What is Islam?
by James William Lovegrove (Habeeb-Ullah)
Kith and Kin
- Allah’s pleasure is in father’s pleasure, and Allah’s displeasure is in father’s displeasure.
- The blessings of Allah do not descend upon the family in which is one who deserts his relations.
- He who wishes to enter Paradise must please his father and mother.
- “O! Apostle of God,” cried a follower, “I have done a crime. Is there any act by which I may repent?” “Have you an aunt?” “Yes,” said he. “Go do good to her, and your crime will be pardoned.”
- Lord Muhammad used to rise to his feet and spread a cloth for the woman that performed the role of a nurse to him when young.
- Lord Muhammad would go out in advance to receive his daughter Fatima, when she would come from her husband’s house.
- A man must do good to his parents, although they may have injured him.
- The duty of a junior to a senior brother is that of a child to its father.
- Giving alms to the poor has the reward of one alms, but that given to kindred has two rewards.
- Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith.
- Whoever is kind to the creation, God is kind to him.