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sub.: SINCERITY
sub.: REPENTANCE
sub.: PATIENCE
sub.: 4 VIRTUE OF TRUTHFULNESS Let
sub.: 5 CONTEMPLATION OR MEDITATION
sub.: 6 VIRTUE OF PIETY
sub.: 7 BELIEF AND TRUST IN ALLAH
sub.: 8 PERSEVERANCE
sub.: 9 CONTEMPLATION OF THE CREATION, UNIVERSE AND ALL THINGS
sub.: 10 SURPASSING ONE ANOTHER IN GOOD DEEDS
sub.: 11 SELF DENIAL
sub.: 12 PURSUIT OF GOOD DEEDS ESPECIALLY TOWARDS THE END OF ONE'S LIFE
sub.: 13 THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO GOOD
sub.: 14 MODERATE COURSE OF WORSHIP
sub.: 15 BEING CONSTANT IN GOOD DEEDS
sub.: 16 THE OBLIGATION TO OBEY THE HOLY PROPHET, praise and peace be upon him
sub.: 17 OBLIGATION TO OBEY ALLAH
sub.: 18 PROHIBITIONS OF INNOVATIONS IN RELIGION AND HERESY
sub.: 19 NEW WAYS - VIRTUE AND VICE
sub.: 20 RECOMMENDING AND ENCOURAGING GOOD: TEMPTATION OF EVIL
sub.: 21 COOPERATION IN GOODNESS AND VIRTUOUS DEEDS
sub.: 22 OFFERING GOOD ADVICE
sub.: 23 ENCOURAGING GOOD AND FORBIDDING EVIL
sub.: 24 THE ANGER OF ALLAH UPON THOSE WHO ACT OPPOSITE TO WHAT THEY SAY
sub.: 25 OBLIGATION TO RETURN THINGS TO THEIR OWNERS
sub.: 26 PROHIBITION OF CRUELTY AND INJUSTICE
sub.: 27 RESPECTING MUSLIMS, THE RIGHTS AND BEING MERCIFUL TO THEM
sub.: 28 CONCEALMENT OF THE SHORTCOMINGS OF MUSLIMS
sub.: 29 HELPING
sub.: 30 INTERCESSION
sub.: 31 RECONCILIATION
sub.: 32 THE SUPERIORITY OF POOR AND WEAK MUSLIMS
sub.: 33 BEING PLEASANT TO ORPHANS, GIRLS, THE WEAK, NEEDY, DISADVANTAGED, BEING CHARITABLE, KIND AND HUMBLE TO THEM, LOWERING ONE'S WING TO THEM
sub.: 34 THE ORDER TO TREAT WOMEN WELL
sub.: 35 RIGHTS OF A HUSBAND
sub.: 36 FAMILY EXPENDITURE
sub.: 37 SPENDING WHAT YOU LOVE MOST FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH
sub.: 38 THE OBLIGATION UPON THE PROPHET TO ORDER HIS FAMILY AND CHILDREN AND THOSE UNDER HIS GUARDIANSHIP TO OBEY ALLAH, THE HIGH AND TO PROHIBIT THEM FROM PRACTICING WRONG ACTIONS AND TO LEAD THEM TO GOOD MANNERS
sub.: 39 OBLIGATIONS AND KINDNESS TO ONE'S NEIGHBORS
sub.: 40 KINDNESS TOWARDS PARENTS AND RELATIVES
sub.: 41 THE IMPORTANCE OF OBEYING FAMILY: FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
sub.: 42 THE MERIT OF DOING GOOD TO THE FRIENDS OF YOUR PARENTS, RELATIONS, WIVES and OTHERS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO RESPECT
sub.: 43 HONORING THE MEMBERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY
sub.: 44 RESPECT DUE TO THE KNOWLEDGEABLE, PIOUS AND WELL VERSED PEOPLE
sub.: 45 THE MERITS OF BEING IN THE COMPANY OF PIOUS PEOPLE
sub.: 46 SINCERE LOVE FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH
sub.: 47 THE SIGNS OF THE LOVE OF ALLAH TO HIS WORSHIPERS
sub.: 48 WARNING NOT TO HURT THE GOOD, WEAK OR THE NEEDY
sub.: 49 PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR
sub.: 50 FEARING ALLAH
sub.: 51 HOPE AND EXPECTING GOOD THINGS FROM ALLAH
sub.: 52 HOPE IN ALLAH
sub.: 53 COMBINING HOPE AND FEAR OF ALLAH
sub.: 54 WEEPING THROUGH FEAR OF ALLAH, THE HIGH, AND LONGING FOR HIM
sub.: 55 INDIFFERENCE TO THE WORLD and CONTENTMENT WITH A LITTLE
sub.: 56 HUNGER AND ABSTINENCE
sub.: 57 CONTENTMENT, CHASTITY AND MODERATION IN SPENDING
sub.: 58 WORKING AND NOT ASKING OR TAKING FROM OTHERS IN RESPECT WHEN TO ACCEPT
sub.: 59 YOUR LIVELIHOOD, REFRAINING FROM ASKING, GENEROSITY
sub.: 60 GENEROSITY AND SPENDING IN A GOOD CAUSE
sub.: 61 FORBIDDING MISERLINESS
sub.: 62 THE MERITS OF SELF-SACRIFICE
sub.: 63 LONGING FOR BLESSED THINGS
sub.: 64 LEGITIMATE WEALTH AND THE THANKS OF A WEALTHY PERSON
sub.: 65 DEATH AND RESTRAINING ONE'S DESIRE
sub.: 66 ON PERMISSION TO VISIT GRAVES: PERMISSION TO VISIT THE GRAVES
sub.: 67 THE UNDESIRABILITY OF SUPPLICATION FOR DEATH, DO NOT WISH FOR DEATH: DO NOT WISH FOR DEATH
sub.: 68 PIETY AND DISREGARDING WHAT IS DOUBTFUL
sub.: 69 SECLUSION DURING PERIODS OF CORRUPTION
sub.: 71 COURTESY THE VALUE OF SOCIALIZING WITH PEOPLE AND ATTENDING THEIR CONGREGATIONS:
sub.: 72 ARROGANCE AND PRIDE
sub.: 73 GOOD BEHAVIOR
sub.: 74 GENTLENESS AND FORBEARANCE
sub.: 75 FORGIVENESS AND FORBEARANCE
sub.: 76 HURT AND AGGRAVATION
sub.: 77 VIOLATION OF INJUCTIONS
sub.: 78 OFFICIALS SHOULD DEAL KINDLY WITH THE PUBLIC
sub.: 79 THE JUST RULER
sub.: 80 OBEDIENCE TO THOSE IN AUTHORITY
sub.: 81 PROHIBITION OF ASKING FOR A POSITION IN AUTHORITY
