Hadith 7 from An-Nawawi

BismiLlah Al Rahman Al Rahim,

On the authority of Abu Ruqayya Tamim bin Aus Ad-Dari (r) that the Prophet (pbuh) said:

“Religion is sincere advice (nasihah).

We said: ‘To whom?’

The Prophet (pbuh) said: ‘To Allah and His Book, and His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.”


Some scholars say that this is the only hadith narrated by Tamim Ad-Dari. But there is also the hadith about Ad-Dajjal.

People don’t like to take advice. Nobody does.

Sincere advice is:

  • Allah: by believing in His Oneness, love and hate for His sake
  • Book: by believing that there is nothing like it
  • Messenger
  • Leader
  • Common folk: by helping them, removing their difficulties. Love for them what you love for yourself. Treat them with sincerity. Do it with love. The Prophet (pbuh) was never harsh.

Check your intention before giving nasihah (advice)

Islam is anything but arrogance.

The Prophet (pbuh) did a lot of things in so many different ways: agree to disagree, respect each other, etc.


~ by youngmuslimworld on August 23, 2010.

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