Forty Hadith Qudsi

The Message of Allah

Hadith Qudsi 1

Hoping Allah would look favourably at him, Abu Hurayrah, his messenger (Peace Be Upon Him), had been authorised by Allah to ask who was it who said that Allah appointed himself the Creation and wrote in his book which lays beside him, a promise:

My forgiveness prevails over my anger.

Hadith Qudsi 2

Allah Almighty said there is nothing comparable to him, he ‘the initial creation’. He was not leading nor was he being lead. Adams son had no right to criticise him or deny him life after death. Allah took himself a son for he believed himself to be the everlasting haven.

Hadith Qudsi 3

After the rains came in the night the messenger of Allah said that if you believe the stars bring the rain then you are not a believer in Allah. Because Allah is the disposer of all things including natural phenomena’s like rain. The Lord said Allah and his messenger know best.

Hadith Qudsi 4

Sons of Adam complain about changes. The Time is in the hand of the Almighty Allah who is the ordained of all things. Therefore to criticise misfortunes is the same as criticising Him. Allah’s messenger (Peace Be Upon Him), says he is Time and in his hand is day and night.

Hadith Qudsi 5

Allah (glorified and exalted be He) is so self-sufficient that he has no need for an assistant. Therefore, if someone does the same thing for Him as for someone else, that action will be refused.

Hadith Qudsi 6

A man who died a martyr will have been brought to Allah who will recognise his favours and judgement will be marked on the Day of Resurrection. The Almighty will tell him he lied and order him to be dragged on his face into Hell-fire.

The same will happen to a man who studied and taught religious knowledge and also recited the Quran.

Allah made a man rich, but he did not spend the money selfishly yet he was set the same fate.

Hadith Qudsi 7

A shepherd prays whilst he on the edge of a mountain crag. Allah is pleased that his servant is in awe of Him and as he prays and gives the call to prayer, Allah forgives him his sins and admits him to paradise.

Hadith Qudsi 8

Allah said his servant praised him and adorned him. Allah (mighty and sublime be he), said his servant glorified Him and on one occasion gave in to His power and the servant will have whatever he would like. Allah divided prayer into 2 halves for Himself and his servant and said this is between Me and my servant.

Hadith Qudsi 9

On the Day of Resurrection Allah’s servant will be held accountable for prayers. If the prayers are not in order he will have lost and failed. He will be judged if he neglected the required prayers and introduced prayers that were not needed. However if they were in order he would have succeeded and prospered.

Hadith Qudsi 10

Allah thinks that he who fasts has a change of breath in his mouth and it is better than the smell of musk. He rewards those who fast with two joys, the joy when the fast stops and the joy of meeting his Lord. A man will give up his sexual passion, his drink and his food for Allah’s sake.

Hadith Qudsi 11

The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said, on the authority of Abu Harayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), that Allah (mighty and sublime be He), has said ‘Spend on charity, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’

Hadith Qudsi 12

From among those that were before Allah, a well-to-do man was called to give an explanation as to why he was there. Nothing he did was good except he would order his servants to let a man go who had not repaid his debt. Allah said, “let him off, we commend your generosity.”

Hadith Qudsi 13

Two men went to Allah with grievances, one of poverty and one of robbery. Allah said to them ‘look to the right and you will see Hell-fire, look to the left and you will see Hell-fire. So protect yourself with either half a date or a kind word, the day will come when no-one will need charity because poverty will be gone and there will be no need for guards because thieves will be gone.’

Hadith Qudsi 14

The extra angels of Allah roam around looking for meetings where Allah’s name is praised. When the meeting is finished the angels return to heaven and tell Allah that His servants on Earth believe there is no God but for Him. They told of the sinning servant that stopped by and sat with them. Allah said ‘he who sits with such people will have forgiveness.’

Hadith Qudsi 15

Actions speak louder than words. Allah the Almighty said if His servant makes a reference to Him at an assembly he must believe in what he says. He must act on his belief. His servant must truly believe Himself to be forgiving and merciful. If he does not show the right action he will be seen to be making fun of Allah.

Hadith Qudsi 16

Allah has written down good and bad deeds. He writes, if a good deed is intended but not carried out, that is a full good deed. If he has done a good deed then that is many times over a good deed. An intended bad deed that has not been carried out counts as a good deed. But a bad deed that has been carried out is counted as one bad deed.

Hadith Qudsi 17

Allah forbade cruelty from Himself and from his people amongst themselves. He lets His servants know they need not be hungry or cold, He will look after them. If they sin He will forgive them. If all the servants and their spirits rose up to make a request and He gave everyone what they requested it would not decrease what He has. It is the servant’s good deeds that add up and those deeds that will be rewarded and those that leave it to others have no-one to blame but themselves.

Hadith Qudsi 18

When Allah fell ill he asked son of Adam why he had not visited him. He said how would I visit you when you are the Lord of the worlds. He would reply that my servant fell ill and he needed food and drink but you did not give him food or drink. Son of Adam would reply but how can I give him food and drink when you are the Lord of the worlds? Allah would say had you given my servant food and drink you would have been rewarded.

Hadith Qudsi 19

Anyone who tries to compete with my robe of greatness or my cloak of pride will be thrown into Hell-fire.

Hadith Qudsi 20

On Mondays and Thursdays the gates of Paradise will be open for every servant to be forgiven that does not associate with Allah. But anyone bearing resentment for his brother will not be forgiven until they have made peace with each other.

