Anas (radiallahu anhu) said that the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: The dead person is followed (to his grave) by three: His family, his wealth and his actions. Two of them return and only one remains. His family and wealth return, but his actions remain.
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever exerts himself to have patience and pushes himself, when he doesn’t think that he can be patient anymore, Allaah will grant him success and Allaah will make him patient because of his struggle.
Collected by Ahmad in his Musnad (3/12) from the narration of Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree. It was also collected by al-Bukhaaree (1469) and Muslim (1089) with a longer wording.
The Believing Women Would Return to their Homes Unrecognized
Narrated ‘Āisha (رضي الله عنه):
“RasulAllāh (ﷺ) used to offer the Fajr prayer and some believing women covered with their veiling sheets used to attend the Fajr prayer with him and then they would return to their homes unrecognized.”
[Saheeh Al-Bukhāri Volume 1, Book 8, Hadeeth no. 368]
Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullāh) in the Tafsir of this Hadeeth explains:
“This Hadeeth makes it clear that the Islamic dress is concealing of the entire body as explained in this Hadeeth. Only with the complete cover including the face and hands can a woman not be recognized. This was the understanding and practice of the Sahābah and they were the best of group, the noblest in the sight of Allāh subhānahu wa ta'āla with the most complete Eemaan and noblest of characters. So if the practice of the women of the Sahābah was to wear the complete veil then how can we deviate from their path?
[Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen in the book Hijāb, page 12 & 13]
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah has appointed an angel in the womb, and the angel says, ‘O Lord! A drop of discharge (i.e. of semen), O Lord! a clot, O Lord! a piece of flesh.’ And then, if Allah wishes to complete the child’s creation, the angel will say. 'O Lord! A male or a female? O Lord! wretched or blessed (in religion)? What will his livelihood be? What will his age be?’ The angel writes all this while the child is in the womb of its mother.”
[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 4, no. 550. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan]
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, 'I have never received
any good from you.”
[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, no. 28. Translated by Dr. Muhammd Muhsin Khan]
I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “Allah will bring forth the severest Hour, and then all the Believers, men and women, will prostrate themselves before Him, but there will remain those who used to prostrate in the world for showing off and for gaining good reputation. Such people will try to prostrate (on the Day of Judgment) but their backs will be as stiff as if it is one bone (a single vertebra).”
[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 6, no. 441. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan]
Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) said, “If anyone of you can get one Rak'a of the 'Asr prayer before sunset, he should complete his prayer. If any of you can get one Rak'a of the Fajr prayer before sunrise, he should complete his prayer.”
[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, no. 531. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan]
Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sīnan (Allāh be pleased with him) reported that: the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said,
“How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him.“
[Sahīh Muslim. Rīyad as-Sālihin: The Book of Miscellany – Book 1, Hadith no. 27. Source: Dar-us-salam English Publication]
Narrated Haritha bin Wahb Al-Khuzai (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu):
I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying: “May I tell you of the people of Paradise? They are every weak, poor and obscure person whom the people look down upon but when he takes an oath to do something, his oath is fulfilled by Allah. And may I inform you of the people of the Hell-Fire? They are all those violent, arrogant and stubborn people.”
[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 6, no. 440. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan]
The Relationship Between the Noble Wives of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ)
It is reported that ‘Ā’ishah (Allāh be pleased with her) said,
“Umm Habibāh (Allāh be pleased with her) called for me on her deathbed and said, 'There used to occur between us the kinds of things that happen between co-wives (al-darā’ir), so may Allāh forgive me and you those things.’
I said, ‘May Allāh forgive you all those things and release you from [all liability] for that.’
She replied, ‘You have made me happy, may Allāh make you happy.’
And she sent for Umm Salamah (Allāh be pleased with her) and said the same things to her.’“
[Source: Imām Al-Dhahābee, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa’, Vol. 2, p. 223]
When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) finished his prayer late in the night, he would see if I was awake and he would talk to me. If I was sleeping, he would awaken me, and pray two rak'ahs, then he would lie down as long as the mu'adhdhin came to him and call him for the dawn prayer. Then he would pray two rak'ahs lightly and come out for prayer.
A'ishah (رضي الله عنها) [Reference: Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Voluntary Prayers, Hadeeth no. 1262. Reported from Salim Abu An Nadr, from Abu Salamah (رضي الله عنه)]
Abu Abdullah Al-Jadali narrated: “I asked A'ishah (رضي الله عنه) about the character of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). She said: ‘He was not obscene, nor uttering obscenities, nor screaming in the markets, he would not return an evil with an evil, but rather he was pardoning and forgiving.’“
Safīya, the wife of the Prophet (ﷺ) told me that she went to Allāh’s Apostle (ﷺ) to visit him in the mosque while he was in I'tikāf in the last ten days of Ramadān. She had a talk with him for a while, then she got up in order to return home. The Prophet (ﷺ) accompanied her. When they reached the gate of the mosque, opposite the door of Um-Salama, two Ansārī men were passing by and they greeted Allāh’s Apostle (ﷺ). He told them: Do not run away! And said, “She is (my wife) Safīya bint Huyai.” Both of them said, “SubhanAllāh, (How dare we think of any evil) O Allāh’s Apostle!” And they felt it. The Prophet (ﷺ) said (to them), “Shaytān reaches everywhere in the human body as blood reaches in it, (everywhere in one’s body). I was afraid lest Shaytān might insert an evil thought in your minds.”
[Sahīh Bukhārī Vol. 3, Hadīth no. 251. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]
Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) said, “The (Hell) Fire complained to its Lord saying, 'O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.’ So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in summer, and this is the reason for the severe heat and the bitter cold you find (in weather).”