ḤADĪTH OF THE DAY
“ ʻUmar Ibnul-Khaṭṭāb gave a sermon at al-Jābiyah (1) and said, “People, indeed I stand before you in the way that the Messenger of God, peace and blessings of God be upon him, used to stand before us. He had said, ‘I commend my Companions to you, then their successors, then those who succeed them. Thereafter lying will spread so that a man (2) will take an oath, without being bidden to swear; and one will stand as witness without being bidden to testify. Verily, no man will be in a solitary company with a woman, but the devil will be their third. Hold fast to the community and beware of division, for the devil will be nearer to the solitary one and further from the company of two. Whoever wants the luxury of heaven let him keep to the community. He who delights in doing good, and loathes doing ill is a man of faith." Footnotes: (1): A village in Damascus, Syria. (2): Masculine pronouns are generally used in Arabic as a means for referring to both men and women when the meaning is left general and is not otherwise specified. ”
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Prophet Muhammad's traditions and teachings are considered to be the second source of legislation and guidance in Islām after the Qur'ān. By resorting to the Prophet's own words, the seeker of knowledge guarantees an authentic and unbiased insight into the world of Islām. Muhammad's teachings embody what is perhaps one of the most needed messages, in a world battered by conflict, blinded by prejudices and grieved with the absence of mercy and tolerance. Despite the many ambitious attempts to preserve Muhammad's precious legacy, there are only partial translations available on the Internet.
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