Forty Hadith

al-arbaoon Please see PDF for Hadith compilation – Jazak Allah



All praise is due to Allah Who made His creation and portions out His slaves to be rich and poor. He set down rain and opened the channels for the rain to percolate into the soil. I praise Him – glorified is He – Who bestows abundant reward to the obedient ones and veils the disobedient one. He is the one who knows what is above the sky and what is beneath the soil; the crawling of the ant in the night when it crawls is not hidden from His knowledge.

The heavens and His angels glorify Him, and the stars and their orbits glorify Him. The rivers and their fish glorify Him; the earth and its inhabitants glorify Him and the oceans and creatures living in them glorify Him.

I testify there is none worthy of worship except Allah Alone; He has no partner, equal to Him or bearing any similarity to Him. And I testify that Muhammad is His slave, messenger, honest and intimate friend, and the best of His creatures as well as the custodian over His revelation.

He sent him as a mercy to the universe and as a proof to the entire mankind. May Allah’s blessings be upon him as much as the mention of him by the righteous, and as many as (the number of) the alternating days and nights. We ask Allah the Exalted to make us all be among his righteous followers, and may He resurrect us in his company on the day of resurrection. Ameen.


To proceed,

The tradition in Muslim religious literature of gathering collections of forty Hadiths dates as far back as the first century after the Hijrah. Abdullah ibn Mubarak al-Marwazi (Allah have mercy on him) is thought to be the first to have gathered forty Hadith in a collection. Perhaps the most well-known collection is that of Imam an-Nawawi (Allah have mercy on him), which has been translated into English, and on which there are several commentaries.

The practice of gathering forty Hadiths springs from a Hadith, narrated through several Companions, which puts the spiritual rank of religious scholarship within easy reach of the ordinary believer: “Whoever memorises forty narrations for my nation in matters of this religion, Allah will raise him up a scholar and I shall be an intercessor and witness for him on the Day of Rising.”

Allah make us from them.


I have put together Hadith which are mostly related to Mu’aamalaat (social interactions). Which you will all agree is a very important part of our Deen, at the same time greatly neglected. There are a few specific for women, again whom we neglect and leave behind in Ta’leem and Tazkiyah (Islamic education and spirituality). The rest are Fadhail (virtues) or evil traits which I am sure we all hear time and again, but often forget to practise upon or refrain from the latter.

(Mawlana) Ismail ibn Nazir Satia (One who is in dire need of Allah’s forgiveness, mercy and pleasure)

3 Rabiul Akhar 1438

Wise words. . .

*Buffalos kill 7 people every year.*
*Lions kill 500 people every year.*
*Hippos kill 800 people every year.*
*Spiders kill 5000 people every year.*
*Scorpions kill 7000 people every year.*
*Snakes kill 10000 people every year.**And then, surprisingly,*

*Mosquitoes kill 2.7 million people every year. Yes, the smallest are the deadliest!*

*Small ‘sins’, hardly noticed by many, are the most deadly to your spiritual life.*

*Avoid excuses for not praying and allotting few moments of your day to your Creator.*

*Sins of omission are just as deadly as sins of commission.*

*Gossiping and small lies, are committed more frequently and are deadly.*

*Mind those little compromises that you do daily. They are the ones that will bring your downfall.*

*Successful people have two things on their lips, “Smile and silence”.*

*Smile can solve problems, while*
*Silence can avoid problems.*

*Sugar and salt may be mixed together*
*but ants reject the salt and carry away only the sugar.*

*Select the right people in life and make your life better and sweeter.*

*If you failed to achieve your dreams, change your ways not your Creator.*

*Remember, trees change their leaves, not their roots.*

*You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.*

*Haters will see you walking on water and say it’s because you can’t swim.*

*Even if you dance on water, Your enemies will accuse you of raising dust.*

*Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your own hands.*

*Remember Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.*


Five driving mistakes you don’t even know you’re making

Every driver makes mistakes. Here, experts reveal those faults you may not even know you’re guilty of

If you’ve been driving for years, it can be easy to assume you are the world’s best driver. But with confidence can come complacency – and it’s easy to let skills slip. The truth is, you may not be quite as perfect as you think.

To find out how you rate behind the wheel, take a look at the list below. It outlines common mistakes made by drivers, as identified by road-safety experts. The worrying thing is that most of us don’t even know we’re making them.

Safety first: ignore your phone until you are parked and off the road

1) Getting distracted

It can be tempting to peek at a text message, fiddle with the radio, or turn around to tell the kids off while driving. We only look away from the road for a few seconds, but an awful lot can happen in those precious moments.

“Taking your eye off the road, just for a second, to read an alert or check who a call came from can have potentially fatal results,” says Aviva’s Adam Beckett. “Many people do not realise it is an offence to use a mobile phone even while a vehicle is stationary in a lay-by, traffic jam, traffic lights or at the side of the road, with the engine running. We would encourage all motorists to ignore their phone until they have parked up and can safely use it.”

Planning extraordinaire: organise your route ahead of time and you’ll save precious time

2) Not planning ahead

You may think leaving your route-planning to the last minute is an amusing expression of your seat-of-the-pants approach to life. But Nick Lloyd, road safety manager (England) at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), says it can be a hazardous mistake.

“You need a good idea of where you’re going and how long it is likely to take,” he says. “If not, you’ll end up rushing, and that significantly increases your chances of a crash.”

