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Words of the Prophet*

(hadith of At-Tirmidhi on the authority of Abu Hurayrah)

"The cautious man travels early in the morning.
And the early morning traveller reaches his destination.

Hear well: Allah's reward is peerless.
Hear well: Allah's reward is Paradise."


Sayyidina 'Abdullah bin 'Umar Radhiyallahu 'Anhu narrates: "We, ten people came to the noble assembly of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. He turned towards us and began saying" 'there are five things, I seek Allah refuge, from you falling into them:

a) When shamelessness becomes prevalent in a community and it is practised openly (without fear). They become entangled in plague and in such diseases that never existed during the time of forefathers.

b) When a nation cheats in measures and weights, they become afflicted by drought, hardships and an oppressive ruler.

c) When a nation stops the giving of zakaat from their wealth, they become deprivedof rain. If it werw not for the animals it would never have rained.

d) When people break promises, Allah sets over them their enemies from another nation who will forcefully take away their belongings.

e) When their leaders refrain from giving verdicts according to the commands af Allah, Allah ta'aala brings murdering and killing inbetween themselves." - Ibn Maajah; Jazaa-ul Aa'maal, Page 8

Allah Most High said to the Bani Israel: "When My commands are obeyed, I am pleased. When I am pleased I garnt barakah and there is no end to My barakah. When I am disobeyed, I become angry and curse. The effects of my curse lasts for seven generations."-Ahmed

It does not mean that all the seven generations are cursed, rather it means that, the barakah the offspring receives if one is pious is not achieved. - Hayatul Muslimeen. Page 266.

2. Hoarding grain at the time of need: Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallahu 'Alayhi Wassalam has said: "The person who hoards food from the Muslims for forty days (in spite of severe shortage), and does not sell it. Allah Ta'aala will affect the gulity person will afflict the gullity person with leprosy and proverty." - Mishkaat.

3. Beg without necessity: Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wassalam has said:"One who opens the doors of begging, Allah Ta'aala opens (instead) the door of proverty."

There is no prohibition from asking at the time genuine need.

4.Disgracing and disrespecting of bread: saqyyiditana 'Aai-sha Radhiyallahu 'Anha reports that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallahu 'Alayhi Wassallam said:"Handle bread with respect."


(based on a lesson of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah)

1. -Our Knowledge- Wasted by not taking action with it.
2. -Our Actions- Wasted by commiting them with out sincerity.
3. -Our Wealth- Wasted by using on things that will not bring us ajr. We waste our money, our status, our authority, on things which have no benefit in this life or in akhirah.
4. -Our Hearts- Wasted because they are empty from the love of Allah, and the feeling of longing to go to Him, and a feeling fo peace and contentment. In it's place, our hearts are filled with something or someone else.
5. -Our Bodies- Wasted because we don't use them in ibadah and service of Allah.
6. -Our Love- Our emotional love is misdirected, not towards Allah, but towards somethin or someone else.
7. -Our Time- Wasted, not used properly, to compensate for that which has passed, by doing what is righteous to make up for past deeds.
8. -Our Intellect- Wasted on things that are not beneficial, that are detremental to society and the individual, not in contemplation or reflection.
9. -Our Service- Wasted in service of someone who will not bring us closer to Allah or benefit in dunyaa.
10. - Our Dhikir- Wasted, because it does not effect us or our hearts.