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Faith الايمان

Hadith on Wealth: True richness is the richness of the heart, no matter what happens

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Abu Dharr, do you say an abundance of possessions is wealth?” I said yes. The Prophet said, “Do you say a lack of possessions is poverty?” I said yes. The Prophet repeated this three times, then he said, “Wealth is […]

Hadith on Anxiety: A supplication to relieve worry and debt

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, entered the mosque one day while a man from the Ansar was there who was called Abu Umamah. The Prophet said, “O Abu Umamah, what is the matter that I see you sitting in the mosque while it is not time […]

Hadith on Hereafter: The world is nothing but a needle submerged in the sea

Al-Mustawrid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “What is the world compared to the Hereafter but as a needle dipped into the waters of the ocean?” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 17148 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ الْمُسْتَوْرِدِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا أَخَذَتِ الدُّنْيَا […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Charity: The best Muslims give food in charity to others

Suhaib ibn Sinan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are those who feed others.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 23408 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن صهيب بن سنان قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِيَارُكُمْ مَنْ أَطْعَمَ الطَّعَامَ 23408 مسند أحمد باقي مسند […]

Hadith on Character: The Prophet supplicates for righteousness after every prayer

Abu Umamah reported: I never prayed behind the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while I was near to him except that I would hear him say at the end of every prayer, “O Allah, forgive all of my sins and mistakes. O Allah, refresh me and protect me and guide me […]

Hadith on Kindness: He is not one of us who is unkind and cruel

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most complete of the believers in faith are those with the best character, who lower their wings and are kind and gracious, for he is not one of us who is neither kind nor gracious.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 4559 […]

Sin سيئة

Hadith on Hypocrisy: Hypocrites do not behave well or understand religion

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two qualities are not combined in the hypocrite: good behavior and understanding of religion.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2684 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَصْلَتَانِ لَا تَجْتَمِعَانِ فِي مُنَافِقٍ حُسْنُ […]

Hadith on Harm: There is no harm or reciprocating harm against others

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not cause harm or return harm. Whoever harms others, then Allah will harm him. Whoever is harsh with others, then Allah will be harsh with him.” Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 11070 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ […]

Hadith on Greed: The Prophet fears the Muslims will complete for worldly goods

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I do not fear poverty for you, but rather I fear that you will complete for riches. And I do not fear for your mistakes, but rather I fear for what you do on purpose.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8013 Grade: Sahih […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Hadith on Mercy: The mercy of Allah is more beloved to the Prophet than the entire world

Thawban reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I would not love to have the world or anything in it in exchange for this verse: O my servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Verily, Allah forgives all sins, for he is the […]

Amir on Reflection: The light of faith is in deep thinking and positive contemplation

As-Suyuti reported: Amir ibn Abdi Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I heard from more than one or two or three of the companions of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, that they said the radiance or light of faith is in reflection (tafakkur).” Source: al-Durr al-Manthūr 3:190 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The […]

David on Faith: The virtues of tranquility, faith, and forgiveness

Makḥūl reported: When Allah blessed David with Solomon, peace be upon him, he said, “O my son, what is the most beautiful?” Solomon said, “The tranquility of Allah and faith.” David said, “What is the ugliest?” Solomon said, “Unbelief after faith.” David said, “What is the sweetest?” Solomon said, “The spirit of Allah among his servants.” […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Prayer: You are in a state of prayer even while waiting for prayer

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “One of you continues to be in a state of prayer as long as the prayer occupies him and nothing stops him from returning to his family but prayer.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 649 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي […]

Hadith on Blessings: Wealth is not sinful, but health is better

Abdullah ibn Khubayb reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is nothing wrong with being wealthy for one who is mindful of Allah, yet good health for one who is mindful is better than wealth. And cheerfulness is among the blessings.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 2141 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

Hadith on Medicine: Every disease has a cure through which Allah heals

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every disease has a cure. If a cure is applied to the disease, then it is relieved by the permission of Allah the Exalted.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2204 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

Scholars العلماء

Hadith on Mosques: A time will come when Muslims only discuss the world

Khaythama reported: Abdullah ibn Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There will come a time upon people when they gather and pray in the mosques, yet there will be no believers among them.” Source: Kitāb al-Īmān 97 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “There […]

Umar II on Thought: Thinking about the blessings of Allah is the best worship

Ibn Kathir reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Speaking in remembrance of Allah the Exalted is good, and thought upon the blessings of Allah is the best act of worship.” Source: Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr 3:190 Abu Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Thought upon the world is […]

