Tuesday, January 28, 2014


“And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur’aan) that when you hear the Verses of Allaah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allaah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell”

[al-Nisaa’ 4:140] 

*sigh*.....So.....as if the situation with our dying brothers and sisters in Syria and all around the world were not disturbing and upsetting enough..I just wanted to bring forth an issue, hoping that you can join me in boycotting and NOT supporting this JOKE that is being made about Islam, Allah, and His Messenger (sallalahu aleyhi wasselam). But before I begin, let me just start off by sharing a FEW VERY IMPORTANT reminders from Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala and His messenger sallalahu aleyhi wasselam:

A time will come when a man will not care about how he gets things, whether lawful or unlawful. (Bukhari)

“If you ask them (about this), they declare: ‘We were only talking idly and joking.’ Say: ‘Was it at Allaah, and His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger that you were mocking?’ Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed…”
[al-Tawbah 9:65-66] 

“Verily, this (the Qur’aan) is the Word that separates (the truth from falsehood, and commands strict laws for mankind to cut the roots of evil). And it is not a thing for amusement”
[al-Taariq 86:13-14] 

“And when he learns something of Our Verses (this Qur’aan), he makes them a jest. For such there will be a humiliating torment" 
[al-Jaathiyah 45:9] 

“And it will be said: ‘This Day We will forget you as you forgot the Meeting of this Day of yours. And your abode is the Fire, and there is none to help you.’
This, because you took the Revelations of Allaah (this Qur’aan) in mockery, and the life of the world deceived you. So this Day, they shall not be taken out from there (Hell), nor shall they be returned to the worldly life (so that they repent to Allaah, and beg His Pardon for their sins)”
[al-Jaathiyah 45:34-35] 

So, judging by the title of my post, I am sure some of you may know what I am going to write about.....hmm..I don't even know where to begin...how about : 

PLEASE SISTERS DO NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT SUPPORT THIS film that is trying to be produced!! It is called "American Sharia" and it is produced by something called "halalywood"........Just remember, Islam is about responsibility and accountability, and we will stand before Allah, The Almighty and be judged for supporting Him and Islam being ridiculed. We must remember Allah and fear Him and remember that we all will be held accountable for 'liking' , "sharing", and supporting such things.....

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: "He who copies any people is one of them." - Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 32, #4020 - Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar 

The film uses a woman in the trailer/film who is all beautified and looking lovely and promote flirting and mixing (May Allah guide us all)....the trailer depicts Islam in a very stereotypical way....I mean shouldn't one research the guidelines and what is permissible within the Sharia' before making a full fledged, full blown spectacle out of the religion? 

Yes, Islam is about moderation ...but comon' ...it is not THAT MODERATE???? May Allah open their hearts to the truth, Ameen.....and may Allah forgive them. THIS IS JUST SO WRONG ON SOOOOOO MANY LEVELS.... ASTUGHFURALLAH.. 

Firstly, it is obvious that this "film" is mocking Islam which is 10000000% impermissible and the proof for that is what I shared in the Qur'an verses above along with #6  of the nullifiers of Islam (mocking Allah and His religion and Prophet sallalahu aleyhi wasselam) and may I add ,when we hear the word Sharia' we know that it applies to Allahs Laws and what He has Legislated... Take a look at the title "American Sharia'" is that not mocking? How can you even put together a country run by man made laws and put the name Sharia' beside it? This is Allah the Almighty we are taking about, the LORD of the heavens and the earth.. Creator of mankind and the jinns.. How can someone dare to make a title called "American Sharia'?

