Virtues of Sahabah : "Allah is pleased with the first to lead the way from the Muhaajireen, the Ansar, and those who followed them with sincerity and they are please with Him. He has prepared for them such Jannaat beneath which rivers flow, in which they shall live forever. This is the ultimate success."[Surah Taubah: 100]

Sayings of Prophet Mohammed about his companions (the Sahabah)

  • "Do not abuse my Companions, for if any of you were to spend gold equal to (mountain of) Uhud in charity, it would not equal a handful of one of them or even half of that" [Bukhari, Muslim].
  • "Whoever abuses my Companions, upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people"[Tabaranee].
  • "The sign of faith is love of the Ansar and the sign of hypocrisy is the hatred of Ansar" [Bukhari, Muslim].
  • "My Sahabah are like stars, You will be rightly guided by following any one of them" [Razeen, Jam'ul Fawaaid]

Companions (Sahabah) are all those who met Prophet Mohammed and died as Muslims. One of the fundamental beliefs of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah, that at times distinguishes them from heretics is their belief in the Companions (Sahabah) of Prophet Mohammed and all that has been mentioned about their virtues, merits and characteristics in the Qur'an and Sunnah.


Virtues of keeping the Masjid clean

It was narrated that Aaishah(RA) said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded that mosques should be built among the houses (i.e., in each neighbourhood), and that they should be cleaned and perfumed." (narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 594; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb wal-Tarheeb, 279).

The Blessed Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, "Whosoever removes adhaa (anything repulsive or harmful) from the Masjid, Allah will make a house for him in Jannah." (ibn majah)

The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) passed by a grave and asked his companions about it. His companions replied it is the grave of Umm Muhjan. The Prophet (S) rebuked them because they did not inform him of her death and then prayed the funeral prayer over her. He then said: Why did you not inform me? They replied- you were sleeping and we did not like to wake you. The Prophet prayed for her and had great respect for her as she used to spend her efforts in cleaning the house of Allah and the Prophets masjid." (Related by Muslim)

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that a black man (or a black woman) used to clean the mosque, and he died. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked about him, and they said that he had died. He said, "Why did you not tell me? Show me his grave." (Or he said, "her grave.") So he went to her grave and offered the funeral prayer for her. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 458; Muslim, 956).

Ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari, "The hadeeth indicates the virtue of cleaning the mosque, inquiring after servants and after friends if they are absent."

"Spitting in the Masjid is a sin and its expiation is clean it." When the prophet (S.A.W.) saw a spit in the Masjid, he used to remove it with a stone. The companions of the prophet (S.A.W.) used keep the Masjid clean. Imam Abu Dawod reported that Abdullah bin Omar (R.A.) used to put perfume inside the Masjid when Omar (R.A.) sat on the Minbar to deliver Friday speech.


Effect of Haram Food and Haram Earnings

Jaabir (Radiyallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "No meat (i.e. person) that was nourished with haraam will enter paradise. Every meat (i.e. person) that was nourished with haraam is more deserving of the Fire." (Musnad Ahmad, Daarami, Baihaqi; Mishkaatul Masaabih pg. 242, Qadeemi)

Abu Hurairah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Verily, Allah is Pure and He only accepts pure, and indeed Allah commanded the Believers what He commanded the Messengers. He said: O Messengers, eat of the pure things and perform righteous acts. Verily, I am Well-Aware of what you do. And He said O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided you with, and give thanks to Allah if Him it is that you serve. Then the narrator of the hadith says: Then he (i.e. the Prophet) made mention of a man who is constantly in journeys and has dishevelled hair and dusty appearance (due to constant journeys for performing acts of righteousness such as Hajj, Umra, seeking knowledge etc.) and he raises his hands towards the sky saying "O my Rabb. O my Rabb". But his food is from haraam. His drink is from haraam. His clothes are from haraam. He is nourished from haraam. How can it (his prayer) be accepted?" (Muslim; Mishkaatul Masaabih pg. 241, Qadeemi)




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