Umar Ibn al-Khattab,
may Allah be pleased with him, said: "A person who talks too much is a
person who often makes mistakes, and someone who often makes mistakes,
often has wrong actions. The Fire has a priority over such a frequent
It has been related
that the Prophet Muhammed *SAWS* once said words to the effect: "The glance is a
poisoned arrow of shaytan. Whoever lowers his gaze for Allah, He will
bestow upon him a refreshing sweetness which he will find in his heart on
the day that he meets Him."
Too Much Food
Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'd
Yakrib said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah Muhammed *SAWS* say: "The son of Adam
fills no vessel more displeasing to Allah than his stomach. A few morsels
should be enough for him to preserve his strength. If he must fill it,
then he should allow a third for his food, a third for his drink and leave
a third empty for easy breathing."
Keeping Bad Company
Allah's Apostle said,
"The example of a good companion (who sits with you) in comparison with a
bad one, is I like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith's bellows
(or furnace); from the first you would either buy musk or enjoy its good
smell while the bellows would either burn your clothes or your house, or
you get a bad nasty smell thereof."