Five Pillars

FAITH Imaan (Belief)

♣ Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

​1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) is Allah’s ​ Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.

​3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .

​4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)

​5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​♣ Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said:

“By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 13

♣ The Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam said:

“None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.”

Narrated by Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 14

​​​​♣ The Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam said:

“Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya (This term “Haya” covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc.) is a part of faith.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 8​​

♣ Once Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam passed by an Ansari (man) who was admonishing to his brother regarding Haya’. On that Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said, “Leave him as Haya’ is a part of faith.”

​​Narrated by Abdulla ibn Umar(RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 23

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​​​​​​♣ The Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam said:

“None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.”

Narrated by Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 12

♣ The Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam said:

“Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith:

1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake.

3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.”​​​​​

​​Narrated by Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 15

♣ The Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam said:

“Love for the Ansar is a sign of faith and hatred for the Ansar is a sign of hypocrisy.”

Narrated by Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 16

♣ ​​​Allah’s Apostle Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam was asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? He replied, “To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” The questioner again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To perform Hajj (Pilgrim age to Mecca) ‘Mubrur, (which is accepted by Allah and is performed with the intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure only and not to show off and without committing a sin and in accordance with the traditions of the Prophet).”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25​​

Prayers

♣  Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

​1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) is Allah’s Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.

​3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .

​4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)

​5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7

​​​​♣  Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said, “While I was at Mecca the roof of my house was opened and Gabriel (alaihissalam) descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zam-zam water. Then he brought a golden tray full of wisdom and faith and having poured its contents into my chest, he closed it. Then he took my hand and ascended with me to the nearest heaven, when I reached the nearest heaven, Gabriel (alaihissalam) said to the gatekeeper of the heaven, ‘Open (the gate).’ The gatekeeper asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (alaihissalam) answered: ‘Gabriel.’ He asked, ‘Is there anyone with you?’ Gabriel (alaihissalam) replied, ‘Yes, Muhammad (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) is with me.’ He asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (alaihissalam) said, ‘Yes.’ So the gate was opened and we went over the nearest heaven and there we saw a man sitting with some people on his right and some on his left. When he looked towards his right, he laughed and when he looked toward his left he wept. Then he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.’ I asked Gabriel, ‘Who is he?’ He replied, ‘He is Adam (alaihissalam) and the people on his right and left are the souls of his offspring. Those on his right are the people of Paradise and those on his left are the people of Hell and when he looks towards his right he laughs and when he looks towards his left he weeps.’ Then he ascended with me till he reached the second heaven and he (Gabriel) said to its gatekeeper, ‘Open (the gate).’ The gatekeeper said to him the same as the gatekeeper of the first heaven had said and he opened the gate. Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu) said: “Abu Dhar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) added that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) met Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus and Abraham (alaihissalam), he (Abu Dhar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)) did not mention on which heaven they were but he mentioned that he (the Prophet sallallahu alaihiwasallam ) met Adam (alaihissalam) on the nearest heaven and Abraham (alaihissalam) on the sixth heaven. Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu) said, “When Gabriel (alaihissalam) along with the Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) passed by Idris (alaihissalam), the latter said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.’ The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) asked, ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (alaihissalam) replied, ‘He is Idris.” The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) added, “I passed by Moses (alaihissalam) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.’ I asked Gabriel (alaihissalam), ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (alaihissalam) replied, ‘He is Moses.’ Then I passed by Jesus (alaihissalam) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ I asked, ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (alaihissalam) replied, ‘He is Jesus. Then I passed by Abraham (alaihissalam) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.’ I asked Gabriel (alaihissalam), ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (alaihissalam) replied, ‘He is Abraham. The Prophet added, ‘Then Gabriel ascended with me to a place where I heard the creaking of the pens.” Ibn Hazm and Anas bin Malik said: The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “Then Allah enjoined fifty prayers on my followers when I returned with this order of Allah, I passed by Moses (alaihissalam) who asked me, ‘What has Allah enjoined on your followers?’ I replied, ‘He has enjoined fifty prayers on them.’ Moses (alaihissalam) said, ‘Go back to your Lord (and appeal for reduction) for your followers will not be able to bear it.’ (So I went back to Allah and requested for reduction) and He reduced it to half. When I passed by Moses (alaihissalam) again and informed him about it, he said, ‘Go back to your Lord as your followers will not be able to bear it.’ So I returned to Allah and requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. I again passed by Moses (alaihissalam) and he said to me: ‘Return to your Lord, for your followers will not be able to bear it. So I returned to Allah and He said, ‘These are five prayers and they are all (equal to) fifty (in reward) for My Word does not change.’ I returned to Moses (alaihissalam) and he told me to go back once again. I replied, ‘Now I feel shy of asking my Lord again.’ Then Gabriel (alaihissalam) took me till we reached Sidrat-il-Muntaha (Lote tree of; the utmost boundry) which was shrouded in colors, indescribable. Then I was admitted into Paradise where I found small (tents or) walls (made) of pearls and its earth was of musk.”

