Wisdom Of the Beloved (PBUH)

Faith

He who is not trustworthy has no Faith, and he who does not keep his Covenant has no religion.

What is Faith? When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you, you are a believer. What is Sin? When a thing disturbs (the peace of) your heart, give it up.

Hypocrisy

There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.

Four characteristics constitute anyone who possesses them a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he abandons it: when he is trusted he betrays his trust, when he talks he lies, when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he abuses.

No body which has been nourished with what is unlawful will enter paradise.

Knowledge

He who goes out in search of knowledge is in God's path till he returns.

The one who would have the worst position in God's sight on the Day of Resurrection would be a learned man who did not profit from his learning.

If anyone removes (one of the) anxieties of this world from a believer, God will remove (one of the) anxieties from him on the Day of Resurrection; if one smoothes the way for one who is destitute, God will smooth the way for him in this world and the next; and if anyone conceals the faults of a Muslim, God will conceal his faults in this world and the next. God helps a man as long as he helps his brother. If anyone pursues a path in search of knowledge God will thereby make easy for him a path to paradise.

Supplication

You have two characters which God likes; gentleness and deliberation.

Nothing but supplication averts the decree, and nothing but righteousness increases life.

A man is granted supplication provided he does not ask for anything sinful or for breaking ties of relationship.

Remembrance of The Lord

He who does a good deed will have ten times the amount of blessings, and I [God] shall give more, but he who does an evil deed will have an equivalent reward of evil, or I shall grant forgiveness. If anyone draws the length of a span near Me, I shall draw the length of a cubit near him, and if anyone draws the length of a cubit near Me, I shall draw the length of a fathom near him. If anyone comes to Me walking I shall come to him at a run, and if anyone meets me with sins of the size of the earth, but has not associated anything with Me, I shall meet him a similar amount of forgiveness.

He who remembers his Lord and he who does not are like the living and dead.

Not asking for pity

If anyone guarantees me that he will not beg from people, I will guarantee him paradise.

It is better for one of you to take a rope, bring a load of firewood on his back, and sell it, God thereby preserving his self respect, than that he should beg from people whether they give him anything or refuse him.

He who begs the property of others to increase his own is asking only for live coals, so let him ask little as much.

Charity

If you spend (to help others), O son of Adam! I [God] shall spend on you.

Charity given to a poor man is just charity, but when given to a relative it serves a double purpose, being both Charity and a connecting link.

Do not consider any act of kindness insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face.

It is better for a man to give a dirham as Charity during his lifetime than to give a hundred at the time of his death.

Hoarding

If anyone keeps goods till the price rises, he is a sinner.

He who brings goods for sale is blessed with good fortune, but he who keeps them till the price rises is accursed.

The man who withholds goods is evil. If God lowers prices he is grieved, and if He raises then he is happy.

Insolvency and Respite

He who grants a respite to one who is in straightened circumstances or who remits his debt, will be saved by God from the anxieties of the Day of Resurrection.

If anyone accepts others belongings meaning to pay back, God will pay back for him, but if anyone accepts them meaning to squander them, God will on that account destroy his property.

Marriage

The whole world is to be enjoyed, but the best thing in the world is a pious woman.

Young men, those of you who can support a wife should marry, for it keeps you from looking at strange women and preserves you from immorality, but those who cannot, should devote themselves to fasting, for it is a means of suppressing sexual desire.

When a man marries, he has fulfillled half of the religion, so let him fear Go regarding the remaining half.

Young men, those of you who can support a wife should marry, for it keeps you from looking at strange women and preserves you from immorality, but those who cannot, should devote themselves to fasting, for it is a means of suppressing sexual desire.

Women

A believer must not hate his wife, and if he is displeased with one bad quality in her, then let him be pleased with one that is good in her.

When a woman observes the five time of prayers, fasts during Ramadhan, preserves her chastity, and obeys her husband, she may enter by any of the gates of paradise she wishes.

Among the believers who show most perfect faith are those who have best disposition and are kindest to their families.