David on Character: My Lord enjoined upon me nine good character traits

Hasan ibn Dhakwan reported: David, peace be upon him, said, “My Lord Almighty enjoined upon me nine traits. He enjoined me to revere him in privacy and in public, to be just in a time of anger or pleasure, and to be moderate in a time of wealth or poverty. He enjoined me to reconcile with […]

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Hadith on Medicine: Seek cures for disease but not what is unlawful

July 24, 2016

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah sent down the disease and the cure, and for every disease he made a cure. Seek treatment, but do not seek treatment by the unlawful.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3874 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Al-Mulaqqin عَنْ أَبِي […]

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Hadith on Zealotry: Enthusiasm for the Prophet must be within its limits

July 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, every deed has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever is enthusiastic for my tradition (sunnah) will have succeeded, but whoever is enthusiastic for something else has been destroyed.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6725 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad […]

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Hadith on Obedience: Muslims must obey their leaders unless it involves sin

July 17, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever obeys me has obeyed Allah, and whoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. Whoever obeys my deputy has obeyed me, and whoever disobeys my deputy has disobeyed me.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6713, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1835 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to […]

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Hadith on Trials: Sickness is an expiation for sins, yet Allah repels even more

July 12, 2016

Al-Bara reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The veins and eyes do not tremble with illness except due to sins, yet Allah repels even more.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Ṣaghīr 1009 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ الْبَرَاءِ بْنِ عَازِبٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا […]

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Hadith on Love: Allah honors those who love each other for his sake

July 12, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant does not love another servant for the sake of Allah but that his Almighty Lord will honor him.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 21726 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Medina: Whoever terrorizes Medina will be cursed by Allah

July 5, 2016

Sa’ib ibn Khallad reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever terrorizes the people of Medina with oppression, then Allah will terrorize him. The curse of Allah, the angels, and the people altogether will be upon him. Allah will not accept his obligatory or voluntary good deeds on the Day […]

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Hadith on Medina: Whoever oppresses Medina will be punished by Allah

July 5, 2016

Ubadah ibn As-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, whoever oppresses the people of Medina and terrorizes them, then terrorize him. The curse of Allah, the angels, and the people altogether will be upon him. Allah will not accept his obligatory or voluntary good deeds.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 3709 […]

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Hadith on Medina: O Allah, bless the people of Medina in their business and trade

July 5, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, bless them in their measurements and bless them in their portions and allotments,” meaning the people of Medina. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6900, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1368 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ أَنَسِ […]

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Hadith on Medina: Those who plot against Medina will be defeated by Allah

July 5, 2016

Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “None plot against the people of Medina but that they will melt away as salt is melted by water.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1778, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1387 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عن سعد بن أبي وقاص […]

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Hadith on Trials: People will deceive the masses with religion

July 4, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will emerge at the end of time men who will deceive the world with religion by wearing the soft skins of sheep. Their words are sweeter than sugar, yet their hearts are the hearts of wolves. Allah the Exalted says: […]

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Hadith on Satan: The devils try to block people from giving charity

July 4, 2016

Buraida ibn Al-Hasib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Charity does not leave a man until it is freed from the jaws of seventy devils.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 22453 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haytami عن بريدة بن الحصيب الأسلمي قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا […]

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Hadith on Refuge: The Prophet seeks refuge from evil in this life and the Hereafter

July 1, 2016

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would say, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from an evil day, from an evil night, from an evil hour, from an evil companion, and from an evil neighbor in the final abode.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 14227 Grade: Hasan (fair) […]

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Hadith on Prayer: If people knew the excellence of prayer, they would compete in it

July 1, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If people knew the virtues in the call to prayer and the first row of prayer and that they could not get it without drawing lots, then they would surely draw lots. If they knew the virtue in joining prayer at […]

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Hadith on Resurrection: The Day of Judgment will feel short to the true believers

June 28, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Day of Resurrection to the believers will be like the measure between the noon and afternoon prayers.” Source: al-Mustadrak 291 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ عَلَى […]

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Hadith on Fasting: Fasting is a fortress and shield for the believer

June 25, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting is a shield and it is a fortress among the fortresses of the believer. Every deed is for its companion, but Allah says: Except fasting, as it is for me and I will reward it.” Source: Musnad al-Shāmīyīn 3381 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Grudges: Let go of hatred, malice, enmity, and envy against each other

