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Three Prophetic Admonitions- First One About Our Salaah; Second One About Our Tongues and Third One About Our Behaviour Towards People

A man came to the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and said: ‘’Admonish me and be brief’’; so the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said to him:

إِذَا قُمْتَ فِي صَلَاتِكَ فَصَلِّ صَلَاةَ مُوَدِّعٍ

‘’When you stand for your prayer, then pray a farewell prayer (i.e. as if it is your last Salah before death).”

وَلَا تَكَلَّمْ بِكَلَامٍ تَعْتَذِرُ مِنْهُ غَدًا

”Do not speak with a statement for which you may have to apologize tomorrow.”

وَأَجْمِعِ اليَأسَ مِمَّا فِي يَدَيِ النَّاسِ

  ”And forgo what is in the hands of the people (i.e. do not be desperate for the worldly possessions of the people).”


[Reported by Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) Number: 23498); Imaam Ibn Maajah (rahimahulllaah) Number: 4171 & Recorded by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in As-Saheehah. Number:401]


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