sub.: 82 IMPORTANCE OF GOOD ADVISORS
sub.: 83 SEEKING OFFICIAL POSITIONS
sub.: 85 KEEPING A SECRET
sub.: 86 FULFILLING ONE'S PROMISE
sub.: 87 GOOD PRACTICE
sub.: 88 CHEERFULNESS AND PLEASANTNESS
sub.: 89 CLARITY OF SPEECH; CLARIFY MATTERS
sub.: 90 LISTENING ATTENTIVELY; SILENCE DURING THE SERMON
sub.: 91 MODERATE PREACHING
sub.: 92 DIGNITY AND POISE
sub.: 93 GOING TO THE MOSQUE
sub.: 94 HONORING A GUEST
sub.: 95 GOOD NEWS
sub.: 96 SUPPLICATIONS ON DEPARTURE
sub.: 97 CONSULTATION; ASKING ALLAH FOR GUIDANCE
sub.: 98 THE BENEFIT OF RETURNING A DIFFERENT WAY; EID FESTIVALS
sub.: 99 THE USE OF THE RIGHT HAND
sub.: 100 TABLE MANNERS; HOW TO EAT
sub.: 101 ON PRAISING AND NOT FINDING FAULT WITH FOOD; DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR FOOD
sub.: 102 INVITATION WHEN FASTIN; SUPPLICATION FOR THE HOST
sub.: 103 THE INVITED AND UNINVITED GUEST; INVITE THE UNEXPECTED FOR FOOD
sub.: 104 EATING HABITS; MENTION THE NAME OF ALLAH BEFORE EATING
sub.: 105 DO NOT TO EAT TWO DATES AT THE SAME TIME WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF YOUR COMPANION; PERMISSION OF YOUR COMPANION
sub.: 106 UNSATISFIED HUNGER; TIMES OF HUNGER
sub.: 107 ORDER TO EAT FROM THE SIDE OF THE PLATE AND THE PROHIBITION TO EAT FROM ITS MIDDLE; HOW TO BEGIN EATING
sub.: 108 DISLIKE OF EATING WHEN RECLINING; RECLINING
sub.: 109 EATING WITH THREE FINGERS; LICKING YOUR FINGERS
sub.: 110 INCREASING THE NUMBER TO BE FED; TWO PLATES ARE SUFFICIENT FOR THREE
sub.: 111 ETIQUETTE OF DRINKING; SIP THREE TIMES
sub.: 112 DRINKING FROM A WATER SKIN'S SPOUT DIRECTLY; WATER-SKIN
sub.: 113 PROHIBITION TO BLOW OVER WATER; STRAW FOUND IN ONE'S DRINKING WATER
sub.: 114 PERMISSION TO STAND WHEN DRINKING; DRINKING WHEN STANDING
sub.: 115 THE ONE SERVING WATER SHOULD DRINK LAST; THE HOST IS THE LAST TO DRINK
sub.: 116 WATER CONTAINERS; THE MIRACLE OF THE WATER
sub.: 117 CLOTHING
sub.: 118 DRESS ETIQUETTE; THE PROPHET, praise and peace be upon him, PREFERRED A SHIRT
sub.: 119 THE LENGTH OF THE SHIRT, SLEEVES, MANTLE AND TURBAN ENDS; THE PROPHET, praise and peace be upon him, WORE LONG SLEEVES
sub.: 120 EXPENSIVE CLOTHING AND MODEST CLOTHING; THE REWARD OF CLOTHING WORN ON ACCOUNT OF HUMILITY
sub.: 121 DISCARDING EXPENSIVE CLOTHES ON ACCOUNT OF HUMILITY; THE BOUNTY OF ALLAH
sub.: 122 PROHIBITION OF SILK FOR MEN; PROHIBITION FOR MEN TO WEAR SILK
sub.: 123 WHEN WEARING SILK IS PERMISSIBLE; SILK IS PERMISSIBLE FOR A MAN WITH SCABIES
sub.: 124 PROHIBITION OF SITTING OR RIDING ON THE HIDES OF WILD ANIMALS; SADDLES OF SILK OR LEOPARD SKIN
sub.: 125 SUPPLICATION TO BE MADE ON WEARING NEW CLOTHES; SUPPLICATION ON WEARING NEW CLOTHES
sub.: 127 ETIQUETTE OF SLEEPING AND RECLINING ; SUPPLICATION BEFORE SLEEPING
sub.: 128 THE POSTURE OF THE PROPHET; RESTING ON YOUR BACK
sub.: 129 SITTING WITH OTHERS; MOVE UP BUT DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR SEAT
sub.: 130 VISIONS
sub.: 131 EXTENDING THE GREETING
sub.: 132 THE MANNER IN WHICH ONE SHOULD GREET; NUMBER OF MERITS EARNED BY GREETING
sub.: 133 THE GREETING OF TWO PEOPLE TO ONE ANOTHER; ETIQUETE OF GREETING
sub.: 134 REPETITION OF GREETINGS; OFFERING YOUR PRAYERS CORRECTLY
sub.: 135 GREETING WHEN ENTERING A HOME
sub.: 136 GREETING CHILDREN; |@ GREET CHILDREN
sub.: 137 GREETING WOMEN; MEN GREETING WOMEN
sub.: 138 GREETING NON-MUSLIMS; MEETING JEWS OR CHRISTIANS
sub.: 139 GREETINGS UPON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE; GREET A GATHERING UPON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
sub.: 140 ASKING PERMISSION TO ENTER
sub.: 141 MENTIONING YOUR NAME AND ASKING PERMISSION TO ENTER; GIVE YOUR NAME WHEN ASKED
sub.: 142 SNEEZING AND YAWNING; SNEEZING AND THE DISLIKE OF YAWNING
sub.: 143 HAND SHAKING; THE CUSTOM OF THE COMPANIONS
sub.: 144 VISITING THE SICK OBLIGATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS
sub.: 145 HOW TO PRAY FOR THE SICK PRAYER FOR THE SICK
sub.: ON INQUIRING ABOUT THE SICK FROM FAMILY MEMBERS; ILLNESS OF THE PROPHET
sub.: WHAT IS TO BE SAID WHEN ONE APPROACHES DEATH; THE DEATH OF THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH, praise and peace be upon him
sub.: 148 KINDNESS TO THE ONE FACING DEATH; THE UNDETERED PENITENT
sub.: 150 URGING THE DYING TO AFFIRM THE ONENESS OF ALLAH ; HOW TO ENTER PARADISE
