Hadiths Randomly

Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)

Hadiths are the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS).

This page presents some of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) in random order just to give you a glimpse of his teachings and manners. Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) was a beautiful person, and as Islamic faith strictly avoids drawings of any images because images often lead to idol worshipping, Muslims eagerly read about how Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) was like and how his features were from the descriptions given by his companions. Aside from his physical description, from Hamza Yusuf's lecture, it is described about Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) that, he always looked at people and smiled. He did not speak slowly and he did not speak fast, but he spoke in a moderate tone. When he spoke, people felt as if he spoke the perfect number of words. His words were beautiful like a string of pearls.

The beautiful physical description of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) and the description of his (SAWS) beautiful characteristics are found easily in the internet and in books, which are described by the Muslims. The distorted descriptions are by those that do not know him. Any attack on Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)'s image is hurtful for the Muslims and it is heartfelt by the Muslims. It is said in Islam, you have not perfected your religion unless you love Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). So, the Muslims love him very dearly. Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)'s image was under attack while he was still alive, but Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) taught his young companions, who were enraged about it, to be patient. According to Islamic faith, based on the following verses from the Holy Quran, those that hate Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) will be cut off from all good and they will remain childless. Scholars explain, even if they have children, they will be disconnected from them. So, any compassion towards the Muslim's feelings about Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) is highly appreciated.

Form the Holy Quran, chapter 108, Al Kausar, or The Abundance:

The Abundance

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

[108:1] WE HAVE given you* abundance. So pray to your Lord and sacrifice to Him.

[108:3] He that hates you shall remain childless.

*Prophet Muhammad (SAWS).

Translation by: Dawood, N.J.. The Koran (Penguin Classics) (p. 422). Penguin Books Ltd. Kindle Edition.

The main teaching of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) was Monotheism, to believe in the absolute Oneness of God. According to Islamic belief, idol worshipping, or associating any partners with God Almighty, is one sin that will not be pardoned by God Almighty. So, any act, such as drawing images, that might lead to idol worshipping is considered too risky and therefore, it is strictly avoided. To know more about how Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) looked like, please find a link below of a lecture by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, one of today's prominent American scholars, describing Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)'s features.

Muslims are very careful when presenting Hadiths so that even a tiny bit of the Hadiths do not get changed. Hadiths presented in this page were simply copied from various pages to avoid any changes. Therefore, the English version of the translations sometimes appear a bit different from one Hadith to the next, but the amazing meanings of these Hadiths give us a glimpse of who Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) was and his amazing character, they give us, sort of, a feeling of ease.

I hope you will enjoy reading and I hope to add more Hadiths as I come across them, Insha’Allah – God willing:

"In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful."

Hadith: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (pbuh - Peace Be Up on Him) as saying: There was an argument between Adam & Moses. Moses said: Are you that Adam whose lapse caused you to get out of Paradise? Adam said to him: Are you that Moses whom Allah selected for His Messenger-ship, for His conversation & you blame me for an affair which had been ordained for me before I was created? This is how Adam came the better of Moses. [Muslim 6412]

Explanation: Basically, Adam (AS)’s sins were written in the Torah, and the Torah was written 40 years before Adam (AS) was created. When Moses (AS) was blaming Adam (AS) for getting the mankind out of paradise, Adam (AS) explained to Moses (AS), to whom the Torah was revealed, that how could he have avoided this sin when Allah Almighty (or God Almighty) had written about it before even creating Adam (AS). It was something that was unavoidable and pre-ordained and because it was already written by God, God’s words were bound to manifest.

Accepting Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) as God’s last and final messenger and as the seal of all Prophets is a crucial part of Islamic Monotheism, it is a part of their creed. The wisdom behind it is that because his message, The Holy Quran, was preserved uncorrupted and unchanged, there was no need for any more Messengers. As Muslims believe that the Torah and the Bible were also indeed form Allah Almighty, and yet as these Books were changed over time, Muslims take the Holy Quran as the direct and the unchanged words of our Lord, Allah, The Magnificent, The Almighty. In Holy Quran, God, whom Muslims call by His first name, Allah, declared that He Himself would look to its preservation, Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) needed not to worry about the safe keeping of the words of the Holy Quran, and God’s words manifested. Muslims understand the Hadiths as God’s indirect words spoken through Prophet Muhammad (SAWS).

