Forty Hadiths or Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad about Compassionate Living

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Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

The world appears to be a more dangerous place since September 11, 2001, more so than any time that I can remember. Our human family appears to be in dire need of mutual love and compassion. In this pursuit I had made a collection last year, titled, Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran.

Today, I propose to collect 40 Hadiths or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, on the theme of compassion, mutual love, kindness, mercy and altruism.

1. Abu Hurairah relates that the Holy Prophet said: Allah will say to his servant when He will be taking account of him on the Day of Judgment, ‘O’ son of Adam, I was hungry and you did not feed me.’ He will answer: ‘How could I feed you? You are the Lord of the worlds!’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that my servant so and so who is the son of so and so felt hunger, and you did not feed him. Alas, had you fed him you would have found that (i.e. reward) with Me.’ ‘O’ son of Adam, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink.’ He will reply: ‘How could I give You drink? You are the Lord of the worlds!’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that my servant so and so, the son of so and so was thirsty and you did not give him drink. Alas, if you had given him, you would have found that (i.e. reward) with me.’ ‘O’ son of Adam, I became sick and you did not visit Me.’ He will answer: ‘How could I visit You? You are the Lord of the worlds!’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that my servant so and so, the son of so and so became sick and you did not visit him. Alas, had you visited him, you would have found Me with him (Bokhari).

Our Christian readers will recall that similar teachings are also found in the Gospel of Matthews.

2. Now, I quote a Hadith, which can be considered to be an expression of the Golden rule.

The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim,[1] ethical code or morality[2] that essentially states either of the following:

  • One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (directive form).[1]
  • One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (cautionary form, also known as the Silver Rule).[1]

This concept describes a “reciprocal”, or “two-way”, relationship between one’s self and others that involves both sides equally, and in a mutual fashion.[3][4]


Categories: ISLAM, Sectarianism

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:

    Millions people have already suffered, displaced and killed in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa and Rohingya Myanmar.

    Always if there is disaster of conflict, Islamic Clerics blame other parties, and NEVER blame themselves. Whereas Al Quran already say that when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was defeated by enemy, Allah said to Prophet; you lost the battle because of you, or your followers who did not obey your order. That is why, not because of Me (Allah).

    So as long as Islamic Clerics never correct themselves, Allah will NOT help Muslims.

    The largest deviation of Muslims today is that Muslims believe in idols ( Ancient Scholars. Muslim, Bukhari, Hanafi, Safei, Hambali, etc ) blindly rather than God’s law alone.The pure Islamic teaching have been contaminated with the ancient Arab tradition, Arab history and some false Hadith. )

    Allah said in His Books
    They have taken their Rabbis and their monks as gods ( idols) beside Allah,QS 9;31

    Do not trust in human leaders; no human being can save you. When they die,they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to the end.Psalm 146:

    There is no one in this earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake.Ecc.7:20

    O humankind, follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow any masters ( i.e; the ancient scholars such as (Imam Muslim, Imam Bukhari, Hurrairah, other narrators), Osma bin Laden, ISIS’s leader blindly etc.) other than Him.( al Quran ) . Little you heed to advice! (How many a town We have destroyed! Our punishment came upon them at night or when they were having a nap at midday.QS 7;3-4.

    Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous indeed. QS 4;48.

    Allah warn Muslims that thousand years ago Allah destroyed and killed millions Jews and drove away from their house and become refugee in other countries. Because Allah say Jews turned away from Tourat ( Allah ) to their Rabbis ( idol, god).

    In 21 Century, Islamic Clerics do not take a lesson from that verses above, they try to hide the truth of Islam, They really deceive the ummah, their followers. That is why Allah curse and punish Muslims around the world. Islamic clerics repeat again what Jews did in the pass.

    The Roots of violence and terrorist in Islam today are because the Extremist Muslims believe in scholars such as Muslim-Bukhari who wrote the book of Hadith beside the Holy Quran. Muslim-Bukhari, to them, are regarded as if an idol without doubt at all. So whatever Muslim-Bukhari wrote in His book are come from Prophet and Allah.

    This Book of Hadith Sahih Muslim-Bukhari gives a license to Extremist Muslims, fanatics, mullahs and terrorists to take the law into their own hands and issue edicts as to punish or kill infidel, khafir, blasphemer, apostate, gay lesbian, and those who do not follow their Caliphate (Isis ).