sub.: 151 CLOSING THE EYES OF THE DECEASED AND PRAYING FOR HIM OR HER; SUPPLICATION UPON THE DEATH OF A MUSLIM
sub.: 152 WHAT IS TO BE SAID WHEN A PERSON DIES; WHEN THE ANGELS SAY AMEEN
sub.: 153 TEARS SHED UPON A DEATH; WITHOUT SOBBING; MERCY TO ONE ANOTHER
sub.: 154 NOT DISCLOSING THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONDITION OF THE DECEASED; WASHING THE BODY OF THE DECEASED
sub.: 155 PARTICIPATING IN FUNERAL PRAYERS; REWARD FOR ATTENDING A FUNERAL
sub.: 156 LARGE ATTENDANCE AT FUNERAL PRAYERS; A HUNDRED PEOPLE AT THE FUNERAL PRAYER
sub.: 157 PRAYERS TO BE READ AT A FUNERAL; SUPPLICATION OF THE PROPHET, praise and peace be upon him, OVER THE DECEASED
sub.: 158 SPEEDY BURIAL; MERITS OF A QUICK BURIAL
sub.: 159 SPEEDY REPAYMENT OF THE DEBTS OF THE DECEASED; IMPORTANCE OF REPAYING THE DEBT OF THE DECEASED
sub.: 160 THE SERMON AT THE GRAVE; MERIT OF EXCELLING IN GOOD DEEDS
sub.: 161 PRAYING FOR THE DECEASED AFTER BURIAL; QUESTIONING IN THE TOMB
sub.: 162 GIVING CHARITY OF BEHALF OF THE DECEASED
sub.: 163 PRAISING THE DECEASED; WITNESSING THE CHARACTER OF THE DECEASED
sub.: 164 BLESSINGS FOR SOMEONE WHO LOSES A SMALL CHILD; LOSS OF THREE CHILDREN
sub.: 165 FEAR AND LAMENTATION OVER THE GRAVES OF WRONGDOERS; TEARS
sub.: 166 VIRTUE OF SETTING OFF ON A JOURNEY ON A THURSDAY MORNING HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
sub.: 167 THE VIRTUE OF TRAVELING IN THE COMPANY OF A LEADER; TRAVELING ALONE AT NIGHT
sub.: 167 THE VIRTUE OF TRAVELING IN THE COMPANY OF A LEADER; TRAVELING ALONE AT NIGHT
sub.: 168 ETIQUETTE OF TRAVELING AND ALL IT ENTAILS; STRIKING CAMP
sub.: 169 ASSISTING A COMPANION WHEN ON A JOURNEY; EXCESS
sub.: 170 SUPPLICATIONS FOR RIDING A MOUNT ON A JOURNEY
sub.: 171 TAKBIR WHEN ASCENDING AND DESCENDING; ASCENDING AND DESCENDING
sub.: 172 THE SUPPLICATION OF A TRAVELER; THREE PRAYERS THAT ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTED
sub.: 173 SUPPLICATION TO BE MADE WHEN IN FEAR OF MEN OR ANYTHING ELSE; SUPPLICATION FROM HARM
sub.: 174 SUPPLICATION UPON ARRIVAL; SEEK PROTECTION FROM THE HARM OF A PLACE
sub.: 175 VIRTUE OF RETURNING QUICKLY AFTER THE COMPLETION OF YOUR MISSION; RETURN HOME QUICKLY
sub.: 176 PREFERENCE OF RETURNING HOME DURING THE DAY; RETURN DURING DAYLIGHT
sub.: 177 SUPPLICATION ON RETURNING HOME
sub.: 178 GOING STRAIGHT TO THE MOSQUE UPON YOUR RETURN FROM A JOURNEY; JOURNEY'S END
sub.: 179 PROHIBITION OF A WOMAN TRAVELING ALONE; WOMEN TRAVELING
sub.: UNRELATED MEN AND WOMEN
sub.: 181 PRESERVATION OF THE KORAN; RECITATION OF THE KORAN
sub.: 182 GOOD RECITATION OF THE KORAN; RECITATION OF THE PROPHETS
sub.: 183 RECITATION OF EXTRA SPECIAL CHAPTERS AND VERSES; AL FATIHAH
sub.: 184 VIRTUES OF A GROUP RECITATION OF THE KORAN; BLESSING OF GROUP RECITATION IN THE MOSQUE
sub.: 185 THE VIRTUE OF ABLUTION
sub.: 186 THE VIRTUE OF THE CALL TO PRAYER; VIRTUE OF THE CALL TO PRAYER
sub.: 187 THE VIRTUE OF PRAYER
sub.: 188 THE VIRTUE OF THE DAWN AND AFTERNOON PRAYERS; VIRTUE OF THE DAWN AND AFTERNOON PRAYER
sub.: 189 THE VIRTUE OF WALKING TO THE MOSQUE; FEAST IN PARADISE
sub.: 190 THE VIRTUE OF WAITING FOR THE PRAYER; REMAINING IN THE MOSQUE
sub.: 191 THE VIRTUES OF CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER; WHEN THE VALUE OF PRAYER IS INCREASED
sub.: 192 VIRTUE OF OFFERING THE DAWN AND NIGHT PRAYER IN CONGREGATION; HOW TO INCREASE YOUR VOLUNTARY PRAYER
sub.: 193 ADHERENCE TO THE OBLIGATORY PRAYERS AND ADMONITION FOR THEIR NEGLECT
sub.: 194 VIRTUES OF THE FIRST ROW AND STANDING CLOSELY TOGETHER; HOW THE ANGELS STAND BEFORE THEIR LORD
sub.: 195 THE VIRTUE OF OFFERING VOLUNTARY PRAYERS; VIRTUE OF TWELVE VOLUNTARY UNITS OF PRAYER
sub.: 196 THE VALUE OF OFFERING TWO VOLUNTARY UNITS OF PRAYER BEFORE THE DAWN PRAYER; VOLUNTARY PRAYERS THE PROPHET NEVER MISSED
sub.: 197 HOW TO OFFER THE VOLUNTARY PRAYER BEFORE DAWN; HOW THE PROPHET, praise and peace be upon him, OFFERED THE VOLUNTARY DAWN PRAYER
sub.: 198 PREFERENCE OF LAYING ONE ONE'S RIGHT SIDE AFTER THE TWO VOLUNTARY PRAYERS BEFORE DAWN ; LAYING DOWN ON YOUR RIGHT SIDE
sub.: 199 THE VOLUNTARY PRAYERS OF THE MID-DAY PRAYER; TWO VOLUNTARY UNITS OF PRAYER BEFORE AND AFTER THE OBLIGATORY MID-DAY PRAYER
sub.: 200 THE VOLUNTARY AFTERNOON PRAYERS; VOLUNTARY PRAYER BEFORE ASR
