Forty Ahadith on “Whosoever…”

Imam Jalaluddin as-Suyuti

Excerpted from
Al-Jami` al-Saghir min Hadith al-Bashir al-Nadhir
Compiled by: Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (`alayhi ‘r-Rahmah)

Translated by: Muhammad Husayn al-Qadiri

  • Whosoever harms a believer has harmed me, and whosoever harms me has harmed Allah. [Al-Tabarani in Al-Awsat]
  • Whosoever fears Allah, Allah will make everything fear him, and whosoever does not fear Allah, He will make him fear everything. [Al-Hakim]
  • Whosoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of Allah and withholds for the sake of Allah then his faith has been completed.
  • Whosoever loves a group of people, Allah shall resurrect him with them. [Al-Tabarani in al-Kabir]
  • Whosoever loves al-Hasan and al-Husayn has indeed loved me, and whosoever hates them indeed hates me. [Ahmad in al-Musnad]
  • Whosoever performs hijamah (cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st of the (lunar) month then it is a cure for every disease.
  • Whosoever ties the Ihram of hajj or Umrah from al-Masjid al-Aqsa then he will be just like the day his mother gave birth to him. [Abd al-Razzaq in his Musannaf]
  • Whosoever looks after an orphan shall be with me in Jannah, just like this (joining his forefinger and middle finger together). [Al-Tirmidhi]
  • Whosoever revives these four nights then Jannah is binding upon him; the night of al-Tarwiya (8th of Dhu al-Hijjah), the night of al-`Arafah (9th of Dhu al-Hijjah), the night of al-Nahr (10th of Dhu al-Hijjah) and the night of al-Fitr (1st of Shawwal). [Kanz al-`Ummal]
  • Whosoever brings infertile land to life, for him is a reward therein, and if a creature eats from it, that shall be charity for him. [Ahmad in al-Musnad]
  • Whosoever revives my Sunnah has loved me, and whosoever loves me will be with me in Jannah. [Al-Tirmidhi]
  • Whosoever frightens a believer then it is a right of Allah that He shall not save him from the frights of the Day of Resurrection. [Al-Tabarani in al-Awsat]
  • Whosoever takes another’s piece of land unjustly, he will be made to sink down the seven earths on the day of resurrection. [Al-Bukhari]
  • Whosoever does not perform khilaal (pass wet fingers in between the fingers and toes in wudu and ghusl) using water, Allah shall pass fire through them on the Day of Resurrection. [Al-Tabarani in al-Kabir]
  • Whosoever has love for his (Muslim) brother in his heart and does not reveal it to him then he has betrayed him. [Kanz al-`Ummal]
  • Whosoever takes intoxicants then Allah shall not accept forty days of his prayers. [Al-Tirmidhi]
  • Whosoever builds a Masjid seeking by it the pleasure of Allah, Allah will build for him likewise in Jannah. [Al-Bukhari]
  • Whosoever removes harm from the Masjid, Allah shall build for him a house in Jannah.
  • Whosoever removes a harmful thing from the path of a Muslim, then Allah shall write for him a reward, and for whom He writes a reward, he will be entered into Jannah. [Al-Tabarani in al-Awsat]
  • Whosoever makes an error or commits a sin, thereafter feels remorseful, then that (remorse) shall compensate for it. [Al-Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-Iman]
  • Whosoever dedicates forty days for the sake of Allah, the wellsprings of wisdom shall appear from his heart to his tongue. [Abu Nu`aym in al-Hilya]
  • Whosoever calls the Adhan for seven years seeking reward; Allah shall write for him freedom from Hell. [Al-Tirmidhi]
  • Whosoever calls the Adhan for one year not seeking any (worldly) reward, shall be summoned on the Day of Resurrection. He will stand on the Door of Jannah and it will be said to him, ‘Intercede for whom you wish’. [Ibn `Asakir]
  • Whosoever commits a sin knowing he has a Lord who if He wishes can forgive or punish him then it is a right upon Allah to forgive him. [Al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak]
  • Whosoever displays to people fear (of Allah), greater than he really has, then he is a hypocrite. [Kanz al-`Ummal]
  • Whosoever pleases his (Muslim) parents has pleased Allah, and whosoever angers his parents has angered Allah. [Kanz al-`Ummal]
  • Whosoever increased his knowledge (of religion) and did not increase his detachment from the world has not but distanced himself from Allah. [Al-Daylami in Musnad al-Firdaws]
  • Whosoever performs ablution in extreme cold conditions will obtain double the rewards. [Al-Khatib in al-Tarikh]
  • Whosoever can, should die in Madinah, because I shall intercede for the one who dies in Madinah. [Ahmad in al-Musnad]
  • Whosoever can benefit [by incantation (al-ruqya)] his brother should do so.
  • Whosoever can protect one’s religion and one’s honour using his wealth should do so. [Al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak]
  • Whosoever amongst you can cover his believing brother using the edge of his cloak should do so. [Al-Daylami in Musnad al-Firdaws]
  • Whosoever makes haste shall err. [Al-Tirmidhi]Whosoever seeks forgiveness of Allah after each prayer by praying three times:أَسْتَغَفِرُ اللَّهَ العَظِيْمَ الَّذِيْ لَا إِلٰهَ إلَا هُوَ الحَيُّ القَيُّوْمُ وأَتوْبُ إِلَيْهِ Astaghfirullah al-`Azheem al-Ladhi La Ilaha Illa Huwa al-hayyu al-Qayyumu wa Atoobu Ilayhi his sins will be forgiven, even though he tried to run away from the army. [Ibn al-Sunni in `Amal al-Yawm wa al-Laylah]
  • Whosoever seeks forgiveness on behalf of believing men and women, Allah shall write for him a good deed (equal to) each believing man and woman. [Al-Tabarani in al-Kabir]
  • Whosoever seeks forgiveness twenty seven times in a day for the believing men and women then he will become from those who are answered and by whom the dwellers of earth are given sustenance. [Al-Tabarani in al-Kabir]
  • Whosoever begins his day with goodness and ends it with goodness then Allah says to the Angels, ‘Do not write the (minor) sins between the two’. [Kanz al-`Ummal]
  • Whosoever listens to music will not be allowed to hear the sound of al-Ruhaniyyin. It was asked, ‘Who are al-Ruhaniyyin?’ He (SallAllahu `Alayhi wa Sallam) said, ‘The reciters from the people of Paradise’. [Al-Tirmidhi]
  • Whosoever completes the recitation of the Quran in the morning, the angels pray for him till the evening. And whosoever completes the recitation of the Quran in the evening, the angles pray for him till the morning. [Abu Nu`aym in al-Hilya]
  • Whosoever carries for my people forty ahadith, Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Judgement as a Jurist and a Scholar. [Ibn `Adi in al-Kamil]