June 24, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Forgive each other and drop the grudges between yourselves.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 1163 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti Al-Ṣan’ānī said, “Grudges are malice, enmity, and hatred. Indeed, they are among the great sins, so let them fall away from your hearts […]

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Hadith on Fasting: True fasting is from vanity, obscenity, falsehood, and abuse

June 23, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, fasting is not only from eating and drinking. Rather, fasting is from vanity and obscenity. If someone abuses you or acts foolish against you, then say: Indeed, I am fasting.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 3561 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Hadith on Fasting: There is nothing similar to fasting in reward

June 20, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me a deed to do.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must fast, for there is nothing equal to it.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 2223 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مُرْنِي […]

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Hadith on Supplication: O Allah, take the hatred out of my heart

June 19, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would supplicate by saying, “O Lord, help me and do not help against me, support me and do not support against me, plan for me and do not plan against me. Guide me and make guidance easy for me. Support me against those who […]

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Hadith on Blessings: The first thing a servant will asked about are his blessings

June 16, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first thing a servant will be asked about on the Day of Resurrection will be his blessings. It will be said to him: Did We not give you health in your body and cool water to drink?” Source: Sunan […]

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Hadith on Supplication: O Allah, I ask you for your love and good deeds you love

June 16, 2016

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The supplication of David used to be: O Allah, I ask you for your love and the love of those who love you and the deeds that will bring me your love. O Allah, make your love more beloved to me […]

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Hadith on Optimism: The Prophet was optimistic and had good expectations

June 16, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was optimistic and he did not see evil omens, and he liked good names. Source: Musnad Aḥmad 2762 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَتَفَاءَلُ وَلَا يَتَطَيَّرُ وَيُعْجِبُهُ الِاسْمُ الْحَسَنُ […]

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Hadith on Love: Allah will never throw his beloved into Hellfire

June 15, 2016

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah will never cast his beloved into the Hellfire.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 13055 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا يُلْقِي اللَّهُ حَبِيبَهُ فِي النَّارِ 13055 مسند أحمد باقي مسند المكثرين 7095 المحدث الألباني خلاصة […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Allah blesses those who sit on the right side of the prayer row

June 14, 2016

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah and his angels send blessings upon those on the right side of the prayer rows.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 676 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Mundhiri Al-Qārī said, “They are the first to receive the greeting of peace.” Source: Mirqāt […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Do not supplicate against yourself, your family, or your community

June 14, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not supplicate against yourselves, do not supplicate against your children, and do not supplicate against your wealth, lest it coincide with a time in which Allah is asked and he gives and your supplication is answered.” In another narration, […]

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Hadith on Oppression: Supplications of the oppressed are always answered

June 14, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The supplication of the oppressed is answered, even if he is wicked for his wickedness is only against himself.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8577 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ دَعْوَةُ […]

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Hadith on Oppression: The supplication of the oppressed ascends to heaven like a flare

June 14, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of the supplication of the oppressed, for it ascends to Allah as if it were a flare.” Source: al-Mustadrak 118 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Beware of the supplication […]

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Hadith on Oppression: The supplication of the oppressed is eventually answered

June 14, 2016

Khuzaima ibn Thabit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of the supplication of the oppressed, for it is carried above the clouds. Allah the Exalted says: By my might and majesty, I will help you in due time.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 3630 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Those who pray with the Quran are recorded among the righteous

June 14, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever stands to pray with ten verses will never be recorded among the negligent. Whoever stands with a hundred verses will recorded among those obedient to Allah. Whoever stands with a thousand verses will be recorded among those with tremendous […]

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Hadith on Fasting: Whoever fasts will be separated from the Hellfire by great distances

June 12, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever fasts a day in the way of Allah, then Allah will make a trench between him and the Hellfire whose distance is like that between the heavens and the earth.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1624 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي […]

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Hadith on Moderation: Be moderate in worship and never give up

June 10, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him passed by a man who was praying on a rock. The Prophet went to Mecca and remained there for a while, then he returned and found the man still praying this way. The Prophet stood and clasped his hands and said, […]

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Hadith on Habits: The best good deeds are done regularly even if they are few

June 10, 2016

Umm Salamah reported: The most beloved deed to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is what is done regularly even if it is small. In another narration, she said, “Even if it is easy.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 26178 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ قَالَتْ كَانَ أَحَبُّ الْعَمَلِ […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: Those who learn and teach in the mosque have a great reward

