Hadith

The Saying of the Holy Prophet Muhammad

The Sayings of The Holy Prophet Muhammad The Holy Prophet Muhammad said one day to his companions, “Reverence God as is becoming of you.” They said, “Verily, O Apostle of God, we do reverence Him, and praise be to God Who has endued us with it.” Then the Prophet Muhammad said, “It is not so; but whoever reverences God as it is suitable for him to do must guard his head from humbling itself to others, and from pride and arrogance towards God and God’s creatures; he must guard his senses from whatever is wrong, and must guard his mouth from eating forbidden things, and his heart from receiving what is prohibited; and he must keep death in mind, and the rotting of his bones. And whoever wishes for future rewards must abandon the ornaments of the world. Therefore any one attending to the afore-mentioned points has verily reverenced God as it is his duty to do.” Not one of you must die but with resignation to the Will of God, and with hope for His beneficence and pardon. When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust; commit not fornication; be chaste; have no impure desires; withhold your hands from striking; and from taking that which is unlawful and bad. The best of God’s servants are those who when seen, remind of God; and the worst of God’s servants are those who carry tales about, to do mischief and separate friends, and seek for the defects of good. It is not within the power of man to emerge from the operation of the system of Divine decrees and determination. (The Promised Messiah).