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Lessons from Abu Huraira’s fingers :)

May Allah be pleased with Abu Huraira, he was an amazing man and I love his kuniya. ย Abu Huraira means father of the kitten-you see, he used to have a pet kitten. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย And I know I just updated yesterday, and I wouldn’t want to overwhelm my *vast* readership with such excesses as *daily* posting, but I found this gem in my email while cleaning out my inbox just now, and I want to put it somewhere where I will see it again. ย So here it is- Lessons from Abu Huraira’s fingers. ๐Ÿ™‚

โ€œI,ย ya Rasulullah!โ€ Such were the words of the great Companion, Abu Hurayrahย (radhiAllahu anhu) in acceptance of the request of his beloved, when he asked, โ€œWho among you will accept of me the following words and adopt and execute their meaning or teach someone to adopt them and act according to them?โ€

Then, as Abu Hurayrah recalls; โ€œSo he held my hand and counted five things according to my five fingers as follows.โ€ Upon pondering over this sentence, one can rightfully assume that this act of the Prophetย (sallaAllahu alayhe wasallam) of teaching Abu Hurayrah in such a personal manner โ€“ one by one, on the fingers of his hand โ€“ was a significant step in the effort to keep these words etched in his heart. In fact, it was a method of aiding him in fulfilling the responsibility to which he agreed to moments earlier.

So, what were these teachings that numbered the fingers of Abu Hurayrahโ€™s hand?

ุนู† ุฃูŽุจููŠ ู‡ูุฑูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽุฉูŽ ุฑุถูŠ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู†ู‡ ุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ : ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ :
( ู…ูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุฃู’ุฎูุฐู ุนูŽู†ูู‘ูŠ ู‡ูŽุคูู„ุงูŽุกู ุงู„ูƒูŽู„ูู…ูŽุงุชู ููŽูŠูŽุนู’ู…ูŽู„ู ุจูู‡ูู†ูŽู‘ ุฃูŽูˆู’ ูŠูุนูŽู„ูู‘ู…ู ู…ูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุนู’ู…ูŽู„ู ุจูู‡ูู†ูŽู‘ ุŸ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุฃูŽุจููˆ ู‡ูุฑูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽุฉูŽ : ููŽู‚ูู„ู’ุชู : ุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู !
ููŽุฃูŽุฎูŽุฐูŽ ุจููŠูŽุฏููŠ ููŽุนูŽุฏูŽู‘ ุฎูŽู…ู’ุณู‹ุง ูˆูŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ :
ุงุชูŽู‘ู‚ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูŽุญูŽุงุฑูู…ูŽ ุชูŽูƒูู†ู’ ุฃูŽุนู’ุจูŽุฏูŽ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุณู ุŒ ูˆูŽุงุฑู’ุถูŽ ุจูู…ูŽุง ู‚ูŽุณูŽู…ูŽ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ู„ูŽูƒูŽ ุชูŽูƒูู†ู’ ุฃูŽุบู’ู†ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุณู ุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุญู’ุณูู†ู’ ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ุฌูŽุงุฑููƒูŽ ุชูŽูƒูู†ู’ ู…ูุคู’ู…ูู†ู‹ุง ุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽุญูุจูŽู‘ ู„ูู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุณู ู…ูŽุง ุชูุญูุจูู‘ ู„ูู†ูŽูู’ุณููƒูŽ ุชูŽูƒูู†ู’ ู…ูุณู’ู„ูู…ู‹ุง ุŒ ูˆูŽู„ุงูŽ ุชููƒู’ุซูุฑู ุงู„ุถูŽู‘ุญููƒูŽ ุŒ ููŽุฅูู†ูŽู‘ ูƒูŽุซู’ุฑูŽุฉูŽ ุงู„ุถูŽู‘ุญููƒู ุชูู…ููŠุชู ุงู„ู‚ูŽู„ู’ุจูŽ ) .
ุฑูˆุงู‡ ุฃุญู…ุฏ ูˆุงู„ุชุฑู…ุฐูŠ ูˆุงู„ุทุจุฑุงู†ูŠ ููŠ ุงู„ุฃูˆุณุท

Keep away from prohibited things and you will be the best of worshippers.
Be content with what Allah has given you, and you will be the richest of people.
Be good to your neighbor and you will be a true believer.
Love for other people what you love for yourself and you will be a (perfect) Muslim.
Do not laugh too much, for excessive laughter deadens the heart.

(Recorded by Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi)

The rest of the article is here, and a great read for anyone in need of a refresher of some fundamental standards of Muslim character. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย And really, who doesn’t?

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