June 5, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever leaves for the mosque in the morning for no reason but to learn goodness or teach others, then he will have a reward as if he has completed the Hajj pilgrimage.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 7346 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Mundhiri عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Optimism: The Prophet is amazed by kind words of optimism

June 4, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are no omens, but the best of it is optimism.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is optimism?” The Prophet said, “A righteous word one of you hears.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “I am amazed by optimism, the good […]

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Hadith on Brotherhood: Do not argue, mock, or break your promises

May 27, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not argue with your brother, do not make fun of your brother, and do not make a promise for him only to break it.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1995 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ  عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Children: Give your children gifts equally and fairly

May 26, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger fo Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Treat your children equally regarding gifts. If I were to favor anyone, I would have favored women.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “If I were to prefer anyone, I would have preferred women over men.” Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 11092 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Every supplication is answered unless it is sinful or impatient

May 25, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every one of you will have his supplications answered as long as he is not impatient and he says: I have supplicated but I was not answered.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “The servant will continue to have his supplications […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Allah will answer a righteous supplication in three ways

May 25, 2016

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no Muslim who supplicates to Allah without sin or cutting family ties in it but that Allah will give him one of three answers: he will hasten fulfillment of his supplication, he will store it for him in the Hereafter, […]

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Hadith on Salvation: Consistent fear of Allah, justice, and moderation lead to Paradise

May 22, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three are causes of destruction: greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and a man whose pride impresses himself. Three are causes of salvation: justice in a time of pleasure or anger, moderation in a time of wealth or poverty, and […]

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Abu Darda on Hearts: The heart is polished and purified by remembering Allah

May 22, 2016

Rabia reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, everything has a polish and the polish of the heart is the remembrance of Allah the Exalted.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 503 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The heart is tarnished by two matters: negligence and sin. And it is polished by two matters: seeking forgiveness […]

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Hadith on Solitude: Those who seek seclusion to remember Allah have succeeded

May 20, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those in seclusion have raced ahead.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, who are those in seclusion?” The Prophet said, “They are men and women who remember Allah often.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “They are those absorbed in the […]

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Ibn Sireen on Hearts: Allah guides the pure hearts of his servants to moral and spiritual truth

May 13, 2016

Abu Nuaim reported: Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “When Allah intends goodness for a servant, he makes admonitions come from his heart that command him and prohibit him.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 2364 Al-Ghazali said, “The heart is a mirror that is surrounded by influential matters and these traits proceed to the heart. […]

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Ali on Adultery: No punishment for the woman forced into adultery

May 11, 2016

Abdur Rahman As-Salami reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked to judge a woman who had been suffering from thirst. She had passed by a shepherd and asked him for water. The man refused to give her anything unless she offered herself to him, so she had intercourse with him. […]

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Abu Darda on Reflection: Spiritual contemplation for an hour is better than night prayer

May 10, 2016

Umm Darda reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with them both, said, “True reflection for an hour is better than prayer at night.” Source: al-Tāsi’ min Fawā’id 5 Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “No poverty is worse than ignorance, no wealth is better than reason, no worship is like contemplation, […]

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Abu Darda on Character: A Muslim has good character until he enters Paradise with it

May 9, 2016

Umm Darda reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with them both, stood praying and weeping and saying, “O Allah, you made my form excellent, so make my character excellent.” He continued until the morning and I said, “O Abu Darda, you did not supplicate for anything but good character!” Abu Darda said, “O Umm […]

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Hadith on Relationships: If you are good with Allah, then you will be good with people

May 9, 2016

Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three people will not be shocked by terror nor will they face the Reckoning, for they will be on a dune of musk until Allah finishes holding his servants to account: a man who recites the Quran seeking the countenance of Allah […]

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Hadith on Politeness: Friendly and polite behavior is charity

May 6, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Politeness with people is charity.” Abu Hatim, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Politeness that is charity is the behavior of people that produces positive results.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 476 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Muflih عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Kindness: The Prophet would show kindness to the worst of people

May 6, 2016

Amr ibn Al-‘As reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would embrace the worst people with a cheerful face and kind words, and by that he would soften their hearts. The Prophet would embrace me with a cheerful face and kind words until I thought that I was the best of […]

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Hadith on Hearts: Backbiting poisons the hearts with hatred and malice