sub.: 201 VOLUNTARY PRAYERS OFFERED BEFORE SUNSET PRAYER ; VOLUNTARY PRAYERS MADE AFTER THE CALL TO THE MAGRIB PRAYER
sub.: 202 VOLUNTARY PRAYERS BEFORE AND AFTER THE NIGHT PRAYER
sub.: 203 VOLUNTARY PRAYERS ON FRIDAY (JUMMAH); TWO VOLUNTARY PRAYERS
sub.: 204 PREFERENCE OF OFFERING THE VOLUNTARY PRAYER AT HOME
sub.: 205 THE IMPORTANCE OF OFFERING THE WITR PRAYER ; ALLAH LOVES THE WITR PRAYER
sub.: 206 VIRTUE OF PRAYERS OFFERED IN THE MID-MORNING ; MID-MORNING VOLUNTARY PRAYER
sub.: 207 THE TIME OF OFFERING THE VOLUNTARY MID-MORNING PRAYER WHEN THE SUN IS FAIRLY HIGH THE TIME OF OFFERING THE VOLUNTARY MID-MORNING PRAYER
sub.: 208 THE VIRTUE OF OFFERING A VOLUNTARY PRAYER UPON ENTERING A MOSQUE; BEFORE SITTING IN THE MOSQUE
sub.: 209 OFFERING TWO UNITS OF PRAYER AFTER MAKING ABLUTION ; FOOTSTEPS IN PARADISE
sub.: 210 THE VIRTUE OF THE FRIDAY PRAYER AND TAKING A SHOWER BEFORE IT
sub.: 211 PROSTRATION OF GRATITUDE FOR DIVINE FAVORS; BLESSINGS WE RECEIVE THROUGH OUR BELOVED PROPHET, praise and peace be upon him
sub.: 212 THE VIRTUE OF PRAYING DURING THE NIGHT
sub.: 213 VOLUNTARY PRAYERS DURING RAMADAN ; FORGIVENESS OF SINS IN RAMADAN
sub.: 214 VOLUNTARY PRAYERS DURING THE NIGHT OF HONOR
sub.: 215 THE VIRTUE OF BRUSHING ONES TEETH ; BRUSHING ONE'S TEETH BEFORE PRAYER
sub.: 216 PAYING THE OBLIGATORY CHARITY
sub.: 217 RAMADAN, OBLIGATORY FASTING AND ITS VIRTUES
sub.: 218 INCREASED GENEROSITY AND VIRTUOUS DEEDS DURING RAMADAN ; GENEROSITY OF THE PROPHET DURING RAMADAN
sub.: 219 PROHIBITION OF FASTING A DAY OR TWO BEFORE RAMADAN ; TWO DAYS BEFORE RAMDAN
sub.: 220 THE SUPPLICATION UPON THE SIGHTING OF THE NEW CRESCENT ; THE SUPPLICATION
sub.: 221 VIRTUE OF EATING FOOD BEFORE STARTING TO FAST AS LONG AS DAWN IS NOT NEAR ; EAT FOOD BEFORE THE TIME OF THE FAST BEGINS
sub.: 222 WHEN TO BREAK THE FAST AND THE VIRTUE OF BREAKING IT STRAIGHT AWAY AND ITS SUPPLICATION; BREAK YOUR FAST IMMEDIATELY
sub.: 223 PROTECT YOUR FAST BY CURBING YOUR TONGUE ; FASTING IS FOR ALLAH
sub.: 224 OTHER MATTERS CONCERNING FASTING; BREAKING YOUR FAST BY MISTAKE
sub.: 225 THE VIRTUE OF FASTING DURING MUHARRAM, SHA'BAN and THE SACRED MONTHS ; FASTING IN MUHARRAM
sub.: 226 VIRTUE OF FASTING THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF DHUL HIJA; FASTING DURING THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF DHUL HIJA
sub.: 227 THE VIRTUE OF FASTING ON THE DAY OF ARAFAT AND ON THE 9TH and 10TH DAYS OF MUHARRAM ; FASTING ON THE DAY OF ARAFAT
sub.: 228 THE VIRTUE OF FASTING ON THE FIRST SIX DAYS OF SHAWAL; VALUE OF FASTING SIX DAYS AFTER RAMADAN IN SHAWAL
sub.: 229 VIRTUES OF FASTING ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS ; FASTING MONDAY
sub.: 230 VIRTUE OF FASTING THREE DAYS OF EACH MONTH ; DESIREABLITY OF FASTING THREE DAYS EACH MONTH
sub.: 231 THE VIRTUE OF PROVIDING FOR THE BREAKING OF THE FAST AND THE SUPPLICATION OF THE GUEST ; INVITE SOMEONE TO BREAK THE FAST WITH YOU
sub.: 232 SECLUSION; SECLUSION DURING THE LAST TEN DAYS OF RAMADAN
sub.: 233 PILGRIMAGE
sub.: 234 FIGHTING IN THE CAUSE OF ALLAH
sub.: 235 TYPES OF MARTYRDOM, RECOMPENSE, FUNERAL RITES ; FIVE TYPES OF MARTYRDOM
sub.: 236 THE VIRTUE OF FREEING A SLAVE
sub.: 237 KINDNESS TOWARDS THOSE WHO YOUR RIGHT HAND OWNS
sub.: 238 VIRTUOUS SERVANT WHO DISCHARGES HIS DUTY TO ALLAH AND HIS MASTER ; THE REWARD OF A GOOD SERVANT
sub.: 239 THE VIRTUES OF WORSHIPING DURING LAWLESSNESS AND CHAOS ; REWARD FOR WORSHIPING IN TIMES OF UPHEAVAL
sub.: 240 FAIR DEALING
sub.: 241 KNOWLEDGE
sub.: 242 THANKING ALLAH, THE EXALTED
sub.: SUPPLICATIONS UPON THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH
sub.: 244 VIRTUES OF EXALTING AND REMEMBERING ALLAH
sub.: 245 THE REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH IN EVERY TIME AND SITUATION
sub.: 246 SUPPLICATIONS UPON SLEEPING AND ARISING
sub.: 247 VIRTUES OF BEING IN A GATHERING FOR THE REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH AND THE PROHIBITION OF DISASSOCIATION FROM SUCH GATHERINGS

