Are There Any Other Sacred Sources in Islam?

Yes. The sunnah is the practice and example of the Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace) and is the second source of inspiration and guidance for Muslims. The Prophet’s sayings and actions were meticulously documented, both orally and textually, by his contemporaries and are known as hadith.

Here are a few examples of hadith from the Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace):

“None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”

“He who eats his fill, while his neighbor goes without food, is not a true believer.”

“God does not judge you according to your physical bodies and outward appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.”

“Whoever does not express his gratitude to people shall never be truly grateful to God.”

“Show mercy to those on earth, and the One in Heaven will show mercy to you.”

“God is gentle and He loves gentleness.”

‘The world is green and beautiful and God has appointed you as His guardians over it.”

“Forgive him who wrongs you; join him who cuts you off; be good to him who does you evil; and speak the truth even if it be against yourself.”

“A man traveling along a path fell thirsty. Reaching a well he descended into it, drank his fill and came up. Upon this he saw a dog with its tongue hanging out, licking up the mud to quench its thirst. Realizing that the dog was feeling the same thirst that he had just felt, he went down into the well again and filled his shoe with water and gave the dog a drink. God forgave this man’s sins for this one action.” The Prophet was asked: “Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness shown toward animals?” He said, “There is a reward for kindness to every living being.”