May 2, 2016

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Let not one of you mention anything bad to me about my companions, for I love to meet them while my heart is at rest.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3896 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ahmad Shakir Ash-Shawkani said, “The heart […]

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Hadith on Conscience: Whatever your heart rejects, then do not accept it

May 1, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Mu’awiyah reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, saying, “O Messenger of Allah, what is lawful and unlawful for me?” The Prophet struck his chest and he said, “Whatever your heart rejects, then abandon it.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 1147 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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Mu’adh on Conscience: Beware if a wise man contradicts your conscience

May 1, 2016

Abu Idrees reprted: Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I warn you of the deviation of the wise man, for Satan can speak a word of misguidance through the wise man and the hypocrite can speak the truth. Thus, accept the truth for upon the truth is light.” They said, “How […]

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Hadith on Righteousness: Beware of what disturbs the soul, even if scholars approve it

April 30, 2016

Abu Tha’laba reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me what is lawful and unlawful for me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Righteousness is serenity in the soul and peace of mind in the heart. Sin is not serene in the soul and not satisfying to the heart, even if […]

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Hadith on Repentance: Allah did not accept the last minute repentance of Pharaoh

April 30, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah drowned Pharaoh, he said: I believe in the one in whom the children of Israel believe. Gabriel said: O Muhammad, if only you could have seen me while I was taking mud from the sea and filling his mouth, fearing lest […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: True knowledge is enlightened fear of Allah

April 28, 2016

Abdullah reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Knowledge is not knowing many narrations. Verily, knowledge is the fear of Allah.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā 9 Ibn Rajab said, “Knowledge is not memorizing many narrations or sayings, but rather it is a light that Allah places in the heart by which a servant […]

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Hadith on Reckoning: Whoever is fully taken to account for his sins will perish

April 27, 2016

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is taken to account on the Day of Resurrection will be punished.” I said, “Has not Allah the Exalted said: He will soon have an easy reckoning?” (84:8) The Prophet said, “That is not the reckoning, for that is only the […]

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Hadith on Praise: The believer praises Allah for everything, even when facing death

April 27, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted said: Verily, the believer is with me in every good situation. He praises me even as I remove his soul from between his two sides.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8514 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami Al-Munawi said, “The faithful servant […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Asceticism: The companions were better due to their desire of the Hereafter

April 27, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Yazeed reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “You strive for longer and you perform more prayers than the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, yet they are better than you.” They said, “Why is that?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “They were less interested […]

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Hadith on Guidance: The Prophet supplicates to guide the unbelievers, not destroy them

April 23, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: At-Tufail came with his companions and they said, “O Messenger of Allah, the tribe of Daws has disbelieved and rejected you, so pray to Allah against them.” And it was said, “May the tribe of Daws be destroyed!” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, guide the tribe […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: The Prophet asks Allah to forgive his oppressors in the battle of Uhud

April 23, 2016

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, forgive my people for they do not know.” Abu Hatim, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The Prophet said this supplication during the battle of Uhud when they slashed his face.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 985 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Teaching: The Prophet was the kindest and most patient teacher to his companions

April 19, 2016

Mu’awiya ibn Al-Hakam reported: I was praying with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while a man among the people sneezed, so I said, “May Allah have mercy on you!” The people began to glare at me in disapproval, so I said, “Woe to me! Why are you staring at me?” […]

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Hadith on Parables: The angels strike of parable for the Prophet while he sleeps

April 19, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The angels came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was sleeping and some of them said, “He is asleep.” And some of them said, “His eyes are asleep but his heart is awake.” They said, “Verily, your companion has a parable, so present the parable for […]

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Hadith on Brotherhood: The man who loved the seller and give him more than he asked for

April 19, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: I went out with a man to the market and some merchandise was being sold, so I bartered with him. The seller said, “Thirty coins.” The man thought to himself and said, “I will take it for forty coins.” The seller said, “What makes you say this when I would give […]

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Umar on Benefit: Why would you not love for your brother what you love for yourself?

