Islamic Perspectives

The Best in the eyes of the Prophet

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The best of the Muslims is the one from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe.” (Muslim)   “The best of people are those who have the most excellent character.” (Tabarani)   “The best of marriages are the easiest ones.” (Abu Dawood)   “The best prayers for women are those performed in the most secluded parts of their houses.” (Ibn Khuzaymah)   “The best of you are those who feed others and return greetings.” (Abu Ya’la)   “The most beloved of deeds according to Allah are the continuous ones, even if they are little.”(Agreed upon)   “The most beloved words according to Allah the Most High are four: Subhanallah (How gracious is Allah), Alhamdulillah (All praise to Allah), La ilaha illallah (There is no god but Allah) and Allahu Akbar (Allah is greatest). There is no problem with which one you start with.” (Muslim)   “The best of provision is the one which suffices.” (Ahmad in ‘Zuhd’)   “The best of dowries are the easiest.” (Hakim)   “The most beloved word to me is that which is most truthful.” (Bukhari)   “The best of dinars are the ones spent by a man upon his dependents, the dinar spent by a man upon his horse in the path of Allah and the dinar spent by a man upon his companions in the path of Allah, the Mighty, the Magnificent.” (Muslim)   “The best word of remembrance is “La ilaha illallah” (There is no god but Allah) and the best supplication is Alhamdulillah (All praise to Allah).” (Tirmidhi)   “The best of all martyrs are those who fight in the front line; they do not turn their faces away until they are killed. They will be rolling around in the highest rooms of Paradise, their Lord smiles at them - when your Lord smiles at a servant, there is no accounting for him.”(Ahmad)   “The best of all charity is that which is given to the relative who harbours enmity against you.” (Ahmad)   “The best prayer is that with the longest standing.” (Muslim)   “The best of all worship is supplication (du’a).” (Hakim)   “The best deed is the prayer in its right time and Jihad in the path of Allah.” (Bayhaqi)   The Messenger of Allah was asked: “Which of the believers are the most intelligent?” He replied, “Those who remember death the most, and are best prepared for what comes after it. Those are the intelligent ones.” (Tabraani and Ibn Majah) (