Gifts of the Prophet (PBUH)
The most Merciful God
The messenger of God, blessings and peace of Allah be upon him, said: 'When God decided upon to create, He also pledged himself to be merciful to all his creations, by writing in his book 'which is with him above his throne, " my mercy shall prevail over my anger" '
(bukhari,muslim: Abu Hurayra)
The messenger of God pbuh said: 'if believers knew the severity of Gods punishment, no one would hope to enter paradiise; and if disbelievers knew the vastness of his mercy, no one would despair of entering his paradise'
(bukhari,muslim: Abu Hurayra)
The Prophet: Gods mercy and guidance
The Prophet pbuh said: I have been told a parable about myself: A lord built a house laid a feast in it, and sent an emissary to invite everybody to the feast. Anyone who accepted his invitation he entered the house, ate of the feast, and earned of the lords plesure, but the one who did not except his invitation he did not enter the house got no share of the feast, and incurred the lords anger'.
He then explained thus: The lord is God, the emissary who issues the invitations to the feast is Muhammed, the house is Islam, and the feast is the paradise''
Gods unbounded forgiveness
The messenger of God pbuh said: ' By him who has my soul in his hands were you not to sin, God would have removed you, and bought another people who would sin, then ask for Gods forgiveness and God would forgive them'
(Muslim: Abu Hurayra)
The Prophet pbuh said: All children of Adams are sinners, but best among sinners are those who constantlt repent.
The messenger of God pbuh said: 'One is not counted as a persistent sinner if he seeks forgiveness every time he sins, even if he returns to the same sin seventy times a day'
(Tirmidhi,Abu Dawud: Abu Baker)
Gods generous reckoning
The messenger of God pbuh said: 'God has for my sake, pardoned my people for all acts they do mistakenly, forgetfully or under duress'
(ibn Majah: Ibn'Abbas)
Heart: The source of all
The messenger of God pbuh said: 'if someone wants to know what position he enjoys in the eyes of God he has only to look at what place he gives to God in his heart and life
Seeking Gods Love
The Prophet pbuh said: Anyone who wants to be true in his love for God and his messenger or desires what God and his Messenger should love him, he should always speak the truth, filfill all trusts entrusted to him, and be a good neighbour.
( Baihaqi:Abdur Rehman ibn Abu Qurad)
A man came to the messenger of God pbuh and asked: O messenger of God tell me some deeds which i may do so that Allah will love me as people will love me'
He said: Do not covet this world, and Allah will love you; do not covet what people possess and people will love you'.
Finding God by serving mankind
The messenger of God pbuh said: God will say 'Son of Adam i fell ill but you did not visit me' He will say 'O Lord, and how could i have visited you! You are the Lord of the worlds!' He will say did you not know that my so-and-so servant had fallen ill and you did not visit him? Did you not know that had you visited him you would have found me with him?
Son of Adam i asked you for food but you did not feed me'. He will say 'O Lord how could i have fed you! You are the Lord of the worlds! He will say, My so-and-so servant asked you for food and you not feed him? Did you not know that had you fed him you would have surely found that with me?
Son of Adam i asked you to give me to drink but you did not give me' He will say O Lord how could i have given you to drink! You are the Lord of the worlds!' He will say 'My so-and-so servant asked you to give him to drink and you did not give him. Had you given him to drink you would surely have found that with me'. (Muslim: Abu Hurayra)
Outward Religiosity and Ostentation
The messenger of God pbuh said: Many a one fast but gain nothing from their fasting except hunger and thirst; and many a one pray all night, but gain nothing from their night prayer except sleeplessness.(Darimi:Abu Hurayra)
The messenger of God pbuh said: If one does not obstain from falsehood, and acting in accordance with it, God is in no need of his abstaining from food and drink.
The Messenger of God pbuh said: Whoever prays to show off, he is (a sort of) idolater, for he makes a god beside God; whoever fasts to show off he also makes a god beside God; and whoever gives charity to show off, he too makes a god besides God.
(Ahmad: Shaddad ibn Aws)
The messenger of God pbuh said: 'Three charecteristics are the signs of a hypocrite, even if he fasts, performs the prayers and claims that he is a Muslim: when he speaks he lies when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.'
(Bukhari, Muslim Abu Hurayra)
Mercy to Gods Family
The messenger of God pbuh said: Only those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the most merciful.Show mercy to those who are on earth, He who is in heaven will show mercy to you. (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi:Abdullah ibn' Amr)
This too is charity
The messenger of God pbuh said: When a muslim spends to support his family, and hopes to be rewarded for it, it is a charity for him'. (Bukhari,Muslim: Abu Hurayra)
The messenger of God pbuh said: 'If a muslimplants a tree or sows a crop, then whatever bird eats of it, or human being, or an animal it counts as charity for him. He also said:'Whatever is stolen from it, that too counts as charity'. (Bukahri,Mulsim:Anas, Jabir)
No charity is too small
The messenger of God pbuh said: 'O Muslim women, let no neighbour consider anything too insignificant to give to her neighbour, even if it be a sheep trotter' (Bukhari,Muslim:Abu Hurayra)
The messenger of God pbuh said:Do not belittle even the smallest act of kindness, even if it were no more than meeting your brother with a smiling and cheerful face'. (Muslim:Abu Dharr)
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