April 19, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Why would you prevent your brother from what benefits him, while you yourself benefit from it?” Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 10985 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن البيهقي قَالَ عُمَرُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ لِمَ تَمْنَعُ أَخَاكَ مَا يَنْفَعُهُ وَهُوَ لَكَ نَافِعٌ 10985 السنن […]

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Al-Ghazali on Neighbors: The right of the neighbor includes good behavior, not simply avoiding harm

April 19, 2016

Al-Ghazali reported: Ibn Al-Muqaffa heard that some people complained of the many rats in his house. It was said to him, “If only you had a cat!” Ibn Al-Muqaffa said, “I am afraid that the rats would hear the sound of the cat and flee to the houses of my neighbors, for then I would […]

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Luqman on Repentance: Do not put off repentance, as death can come any day

April 18, 2016

Uthman ibn Za’ida reported: Luqman, may Allah be pleased with him, said to his son, “O my son, do not delay repentance, for death can come to you suddenly.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6701 عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ زَائِدَةَ قَالَ قَالَ لُقْمَانُ رضي الله عنه لابْنِهِ يَا بُنَيَّ لا تُؤَخِّرِ التَّوْبَةَ فَإِنَّ الْمَوْتَ قَدْ يَأْتِي بَغْتَةً 6701 شعب […]

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Al-Bushanji on Chivalry: Whoever loves his brother and hates evil for him is chivalrous

April 18, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Abu Al-Hasan Al-Bushanji, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about chivalry and he said, “Chivalry is with you in a verse from the Book of Allah and a report from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. As for the saying of Allah, it is: They love those who […]

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Hadith on Companions: The Prophet explains the virtues of his senior companions

April 17, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most merciful of my nation is Abu Bakr. The strongest of them in the affair of Allah is Umar. The most sincere of them in modesty is Uthman. The best reciter of the Book of Allah among them is […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Those who ask for forgiveness will find relief and unexpected provision

April 17, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever increases his prayers for forgiveness, then Allah will give him relief from every worry, a way out from every hardship, and provide for him in ways he cannot imagine.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 2234 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir […]

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Jesus on Love: Blessed is he who loves for people what he loves for himself

April 17, 2016

Ammar ibn Nusair reported: Jesus the son of Mary, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed is he whose speech is the remembrance of Allah, whose silence is reflection, and whose observation is a lesson, who controls his tongue, whose house is sufficient, who weeps for his sins, and from whose evil the people […]

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Sa’eed on Leadership: Advice to the Caliph to love Muslims as himself and his family

April 16, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Sa’eed ibn Amir said to Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, “O commander of the faithful! Fear Allah regarding people, yet do not fear people regarding Allah. Love for the Muslims what you love for yourself and your household, and hate for them what you hate for yourself and […]

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Hadith on Judgement: The foremost are those who judge others the way they want to be judged

April 16, 2016

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you know who are the foremost to the shade of Allah the Exalted on the Day of Resurrection?” They said, “Allah and his Messenger knows best.” The Prophet said, “They are those who accept the truth when they receive it, who […]

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Moses on Love: Allah instructs Moses to care for parents and love people as himself

April 15, 2016

Ka’b ibn Alqamah reported: When the Prophet Moses, peace and blessings be upon him, had gone out fleeing from Pharaoh, he said, “O Lord, instruct me.” Allah said, “I enjoin you never to make anything equal to me, as you must choose me over anything else. Verily, for those who do not act this way […]

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David on Judgment: Judge people as yourself and love whoever loves Allah

April 15, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Abdul Aziz reported: The Prophet David, peace be upon him, said, “O Lord, how do I strive for you in the land with good will?” Allah said, “Remember me often, love those who love me whether they are black or white, judge people as you would judge yourself, and stay away from the […]

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David on Virtues: Allah loves those who perform these ten righteous deeds

April 13, 2016

Fadalah ibn Ubaid reported: David, peace be upon him, asked his Lord the Exalted about the most beloved deeds to him. Allah said, “They are ten deeds. If you do them, O David, you will not mention any of my creation but with good, you will not backbite any of my creation, and you will […]

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Mu’adh on Faith: He will not have true faith until he is humble, ascetic, and just

April 13, 2016

Ibn Hammad reported: Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A servant will not reach the heights of faith until humility is more beloved to him than nobility, until less in the world is more beloved to him than more, until it is the same whether he is loved or hated for […]

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Tawus on Love: All the scriptures are summed up in love for people as yourself

April 12, 2016

Abdullah Al-Hashimi reported: I came to Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, and he said to me, “You may ask and make it concise.” I said, “If you are concise, then I will be concise.” Tawus said, “Would you like me to summarize in this sitting all of the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, […]

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Hudhaifa on Love: If you love people as yourself, you will get blessings from the heavens