Narrated by Abu Dhar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 8, Number 345​​

​​♣  I heard Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) saying, “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?” They said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Prophet added, “That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 10, Number 506

♣  I asked the Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) “Which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” I asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your parents” I again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, ‘To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s cause.” ‘Abdullah added, “I asked only that much and if I had asked more, the Prophet would have told me more.”

Narrated by Abdullah (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 10, Number 505

♣  The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) had said, “Offer some of your prayers (Nawafil) at home, and do not take your houses as graves.”

​Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 8, Number 424

​​​​♣  Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “If anyone of you enters a mosque, he should pray two Rakat before sitting.”

Narrated by Abu Qatada Al-Aslami (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 8, Number 435

​​​​​♣  Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) performed such lengthy nafl prayers, that his mubaarak legs became swollen. The Sahaabah said : “You undergo such great difficulties, where Allah had forgiven your past and the future sins.” Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said: “(When Allah Ta’aala has blessed me so much) should I not be a grateful servant?”

Narrated by Mughirah bin Shu’bah (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Shama-il Tirmidhi – Chapter 039, Hadith Number 001 (248)

♣  Ibn ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu reports that he once slept at the house of his aunt Maymunah (during his childhood). She slept on the width of the cushion and Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallarn slept on the length of the cushion. (Qaadi ‘Iyaad and others have translated pillow as a bed. When the original word means pillow and it is possible to use it in such a manner, it is not necessary to translate it as a bed. For instance, Sayyidina Rasulullah Saliallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam must have slept on the length of the pillow facing the qiblah, and Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu on the breadth of it, putting his head on the qiblah side). Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam (after having a little conversation with his wife) slept till the middle of the night, or till a little before that. Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam then awakened and began wiping off the signs of sleep from his face. He then recited the last ten aayaat of Surah Aali ‘Imraan (Inna fi khalqis samaawaati wal ard). (The ‘ulama say a little of the Qur-aan should be recited after awakening, as this creates strength and it is mustahab to recite these aayaat). He got up and went to a leather bag that was hanging and (took water in a utensil from it) performed wudu from it. He then commenced his salaah. ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says: ‘I also got up (performed wudu) and stood next to-him (on his left). Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam put his right hand on my head and caught my ear and twisted it (A muqtadi should stand on the right side of an Imaam. The ear was twisted to remind him. In one narration it is stated that, I began to sleep, so Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam caught my ear. In another narration it is stated he caught my ear and pulled me to his right side, so that I might stand on the right according to the sunnah). He performed two rak’ahs, then two rak’ahs, then two rak’ahs, then two, rak’ahs, then two rak’ahs, then two rak’ahs. Ma’n (a narrator of this hadith) says Rasulullah Sallallahu’Alayhi Wasallam recited two two rak’ahs six times (the total of twelve rak’ahs. Mulla ‘Ali Qaari has written that according to the madh-hab of Imaam Aa’zam Abu Hanifah, in tahajjud prayers there are twelve rak’ahs). He then performed the witr salaah and slept. When the mu-adh-dhin (Sayyidina Bilaal Radiyallahu’Anhu) came to him, he got up and recited two short rak’ahs and went for the fajr salaah.

​​​​​​​Narrated by Ibn Abbas (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Shama-il Tirmidhi – Chapter 039, Hadith Number 005 (252)

​​♣  Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid.”

​​Narrated by Ubada bin As-Samit (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 12, Number 723

Fasting

♣ Allah’s Apostle Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

​1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is Allah’s ​ Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.

​3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .

​4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)

​5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7

♣ ​​​​Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell him twice, ‘I am fasting.” The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) added, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 118​​

♣ The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.”

​Narrated by Sahl (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 120

♣ Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “When Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 122

♣ Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”

​Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 123 &

​Sahih Muslim – Book 006, Hadith Number 2361.

​​​​♣ I heard Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, “When you see the crescent (of the month of Ramadan), start fasting, and when you see the crescent (of the month of Shawwal), stop fasting; and if the sky is overcast (and you can’t see It) then regard the crescent (month) of Ramadan (as of 30 days)”.

Narrated by Ibn Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 124

Sahih Muslim – Book 006, Hadith Number 2363.​

♣ ​​​​​The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 125

♣ The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)”

​​​​​​​Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 127

​​♣ ​​Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’ Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.’ By Him in Whose Hands my soul is’ The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 128

♣ Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) mentioned Ramadan and said, “Do not fast unless you see the crescent (of Ramadan), and do not give up fasting till you see the crescent (of Shawwal), but if the sky is overcast (if you cannot see it), then act on estimation (i.e. count Sha’ban as 30 days).”

