7 Prophetic qualities to practice in 2016

by Mozzified Staff

1) Good manners

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Anas bin Malik (ra) said, “The Holy Prophet (saw) had the best manners among all the human beings” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Abu Darda (ra) reported that Rasulullah (saw) said, “Nothing is weightier on the Scale of Deeds than one’s good manners.” (Al-Bukhari, Book of Manners #271)

2) Respect regardless of age

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The Prophet of Allah (saw) said, “He who does not show mercy to our young or show esteem for our elders is not one of us.” (Al-Bukhar, Book of Manners #360, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Hakim)

3) Speak well of others

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Abd Allah (ra) reported that the Prophet of Allah (saw) said, “A believer is not a fault-finder and is not abusive, obscene, or coarse.” (Al-Bukhari, Book of Manners #313, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and Hakim)

4) Involve all when conversing

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Abd Allah ibn Mas’ud (ra) reported that the Prophet of Allah (saw) said, “If they are three, two of them should not carry on a conversation from which the third is excluded, for surely that will be distressing to him.” (Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, and Ibn Majah)

5) Be gentle and kindhearted

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Hadrat Anas (ra) said: While we were in the mosque with Allah’s Messenger (saw) a desert Arab came and began to pass water in the mosque. The companions of Allah’s Messenger said, “Stop! Stop!” but Allah’s Messenger (saw) said, “Don’t interrupt him; leave him alone.” They left him alone, and when he had finished, Allah’s Messenger (saw) called him and said to him, “These mosques are not suitable places for urine and filth, but are only for remembrance of Allah, prayer and recitation of the Qur’an,” or however Allah’s Messenger expressed it. Hadrat Anas (ra) said that he then gave orders to one of the people who brought a bucket and poured water over it. (Bukhari and Muslim)

6) Be considerate of others

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Hadrat Abu Qatadah Haris Ibn Rib’i (ra) relates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “I stand up for Prayer intending to prolong it. In the meantime I hear the wailing of a baby and I have to shorten my prayer, being apprehensive lest my recitation of a long verse may tell upon the baby’s mother.” (Bukhari)

7) Do not live solely for this world

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The Messenger of God (saw) went to sleep on a mat. He stood up and he had marks on his side due to the mat that he had slept on. We said: ‘O Messenger of God, shall we not make [a proper] bedding for you?’ He said: ‘What do I have to do with this world? I am only like a wayfarer upon a mount that stopped to take shade and rest under a tree, and then leaves it behind and continues on the journey. (Tirmidthi #2377)


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