Monday, February 6, 2017

Could Trump actually be good for Muslims and Islam in America ?

Donald Trump has moved seamlessly from President-elect to President.
In fact, so seamless has been the transition that he seems identical to the one who started as the prospective Republican nominee

Trump is just as egocentric, brash, brazen and still as Twitter-obsessed as he has always been. For all his faults, one thing that he is not is fickle. He has unashamedly maintained his anti-Muslim rhetoric which has, true to his words, now been enacted through one of his many executive orders.
Trump famously campaigned on a pledge to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. This pledge has seen Trump sign an executive order banning migration into the United States from seven Muslim countries.

The ban is without the doubt illegal under US law, however, try telling that to Trump and his entourage.

This is all quite surreal. At each and every step of his journey, from a business tycoon to President of the United States of America, I kept thinking that he would fall at the next hurdle. Instead, he has, from the lofty heights of the Oval Office, now signed a piece of paper to execute the ban he so unashamedly advocated.

One thing he never accounted for was the swathe of sympathy that such blatantly discriminatory policies would generate within the American public. Up and down the United States, people have protested, demonstrated and shown solidarity with the Muslims. Protests have taken place in many cities and airports including Washington, Orlando, Atlanta, and Seattle.

Such solidarity with the Muslims is not an isolated incident. Actress Kathy Najimy encouraged all women to wear a hijab or headscarf at an anti-inauguration demonstration held in Washington. She described it as a way to stand alongside their “about-to-be-disenfranchised Muslim Sisters”

Levels of discontent and protest have now spread across the world
Demonstrations have even been happening in towns and cities across the United Kingdom

A petition to prevent Trump attending a State Visit to the United Kingdom has attracted nearly 2 million signatures and counting. Their displeasure is clearly indicative of a nation which feels that the UK should not welcome a president who has the audacity to implement a ban on Muslims’ in his own country. Added to this invitation, which is being seen as tacit consent to the Trump order, there is resentment that the visit would be a State Visit with all its pomp and ceremony and paid via the public purse.

Each and every day since the enactment of this executive order matters related to the high office of the President of the United States of America have reduced to near farcical levels. Trump has now retracted on the position that this is a Muslim ban. This despite Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor and a confidant to Trump, acknowledging on Fox News that this was a backdoor Muslim ban. Additionally, Trump in true business-like style has had the audacity to sack the acting attorney general, Sally Yates, for doing her job and questioning the legality of the executive order.
As they say, you ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to solidarity with the Muslims. If Trump decides to stand the course of developing a database for Muslims, then pro-Muslim solidarity may soar to unprecedented levels. In fact, Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State and actress Mayim Bialik have both stated their intentions to register as Muslim if that was the case.
Such acts of solidarity remind me of the famous story of the conversion of Hamza (raḍiy Allahu anhu), the uncle of our beloved Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam).  Hamza (raḍiy Allāhu anhu) initially stated that he was a Muslim to antagonise Abu Jahl as an act of solidarity for his persecuted nephew (sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam). This act of solidarity became the catalyst of Hamza’s eventual conversion to Islām.
Despite all the rhetoric, discrimination, bigotry and downright anti-Islamic policies in recent times, it is almost unbelievable that four polls conducted of the American public in the last year has revealed “extraordinary, progressive and unexpected” positive attitudes towards Muslims and Islam.

Evidence seems to indicate that this is a result of opposing the views and sentiments of Trump himself. There is now a very simple barometer to gauge whether an American is progressive, just, fair and equitable you just need to oppose Trump’s policies. Hence, the more Trump continues on with his policies based on bigotry, the more it will draw Islām and Muslims closer to the American public.
As Almighty Allah says in the Glorious Quran, But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.“They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.”
Despair not, as hard as it may be to stomach. Trump may actually be good for Muslims and Islam.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ali bin Abi Thalib’s (ra) Mathematical Brilliance

Imam Ali bin Abi Thalib (karramallahu wajhah) was endowed with a quick, sharp, incisive, mathematics mind. Here are a few interesting stories in which Imam Ali’s mathematical brilliance revealed itself.