April 12, 2016

Musa ibn Al-Alā reported: Hudhaifa ibn Qatadah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O Musa, if you have three qualities, then no good will descend from the heavens but that you will have a share of it: that your deeds be for the sake of Allah, that you love for people what you love for […]

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Hadith on Wealth: The riches of the world cause hatred and hostility between people

April 12, 2016

Umar ibn Al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The world is not opened for anyone but that Allah the Exalted will cast enmity and hatred between them, and I feel pity on them for it.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 94 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عن عمر […]

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Hadith on Transgression: The worst people are those who kill peaceful people

April 12, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the worst transgressors to Allah are those who kill in the sacred mosque, those who kill whoever did not fight him, or those who kill with the vindictiveness of ignorance.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6643, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad […]

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Hadith on Faith: Let him treat people the way he would love to be treated

April 12, 2016

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first generations of this nation are the best of them, and the last of them are the worst of them in differing and sectarianism. Thus, whoever has faith in Allah and the Last Day, then let him meet his […]

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Ibn Abbas on Knowledge: I would love for everyone to have the knowledge that I have

April 11, 2016

Ibn Rajab reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, I will pass over a verse from the Book of Allah and I would love for all of the people to know it as I know it.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 13 Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I never […]

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Hadith on Character: The best people in Islam have the best character, if they understand

April 11, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you in Islam are those with the best character, if they have understanding.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 9880 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَيْرُكُمْ إِسْلَامًا أَحَاسِنُكُمْ أَخْلَاقًا […]

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Hadith on Revenge: The companions did not take revenge against the innocent

April 10, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The tribe of Harith ibn Amir had purchased Khubaib, may Allah be pleased with him, as he had killed Harith during the battle of Badr, so they took him as a prisoner until they agreed they would execute him. Khubaib wanted to borrow a razor from the daughter of Harith so he […]

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Abu Yazeed on Leadership: If you have no manners, then how can you lead the Muslims?

April 9, 2016

Al-Ma’ruf reported: A man arrived in Bastam claiming the right of authority. Abu Yazeed went to him and when he met him, he saw the man spitting in the direction of prayer (al-qiblah). Abu Yazeed said, “He has not been given any manners from the manners and tradition of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings […]

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Ibn Abbas on Malice: Allah may not forgive those who harbor malice against others

April 9, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If these three sins are not found within a person, then Allah the Exalted will forgive after that whatever he wills: one who died without associating partners with Allah, one who never turned to black magic, and one who never harbored malice towards his […]

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Hadith on Brotherhood: The Muslims are like one body in their love of each other

April 9, 2016

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Muslims are like a single man. If the eye is afflicted, then the whole body is afflicted. If the head is afflicted, then the whole body is afflicted.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2586, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim Al-Halimi, may […]

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Yunus on Love: I strive to love for people what I love for myself

April 9, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Maymun ibn Mihran wrote to Yunus ibn Ubaid, may Allah have mercy on him, saying, “I would love for you to write to me about what you do that I might do it.” Yunus wrote back to him, saying, “Verily, I strive for my soul to love for people what it loves for […]

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Hadith on Justice: If you want to be just, then love people as yourself

April 9, 2016

Yazeed ibn Asad reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “O Yazeed, love for people what you love for yourself.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Do not treat people except in the way you would love to be treated by them.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16220 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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Hadith on Anger: Whoever controls his anger will be filled with faith and peace of mind

April 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever suppresses his rage while he is capable of unleashing it, then Allah will fill him with faith and assurance.” And the Prophet recited the verse, “They are those who suppress their rage and forgive people, for Allah loves the doers of good.” […]

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Hadith on Supplication: O Allah, remove the anger in my heart and protect me

April 7, 2016

Umm Salamah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me a supplication with which I can pray for myself.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Say: O Allah, forgive my sins, remove the rage in my heart, and protect me from the trials of misguidance.” Source: al-Du’ā lil-Ṭabarānī 1340 […]

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Hadith on Anger: Whoever suppresses his anger will be saved from punishment

April 7, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever restricts his tongue, then Allah will cover his faults. Whoever restrains his anger, then Allah will restrain his punishment on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever apologizes to Allah, then Allah the Exalted will accept his apology.” In another narration, […]

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Hasan on Harm: If you want to be safe in your religion, then do not harm people

April 7, 2016

Al-Khara’iti reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you would be pleased to be safe and for your religion to be safe for you, then restrain your hands from harming the lives of people, restrain your tongues from harming their honor, and restrain your stomachs from consuming their wealth.” Source: Makārim al-Akhlāq lil-Kharā’iṭī […]

