The Profound Teachings of Rasulullah (SAW)

The Profound Teachings of Rasulullah (SAW)

“I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning”
~Rasulullah (SAW)

Many people these days wonder what the teachings of Islam are; what better way to find out than to turn to the words of Rasulullah (SAW) himself? Here is a glimpse of his teachings in every aspect of life:

Spirituality
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Wealth does not come from having great riches; (true) wealth is contentment of the soul.”  (Sahih Bukhari)
Cognizance
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The similitude of the one who contemplates his Lord versus the one who does not is that of the living versus the dead.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Sincerity
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Actions will be judged according to their intentions.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Mercy
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Show mercy to those on earth so that He who is in heaven will have mercy on you.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Gentleness
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Whoever is deprived of gentleness is deprived of all good.” (Sahih Muslim)
Forgiveness
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Virtue
Rasulullah (SAW) 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-Tirmidhi)
Justice
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The most virtuous jihad is when one speaks a word of truth before an unjust ruler.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Civility
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The Muslim does not slander, curse, speak obscenely, or speak rudely.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Honesty
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Tolerance
Once Rasulullah (SAW) was seated at some place in Medina, along with his Companions. During this time a funeral procession passed by. On seeing this, Rasulullah (SAW) stood up. One of his companions remarked that the funeral was that of a Jew. Rasulullah (SAW) replied: “Was he not a human being?” (Sahih Bukhari)
A disbelieving Bedouin urinated in the mosque, and the people rushed to beat him. Rasulullah (SAW) ordered them to leave him alone, let him finish and pour water over the place where he has passed urine. Rasulullah (SAW) then explained to the Bedouin calmly, “This is a place of worship; in it is the worship of Allah and the reading of Qur’an.” After the Bedouin had left, Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (Saihah Bukhari)
Equality
Rasulullah (SAW) 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
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Simplicity
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “What is little but sufficient is better than that which is abundant but causes heedlessness.” (Sahih Ibn Hibban)
Humility
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah has revealed to me that you must be humble, so that no one oppresses another and boasts over another.” (Sahih Muslim)
Generosity
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The food of two people is enough for three, and the food of three people is enough for four.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Appreciation
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Whoever does not thank people (for their favors) has not thanked Allah (properly), Mighty and Glorious is He.” ( At-Tirmidhi)
Calmness
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Calmness and determination is from Allah and haste is from Shaytaan.” (Sunan At-Tirmidhi)
Patience
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “No one can give a better or more abundant gift than patience.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Perseverance
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “There is no clement person who has not stumbled, nor is there no wise person who possesses no experience.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Nonjudgmental
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Do not search for (the faults of others), for if anyone searches for (others) faults, Allah will search for his.” (Abû Dawud)
Self-critical
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Blessed is he who preoccupies himself with his own defects, rather than those of others.” (Musnad Al-Bazzar)
Advice
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Make things easy (for people) and do not make them difficult, and cheer people up and do not drive them away.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Moderation
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Charity
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Community
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The believer is not the one who eats his fill when the neighbour beside him is hungry.” (Al-Bayhaqi)
Affability
Rasulullah (SAW) 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).” (Al-Baihaqi)
Business Ethics
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “A truthful and trustworthy merchant will be in the company of the prophets, the very truthful, and the martyrs.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Employment
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Pay the laborer his due before his sweat dries.” (Ibn Majah)
Leadership
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “On a journey, the leader of the group is their servant.” (Ibn Majah)
Reliability
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “He who does not keep his trusts lacks in faith and he who does not keep his agreements lacks in religion.” (Al-Baihaqi)
Accountability
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The burden of proof is upon the plaintiff and the taking of oath is upon the defendant.” (Al-Bayhaqi)
Responsibility
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Each one of you is a guardian and is responsible for what he is entrusted with.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Morality
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Nobility
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “None but a noble man treats women in an honorable manner, and none but an ignoble treats women disgracefully.” (At-Tirmidhi)

Unity
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (Sahih Muslim)
Family
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our little ones and respect to our elders.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Efficiency
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “There are two blessings that many people fail to make the most of: good health and free time.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Education
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Seeking knowledge is a religious obligation for every Muslim (male or female).” (Ibn Majah)
Inquiry
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “The cure for ignorance is to question.”  (Abû Dawud)
Vigilance
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “A believer is not stung from the same hole twice.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Discipline
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Modesty
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Modesty is part of faith.” (Sahih Muslim)
Beauty
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty.” (Sahih Muslim)
Hygiene
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Purity and cleanliness is part of faith.” (Sahih Muslim)
Diet
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Nature
Rasulullah (SAW) 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.” (Sahih Muslim)
Animals
Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Anyone who kills even a sparrow for no reason (should know that) it will cry aloud 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-Nasa’i)
Ayesha (RA) said: “I was once riding a difficult (slow-moving) camel, so I kept hitting it. When Rasulullah (SAW) saw me, he Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Be gentle, for gentleness adorns everything in which it is found, and its absence leaves everything tainted.” (Musnad Ahmad)

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4 comments on “The Profound Teachings of Rasulullah (SAW)

  1. kamaal un Nabi Khan says:

    Dear Muslimah Assalamalaicum,
    I am found of your articles as reads old one also. This article covers all characteristic of a human being, it is very excellent and must be implemented in one’s life. Allah will grace you and keep on your zikr for good deeds in front of angels
    Allah Hafiz

  2. Mohammad says:

    Salamu alaikum, may Allah reward you and every other person for your wonderful post.

  3. missy me says:

    Aslm Sister Muslimah

    Shukran for the wonderful and inspiring post, you and your post are great inspirations to me and I am sure many others as well. May Allah reward you always sister.May Allah great your wishes, dreams and desires to be fulfilled, May Allah keep you an inspiration always. Aameen.
    Wslm

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Jazakumullah for the kind words and the duas, May Allah Thee Almighty reward you sister.Aameen.

      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You & when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen”

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