HADITH

SHORT HADITH FOR KIDS

THE MEDIATOR

 

It was a cold winter day. Isa was going to school when he ran across a poor child. The child wasn’t even wearing a coat. His shoes were old, worn and wet. Isa was moved when he saw this. His family wasn’t rich either, but they could buy what their son needed. Isa decided to follow this boy. He was sur- prised to see that the boy was going to the same school. He didn’t recognize him from school; he hadn’t seen him there before. He wondered what he could do to help the boy, but he didn’t know what. He would have given his boots that he had been wearing for two years, but he didn’t have a spare pair. At lunchtime he saw the boy again and asked him if he wanted to be friends. Soon they became really good friends. The other boy’s father had died a few years ago. He lived with his mother and 46 two little sisters and they had just moved to the neighborhood. Isa shared his lunch with him that day. That evening, Isa said to his father: “Our teacher gave us an assignment today. We need to find out how we can help the poor.” His father gave him some ideas and told him of some ways to help the poor. The next day, Isa went to the “Help the Poor Foundation” in the neighborhood. He met a man there, who had a very kind face. He told him about his friend’s situation and asked for help. The man became very happy for what Isa had done and congratulated him for his action. He told Isa to find out where his friend lived and said to him: “Both Allah Almighty and our Prophet love children like you. You have acted in accordance with the following hadith:

 إِنَّ الدَّالَّ عَلَى الْخَيْرِ كَفَاعِلِهِ 

الترمذي  

“One who mediates for charity is reward- ed by God as if he had performed this charity himself.”

THE TALENTED CHILD

 

T hree women were returning from the market with baskets in their hands. They sat on a bench in order to take a break. They started to talk about their children. The first woman mentioned how active her son was and said that he could walk on his hands for several minutes. The second woman said her son could sing very well and that everyone loved his singing. The third woman only listened. The other women asked her why she hadn’t said anything. “My son has no special talent I can boast of,” she said. An old man who was passing by overheard their conversation and decided to follow them. When the women came to the street on which they lived they stopped again to rest, leaving their baskets on the ground. Their children saw them and came running to their mothers. The first woman’s son was turning cartwheels. The second woman’s son started to sing one of his mother’s favorite songs. All the women applauded him. 60 The third woman’s son came and asked: “Shall I help you, Mom?” and picked up the basket. The women stopped the old man and asked him what he thought of their talented children. “I saw only one talented boy,” he said. “He is the one that is running to help his mother to carry her basket. He has behaved in accordance with the following hadith of our Prophet:

  أوصي امرأ بأمه 

رواه ابن ماجہ

“I advise everyone to serve their mother.”

A LIAR

 

One day a man and a woman were on trial in a court. The judge came in and the session started. The woman made the first speech. She pointed at the skinny man standing next to her and said: “This man attacked me and took away my honor,” and she began to wail. The man defended himself, saying: “She is lying, sir! This woman came to me while I was counting the money I had earned from selling my sheep. She wanted my money. She threatened me, saying that if I did not give it to her she would create problems for me. When I refused she started to scream.” After hearing them, the judge knew who was telling the truth and who was lying. But he said nothing. Then he turned to the man and said angrily: “You attacked this poor woman and then come and tell us a pack of lies. Give all the money in your pocket to this woman or I will put you in jail.” Everybody was shocked. They hadn’t expect- ed the judge to react in such a way. The woman gladly took the man’s money and left the courtroom praying for the judge. As 67 soon as she left, the judge told the man to go and follow her in order to get his money back. The man was once again shocked and rushed out quickly, hoping to get his money back. A few minutes later, they were brought back into the courtroom again. The man was hurt, and had bruises and cuts on his face. The woman spoke first again. She was very angry. “Sir, this brute tried to take away the money you had given me.” 68 The judge asked her: “Did he manage to get it?” “Do you think I would give up anything to this man?” the woman answered scornfully. The judge turned and shouted at her: “You shameless liar! You acted like an honest woman, claiming this man had attacked you. If that was true you would have fought harder to protect yourself than to protect the money which wasn’t yours. Now give him back his money immediately!” Before giving her a sentence, the judge re- minded the woman of our Prophet’s following hadith:

إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْكَذِبَ فَإِنَّ الْكَذِبَ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْفُجُورِ وَإِنَّ الْفُجُورَ يَهْدِي إِلَى النَّارِ  

رواه مسلم

“Lying is immoral and immorality leads to hell.”