Hadith: Abu Bakr As-Siddiq said to the Prophet (pbuh) “O Allah’s Apostle! Teach me an invocation with which I may invoke Allah in my prayers.” The Prophet said, “Say: O Allah! I have wronged my soul very much (oppressed myself), and none forgives the sins but You so please bestow Your Forgiveness upon me. No doubt, You are the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Bukhari Vol 9, No. 485]

Hadith: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: A strong believer is better and is more lovable to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone, (but) cherish that which gives you benefit (in the Hereafter) and seek help from Allah and do not lose heart, and if anything (in the form of trouble) comes to you, don't say: If I had not done that, it would not have happened so and so, but say: Allah did that what He had ordained to do and your "if" opens the (gate) for the Satan. [Sahih Muslim].

Hadith: Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet.” [Sahih Bukhari]

Hadith: Allah's Apostle, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained."

Hadith: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily Allah likes three things for you and He disapproves three things for you. He is pleased with you that you worship Him and associate not anything with Him, that you hold fast the rope of Allah, and be not scattered and He disapproves for you irrelevant talk, persistent questioning and the wasting of wealth. [Muslim Book 18 No. 4255]

Hadith: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) as saying: In Paradise, there is a tree under the shadow of which a rider can travel for a hundred years. [Muslim Book, Number 6784]

Hadith: Prophet (PBUH) said: “The prayer of Dhu’l-Noon (Yoonus alaihissalaam) which he said when he was in the belly of the whale: ‘Laa ilaaha illa anta, subhaanaka, inni kuntu min al-zaalimeen (“none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allaah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers.” [Chapter Al-Anbiya’ 21:87]).’ No Muslim recites this du’aa’ concerning any matter but Allaah will answer him.” [Tirmidhi Sahih al-Jami’, 3383]

Hadith: “None of you is a believer until he loves for his brother (his fellow Muslims) what he loves for himself.” [Sahih Muslim]

Hadith: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily. Allah would say on the Day of Resurrection: Where are those who have mutual love for My Glory's sake? (those who love each other for the sake of Allah) Today I shall shelter them in My shadow when there is no other shadow but the shadow of Mine. [Muslim Book 032, Number 6225]

Hadith: Reported by Ibn Mas'ud (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "I met Ibrahim (AS) on the Night of Ascension, and he said to me: O Muhammad, convey my greetings to your Ummah, and tell them that Jannah has a vast plain of pure soil and sweet water. It is a plain leveled land. The plants grow there by uttering 'Subhan-Allah, Al-hamdu lillah, La ilaha illallah and Allahu Akbar (Allah is free from imperfection praise be to Allah there is no true god except Allah and Allah is the Greatest)." [Tirmidhi]

Hadith: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "If the people knew the Reward for the Zuhr prayer in its early time, they would race for it. If they knew the reward for the 'Isha' and the Fajr prayers in congregation, they would join them even if they had to crawl. If they knew the reward for the first row, they would draw lots for it." [Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11, Hadith 688]

Hadith: Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There is no Muslim who is afflicted by a calamity & when he remembers it, even if it was in the dim & distant past, he says Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon (verily to Allah we belong & unto Him is our return), but Allah will give him a reward like that of the day when it befell him.” [Ahmad & Ibn Majaah, (8/221)]

Hadith: Reported Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.' [Bukhari]

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Acknowledgement: Many of the Hadiths were collected over a long period of time from Hadith of the Day’s site. http://www.hadithoftheday.com/hadith/ The other hadiths were copied from various sites. “The Physical Description of Rasool Allah (PBUH)” - Beautiful Appearance of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LS4BWOMpc4 Description of Prophet Muhammad PBUH #whoismuhammad by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB7CF6uIJW4