According to the Prophet's wife, he said about women: "They are like pleasing roses."

Paradise lies under the feet of the mother.

Act kindly towards women, for they were created from a rib and the most crooked part of the rib is its top. If you attempt to straighten it you will break it, if you leave it alone it will remain crooked: so act kindly towards women.

O my people! You have certain rights over your wives and so have your wives over you. They are the trust of Allah in your hands, So you must treat them with kindness.

The Prophet of God said that if a person has three daughters whom he provides for and brings up, God will surely reward him with paradise.

If a daughter is born to a person and he brings her up, gives her a good education and trains her in the arts of life, I shall myself stand between him and hell-fire.

The whole world is a thing to be made use of and the best thing in the world is a virtuous wife.

'The best of you is he who is best to his wife.'

'No believer should be angry towards his wife. If some of her qualities are displeasing, there will be many other qualities worth appreciation.'

The Angel of God advised me so many times about women that I became convinced that it is not lawful for a man to divorce his wife, except when she commits adultery.

The best of the property is a remembering tongue (about Allah), and a grateful heart and a believing wife who helps him in his faith.

Divorce

The lawful thing God hates most is divorce.

God has created nothing on the face of the earth more dearer to Him than emancipation, and God has created nothing on the face of the earth more hateful to Him than divorce.

If any woman asks her husband for divorce without some strong reason, the odor of paradise will be forbidden for her.

The Angel of God advised me so many times about women that I became convinced that it is not lawful for a man to divorce his wife, except when she commits adultery.

Hospitality

He who believes in God and the Last Day should honor his guest; he who believes in God and the Last Day should not annoy his neighbors; and he who believes in God and the Last Day should say what is good or keep silent.

Eat together and not separately, for the blessings is associated with the company.

Manners of Eating and Drinking

Mention God's name, eat with your right hand and eat from what is next to you.

When any of you eats, he should eat with his right hand and when he drinks he should drink with his right hand.

The Prophet never expressed disapproval of food; if he desired it he ate it and if he disliked it he left it alone.

God's messenger used to breathe three times in the course of a drink.

The Prophet forbade that a man should drink standing.

Visiting a Sick

Feed the hungry, visit the sick and free the captive

When you visit an invalid tell him to make a supplication for you, for his supplication is like of the angels.

Salutations

There are six good qualities which one believer should display to another; he should visit him when he is ill, be present when he dies, accept his invitation when he gives one, salute him when he meets him, say 'God have mercy on you' when he sneezes and act sincerely towards him whether he is absent or present.

Those who are nearest to God are they who are first to give a salutation.

When you go into your family, sonny, give a salutation. It will be a blessing both to you and to your family.

Goodness and Cementing of Relationship

He does not belong to us who does not show mercy to our young ones and respect to our old ones, who does not recommend what is reputable and prohibit what is disreputable.

The believer is not the one who eats his fill when the neighbor beside him is hungry.

All creatures are God's children, and those dearest to God are the ones who treat His children kindly.

Touch an orphan's head and feed the poor.One who cuts ties of relationship will not enter paradise.

The Lord's good pleasure results from a father's good pleasure, and the Lord's displeasure results from the father's displeasure.

"Messenger of God, who is most deserving of friendly care from me?" He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your mother." He asked who came next, and He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your mother." He asked who came next and He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your mother." He asked who came next and He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your father."

"What rights can parents demand from their children?" He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "They are your paradise and your hell."

By Him in Whose hand my soul is, a man does not believe till he likes for his brother what he likes for himself.

Those who are merciful have mercy shown them by the Compassionate One, if you show mercy to those who are in the earth, He Who is in heaven will show mercy to you.

It is not allowable for a man to keep apart from his brother for more than three days, the one turning away and the one turning away when they meet. The better of the two is the one who is first to give a greeting.

Guarding against Slander and Abuse

A mischief maker will not enter paradise.

Adhere to truth, for truth leads to good deeds and good deeds leads him who does them to paradise. Falsehood is wickedness and wickedness leads to hell.

