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Benefits and Secrets of Fasting – I


It is the nature of the human soul to slacken and become bored and tired of striving, especially in the face of the temptations of life, the many pleasures of this world, and the deception of Satan. As a result, the soul becomes weak in performing obligatory duties and acts of worship; it gradually becomes  less  affected  by  them and  benefits  less  from  them. It  is  the wisdom and mercy of Allaah The Almighty that He has ordained for the soul all that strengthens its weakness, sharpens its determination, and increases its faith through the virtue He conferred on certain times and places. The seasons of virtue, for instance, include the first ten days of  Thul-Hijjah, the 10th of Muharram, and Ramadhaan.

Fasting is a great act of worship that Allaah The Almighty made one of the pillars of Islam and prescribed upon the Muslims – not for one day or a week, but for an entire month every year.

Allaah The Almighty has made fasting an obligation in His upright religion since  the  times  of  the  previous  nations,  and,  therefore,  Allaah  The Almighty Says (what means): {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.} [Quran 2:183]

Fasting is not an exclusive obligation on the Muslim Ummah (nation); it is an age-old religious duty, because of its importance and great impact on the souls of humankind. Among the benefits of fasting are:

(1) Taqwa (Piety):

Taqwa is the ultimate goal of the obligation of fasting, as Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become pious.} [Quran 2:183]

The desired outcome of fasting represents the ultimate goal of all acts of worship. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become pious.} [Quran 2:21] 
The Arabic term Taqwa and the verbs derived from it mean ‘fearing Allaah The Almighty’ Who Says (what means): 
· {O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul.}[Quran 4:1]
· {When their brother Nooh (Noah) said to them, “Will you not fear Allaah?} [Quran 26:106]
Nevertheless, the term Taqwa (piety) carries various meanings in the Quran. For example, it has come in the sense of faith and its testimony. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means):
{And He imposed upon them the word of Taqwa, and they were more deserving of it and worthy of it. And ever Is Allaah, of all things, Knowing.} [Quran 48:26]

