment.
Bedouin: I'd like God to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgment.
Prophet: Do not uncover your fellow peoples faults, and God will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgment.
Bedouin: What will save me from sins?
Prophet: Tears, humility and illness.
Bedouin: What are the best deeds in the eyes of God?
Prophet: Gentle manners, modesty and patience.
Bedouin: What are the worst evils in the eyes of God?
Prophet: Hot temper and miserliness.
Bedouin: What alleviates the wrath of God in this life and in the Hereafter?
Prophet: Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.
Bedouin: What extinguishes hell's fires on the Day of Judgment?
Prophet: Patience in adversity and misfortunes.
Imam El Mustaghfiri said: "I have never heard a tradition more comprehensive of the beauties of religion, and more beneficial than this hadith. It collects all the good things of Islam but not put to use." (Related by Imam Ibn Hambal)
NOTE: This is a widely quoted narration but according to some sources it does not have an "Isnad" (chain of narrators). Hadith scholars note that this is possibly a collection and compilation of the meanings of several well-known hadiths and reports.
(S.A.W) as Allah mentioned in His Holy Book Al Quran.The Prophet
was asked what good attribute has been given to man and he
answered :Good conduct..Subhanallah what beautiful concise and
brief answer .This is why He said in another Hadith I have been
sent to perfect good conduct.Also He is reported to have said
What will be heaviest in the Balance (on the the Day Judgement)
He said it will be good conduct. Abu Huraira asked Rasululah
What is good conduct ? He said Keep tie of relationship with one
who cuts it off,forgive one who oppresses you,give (charity
gift) to one who deprives you.Now who can do that only true
believer who follows the teachings of our beloved Prophet of
Islam based on justice can do these. May Allah give us taufiq to
have the Akhalaq of the Prophet (S.A.W) who has perfect sublime
Character as Allah Himself praised him but effort is
required.They are attributes which will take people to Paradise
mainly which of course included the God Fear and Good manners.SO
we must be good examples for others to follow.
|Its beautiful, Can I get the saying in arabic from you. I'd like to ponder it more.
Djzak ALLAH Ghaira
disseminated throughout several phases of our
lives. Firstly, it should be a mainstay in all
Muslim curricula at the earliest levels. Since
the age of distinction is suggested at 10 years
old since that is when the child is expected to
be more consistent with prayer, that might be a
good first phase.
Then the young Muslims entering puberty &
adolescence should be reminded with more focus on
their insight on the meanings of the advice in
their lives as they try to determine if, what,
and how they will practice their faith.
Finally, we adults could stand a healthy dose of
reminder of this wisdom to help us at times when
we just plain forget.
Allah guide us to practice of this faith as You
intended us to practice it.
My conviction that Islam provides all answers to a good life here and in hereafter has been greatly strengthened.
Thanks for the post, JazakumAllahuKhayr
let allah makes all of us men of action!
"Allah The Greatest".
Very spiritual an true.Thank you for this article.