[3] Hadith Three

The Prophet's Description of the Deeds By Which a Muslim Becomes Beloved of Allah and of People

Ibn Majah narrated from Sahl ibn Sa`d al-Sa`idi -- Allah be well-pleased with him -- that he said: "A man came to the Prophet and said: 'O Messenger of Allah, show me a deed which, if I perform it, Allah will love me, and people will love me.' The Prophet replied: 'Renounce the world and Allah will love you, and renounce what lies in the hands of people and they will love you.'"1

1 Also narrated by al-Tabarani in al-Kabir ...

Allah's blessings and peace on the Prophet., his Family, and his Companions

Dr. G.F. Haddad

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