It also means repentance, as Allaah The Almighty Says (what means):
{And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allaah (i.e. repented to Allaah),We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning.”} [Quran 7:96]
In another verse it is interpreted as sincerity, as Allaah The Almighty Says (what means):
 {That [is so]. And whoever honours the symbols of Allaah – indeed, it is from the piety (i.e. sincerity) of hearts.} [Quran 22:32] [Ar-Raazi in Tafseer Fat-h Al-Ghayb]
The essence of piety is that the slave knows Allaah The Almighty by His names and attributes and knows His greatness, dominance, grandeur, and power, so that he fears Him and is cautious not to fall into sin. He should know His mercy, forgiveness and countless favours, as well as what He prepared for His believing slaves. This would urge him to pursue His pleasure. A slave cannot achieve piety except by constantly obeying Allaah The Almighty, carrying out obligations, and doing many voluntary acts of worship. Piety therefore involves being cautious regarding the actions that bring about punishment, and for the observant believers, it involves caution regarding the factors that distance one from Allaah The Almighty. It is like a person walking on a road full of thorns and trying his best to avoid treading on them. ‘Umar رضى اللّهُ عنه  asked Ubayy ibn Ka‘b رضى اللّهُ عنه  “What is piety?” Ubayy رضى اللّهُ عنه said: “O Commander of the Believers, have you ever walked on a thorny road?” He said, “Yes.” Ubayy asked, “What did you do?” He said, “I rolled up my clothes and tried my best to avoid the thorns.” He said, “That is piety.” [Tafseer Ibn Katheer]
The pious person evades the thorns of the road, which are sins, misdeeds or even permissible acts that distance him from his Lord. He is always cautious. When he takes a step, he asks himself why he is taking it. When he sees a woman, he fears Allaah The Almighty and lowers his gaze. He always feels that Allaah The Almighty is watching Him; he fears Him and obeys Him in all injunctions and prohibitions wherever he is, even with regard to his food and drink. Abu Bakr رضى اللّهُ عنه had a slave who brought him his earnings. One day he brought him something to eat and when Abu Bakr رضى اللّهُ عنه had eaten some of it, the slave asked him, “Do you know where I got that (food) from?” Abu Bakr رضى اللّهُ عنه asked what it was, and the slave replied, “I did some soothsaying for a man in the pre-Islamic period, and not being good at it, I deceived him; today he met me and he rewarded me for that soothsaying with what you have eaten.” Abu Bakr رضى اللّهُ عنه put his hand in his mouth and vomited all that he had eaten. It was said to him, “May Allaah have mercy upon you! You do all this for this bite of food?” He said, “If this bite would not come out except with my soul, I would have gotten it out. I heard the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم ‘ Hell is more fitting for the body that is nourished with ill-gotten gains.’ I feared that some part of my body would grow from this bite.” Look at this splendid example of piety from this Companion despite his position in Islam, Jihaad (striving in the cause of Allaah The Almighty), Da‘wah (calling to Islam), and collection of good deeds. Nevertheless, he was not deceived by all this and he had great fear and caution.
   Piety is the provision of the soul with which a person travels to his Lord and arrives unharmed and full of hope. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means):  {And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is fear of Allaah.} [Quran 2:197] 
Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, says, “Allaah commanded the pilgrims to take provisions for their travel, and not to travel without them. Then, He alerted them to the provisions required for travelling to the Hereafter, which is piety or fearing Allaah.” [Badaa’i‘ At-Tafseer, p.388]
Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The body does not become sound except with food which replenishes its energy and with excreting wastes, toxins and bad mixtures that, if accumulated in large quantities, would spoil it. It also requires a healthy diet, which protects the body from harmful things. Similarly, the heart cannot survive except with the sustenance of faith and good deeds, which saves its energy, and with sincere repentance that removes the corrupt elements and bad manners from it, and with a healthy diet which maintains its health. Piety involves these three things, and any decrease in any of them corresponds to decrease in piety.”
The person who walks in this life without piety or fear of Allaah The Almighty often slips and Satan becomes very close to him. One may ask: What is the relationship between fasting and piety? The secret for ending the verse of fasting with piety is that the preparation of the hearts of fasting people to fear Allaah The Almighty entails many aspects. The greatest aspect is that fasting is entrusted to the soul and conscience of the fasting person. No one is watching him except Allaah The Almighty. Therefore, it is a secret between the slave and his Lord – no one knows about it but Allaah The Almighty. That is because a person can break his fast secretly without the knowledge of the people closest to him. However, the Muslim is honest in keeping his fast regardless of the experiences he has or the desires and temptations he faces. Fasting through a full month trains the Muslim on this great trait. Fasting, which involves responding to the commands of Allaah The Almighty, and relinquishing what the souls love and need without being watched by anyone other than Allaah The Almighty, instills piety in the hearts. Fasting prepares the soul of the Muslim to fear Allaah The Almighty and be conscious of Him throughout the year. What makes you conscious of Him in this month should make you conscious of Him all the year, since the Lord of all months is One, Who is watching and observing you. How great is this benefit! It is fostering piety and permanent consciousness in the souls everywhere and at any time. Is there any law that nurtures this sensitivity? This is the reason why a noble man says,  “Constitutions, laws and regulations, no matter how precise and accurate, cannot shape man from within, nor can they make his conscience, his heart, his sentiment, or emotions. They only control the appearance. Fasting as an act of worship is a divine approach that awakens the conscience, revives feelings, and alerts the senses, and thus purifies life from oppression, injustice and corruption.”

Therefore, you find people in Ramadhaan with a high level of this sensitivity, which is coupled with piety and caution, and thus they ask about the ruling on swallowing one’s saliva, chewing food, and using a toothbrush. If only this sensitivity would continue after Ramadhan! For many people, when the day dawns in Ramadhaan, it brings with it God-consciousness; however, when the night comes, it disappears. Why does this happen, when our Lord for whom we fasted during the day sees us during the night as well? Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {It is the same [to Him] concerning you whether one conceals [his] speech or one publicizes it and whether one is hidden by night or conspicuous [among others] by day.} [Quran 13:10]
We are badly in need of piety that develops God-consciousness – such that the slave fears his Lord and becomes conscious of Him all the time, especially in seclusion where no one sees him. Fasting develops piety and God-consciousness in the soul. It trains us to lower our gaze when we see forbidden or tempting scenes. How can we refrain from what is prohibited if we are not raised on the principle of God-consciousness and the fear of Allaah The Almighty in secret and in public? This is what the month of Ramadhaan teaches us. A woman stands in her kitchen in front of different types of food and drink but does not eat a single bite or take a single sip! Who is watching her and prevents her? It is Allaah The Almighty.
In ablution, a Muslim rinses his mouth with water while he is fasting and no one would know if he swallows it. Who prevents him from swallowing a single drop? It is the principle of God-consciousness and the fear of Allaah The All-Knowing, The Acquainted. A Muslim is mindful of Allaah The Almighty regarding his fasting, prayers, and his children. He should be mindful of Allaah The Almighty regarding his work, and the Muslim woman should be mindful of Allaah The Almighty regarding the clothes that she wears in front of non-Mahrams (marriageable men).
Extracted from article: Benefits and Secrets of Fasting

Quote of the Day


There is no captive in a worse state than the one who is captivated by his worst enemy (Shaytan) and there is no prison which is tighter than the prison of hawa (desire) and there is no bond/fetter more strong than the bond of desire. How, then, will a heart which is captivated, imprisoned and fettered travel unto Allah and the Home of the Hereafter?

Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah

Praiseworthy Practices of the Salaf in Ramadhaan


Sitting in the mosque until sunrise: It was narrated that when the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention )performed the Fajr (dawn) prayer, he sat in his prayer place until sunrise.[Muslim]

Anas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Whoever performs the Fajr prayer in congregation and remains seated, remembering and mentioning Allaah until sunrise, then performs a two-Rak‘ah prayer, it will be for him as the reward of complete…complete… complete Hajj and ‘Umrah.” [Al-Albaani: Saheeh] This is the reward promised on any day, so how will it be for the days of Ramadhaan?
Dear brothers, you should have a good night’s sleep, so it can assist you in receiving this great reward. You should follow the example of the righteous predecessors and train yourself to strive to obtain the pleasure of Allaah The Almighty. You should also have a high morale to attain the highest degree in Paradise.
    Performing I‘tikaaf: I‘tikaaf is an act of worship that includes many acts of obedience, such as reciting the Quran, praying, remembering Allaah The Almighty, and supplicating.
It was narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) observed I‘tikaaf for ten days in eachRamadhaan. But in the year of his death, he observed I‘tikaaf for twenty days.” [Al- Bukhaari]
The person who has not experienced it might think that it is difficult to bear, but it is easy for whomever Allaah The Almighty makes it easy. Thus, whoever arms himself with a righteous intention and true determination, Allaah The Almighty helps him to undertake the task with ease.
I‘tikaaf is stressed more during the last ten days of Ramadhaan for seeking Laylat-ul-Qadr. It is a permissible form of seclusion as the person observing it holds himself in seclusion out of obedience to Allaah The Almighty and His remembrance. He boycotts anything that would distract him from the observance of I‘tikaaf. His heart is set on all deeds that draw him closer to Allaah The Almighty and the only desire he has is to do what pleases Him.
Performing Umrah: It was narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “An ‘Umrah performed in Ramadhaan is equal in reward to Hajj.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
The wording of another narration reads: “The same (reward) as performing Hajj with me.” So, congratulations to you my brother/sister (who succeeds) upon performing Hajj with the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).
Praying the night prayers during the Night of Al-Qadr: Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {Indeed, We sent the Quran down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.} [Quran 97: 1-3]
The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Whoever stands in night prayer on Laylat-ul-Qadr with sincere faith and hope for the reward of Allaah will have his past sins forgiven.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) used to seek Laylat-ul-Qadr and commanded his Companions also to look out for it. He used to wake up his family members during the last ten nights in the hope that they would succeed in meeting the blessed night (in worship).
‘Ubaadah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Whoever stays awake in anticipation of Laylat-ul-Qadr and he succeeds in getting it, will have all of his sins both past and future forgiven.” [Ahmad and An-Nasaa’i. Al-Haafith: Saheeh]
It has been reported that some of our predecessors from among the Companions and their successors used to perform Ghusl (ritual bath) and apply perfume during the last ten nights (of Ramadhaan) in anticipation of Laylat-ul-Qadr, which has been highly honored by Allaah The Almighty.

