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Faith الايمان

Hadith on Providence: The reality of faith is to believe Allah controls destiny

Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Everything has a reality, and the servant will not reach the reality of faith until he knows that what afflicted him could never miss him and that what missed him could never have afflicted him.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 26944 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

Hadith on Providence: Faith is not complete until we believe Allah controls destiny

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant does not have faith until he believes in providence, both its good and its evil, and until he knows that what afflicts him could never have missed him and that what missed him could never have afflicted him.” […]

Hadith on Authority: When wicked rulers rule, then look for the Hour

Abu Hurairah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings upon him, said, “When authority is given to those who do not deserve it, then wait for the Hour.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 59 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukahari عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا وُسِّدَ الْأَمْرُ إِلَى غَيْرِ أَهْلِهِ فَانْتَظِرْ […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Peace: Spread peace and be brothers as Allah has commanded

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Spread peace, feed the hungry, and be brothers as Allah Almighty has commanded you.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3252 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَفْشُوا السَّلَامَ […]

Hadith on Peace: Allah’s name is peace, so spread peace

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, peace is a name among the names of Allah. He has placed it on the earth, so spread it between yourselves.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 1770 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ […]

Hadith on Kindness: If Allah loves someone he guides him to be kind

Jareer ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty rewards for gentleness what he does not give for rudeness. If Allah loves a servant, then he grants him the quality of gentleness. No household is deprived of kindness except that they have been truly deprived.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr […]

Sin سيئة

Hadith on Wealth: Love of money caused the destruction of those before us

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there is no doubt that gold and silver coins destroyed those before you, for they are both causes of your ruin.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 700 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى الأَشْعَرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ […]

Hadith on Mercy: Whoever is not merciful will not receive mercy

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is not merciful to people will not receive mercy from Allah.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 3847 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنِ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ لَمْ يَرْحَمِ النَّاسَ لَمْ يَرْحَمْهُ اللَّهُ […]

Hadith on Words: People stumble with their tongues more than their feet

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the servant may say a word for no reason other than to make people around him laugh, yet by it he plunges farther than the distance between the heaven and earth. Verily, a man stumbles with his tongue worse than […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Hadith on Forgiveness: Forgive the oppressor, be good to the wrongdoer

Umi Al-Muradi reported: The verse was revealed, “Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.” (7:199) The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to the Angel Gabriel, “What does this mean?” Gabriel said, “I do not know until I ask the All-Knowing.” Gabriel returned and he said, […]

Hadith on Prayer: An evil prayer only moves people away from Allah

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is not prohibited from immorality and evil by his prayer, then it will not increase him with Allah except in distance.” Source: Musnad al-Shihāb 483 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Saffarini Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, […]

Ibn Mas’ud on Repentance: Allah accepts repentance for adultery and immorality

Alqamah reported: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked about a man who has illicit intercourse with a woman and then marries her. Abdullah recited the verse, “Those who do evil deeds and then repent afterwards and have faith, verily your Lord after that is forgiving and merciful.” (7:153) Abdullah recited the […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Humility: The Prophet is not a king, so do not fear

Abu Mas’ud reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and his voice trembled as he spoke to him. The Prophet said to him, “Be calm, for I am not a king. Verily, I am only the son of a woman who ate dried meat.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3312 […]

Hadith on Hatred: Bring people together to reconcile when they hate each other

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said to Abu Ayyub, “Shall I not tell you about a good transaction?” He said, “Of course!” The Prophet said, “Strive to reconcile people if their relations are corrupted and bring them together if they hate each other.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 2160 Grade: […]

Hadith on Ease: Allah does not need unnecessary hardship

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saw an old man being supported by his two sons. The Prophet said, “What is wrong with this man?” They said, “He has made a vow to walk to the Ka’bah.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah does not need this man to punish himself,” and […]

Scholars العلماء

Awn on Improvement: Be a better person day after day

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Awn ibn Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A man advised his son, saying: O my son, you must be mindful of Allah. If you are able to be better today than you were yesterday and to be better tomorrow than you are today, then do so.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq […]

Abdullah on Humility: Is my heart too arrogant to refuse house work?

Bukair ibn Al-Ashajj reported: Abdullah ibn Salaam, may Allah be pleased with him, came out from behind a building while carrying a bundle of firewood. When the people saw him, they said, “O father of Yusuf, your son and your servant are enough to help you with this!” Abdullah said, “I want to test my […]

Abu Darda on Virtue: No deeds are better than prayer, good character, and reconciliation

Abu Idrees reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “No deeds of the children of Adam are better than walking to prayer, having exceptional character, and reconciling people.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 725 عَنْ أَبِي إِدْرِيسَ قال أبو الدرداء رضي الله عنه مَا عَمِلَ آدَمِيٌّ عَمَلًا خَيْرًا مِنْ مَشْيٍ إِلَى صَلَاةٍ وَمِنْ خُلُقٍ […]

More Hadith

Hadith on Peace: Spread peace and you will receive peace

November 25, 2016

Al-Bara’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Spread peace and you will receive peace.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 18059 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنِ الْبَرَاءِ بْنِ عَازِبٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَفْشُوا السَّلَامَ تَسْلَمُوا 18059 مسند أحمد أول مسند الكوفيين 8/32 المحدث الهيثمي خلاصة […]

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Hadith on Brotherhood: It is enough evil to belittle another Muslim

November 12, 2016

Wathila ibn Al-Asqa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Muslim is sacred to another Muslim: his life, his honor, and his wealth. The Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. He does not wrong him or betray him. Righteousness is here,” and he pointed to his heart. The […]

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Hadith on Reconciliation: The best charity is reconciliation and good relations

