Hadith – Qudsi 22
Let not any one of you belittle himself. They said: O Messenger of Allah, how can any one of us belittle himself? He said: He finds a matter concerning Allah about which he should say something, and he does not say [it], so Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says to him on the Day of Resurrection: What prevented you from saying something about such-and-such and such-and-such? He say: [It was] out of fear of people. Then He says: Rather it is I whom you should more properly fear.
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #5083, Narrated AbuDharr
Allah’s Messenger said to him, “Fear Allah wherever you are; if you follow an evil deed with a good one you will obliterate it; and deal with people with a good disposition.”
Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Darimi
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #5140, Narrated Hudhayfah
The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose hand my soul is, you must enjoin what is reputable and forbid what is disreputable, or Allah will certainly soon send punishment from Himself to you. Then you will make supplication and not receive an answer.“
[Transmitted by Tirmidhi]
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #5142, Narrated AbuBakr as-Siddiq
You people recite this verse, “You who believe, care for yourselves; he who goes astray cannot harm you when you are rightly guided.” I heard Allah’s Messenger say, “When people see something objectionable and do not change it, Allah will soon include them all in His punishment.”
Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi, who declared it to be sahih, transmitted it.
We must humble ourselves
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #5186, Narrated Uthman ibn Affan
The Prophet said, “The son of Adam* has a right only to the following: a house in which he lives, a garment with which he conceals his private parts, dry bread and water.”
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
Hadith – Narrated ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu)
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:
“Verily the most beloved speech to Allah is the servant’s saying, ‘Subhaanak Allaahumma wa bihamdika wa tabaarakasmuka wa ta’aalaa jad-duka wa laa ilaaha ghayruk.’ (Glorified are you, O Allah, and to you is the praise, Blessed is Your Name and Lofty is your Majesty, there is none worthy of worship other than you.)
The most hated speech to Allah is when a man says to another man, ‘Fear Allah!’ and he replies, ‘Worry about your own self!’ “
[It was reported by Al-Asbahaanee in At-Targheeb (#739), and Sheikh Albani authenticated it in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah (#2598)]
Health, Wealth and Happiness
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #5290, Narrated by one of the companions
When we were sitting together, Allah’s Messenger appeared with a trace of water on his head, and when we told him that he appeared to us to be in a happy frame of mind, he agreed. The people then began to discuss wealth and Allah’s Messengersaid, “There is no harm in wealth for him who fears Allah, Who is Great and Glorious, but for him who fears Allah health is better than wealth, and a happy frame of mind is one of Allah’s favours.”
[Ahmad transmitted it]
Who do you fear? Mankind? or Allah swt?
The Noble Qur’an At-Taubah 9:13
Will you not fight a people who have violated their oaths (pagans of Makkah) and intended to expel the Messenger, while they did attack you first? Do you fear them? Allah has more right that you should fear Him, if you are believers.
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #5306, Narrated AbuDharr -Ahmad, Ibn Majah and Darimi transmitted it.
Allah’s Messenger said, he knew a verse which would suffice men if they would but apply it, “For him who fears Allah He will appoint a way out and He will give him provision from an unimagined source.'”
Tears of Fear
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #5359, Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud
Allah’s Messenger said, “If, through fear of Allah, tears–even to the extent of a fly’s head–fall from any believer’s eyes and drop on some part of his cheek, he will be kept away from Hell by Allah.”
Ibn Majah transmitted it.
Must have Knowledge
The Noble Qur’an – Faatir 35:28
And of men and AdDawâb (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.), and cattle, in like manner of various colours. It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is AllMighty, OftForgiving.
Sayings of the Salaf
‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Azîz (rahimahullâh) used to say, “None can reach the station of taqwâ until he possesses neither action nor words that can be exposed to his embarrassment either in this world or the Hereafter.” He was once asked, “When does the worshipper reach the peak of taqwâ? He replied, “If he put all his thoughts and desires in his heart on a plate and then wandered around in the market, he should not feel ashamed of anything there.” He would frequently say, “The sign of the muttaqî (pious person who fears Allah swt much) is to bridle oneself from speaking just like one in ihrâm bridles himself from speaking. The muttaqî need to be a scholar of the Sharî‘ah, all of it, otherwise he leaves taqwâ without realising.”