Signs and signals: let everyone know what you’re doing by using your indicators

3) Poor signalling at roundabouts

Everyone knows the drill at roundabouts. Signal right if your exit is past 12 o’clock, thereby sending a clear message to other road users about your intentions.

But IAM’s Mr Lewis says too many people forget the next part of the sequence: signalling left when they want to turn off. “You should do this midway through the junction before the one you’re taking,” he advises. “That will ensure everyone knows where you’re headed and will clear a path accordingly.”

Mirror, signal, manoeuvre: always remember to look in your mirror for cyclists

4) Insufficient use of mirrors

Remember the rule from your driving-test days: mirror, signal, manoeuvre. Mr Lewis says this is frequently forgotten by seasoned drivers, who don’t even realise their lack of attention to mirrors.

“For example,” he states, “many drivers don’t look in their mirrors when in traffic to see if cyclists or motorcyclists are trying to filter past. That greatly increases the chances of driving into them.”

Stay sharp: keep hydrated and you’ll be more alert behind the wheel.

5) Not drinking enough water

Perhaps the most surprising mistake of all. What on earth have your drinking habits got to do with road safety?

The answer is a great deal. Because as Mr Lewis explains: “A one per cent drop in hydration has a massive impact on concentration levels. Many drivers don’t realise this, and therefore don’t drink nearly enough water to keep them on the ball for the duration of their journey.”

His advice is simple: “Drink plenty. And if it means you have to stop more regularly, that will be a further aid to warding off fatigue”.


The Great Robbery.


During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”

Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.

When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her: “Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!”

This is called “Being Professional” Focus only on what you are trained to do!

When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big brother, let’s count how much we got.”

The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!”

This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications!

After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.

This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!

The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.”

This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than your job.

The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!”

This is called “Knowledge is worth as much as gold!”

The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.

This is called “Seizing the opportunity.” Daring to take risks!

So who are the real robbers here?


The Wisdom Behind God’s Law……/How-beat-addictions-literally-…


الزَّانِيَةُ وَالزَّانِي فَاجْلِدُوا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِّنْهُمَا مِائَةَ جَلْدَةٍ وَلَا تَأْخُذْكُم بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَلْيَشْهَدْ عَذَابَهُمَا طَائِفَةٌ مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.
Quran [Surah An-Noor:2]

Indeed Allah is All Wise, He knows what’s better for us, as HE is the One who Created us.

People think that this is extremism and against human rights if it is from Islam, however when they come up with something after 1437 years they think it’s a way forward.


24 Rabiul  Awwal 1437

Ten Lessons learnt from 2015


  1. Don’t expect anything from anyone, no matter how much kindness you show.
  2. Whoever wants to do something will do it, those who do not want to will find excuses.
  3. Don’t trust anyone, people are hypocritical and two-faced – no matter how religious they appear.
  4. Don’t wait for people to apologise, they don’t. Getting an apology from some people is like getting blood out of a stone.
  5. Nothings lasts: not happiness nor sadness.
  6. Honesty and openness don’t exist, not even in so-called religious folk. Both are as extinct as dinosaurs.
  7. Solitude is bliss.
  8. Know your worth, don’t let anyone put you down.
  9. If people are arrogant, self-centred and stubborn – don’t complain! Thank God you are not like them.
  10. Having trust in God works wonders, especially in times when you least expect.                                                                                                                                          I request brothers and sisters to write their own lesson(s) learnt from this last year In Sha Allah, in the comments below.                                                                     Ismail Ibn Nazir Satia


1. Make Continuous  Istighfaar:

“And said: ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; ‘He will send rain to you in abundance, increase you in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.”

~ [71:10-12]

2. Fear Allah ﺳﺒﺤﺎﻧﻪ ﻭﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ. Have Taqwa:

“Whosoever fears Allah ‘keeps his duty to Him’, He will make a way for him to get out from every difficulty. And He will provide for him from (sources) he could never imagine.”
~ [65:2-3]

3. Depend on Allah:

Umar RA said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ, say, ‘If you were to rely on Allah as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out early in the morning hungry and return in the evening full’.” –
~ [Narrated by At-Tirmidhi and he said, “Hadith Hassan”]

4. Visit Your Kinship:

Imam Bukhari and Muslim said the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said as reported by Anas ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ
“He who desires that he be granted more wealth/ provisions, and his life be prolonged should maintain good ties with his kinship.”
In the book of Imam Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi and At-Tabarani the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, “Maintaining good ties with kinship brings love between relatives, and increases wealth, and prolongs life.”

5. Giving charity:

“Whatsoever you spend of anything for Allah, He will replace it. He is the best of those who grant Sustenance.”
~ [34:39]

Imam Bukhari and Muslim said, Abu Hurayrah RA reported that the Messenger of Allah, ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ, said, “Allah Almighty says, ‘Son of Adam, spend and you will be spent on’.”

In At-Tabarani, The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ visited Bilal RA when he was ill. Bilal ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ pulled out some dates. The Prophet said, ‘what is that Bilal?’

He said, ‘dates, I saved for you’.

The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, ‘Oh Bilal, spend it and do not fear it becoming less’.

In At-Tirmidhi, The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, “I can take an oath on 3 things: [one of them] Sadaqah (charity) does not reduce one’s wealth.”