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Hadrat Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said,
“Who is it that will take these laws from me and acts upon them or teach them to such a person that will act upon them?”
I replied, “I will do so.”
Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) held my hand and counted five things. He said,
1. Protect yourself from those things which Allah Ta’ala has made Haram, if you abstain from Haram then you will be counted amongst the greatest of worshippers.
2. Be pleased and happy upon those things which Allah Ta’ala has decreed for you, for then you will be counted amongst the wealthy people of the world.
3. Be kind to your neighbours for then you will be a perfect believer.
4. Love for others that which you love for yourself. By doing so, you will be a perfect Muslim.
5. Abstain from excessive laughter as excessive laughter causes the heart to die.
This Hadith is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi (Hadith: 2305) and Musnad Ahmad, vol.2 pg.310.
A similar Hadith is recorded by Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) in his Sunan too. (Hadith: 4217)
This Hadith is sound, and suitable to quote.
(footnotes of Shaykh Ahmad Shakir on Musnad Ahmad & Misbahuz Zujajah of Busiri -rahimahullah-, Hadith: 1504)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar