Selections from ‘Sahih al-Jami”

A nice collection of authentic statements of Allah’s Messenger:

8: “I eat as a slave eats, and I sit as a slave sits, for verily, I am a slave.”

23: “Allah hates to allow the one who has killed a believer to repent.”

44: “The people of Yemen have come to you, and they have the weakest (softest) hearts, and the softest mouths, and comprehension (fiqh) is from Yemen, and wisdom is from Yemen.”

80: “Would you like for your heart to become soft and for you to find what you are looking for? Be compassionate to the orphan and pat his head, and feed him from what you eat. Then your heart will become soft, and you will find what you are looking for.”

92: “Do you wish to put the people to trial, Mu’adh? If you lead the people in prayer, then read Surat ash-Shams, and al-A’la, and al-Layl, and al-‘Alaq.”

100: “Beware of that which is forbidden and you will be the best worshipper among the people, and be pleased with your share of what Allah has given and you will be the most self-sufficient of the people, and be good to your neighbor and you will be a believer, and love for the people what you love for yourself and you will be a Muslim, and do not laugh too much for too much laughing kills the heart.”

245: “Supplicate to Allah while you are certain that He will answer you, and know that Allah does not answer supplication from a heart that is heedless of Him.”

275: “If Allah loves a people, then He tests them.”

287: “If anyone of you improves his practice of Islam, then for every good action that he performs, he will have anywhere from 10 to 700 like them written for him, and whoever performs a bad deed will only have that deed written for him until he meets Allah.”

308: “If Allah wants good for one of His worshippers, then He makes his punishment in this world, and if He wants bad for one of His worshippers then He holds off from him with his sins until he meets Him with them on the Day of Judgement (i.e., he is punished for them in the Hereafter).”

310: “If Allah wants to create something, nothing can prevent Him from doing so.”

317: “If you do something bad, then do something good.”

446: “If one of you performs ablution in preparation for the prayer, then he should not clasp his fingers together.”

514: “If one of you enters the mosque, then he should send blessings upon the Prophet and say: ‘O Allah, open for me the doors to your Mercy’ [Allahumaftahli abwaba Rahmatak], and when he leaves he should send blessings upon the Prophet and say: ‘O Allah, protect me from the Devil’ [Allahuma'simni min ash-Shaytan].”

524: “When the people of Paradise enter Paradise, Allah will say to them: ‘Do you desire anything more so that I can increase you in it?’ And they will say: ‘Our Lord, what is above what You have already given us?’ So He will say: ‘My Pleasure.'”

527: “If you enter a mosque, then pray with the people even if you have already prayed.”

555: “If one of you sees someone who is in the midst of being tested (by Allah) then says: ‘All praise is for Allah who has saved me from what you are being tested with, and has favored me greatly over you and over many of his worshippers’ [Alhamdillah alladhi 'afani mimma abtalaka bihi, wa faddalni 'alayk wa 'ala kathirin min 'ibadihi tafdila], then you have thanked for that blessing.”

583: “If one of you visits his brother at his residence, then he should not get up to leave without his permission.”

585: “If you beautify your masajid, and decorate your masahif (copies of the Qur’an), then destruction is upon you.”

628: “If you drink milk then rinse your mouths from it, for it contains fat.”

679: “If riba (interest/usury) and zina (fornication/adultery) appear in an area, then the people of that area have invited upon themselves the punishment of Allah.”

713: “If a worshipper of Allah says: ‘There is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest’ [La ilaha illallah wallahu Akbar], Allah says: ‘My worshipper has spoken the truth; there is none worthy of worship but I and I am the Greatest.’

If he says: ‘There is none worthy of worship but Allah alone’ [La ilaha illallahu wahdah], Allah says: ‘My worshipper has spoken the truth; there is none worthy of worship but I alone.’

If he says: ‘There is none worthy of worship but Allah without any partners’ [La ilaha illallahu la sharika lah], Allah says: ‘My worshipper has spoken the truth; there is none worthy of worship but I and I have no partners.’

If he says: ‘There is none worthy of worship but Allah, for Him is the Kingdom and for Him is all Praise’ [La ilaha illallah lahul-Mulk wa lahul-Hamd], Allah says: My worshipper has spoken the truth; there is none worthy of worship but I and for Me is the Kingdom and for Me is all Praise.’

If he says: ‘There is none worthy of worship but Allah and there is no might nor power except with Allah’ [La ilaha illallah wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah] Allah says: My worshipper has spoken the truth; there is none worthy of worship but I and there is no might nor power except with Me.’

Whoever is provided this at the time of his death, the Fire will not touch him.”

735: “If Allah decides that a worshipper of His will die in a certain land, then He makes a reason for him to travel there.”

779: “On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will send to every believer an angel and a disbeliever with him, so the angel will say to the believer: ‘O believer, take this disbeliever, for he is your ransom from the Fire (i.e., he will take your place in Hell).'”

828: “If the sword is introduced among my Ummah, it will not be raised from it until the Day of Ressurection.”