Whole Number and not a Fraction
One Day a Jewish person came to Imam Ali, thinking that since Imam Ali thinks he is too smart, I’ll ask him such a tough question that he won’t be able to answer it and I’ll have the chance to embarrass him in front of all the Arabs.
He asked “Imam Ali, tell me a number, that if we divide it by any number from 1-10 the answer will always come in the form of a whole number and not as a fraction.”

Imam Ali looked back at him and said, “Take the number of days in a year and multiply it with the number of days in a week and you will have your answer.”
The Jewish person got astonished but as he was a polytheist (Mushrik), he still didn't believe Imam Ali. He calculated the answer Imam Ali gave him.
To his amazement he came across the following results:
- The number of Days in a Year = 360 (in Arab)
- The Number of Days in a Week = 7
- The product of the two numbers = 360×7=2520
2520 ÷ 1 = 2520
2520 ÷ 2 = 1260
2520 ÷ 3 = 840
2520 ÷ 4 = 630
2520 ÷ 5 = 504
2520 ÷ 6 = 420
2520 ÷ 7 = 360
2520 ÷ 8 = 315
2520 ÷ 9 = 280
2520 ÷ 10= 252

The Five Loaves of Bread
Zarr Bin Hobeish relates this story: Two travellers sat together on the way to their destination to have a meal. One had five loaves of bread. The other had three. A third traveller was passing by and at the request of the two joined in the meal. The travellers cut each of the loaf of bread in three equal parts. Each of the traveller ate eight broken pieces of the loaf.
At the time of leaving the third traveller took out eight dirhams and gave to the first two men who had offered him the meal, and went away. On receiving the money the two travellers started quarrelling as to who should have how much of the money. The five-loaf-man demanded five dirhams. The three-loaf-man insisted on dividing the money in two equal parts (4 dirhams each).

The dispute was brought to Imam Ali (the Caliph of the time in Arabia) to be decided.
Imam Ali requested the three-loaf-man to accept three dirhams, because five-loaf-man has been more than fair to you. The three-loaf-man refused and said that he would take only four dirhams.
At this Imam Ali replied, “You can have only one dirham. You had eight loaves between yourselves. Each loaf was broken in three parts. Therefore, you had 24 equal parts. 8×3=24
Your 3 loaves made 9 parts out of which you have eaten 8 portions, leaving just 1 piece to the third traveller. (3×3)-8=1
Your friend had 5 loaves which divided into 3 made 15 pieces. He ate 8 pieces and gave 7 pieces to the guest.(5×3)-8=7
As such the guest shared 1 part from your loaves and 7 from those of your friend. So you should get one dirham and your friend should receive seven dirhams.”

Dividing Inheritance (Warits)
What is a wife’s share?
Imam Ali was once interrupted while he was delivering a sermon from the pulpit by someone who asked him how to distribute the inheritance of someone who had died leaving a wife, his parents and two daughters. The Imam instantly answered:
“The wife’s share becomes one ninth.” How?

This answer is in fact the result of a long analysis with a number of steps. Ordinarily, we have to decide on the original share of each of these heirs, in the following way:
The wife takes one eighth, in view of the presence of an inheriting child. [Holy Quran 4:12]
The deceased’s father and mother take one sixth each. [Holy Quran 4:11]
The two daughters take two thirds of the inheritance. [Holy Quran 4:11]
So the total will be: 1/8 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 2/3 = 3/24 + 4/24 + 4/24 + 16/24 = 27/24
This means the share becomes less than 1/8 in view of the increase of the total of the shares which are so fixed and prescribed. So the one eighth, the original share due to the wife out of twenty-four total shares, has become three shares out of a total of twenty-seven, which is one ninth.

Imam Ali’s mind went through this complex mathematical process in a second!

The heart in which love and compassion for all living beings resides

A fakir once set out on a long journey, carrying with him a bundle filled with bread to eat on the way. At the end of the first day on the road he came to a small mosque, and there he rested for the night. Resuming his journey early the next morning, he walked at a brisk pace for about ten miles and then decided to have a bite to eat. But when he opened his bundle, he found that his bread was full of ants. “Ah, that is too bad,” he thought. “For I have taken these poor ants a long way away from their home in that mosque. How they must be longing to see their parents, children and friends." Filled with solicitude for the welfare of the ants, the fakir retraced his steps and took the ants back to their home in the little mosque. “The heart in which love and compassion for all living beings resides, can have no room for seeking after personal pleasures.”

taken from the tales of the Mystic East, 1977, page 135

Thursday, October 22, 2015


In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Belief in al-qadar (the divine will and decree) is one of the pillars of faith, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, when he answered Jibreel’s question about faith: “(It means) believing in Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day, and to believe in al-qadar (the divine decree) both good and bad.”

What is meant by al-qadar is that Allah has decreed all things from eternity and knows that they will happen at times that are known to Him, and in specific ways, and that He has written that and willed it, and they happen according to what He has decreed.
[al-Qada’ wa’l-Qadar by Dr ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Mahmoud, p. 39].

Belief in al-qadar is based on four things:

Knowledge, i.e., that Allah knows what His creation will do, by virtue of His eternal knowledge.
Writing, i.e., that Allah has written the destiny of all creatures in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz.
Will, i.e., that what Allah wills happens and what He does not will does not happen. There is no movement in the heavens or on earth but it happens by His will.
Creation and formation, i.e., that Allah is the Creator of all things, including the actions of His slaves. They do their actions in a real sense, and He is the Creator of them and of their actions. Whoever believes in these four believes in al-qadar.

The Qur’aan affirms these things in numerous verses, such as the verses in which He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And with Him are the keys of the Ghayb (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in the land and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but He knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record” [al-An’aam 6:59]

“No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (AlLawh AlMahfooz) before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah” [al-Hadeed 57:22]

“And you cannot will unless (it be) that Allah wills the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)” [al-Takweer 81:29]

“Verily, We have created all things with Qadar (Divine Preordainments of all things before their creation as written in the Book of Decrees AlLawh AlMahfooz)” [al-Qamar 54:49]

Muslim (2653) narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: “Allah wrote down the decrees of creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth.” He said: “And His Throne was upon the water.”

Hence it should be clear to you that the view that al-qadar was invented by al-Jahm ibn Safwaan is a view that has no sound basis. Al-qadar was not created, rather creation comes under the heading of belief in al-qadar. Al-Jahm went to extremes in affirming the divine will and decree, and claimed that people are compelled to do what they do and have no choice. This is a false view.

The belief of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah is that a person has freedom of will, and hence he will be rewarded or punished. But his will is subject to the will of Allah, and nothing can take place in the universe that is not willed by Allah.

What some people say, that we have the choice to follow whatever path we want but at the end of this path you will find what Allah has decreed for you, is a correct view. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Verily, We showed him the way, whether he be grateful or ungrateful”[al-Insaan 76:3]

“And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?”[al-Balad 90:10]

“And say: “The truth is from your Lord.” Then whosoever wills, let him believe; and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve”[al-Kahf 18:29]

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said, explaining the view of Ahl al-Sunnah with regard to man’s deeds:

People act in a real sense, and Allah is the Creator of their actions. A person may be a believer or a kaafir, righteous or immoral, he may pray and fast. People have control over their actions, and they have their own will, and Allah is the Creator of their control and will, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“To whomsoever among you who wills to walk straight.
And you cannot will unless (it be) that Allah wills the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”[al-Takweer 81:28-29]

al-Waasitiyyah ma’a Sharh Harraas, p. 65.

Marriage is one of the things that Allah has decreed. The person whom you will marry is known to Allah: He knows who he is, when he was born, where and when he will die, how he will be towards you, and other details. All of that is known to Allah and He has written it in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz (the Book of Decrees), and it will inevitably come to pass as Allah has decreed.