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BOOK OF THE ETIQUETTE OF JOURNEYING ON THE SUBJECT OF 166 VIRTUE OF SETTING OFF ON A JOURNEY ON A THURSDAY MORNING HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY H 969 "I, (Abdullah, the son of Ka'ab, the guide of Ka'ab, the son of Malik who was blind) heard him say, 'I (Ka'ab) accompanied the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, in every campaign except Tabuk. I did not accompany the Messenger of Allah at Badr and at that time he did not blame anyone who did not accompany him.' The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, and his Companions had been observing the Koraysh caravan when Allah ordained an unexpected clash to occur between them and their enemies. However, I was present with the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, during the night of Aqabah when we pledged our oath of complete adherence to Islam, and I would not exchange Aqabah for Badr with all its fame. As for my failure to accompany the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, at the campaign of Tabuk I will tell you. At that time I was stronger and more affluent than at any other time. I had two riding camels - before that time I had never owned two. It was the practice of the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, that whenever he decided to embark upon a campaign not to disclose his real objective, in fact he would say the opposite up until the last moment. However, on this occasion, because it was the season of intense heat and the journey was going to be long across the desert, and the enemy were great in strength. He warned his Companions clearly and told them of his objective so that they were able to make adequate preparations. The number of those who prepared to make themselves ready to accompany the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, was also large and a register had not yet been established to list all of them. No man reluctant to go imagined that his absence would go unnoticed unless it was disclosed by Allah. It was a time when the fruit on the trees had ripened and their shade was dense - this too crossed my mind. The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, and his Companions who were to accompany him occupied themselves with their preparations. I would go out in the morning intending to do the same along with them, only to return later without accomplishing anything, saying to myself, 'There is plenty of time. I can get ready whenever I wish.' Time passed and the Companions had completed their preparations. Then one day, the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, set out with them on his march. I had done nothing to prepare myself. I remained in my indecisive state, without accomplishing anything, while the Companions set off on their march. I thought I would set off by myself and overtake them - how I wish I had done so, but I did not. As I went about in the town it grieved me to notice that among those who remained at home, like me, were only those who were either suspected of hypocrisy or excused on account of age or something similar. The Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, made no mention of me until after he reached Tabuk. One day when he was sitting with his Companions he inquired, 'What has happened to Ka'ab the son of Malik?' Someone from among the Bani Salimah said, 'O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, he did not come because of his two cloaks and admiration of his finery!' Upon hearing this Mu'az son of Jabal said, 'Evil is what you have said. O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, we know nothing about him except good.' The Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, did not comment. It was at this time that the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, observed someone at a distance in the desert clad in white and he exclaimed, 'May it be Abu Khaisamah', and he was right - Abu Khaisamah had been taken for a beggar by the hypocrites on account that he gave a small quantity of dates in charity. When I learned that the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, was on his way back from Tabuk I was filled with anxiety and began to fabricate false excuses in my mind to help me save myself from his anger. Also, I consulted members of my family whose judgment I trusted. When I heard that the Prophet's, praise and peace be upon him, arrival was imminent, I realized that no false excuse would help me therefore I decided to tell the truth. He