​​​​​​​Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 130

♣ Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “The month (can be) 29 nights (i.e. days), and do not fast till you see the moon, and if the sky is overcast, then complete Sha’ban as thirty days.”​​​​

​​Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 131

♣ The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Take Suhur as there is a blessing in it.”

Narrated by Anas bin Malik (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 31, Number 146

♣ Abdullah bin Shaqeeq RadhiAllahu ‘Anhu reports: “I inquired from ‘Aayeshah RadhiAllahu ‘Anha regarding the (nafil) saum of Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. She replied: ‘At times Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam fasted continuously. We used to say, he will keep on fasting (this month). At times he did not fast, till we began thinking he will not fast (that month). Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam did not fast for a month after he came to Madinah, besides the fasts of Ramadhan'”.​​​​​​​​​​

Narrated by Abdullah bin Shaqeeq (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Shama-il Tirmidhi – Chapter 042, Hadith Number 001 (281)

 

Zakat

♣  Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

​1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) is Allah’s ​ Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.

​3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .

​4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)

​5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7

♣  ​​​​I gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) for offering prayer perfectly giving Zakat and giving good advice to every Muslim.

Narrated by Jarir bin ‘Abdullah (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 24, Number 484

​​​​♣  Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, ‘I am your wealth, I am your treasure.’ ” Then the Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) recited the holy verses:-

‘Let not those who withhold . . .’ (to the end of the verse). (3.180).

​Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 24, Number 486

♣  Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “No Zakat is due on property mounting to less than five Uqiyas (of silver), and no Zakat is due on less than five camels, and there is no Zakat on less than five Wasqs.”

(A Wasqs equals 60 Sa’s) & (1 Sa=3 K gms App.)

Narrated by Abu Said (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 24, Number 487

♣  Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “If one give in charity what equals one date-fruit fro the honestly-earned money and Allah accepts only the honestly earned money –Allah takes it in His right (hand) ar then enlarges its reward for that person (who has given it), as anyone of you brings up his baby horse, so much s that it becomes as big as a mountain.

​Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 24, Number 491

♣  The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till your wealth increases so much so that one will be worried, for no one will accept his Zakat and the person to whom he will give it will reply, ‘I am not in need of it.’ “

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 24, Number 493

​​​​​♣  Abu Bakr (RadiyAllahu Anhu) said, “By Allah! If they (pay me the Zakat and) with-hold even a she-kid which they used to pay during the life-time of Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam), I will fight with them for it.” ‘Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) said, “It was nothing but Allah Who opened Abu Bakr’s chest towards the decision to fight, and I came to know that his decision was right.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 24, Number 536

♣  The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “The poor person is not the one who asks a morsel or two (of meals) from the others, but the poor is the one who has nothing and is ashamed to beg from others.”​​​​​​

​Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 24, Number 554

Hajj

♣ Allah’s Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

​1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) is Allah’s ​ Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.

​3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .

​4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)

​5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7

♣ The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) was asked, “Which is the best deed?” He said, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle.” He was then asked, “Which is the next (in goodness)?” He said, “To participate in Jihad in Allah’s Cause.” He was then asked, “Which is the next?” He said, “To perform Hajj-Mabrur. “

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sa​hih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 26, Number 594

​​♣ (The mother of the faithful believers) I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We consider Jihad as the best deed.” The Prophet said, “The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur. “

​Narrated by Aisha (RadiyAllahu Anha)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 26, Number 595

♣ The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “Whoever performs Hajj for Allah’s pleasure and does not have sexual relations with his wife, and does not do evil or sins then he will return (after Hajj free from all sins) as if he were born anew.”

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 2, Book 26, Number 596

♣ Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, “(The performance of) ‘Umra is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise.”

​​Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 27, Number 1

♣ Ikrima bin Khalid asked Ibn Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) about performing ‘Umra before Hajj. Ibn Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) replied, “There is no harm in it.” ‘Ikrima said, “Ibn Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) also said, ‘The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) had performed ‘Umra before performing Hajj.'”

Narrated by Ibn Juraij (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 27, Number 2

♣ ​​​​​I asked Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu) how many times the Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) had performed ‘Umra. He replied, “Four times. 1. ‘Umra of Hudaibiya in Dhi-l-Qa’da when the pagans hindered him; 2. ‘Umra in the following year in Dhi-l-Qa’da after the peace treaty with them (the pagans); 3. ‘Umra from Al-Jr’rana where he distributed the war booty.” I think he meant the booty (of the battle) of Hunain. I asked, “How many times did he perform Hajj?” He (Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu)) replied, “Once. “

Narrated by Qatada (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​

Book – Sahih al Bukhari – Volume 3, Book 27, Number 6