Profound Teachings

Profound teachings of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)

Spirituality

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Wealth does not come from having great riches; (true) wealth is contentment of the soul.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Cognizance

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The similitude of the one who contemplates his Lord versus the one who does not is that of the living versus the dead.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Sincerity

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Actions will be judged according to their intentions.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Mercy

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Show mercy to those on earth so that He who is in heaven will have mercy on you.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Gentleness

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Whoever is deprived of gentleness is deprived of all good.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Forgiveness

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Whoever suffers an injury done to him and forgives (the person responsible) , Allah will raise his status to a higher degree and remove one of his sins.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Virtue

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well, and that if they do wrong you will do wrong. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong if they do evil.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Justice

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The most virtuous jihâd is when one speaks a word of truth before an unjust ruler.’(Sunan Abî Dawûd, Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

 
Civility

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The Muslim does not slander, curse, speak obscenely, or speak rudely.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Honesty

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Honesty leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man remains honest and concerned about honesty until he is recorded as an honest man with Allah. Lying leads to sinfulness and sinfulness leads to the Fire. A man keeps lying and remains partial to lies until he is recorded as a liar with Allah.’ (Sahîh Bukharî, Sahîh Muslim)

Tolerance

Once the Prophet (peace be upon him) was seated at some place in Madinah, along with his Companions. During this time a funeral procession passed by. On seeing this, the Prophet (peace be upon him) stood up. One of his companions remarked that the funeral was that of a Jew. The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied, “Was he not a human being?” (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim, Sunan An-Nasâ’î)

A disbelieving Bedouin urinated in the mosque, and the people rushed to beat him. Allah’s Apostle ordered them to leave him alone, let him finish and pour water over the place where he has passed urine. The Prophet (peace be upon him) then explained to the Bedouin calmly, “This is a place of worship, in it is the worship of God and the reading of Qur’an.” After the Bedouin had left, the Prophet (peace be upon him) then said to his companions, ” You have been sent to make things easy (for the people) and you have not been sent to make things difficult for them.” (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Equality
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a non-Arab over an Arab, nor for a fair-skinned person over a person with dark skin, nor for a dark-skinned person over a person with fair skin. Whoever is more pious and God-fearing is more deserving of honour.’ (Musnad Ahmad)

 
Gratitude

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Contemplate those who have less than you and not those who have more than you, lest you belittle the favors of Allah conferred upon you’. (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Simplicity

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘What is little but sufficient is better than that which is abundant but causes heedlessness. ‘ (Sahîh Ibn Hibbân)

Humility

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘God has revealed to me that you must be humble, so that no one oppresses another and boasts over another.’ (Sahîh Muslim, Sunan Abî Dawûd)

Generosity

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The food of two people is enough for three, and the food of three people is enough for four.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Appreciation

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Whoever does not thank people (for their favors) has not thanked Allah (properly), Mighty and Glorious is He!’ (Musnad Ahmad, Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

 
Calmness

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Calmness and determination is from Allah and haste is from Satan.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Patience

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘No one can give a better or more abundant gift than patience.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Perseverance

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘There is no clement person who has not stumbled, nor is there no wise person who possesses no experience.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Mustadarak Al-Hâkim)

Nonjudgemental

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Do not search for (the faults of others), for if anyone searches for (others) faults, God will search for his.’ (Sunan Abî Dawûd)

Selfcritical

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Blessed is he who preoccupies himself with his own defects, rather than those of others.’ (Musnad Al-Bazzâr)

Advice
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Make things easy (for people) and do not make them difficult, and cheer people up and do not drive them away.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Moderation

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The religion (of Islam) is easy. No one ever made it difficult without it becoming too much for him. So avoid extremes and strike a balance, do the best you can and be cheerful, and seek Allah’s help (through prayer) in the morning, and evening, and part of the night.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî)