This is pure mockery. We can not compromise our religion to satisfy a bunch of kafirs and make our OWN Muslims a laughing stock. As if they do not judge us and our religion already... this movie does not just reaffirm but it adds even more of a stereotype to us. Have we become desensitized from what real Islam is?  This is the problem see, when we surround ourselves in the cinema and the television sitcoms we desensitize ourselves from what our religion is , from the pure form it was sent down as. When we engross ourselves in these things we automatically think that a movie -a COMEDY- made about Islam is permissible. Yes, some of us live in the West but that does NOT mean we bend over backwards to show that Islam is a moderate religion, it is moderate but it is NOT so moderate that we need to poke fun of ourselves and show people that we find ourselves as jokes and to go to the extent to play around with the SHARIA' ? If we can not represent Islam properly as an individual how can we then get together and try to make a film out of something that totally misrepresents Islam? How dangerous is this? Even majority of the MODERN day scholars and duaat will say that there is NO benefit in a film like this and promotes nothing but MORE fitnah into a society that does NOT need any more.. How does a film like this bring the pleasure and blessings of Allah when it is directly mocking His Legislation??? How can they even DARE to use the niqab in this trailer and portray Muslim....MODEST MUSLIM WOMEN who follow their mothers Aaisha (radiAllahu anha) to pose as criminals?? How can  niqabi women be portrayed to the public people in a way like this?! They distort the image of women in niqab in such a way that makes NEW stereotypes and strips them of their honour and dignity. 

5:57 O you who believe! do not take for guardians those who take your religion for a mockery and a joke, from among those who were given the Book before you and the unbelievers; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah if you are believers.

Secondly, this film clearly promotes mixing and mingling and hee-hee ha'ha flirtsy flirtsy jokey jokes. As if there was not enough fitnah already in our Ummah with OPEN FREE MIXING gatherings in schools, mosques, family events (internet forums etc etc etcccccc..) !??? One can not simply sit and watch this trailer and allow the haram being made into halal? This will just make ignorant Muslims (new and old) justify themselves into falling into their desires and committing major sins even more!!! 

As if there was not enough fitnah in the ONLINE & OFFLINE world with all the tabarruj polluting the society? Do we REALLY need to add to this epidemic? This ever fast spreading virus? No, sisters, sisters, my dearrrr sisters!!! NO!!!!!! Please think about it for just one minute as I refer back to our starving brothers and sisters and orphans in Syria dying each day by the dozens, our starving children in Africa suffering from malnutrition  and the situation in Palestine and everywhere else where our Muslims are calling and crying out for our aid!!!!!! Unless ALL PROCEEDS made from this movie goes to our poor Muslims in need, then ...MAYBE ...just MAYBE it would make sense (but even so, if you want BLESSINGS from Allah, you want to do it the halal way right?) .... *sigh* and there is just NOTHING HALAL about this film.. I mean this trailer.. one does not need to watch this movie in order to know what it is about. If you want to educate the non-Muslims about Islam, why don't you work hard like the brothers who do da'wah in UK (May Allah reward them ALL!!!) ?? Why don't you team up with the REAL DA'WAH MEN (like Yusha Evans, Brother Abu Ibraheem, and the likes of ..) and contact them via YOUTUBE TO help you spread the HAQQ about Islam? Which leads me to my next point......

Thirdly, watering down the deen to suit the kafirs and using comedy as a means of da'wah (this video is self explanatory and you can take a few minutes to educate yourselves on how "comedy" and da'wah just do not go together)

Fourthly, promoting haram (i.e - free-mixing, encouraging movie watching, listening to music, attending MIXED CINEMA promoting major fitnah, ALSO encouraging men to look at women) ALL THESE THINGS LEAD TO ZINA!!!!!! As if none of this is prevalent already in our Ummah...sisters..my beautiful sisters in Islam, we do not need to add to the fitnah of sitting in the cinema and being amongst a crowd of men and women. This is not befitting of the believer and it is basically like being trapped in a big dark box of haram! I do not need to explain the dangers of watching movies because this brother HITS IT ON THE NAIL about attending cinemas and may I add, you are playing with your religion...watch this and you will know exactly what I am talking about bidhni'Allah ta a'la. 

We are living in a time of great trials sisters, it is our duty to defend our deen. We can not sit around and watch this all happen and support it because we will be held accountable for this. You may think that there is nothing wrong with this movie trying to make a mockery out of Islam but please, re-educate yourselves on TAWHEED and what Allah Expects from us as His believers...There are better ways to educate the non-Muslims about Islam and making a film that RE-AFFIRMS every stereotype is NOT something that this Ummah needs (even more so). We need to take action, you CAN make a difference and by doing so you can raise awareness to NOT spread such mockery ! Do not submit to your desires and join this film in its circus of shame sisters.....if you support this shameful act of desires then you WILL be held accountable and not only that, you are encouraging the mockery of Islam and Allah and His Messenger (sallalahu aleyhi wasselam) ... fear Allah, remember we will all stand before Him and be Judged and accountable for every single thing we did.