If Allah has decreed that you will marry one person, but you choose someone else, then no matter how long it takes, you will marry that person. But your marriage to someone else is also decreed, because there is nothing that is not decreed by Allah. It may be decreed for a woman to marry So and so the son of So and so, and he comes to propose marriage but she refuses him, and marries someone else, then he (the second man) dies or divorces her, then she accepts the first one. All of that is decreed, and it is decreed for her to marry So and so the son of So and so after initially refusing him and after some experience or trials etc.

It may be decreed for a woman that a righteous man will propose marriage to her, but she will refuse him and he will never come back to her, and she will marry and live with someone else who is more or less righteous, according what Allah has decreed.

Because man does not know what is decreed for him, what he must do is to adhere to sharee’ah and abide by its commands and prohibitions, and to seek the help of Allah and pray to Him for guidance (istikhaarah) concerning all his affairs, whilst implementing the means, one of the most important of which is consulting sincere people who have relevant experience.

If a righteous man proposes marriage to a woman, she should pray to Allah for guidance (istikhaarah) and agree to marry him. If things then go smoothly, this is an indication that what is good for her is to marry him.

In conclusion, man should study the sharee’ah of Allah and follow the commands of Allah even if he feels reluctant, and avoid what Allah has forbidden even if he is attached to it. All goodness is to be found in obeying sharee’ah. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Jihaad (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know”[al-Baqarah 2:216]

He should not look at al-qadar as an excuse to ignore commands and do forbidden things, rather he should look at it in a way that will make him content with whatever painful experiences happen to him. 

Allah knows best.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Showing Disrespect to One’s Parents

One of major sin is showing disrespect to one's parents

In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate

Allah, the Most High, says, {Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them but address them in terms of honour. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.} (Al-Isra: 23-24)

Therefore, you should serve them as they did with you. But your service is not equal to theirs as they suffered a lot in bringing you up, hoping that you might live long. On the other hand, when you shoulder their burdens you hope that they will die soon.

Yahya Al Noor

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Adhan (Call to Prayer)

What do you feel every single time you hear the adhan?
Do you feel the urge to answer it by going for salah or are you among those who just hear it just like the chirping of the birds (it’s just normal)?
Did you know that adhan itself was a weapon of the Muslims against their enemies during the time of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum?
YES, the adhan itself brought such fear in the hearts of the disbelievers!Let me share to you a story that happened during the battle of Al Qadisiyyah. 

When Emperor Rustam of Persia reached An-Najaf near Al Qadisiyyah, he spent a spy to the Muslim camp. This spy was such a keen observant that he was thoroughly studying the movements of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum. 
When he returned to Rustam, he told him about the character and all other information regarding the Muslim army. 
The army of Rustam reached Al Qadisiyyah and encamped between the River ‘Atiq and the fort. 
While taking a stroll, he heard the muadhdhin call for Fajr prayer and saw them preparing to stand up for it. 
Rustam immediately ordered his troops to mount their animals and be ready. When he was asked why, he said, "Can’t you see that the battle cry was shouted among the enemy and now they are getting ready?"
The same spy spoke up, "They are getting ready for prayers."
Rustam exclaimed in Persian and said, "I heard a sound in the morning, it must have been ‘Umar speaking to his dogs, teaching them some tricks. When they speak like this, be ready for battle."
When the muadhdhin called again for Duhur prayer, Rustam lamented, "It feels as if ‘Umar has eaten my liver!"

