40 short hadiths filled with wisdom (2022)

40 short hadiths filled with wisdom (1)

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Reading hadiths provides many benefits such as “general knowledge of such fundamentals as the belief in Allah, the messengerhood of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), the Last Day and so on; as well as the general moral prescriptions of Islam to do good, avoid evil, perform the prayer, fast Ramadan, and so forth.”1

Here are some short hadiths filled with vital wisdom for living the good life.

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  1. The Prophet of Allah, sallallahu alayhee wa alehee wasalam said: “Religion is sincerity.” We said: “To whom, O the Prophet of Allah?” He said: “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” [Muslim, Iman (Faith), 95]
  2. “Islam necessitates having good moral qualities.” [Qanz Al-Ummal, 3/17, Hadith No: 5225]
  3. “Whoever is not merciful (to the creation) will not be shown mercy by Allah.” [Muslim, Fada’il (Virtues), 66; Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 16]
  4. “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).” [Bukhari, Ilm (Knowledge), 12; Muslim, Jihad (Holy Struggle), 6]
  5. Another admonition man has learned from the prophets is the following maxim: “If you have no modesty, then do whatever you wish.” [Bukhari, anbiya’ (Prophets), 54; Aboo Dawood, adab (Good Manners), 6]
  6. “Whoever opens a way to a charitable deed is like the one that has done this good deed (himself).”
    [Tirmidhi, ilm (Knowledge), 14]
  7. “A believer is not bitten twice from the same hole.” (A believer is not mistaken twice with the same fault).
    [Bukhari, adab (Manners), 83; Muslim, Dhuhd (Adherence to Devotions), 63]
  8. “Fear Allah wherever you are. Do good immediately after a sinful act to erase it, and always be well-mannered in your relationship with people.” [Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 55]
  9. “Allah is pleased with your doing your jobs, deeds and tasks well and soundly.” [Tabarani, Al-Mujamu Al-Awsah, 1/275; Bayhaqi, Shu’ab Al-Iman (Branches of Faith) 4/334]
  10. “Faith is composed of 70 odd branches; of which the highest is belief in ‘La Ilaha Illallah’ [There is no God but Allah] and the lowest is the removal of a hindrance from the road, and the sense of modesty is an important branch of Faith.” [Bukhari, Iman (Faith), 3; Muslim, Iman (Faith), 57-58]
  11. “Whoever sees something evil should change it with his hands (unless by doing this it creates a bigger evil). If he cannot, then with his tongue; and if he cannot do even that, then in his heart, which is the weakest degree of faith.” [Muslim, Iman (Faith), 78; Aboo Dawood, Salah (Prayers), 248]
  12. “The eyes of 2 people that will never witness the fire of Hell: the eyes of a soldier who keeps guard at frontiers and on battlefields, and of those whose awe of Allah causes them to cry.” [Tirmidhi, Fadha’il Al-Jihad (Virtues of War), 12]
  13. “There is no giving of harm to others nor retaliating harm with harm.” [Ibn Ma’jah, Ahqam (Decrees), 17; Muwattah, Aqdiyyah, 31]
  14. “None of you will have true faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.” [Bukhari, Iman (Faith), 7; Muslim, Iman (Faith), 71]
  15. “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever has fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfil his needs; whoever has brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever has screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him (of his faults) on the Day of Resurrection.” [Bukhari, Mazalim (Injustices), 3; Muslim, Birr (Piety), 58]
  16. “None of you will enter Paradise unless you have faith, and none of you truly have faith unless you love each other.” [Muslim, Iman (Faith), 93; Tirmidhi, Sifat Al-Qiyamah (Attributes of Doomsday) 56]
  17. “A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands the Muslims are safe and a believer is one in whom people place their trust in regard to their life and wealth.” [Tirmidhi, Iman (Faith), 12; Nasa’ee, Iman (Faith), 8]
  18. “Do not shun each other; do not ignore one another; do not hate one another; and do not envy one another; and be brothers with one another, O slaves of Allah. No Muslim is allowed to shun his (Muslim) brother for more than 3 days.” [Bukhari, Adab (Manners), 57-58]
  19. “It is incumbent upon you to be always truthful, for truthfulness guides to absolute piety and piety leads to Paradise. A man who always tells the truth and pursues the truth is written with Allah as a truthful one. Refrain from lying, for lying guides to sinfulness and sinfulness leads to Hellfire. A man continues to tell lies and pursues lies until he is written with Allah as a liar.” [Bukhari, Adab (Manners), 69; Muslim, Birr (Piety), 103, 104]
  20. “Do not quarrel with your (Muslim) brothers. Do not make them such jokes as they will not like. Do not make promises to them that you will not keep.” [Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 58]
  21. “Your smiling in the face of your (Muslim) brother is charity; enjoining the good and forbidding the evil is charity; your guiding a man that has lost his way is charity; and your removing of stones, thorns, and bones from people’s paths is charity for you.” [Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 36]
  22. “Allah does not look at your appearance or your possessions; but He looks at your heart and your deeds.” [Muslim, Birr (Piety), 33; Ibn Majah, Dhuhd (Observance of Devotions) 9; Ahmad bin Hanbal, 2/285, 539]
  23. “Allah’s Pleasure lies in the pleasure of one’s parents; while His Wrath too lies in the wrath of theirs.” [Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 3]
  24. “Three prayers are answered without doubt: A prayer by a person suffering injustice, and a prayer by a traveller, and a prayer by a father for his children.” [Ibn Majah, Dua (Prayer), 11]
  25. “No father can give his children a better gift than good manners.” [Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 33]
  26. “The best among you are those who give the best treatment to their wives.” [Tirmidhi, Radah, 11; Ibn Majah, Niqah (Wedding), 50]
  27. “Whoever does not show affection to the young and respect to the old is not one of us.” [Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 15; Aboo Dawood, Adab (Manners) 66]
  28. “Making a motion of his index and middle fingers our Prophet said, ‘Whoever supports an orphan from among his own or any other family will be as close to me in Heaven as these fingers are close to each other.” [Bukhari, Talaq (Divorce), 25; Adab (Good Manners), 24; Muslim, Dhuhd (Observance of Devotions), 42]
  29. “Avoid the 7 great destructive sins.” The Muslims enquired, “O Messenger of Allah! What are they? “He said, “To join others in worship along with Allah (shirk), to practice sorcery (magic), to kill the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause(according to Islamic law) (murder), to eat up Ribah (usury) (interest), to eat up an orphan’s wealth (usurp), to give back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting (cowardice), and to accuse chaste women, who has never thought of anything touching her chastity and are good believers (false accusation).” [Bukhari, Wasayah, 23; Tıbb (Medicine), 48; Muslim, Iman (Faith), 144]
  30. “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbour, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet.” [Bukhari, Adab (Manners), 31, 85; Muslim, Iman (Faith), 74, 75]
  31. “Jibra’il kept on recommending me about treating the neighbours in a kind and polite manner, so much so that I thought that he would order (me) to make them (my) heirs.” [Bukhari, Adab (Manners), 28; Muslim, Birr (Piety), 140, 141]
  32. “The one who helps widows and poor people is like a warrior fighting for Allah’s Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night.” [Bukhari, Nafaqah (Alimony), 1; Muslim, Dhuhd (Observance of Devotions), 41; Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 4; Nasa’ee, Zaqah (Poor-due), 78]
  33. “Everybody errs. The best of those who have erred are those that repent.” [Tirmidhi, Qiyamah (Doomsday), 49; Ibn Al-Majah, Dhuhd (Observance of Devotions), 30]
  34. “The condition of the believer is worthy of envy and admiration, because every state they are in is a cause of benefit. Such a quality is unique to the believer: When they are delighted, they praise (Allah) and this is a benefit; when they suffer harm, they show patience and this is also a benefit.” [Muslim, Dhuhd (Observance of Devotions), 64; Darim, Riqaq, 61]
  35. “Those who cheat are not of us.” [Muslim, Iman (Faith), 164]
  36. “Talebearers shall not be admitted to the Paradise (unless they have suffered their due penalty or are forgiven).” [Muslim, Iman (Faith), 168; Tirmidhi, Birr (Piety), 79]
  37. “Give workers their wages before their tears (on their foreheads) have dried.” [Ibn Majah, Ruhun, 4]
  38. “What people, animals or birds eat of the fruit of those trees or crops planted or raised by a Muslim is a charity for him.” [Bukhari, Adab (Manners), 27; Muslim, Musaqah, 7, 10]
  39. “In everybody there is a piece of flesh, if it is healthy, the whole body is healthy, and if it is sick, the whole body is sick. Beware! It is the heart!” [Bukhari, Iman (Faith), 39; Muslim, Musaqah, 107]
  40. “Do not rebel against your Lord; establish 5 daily prayers; fast in the Month of Ramadhan, give the alms of your property; obey your superiors. (Thus) you will be admitted to the Paradise of your Lord.” [Tirmidhi, Jumiah, 80]


1 – As noted by Shaykh Nuh Keller here.

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Which Islam is the best hadith? ›

In the Sunni branch of Islam, the canonical hadith collections are the six books, of which Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim generally have the highest status. The other books of hadith are Sunan Abu Dawood, Jami' al-Tirmidhi, Al-Sunan al-Sughra and Sunan ibn Majah.

