The Seven Do’s (Hadith No. 1030)

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 331:

Narrated Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib:

Allah’s Apostle ordered us to do seven things and forbade us to do other seven. He ordered us:

to follow the funeral procession. to visit the sick, to accept invitations, to help the oppressed, to fulfill the oaths, to return the greeting and to reply to the sneezer: (saying, “May Allah be merciful on you,” provided the sneezer says, “All the praises are for Allah,”). He forbade us to use silver utensils and dishes and to wear golden rings, silk (clothes), Dibaj (pure silk cloth), Qissi and Istabraq (two kinds of silk cloths).

The Seven Do’s:

  1. Follow the funeral procession – of your Muslim brethren. It reminds us of our death, helps us prepare for it.
  2. Visit the sick – it encourages compassion and rahmah among the society. Plus, you can ask the sick person to make du`a for you. Bonus! :D
  3. Accept invitations – be a party animal. Just kidding. Do as it says in the Hadith.
  4. Help the oppressed – you’ll feel closer to Allah.
  5. Fulfill oaths – because that’s what the hypocrites don’t do.
  6. Return greeting – of the same level, or with better words.
  7. Reply to the one who sneezes – by saying yarhamuk Allah [may Allah be merciful on you].

The Seven Don’ts:

  1. Silver utensils.
  2. Silver dishes.
    It was proven that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not drink from vessels of gold and silver; do not eat from plates of gold and silver, because they are for them in this world and for you in the Hereafter.” (Saheeh, agreed upon; from the hadeeth of Hudhayfah may Allaah be pleased with him).
    And it was proven that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever eats and drinks from vessels of gold and silver, is taking fire from Hell into his belly.” (Saheeh, agreed upon; from the hadeeth of Umm Salamah, may Allaah be pleased with him; this version was narrated by Muslim).
    Read more on it here.
  3. Golden rings – for men.
    ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbaas reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw a gold ring on a man’s hand. He took it off and threw it aside, saying, “Would any of you take a burning coal and hold it in his hand?” When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had gone away, someone said to the man, “Take your ring and benefit from it (i.e., sell it).” He said, “No, by Allaah, I will not take it after the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has thrown it away.” (Reported by Muslim, no. 2090).
    ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al’Aas reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever of my ummah wears gold and dies wearing it, Allaah will deny him the gold of Paradise. Whoever of my ummah wears silk and dies wearing it, Allaah will deny him the silk of Paradise.” (Reported by Imaam Ahmad.)
    More on it here.
    As to why gold is forbidden for men, go through this.
  4. Silk – for men.
  5. Dibaaj (pure silk) – for men.
  6. Qissi (type of silk) – for men.
  7. Istabraq (type of silk) – for men.
    It was reported by al-Bukhaari (5853) and Muslim (2069) in the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both), who reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Silk is only worn in this world by the one who will have no share of the pleasure of the Hereafter.
    Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever wears silk in this world will not wear it in the Hereafter.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 5832).
    Read more on the ruling here.
    As to why silk is forbidden for men, go through this.
    Men can’t even sit/sleep on silk. It’s THAT haraam. Check this out.
    Exception: artificial silk. It’s allowed on certain conditions. Read this for details.

By the way, all these forbidden things will be available in Paradise. That too, n times better in quality and quantity. Worth the wait, I tell you. :)

Wassalam.

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About Yumna

Bukhari Blogger | Student and teacher of the Qur'an | Studying BAIS from IOU.

Posted on August 24, 2012, in iLook and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. JZK. about the 7 forbidden things, can you post a bit about what are commonly in use today?
    As in, isn’t it common to use silver utensils these days? or am I missing a point here?
    And what about these different types of silk?

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