THE PLASTIC PLATE

 

There was a poor carpenter who was getting old. He had lost all his strength and now he was gradually losing his eyesight too. Because of his shaking hands he could no longer hold a spoon properly. He spilled more food on the tablecloth than he was able to put in his mouth. His son and daughter-in-law were always telling him to be careful. They would get very angry with him, especially when the food dribbled down his chin. Finally they set a separate table away from theirs. His little grandson Hasan felt very sad about his grandfather. He tried to help him by holding the spoon for him, so he would not spill his food. One day, the old man accidentally dropped and broke his plate while he was eating. He looked at his children sitting at the table with tears in his eyes. They got very angry. They scolded him and broke his heart. From that time on they served him his meals in plastic plates. One day, the carpenter’s son told his wife not to put the fruit on the plastic plate, and told her to throw the plates into the trash. 62 Hasan took two of the plates and told his mother not to throw them away for they will need the plates in the future. “What do you want them for?” his father asked. Hasan replied: “I will use them for your meals when you get older.” Hasan’s parents felt very ashamed. They start- ed to let their father eat with them once again. 63 If the son and his wife had only known that the best way to get into Heaven was to treat our parents well they would probably not have acted in such a way. Our Prophet made this clear in the following Hadith:

رِضَى الرَّبِّ فِي رِضَى الْوَالِدِ وَسَخَطُ الرَّبِّ فِي سَخَطِ الْوَالِدِ 

رواه ترمذی

“Allah’s pleasure is gained in pleasing parents, and Allah’s wrath is incurred in upsetting the parents.”

THE PLASTIC PLATE

 

Jelal was the son of a poor carpenter. He was sitting on the street corner and crying because he had lost his fountain-pen. A well-dressed man was passing by. He stopped and asked Jelal what the matter was. When he heard his problem, he took a pen from his pocket and asked: “Is this the pen you lost?” Jelal tried to stop crying and answer: “No, it is not. My pen was not as nice as that one.” The man admired Jelal’s honesty. 65 “Because you are an honest boy and telling the truth, as a reward I am giving you this pen. Please accept it.” Our Prophet told us how God will reward honest people in the following hadith:

  إِنَّ الصِّدْقَ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْبِرِّ وَإِنَّ الْبِرَّ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ  

رواه بخاري

“Telling the truth leads to virtue and virtue leads to paradise.”

THE KID

 

Necip loved goats very much; especially the little kids. His father gave him a kid as a gift to look after. Necip fed it and raised it during the summer. He loved it when the kid ran up to him and gently butted his hands. Necip’s father always told him: “Don’t leave the door open, otherwise the kid will come into the house and damage the furniture.” One day, Necip ran into the house to get his ball. He remembered what his father had told him, but didn’t bother to close the door as he was going to be very quick. He didn’t notice that the kid had run after him into the house. While the kid was searching for Necip, it found itself in front of the big mirror in the living room. Another kid was looking at it. When the kid moved closer, the one in the mirror came closer, too. It went crazy when it saw the other kid approaching. The kid put its head down, ran at the mirror, and butted it. It wanted to teach the other goat a lesson. A huge crash was heard through the house. The mirror had been smashed into a hundred pieces. 58 If Necip had known what our Prophet had told his two young companions, Ibn Umar and Abdullah Ibn Amr he would never have ignored his father’s advice:

 أَطِعْ أَبَاكَ

رواه احمد

“Obey your father!”

THE MIRROR

 

Once upon a time, a vizier was walking around the market with his high officials. He came across the slave market. Pitiful people who had lost their freedom were being sold one by one. The vizier approached the slaves. He wanted to see them more closely. Just then, an old slave said to the vizier: “There is a stain on your turban, sir.” The vizier took off his turban and examined it. The slave was right. This meant that he had been walking through the market with a stained turban for hours and everybody had seen it. How embarrassing! Then he looked at his companions sadly and said to them: “You saw the stain on my turban, yet you closed your eyes and didn’t tell me anything about it. I just realized that my real fried was that poor slave. I cannot let my true friend be sold as a slave! Buy him immediately and set him free.” Later, the vizier had the following hadith of the Prophet framed and sent it to his men so that they would never forget this incident:

الْمُؤْمِنُ مِرْآةُ الْمُؤْمِنِ

الطبراني

“A Muslim is the mirror of another Muslim.”