arrived the next morning. when he returned from a journey it was his custom to go straight to the Mosque and offer two voluntary units of prayer (raka's), and then meet the people. He did the same on this occasion and those who did not partake in the campaign came forward and began, on oath, to give their excuses. They were over eighty people and the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, accepted their excuses and renewed their oaths. Then he prayed for forgiveness for them and committed to Allah whatever they had in their minds. When it came to my turn and I greeted him; he smiled, but displeasure was visible in his smile, and he said, 'Come forward.' So, I stepped forward and sat down before him. He asked, 'What kept you back, had you not purchased your mount?' I replied, 'O Messenger of Allah, if I had been confronted by someone other than yourself; such as a man of the world, I could easily escape his displeasure with some excuse, because I am gifted with skill of plausibility. However, I knew that if I were to concoct a false story to you today, which might even convince you, without doubt Allah will soon arouse your anger against me over something else. But, if I tell you the truth and you are angry with me, I can still hope for mercy from Allah, the Exalted. By Allah I have no excuse. I was never stronger or more affluent than when I held back from accompanying you.' The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, said, 'This one has told the truth, now withdraw, until Allah decides your case.' Some men of the children of Salimah followed me out of the Mosque and said, 'We have never known you to commit a sin before this, why didn't you offer an excuse to the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, like the others who did not take part in the campaign - your sin would have been forgiven through the supplication of the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him!' They persisted in reproaching me so harshly that I almost went back to the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, to withdraw my confession. Then, I asked, 'Are there any cases similar to mine?' They replied, 'Murarah son of Rabi'a 'Amiri and Hilal the son of Umayyah Waqifi.' When they mentioned these two righteous men that had participated in the Battle of Badr, and possessed many good qualities, I was strengthened in my decision. The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, directed his Companions not to speak to the three of us. People avoided us as if we were strangers, and I felt as I was in a strange land. This state of affairs continued for fifty days. My two Companions were so overcome by misery and shame that they went into seclusion, shutting themselves away in their homes. Being the youngest and toughest of the three, I would go out and join my fellow Muslims for prayers and walk in the streets, although no one would speak to me. I would wait before the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, when he sat in the Mosque after prayer and greet him wondering whether he had moved his lips to return my greeting. During the prayer, I would stand near him and I noticed that he would glance in my direction when I was praying and look away when I looked in his direction. Feeling anguish and deeply hurt by the harshness of Muslims towards me, one day I went and climbed over the garden wall belonging to my cousin Abu Khatadah of whom I was very fond. I greeted him, but he did not return my greeting. I said to him, 'Abu Khatadah, I ask you in the Name of Allah, do you not know that I love Allah and His Messenger, praise and peace be upon him?' But he remained silent. I repeated my earnest question, but he still did not reply. I asked a third time and he replied, 'Allah and His Messenger know best.' When I heard this, I burst into tears and returned home. One day I was in the market-place of Medina when I heard a Syrian peasant, who had brought grain to sell, ask, 'Would someone direct me to Ka'ab the son of Malik?' The people pointed in my direction and he came to me and handed me a letter from the King of Ghassan. Being literate I read it. It read, 'We have heard that your master has treated you unjustly. Allah has not made you to