Please before you decide to "support" this movie, know what you are getting yourselves into and watch these links 
Mocking Islam and Muslims

I guarantee you, you will save yourselves from a lot of sins and misguidance. I ask Allah to guide me and forgive me for my speech if I said anything disrespectful and offensive it is from my own self and everything good is from Him and I ask Allah the Almighty to guide this Ummah and rectify our affairs and save us from the evils of our own nafs & I pray that Allah gives us all success to fulfill our duties as Muslims and to enjoin the good and forbid the evil and to preserve our deen (whatever is left of it). ameen ya Rabb

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Salafi Da'wah in Disarray.

He can’t even recite an aayah from the Quran properly—even if the Noble Mushaf were [open] in front of him—let alone the fact that he will make many mistakes when [simply] reading a Hadeeth of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). It is the love of fame. It is self-centredness, ‘I am here, I have knowledge. Maa shaa Allah about me.’”
Questioner: What is your Excellency’s opinion about … the Salafi da’wah in general, and specifically in Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi?
Al-Albaani: I say that unfortunately the Salafi Da’wah is now in disarray, and I attribute the cause of that to the hastiness of many of the Muslim youth to claim knowledge: so he will have the audacity to pass fatwas, and to declare things to be haram and halaal before he knows.
Some of them, as I have heard on numerous occasions, can’t even recite an aayah from the Quran properly—even if the Noble Mushaf were [open] in front of them—let alone the fact that he will make many mistakes when [simply] reading a hadeeth of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). And so that proverb that is well-known in some countries is applicable to him:
إنه تزبب قبل أن يتحصرم
“He became a raisin before [even becoming] a sour grape.”
You know what الحصرم is, is this word used amongst you? When a grape starts out it becomes a green berry, this is what الحصرم is referring to, and it is very sour, so before he even reaches this stage of being a sour grape, he makes himself out to be a raisin.
Thus for many of these people to prop up their heads and be hasty in [both] claiming knowledge and writing when they have not even traversed half the way on the path to knowledge is what now unfortunately makes those who attribute themselves to the Salafi da’wah split into groups and factions.
And so there is no cure for this except for these Muslims to fear their Lord, the Mighty and Majestic, and for them to know that it is not for everyone who starts off seeking knowledge to take the lead in declaring fatwas about things being halaal and haram, or declaring hadeeths to be authentic or weak except after a long lifetime, a lifetime in which he practices learning how fatwas are delivered and how [verdicts] are derived from the Book and the Sunnah.
And in this respect these callers or Salafis must comply with that third check which I mentioned before when speaking about beneficial knowledge and righteous actions, saying that beneficial knowledge must be according to the methodology of the Salaf as-Saalih.
So nowadays when many of the Islamic callers depart from this check, the third check which Imam Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, indicated in his poetry when he said:
“Knowledge is, ‘Allah said … His Messenger said …
The Companions said …’ and it is not hidden.”
Not paying heed to what our Salaf as-Saalih were upon makes the people go back, after having been united, to disunity which separates them as it had done with many Muslims before, turning them into groups and factions, each faction pleased with what it has. This is my opinion of the situation.
So if, as we hope, they are sincere they must cling to the correct knowledge-based principles, and that the person who has not reached the level of having correct knowledge does not have the audacity to … that he keeps himself out of sight from [delving into] that and he entrusts knowledge to the one who knows it [i.e., the scholars].
… in this regard [there] is a narration which has been reported in the books of hadeeth, I think it was ’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Abi Layla, may Allah have mercy on him, who was one of the major scholars of the Salaf as-Saalih, he said, “In this mosque …” and maybe he was referring to the Prophet’s Mosque, “… I met …” and then he mentioned a [specific] number of Companions, I forget the number now, “… so  when one of them would be asked …”
Interjection: Seventy.
Al-Albaani: Maybe it was. “I met seventy Companions in this mosque, when one of them would be asked a question or asked for a fatwa, he would wish that another one of the scholars from those Companions who were present would shoulder the responsibility for it,” and the reason for that was because they feared that they would make a mistake and thus [as a result] would cause other people to fall into making a mistake. So they would wish to not have to take this responsibility and that someone else would.
As for now, then the situation, most unfortunately, is the polar opposite.
And that is because of one reason, which is something I always mention: that this blooming which we now see for the Book and the Sunnah and the Salafi Da’wah is something new, this blossoming which they call an awakening has not been going on for a long time such that these people can reap the fruits of this awakening or blossoming in themselves, namely, by being nurtured on the foundations of the Book and the Sunnah and for them to then inundate, with this correct nurturing based upon the Book and the Sunnah, others who are around them, [calling] those closest [to them firstly] and then those after them.
So the cause is that the effects of this da’wah have not become apparent because it is new to this time in which we live, for this reason we find the situation to be the opposite of what ’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Abi Layla reported about those Companions who would be cautious of being asked questions and who would wish that someone else would be asked, and the only reason that would make them answer a question would be because they knew that it was not allowed for them to hide knowledge—but in the depths of their hearts they used to wish that someone else would bear that responsibility.
As for now, in many Salafi gatherings let alone non-Salafi ones, a person who it is assumed has more knowledge than other people present is asked a question, and all of a sudden you will see that so and so has started to speak even though he was not asked, and so and so has started to speak even though he was not asked—what makes these people do that?
It is the love of fame.  It is self-centredness, “I am here,” i.e., “I have knowledge.  Maa shaa Allah about me.”
This shows that we have not had a Salafi tarbiyyah. We have grown up with Salafi knowledge, each according to his efforts and striving towards that knowledge, but as for tarbiyyah, then we have not yet acquired it as an Islamic, Salafi community …
… so we are now in an awakening in terms of knowledge but we are not in an awakening of correct upbringing [tarbiyyah]. That is why many times we find individuals, some callers, that can be benefitted from in terms of knowledge but not in manners—because he brought himself up on knowledge but was not in a righteous environment in which he was raised from childhood, and for this reason he lives carrying the manners which he inherited from that society in which he exists and in which he is found, and it is a society which without doubt is not an Islamic one, but he was able to, by himself or with the direction of some of the people of knowledge, follow the path of [obtaining] correct knowledge, but the effects of this knowledge are not seen in his manners, in his behaviour, in his actions.
The cause of this manifestation which we are talking about now is that we have not matured/fully developed in knowledge except a few individuals.
And secondly, individuals, even more so, have not been brought up according to a correct Islamic upbringing and that is why you will find that many of the beginners in seeking knowledge will prop themselves up as a head … the head of a Jamaa’ah or faction, and it is here that an old piece of wisdom which expresses this manifestation applies, it says, “The love of fame will break one’s back,” so the cause of [all of] this goes back to a lack of a correct upbringing on that correct knowledge.
Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 188.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Etiquettes on Manners