A GHOST

 

Once upon a time, a trader was coming back home late at night. Suddenly he saw an old, poor black man preparing to spend the night next to a wall. No one accepted him into their houses fearing that their children would be scared of him. The trader decided to help him. He took him into his house, offered him hot soup, gave him clean clothes and a room to stay. In the middle of the night, the old man sleeping near the window suddenly woke up with a noise. He saw that two burglars were trying to enter the house through the window. The black man raised his hands and shouted loudly; “What are you doing there?” “Oh my mother! A ghost!” screamed the burglars when they saw the black man in white pajamas, and they threw themselves from the window. One of them broke his leg and the other injured his head. Because of the noise, the trader and his family woke up and they captured the burglars. 21 How wonderful is the reminder of our Prophet:

وَاللَّهُ فِي عَوْنِ الْعَبْدِ مَا كَانَ الْعَبْدُ فِي عَوْنِ أَخِيهِ

 صحيح المسلم

“Certainly Allah helps His servant, as long as he helps his brother!”

THE THIEF

 

Nuri was a poor, simple farmer. Some people thought he was an incompetent loser because he never meddled himself in anybody’s business and wouldn’t speak unless he had to. One day, someone who was previously reputed to be a wise person stole Nuri’s donkey. When he saw that his donkey had gone, Nuri set out to the market to buy a new donkey. As he was walking around the market he saw his own donkey there for sale. He went up to the seller and said: “This is my donkey. It was stolen from me last week.” The thief was a man without shame. He replied: “You’re mistaken; I bought this donkey when it was a foal and raised it myself.” When Nuri heard this, an idea occurred to him. He covered the donkey’s eyes and said: “If this is your donkey, then tell me, which is his blind eye?” The thief hesitated a moment, and then replied: “His right eye.” Nuri uncovered the eye and showed the seller that the eye could see just fine. 40 “Oh, I’m sorry, I got confused. Of course, it’s his left eye.” “Once again, you are wrong,” said Nuri, open- ing the left eye. The other people in the market had gathered around. They realized that it was really Nuri who was the wise man. Our Prophet cursed those people who steal other people’s belongings:

 لَعَنَ اللَّهُ السَّارِقَ

صحيح البخاري

“May Allah Almighty curse thieves!”

بِسْمِ ٱللّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Sunnah Related To Waking Up In The Morning

Sunnah No.1:

Rubbing both hands over eyes and face as soon as one is awake to chase sleep away and ensure alertness (Shama’il Tirmidhi)

Sunnah No.2:

Upon waking up supplicate as below:(الحؐمدُ للہ الذی احیانا بعد ما اماتنا و الیہ النشور)   (Shama’il Tirmidi)

Sunnah No.3:

Using “Miswak” ( a stick to clean the teeth) not just in the morning but whenever arising from sleep.

Note: Using “Miswak” while performing Wudhu (ablution) and using “Miswak” after rising from sleep are tow separate sunnah.

Sunnah Related To Changing Clothes

It is almost always the case that one has to change clothes at the start of the day. so while doing so, be sure to observe these Sunnah.

Sunnah No.4:

when putting on pants or shalwar, first put the right leg in and then the left and the same for the left, The same sunnah applies to any other garment, such as a vest, sweater, jacket, etc.. When putting on shoes, wear the right shoe first and then the left. the opposite should be done when talking them off, that is, first the left shoe should be removed and the the right shoe, first the left sleeve and then the right and the same for all other garments being removed (Shamai’il Tirmidhi)

Sunnah Related To Using The Toilet

When going to the toilet, either in the morning or any time during the day, these Sunnah should be observed.

Sunnah No.5:

Do not put your hands in any pail or other vessel of stored water before washing your hands. up to the wrists. Then you may put your hands in the pail or vessel of water (Tirmidhi)

Sunnah No.6:

Wahs the private parts, after relieving your self with water or when water is not available using three clean pieces of rock or three clods of clean earth (Shama’il Tirmidhi)

Sunnah No.7:

It is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) to wear shoes and cover the head before entering the toilet (Ibn Saad)

Sunnah No.8:

Suppicate as the following Du’a before entering the toilet:
بسلم اللھم انی اعوذ بک من الخبث و الخبائث

Sunnah No.9:

Entering the toilet with the left foot first in is sunnah (Ibn Majah)

Sunnah No.10:

when relieving oneself specially in a place which is not private (an open field or in the woods where other people may be close-by) bend down as low as possible before removing the necessary garments.

Sunnah No.11:

Any ring, locket or other piece of the holy jewellery which has an ayah of Quran or hte name of ALLAH Almighty or of the holy Prophet ( صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) printed on it and is not hidden from view, should not be taken into the bathroom ( Nisai)

Note

any incriptions of Quranic verse which have been wrapped in cloth, leather, or plastic and sealed (Such as many Muslim wear for various purposes) do not have to be removed)

Sunnah No.12:

Neither one’s face nor back should be facing the qibla (the direction of the Ka’bah) when using the toilet (Tirmidhi).

Sunnah No.13: