In this third month of the Muslim calendar, we commemorate the birth of the One who guides us, through the divine message, towards eternal peace.
In the light of his words, by constantly drawing on the best of ourselves, we make our way towards happiness here below, hoping for that of the hereafter.
Let us revel in these prophetic pearls, of which here is a tiny collection:
- None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother that which he loves for himself.
- Let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day speak good, or keep silent; and let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day be generous to his neighbour; and let him who believes in Allah and the Last Day be generous to his guest.
- Have taqwa (fear) of Allah wherever you may be and follow up a bad deed with a good deed which will wipe it out and behave well towards the people.
- Every joint of a person must perform a charity each day that the sun rises: to judge justly between two people is a charity. To help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity. And the good word is a charity. And every step that you take towards the prayer is a charity and removing a harmful object from the road is a charity.
- Verily, the most complete of believers in faith are those with the best character and who are most kind to their families.
- The best Islam is to feed the hungry and to greet with peace those you know and those you do not know.
- Whoever has three qualities will have completed the faith: fairness from yourself to others, offering peace to the world, and spending in charity even while poor.
- No one who has the weight of a seed of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise. Arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.
- The strong are not the best wrestlers. Verily, the strong are only those who control themselves when they are angry.
- Verily, the bankrupt of my nation are those who come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers, fasting, and charity, but also with insults, slander, consuming wealth, shedding blood, and beating others. The oppressed will each be given from his good deeds. If his good deeds run out before justice is fulfilled, then their sins will be cast upon him and he will be thrown into the Hellfire.
- people, your Lord is one and your father Adam is one. There is no favor of an Arab over a foreigner, nor a foreigner over an Arab, and neither white skin over black skin, nor black skin over white skin, except by righteousness. Have I not delivered the message?
- The believer does not insult others, does not curse others, is not vulgar, and is not shameless.
- The merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.
- Among the signs of a hypocrite are three, even if he fasts and prays and claims to be a Muslim: when he speaks he lies, when he gives a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays.
- If someone kills so much as a sparrow or anything larger without a just cause, then Allah the Exalted will ask him about it on the Day of Resurrection.
- The most complete of the believers in faith are those with the most excellent character, and the best of you are the best in behavior to their women.
- Eat, drink, and give in charity. Wear (nice) clothing but without pride and extravagance. Verily, Allah loves for his blessings to be seen upon his servants.
- He is not one of us who calls to tribalism. He is not one of us who fights for the sake of tribalism. He is not one of us who dies following the way of tribalism.
- Verily, the greatest criminal among people is a poet who disparages the entire tribe.
- The one who keep good relations with his family is not the one who reciprocates the good done to him. Rather, the one who keeps good relations with his family is the one who continues to be good to them despite having been cut off by them.
- Every good deed is charity. Verily, it is a good deed to meet your brother with a smiling face, and to pour what is left from your bucket into the vessel of your brother.
- Verily, the creation of each one of you is brought together in his mother’s womb for forty days in the form of seed, then he is a clot of blood for another period, then a morsel of flesh for another period, then there is sent to him the angel who blows the breath of life into him…
- Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather he looks at your hearts and actions.
May these beautiful words of Prophet Muhammad -peace and blessings be upon him- warm your heart and comfort your soul…