Some Beautiful Reminders From Hadeeth

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Often times in our lives we get caught up in what we need to do everyday that we don’t stop to think about what we aren’t doing and lose the sweetness of reading some hadeeth and pondering over their meanings and what Allah has asked from us.

Many people pick up the Quran and read it in Arabic or their own language but few people focus on the beautiful gems in the Hadeeth of our beloved Prophet Peace be upon him.

Here are some of my favourite Hadeeth to help soften your heart and inshaAllah build your Iman

  • The best amongst you is he who pays his debts in the most handsome manner. (Bukhari)


  • Adhere to righteousness even though you will not be able to do all acts of virtue. Know that the best of your deeds is Salat (prayer) and that no one maintains his ablution except a believer. (Ibn Majah)


  • The best of your leaders are those whom you love and who love you, who pray for you and you pray for them. The worst of your leaders are those whom you hate and who hate you, and you send curses on them and they send curses on you. (Muslim)


  • Avoid that which I forbid you to do and do that which I command you to do to the best of your capacity. (Bukhari & Muslim)


  • The best charity is that which is practiced by a wealthy person. And start giving first to your dependents. (Bukhari)


  • The best Jihad is the word of Justice in front of the oppressive Sultan. (Abu Dawud)


  • The Prophet (saw) was asked, “Which is the best deed?” He said, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle.” He was then asked, “Which is the next (in goodness)?” He said, “To participate in Jihad in Allah’s Cause.” He was then asked, “Which is the next?” He said, “To perform Hajj-Mabrur.” (Bukhari)


  • Abdullah bin Masud asked Allah’s Apostle (SAW), “O Allah’s Apostle (SAW)! What is the best deed?” He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” I asked, “What is next in goodness?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your parents.” I further asked, what is next in goodness?” He replied, “To participate in Jihad in Allah’s Cause.” I did not ask Allah’s Apostle (SAW) anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more. (Bukhari)


  • Somebody asked, “O Allah’s Apostle (SAW)! Who is the best among the people?” Allah’s Apostle (SAW) replied “A believer who strives his utmost in Allah’s Cause with his life and property.” They asked, “Who is next?” He replied, “A believer who stays in one of the mountain paths worshipping Allah and leaving the people secure from his mischief.” (Bukhari)


  • The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them, and then those coming after (the second generation). (Bukhari)


  • The best words are the Words of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (SAW). (Sunan Ibn Majah)


  • Ali ibn Abu Talib said, when I narrate a Hadith from the Messenger of Allah (saw) to you, then think of him as being the best, the most rightly guided and the one with the utmost Taqwa (piety, righteousness). (Ibn Majah)


  • You will (must) enjoin the good, and you will (must) forbid the evil, or Allah will make sovereign over you the worst of you, who will afflict you with the worst of punishment, then the best of you will make Du’a and it will not be answered. (Ibn Qayyim)


  • Some people asked Allah’s Messenger (saw), “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.” (Bukhari)


  • A time will come that the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take on the top of mountains and the places of rainfall (valleys) so as to flee with his religion from afflictions. (Bukhari)
  • Abu Dhar asked the Prophet (saw), “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and to fight for His Cause.” I then asked, “What is the best kind of manumission (of slaves)?” He replied, “The manumission of the most expensive slave and the most beloved by his master.” I said, “If I cannot afford to do that?” He said, “Help the weak or do good for a person who cannot work for himself.” I said, “If I cannot do that?” He said, “Refrain from harming others for this will be regarded as a charitable deed for your own good.” (Bukhari)



  • The best of you are those whose shoulders are soft in prayer. (Abu Dawud)


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