Whoever plants a tree and diligently looks after it until it matures and bears fruit is rewarded. If a Muslim plants a tree or sows a field and humans and beasts and birds eat from it, all of it is love on his part. (Bukhari, Muslim)
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If the Hour (the day of Resurrection) is about to be established and one of you was holding a palm shoot, let him take advantage of even one second before the Hour is established to plant it.” (Al-Albani)
The Prophet said, “Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment.” The listeners asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is a just cause?” He replied, “That he will kill it to eat, not simply to chop off its head and then throw it away.” (An-Nasai)
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said, “A man felt very thirsty while he was on the way, there he came across a well. He went down the well, quenched his thirst and came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. He said to himself, “This dog is suffering from thirst as I did.” So, he went down the well again, filled his shoe with water, held it with his mouth and watered the dog. Allah appreciated him for that deed and forgave him.” The Companions said, “O Allah’s Messenger! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?” He replied: “There is a reward for serving any living being.” (Bukhari)
Abdullah ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said, “A woman entered the (Hell) Fire because of a cat which she had tied, neither giving it food nor setting it free to eat from the vermin of the earth.” (Bukhari)
When the table-spread was laid out in front of the Noble Prophet, SAW, said:
Glory be to You O Allah, SWT,
How wonderful is that which You have tested us with.
Glory be to You, how plentiful is that which You have given us.
Glory be to You, how plentiful is that which You have bestowed on us.
O Allah Increase for us our sustenance
and for the poor believing men and women
and for the poor Muslim men and women.
Narrated Um Kulthum bint Uqba: That she heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.”
Narrated Sahl bin Sad: Once the people of Quba fought with each other till they threw stones on each other. When Allah’s Apostle was informed about it, he said, “Let us go to bring about a reconciliation between them.”
Narrated Anas: It was said to the Prophet “Would that you see Abdullah bin Ubai.” So, the Prophet went to him, riding a donkey, and the Muslims accompanied him, walking on salty barren land. When the Prophet reached ‘Abdullah bin Ubai, the latter said, “Keep away from me! By Allah, the bad smell of your donkey has harmed me.” On that an Ansari man said (to ‘Abdullah), “By Allah! The smell of the donkey of Allah’s Apostle is better than your smell.” On that a man from ‘Abdullah’s tribe got angry for ‘Abdullah’s sake, and the two men abused each other which caused the friends of the two men to get angry, and the two groups started fighting with sticks, shoes and hands. We were informed that the following Divine Verse was revealed (in this concern):– “And if two groups of Believers fall to fighting then, make peace between them.” (49.9)
A perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe,
and a true emigrant [muhajir] is one who flees from what God has forbidden.
The messenger of God said to me (Anas),
Son, if you are able, keep your heart from morning till night and from night till morning
free from malice towards anyone;
then he said, Oh! My son, this is one of my laws, and he who loves my laws loves me.
Whoever believes in one God and the hereafter,
should speak what is good or remain silent.
That person is nearest to God, who pardons,
when he has someone in his power, one who would have injured him.
It is unworthy of a Mu’min [a person with faith] to injure people’s reputations;
and it is unworthy to curse any one;
and it is unworthy to abuse any one;
and it is unworthy of a Mu’min to talk arrogantly.
All Muslims are like one foundation,
some parts strengthening others;
in such a way they must support each other.
The exercise of religious duties
will not atone for the fault of an abusive tongue.
A person cannot be a Muslim till his heart and tongue are so.
Certainly, people will follow you, and certainly people will come to you
from all quarters of the earth to understand religion;
when they come to you, guide them toward goodness.
The best jihad (lit. striving) is a just word before a tyrannical authority.