Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Consuming Only Halaal and Abstaining from Haraam and Doubtful Sources of Earning


يَا أَيُّهَا الرُّسُلُ كُلُوا مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَاعْمَلُوا صَالِحًا ۖ إِنِّي بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ عَلِيمٌ 
[ Allah said], “O messengers, eat from the good foods and work righteousness. Indeed, I, of what you do, am Knowing ~ Surah Mu’minun 23:51


Hazrat Abu Hurairah (Radiyallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said,

“Verily, Allah is Pure and He only accepts pure. And indeed Allah commanded the Believers what He commanded the Messengers. He said: 
‘O Messengers, eat of the pure things and perform righteous acts. Verily, I am Well-Aware of what you do.’ 

And He said O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided you with, and give thanks to Allah if Him it is that you serve.’

The narrator of the hadith says: Then he (i.e. Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) made mention of a man who undertakes long journeys and has dishevelled hair and a dusty appearance (due to the long tedious journey) and who raises his hands towards the sky saying “O my Rabb. O my Rabb”…… But his food is from haraam, his drink is from haraam, his clothes are from haraam, he is nourished from haraam. How can his prayer then be accepted?” ~ Muslim


It was narrated that Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu-Anhu said: “Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: ‘There will come a time when a man will not care where his wealth comes from, whether (the source is) Halal or Haram.” ~ Sahih Bukhari