What is the most trusted hadith? ›

Sunni Muslims view the six major hadith collections as their most important, though the order of authenticity varies between Madhhabs:
  • Sahih Bukhari, collected by Imam Bukhari (d. ...
  • Sahih Muslim, collected by Muslim b. ...
  • Sunan al-Sughra, collected by al-Nasa'i (d. ...
  • Sunan Abu Dawood, collected by Abu Dawood (d.

How many hadiths are there in total? ›

According to Munthiri, there are a total of 2,200 hadiths (without repetition) in Sahih Muslim. According to Muhammad Amin, there are 1,400 authentic hadiths that are reported in other books, mainly the six major hadith collections.

What hadith No 1? ›

Hadith # 1

Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated." related by Bukhari and Muslim.

What are the 3 types of hadith? ›

The classification of hadith is required to know a hadith including dhaif (weak), maudhu (fabricated) or sahih (authentic) hadith.

Do Shia believe in hadith? ›

The interpretation of Hadith (sayings and con- duct of the Prophet) is an very important for Shia and Sunnis. The Shia give preference to the Hadith as narrated by Ali and Fatima and their close associates. The Sunnis consider the Hadith narrated by any of twelve thousand companions equally.

What are the 6 authentic hadith books? ›

Kutub al-Sittah, the Six Canonical Books of Hadith.
  • Sahih al-Bukhari.
  • Sahih Muslim.
  • Sunan Abu Dawood.
  • Sunan al-Tirmidhi.
  • Sunan al-Nasa'i.
  • Sunan ibn Majah.

Who wrote Sahih Al-Bukhari? ›

Muḥammad ibn Ismā'īl al-Bukhārī

How do you know if a hadith is real? ›

There are three primary ways to determine the authenticity (sihha) of a hadith: by attempting to determine whether there are "other identical reports from other transmitters"; determining the reliability of the transmitters of the report; and "the continuity of the chain of transmission" of the hadith.

Who wrote the 6 books of hadith? ›

Today, the first books a student of hadith will encounter are a group of hadith works known as the "six books." These are the works of Bukhārī (194-256), Abū Dāwūd (202-275), Muslim (206-261), Tirmidhī (209-279), Ibn Mājah (209-273), and Nasā'ī (215-303).

Is the hadith a holy book? ›

Hadith, Arabic Ḥadīth (“News” or “Story”), also spelled Hadīt, record of the traditions or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, revered and received as a major source of religious law and moral guidance, second only to the authority of the Qurʾān, the holy book of Islam.

What is Hadith Nabawi? ›

Hadith Qudsi are direct revelation from Allah to the Prophet but conveyed to the people in the Prophet's own words and Hadith Nabawi are sayings or actions of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) The chain of authority of Hadith Qudsi ends with Allah and that of Hadith Nabawi ends with the Prophet (p.b.u.h.)

What is peak of Islam? ›

For those Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey to Makkah, the Hajj is a once in a lifetime duty that is the peak of their religious life. The Hajj is a remarkable spiritual gathering of over two million Muslims from all over the world to the holy city.

What is the meaning of Naseehah? ›

Naseeha (نصيحة ) Naṣīḥa is the Arabic word for advice. It can also mean recommendation or sincerity (particularly in Islamic contexts). The Islamic prophet Muhammad described deen (religion) as naseeha (advice, sincerity, good counsel).

What is a weak hadith? ›

Ibn Hajar described the cause of a hadith being classified as weak as "either due to discontinuity in the chain of narrators or due to some criticism of a narrator." This discontinuity refers to the omission of a narrator occurring at different positions within the isnād and is referred to using specific terminology ...

What is Mauquf hadith? ›

hadith. In the terminology of Muhaddithin Mauquf hadith is the word, action or tacit approval whichis ascribed to a Sahabi.

Why do Shia say Ya Ali? ›

“Ya Ali” (Arabic: یاعلی "O Ali") is an Arabic phrase used by Muslims to invoke the memory or intervention of Ali Ibn Abu Talib. Shia Muslims use this phrase in an act called Tawassul (Intercession). They call upon Ali believing that the intercession of Ali will allow their prayer to be granted.

What is Kalma of Shia? ›

The Shahada, also spelled Šehadet (Arabic: الشهادة aš-šahādah audio (help·info)) (from the verb شهد šahida, "he witnessed"), means "to know and believe without suspicion, as if witnessed"/testification; it is the name of the Islamic creed. This is also called as "Kalema-tut-Shahadat" or "Kalema".

