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  1. 1. The Islamic Bouquet 2010 | Hijri 1431 In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful The Islamic Bouquet Al-Salamu 'Alaykum Hadith Qudsi 1: Peace be upon you all On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah All praise be to Allah, and peace upon His be pleased with him), who said that the Prophet Muhammad. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: When Allah decreed the Creation He pledged We are presenting here selections of Hadith Himself by writing in His book which is laid Qudsi*, taken from down with Him: My mercy prevails over my [http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/eng wrath. agement/resources/texts/muslim/hadith/hadit It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, hqudsi.html] as is. The selections here may not an-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah). be comprehensive by itself. However, these selections are presented so as to get well Hadith Qudsi 8: prepared to welcome the much-loved month, On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah Ramadhan, wherein rewards are multiplied be pleased with him) from the Prophet several times for a good deed. (PBUH), who said: Some hadith may be directly relevant to the A prayer performed by someone who has not said month, some may not, notwithstanding, recited the Essence of the Quran (1) during it collectively all the ahadith (singular: hadith) is deficient (and he repeated the word three are interlinked to each other and applicable in times), incomplete. Someone said to Abu our walks of daily life. This should prompt the Hurayrah: [Even though] we are behind the readers to read the complete 'Forty Hadith imam? (2) He said: Recite it to yourself, for I Qudsi' to know more. have heard the Prophet (may the blessings May Allah accept our good works and make it and peace of Allah be up on him) say: Allah beneficial to all, and forgive us of our (mighty and sublime be He), had said: I have shortcomings. divided prayer between Myself and My servant into two halves, and My servant shall have *Hadith Qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet what he has asked for. When the servant says: Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Al-hamdu lillahi rabbi l-alamin (3), Allah him) as revealed to him by the Almighty Allah. (mighty and sublime be He) says: My servant Hadith Qudsi (or Sacred Hadith) are so named has praised Me. And when he says: Ar-rahmani because, unlike the majority of Hadith which are r-rahim (4), Allah (mighty and sublime be He) Prophetic Hadith, their authority (Sanad) is traced back not to the Prophet but to the Almighty. [Ref.: says: My servant has extolled Me, and when he http://www.iiu.edu.my/deed/hadith/other/hadithq says: Maliki yawmi d-din (5), Allah says: My udsi.html] servant has glorified Me - and on one occasion He said: My servant has submitted to My power. And when he says: Iyyaka na budu wa iyyaka nasta in (6), He says: This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall have what he has asked for. And when he says: And speak good to people.—Qur'an Volume 1 | Issue 2 1
  2. 2. The Islamic Bouquet 2010 | Hijri 1431 Ihdina s-sirata l- mustaqim, siratal ladhina an Hadith Qudsi 12: amta alayhim ghayril-maghdubi alayhim wa la On the authority of Abu Mas'ud al-Ansari (may d-dallin (7), He says: This is for My servant, Allah be pleased with him), who said that the and My servant shall have what he has asked Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and for. peace of Allah be upon him) said: (1) Surat al-Fatihah, the first surah (chapter) A man from among those who were before you of the Qur'an. was called to account. Nothing in the way of (2) i.e. standing behind the imam (leader) good was found for him except that he used listening to him reciting al-Fatihah. to have dealings with people and, being well- (3) "Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds." to-do, he would order his servants to let off (4) "The Merciful, the Compassionate". the man in straitened circumstances [from (5) "Master of the Day of Judgement". repaying his debt]. He (the Prophet p.b.u.h) (6) "It is You we worship and it is You we ask said that Allah said: We are worthier than you for help". of that (of being so generous). Let him off. (7) "Guide us to the straight path, the path of It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari those upon whom You have bestowed favors, and an-Nasa'i). not of those against whom You are angry, nor of those who are astray". Hadith Qudsi 15: It was related by Muslim (also by Malik, at- On the authority of Abu Harayrah (may Allah Tirmidhi, Abu-Dawud, an-Nasa'i and Ibn be pleased with him), who said that the Majah). Prophet (PBUH) said: Allah the Almighty said: I am as My servant thinks I am (1). I am with Hadith Qudsi 10: him when he makes mention of Me. If he On the authority of Abu Harayrah (may Allah makes mention of Me to himself, I make be pleased with him) from the Prophet mention of him to Myself; and if he makes (PBUH), who said: Allah (mighty and sublime mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention be He) says: of him in an assemble better than it. And if he Fasting is Mine and it is I who give reward for draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near it. [A man] gives up his sexual passion, his to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to food and his drink for my sake. Fasting is like Me walking, I go to him at speed. a shield, and he who fasts has two joys: a joy (1) Another possible rendering of the Arabic when he breaks his fast and a joy when he is: "I am as My servant expects Me to be". The meets his Lord. The change in the breath of meaning is that forgiveness and acceptance of the mouth of him who fasts is better in Allah's repentance by the Almighty is subject to His estimation than the smell of musk. servant truly believing that He is forgiving and It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim, merciful. However, not to accompany such Malik, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah). belief with right action would be to mock the Almighty. Hadith Qudsi 11: It was related by al-Buhkari (also by Muslim, On the authority of Abu Harayrah (may Allah at-Tirmidhi and Ibn-Majah). be pleased with him) from the Prophet (PBUH), who said: Allah (mighty and sublime Hadith Qudsi 16: be He) said: On the authority of son of Abbas (may Allah be Spend (on charity), O son of Adam, and I shall pleased with them both), from the Messenger spend on you. of Allah (PBUH), among the sayings he related It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim). from his Lord (glorified and exalted be He) is Fear Allah wherever you may be.—Hadith Volume 1 | Issue 2 2