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "It is also charity to utter a good word." 
[Al- Bukhari and Muslim].

A beautiful reminder (first and foremost to myself) about having good manners and speech towards our Muslim sisters in Islam.( assume 'sallalahu aleyhi wasselam and radiallahu anhu where applicable)

The Importance of Manners

Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #271, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ahmad, and Ibn Hibban.
...Abu Darda' reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, "Nothing is weightier on the Scale of Deeds than one's good manners."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #286 and Ahmad
Abu Huraira, r.a., said, "I heard Abu al Qasim (the Prophet saaws), say, 'The best among you in Islam are those with the best manners, so long as they develop a sense of understanding.' "
Hadith - At-Tabaraanee collected it, and Albani authenticated it in Silsilatul-AHaadeethis-Saheehah (#432).
The Prophet (saaws) said: "The most beloved of Allah's servants to Allah are those with the best manners."
Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, and Tirmidhi
... 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr said, "The Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, was never obscene or coarse. Rather, he used to tell us that the best among us were those with the best manners."
Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Muslim and Ahmad
... Anas said, "I served the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, for ten years. During that time, he never once said to me as much as 'Oof' if I did something wrong. He never asked me, if I had failed to do something, 'Why did you not do it?,' and he never said to me, if I had done something wrong, 'Why did you do it?' "
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners # 285, Hakim, and Abu Dawud
... Abu Huraira, r.a., said that the Prophet of Allah, saaws, said, "If one has good manners, one may attain the same level of merit as those who spend their nights in prayer."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners # 290, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad
... Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet of Allah (saaws) said, "And what is most likely to send people to Paradise? Being conscious of Allah and good manners."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners # 296, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Darimi, Abu 'Awanah, Hakim, and Ibn Hibban.
... Nawas ibn Sam'an reported that the Prophet of Allah, saaws, was asked about doing good and evil. He replied, "Doing good is having good manners. Doing evil is what troubles you inside and what you would not like others to know about."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #360, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Hakim
The Prophet of Allah, saaws, said, "He who does not show mercy to our young or show esteem for our elders is not one of us."

