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7 Hadiths That Will Inspire Self Empowerment


7 Hadiths That Will Inspire Self Empowerment


Picture the listless dry leaf that allows the wind to carry it in all directions then eventually settles down only to get trampled on.

What about the strong tree that defies the wind and other elements?

It stands tall and firm exuding confidence. It grows in new directions transforming itself inside out from its roots, branches, bark, leaves to fruits year after year – withstanding the changing temperature, seasons and other forces.

Just like the tree, you are alive and full of energy.

You need to grow and stretch yourself in different directions. Learn to remain strong and sincere on your beliefs. Make positive choices and changes day after day – no shaking!

There’s no better time than NOW for you to take charge of your own life and empower yourself.

Standing tall and strong with just the right dose of confidence.

Or don’t you think so?

Here are 7 hadiths to inspire your self empowerment and make you firm.

1. Abu Huraira (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,

“Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather he looks at your hearts and actions.” (Muslim)

Self empowerment lesson

Cleanse your heart and be sincere in all of your acts and speech. Whatever you do, do it for the pleasure of Allah (SWT) alone.

2. Jabir ibn Abdullah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,

“A servant does not have faith until he believes in providence, both its good and its evil, and until he knows that what afflicts him could never have missed him and that what missed him could never have afflicted him.” (At-Tirmidhi)

Self empowerment lesson

Give things your best shot while having belief in the predestination of Allah (SWT) ~ Know that He is in absolute control. Your aim should be to strive for excellence and to better yourself continuously.

3. Abu Barzah (RA) reported: The Prophet (SAW) said,

“Verily, among what I fear for you are the seductive temptations in your stomachs and private parts and the misguidance of desires.” (Musnad Ahmad, Sahih)

Self empowerment lesson

Overcome your nafs by engaging in constant purification. Be conscious of the inclination of the soul and what it can cause. Do not give in to its every whim and desire, rather stand upon true guidance.

4. Anas ibn Malik reported: A man said,

“O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Tie her and trust in Allah.” (At-Tirmidhi)

Self empowerment lesson

Set big goals and remain steadfast having trust in Allah (SWT); while reaching for those goals.

5. Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet (SAW) said,

“There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.” (Bukhari)

Self empowerment lesson

Utilise your time and health in making positive choices and changes; don’t procrastinate. And don’t wait for tomorrow for tomorrow may never come.

6. Abdullah Bin Mas’ud (RA) narrated: The Prophet (SAW) said,

“A man shall be asked concerning five things on the day of resurrection: concerning his life, how he spent it; concerning his youth, how he grew old; concerning his wealth, whence he acquired it, and in what way he spent it; and what was it that he did with the knowledge that he had.” (At-Tirmidhi)

Self empowerment lesson

You need to check yourself from time to time. Question yourself before you are questioned. Value your life and the opportunities within by taking advantage of your strengths – while keeping tabs of the weaknesses.

7. Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,

“No one is born except upon natural instinct, then his parents turn him into a Jew or Christian or Magian. As an animal produces their young with perfect limbs, do you see anything defective” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Self empowerment lesson

Nurture your fitrah (natural inclination) by upholding your Islamic identity and living as a true representative of Islam.

On a final note, remember that it is your duty to follow the Prophet (SAW) and his sunnah. From his life, you will find lessons for your growth and empowerment.

”Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Ali’Imran, 3:31)

Over to you – Which of these hadiths inspire you the most and make you firm? And why?


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  1. Zainab Dokrat December 25, 2016

    Beautiful hadiths! The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) can help with literally every aspect of our life and it’s amazing alhamdulillah. Thank you for sharing 🙂 little reminders may Allah bless you.

  2. BritDeshiMummy December 22, 2016

    What a wonderful compilation of hadiths. I have book marked this page as a reference when I need motivation ?

    1. Amina Edota December 23, 2016

      Alhamdulillah, I hope you find heaps of motivation on those days.

  3. Iman December 21, 2016

    SubhanAllah numbers 5 and 6 really stood out for me. There are a lot of things I want to do and ideas I’d like to execute but think I’m not ‘good enough’ to do or don’t have the ‘time’ and that simply isn’t true.

    1. Amina Edota December 23, 2016

      Those are profound hadiths, really. And I can relate to your having heaps of ideas. What you can do is pick just one idea and take daily steps working on it. Clarity comes with action or else nothing might get done. BaarakAllah feek.

  4. Chelsea December 21, 2016

    MashaAllah I really loved this post! I love all of the hadiths you chose and the reflections. It inspires me to pay closer attention to the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (saw) as a way to improve myself. This is the first time I’ve come across your blog and this post really makes me want to come back! Jazakallah khair!

    1. Amina Edota December 23, 2016

      Wa iyyaki. The feeling is mutual, I love your blog too and will surely be heading back to get help with my healthy life goals in shaa Allah. You are right, nothing like the sunnah for self improvement – its full of practical tips and deep reflections.

  5. Sainab December 21, 2016

    “There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.” (Bukhari). This hadith speaks so loudly to me right now because they’re two things I really need!

    1. Amina Edota December 23, 2016

      Subhanaallah, its amazing how the prophetic words hit us at certain periods in our life. In shaa Allah, you will make the best of those two great life resources.

  6. ChristalBlogs December 19, 2016

    These are great hadiths mashaAllah. This is my favourite “The most beloved actions to Allah are those performed consistently, even if they are few.” [Sahih Bukhari]

  7. Raya December 19, 2016

    Ma sha Allah, thank you for these hadiths. It helps keep me grounded.

  8. Fazeela Ibrahim December 19, 2016

    The fourth hadith by Anas Ibn Malik. Do your best and trust in Allah. Waiting for a miracle to happen with zero work and energy from your side is why many people fail.

    1. Amina Edota December 19, 2016

      You are so right. Miracles happen only in our minds. It is always wiser to make that choice to level up and do the hard work, against all odds.

  9. Yousra Naeem December 19, 2016

    All of them are so so good,i can’t choose❤
    And this post is just so beautiful I mean wow?
    Love,love,love it.

    1. Amina Edota December 19, 2016

      Its always hard to choose, isn’t it? Between the profound words from the different prophetic traditions. They each hold their special benefit – whether subtle or obvious. What a blessed guide!

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