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Hadith on Islam: Submission to Allah and not harming people is the meaning of Islam

April 7, 2016

Amr ibn Absah reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is Islam?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “That you surrender your heart to Allah and that the Muslims are safe from your tongue and hand.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 20 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عَمْرِو […]

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Hadith on Reconciliation: Allah and His Messenger love good relations between people

April 7, 2016

Abu Ayyub reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you of a charity beloved to Allah and His Messenger? Reconcile people when there is hatred and corruption between them.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 3824 Grade: Hasan li ghayri (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عن […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: The most honorable act of worship is forgiveness

April 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Moses asked his Lord about six qualities he thought he had, but the seventh he did not like. Moses said: O Lord, who is the most mindful of your servants? Allah said: Those who remember and do not forget. Moses said: […]

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Hadith on Islam: The best Muslims are those with the best character

April 3, 2016

Jabir ibn Samurah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, obscenity and immorality are not part of Islam. Verily, the best people in Islam are those with the best character.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 20320 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عَن جَابِرِ بْنِ سَمُرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى […]

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Hadith on Character: The Prophet would supplicate for good character

April 3, 2016

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would say, “O Allah, you have made my form excellent, so make my character excellent.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 23871 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ اللَّهُمَّ أَحْسَنْتَ خَلْقِي فَأَحْسِنْ خُلُقِي 23871 مسند […]

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Umar on War: Fear Allah regarding children and civilian non-combatants

April 3, 2016

Zaid ibn Wahb reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, decreed, “Do not steal the spoils, do not be treacherous with the enemy, do not mutilate the dead, do not kill children, and fear Allah regarding the farmers who do not wage war against you.” Source: Sunan Sa’īd ibn Mansūr 2466 Ibn […]

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‘Ata on Promises: Fulfill your pledges and covenants with the idolaters

April 3, 2016

Muhammad ibn Surqah reported: A man said to ‘Atā, may Allah be pleased with him, “A man was captured by the Daylamites and they said: We will send you back if you give us a covenant and a pledge that you will return with some wealth for us. If he does not go back to […]

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Hadith on Deeds: Among the good deeds of the Ummah are removing harmful things

April 2, 2016

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I was presented with the good and evil deeds of my nation. I found that among their good deeds was removing harmful things from the road, and I found that among their evil deeds was their spit in the mosque that they left […]

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Mu’adh on Roads: Those who remove harmful things from the road will enter Paradise

April 2, 2016

Muhammad ibn Yahya reported: A man went out with Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, and Mu’adh would not see anything harmful in the road but that he would move it to the side. When the man saw that, he would not pass by anything but that he would also move it […]

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Abu Al-‘Ala on Reason: Nothing is better after Islam than a sound intellect

April 2, 2016

Ibn Abi Shaybah reported: Abu Al-‘Alā, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A servant is given nothing better after Islam than to be provided with a sound mind.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 3580 عن ابن أبي شيبة عَنْ أَبِي الْعَلَاءِ رحمه الله قَالَ مَا أُعْطِيَ عَبْدٌ بَعْدَ الْإِسْلَامِ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ عَقْلٍ صَالِحٍ يُرْزَقُهُ 3580 […]

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Hadith on Pardon: Forgive punishments as a matter of chivalry and righteousness

April 1, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Waive the punishments with magnanimity, for that is part of righteousness.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Except for those regarding the legal limits (ḥudūd) of Allah.” Source: Makārim al-Akhlāq lil-Ṭabarānī 62 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: Those who pardoned people will enter Paradise

April 1, 2016

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When the worshipers stand to be held to account, a heavenly caller will announce: Let them stand to be rewarded by Allah. Thus, they will enter Paradise. A second caller will announce: Let them stand to be rewarded by Allah. It will be said: […]

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Hadith on Debt: Allah will shade those who forgave their debtors on Judgment Day

March 30, 2016

Abu Qatadah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever gives relief to his debtor or waives his debt completely, then he will be in the shade of the Throne on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 22053 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Ibn Abbas on Usury: Those who consumed usury will be humiliated in the Hereafter

March 30, 2016

At-Tabari reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “It will be said on the Day of Resurrection to those who consumed usury: Take your weapon for war!” Then he recited the verse, “Those who consume interest cannot stand except as one stands who is being beaten by Satan into insanity.” (2:275) Source: […]

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