Is Bukhari Shia? ›

His book is highly regarded among Sunni Muslims, and considered the most authentic collection of hadith, even ahead of the Muwatta Imam Malik and Sahih Muslim of Bukhari's student Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj. Most Sunni scholars consider it second only to the Quran in terms of authenticity.

Who wrote the hadith? ›

Muhammad al-Bukhari (810 – 870), was a Persian Islamic scholar who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic of all hadith compilations.

What are the four imams of Islam? ›

THE GREAT EDIFICE of Islamic Law is held up by four towering figures of the early middle ages: Abu Hanifa, Malik, al-Shafi i, and Ibn Hanbal. Because of their immense dedication and intellectual acuity, these men enjoy recognition to this day as Islam s most influential scholars.

How many hadith are there in Bukhari? ›

It Is Said That Al-Bukhari Collected Over 300,000 Hadith And Included Only 2,602 Traditions In His Sahih.

How old was Imam Bukhari when he died? ›

Who is the founder of hadith? ›

The Prophet Muhammad and the Origins of Islam.

Who memorized the Quran? ›

A person who has memorized the Quran is called a hafiz, with the female equivalent being hafiza, plural huffaz.

Is music is haram in Islam? ›

Prohibited, no exceptions except maybe call to prayer

Those who believe the Quran and hadith "strictly" prohibits music include the Salafi and Deobandi. The Quran does not specifically refer to music itself.

Who is a Muhaddith? ›

In Muslim Baby Names the meaning of the name Muhaddith is: Transmitter. Interpreter of Hadith.

What is Uloom ul hadith? ›

Hence, Uloom-ul-Hadith itself is the knowledge, generated after careful scrutiny and tests conducted on the basis of actual evidence available. Each Hadith is accepted or rejected after running a series of these tests and analyses.

What was the real name of Imam Bukhari? ›

How many imams are there in Islam? ›

According to Twelver theology, the Twelve Imams are exemplary human individuals who not only rule over the community with justice, but also are able to keep and interpret sharia and the esoteric meaning of the Quran.

How many hadiths are authentic? ›

Some facts about Saheeh Al-Bukhari:

The number of complete unrepeated Hadiths is 2,230. 3. All the Hadiths mentioned are authentic.

Who destroyed Quran? ›

When the task was finished Uthman kept one copy in Medina and sent others to Kufa, Baṣra, Damascus, and, according to some accounts, Mecca, and ordered that all other variant copies of the Quran be destroyed. This was done everywhere except in Kufa, where some scholars argue that Ibn Masʿūd and his followers refused.

Is Injil same as Bible? ›

The Injil (Greek, Evangel equals Gospel) spoken of by the Qur'an is not the New Testament. It is not the four Gospels now received as canonical. It is the single Gospel which, Islam teaches, was revealed to Jesus, and which he taught.

What country is Islam founded? ›

Islam started in Mecca, in modern-day Saudi Arabia, during the time of the prophet Muhammad's life.

What is hadith al Qudusi? ›

Hadith Qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) as revealed to him by the Almighty Allah.

What is difference between hadith and Sunnah? ›

The 'sunnah' refers to the traditions and practices of the Prophet Muhammad, which are believed by Muslims to be a model for them to follow. The sunnah are documented in the hadith, which are the records of Muhammad's teachings, deeds, and sayings, as noted by his companions.

Who were the first Muslims? ›

Many historians claim that the earliest Muslims came from the Senegambian region of Africa in the early 14th century. It is believed they were Moors, expelled from Spain, who made their way to the Caribbean and possibly to the Gulf of Mexico.

How many countries convert Islam? ›

In how many countries is Islam the main religion? There are about 50 countries where the majority of the population is Muslim. Worldwide there are about 30 countries with a Muslim population, in which more than 90% of the inhabitants belong to Islam (see list below).

Which country has the most Muslims? ›

The country with the largest number (about 209 million) is Indonesia, where 87.2% of the population identifies as Muslim. India has the world's second-largest Muslim population in raw numbers (roughly 176 million), though Muslims make up just 14.4% of India's total population.

What does Nasiah mean in Islam? ›

Nasiah is Arabic/Muslim Girl name and meaning of this name is "Companion, Friend".

What does Dawah mean in Arabic? ›

Da'wah (Arabic: دعوة, Arabic: [ˈdæʕwæh], "invitation", also spelt daawa, dawah, daawah or dakwah) is the act of inviting or calling people to embrace Islam.

What is the place of worship for Islam called? ›

The English word "mosque" denotes a Muslim house of worship. The word evolved from the Arabic term masjid, which means "place of prostration." During prayer, Muslims briefly kneel and touch their foreheads to the ground as a sign of submission (literally, Islam) to the will of God.


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