May Allah forgive me but whenever I read this story I couldn't stop myself but laugh at how scared Rustam was against the Muslim army. A fear of unknown, I must say, for Rustam couldn't comprehend and understand such strength and from where do they get such strength. Allahu’akbar.
O Muslims, we should all realize our strength, that with Islam Allah Azza Wa Jall has promised us victory. Indeed, this story is such a great portrayal of this ayah:
"And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers." Qur’an 24:141

Remember each time adhan is called, in every nation, the triumph of Islam is heard and every living thing attest to it! How blessed are those who answer this call and how blessed are those who recognize this blessing!
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall makes us among those who regularly establish prayers.
Story from At Taareekh Al Islamee: 10/347

Blogger Yahya Al Noor

Friday, August 30, 2013

My Religion Has Taught Me

1, Support of Both Husband and Wife

Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool said:

‘A righteous woman may have characteristics which are not pleasing to her husband, however she must not be characterised with that, likewise a righteous man may have characteristics not pleasing to his wife.
what is required from them both is to overlook these characteristics,  and view matters in a good light.
From Abu Hurairah who said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:
لاَ يَفْرَكْ مُؤْمِنٌ مُؤْمِنَةً ، إِنْ كَرِهَ مِنْهَا خُلُقًا رَضِيَ مِنْهَا آخَرَ
‘A believing man does not hate a believing woman, if he dislikes a behaviour in her, then he will be pleased with another type of behaviour.’[Collected by Muslim in his Saheeh.]
2 , A Son is From His Father
Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool said:
‘A son is from that which a father strove to acquire, so no matter what good actions he does, the reward reaches his father also. However, no matter what he does of evil deeds they do not reach his father, rather they only reach the son himself.
Allaah said:
{وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَى }
And that man can have nothing but what he does (good or bad) [Najm: 39]
Allaah said:
{قَالَ يَا نُوحُ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ أَهْلِكَ إِنَّهُ عَمَلٌ غَيْرُ صَالِحٍ فَلاَ تَسْأَلْنِ مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ إِنِّي أَعِظُكَ أَن تَكُونَ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ }
He said: O Nuh! Surely, he is not of your family; verily, his work is unrighteous, so ask not of Me that of which you have no knowledge! I admonish you so that you should not be one of the ignorant. Hud: 46
Allaah said:
{وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَى وَإِن تَدْعُ مُثْقَلَةٌ إِلَى حِمْلِهَا لَا يُحْمَلْ مِنْهُ شَيْءٌ وَلَوْ كَانَ ذَا قُرْبَى إِنَّمَا تُنذِرُ الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُم بِالغَيْبِ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَمَن تَزَكَّى فَإِنَّمَا يَتَزَكَّى لِنَفْسِهِ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِيرُ}
And no bearer of burdens shall bear another’s burden; and if one heavily laden calls another to bear his load, nothing of it will be lifted even though he be near of kin. You can warn only those who fear their Lord unseen and establish as-Salat (the prayer). And he who purifies himself (from all kinds of sins), then he purifies only for the benefit of his own self.  And to Allaah is the final return of all. Fatir: 18
3, Responsibility of Every Muslim
Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool said:
‘Every Muslim has a flock for which he is responsible. No Muslim carries a responsibility for another person, and a Muslim has a contract that he will not contest the command of those who hold that authority.
From Ibn Umar from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- that he said:
“أَلَا كُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ وَكُلُّكُمْ مَسْئُولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ فَالْأَمِيرُ الَّذِي عَلَى النَّاسِ رَاعٍ وَهُوَ مَسْئُولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ وَالرَّجُلُ رَاعٍ عَلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَهُوَ مَسْئُولٌ عَنْهُمْ وَالْمَرْأَةُ رَاعِيَةٌ عَلَى بَيْتِ بَعْلِهَا وَوَلَدِهِ وَهِيَ مَسْئُولَةٌ عَنْهُمْ وَالْعَبْدُ رَاعٍ عَلَى مَالِ سَيِّدِهِ وَهُوَ مَسْئُولٌ عَنْهُ أَلَا فَكُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ وَكُلُّكُمْ مَسْئُولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ”
‘Indeed you are all shepherds and every one of you is responsible for his flock. So the leader of the people is a shepherd and he is responsible for his flock, and a man is a shepherd for the people of his household and he is    responsible for them.  A woman is a shepherd for her husband’s home, and her children, and she is responsible for them.  A slave is a shepherd for his master’s wealth and he is responsible for it.  Indeed all of you are shepherds and every one of you is responsible for his flock.’ [Collected by Bukhari & Muslim]
Some of the people request from other people to fulfill that what is obligatory upon other than themselves, so they end up dragging Islaam and the Muslims into chaos and corruption. From that is the matters of and for the country and what is connected to those issues, from the matters and activities of the one in authority, and repelling any harm between countries is from the right of the one in authority.  Therefore, the matter is entrusted to him, and he is not contested in that.  As for the general folk rising up to repel that, then this is contesting the authority of those who posses it. It is upon us to convey to those who are in authority what we want, and they deal with it not us.
From Ubadah bin Samit -Radhi Allaahu anhu- who said:
“بَايَعْنَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَلَى السَّمْعِ وَالطَّاعَةِ فِي الْعُسْرِ وَالْيُسْرِ وَالْمَنْشَطِ وَالْمَكْرَهِ وَعَلَى أَثَرَةٍ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى أَنْ لَا نُنَازِعَ الْأَمْرَ أَهْلَهُ وَعَلَى أَنْ نَقُولَ بِالْحَقِّ أَيْنَمَا كُنَّا لَا نَخَافُ فِي اللَّهِ لَوْمَةَ لَائِمٍ”
‘We made an allegiance with the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- to hear and obey, in ease and hardship, in that which we like and dislike, even if we are not given our due rights.  And that we do not contest the authority of its people, and that we speak the truth where ever we are, we do not fear for the sake of Allaah the blame of the blamers.’ Bukhari Muslim 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Imam Ahmad’s Forgiveness

Imam Ahmad was flogged and water and salt were poured on his wounds until he fainted.
When he regained consciousness he forgave the one who had flogged him.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Wisdom In Islam

“Wisdom In Islam” encompasses in its radiant words the true goals that all of us must strive for. Its bounty of mercy, forgiveness and guidance is stunning in its clarity. Imagine using this wonderful guidance on a regular basis? It is important to endeavor to practice and then to invite others to practice these beautiful words of wisdom.

A Bedouin came one day to the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) and said to him, O Messenger of Allah! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this life and the Hereafter.”

Ask what you wish.

-I’d like to be the most learned of men.
Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men.

-I wish to be the richest man in the world.
Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world.

-I’d like to be the most just of men.
Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.

-I want to be the best of men.
Do good to others and you will be the best of men.

- I wish to be the most favored by Allah.
Engage much in Allah’s praise, and you will be most favored by Him.

-I’d like to complete my faith.
If you have good manners you will complete your faith.

-I wish to be among those who do good.
Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don’t see Him, He sees you.
In this way you will be 
among those who do good.

-I wish to be obedient to Allah.
If you observe Allah’s commands you will be obedient.

-I’d like to be free from all sins.
Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins.

-I’d like to be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.
Don’t wrong yourself or any other creature,and you will be raised on the Day of Judgment in the light.

-I’d like Allah to bestow His mercy on me.
If you have mercy on yourself and on others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgment.

-I’d like my sins to be very few.
If you seek the forgiveness of Allah as much as you can; your sins will be very few.

-I’d like to be the most honorable man.
If you do not complain to any fellow creature,you will be the most honorable of men.

-I’d like to be the strongest of men.
If you put your trust in Allah, you be the strongest of men.

-I’d like to enlarge my provision.
If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision.

-I’d like to be loved by Allah and His messenger.
If you love what Allah and His messenger love you will be among their beloved ones.

-I wish to be safe from Allah’s wrath on the Day of Judgment.
If you do not lose your temper with any of your fellow creatures,
you will be safe from the 
wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgment.

-What will save me from sins?
Tears, humility and illness.

-What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah?
Gentle manners, modesty and patience.

-What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?
Hot temper and miserliness.

-What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter?
Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.

-What extinguishes hell’s fires on the Day of Judgment?
Patience in adversity and misfortunes.

“I have never heard a tradition more comprehensive of the beauties of religion,
and more beneficial than this hadith. It collects all the good things of Islam.”
(Related by Imam Ibn Hambal).