be humiliated and maltreated. Come over to us and we shall receive you graciously.' Upon this, I said to myself, 'This is another trial,' and threw it into the oven. After forty days of the fifty had elapsed without any indication in the Revelation concerning us, a messenger of the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, came to me and said, 'The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, directs you not to associate with your wife.' I inquired, 'Should I divorce her or what should I do?' He replied, 'No, just do not associate with her.' I understood that my two companions had been directed likewise, so I told my wife to go her parents and remain with them until Allah determined the matter. The wife of Hilal son of Umayyah went to the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, and said, 'O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, Hilal the son of Umayyah is old and unable to look after himself, he does not have a servant. Would it displease you if I were to serve him?' He replied: 'No, but he should not associate with you.'She told the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, 'Ever since this happened, he has no interest in me, and weeps continuously.' Some of my people suggested to me that I should also seek the permission of the Prophet, praise and peace be upon him, so that my wife may also look after me as the wife of Hilal bin Umayyah did, but I did not ask the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, for this because I did not know what he might say, and besides, I was young. Ten more days and nights passed like this. On the fifty-first morning, after the dawn prayer, I was sitting at home feeling sad and although the world is wide, as Allah, the Exalted describes, it seemed to have become narrow and small for me. Suddenly, I heard someone shout at the top of his voice from the top of Mount Sala'ah: 'O Ka'ab the son of Malik good news!' Immediately I fell down prostrate and realized that relief had come. At the dawn prayer the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, informed the Companions that Allah, the Exalted had graciously accepted our repentance, and upon hearing this several people set off to convey the good news to us. Some went to my two companions and another hastened on his horse in the direction of my home. One from the tribe of Aslam raced up the mountain and his voice reached me before the arrival of the horseman. When the one whose voice I had heard arrived to congratulate me, I took off my garments and gave them to him - I had no other set of garments to wear so I borrowed some and went off to greet the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him. On my way to the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, I encountered groups and crowds of people who congratulated me, saying, 'Blessed is the acceptance by Allah of your repentance.' When I entered the Mosque I found the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, seated surrounded by people. Amongst them was Talha, son of Ubaidullah who got up and rushed towards me, shook my hand and congratulated me. He was the only one from of the Emigrants who got up, and I have never forgotten his gesture. When I greeted the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, his face shone with joy and he said, 'Be happy with this, the best of days since your mother gave birth to you!' I asked, 'O Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, is this from you or from Allah?' He answered, 'It is indeed from Allah.' When he was happy, it was usual for the happiness in his face to shine as if it were a part of the moon - when this happened we knew that he was pleased. To complete my repentance, I offered to give the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, all my possessions as charity in the Cause of Allah and His Messenger, praise and peace be upon him. He told me, 'Retain part of it - that is better for you.' So I said, 'I shall retain the portion which is in Khaybar.' Then I said, 'O Messenger of Allah, Allah, the Exalted, has delivered me only because I adhered to the truth, and as part of my repentance I shall say nothing but the truth for these rest of my life.' Ever since I declared