851: “Announce among the people that whoever bears witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah without any partners, with sincerity, enters Paradise.”

854: “Allow me to tell about an angel from the angels of Allah the Exalted who carry the Throne: between his ears and his neck is a distance of 700 years of travel.”

862: “Go to your companion and inform him that tonight, my Lord has killed his lord (meaning Kisra).”

868: “The most compassionate among my Ummah is Abu Bakr, and the strictest in following the Din of Allah is ‘Umar, and the most truthfully shy is ‘Uthman, and the wisest judge is ‘Ali, and the best in fulfilling obligations is Zayd ibn Thabit, and the best reciter is ‘Ubayy, and the most knowledgable of the allowed and the forbidden is Mu’adh ibn Jabal, and verily for every people there is a trustworthy one, and the trustworthy one of this Ummah is Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah.”

899: “The ground in Paradise is made of white sand.”

1003: “The most beloved to me from my Ummah will come after me: one of them would wish that he could give his family and wealth for a glimpse at me.”

1096: “The best actions are to cheer up your believing brother, to relieve him of a debt, or to feed him.”

1119: “The best prayer with Allah is the morning prayer on Friday in congregation.”

1129: “The believer who is best in submission is he who protects the Muslims from his tongue and hand, and the believer who is best in faith is the one who has the best character and manners, and the best emigrant is he who abandons what Allah the Exalted has forbidden, and the best striving is he who strives against himself for Allah, the Mighty and Majestic.”

1139: “Carrying out a punishment from the punishments prescribed by Allah is better than 40 nights’ rain in the lands of Allah.”

1146: “The Hour has neared and people are only increasing in their pursuit of the life of this world, and they are only increasing in their distance from Allah.”

1199: “The people who eat their fill the most in this world will be hungriest in the Hereafter.”

1233: “The milk of the cattle contains healing, its fat is a medicine, and its meat (causes) sickness.”

1254: “Allah and His Messenger are the helpers of those who have no helpers, and the uncle is the inheritor of he who has no inheritor.”

1275: “O Allah! I ask You for guidance, piety, safety and well-being, and contentment and sufficiency.” [Allahumma inni as'alukal-huda wat-tuqa wal-`afafa wal-ghina].

1375: “I was ordered to use the siwak (toothbrush) so much that I feared my teeth would fall out.”

1396: “This Ummah of mine is an Ummah that has been relieved of much. It has no punishment in the Hereafter; rather, its punishment in this world is in the form of trials and tribulations and earthquakes and killing and disasters.”

1425: “If you are killed in the path of Allah, while you are patient and waiting, going forth and not turning your back, then Allah will remove all of your sins from you except for the debt. That is what Jibril told me now.”

1441: “If you visit some people and they fulfill their obligations to you as a guest, then accept what they give you, and if they fail to do so then take the right of the guest that they should have given you.”

1464: “I am an announcer of a house in the midst of Paradise for the one who leaves an arguement even if he is right, and a house in the middle of Paradise for the one who leaves lying even if in a joking manner, and a house in the highest part of Paradise for the one who improves his manners.”

1497: “The scriptures of Ibrahim were revealed on the first night of Ramadan, and the Torah was revealed on the 6th of Ramadan, and the Gospel was revealed on the 13th of Ramadan, and the Zabur was revealed on the 18th of Ramadan, and the Qur’an was revealed on the 24th of Ramadan.”

1516: “Verily, Adam was created from three types of dirt: black, white and red.”

1601: “Verily, saying: ‘Praise be to Allah [Alhamdulillah], and Glory be to Allah [Subhan-Allah], and ‘There is none worthy of worship except Allah’ [La Ilaha Illallah], and ‘Allah is the Greatest’ [Allahu Akbar] causes the sins to fall off of the slave just as the leaves fall off of this tree.”

1602: “Verily, the Maidens of Paradise will sing, saying: ‘We are the excellent Hur; we came for noble husbands.'”

1603: “Verily, shyness and faith are two close companions, so if one of them is taken away the other goes with it.”

1609: “Verily, the world is cursed and everything in it is cursed, except for the remembrance of Allah and what is associated with it, and a teacher and a student (of good).”

1656: “Verily, the Devil comes to one of you and says: ‘Who created the sky?’ So you say: ‘Allah.’ So he says, ‘Who created the land?’ So you say: ‘Allah.’ So he says, ‘Who created Allah?’ If this happens to one of you, he should say: ‘I believe in Allah and His Messenger.’

1671: “Verily, when the worshipper stands to pray, all of his sins are placed on his head and shoulders, so whenever he bows or prostrates his sins fall off of him.”

1684: “Verily, the grave is the first stage of the Afterlife, so if one is saved from it, there is nothing after that easier than it; and if one is not saved from it, then there is nothing after it more difficult than it.”

1712: “Verily, if Allah bestows a favor upon a worshipper, he likes that the signs of that favor are visible.”

