Prophet's Tradition

The Prophet’s Tradition

We have sent You as a Mercy for all creatures
God has given the Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings be upon him) enormous Praise and given us guidance, when He said:-

“And indeed, after the reminding,
We wrote in all the books of wisdom:
“My righteous servants shall inherit the earth.”
Truly in this is a Message
for people who would worship God.
We have sent you (the Prophet) as a mercy for all creatures.
Say: “What has come to me by inspiration
is that your God is One God:
will you then surrender yourselves to Him?”
(Quran 21:105-108)

We sent among you a Messenger from you

“A Messenger has come from among yourselves.”
(Quran 9:128)

“Allah was kind to the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from among themselves.”
(Quran 3:164)

“He is the One who sent a Messenger from you among the unlettered people.”
(Quran 62:2)

“As We sent among you a Messenger from you.”
(Quran 2:151)

You have a Beautiful Standard

“Truly, in the Messenger of God
you have a beautiful standard
for anyone whose hope is in God and the Last Day
and who remembers God unceasingly.”
(Quran 33:21)

The Tradition of the Prophet, known as ‘Hadith’, are the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). They include his sermons, comments, discussions, habits, actions and even his approval or disapproval of the events that occurred around him. These were preserved word by word, by the Companions of the Prophet, as follows:-

“Whoever obeys the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) obeys God.”
(Quran 4:80)

Those who follow the Messenger:-
Those who follow the Messenger – the unlettered Prophet, they find described in the Torah and the Gospel – commanding them to do right and forbidding wrong, making good things lawful to them and bad things unlawful, relieving them from their heavy loads and the chains which are around them. Those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the light that has been sent down with him, they are the successful. (Quran 7:157)

The Last Third of the Night:-
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), the Messenger of God, said:-
“Our Lord descends every night to the nearest Heaven, during the last third of the night. He then calls His servants, saying, ‘Is there anyone who calls upon Me and I respond to his call, who asks of Me and I grant him, who asks for forgiveness of Me and I forgive him.”

A Treasure:-
To his Companion, Abu Musa al-Ashari, “Shall I tell you a word from the treasures of the Garden
“Yes”, said Abu Musa.
The Prophet replied, “There is no strength nor might except with God.”

About anger:-
“God says that if a believer avoids anger, He will withhold punishment for that believer on the Day of Judgement.”

When we die . . .
The Prophet (peace & blessings upon him) said that three things accompany a person when they die.
Two of them leave that person – their family members and their belongings,
and only one thing remains
– their deeds.

On the Day of Judgement
The Prophet (peace & blessings upon him) named four things that everyone will answer for, before God, on the Day of Judgement, as follows:-
1. His life – how he spent it.
2. His knowledge – how he acted upon it.
3. His wealth – how he acquired it, and how he spent it.
4. His body – how he used it.

The Charitable Hand
The Prophet (peace & blessings upon him) said, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand; the upper hand is the charitable hand, whilst the lower hand is the begging hand.”

Seven Types of People
The Prophet (peace & blessings upon him) said that seven types of people would receive Allah’s Mercy on the Day of Judgement. These people are:-
1. A just ruler.
2. A young person who constantly worshipped Allah.
3. One whose heart was attached to the mosque.
4. Two people who loved each other for Allah’s sake, came together for His sake and parted remembering Him.
5. A man who was invited by a beautiful and charming woman but who declined her offer, saying, “I fear Allah.”
6. One who gave charity so secretly that his left hand did not know what his right hand gave.
7. One who inwardly remembered Allah, his eyes brimming with tears (out of fear of Allah).

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Charity is the duty of every Muslim.”
When he was asked about a person who had nothing to offer, he replied,” He should work with his hands to his own benefit and then give alms. If he is not able to work, he should do the following:-
He should help needy, helpless people;
If he cannot do even that, he should encourage others to be virtuous;
If he cannot do that either, he should at least refrain from evil, which is also charity.”

The Last Messenger
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) compared himself to the brick missing from a building which was otherwise complete. By filling that empty place, the building becomes complete. That means, that he completed the messages of the Prophets that came before him and that no new messenger will come after the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

The Heart
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If the heart is sound, the whole body is sound, but if it becomes corrupt, the whole body becomes corrupt.”

It’s not a medicine
When a man asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) about drinking alcohol, the Prophet prohibited it.
When the man insisted that he prepared it as a medicine, the Prophet replied, “It is not a medicine, it is a disease.”