Some Ahadith on Ramadhaan


Narrated Ibn Umar: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “When you see the crescent (of the month of Ramadan), start fasting, and when you see the crescent (of the month of Shawwal), stop fasting; and if the sky is overcast (and you can’t see It) then regard the crescent (month) of Ramadan (as of 30 days)”. [Fasting  Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 31 :: Hadith 124 ]

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “When the month of Ramadhan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of the (Hell) Fire are closed, and the devils are chained.” [Beginning of Creation  Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 54 :: Hadith 497 ]

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said: “Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of Ramadan faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (not for showing off), all his past sins will be forgiven.”  [Belief  Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 36 ]

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The Prophet was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare). [Fasting  Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 31 :: Hadith 126 ]

Narrated Abu Bakra:

The Prophet said, “The two months of ‘Id i.e. Ramadan and Dhul-Hijja, do not decrease (in superiority).” [Fasting  Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 31 :: Hadith 136 ]

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “None of you should fast a day or two before the month of Ramadan unless he has the habit of fasting (Nawafil) (and if his fasting coincides with that day) then he can fast that day.” [Fasting  Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 31 :: Hadith 138 ]

How do the angels know what is in the heart of man?


Praise be to Allaah.

Al-Bukhaari (6491) and Muslim (131) narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, relating from his Lord, may He be glorified and exalted: “Allaah decreed good deeds and bad deeds, then He explained that. Whoever thinks of doing a good deed then does not do it, Allaah will write it down as one complete good deed. If he thinks of doing a good deed and then does it, Allaah [may He be glorified and exalted] will write it down between ten and seven hundred fold, or many more. If he thinks of doing a bad deed then he does not do it, Allaah will write it down as one complete good deed, and if he thinks of it then does it, Allaah will write it down as one bad deed.” 

Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari (11/325).

This indicates that the angel can see what is in the heart of the human being, either because Allaah informs him of it or because Allaah has granted him some knowledge by means of which he is able to find it out.

The former view is supported by the report narrated by Ibn Abi’l-Dunya from Abu ‘Imraan al-Jawni who said: He calls out to the angel: Write down such and such for So and so, and he says: O Lord, he did not do it. He says: He intended it. 

And it was said that the angel detects a foul odour when a person is thinking of doing a bad deed, and he detects a good smell for a good deed. That was narrated by al-Tabaraani from Abu Ma’shar al-Madani. A similar report was narrated from Sufyaan ibn ‘Uyaynah.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “When a person thinks of doing a good deed but does not do it, one good deed is recorded for him…” If his thinking about it is something hidden and is between him and his Lord, how can the angels see it?

He replied:

Praise be to Allaah. An answer to this question was narrated from Sufyaan ibn ‘Uyaynah, who said: If he thinks of doing a good deed, the angel smells a good fragrance, and if he thinks of doing a bad deed, the angel smells a foul odour. 

In fact, Allaah is able to tell the angels what is in a person’s heart in whatever manner He wishes. End quote.

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (4/253)

And he (may Allaah have mercy on him) also said:

Even if they smell the good scent and foul odour, their knowledge is not dependent on what they smell; rather they know what is in the heart of the human being, they can hear it and see the whispers of his nafs. Even the shaytaan gets hold of his heart, and when he remembers Allaah he retreats, but if his heart neglects to remember Allaah he starts to whisper. He knows whether he is remembering Allaah or neglecting to remember Him, and he knows what his nafs desires or is inclined towards, and he makes that attractive to him.  

