Archive for May, 2013

Surat Al-’Isra (The Night Journey) 17 – Aya 23 and Aya 24



And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.


17_24And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small.”


Surat Al-Muzzammil 73 – Aya 20 (only. not full)



Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand (to pray at night) a little less than two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so do a party of those with you, And Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night, so He has turned to you (in mercy). So, recite you of the Quran as much as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be some among you sick, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah’s Bounty; yet others fighting in Allah’s Cause. So recite as much of the Quran as may be easy (for you), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, and lend to Allah a goodly loan, and whatever good you send before you for yourselves, (i.e. Nawafil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and ‘Umrah, etc.), you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.

Narrated Al-Mughira:

The Prophet (SAW) said, “Allah has forbidden you ( 1 ) to be undutiful to your mothers (2) to withhold (what you should give) or (3) demand (what you do not deserve), and (4) to bury your daughters alive.


And Allah has disliked that (A) you talk too much about others ( B), ask too many questions (in religion), or (C) waste your property.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5975
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 6
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 6

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “While three persons were traveling, they were overtaken by rain and they took shelter in a cave in a mountain. A big rock fell from the mountain over the mouth of the cave and blocked it. They said to each other. ‘Think of such good (righteous) deeds which, you did for Allah’s sake only, and invoke Allah by giving reference to those deeds so that Allah may relieve you from your difficulty. one of them said, ‘O Allah! I had my parents who were very old and I had small children for whose sake I used to work as a shepherd. When I returned to them at night and milked (the sheep), I used to start giving the milk to my parents first before giving to my children. And one day I went far away in search of a grazing place (for my sheep), and didn’t return home till late at night and found that my parents had slept. I milked (my livestock) as usual and brought the milk vessel and stood at their heads, and I disliked to wake them up from their sleep, and I also disliked to give the milk to my children before my parents though my children were crying (from hunger) at my feet. So this state of mine and theirs continued till the day dawned. (O Allah!) If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure, then please let there be an opening through which we can see the sky.’ So Allah made for them an opening through which they could see the sky. Then the second person said, ‘O Allah! I had a she-cousin whom I loved as much as a passionate man love a woman. I tried to seduce her but she refused till I paid her one-hundred Dinars So I worked hard till I collected one hundred Dinars and went to her with that But when I sat in between her legs (to have sexual intercourse with her), she said, ‘O Allah’s slave! Be afraid of Allah ! Do not deflower me except legally (by marriage contract). So I left her O Allah! If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure then please let the rock move a little to have a (wider) opening.’ So Allah shifted that rock to make the opening wider for them. And the last (third) person said ‘O Allah ! I employed a laborer for wages equal to a Faraq (a certain measure: of rice, and when he had finished his job he demanded his wages, but when I presented his due to him, he gave it up and refused to take it. Then I kept on sowing that rice for him (several times) till managed to buy with the price of the yield, some cows and their shepherd Later on the laborer came to me an said. ‘(O Allah’s slave!) Be afraid o Allah, and do not be unjust to me an give me my due.’ I said (to him). ‘Go and take those cows and their shepherd. So he took them and went away. (So, O Allah!) If You considered that I had done that for seeking Your pleasure, then please remove the remaining part of the rock.’ And so Allah released them (from their difficulty).


Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5974
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 5
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 5

Narrated Al-Walid bin ‘Aizar:

I heard Abi `Amr ‘Ash-Shaibani saying, “The owner of this house.” he pointed to `Abdullah’s house, “said, ‘I asked the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) ‘Which deed is loved most by Allah?” He replied, ‘To offer prayers at their early (very first) stated times.’ ” `Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “To be good and dutiful to one’s parents,” `Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet said, To participate in Jihad for Allah’s Cause.” `Abdullah added, “The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) narrated to me these three things, and if I had asked more, he would have told me more.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5970
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 1
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 1

Narrated Abu Huraira:

A man came to Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam)! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Your father. “

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5971
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 2
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 2

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:

A man said to the Prophet, “Shall I participate in Jihad?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Are your parents living?” The man said, “Yes.” the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Do Jihad for their benefit.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5972
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 3
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 3

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said. “It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents.” It was asked (by the people), “O Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam)! How does a man curse his parents?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “‘The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5973
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 4
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 4

Surat Al-‘Anfāl 8 – Aya 2

Surah8 (Al-'Anfal)-Aya2

The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Quran) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone);

Surah Al Humaza