ḤADĪTH OF THE DAY
“ The Messenger of God, peace and blessings of God be upon him, sent Mu'āth to Yemen and said to him, "You are travelling to people of the Scripture (1), so call them to the declaration of faith; that there is no god except Allāh (2), and that I (Muḥammad) am the Messenger of God. If they respond to that, then inform them that God has prescribed for them five prayers throughout the day and the night. If they respond to that, then inform them that God has prescribed alms (3) to be taken from their rich and given to their poor. If they respond to that, do not take the best of their wealth, and beware of the supplication of the wronged, for there is no barrier between it and God." Footnotes: (1) The peoples who were sent the Torah and the Gospel (2) Allāh is the Arabic name for the One and Only God, the same God shared by all monotheistic faiths (the name Allāh is often used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews). The name Allāh encompasses all the divine names and attributes of the Lord of the worlds, having a vast scope of meanings, and for this it is considered unique by Muslims. Unlike the word 'God', the word 'Allāh' in Arabic has no inflections of gender or number. (3) (Zakāt) One of the five pillars of Islām: A sum equivalent to 2.5% of the wealth stored over one year is paid by every Muslim annually for the benefit of the needy. ”
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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.
At Adage, we are working every day to translate new ahādīth, create new cards, and work on numerous other products - all related to this great legacy. Please keep your eyes on this space, as more ahādīth will be available on a regular basis. This is a humble contribution to the introduction of Islamic teachings to all.