[10] Hadith Ten

The Prophet's Recommendation That Each Believer Be Full of Concern Over What Benefits Him (or Her) In His (or her) Religion And Everyday Existence, Asking For Allah's Help; His Urging the Believer To Work And Beware of Frustration And Laziness

Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayra - Allah be well-pleased with him - that he said: "Allah's Messenger said: 'The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak one, but in each of them there is great goodness. Be full of concern over what benefits you. Seek Allah's help and do not get frustrated. If something bad happens to you, do not say: if only I had done such and such, then such and such would have happened. Say: Allah foreordained it to take place, and whatever Allah wishes, He does. For 'if only' begins Satan's work."

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

Dr. G.F. Haddad

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