1769: “Verily, Allah likes ease for this Ummah, and hates hardship for it.”

1792: “Verily, Allah has given Ja’far (ibn Abi Talib) two wings soaked in blood; he flies with them amongst the angels.”

1812: “Verily, if Allah had willed to not be disobeyed, He wouldn’t have created Iblis.”

1814: “Verily, Allah the Exalted protects his believing slave from this world out of love for him as you protect your sick from (too much) food and drink out of fear that it would harm them.”

1817: “Verily, Allah increases the disbeliever in punishment because of his family’s crying over him.”

1879: “Verily, Allah the Exalted hates everyone who is knowledgeable of the worldly life, but ignorant of the Hereafter.”

1891: “Verily, Allah the Exalted loves that the doer of an action perfects his action.”

1900: “Verily, on the Day of Resurrection Allah the Exalted will torture those who tortured the people in this world.”

1913: “Verily, Allah says: ‘O Son of Adam! Suffice me early in the day with four units of prayer (four rak’ahs of Duha prayer) and I will suffice you with them at the end of the day.”

1965: “Verily, the dead are tortured in their graves to the point that the animals can hear them.”

1977: “Verily, people are not given anything better than good character.”

1991: “Verily, emmigration (hijrah) will not cease as long as there is Jihad.”

1997: “Verily, the Jews envy you for saying ‘Salam’ and ‘Amin’.”

2022: “Verily, when the worshipper will be asked about the pleasures (of life) on the Day of Resurrection, it will be said: ‘Did we not perfect your body and provide you with cool water?'”

2028: “Verily, the acts of the people of Paradise will be made easy for those who are the people of Paradise to perform, and the acts of the people of the Fire will be made easy for those who are the people of the Fire to perform.”

2032: “Verily, the inhabitants of the Fire will weep until the ships can sail in their tears, then their tears will turn into blood.”

2065: “Verily, the best perfumes for men are those whose color is hidden but who’s scent is apparent, and the best perfumes for women are those whose color is apparent but who’s scent is hidden.”

2067: “Verily, Dawud the Prophet did not eat except from what his own hands earned.”

2069: “Verily, Allah is amazed at his servant who says: ‘O Allah, forgive me my sins,’ [Allahumaghfirli dhunubi] while he knows that none forgives sins except Him.”

2093: “Verily, Jihad in the path of Allah is tourism for my Ummah.”

2097: “Verily the scribe on the left (the recorder of bad deeds) raises the pen for six hours from the Muslim servant who sins. If he regrets his action and seeks Allah’s forgiveness, it is ignored; otherwise, it is written as one bad deed.”

2112: “Verily, knowledge that is not benefitted from is like treasure that is not spent from in the path of Allah.”

2114: “Verily, the thickness of the skin of the disbeliever (in Hell) is forty-two arm-lengths of those who were in the time of Adam, and his molar teeth are the size of Uhud, and the amount of space that he occupies in Hell is like the distance between Makkah and Madinah.”

2148: “Verily, for every Ummah there is a trial (fitnah), and the trial for my Ummah is wealth.”

2150: “Verily, for everything there is a reality, and the worshipper does not acquire true faith until he realizes that what befalls him was not meant to pass him by, and what passes him by was not meant to befall him.”

2180: “Verily, in the Grave there is a squeezing, and if anyone were to be saved from it, it would be Sa’ad ibn Mu’adh.”

2181: “Verily, a man from Quraysh has the strength of two men who are not from Quraysh.”

2192: “Verily, the likeness of the one who performs bad deeds and then performs good deeds is like the one who has a tight chain around his neck that is choking him, then he performs a good deed that causes one link to be broken, then he performs another that causes another to be broken, until it falls to the ground.”

2193: “Verily, the one who takes back a gift that he has given is like the dog which ate until it vomited, and then ate its own vomit.”

2195: “Verily, the life of this world is like the food of the son of Adam: no matter how much salt and spice he adds to it, let him look to how it ends up (as waste).”

2223: “Verily, from the people there are those who are keys to what is good and blockages to what is bad, and verily, from the people there are those who are keys to what is bad and blockages to what is good. So glad tidings to those whom Allah has made the keys to what is good by his hands, and woe to the one whom Allah has made the keys to what is bad by his hands.”

2232: “Verily, from that which obligates forgiveness (of sins) is the exchange of ‘Salam’ and good speech.”

2234: “Verily, after you (Companions) there are times that require patience such that the one holding on during those times will have the reward of fifty martyrs from you.”

2343: “Verily, I am a human being, and I set a condition on my Lord – Mighty and Majestic – that any Muslim worshipper who is insulted or cursed, that this becomes charity and reward for him.”

2350: “Verily, you were sent to make things easy, and not to make things difficult.”

2370: “Verily, the believer who is stricken with pain and fever is like a piece of steel that is placed in fire and its rust is removed, leaving only its good part.”

2379: “Verily, the people will be resurrected based on their intentions.”

2380: “Verily, the Anti-Christ will emerge when he is angered.”

2388: “Verily, Allah assists this Ummah with its weak ones; by their supplications, their prayer and their sincerity.”

2407: “Verily, a powerful and fat man will come on the Day of Resurrection and not be worth the weight of the wing of a fly with Allah.”

2409: “Verily, there is nothing that is between the Heavens and the Earth that does not know that I am the Messenger of Allah, except for the disobedient Jinn and humans.”

2418: “Verily, whoever does not ask of Allah, the Exalted, He becomes Angry with him.”

2487: “Verily, I know of a rock in Makkah that used to greet me before I was sent (as a Messenger).”

2490: “Verily, (‘A’ishah) I know when you are happy with me and I know when you are upset with me. As for when you are happy with me, then you say: ‘No, by the Lord of Muhammad,’ and when you are upset with me, you say: ‘No, by the Lord of Ibrahim.’

2494: “Verily, I joke and I do not say except what is true.”

2513: “Verily, I do not shake hands with women.”

2521: “The Throne of the Most Merciful shook when Sa’ad ibn Mu’adh died.”

2539: “The strongest bond of faith is: alliance for the sake of Allah and enmity for the sake of Allah, and love for the sake of Allah and hatred for the sake of Allah, Mighty and Majestic.”

2557: “The helpers (awliya’) of Allah the Exalted are those whom, when they are seen, Allah is remembered.”

2561: “The first people to be destroyed will be Quraysh, and the first of Quraysh to be destroyed will be those of my household.”

2567: “The first thing the people of Paradise will eat is the caudate liver of the whale.”

2581: “The first who’s tongue spoke with the clear Arabic language was Isma’il, when he was a boy of 14 years of age.”

2582: “The first to change my Sunnah is a man from Bani Umayyah.”

2617: “Should I not inform you of what Allah removes mistakes with, and increases the good deeds with? Performing ablution when it is difficult to do so, and increasing steps to the mosques, and waiting for the next prayer after each prayer.”

2645: “Do you not trust me, while I am the trustworthy one of the One who is in the Heavens? The news of the Heavens comes to me day and night.”

2649: “Are you not amazed how Allah protects me from the insults of Quraysh and their curses? They insult ‘Mudhammaman’ and they curse ‘Mudhammaman,’ and I am Muhammad.”

2680: “Beware of extremism in the religion, for verily those who were before you were destroyed as a result of their extremism in religion.”

2740: “Any Muslim who has four, or three, or two people who bear witness to his goodness, then Allah will enter him into Paradise.”

2754: “Now, we invade them and they will not invade us.”

2778: “Islam dominates, and is not dominated over.”

2790: “The Prophets are alive and praying in their graves.”

2880: “Righteousness is good manners, and sin is what doesn’t find certainty in your chest and you hate the people to find out about.”

2910: “The mucous that is spit in the direction of the Qiblah will be brought back on the Day of Resurrection in the face of the one who spit it.”

2946: “Greeting a man by pointing one finger at him is an action of the Jews.”

2960: “Trials and tribulations will be presented to the hearts as a reed mat is interwoven stick by stick. Any heart which absorbs these trials will have a black mark put in it. However, any heart that rejects them will have a white mark put in it. The result is that hearts will be of two kinds: one white like a white stone, which will not be harmed by trials as long as the heavens and earth endure; and the other dark and rusty, like an over-turned vessel; not able to recognise the good, nor reject evil, but rather being absorbed with its desires.”

2969: “You will invade the Arabian Peninsula, then Allah will open it. Then, you will invade Persia, so Allah will open it. Then, you will invade the Romans, and Allah will give you victory them. Then, you will fight the Anti-Christ, and Allah will give you victory over him.”

2975: “Think about the signs of Allah, and do not think about Allah.”

3014: “The mentioning of the blessings of Allah is gratefulness, and not doing so is ungratefulness. And whoever is not thankful for the small things, will not be thankful for the big things. And whoever doesn’t thank the people, doesn’t thank Allah. And the united community is a blessing, and division is punishment.”

3028: “The rights upon a Muslim are three: taking a bath on Friday, using the toothbrush, and using a good scent.”

3039: “Three things can save a person: fear of Allah the Exalted in private and in public, fairness in happiness and in anger, and generosity in poverty and in wealthiness. And three things can destroy a person: desires that are followed, covetousness that is obeyed, and a person being amazed and pleased with themself.”

3115: “The Paradise is closer to one of you than his shoelace, and the Fire is as well.”

3119: “The Paradise has eight doors, and the Fire has seven doors.”

3136: “Two sets of eyes have been forbidden from the Fire: an eye that weeps from the fear of Allah, and an eye that has spent the night protecting Islam and its people from the people of disbelief.”

3160: “My fountain is as big as the distance between San’a’ and Madinah; its drinking cups are as many as the planets or stars.”

3165: “Whenever you pass by the grave of a disbeliever, give him the tidings of the Fire.”

3195: “The permissible is what Allah has permitted in His Book, and the forbidden is what Allah has forbidden in His Book, and what He has not made mention of is what he has allowed.”

3207: “Khalid ibn al-Walid is a sword from the Swords of Allah; Allah has set him loose on the polytheists.”

3237: “Allah created Yahya the son of Zakariyya in the womb of his mother as a believer, and He created Fir’awn in the womb of his mother as a disbeliever.”

3240: “Five for five: 1) a people never break a pact except that their enemies dominate over them, and 2) they never rule by other than what Allah has revealed except that poverty is spread amongst them, and 3) immoral sins never emerge amongst them except that death is spread amongst them, and 4) they never deal fraudulently in scales and measurement except that the crops of the Earth are withheld from them and they are struck with famine, and 5) they never prevent collection/distribution of Zakah except that rain is withheld from them.”

3252: “There are five things that, whomever does them in a day, Allah will write him to be from the people of Paradise: whomever 1) fasts on Friday, and 2) went to the Jumu’ah prayer, and 3) visited a sick person, and 4) attended a funeral, and 5) freed a slave.”

3271: “The best places are the mosques, and the worst places are the markets.”

3278: “The best of the Companions are four, and the best small army-units (saraya) are 400, and the best army is 4,000, and 12,000 will never be defeated because of their small number.”

3442: “The insects are all in the Fire except for the bee.”

3464: “I saw Jibril, and he had 600 wings.”

3507: “The Pleasure of Allah is in the pleasure of the parents, and the Anger of Allah is in the anger of the parents.”

3517: “Two units of prayer before the Fajr are better than the world and what is in it.”

3544: “A person has the most right to the place where he was sitting in a gathering; even if he leaves for some reason and comes back, he has the most right to the place where he was sitting.”

3610: “The way to block the eyes of the Jinn from seeing the private parts of the children of Adam is for one to say ‘Bismillah’ when he takes off his clothes.”

3612: “You will have a secure pact with the Romans, and you will both fight an enemy from behind them, so you will defeat that enemy and take war booty from them. Then, you will both descend on a valley filled with green vegetation and a man from the Romans will get up and raise the Cross and say: ‘The Cross has won!’ So a man from the Muslims will come to him and kill him, and they will betray the Muslims. Then the Great Wars (al-Malahim) will occur, and they (the Romans) will gather against you and come to you under eighty banners, under each banner there will be ten thousand.”

3653: “There will emerge from my Ummah people who drink the Qur’an as one of them would drink milk.”

3682: “The prostration that is in Sad (38:24) was one that Dawud prostrated out of repentance, and we prostrate it out of thankfulness.”

3699: “The ‘Salam’ is to be said before asking any questions, so whoever asks you a question before giving the ‘Salam’, then do not answer him.”

3701: “The one who drinks alcohol is like the worshipper of an idol, and the one who drinks alcohol is like the worshipper of Latt and ‘Uzza.”

3705: “The worst of my Ummah are those who indulge in delights; those who eat all different kinds of food, and wear all different kinds of clothing, and are loose in their speech.”

3710: “The honor of the believer is his praying at night, and his glory is his sufficiency from what other people have.”

3726: “Sham is the land where people will be gathered and brought forth.”

3733: “Poetry holds the same position as other speech: what is good from it is like what is good of speech, and what is bad of it is like what is bad of speech.”

3737: “The Sun and the Moon will be folded up together and their light will be put out on the Day of Resurrection.”

3740: “The martyrs who fight in the path of Allah on the frontlines and do not turn their faces until they are killed, then they will meet in the highest room in Paradise and your Lord will laugh to them. Verily, if Allah – the Exalted – laughs to His believing worshipper, then he will not be taken to account for his deeds.”

3769: “Keep relations with those who cut off relations with you, and act kindly to those who have wronged you, and speak the truth even if it is against yourself.”

3821: “The voluntary prayer of a man where the people cannot see him is equal to 25 voluntary prayers in front of the eyes of the people.”

3845: “The first part of this Ummah was rectified with abstinence from worldly pleasures (zuhd) and certainty (yaqin), and the later part of it will be destroyed by stinginess and false hopes.”

3864: “The head is what makes something an image. So if the head is cut off, then there is no (forbidden) image.”

3887: “Allah – the Exalted – has given a parable: a straight road, and on either sides of the road are two walls containing opened doors that are covered with curtains. At the beginning of the straight road there is a caller calling: ‘Oh people! Enter this path, all of you, and do not deviate from it!’ And a caller will be calling from above the road if a person wants to open any of these doors: ‘Woe to you, do not open the door, for if you were to open it you would enter it!’

So the straight road is Islam, the two walls are the limits set by Allah – the Exalted, the open doors are the things that have been forbidden by Allah – the Exalted, that caller at the beginning of the road is the Book of Allah, and the caller from above the road is an admonisher from Allah that He has placed in the heart of every Muslim.”

3920: “Glad tidings are for ash-Sham, for the Angels of the Most Merciful cover it out of kindness with their wings.”

3924: “Glad tidings once for he who sees me and then believes in me, and glad tidings seven times to the one who believes in me without seeing me.”

3961: “Oppression is of three types: oppression that Allah does not forgive, oppression that He does forgive, and oppression that he holds off on. As for the oppression that he does not forgive, then that is polytheism, as Allah says: {“Verily, polytheism is a great oppression} And as for the oppression that he forgives, then this is the oppression of the servants of themselves in what is between them and their Lord. And as for the oppression that Allah holds off on, then this is the oppression of the servants to each other until they work it out between themselves.”

3985: “I am amazed at the believer, how Allah – the Exalted – does not Will for him something except that it is best for him.”

4011: “A group of the Muslims will open the White House of Kisra.”

4015: “The ability of reasoning of those living under the authority of the Muslims (Ahl adh-Dhimmah) is half that of the Muslims.”

4022: “Hang the belt where the members of the household can see it, for it keeps them in check.”

4208: “Allah has favored Quraysh with seven special characteristics: He favored them in that they worshipped Allah for ten years in which nobody but Quraysh worshipped Him, and He favored them in that He gave them victory on the Day of the Elephant while they were polytheists, and He favored them in that a chapter of the Qur’an was revealed about them in which none other of the Creation was mentioned, and it is: {“For the taming of the Quraysh…”} (Chapter 106), and He favored them in that the Prophethood is with them, and the Khilafah, and cupping, and the trait of serving others food and water.”

4228: “The poor emigrants will enter Paradise five hundred years before the wealthy emigrants.”

4267: “In every century, there are those who are foremost in good deeds from among my Ummah.”

4317: “Allah – the Exalted – said: ‘Spend on others and I will spend on you.’

4353: “Jibril said to me: ‘If you could only see me as I was taking the sand of the sea and stuffing it into the mouth of Fir’awn, afraid that the Mercy would reach him (before he could pronounce the testimony of faith).'”

4449: “The black stone at the Ka’bah was whiter than snow, but the sins of the Children of Adam made it black.”

4451: “The first one to ever host a guest was Ibrahim.”

4473: “The Book of Allah is the rope that is extended from the Heavens to the Earth.”

4493: “Eat garlic, for if I did not converse with the Angels I would have eaten it.”

4517: “Every son of Adam is touched by the Devil on the day that his mother gives birth to him except for Maryam and her son (Jesus).”

4534: “Everything that is not from the remembrance of Allah is vain talk and play, except if it is one of four: a man playing with his wife, a man training his horse, a man going to obtain his needs, or a man’s learning how to swim.”

4627: The most beloved drinks to him (peace be upon him) were those that were cold and sweet.

4675: If he (peace be upon him) knew that a member of his household had told a lie, he would avoid them until they announced their repentance.

5005: He (peace be upon him) would remember Allah much, and would not engage in vain talk, and would elongate his prayer, and would shorten his speeches, and he did not consider himself great enough that he would not walk with the widow, the poor and the slave until he fulfilled their needs.

5080: “I am not for this world, and it is not for me. Verily, I was sent while the Hour is rapidly approaching.”

5205: “When your brothers were killed in Uhud, Allah put their souls in the hearts of green birds that flew near the rivers of Paradise and ate from its fruits and were looking towards golden lamps hanging from the shade of the Throne. So, when they saw the sweetness of their food and drink and resting places, they said: ‘Who will inform our brothers about us that we are alive in Paradise and are provided for so that they will not be lax in Jihad and will not lose firmness during war?’ So Allah – the Exalted – said: ‘I will inform them on your behalf.’

5240: “If the son of Adam ran away from his provision as he ran away from death, then his provision would find him as death finds him.”

5249: “If a man were to be dragged on his face from the day he was born until the day he died in order to gain the Pleasure of Allah – the Exalted, he would not consider this to be enough on the Day of Resurrection.”

5254: “If you were to depend on Allah – the Exalted – as He should be depended upon, He would provide for you as He provides for the bird; it leaves its nest early in the day empty-handed and returns at the end of the day with food.”

5259: “If the woman knew the full extent of the right of her husband, she would not sit in his presence while he was eating his lunch and dinner until he was finished with them.”

5461: “The people will run away into the mountains to escape from the Anti-Christ.”

5484: “The people who were relieved (of hardships in this world) will wish that their skins could be cut up with shears on the Day of Judgement from what they see of the reward of the people who were put through trials and tribulations.”

5493: “Whoever does not sleep until he prays the Witr has strong and sound judgement.”

5562: “Allah never bestows a blessing on a servant – and that servant praises Him for it – except that this praise is better than the blessing itself.”

5564: “Whatever your heart rejects, then leave it.”

5568: “Nobody has been harmed as I have been harmed for the sake of Allah.”

5610: “A group of people never gather to remember Allah – the Exalted – and then get up from that gathering, except that it is said to them: ‘Get up, as Allah has forgiven your sins for you, and your bad deeds have been exchanged for good deeds.'”

5612: “The Sun was never hidden from any human being except Joshua the son of Nun when he travelled to Bayt al-Maqdis.”

5659: “Whatever you hate the people to see from you, then do not do while you are out of their sight.”

5675: “There is not a son of Adam except that he has wisdom in his head that is in the hand of an Angel. So, if he becomes humble, it is said to the Angel: ‘Raise his wisdom,’ and if he becomes arrogant, it is said to the Angel: ‘Throw away his wisdom.'”

5693: “There is not a nation of people except that some of them are in the Fire and some of them are in Paradise except for my Ummah, as all of it will be in Paradise.”

5720: “There is not a single hour that passes by the son of Adam in which he does not remember Allah except that he will regret it on the Day of Resurrection.”

5731: “There is not a year except that the one that comes after it is worse than it, (and this will go on) until you meet your Lord.”

5761: “There is not a Muslim that is stricken with an affliction in his body except that Allah – the Exalted – orders the recorders of his deeds: ‘Write for my servant the good that he (would have done) every day and every night as long as he is restrained by what I have held him down with.’

5778: “No two Muslims meet with one of them greeting his companion and taking his hand – and he does not take his hand except for Allah – and part ways until they are both forgiven.”

5831: “The example of the learned one who teaches good to the people but forgets to apply it himself is like that of the lamp which lights the way for the people but burns itself.”

5847: “The example of the believer is like that of the bee; it does not eat except that which is good, and it does not leave behind except that which is good.”

5872: “One that is relieved and one that is relieved from: the believing servant is relieved of the stress and pain of this world onto the Mercy of Allah – the Exalted. And the sinful servant relieves the (righteous) servants and lands and plants and animals of his presence.”

5911: “From the perfection of a man’s Islam is for him to leave that which does not concern him.”

5936: “Whoever goes to the mosque for a certain reason, then that is what he will get (from going to the mosque).”

5977: “Whoever frightens the people of Madinah, then Allah will frighten him.”

6001: “Whoever of you meets Jesus the son of Mary, then convey my greetings to him.”

6002: “Whoever makes the adhan for ten years, then Paradise becomes obligatory for him, and he has sixty good deeds written for him every day because of his adhan and thirty good deeds because of his calling of the iqamah.”

6006: “Whoever wishes to know what Allah has prepared for him, then he should look at what he has prepared for Allah.”

6040: “Whoever is stricken with sadness, grief, sickness or hardship and says: ‘Allah is my Lord, without any partners’ [Allahu Rabbi, la sharika lahu], then it will be removed from him.”

6103: “Whoever gives a man a promise of security and then kills him, then I disassociate myself from the killer – even if the one who was killed was a disbeliever.”

6189: “Whoever makes his worries about just one thing – the Appointed Day (of Resurrection) – then Allah will suffice him from the rest of his worries. And whoever has his worries branching off from the affairs of this world, then Allah will not care in which valley he dies.”

6210: “Whoever swears an oath and then says: ‘Insha’-Allah,’ then he has the choice to either fulfill the oath or to leave it.”

6231: “Whoever enters the marketplace and says: ‘There is none worthy of worship except Allah who has no partners, for Him is the Dominion, and for Him is all Praise, He brings life and He causes death, and He is Alive and does not die, in His Hand is all good, and He is able to do all things,’ [La ilaha ill-Allah, Wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-Mulk, wa lahul-Hamd, yuhyiy wa yumit, wa Huwa Hayyun la yamut, bi Yadihil-Khayr wa Huwa 'ala kulli shay'in Qadir] then Allah will write one million good deeds for him, and will wipe away one million of his bad deeds, and will raise him one million levels and will build a home for him in Paradise.”

6289: “Whoever wants to to love Allah and His Messenger, then let him read the Mushaf.”

6292: “Whoever wants to see the modesty of Jesus, then let him look at Abu Dharr.”

6294: “Whoever is happy with his good deeds and saddened by his bad deeds, then he is a believer.”

6308: “Whoever has hairs that turn gray while he is in the Path of Allah, then this will be a light for him on the Day of Resurrection.”

6496: “Whoever is two-faced in this world will have two tongues made of fire on the Day of Resurrection.”

6518: “Whoever controls his anger when he is able to act upon it, Allah will call him to come in front of all of the Creation so that he would let him choose from the Hur al-‘Ayn and marry from them whom he pleases.”

6613: “Whoever seeks to humiliate Quraysh, Allah humiliates him.”

6636: “Standing for one hour in the Path of Allah is better than praying at night on Laylatul-Qadr at the Black Stone (of the Ka’bah).”

6643: “The one who makes the adhan is forgiven in accordance to how far his voice reaches, and he has the reward of everyone who prays with him.”

6806: “Victory comes with patience, and relief comes with anguish, and with hardship comes ease.”

6813: He (peace be upon him) forbade that women be spoken to except with the permission of their husbands.

