Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam) once asked his companions,

"Who amongst you loves his inheritors' money more than his own money?"

  The Sahabah said, "Yaa RasulAllah, all of us love our own money more than we love the money of our inheritors. We all love  our own money. We guard it and protect it more than the money of our inheritors.”

Then the Prophet (Sallallaho Alahi Wasallam) said, "Verily, the money that you spend in charity is your money, and the money that you leave  behind is the money of your inheritors.

Take advantage of five matters before five other matters

Ibne Abbas radi Allahu anhu reports  in the mustadrak of Al-Haakim, musnad Imam Ahmad, and others, with an authentic chain of narration. In this hadith the Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said to a man while he was advising him:
"Take advantage of five matters before five other matters:
  • 1)      your youth, before you become old;
  • 2)      your health, before you fall sick;
  • 3)      your richness, before you become poor;  
  • 4)      your free time before you become busy;
  • 5)      And your life, before your death.