  3. 3. The Islamic Bouquet 2010 | Hijri 1431 that He said: My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were Allah has written down the good deeds and the first of you and the last of you, the human the bad ones. Then He explained it [by saying of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one that] he who has intended a good deed and place and make a request of Me, and were I to has not done it, Allah writes it down with give everyone what he requested, that would Himself as a full good deed, but if he has not decrease what I have, any more that a intended it and has done it, Allah writes it needle decreases the sea if put into it. O My down with Himself as from ten good deeds to servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up seven hundred times, or many times over. But for you and then recompense you for, so let him if he has intended a bad deed and has not finds good praise Allah and let him who finds done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a other that blame no one but himself. full good deed, but if he has intended it and It was related by Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad Ibn Majah). deed. It was related by al-Bukhari and Muslim. Hadith Qudsi 18: On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be Hadith Qudsi 17: pleased with him), who said that the Messenger On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (may of Allah (PBUH) said: Allah (mighty and sublime Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet be He) will say on the Day of Resurrection: (PBUH) is that among the sayings he relates O son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not. from his Lord (may He be glorified) is that He He will say: O Lord, and how should I visit You said: when You are the Lord of the worlds? He will O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for say: Did you not know that My servant So-and-so Myself and have made it forbidden amongst had fallen ill and you visited him not? Did you you, so do not oppress one another. O My not know that had you visited him you would servants, all of you are astray except for have found Me with him? O son of Adam, I asked those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me you for food and you fed Me not. He will say: O and I shall guide you, O My servants, all of you Lord, and how should I feed You when You are are hungry except for those I have fed, so the Lord of the worlds? He will say: Did you not seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My know that My servant So-and-so asked you for servants, all of you are naked except for those food and you fed him not? Did you not know that I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I had you fed him you would surely have found shall clothe you. O My servants, you sin by that (the reward for doing so) with Me? O son of night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek Adam, I asked you to give Me to drink and you forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you. O My gave Me not to drink. He will say: O Lord, how servants, you will not attain harming Me so as should I give You to drink whin You are the Lord to harm Me, and will not attain benefitting Me of the worlds? He will say: My servant So-and-so so as to benefit Me. O My servants, were the asked you to give him to drink and you gave him first of you and the last of you, the human of not to drink. Had you given him to drink you you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the would have surely found that with Me. most pious heart of any one man of you, that It was related by Muslim. would not increase My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last Hadith Qudsi 20: of you, the human of you and the jinn of you On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of pleased with him), who said that the Messenger any one man of you, that would not decrease of Allah (PBUH) said: Most of the sins committed by the son of Adam are sins of the tongue.—Hadith Volume 1 | Issue 2 3
  4. 4. The Islamic Bouquet 2010 | Hijri 1431 The gates of Paradise will be opened on Hadith Qudsi 28: Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant On the authority of Jundub ibn Abdullah (may [of Allah] who associates nothing with Allah Allah be pleased with him), who said that the will be forgiven, except for the man who has Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: a grudge against his brother. [About them] it There was amongst those before you a man will be said: Delay these two until they are who had a wound. He was in [such] anguish reconciled; delay these two until they are that he took a knife and made with it a cut in reconciled. his hand, and the blood did not cease to flow It was related by Muslim (also by Malik and until he died. Allah the Almighty said: My Abu Dawud). servant has himself forestalled Me; I have forbidden him Paradise. Hadith Qudsi 23: It was related by al-Bukhari. On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Hadith Qudsi 29: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: Allah will say