Saying of Rasullah (S)
The Strong Person
Abu Hurairah(ra) related that Rasulullah (saw) said, "He is not strong and powerful who throws people down, but he is strong who controls himself from anger".
General Meaning--When in anger, we often cannot control ourselves and sometimes do something that we will regret later. At this moment, we are actually controlled by Satan. A strong person is one who can control his feelings and not one who wins in a fight or a quarrel. Thus, when in anger, it is advisable to perform ablution in order to reduce our anger.
The Proud Person
Rasulullah (saw) said, " A person who has pride in his heart will not enter Heaven, even if the pride is very small."
General Meaning-- To be proud is a dishonorable attitude. A person who brags about his wealth or talks well about himself and speaks ill of others is not a good Muslim. Islam teaches us to do things in moderation.
Allah Values Your Heart
Abu Hurairah(ra) related that Rasulullah (saws) said, "Indeed Allah does not look at the beauty of your face or body, but Allah looks at your heart."
General Meaning--Allah values a person not because he is handsome or rich or because he holds a high status in the community. Allah values a person through the beauty of his heart, whether he has a virtuous heart or he is one who holds jealousy all the time. A rich and handsome man who earns his wealth through cheating others is looked upon as very low by Allah. On the other hand, an ugly and poor man who constantly helps others is looked upon as very honorable by Allah. Thus, we must make sure our heart is filled with only good intentions.
Shame Implies Faith
Ibnu Umar (ra) related that Rasulullah(saw) said, "Verily, shame is a part of faith."
General meaning--Usually, a person who has no sense of shame will do anything according to his fancies, regardless of social etiquette or the law of his religion and country. On the other hand, a person with a sense of shame will think twice before doing something, whether that deed is wrong and thus will reduce his self-worth.
Whispering Between Two People
Ibnu Mas'ud (ra) related that Rasulullah (saw) said, "When three persons are together, two of them must not whisper to each other and exclude the third person, unless you are in a big group, as this would hurt him."
General meaning--If we are in a group of three, we must not whisper to only one of our friends and exclude the other one. This will only hurt him even if what we are whispering about is good and does not concern him. We can only whisper to each other if we are in a big group.
Religion Without Prayer is Like a Body Without a Head
Ibnu Umar (ra) related that Rasulullah (saws) said, "One who foregoes the obligatory prayers is without a religion because the position of these prayers is that of a head on a body."
General Meaning--A person who admits having a religion but does not perform his five obligatory prayers is a person whose religion is not complete. He is not considered a good Muslim even if he does other good deeds. The importance of prayers in our life is like the importance of our head to our body.
Deeds Most Loved by Allah
Rasulullah (saw) said, "The deeds most loved by Allah are those done regularly , even if they are small."
General Meaning-- Even if what we are doing may look small and little, we should do it regularly and willingly. In giving charity, we should do it consistently even if we feel that the sum is small. It is also all right for us not being able to understand a lesson all at one time, but we must ensure that we continue to learn it again everyday.