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25 Quotes from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

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Quotes from the Prophet Muhammad ImageYet another quotes post! Seems as though a lot of our visitors are enjoying the previously written posts on quotes about Islam by leading enlightened people from the past, now it is time to highlight quotes from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself.

The Quotes from the Prophet Muhammad are known as ahadith, ahadith is the plural of hadith. They are the sayings of the great Prophet of Islam.

The quotes from the Prophet Muhammad have been passed down through chains of narrators via oral transmissions until famous hadith collectors such as Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim and others compiled it in to their Sahih Hadith Collections.

Ahadith or the quotes from the Prophet are used for a specific purpose, which is for extracting rules of law by qualified scholars known as Mujtahids or Muslim Jurists. It is a source of law for Muslims along the Quran etc. Traditionally these sayings were not handled or read by other than scholars because not everyone knew the reality of the traditions.

There are many categories of hadith and must be understood from its own reality, ie the quotes from the Prophet Muhammad had been memorised originally by his companions who were present when he said it.

He wasn’t just a spiritual person who sat there giving speeches, he actually said these to encourage people to act in a certain way. So you would really have to be a historian to dig up when and why he may have said a particular hadith. It is why you will find commentary along each hadith in some collections.

All that aside there are quotes from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which can be read as is, many can be found in compilations by scholars such as Forty Hadith Collections.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “Whatever I have commanded you, do it, and whatever I have forbidden you, refrain from it.”

This is a clear indication to find out what is allowed and disallowed in Islam and act upon it, with this is mind lets read on about these special inspirational quotes with the aim to better ourselves and our society. Here are some quotes from the Prophet Muhammad which can be read and acted upon by any laymen. The key is to act upon it otherwise it would have no benefit to anyone really.

Quotes from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

  1. A man asked the Messenger of Allah (pbuh): “Which act in Islam is the best?” He (pbuh) replied, “To give food, and to greet everyone, whether you know or you do not.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  2. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Envy is justified in regard to two types of persons only: a man whom Allah has given knowledge of the Qur’an, and so he recites it during the night and during the day; and a man whom Allah has given wealth and so he spends from it during the night and during the day.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  3. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “He who performs the Wudu’ perfectly (i.e., according to Sunnah), his sins will leave from his body, even from under his nails.” [Muslim].
  4. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “The supplication made between the Adhan and the Iqamah is never rejected.” [Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi].
  5. The Messenger of Allah said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen (Islam).” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  6. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “He who calls others to follow the Right Guidance will have a reward equal to the reward of those who follow him, without their reward being diminished in any respect on that account.” [Muslim].
  7. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “By his good character a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.” [Abu Dawud]
  8. The Prophet (pbuh) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must either speak good or remain silent.” [Muslim].
  9. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Do not indulge in excessive talk except when remembering Allah. Excessive talking without the Remembrance of Allah hardens the heart; and those who are the farthest from Allah are those whose hearts are hard.” [Tirmidhi]
  10. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “The blood, honour and property of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim.” [Muslim].

15 More Quotes from the Prophet Muhammad

  1. The Prophet (pbuh) said, “He who defends the honour of his (Muslim) brother, Allah will secure his face against the Fire on the Day of Resurrection.” [Tirmidhi].
  2. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “The person who goes about with calumnies will never enter Jannah.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  3. The Prophet (pbuh) said, “It is enough for a man to prove himself a liar when he goes on narrating whatever he hears.” [Muslim].
  4. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “It does not befit a Siddiq (righteous Muslim) to frequently curse others.” [Muslim]
  5. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Do not abuse the dead, because they have attained that which they had forwarded (i.e., their deeds, good or bad).” [Bukhari].
  6. The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Beware of envy because envy consumes (destroys) the virtues just as the fire consumes the firewood,” or he said “grass.” [Abu Dawud].
  7. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  8. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “It is enough evil for a Muslim to look down upon his (Muslim) brother.” [Muslim].
  9. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Do not desert (stop talking to) one another, do not nurse hatred towards one another, do not be jealous of one another, and become as fellow brothers and slaves of Allah. It is not lawful for a Muslim to stop talking to his brother (Muslim) for more than three days.” [Bukhari and Muslim]
  10. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “When three of you are together, two of you must not converse privately ignoring the third till the number increases, lest the third should be grieved.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  11. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “He who gives something (to someone) as a gift and then gets it back (from him or her) is like a dog which eats its own vomit.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  12. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Not the transmission of disease of one person to another and no evil omen, but I am pleased with good omens.” He was asked: “What is good omen?” He replied, “A good word.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
  13. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “A true believer does not taunt or curse or abuse or talk indecently.” [Tirmidhi].
  14. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “A person should not enter into a transaction when his (Muslim) brother has already negotiated, nor should he make a proposal of marriage when that of his brother is pending, except with the permission of the latter.” [Bukhari and Muslim]
  15. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ‘Do not tell lies about me, for telling lies about me leads to Hell (Fire).’ [Ibn Majah]

I think it is fair to say that there are enough quotes from the Prophet Muhammad to keep us busy in bettering ourselves, of course we will never perfect ourselves but we can try to drop our bad habits one by one and then replace it with those that have been commanded by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

What are your favourite quotes from the Prophet Muhammad?

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