On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah on the Day of Resurrection: be pleased with him), who said that the Where are those who love one another Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: Allah (mighty through My glory? Today I shall give them and sublime be He) says: shade in My shade, it being a day when there My faithful servant's reward from Me, if I have is no shade but My shade. taken to Me his best friend from amongst the It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Malik). inhabitants of the world and he has then borne it patiently for My sake, shall be Hadith Qudsi 24: nothing less than Paradise. On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah It was related by al-Bukhari. be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: Hadith Qudsi 31: If Allah has loved a servant [of His] He calls On the authority of Jundub (may Allah be Gabriel (on whom be peace) and says: I love pleased with him), who said that the So-and-so, therefore love him. He (the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) related: Prophet pbuh) said: So Gabriel loves him. A man said: By Allah, Allah will not forgive So- Then he (Gabriel) calls out in heaven, saying: and-so. At this Allah the Almighty said: Who is Allah loves So-and-so, therefore love him. And he who swears by Me that I will not forgive the inhabitants of heaven love him. He (the So-and-so? Verily I have forgiven So-and-so Prophet pbuh) said: Then acceptance is and have nullified your [own good] deeds (1) established for him on earth. And if Allah has (or as he said [it]). abhorred a servant [of His], He calls Gabriel (1) A similar Hadith, which is given by Abu and says: I abhor So-and-so, therefore abhor Dawud, indicates that the person referred to him. So Gabriel abhors him. Then Gabriel calls was a goldly man whose previous good deeds out to the inhabitants of heaven: Allah abhors were brought to nought through presuming to So-and-so, therefore abhor him. He (the declare that Allah would not forgive Prophet pbuh) said: So they abhor him, and someone's bad deeds. abhorrence is established for him on earth. It was related by Muslim. It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, Malik, and at-Tirmidhi). Hadith Qudsi 33: On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet There is no goodness in the one who is not friendly or likeable.—Hadith Volume 1 | Issue 2 4
  5. 5. The Islamic Bouquet 2010 | Hijri 1431 (PBUH), from among the things he reports said: By Your glory, I fear that no one will enter from his Lord (mighty and sublime be He), is it. He said: Go to Hell-fire and look at it and that he said: what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants, A servant [of Allah's] committed a sin and and he fount that it was in layers, one above said: O Allah, forgive me my sin. And He the other. Then he returned to Him and said: By (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant Your glory, no one who hears of it will enter it. has committed a sin and has known that he So He ordered that it be encompassed by lusts. has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for Then He said: Return to it. And he returned to it them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, and said: By Your glory, I am frightened that no forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and one will escape from entering it. exalted be He) said: My servant has (1) The Arabic word used here is "makarih", the committed a sin and has known that he has a literal meaning of which is "things that are Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. disliked". In this context it refers to forms of Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive religious discipline that man usually finds me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be onerous. He) said: My servant has committed a sin and It was related by Tirmidhi, who said that it was has known that he has a Lord who forgives a good and sound Hadith (also by Abu Dawud sins and punishes for sins. Do what you wish, and an-Nasa'i). for I have forgiven you. It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari). Hadith Qudsi 40: On the authority of Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (may Hadith Qudsi 38: Allah be pleased with him), who said that the On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: be pleased with him), who said that the Allah will say to the inhabitant of Paradise: O Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: inhabitants of Paradise! They will say: O our When Allah created Paradise and Hell-fire, He Lord, we present ourselves and are at Your sent Gabriel to Paradise, saying: Look at it pleasure, and goodness rests in Your hands. and at what I have prepared therein for its Then He will say: Are you contented? And they inhabitants. The Prophet (pbuh) said: So he will say: And how should we not be contented, O came to it and looked at it and at what Allah Lord, when You have given to us that which You had prepared therein for its inhabitants. The have given to no one else of Your creation? Then Prophet (pbuh) said: So he returned to Him He will say: Would you not like Me to give you and said: By your glory, no one hears of it something better than that? And they will say: O without entering it. So He ordered that it be Lord and what thing is better than that? And He encompassed by forms of hardship, and He will say: I shall cause My favour to descend upon said: Return to it and look at what I have you and thereafter shall never be displeased prepared therein for its inhabitants. The with you. Prophet (pbuh) said: So he returned to it and It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim and found that it was encompassed by forms of at-Tirmidhi). TIB hardship (1). Then he returned to Him and Feed the poor and pat the head of the orphan (i.e., show compassion).—Hadith Volume 1 | Issue 2 5

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