If anyone guarantees me what is between his jaws and what is between his legs (i.e. he should not commit fornication), I shall guarantee him paradise.

The great liar is not the one who puts things right between people, says what is good, and promotes what is good.

Woe to him who tells things, speaking falsely, to make people laugh thereby! Woe to him! Woe to him!

None of my companions must tell me anything about anyone, for I like to come out to you with no ill-feelings.

Coarse talk does not come into anything without disgracing it, and modesty does not come into anything without adorning it.

If you guarantee me six things on your part, I shall guarantee you paradise: speak the truth when you talk, keep a promise when you make it, when you are trusted with something fulfill your trust, avoid sexual immorality, lower your eyes and restrain your hand from injustice.

Humility and Good Character

God has revealed to me that you must be humble, so that no one boasts over another, or oppresses another.

Avoid envy, for envy devours good deeds just as fire devours fuel.

Accursed is he who harms a believer, or acts deceitfully towards him.

To harbor good thoughts (about a brother) is a part of well-conducted worship.


He who is deprived of gentleness is deprived of good.

Righteousness is good character, and sin is that which revolves in your heart and which you do not want people to know.

I have been sent to perfect good character.

Among the best of you [are they] who have the best character.

Modesty is part of faith and faith is in paradise, but obscenity is part of hardness of heart and hardness of heart is in hell.

The believers whose faith is most perfect are those who have the best character.

When one of you looks at someone who is superior to him in property and appearance, he should look at someone who is inferior to him.

Tenderness and Mercy towards People

God will not show mercy to him who does not show mercy to others.

"If anyone cares for two girls till they grow up, he and I will come on the Day of Resurrection thus," and he joined fingers.

"Believers are to one another like a building whose parts support one other." He then interlaced his fingers.

You have two characters which God likes; gentleness and deliberation.

Hope and Avidity

The son of Adam becomes decrepit, but two things remain young in him: avidity for property and avidity for life.

thing which affects its corruption is niggardliness and (useless) hope.

God loves the pious rich man who is inconspicuous.

Hypocrisy and Ostentation

God does not look at your forms and possessions, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds.

When a man prays publicly in a good manner and prays secretly in a good manner, God most high says, "This is My servant indeed."

Anger and Pride

The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.

He is a bad man who is proud and puts on airs and forgets the Most Great and Sublime One.

He who has in his heart as much faith as a grain of mustard seed will not enter hell, and he who has in his heart as much pride as a grain of mustard seed will not enter paradise.

When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down.

Trust in God and Endurance

The strong believer is better and dearer to God than the weaker believer. In all that is good be eager for what benefits you, seek help in God, and be not too weak to do so.

Young man, if you are mindful about God He will be mindful of you, and if you are mindful of God you will find Him before you. When you ask for anything ask it from God, and if you seek help seek in God. Know that if the people were to unite to do you some benefit they could benefit you only with what God had recorded for you and that if they were to unite to do you some injury they could injure you only with what God had recorded for you. The pens are withdrawn and the pages are dry.

Oppression

Do not be a people without a will of your own saying: If others treat well you will also treat well and if they do wrong we will do wrong; but accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and do not do wrong if they do evil.

God grants a respite to the oppressor, but when He finally seizes him, He will not let him escape.

Beware of the plea of the oppressed, for he asks God most high only for his due, and God does not keep one who has a right from receiving what is due.

Oppression will produce excessive darkness on the Day of Resurrection.

Ethics

The best of you are those who have the best morals.

The most perfect of the believers in faith is the best of them in moral excellence, and the best of you are the kindest of you to their wives.

Almsgiving

'The most meritorious form of Almsgiving is the effort to help a poor man, made in secret, by one who is himself of little means.'

Seven will God shade on the day when there will be no shade but the shade of His Throne: one of them is a man who offers Alms without his left hand knowing what his right hand has given.

Blessed is the servant who spends out of the wealth he has earned without sin.

 

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