Five instructions to Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه

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Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه narrated that Allah’s Messenger صَلَّى ٱللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ asked, “Who will learn from me these words and act upon them, or teach (them) to one who will act upon them?” He (Abu Hurayrah)رضي الله عنه submitted, “I, O Messenger of Allah!” So, he took him by his hand and, counting five, said,”

  1. Guard against the things that are forbidden. You will be the most devout of men.
  2. BE pleased with what Allah has allotted you, you will be the richest of men .
  3. BE kind to your neighbour (even if he is bad to you), you will be a (perfect) believer.
  4. Love for people what you love for yourself, (of the good of this world and the next), you will be (counted as) a (perfect) Muslim. And,
  5. Do not laugh :much laughter causes the heart to die (and causes neglect of remembrance of Allah).”


1 Knowledge by itself is great and noble. He who possesses knowledge is excellent. If he acts on it, then there is nothing better than that. To abstain from the forbidden is to discharge one’s obligations imposed by Allah. clearly,no form of worship is greater than discharging one’s duties. Generally people neglect the obligatory duties but concentrate on the supererogatory worship.

2. One who is pleased with Divine decree is free from avarice and greed. He is content with what he gets and does not beg at all. Sayyiduna Sa’eed Abu Al-Hasan Shadhli was asked about al-chemy. He said that it is concealed in two things:
(i) Do not depend on the creatures. (Ask only Allah for your needs).
(ii)Do not even expect from Allah more then what He has decreed for you

3. Huqooq of a neighbour are many so we should not do anything that can upset or harm our neighbour and be such that they can count on us in their time of need.

4. Be grateful for whatever you get. Under all circumstances, make it· a point to get that which is allowed and lawful, and be pleased at the share allotted to you so that the Lord, Owner of majesty, may be pleased
with you.”

5. Finally, whatever good of the world and religion, you like for yourself, prefer it for others too. Like faith and belief for a disbeliever and repentance for a sinner.

Ref : Mishkat al Masabih- hadith 5171

May Allah allow us to follow the footstep of Rasul Allah صَلَّى ٱللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

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