It is proven in al-Saheeh from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a hadeeth narrated by Safiyyah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that “The shaytaan flows through the son of Adam like blood.” 

The fact that the angels and the shaytaan are close to a person’s heart is something that is mentioned in numerous reports which reach the level of tawaatur, whether the person is a believer or a disbeliever. End quote from Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (5/508).

As for what a person thinks in his heart without moving his tongue and uttering it, he will be rewarded for that, but it is not the particular reward that is bestowed by the Lawgiver to the one who mentions that, rather that reward comes for speaking, and speaking is only achieved by uttering the words. But there are some scholars who say that moving the tongue is sufficient even if there is no sound that can be heard. This is the view of the Maalikis and is the view favoured by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, that it is sufficient to move the lips even if the words cannot be heard. End quote.

The majority of scholars think that it is essential to speak the words loud enough to be heard by oneself. Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Sharh al-Muhadhdhab (3/120): If he cannot hear himself then it is not an announcement or speech. End quote.

He also said: It should be noted that the adhkaar that are prescribed in prayer and elsewhere, whether they are obligatory or mustahabb, do not count for anything unless they are uttered so that he can hear himself if his hearing is sound. Al-Adhkaar (42). 

Adopted from islam-qa



41 – ((There was once a certain man who set out on a journey after having covenanted with his wife not to leave their house. Her father was downstairs, and she was upstairs. When he (her father) fell ill, the woman sent for the Messenger of Allah asking his permission to go down to see her father. The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Obey your husband.’ The father died. She sent to Prophet Mohammed once again [to get permission to see her father], but he said again, ‘Obey your husband.’ Her father was buried. The Messenger of God sent a message to her that her father was forgiven on account of her obedience to her husband)). Weak; Al-Haythami said: [it is] narrated by Al-Tabari in “Al-Awsaat”, and in it (i.e. the chain) is ‘Aismah ibn Al-Mutawakil and he is weak. Al-Albani said: narrated by Al-Tabari in “Al-Awsaat” from the way of ‘Aismah ibn Al-Mutawakil … and he is weak, and his shaykh Zafir ibn Sulaiman Al-Quhistani is also weak. Also narrated by ‘Abd ibn Hameed (1369), from another way, but in the chain is Yousif ibn ‘Atiyah and he is Matrouk, “Irwaa’ Al-‘Galeel” (7/76), and “Majmaa’ Al-Zawaid” (4/313)

42 – ((When a man has a child, and chants the athan in his right ear and the second call (iqama) in his left ear, Umm Al-Sibyan (the mother of the kids) will never harm him (he repels epilepsy from him))). Fabricated; “Al-Meezan” by Al-Dhahabi (4/397), “Majma’ Al-Zawai’d” by Al-Haythami, and “Takhreej Al-Ihyaa” (2/61)

43 – ((Whoever adheres to (abides by) my Sunnah when my ummah is corrupt will have the reward of a hundred martyrs)). Very Weak; “Zakheerat Al-Hufaaz” (4/5174), and “Al-Daeefa” (326)

44 – ((Whoever adheres to my sunnah when my ummah is corrupt will have the reward of a martyr)). Weak; “Al-Daeefa” (327)

45 – ((I am the Son of the two Slaughtered Ones)). Has no base/source (La Asla Lah); “Risalah Latifa” by ibn Qudamah (23), “Al-Lo’lo’ Al-Marsuu'” (81), and “Al-Nukhba Al-Bahiya” by Al-Sinbawi (43)

46 – ((Looking at the holy Quran is an act of worship, and looking at one’s parents (affectionately and kindly) is an act of worship, and looking at Ali ibn Abi Talib is an act of worship)). Fabricated; “Al-Daeefa” (356)

47 – ((Whoever prays forty prayers in my Masjid, missing no prayer, would be safeguarded from the Fire, and punishment, and protected from hypocrisy)). Weak; “Al-Daeefa” (364)