7104: “…And what disease is worse then stinginess?”

7108: “I wish I could meet my brothers; those who have believed in me without seeing me.”

7192: “A woman never bothers her husband in this world except that his wives from the Hur al-‘Ayn say: ‘Do not bother him, may Allah fight you! For he is not meant for you; he wishes that he could leave you and come to us.'”

7228: “Do not sit between two people without their permission.”

7307: “Do not ask anyone for anything – even your whip, if you drop it – until you go down and get it yourself.”

7372: “Makkah will not be invaded after today until the Day of Resurrection.”

7423: “The Hour will not be established until the Euphrates River is surrounded by a mountain of gold. The people will fight over it to the point that 99 out of every hundred will die, and every one of them will say: ‘If only I am the one who wins.'”

7536: “No punishment is to consist of more than ten strikes, unless it is in a punishment from the punishments set by Allah.”

7575: “No man comes to his master and asks him for a favor from that which he possesses, and the man is prevented from that favor, except that a huge bald snake will be called out for him (the master) on the Day of Resurrection that will consume that favor that he prevented others from.”

7795: “It is not for one who is truthful to be one who curses.”

7797: “It is not for a believer that he should oppress himself: he puts burdens on himself that he cannot sustain.”

7816: “O Abu Dharr! Do you think that an abundance in wealth is satisfaction? Verily, true satisfaction is the satisfaction of the heart, and whoever is one who’s satisfaction is in his heart, then nothing that he encounters from this world will harm him. And whoever is one who’s poverty is in his heart, then he will never become satisfied with an Abundance of what is given to him in this world, and his covetnous is what will harm him.”

7863: “O people! Remember Allah, remember Allah! The blowing of the Trumpet and the great violent shaking has come, and it will be followed by the second blowing of the Trumpet! The blowing of the Trumpet and the great violent shaking has come, and it will be followed by the second blowing of the Trumpet! Death has come with what it has brought with it!”

8001: “Hellfire will be brought out on that Day with seventy thousand reins; each rein will be dragged by seventy thousand Angels.”

8013: “One of you sees a speck of dirt in his brother’s eye, and forgets the large spot of it in his own eye.”

8035: “People from the Muslims will come on the Day of Resurrection with sins like the mountains. Allah will forgive those sins and throw them onto the Jews.”

8077: “Islam will fade just as the color fades from a garment to the point that one will not know what fasting, prayer, sacrifice or charity is. And the Book of Allah will be taken up in a single night so that not a single verse of it will remain on the Earth, and groups of people – the old men and the elderly – will say: ‘We found our fathers to be upon this word, saying ‘La Ilaha Illallah’ [there is none worthy of worship except Allah] so we say it as well.'”

8100: “Allah laughs at two men – one of whom kills the other, both of whom enter Paradise: one fights in the Path of Allah and is killed, then Allah has Mercy on his killer who becomes a Muslim and fights in the Path of Allah and is (also) martyred.”

8106: “The believer will be given the strength of a hundred men in Paradise for (intercourse with) women.”

8107: “The Devil places three knots in the back of the head of one of you when he is asleep. At every knot, he says: ‘The night is long, so keep resting.’ So, if he wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot becomes untied. If he performs ablution, another knot becomes untied. If he prays, then all of the knots become untied and he wakes up fresh and good-spirited. Otherwise, he wakes up mean-spirited and lazy.”

8136: “Allah – the Exalted – says: ‘I am as My servant thinks Me to be, and I am with him if he calls upon Me.’

8170: “People from my nation will descend upon a marsh called ‘al-Basrah’ at a river called ‘Dijlah (Tigris),’ over which will be a bridge. It will be populous, and it will be a city belonging to the Muslims. So, when it is the end of time, Banu Qantura’ (a people with flat faces and small eyes) will come until they descend upon the banks of the river. Its people will then be divided into three groups: one group that will hold onto the tails of cattle and animals – and they will be destroyed, and a group that will only look after themselves – and they will disbelieve, and a group that will keep their children behind their backs and fight – and they will be the martyrs.”

8193: “The Day of Resurrection will pass like the time between Dhuhr and ‘Asr for the believers.”,

8 Responses to “Selections from ‘Sahih al-Jami””

  1. Assalamu ‘alaykum

    Is there a sharh for these ahadith?
    Jazak Allahu khaira

  2. ‘Alaykum as-Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh;

    ‘Fayd al-Qadir’ is a sharh of the original ‘al-Jami’ as-Saghir': http://www.al-eman.com/islamlib/viewtoc.asp?BID=139

  3. This is too good, mashaa-Allaah! May Allaah reward you amply bro.

  4. Assalamu Alaikkum,
    This is really awesome.

  5. salam 3laykoem warahmatoelah, where can i buy this book?
    here in the netherlands its very difficult to buy.
    thx

  6. Hassan Olaitan Says:

    May Allah have mercy on Sheik Albani for compiling this hadiths for the benefit of Muslim Ummah

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