The sin of finding faults in others

Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #313, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and Hakim
... 'Abd Allah reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, "A believer is not a fault-finder and is not abusive, obscene, or course."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #329
... Ibn 'Abbas said, "If you wish to mention the faults of your friend, mention your own faults first."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #330
... Ibn 'Abbas said on the following verse of the Qur'an, "Nor defame one another" (49:11), "Do not spend your time finding fault with one another."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #545
Jubayr ibn Nufayr reported that Mu'adh ibn Jabal said, "If you love someone, do not quarrel with him and do not annoy him. Do not ask others about him, for the one you ask might be his enemy and thus tell you things about him that are not true and thus break you apart."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #889 and Ibn Hibban
'Amr ibn al 'As said, "...I am amazed at one who spots an impurity in the eye of another but is unable to detect it in his/her own eye, or who attempts to remove a grudge from another's heart while making no attempt to remove grduges from his/her own heart. I have never blamed anyone for the confidences of mine that they have betrayed. How could I, when already they have given me reason for pause?"
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #1295
Bilal ibn Sa'd al Ash'ari reported that Mu'awiyah wrote to Abu Darda' "Write to the wrongdoers of Damascus." So he asked, "What do I have to do with the wrongdoers of Damascus? How will I know them?" Abu Darda's son, Bilal said, "I will write to them," which he did. Then Abu Darda' said [to Bilal], "How did you know to whom to write? You could not have known they were wrongdoers unless you were one of them. Begin with yourself!" So he did not address the letter in anyone's name.*
    *i.e. he didn't single out a specific person as a wrongdoer, but spoke about wrongdoings in general, to come as a reminder (of Quran and Sunnah) to the people.

Group Conversations

Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, and Ibn Majah
'Abd Allah ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, "If they are three, two of them should not carry on a conversation from which the third is excluded, for surely that will be distressing to him."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners, Abu Dawud. Ibn Hibban classified the hadith as authentic.
Ibn 'Umar reported the same from the Prophet, upon him be peace. Except that in the end, he added, "We asked, 'If they are four?' He, upon him be peace, said, 'Then there is no harm.' "

Beware of Suspicion

Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ahmad, and Ibn Hibban
Abu Huraira, r.a., reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, "Be careful of suspicion, for it is the most mistaken of all speech. Do not spy on others, compete* among yourselves, envy one another, or despise one another. Rather, be servants of Allah and brothers!"
   *There is nothing wrong with healthy competition, particularly in doing good deeds. This hadith refers to competion that destroys team play and equality, etc.)
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #1294
'Abd Allah said, "Sometimes a victim of robbery will become so suspicious [of everyone around him] that he will become worse than the thief."*
   *In other words, his suspicions will lead him to doubt everyone until he has destroyed every one of his relationships.
It is permissible to call over a person and inform them of the facts, so that they will not be suspicious, as we see in the following hadith (narration).
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #1293, Muslim and Abu Dawud
Anas reported that a man passed by while the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, was with one of his wives. The Prophet called the man and said, 'O So and so. This is my wife, so and so." The man replied, What I might have thought about another, I would never think about you." The Prophet, upon him be peace, said, "Shaytan [satan] will circulate through a person just like blood circulates [through one's veins]."