Charity

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Charity (sadaqah) is due upon every joint of a person on every day that the sun rises. Administering justice between two people is an act of charity; and to help a man concerning his riding beast by helping him on to it or lifting his luggage on to it is an act of charity; a good word is charity; and every step which you take to prayer is charity; and removing that which is harmful from the road is charity.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî)

 
Community

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The believer is not the one who eats his fill when the neighbour beside him is hungry.’ (Sunan Al-Bayhaqî)

Affability

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The believer is one who is sociable [with others], and there is no benefit in one who is not sociable [with others] nor in one who is not met sociably [by them].’ (Mustadarak Al-Hâkim, Shu’ab al-Îmân Al-Bayhaqî)

Business Ethics

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘A truthful and trustworthy merchant will be in the company of the prophets, the very truthful, and the martyrs.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ad-Dârimî, Sunan Ad-Dâraqutnî)

Employment

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Pay the laborer his due before his sweat dries.’ (Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

Leadership

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘On a journey, the leader of the group is their servant.’ (Sunan Ibn Mâjah, Shu’ab Al-Îmân Al-Bayhaqî)

Reliability

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘He who does not keep his trusts lacks in faith and he who does not keep his agreements lacks in religion’. (Shu’ab Al-Îmân Al-Bayhaqî)

Accountability

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The burden of proof is upon the plaintiff and the taking of oath is upon the defendant.’ (Sunan Al-Bayhaqî)

Responsibility

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Each one of you is a guardian and is responsible for what he is entrusted with.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Morality

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The most perfect of the believers in faith are the best of them in moral excellence, and the best of you are the kindest to their wives. (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Nobility

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘None but a noble man treats women in an honorable manner, and none but an ignoble treats women disgracefully. ‘ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

 
Unity

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Believers are like a single person; if his eye is in pain his whole body pains, and if his head is in pain his whole body pains.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Family

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The best of you is the one who is best to his own family, and I am the best of you towards my family.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our little ones and respect to our elders.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

Efficiency

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘There are two blessings that many people fail to make the most of: good health and free time.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî)

Education

The Prophet (peace be upon him)said: ‘Seeking knowledge is a religious obligation for every Muslim (male or female).’ (Sunan Ibn Mâjah, Sunan Al-Bayhaqî)


Inquiry

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The cure for ignorance is to question.’ (Sunan Abî Dawûd)

Vigilance

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘A believer is not stung from the same hole twice.’ (Sahîh Bukhârî, Sahîh Muslim)

Discipline

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The wise one is he who has subdued his lower self and has prepared for what follows death. And the foolish one is he who has placed his lower self in pursuance of its desires and has vain hopes about Allah.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

Modesty

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Modesty is part of faith.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Beauty

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Allah is beautiful and loves beauty.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Hygiene

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Purity and cleanliness is part of faith.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

 
 

Diet

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘There is no vessel worse for the son of Adam to fill than his stomach. A few morsels are sufficient for him. If he is to consume more then a third is for his food, a third for his drink, and a third for air.’ (Sunan At-Tirmidhî, Sunan Ibn Mâjah)

Nature

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘If a Muslim plants a seedling or cultivates a field, whenever a bird a human or an animal eats of it, it will be counted as a charity for him.’ (Sahîh Muslim)

Animals

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘Anyone who kills even a sparrow for no reason (should know that) it will cry alound to Allah on the Day of the Resurrection, saying, “O my Lord! So-and-so killed me just for fun; he killed me for no reason!” ‘ (Sunan An-Nasâ’î)

A’isha said: ‘I was once riding a difficult (slow-moving) camel, so I kept hitting it. When the Prophet (peace be upon him)saw me, he said: ‘Be gentle, for gentleness adorns everything in which it is found, and its absence leaves everything tainted.’ (Musnad Ahmad)

Is there any other leader who has blessed his followers with guidance and teachings so comprehensive and profound?


And put thy trust in Allah, and enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs.
(Holy Qu’ran 33:3)

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