Forty Hadith from


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Forty Hadith from

The tradition of memorizing forty hadith has been a very important aspect of Muslim life for centuries. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said ''May Allah resurrect those people of my Ummah who  memorize forty hadith, together with the ulama (scholars) and the fuqaha (jurists) (on the day of judgement).''

Here you will find a collection of forty hadith prepared by the team.


1. “Those people who show no mercy will receive no mercy from Allah.”  [Muslim, Al-Fada’il (Excellent Qualities of the Prophet and His Companions); 66]

2. “Make things easier, do not make things more difficult, spread the glad tidings, do not hate.” [Bukhari, Al-Ilm (Knowledge); 12]

3. “Those who are the means for good deeds are the same as those who perform good deeds.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Ilm (Knowledge); 14]

4. “Who cheats us is not one of us.” [Muslim, Al-Iman (Faith); 164]

5. “Allah is pleased with the task performed by you in which both the action and duty are sound and which is performed well. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam Al-Awsat; 1/275]

6. “Not one of you can (truly) believe if you do not want for your (believing) brother what you want for yourself.” [Bukhari, Al-Iman (Faith); 7]

7. “He who is not merciful to our young (people) and who shows no respect to our elderly is not one of us.” [Tirmidhi, Al Birr (Virtue); 15]

8. “You cannot enter heaven until you believe, and you will not truly believe until you (truly) love one another.” [Muslim, Al-Iman (Faith); 93]

9. “No father has ever given a child a gift  that is superior to good manners.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Birr (Virtue); 33]

10. “Do not have ill-will towards one another, do not be envious of one another, do not turn your back on one another; O, servants of Allah, be brothers (and sisters). It is not permissible for a Muslim to remain angry with their brother [in religion] for more than three days.[Bukhari, Al-Adab (Good Manners); 57-58]

11. “Allah will examine neither your physical appearance nor your possessions. He will only examine your hearts and your actions.” [Muslim, Al-Birr (Virtue); 33]

12. “He who abandons that which does not concern him is a good Muslim.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Zuhd (Piety); 11]

13. “When a human being dies all their actions and blessings come to an end, except for these three things: continuous charity (sadaqa jariyah), the knowledge from which they have benefited, and a blessed child who prays for them.” [Muslim, Al-Wasiyya (Bequests); 14]

14. “I leave you two things. As long as you follow these you will never go astray: Allah’s Book and the Sunnah of the Prophet.” [Muwatta, Al-Qadr (Decree); 3]

15. “Wisdom and knowledge are things that the believer lacks. He should take them wherever he finds them.”[Tirmidhi, Al-Ilm; (Knowledge) 19]

16. “One who does not behave gently is considered to have been deprived  of all their good deeds.” [Muslim, Al-Birr (Virtue) 74]

17. “No one has ever eaten anything more blessed than that which is from what they have earned.”[Bukhari, Al-Buyu (Pertaining to Business Transactions); 15]

18. “Never belittle a good act, even if it is nothing more than smiling at a fellow Muslim!” [Muslim, Al-Birr (Virtue); 144]

19. “As long as the heart is not honest, the faith of a servant cannot be sincere. As long as the tongue is not sincere the heart cannot be sincere.” [Ahmed b. Hanbal, Musnad, III/198]

20. “It is enough evil for a person to disparage their Muslim brother.”[Muslim, Al-Iman (Faith); 164]

21. “Every person makes mistakes. The most blessed of those who make errors is he who repents.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Qiyama (Judgement); 49]

22. “Wherever you may be, do not oppose Allah; if you perform an evil action, perform a good one afterwards to cancel the evil out; act towards people as required by good morals.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Birr (Virtue), 55]

23. “A Muslim is someone from whom other Muslims are safe, both from their actions and their words. A believer is someone from whom the property and lives of others are safe.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Iman (Faith); 12]

24. “One who distances themselves from idle deeds is the most beautiful of Muslims.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Zuhd (Piety); 11]

25. “There are two characteristics that a believer does not have: Meanness and bad morals.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Birr (Virtue); 41]

26. “No one should judge between two people when they are angry.” [Muslim, Al-Aqdiyya (Pertaining to Judicial Matters); 16]

27. “If a servant, covers the shame of another servant on the Day of Judgement Allah will cover their shame.” [Muslim, Al-Birr (Virtue); 72]

28. “The approval of Allah is the approval of the mother and father. The anger of Allah is the anger of the mother and father.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Birr (Virtue); 3]

29. “The most blessed house among Muslims is the one in which an orphan is cared for. The worst house among Muslims is the one in which an orphan is treated badly.” [Ibn Maja, Al-Adab (Manners); 6]

30. “O Allah! I seek protection with You from helplessness, idleness, cowardice, from becoming old and having to beg and from miserliness. I seek protection with You from torment in the grave and instigation in life and death.” [Muslim, Al-Dikhr (Remembrance of Allah); 50]

31. “The [members] of every religion have a moral quality that [is dominant] in their essence. The moral quality [that is dominant in the members] of Islam is modesty/shame.” [Ibn Maja, Al-Zuhd (Piety); 17]

32. “The believer possesses cordiality. There is no goodness in the person who is not cordial (who does not socialize with people) and does not permit cordiality (allows others to socialize with them).” [Ahmed b. Hanbal, II/400]

33.“O People! Do your tasks with energy. Because when you become weary of [prayers and worshipping] Allah becomes weary of recording blessings. The most pleasant effort to Allah is that which is little, but constant.”[Bukhari, Al-Iman (Faith); 16]

34. “There is no veil between the prayer of the oppressed and Allah. Beware of being cursed.” [Bukhari, Al-Iman (Faith); 4]

35. “When trusts are lost [when tasks are given to those who are not competent], await the day of Judgement.” [Bukhari, Al-Ilm (Knowledge); 59]

36. “There are two blessings, and most people evaluate these blessings incorrectly: Health and free time.” [Bukhari, Al-Riqaq (Heart Melting Traditions); 1]

37.“The one who is strong in belief is more blessed in Allah’s presence than he who is weak in belief.” [Muslim, Al-Qadr (Destiny); 8]

38. “Reporting everything one hears is enough of a lie for every [believer].” [Muslim, Al-Iman (Faith); 3]

39. “Account to yourself before you are called to account.” [Tirmidhi, Al-Qiyama (Judgement); 25]

40. “If you see there to be danger with the truth, do not deviate from it. For salvation is only with the truth.” [At-Targhib wa-t- Tarhib, III/590]

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه قَالَ:
قَبَّلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ وَعِنْدَهُ الأَقْرَعُ بْنُ حَابِسٍ التَّمِيمِيُّ جَالِسًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ الأَقْرَعُ إِنَّ لِي عَشَرَةً مِنَ الْوَلَدِ مَا قَبَّلْتُ مِنْهُمْ أَحَدًا‏.‏ فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ لاَ يُرْحَمُ ‏"‏‏
God's Messenger kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali (his grandchild) while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them", God's Messenger cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." (Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), 18)

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