48 – ((Ones closer to you (Al-Aqraboon) are more worthy (more deserving) of your goodness (Ma’roof))). Baseless (La Asla Lah); “Al-Asraar Al-Marfoo’a” (51), “Al-Lo’lo’ Al-Marsuu’ “(55), and “Al-Maqasid Al-Hasana” (141)

49 – ((The last to enter Jannah (paradise/heavens) is a man from Juhaynah, called: Juhaynah. So the people of Jannah would ask him: Is there anyone left [in hell] being punished? He would say: No. So they would say: Truly, with Juhaynah is the certain news)). Fabricated; “Al-Kashf Al-Ilaahi” by Al-Tabraabalsi (1/161), “Tanzeeh Al-Sharee’a” (2/391), and “Al-Fawaid Al-Majmoo’a” (1429)

50 – ((The best names are ‘Ubida (those which describe one as a slave of Allah) or Humida (which are derived from the some root as the name Muhammad))). Fabricated; “Al-Asraar Al-Marfoo’a” (192), “Al-Lo’lo’ Al-Marsuu’ “, (189), and “Al-Nukhba” (117)

100 Fabricated or Weak Ahadith



31 – ((For everything there is a heart, and the heart of the Quran is Surah Ya Sin, whoever reads it as if he has read the Quran ten times)). Fabricated; “Al-‘Ilal” by ibn Abi Hatem (2/55), and “Al-Da’eefa” (169)

32 – ((One Hour of Contemplation is better than Sixty years of Worship)). Fabricated; “Tanzeeh Al-Sharee’a” (2/305), “Al-Fawaid Al-Majmoo’a” (723), and “Tarteeb Al-Mawdoo’at” (964)

33 – ((There is no Prayer (salaah) for those near the masjid except in the masjid)). Weak; “Di’aaf Al-Darqutni” (362), “Al-La’ali’ Al-Masnoo’a” (2/16), and “Al-‘ilal Al-Mutanahiya” (1/693)

34 – ((The Black Stone is Allah’s right hand on earth with which He shakes the hands of His slaves)). Fabricated; “Tareekh Baghdad” by Al-Khatib (6/328), “Al-‘ilal Al-Mutanahiya” (2/944), “Al-Da’eefa” (223)

35 – ((Fast and you will be healthy))Weak; “Takhreej Al-Ihyaa” (3/87), “”Tazkirat Al-Mawdoo’at” (70), and “Al-Mawdoo’at” by Al-Sagh’ani (72)

36 – ((The Angel Gabriel has advised me (reminded me so often) that the neighbor’s rights are up to forty houses away, ten from here, ten from here, ten from here, and ten from here)). Weak; “Kashf Al-Khafaa’ ” (1/1054), “Takhreej Al-Ihyaa” (2/232), and “Al-Maqasid Al-Hasanah” (170)

37 – ((If not for you (O Muhammad!) I would not have created this World (dunia))). Fabricated; “Al-Lo’lo’ Al-Marsuu’ ” by Al-Mishmishi (454), “Tarteeb Al-Mawdoo’at” (196), and “Al-Da’eefa” (282)

38 – ((Whoever reads Surah al-Waqi’ah every night, poverty will not overcome him)). Weak; “Al-‘ilal Al-Mutanahiya” (1/151), “Tanzeeh Al-Sharee’a” (1/301), and “Al-Fawaid Al-Majmoo’a” (972)

39 – ((One, who gets up in the morning, and his concern is about anything other than Allah will never be helped by Allah in any way, and whoever is not concerned about the affairs of other Muslims, is not from them)). Fabricated; “Al-Fawaid Al-Majmoo’a” (233), “Tazkirat Al-Mawdoo’at” (69), and “Al-Da’eefa” (309-312)

40 – ((As you are, so will be your leaders)). Weak; “Kashf Al-Khafa'” (2/1997), “Al-Fawaid Al-Majmoo’a” (624), and “Tazkirat Al-Mawdoo’at” (182)