Have a sense of shame/shyness
(not being shy from doing good, but shyness from doing wrong)

Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, and Ahmad
Abu Mus'ud reported that the Prophet of Allah, saaws, said, "Among the well-known wisdom of the prophets is the saying, 'If you have no shame, then do as you please.' "
Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa'i, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, and Tabarani
Abu Huraira, r.a., reported that the Prophet, saaws, said, "... Having a sense of shame is one branch of faith."
Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Muslim and Ibn Majah
'Abd Allah ibn Abi 'Atabah said that he heard Abu Sa'id say, "The Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, was shyer than a virgin in her shift. Whenever he disliked something, we could see it on his face."

The sin of Pride

Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #550
Abu Huraira, r.a., reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, "Whoever eats with his servant, or rides a donkey in the marketplace, or who ties up his goat and milks it will no be guilty of the sin of pride.
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #556, Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi
Abu Huraira, r.a., reported that a handsome man went to the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, and said, "I love beauty, and I have been given what you see, even to the extent of my hating to be bested. Is that pride?" The Prophet replied, "No. Rather, pride is to disdain the truth and to treat others with contempt."

The sin of flattering or praising a person

(Flattering or praising is not just to say something kind about a person. Praising is to glorify especially by the attribution of perfections. Flattering is to praise excessively especially from motives of self-interest.)
Hadith - Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Abu 'Awanah, and Ibn Hibban.
Abu Bakr reported that a man was mentioned in the presence of the Prophet, saaws, and another praised the man. The Prophet, saaws, said, "Woe to you, for you have broken your friend's neck!" The Prophet saaws repeated this several times and then said, "If any of you simply must praise another, let him/her say, 'I think the person is this way or that...' if you genuinely think the person to be that way. The Final Reckoner is Allah, and no one can tell Allah anything about anyone."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #337, Bayhaqi, and similar version by Ibn Majah.
Aslam reported that he heard 'Umar say, "Praise is slaughter." One of the narrators added, "That is, if you accept it."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #338, Nasa'i, Tirmidhi, Ibn Hibban, and Hakim
Abu Huraira, r.a., reported that the Prophet of Allah, saaws, said, "What a fine man Abu Bakr is. What a fine man 'Umar is. What a fine man Abu 'Ubaydah is. What a fine man Usayd ibn Hudayr is. What a fine man Thabit ibn Hudayr is. What a fine man Mu'adh ibn 'Amr ibn al Jumuh is. What a fine man Mu'adh ibn Jabal is." He said, "What a foul man so and so is. What a foul man is so and so."
Hadith - Sahih Bukhari and Muslim
'A'ishah reported that a man requested an audience with the Prophet, saaws. The Prophet said, "What a foul tribesman that one is." But when the man entered, the Prophet was cordial and pleasant to him. When the man left, another asked permission to meet with him. The Prophet said, "What a good tribesman that one is." But when he entered, the Prophet was not nearly as cordial with him as he had been with the first. When he left, 'A'ishah asked, "You said what you did about the first man, yet you met him cordially. And you said what you did about the second one, and yet you were reserved with him." The Prophet said, "O 'A'ishah, the worst kind of people are those whose vulgarity must be avoided."
Hadith Bukhari's Book of Manners #340, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Abu 'Awanah.
"The Prophet of Allah, (sallalahu aleyhi wasselam) ordered us to throw dust in the faces of those who flatter."
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #341 and Ibn Hibban
'Ata ibn Abi Rabah reported that when a man praised another in the presence of Ibn 'Umar, Ibn 'Umar began tossing dust in the direction of his face, saying, "The Prophet of Allah, saaws, said, 'If ever you encounter those who flatter, throw dust in their faces.' "
Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #762 and Bayhaqi
'Adi ibn Artah said, "If ever one of the Companions of the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, was praised, he would say, 'O Allah, do not take me to task for what they say and forgive me for what they do not know about."

Regarding Fraud and Deceit

Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #420, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Hakim, and Tahawi
Abu Huraira, r.a., reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, "A believer is frank and decent, whereas a wrongdoer is deceitful and blameworthy."

Praying for Good Manners

Hadith - Bukhari's Book of Manners #308 and Bayhaqi
... 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, used very often to pray in the following manner, "O Allah! I ask You for good health, for trust, for self-control, for good manners, and to be satisfied with the divine decree."