Hadith Qudsi 21

On the Day of Resurrection there will be three types of men who shall rival Him. Any man that has broken his word to Him, any man that turns another into a slave and sold him for a profit and any man who hires a workman and at the end of the day doesn’t pay him his wage.

Hadith Qudsi 22

The messenger of Allah said no-one should belittle himself. They ask why does Allah think that? The messenger said on the Day of Resurrection Allah wants to know what prevents them from saying something about someone else. They say that they fear the people. Allah says the only one to fear is Me.

Hadith Qudsi 23

On the Day of Resurrection there is no shadows, only His shadow and today he will offer His shade to the people that love each other through His splendour.

Hadith Qudsi 24

Allah loved a servant called Gabriel so Gabriel must love Him. Gabriel then calls to heaven that Allah loves Gabriel so heaven must love him also and then he has established acceptance on Earth. So then He changes love to hate and that too is established on Earth.

Hadith Qudsi 25

Allah said he will be at war with anyone who shows hate to His devoted servant. His servant puts more into his religious duties than has been instructed to him. He puts more into all of his duties than needed. If he seeks refuge it will be granted. His faithful servant hates death and He hates to hurt him and hesitates to seize his soul.

Hadith Qudsi 26

The quietest of believers is Allah’s most favoured one. He is given to prayer and obeyed his Lord discreetly. He only had enough food to survive on and did not complain. The Prophet said death will come early, hardly any mourners and few belongings.

Hadith Qudsi 27

Those that have died for the cause of Allah are not considered dead but that their souls are in green birds that roam freely around Paradise. Their Lord would ask them three times what did they wish for. They would reply that they wanted their souls back in their bodies so that they could fight for Him again. He could see they did not need anything and let them be.

Hadith Qudsi 28

A servant stood before Allah the Almighty, his pain and distress from a wound so great that he took a knife and cut his own hand, the blood flowed freely until he bled to death. Allah stopped his servant from going to Paradise because he had anticipated that was where he was going.

Hadith Qudsi 29

If Allah takes His faithful servant’s best friend from the midst of all the people in the world and he patiently accepts it, then His reward to him is Paradise.

Hadith Qudsi 30

Believers like to meet Allah when they hear news of His mercy, His Paradise and His approval. And Allah likes to meet them. However non-believers dislike meeting Allah when they hear of Allah’s punishment and displeasure and Allah does not like to meet them.

Hadith Qudsi 31

Allah the Almighty learned of a wealthy man who swore that Allah would not forgive another man’s bad deeds. Allah forgave the other man’s bad deeds and cancelled the wealthy man’s good deeds.

Hadith Qudsi 32

When death came to a man who had sinned so badly he knew that His Lord would punish him in death worse than any other before him. So he commanded his sons, when he dies, to burn his body, then crush him and scatter his ashes into the sea. And they did as their father wished. Allah then asked the Earth to give back what it had taken. He then asked the man why he had done that. The man said he was afraid of Him. So Allah forgave him.

Hadith Qudsi 33

A servant repeatedly committed a sin and every time he would ask Allah for forgiveness even though he knew that his Lord forgives sins but also punishes them. Until finally his Lord asked what was it he wished for because He had already forgiven him.

Hadith Qudsi 34

Allah told son of Adam He did not mind forgiving him when he asks for forgiveness. It does not matter if his sins touch the clouds and are as large as the Earth and if Son of Adam were to face Him and if he does not lay blame on His servants, He will forgive him.

Hadith Qudsi 35

The messenger of Allah said our Lord lowers himself to the Earth’s night sky and in the final third of the night He wants to know whose prayer He can answer, who is asking forgiveness so that He can forgive. And He stays until the first light of day.

Hadith Qudsi 36

The Prophet said on the Day of Resurrection the believers will meet and will ask for someone to plead on their behalf for the Lord to give relief from the place where they live. They ask Adam, they go to Noah, they find the Friend of the Merciful (Abraham), they go to Moses and they ask Jesus. But they all gave the same answer – I am not in a position to do so. So they tried Muhammad and Muhammad agreed to ask for permission to speak to his Lord. He got permission and so he negotiated with Allah. And Allah tells him the number of people he will allow into Paradise. Muhammad returns again and again until all that’s left are those in Hell-fire. Those in Hell-fire that say there is no god but Allah will be released from Hell-fire.

Hadith Qudsi 37

Allah has arranged for His servants what the human heart could never imagine. No-one has ever seen and no-one has ever heard of the joy that is secret in Paradise.

Hadith Qudsi 38

When Allah created Paradise he sent Gabriel to see what had been prepared for the people. The Prophet returned and said it was surrounded by hardship and he feared no-one would enter. So he was sent to Hell-fire and came back and said it was in layers, one above the other, no-one would enter. So Allah ordered Hell-fire to be covered by desire and greed. And when the Prophet returned a second time he feared no-one could escape.

Hadith Qudsi 39

Allah made a compulsory decision about Paradise and Hell-fire because they argued over the type of people that would be sent to their respective Paradise and Hell. I will show mercy to those I wish to send to Paradise and punishment to those I wish to send to Hell-fire.

Hadith Qudsi 40

The people of Paradise will be asked by Allah if they are you satisfied. And they will answer how can we not be, you have given us Your creation. He said He can make it better by never being angry with them because I will have my approval wash over you.