    The brief history of Hadiths
    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) never knew and never read the book of Hadith. The Sunnah which was the practice of the prophet (saw) started from the very first day and many watched and copied it from very first day. There were no books of Hadith in those days and everything (salah, Kaabah, zakaat, fasting, hajj) was being done very well without any resource to any Hadith that was due to the Sunnah and it is continued till this day in the Ummah without any break, generation to generation.

    As we know that the Hadith had to be collected and compiled with great effort by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim-Bukhari after hundreds years Prophet Muhammad’s death. However, prophet Muhammad (saw) never had a chance to examine and confirm the book of Hadith. Allah never gives guarantee the purity of the book of Hadith as Allah did to Al Quran. This is the critical point. If there is 1 or 2 the false Hadith, Muslims will go astray from the truth of Islamic teaching as we see today.

    Some extremist Clerics gave a reason why Muslims need to read the book of Hadith, because Al Quran does not explain how to pray 5 times a day. Their reason is not logic at all.

    Al Quran are God’s words, promote peace, harmony, love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, justice for all, freedom of religion, speech, expression and prosperity. Allah guarantee the purity of Al Quran.

    But the Hadith are men’s words.
    but Allah does not guarantee the purity and the holiness of the book of Hadith.

    The book of Hadith contains thousand of Hadith.
    Beside the sahih Hadith there are also the false Hadith that I found.

    1. The sahih Hadith
    2. The false Hadith
    3. The ancient Arab tradition Hadist.

    The book of Hadith is defective. If Muslim follows the false hadith, he/she will go astray and kill people. So Extremist Muslim use the false Hadith to justify to kill apostates, Blasphemous, gay-lesbian and those who are accused “Kafir”.

    These some of examples of false and violent Hadiths.

    Imam Muslim-Bukhari command Muslim to kill those who insult Islam, or make a division of Islam (Blasphemy) written in the book of Hadith sahih Muslim-Bukhari;

    When the end times will appear young people and bad attitude. They said word by using the word of GOD , when they had come out of Islam as an arrow from his bow slipping .
    Wherever you meet them , then kill them . Because real people are killed they will get a reward on the resurrection day ” HR Bukhari.

    Anyone of you who saw heresy, apostasy, let is changing with your HANDS, if not able, let the verbal, if not able to let the heart. However, such is weak as weak faith..HR.Muslim ( changing with your hand means to harm, destroy, kill )

    ” That there is a Jewish woman who often denounce and vilify the Prophet . (Due to the offense ) , then the woman had been strangled to death by a man. It turns out that the Messenger of Allah justifies his blood ” . (Abu Dawud )

    The extremist Muslim kill the apostasy will get reward from God, because Imam Muslim Bukhari command us to do so;

    Anyone who changes his religion (out of Islam, apostasy) then kill. Wherever you meet them, then kill them. Because real people are killed they will get a reward at the Judgment Day (HR. Bukhari) –(Honor killing )

    The extremist Muslim kill Gay-Lesbian (homosexual), because Imam Muslim Bukhari command us to do so;

    “If you have people who do act like the people of Lut (liwath) then kill the perpetrators.” (Narrated by Abu Daud, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)

    If anyone sincerely supplicates to Allah for martyrdom, Allaah will elevate him to the rank of martyrs even if he died on his bed. [Sahih Muslim (4695) ].
    May Allah swt give us courage to supplicate Him (to humbly ask Him) for Martyrdom! #Aameen…

    Ahmadiyyah should lead Muslim to NOT believe in the book of Hadith as second guidance of islamic teaching.

    All love ❤️

    • Interesting thoughts, however, there is one thing missing in Somi’s deliberations, which unfortunately leaves him ‘out in the cold’ ‘wandering in the desert’. And that is that Allah in His infinite mercy sent the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi to correctly interpret Islam for this day. And the Khalifas are rightly guided and continue this work. Somi is a good example how people with good intentions and a lot of studies still cannot find peace and the straight path. Allah has intended that we should follow the Imam of this time and the Khalifas of this time and therefore without following them and studying them properly we are still lost. Please visit and ‘take in’ the multitude of knowledge.

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