The Seven Do's (Hadith No. 1030)


Bismillah.
Volume 2, Book 23, Number 331:
Narrated Al-Bara' bin 'Azib:
Allah's Apostle ordered us to do seven things and forbade us to do other seven. He ordered us:
to follow the funeral procession. to visit the sick, to accept invitations, to help the oppressed, to fulfill the oaths, to return the greeting and to reply to the sneezer: (saying, "May Allah be merciful on you," provided the sneezer says, "All the praises are for Allah,"). He forbade us to use silver utensils and dishes and to wear golden rings, silk (clothes), Dibaj (pure silk cloth), Qissi and Istabraq (two kinds of silk cloths).

The Seven Do's:

  1. Follow the funeral procession - of your Muslim brethren. It reminds us of our death, helps us prepare for it.
  2. Visit the sick - it encourages compassion and rahmah among the society. Plus, you can ask the sick person to make du`a for you. Bonus! :D
  3. Accept invitations - be a party animal. Just kidding. Do as it says in the Hadith.
  4. Help the oppressed - you'll feel closer to Allah.
  5. Fulfill oaths - because that's what the hypocrites don't do.
  6. Return greeting - of the same level, or with better words.
  7. Reply to the one who sneezes - by saying yarhamuk Allah [may Allah be merciful on you].

The Seven Don'ts:

  1. Silver utensils.
  2. Silver dishes.
  3. Golden rings - for men.
  4. Silk - for men.
  5. Dibaaj (type of silk) - for men.
  6. Qissi (type of silk) - for men.
  7. Istabraq (type of silk) - for men.
By the way, all these forbidden things will be available in Paradise. That too, n times better in quality and quantity. Worth the wait, I tell you. :)
Wassalam.