Selected Sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) The Messenger of Peace and Tolerance
From Nahj al-Fasaha by Ghulam Hussain al-Majidi.
The English translation By: Prof. Dr. Yasin T. al-Jibouri
The most perfect among the faithful is one whose manners are the best, and your best men are those who are the best in treating their women.
The first to be weighed in the scales is the good conduct.
It is the right of the neighbor is that if he falls sick, you should go to visit him; if he dies, you should walk behind his coffin; if he asks you to give him a loan, you should loan him; if he gains something good, you congratulate him; if he is afflicted by a calamity, you should console him; do not raise your building above his and thus block the wind from reaching him.
It is the right of the son on his father to teach him writing, swimming and targeting, that he gives him sustenance of only what is good, and that he marries him off when he comes of age.
It is the right of the husband on the wife that she must not fast for a single day without his permission except with regard to what is obligatory; otherwise, she would be committing a sin and her fast will not be accepted. She must not give away anything from his house except with his permission; otherwise, the rewards will be due to him while the burden will be on her. She must not leave his house except with his permission; otherwise, Allah and His angels of wrath will curse her unless she repents or seeks his forgiveness even if he may be unfair.
It is the right of the wife that her husband feeds when he partakes of food, clothes her when he clothes himself, that he must never slap her on the face nor call her ugly nor desert her except while staying at the same house.
Your serving your wife is charity.
Stay away from wine for it is the key to every evil.
Avoid all intoxicants.
I forbid you from partaking of a little of anything much of which intoxicates.
Beware of wine, for its sin branches out to other sins; also, its tree multiplies into other trees (through seeds).
Allah has prohibited wine, and anything that intoxicates is prohibitive.
Trading in wine is prohibited.
Wine is the mother of abominations; the prayers of one who drinks it will not be accepted for forty days; so, if he dies while there is still in his stomach some of it, he dies the death of the days of jahiliyya (pre-Islamic period).
Four types of people will never be permitted by Allah to enter Paradise, nor will He permit them to taste of its felicity.
When a servant of Allah commits adultery, conviction (iman) comes out of him, staying above his head like a shade; if he quits doing it, it returns to him.
Four types of people are held by Allah in contempt: a seller who always swears (so people would believe him and buy his merchandise), a poor person who tries to show off, an aged man who commits adultery, and an unjust imam.
Allah’s wrath intensified against a women who introduced into a people a son who did not belong to them, one who looks at their faults while sharing their wealth.
Adulterers will come (on Judgment Day) with their faces burning.
The seven heavens, the seven earths and the mountains all curse the aged adulterer.
Eyes’ adultery is looking (at what is prohibited).
The tongue’s adultery is speech.
Adultery brings about poverty.
Every eye is an adulteress; if a woman wears perfume then passes by a place where men are sitting, she commits adultery.
The greatest fear I have about my nation is what the folks of Lot used to do (i.e. homosexuality).
A woman who gives birth is more loved by Allah Almighty than a good looking woman who does not give birth; I shall brag about your numbers to other nations on the Judgment Day.
If a man looks at his woman (affectionately) and she looks at him (likewise), Allah Almighty will look at both of them with a look of mercy.
A woman is married for her faith, wealth and beauty; so, I commend the woman with the faith to you, may your hands be rubbed with dust!
Every individual from among the offspring of Adam is a master: The man is the master of his family, and the woman is the mistress of her home.
Allah Almighty hates divorce.
Get married and do not divorce, for Allah does not like those men who run after their taste or the women who do the same.
Get married and do not divorce, for divorce causes the `Arsh (of the Almighty) to shake.
There is nothing permissible which Allah hates more than divorce. If a woman asks her husband for divorce without harm afflicting her, she will be banned from sniffing the aroma of Paradise (much less entering it).