this before the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, Allah, the Exalted, has not tried anyone so well in the matter of truthfulness as He has tried me. To this day, since my declaration, I have never had any inclination to tell a lie, and Allah willing, I will continue to protect myself against it during my remaining days. Allah, the Exalted, revealed: 'In the hour of adversity, Allah turned (in mercy) to the Prophet, the Emigrants (of Mecca) and the Supporters (of Medina), who followed him when some of their hearts were about to serve away. He turned to them, indeed, He is Gentle, the Most Merciful. And to the three who had been left behind (at the Battle of Tabuk) until the earth became narrow with all its vastness, And their souls became narrow for them, they knew there was no shelter from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them (in mercy) so that they might also turn (in repentance). Allah is the Turner, the Most Merciful. Believers, fear of Allah and stand with the truthful.' 9:117-119 Koran Ka'ab continued, 'After Allah had guided me to Islam, my greatest blessing was when I told the truth to the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, lying to him as others lied would only have caused my ruination. In His Revelation, Allah condemns those who indulge in lying saying: 'When you return, they will apologize to you. Say: Make no excuses; we will not believe you. Allah has already told us of your news. Surely, Allah and His Messenger will see your work; then you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the visible, and He will inform you of what you were doing. When you return, they will swear to you by Allah that you might turn aside from them. Let them alone, they are unclean. Gehenna shall be their refuge, a recompense for their earnings.' 9:94-95 Koran Ka'ab said, 'The matter of the three of us had been left in the balance; separated from the matter of those who had made excuses on oath before the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, and which he accepted renewing their covenant and for whom he supplicated for forgiveness. The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, kept our matter pending until Allah determined it with: 'And to the three who had been left behind (at the Battle of Tabuk), until the earth became narrow with all its vastness, and their souls became narrow for them, they knew there was no shelter from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them (in mercy) so that they might also turn (in repentance). Allah is the Turner, the Most Merciful.' 9:118 Koran It does not mean that we lagged behind from jihad, but it means that Allah deferred our cases until after the cases of those who had pleaded on oath before the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, and he had accepted their excuses.'" Another narration adds: "The Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, set out for Tabuk on a Thursday. His preference was to set out on a journey on Thursdays." Another narration tells us that: "It was his practice to return from a journey during day-light, before noon. Upon his arrival he would go immediately to the Mosque and offer two voluntary units of prayer (raka's), then he would sit down and receive people." R 969 Bukhari and Muslim with a chain up to Abdullah son of Ka'ab son of Malik, - who was also Ka'ab's guide when he became blind who - said: I heard Ka'ab son of Malik give a full account of the incident that caused him to remain behind when the Messenger of Allah, praise and peace be upon him, proceeded to the campaign at Tabuk. Ka'ab say this.

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7- كتَاب آداب السَّفَر باب استحباب الخروج يوم الخميس ، واستحبابه أول النهار 956- عن كعب بن مالك رضي الله عنه : .... أنَّ النبيَّ صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم خَرَجَ في غَزْوَةِ تَبُوكَ يَوْمَ الخَمِيس ، وَكَانَ يُحِبُّ أنْ يَخْرُجَ يَوْمَ الْخَميسِ . متفقٌ عَلَيْهِ . وفي رواية في الصحيحين: لقَلَّمَا كَانَ رسولُ الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم يَخْرُجُ إِلاَّ في يَوْمِ الخَمِيسِ. قلت - درويش - قصة كعب طويلة غير مذكورة بالنص العربي وهي مذكورة بالنص الإنجليزي
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