November 12, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best charity is to reconcile people.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 31 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَفْضَلُ الصَّدَقَةِ إِصْلَاحُ ذَاتِ […]

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Hadith on Virtues: Prayer, reconciliation, and good character are the best deeds

November 6, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The son of Adam does not act with anything better than prayer, reconciliation between people, and good character.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 10333 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا عَمِلَ ابْنُ آدَمَ شَيْئًا […]

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Hadith on Words: A single word can earn the pleasure or displeasure of Allah

November 6, 2016

Bilal ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, one of you speaks a word pleasing to Allah without realizing what he has achieved, so Allah decrees his satisfaction with him until the day he meets him. And one of you speaks a word displeasing to Allah without realizing […]

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Hadith on Women: The best men treat women in the best manner

November 2, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are the best to their women.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 1978 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِيَارُكُمْ خِيَارُكُمْ لِنِسَائِهِمْ 1978 سنن ابن […]

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Hadith on Expiation: Any discomfort in the world purifies the believers

November 2, 2016

Abu Sa’eed reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believer is not afflicted by fatigue, nor exhaustion, nor illness, nor sadness, nor even anxiety that distresses him, but that his sins are expiated by it.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5318, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2573 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari […]

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Abdullah on Prayer: There is no prayer unless it accompanies righteousness

October 31, 2016

Malik ibn Al-Harith reported: It was said to Abdullah ibn Yazeed, may Allah be pleased with him, “Indeed, this person prays a long time!” Abdullah said, “Verily, the prayer is only beneficial if it causes obedience.” Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no prayer if the prayer does not […]

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Hadith on Curses: Cursing and excommunicating a Muslim is like killing him

October 31, 2016

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man declares his brother to be an unbeliever, then it is as if he has killed him. And cursing a believer is like killing him.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 3158/3159 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ […]

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Umar on Men: Real men are trustworthy and honorable to others

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not let yourselves be impressed by a man who commands attention. Rather, if he fulfills the trust and restrains himself from harming the honor of people, then he will truly be a man.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 681 عن ابن المبارك قال […]

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Umar II on Curses: Someone curses their oppressor until they become even worse than him

October 27, 2016

Riyah ibn Abida reported: I was sitting with Umar ibn Abdul Aziz when (the ruler) Al-Hajjaj was mentioned, so I reviled and denounced him. Umar said, “Calm down, O Riyah! Verily, I have heard that a man might be oppressed with a great wrong and he continues to revile and belittle his oppressor until he […]

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Ibn Umar on Curses: The most hated of people curse others often

October 27, 2016

Qatadah reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the most hateful of servants to Allah is every stubborn transgressor and curser of others.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 666 عَنْ قَتَادَةَ قَالَ قَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا إِنَّ أَبْغَضَ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ إِلَى اللَّهِ كُلُّ طَعَّانٍ لَعَّانٍ 666 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك

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Makhul on Slander: May Allah forgive him for being inexperienced

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: A man said to Al-Makhul, may Allah have mercy on him, “Indeed, someone has slandered you!” Al-Makhul said, “May Allah forgive him, for he is merely inexperienced.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 659 عن ابن المبارك حَدَّثَنَا رَجُلٌ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ لِمَكْحُولٍ رحمه الله إِنَّ فُلانًا يَقَعُ فِيكَ قَالَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ إِنَّهُ لَغِرٌّ 659 الزهد والرقائق […]

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Hasan on Love: Be moderate in your love and hatred for others

October 27, 2016

Yahya ibn Al-Mukhtar reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Love others moderately and hate others moderately. Some people were extreme in their love of others and were destroyed by it, and some people were extreme in their hatred of others and were destroyed by it. Do not be extreme in your […]

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Hasan on Islam: The religion is to worship Allah and be at peace with others

October 27, 2016

Isra’il Abi Musa reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Islam! And what is Islam? It is that you surrender your heart to Allah Almighty and that every Muslim and protected person is safe from you.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 644 عَنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ أَبِي مُوسَى قَالَ الحسن البصري رحمه الله الْإِسْلَامُ وَمَا الْإِسْلَامُ […]

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Hadith on Wealth: Less wealth means an easier account on Judgment Day

October 27, 2016

Muhammad ibn Labeed reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two things are hated by the son of Adam (in his nature): He hates death although it is better for the believer than tribulation, and he hates to have little wealth although it means his reckoning will be less.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad […]

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Salaf on Satan: The devil celebrates bloodshed, unbelief, and fear

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Some of the righteous predecessors (al-salaf) said, “When Iblīs and his soldiers gather, they do not rejoice for anything as much as three things: a believer who kills a believer, a man who dies upon unbelief, and a heart in which is fear of poverty.” Source: Ṭarīq al-Hijratayn 1/33 عن ابن القيم […]

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Fudail on Forgiveness: I ask Allah to forgive one who slanders me

October 26, 2016

Abu Razeen reported: A man came to Fudail ibn Bazwan, may Allah have mercy on him, and he said, “Indeed, a man has slandered you!” Fudail said, “Verily, I will infuriate the one who commanded him! May Allah forgive me and forgive him.” It was said, “Who has commanded him?” Fudail said, “Satan.” Ibn Farasifa […]

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Ibn Farafisa on Forgiveness: Whoever forgives his oppressor has conquered Satan

October 25, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Al-Hajjaj ibn Farafisa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have learned from some of the books: Whoever acts without consulting others, then that is falsehood by which he suffers. Whoever does not take revenge upon his oppressor by his hand, nor by his tongue, nor by malice, then that is […]

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Hadith on Character: Noble morals and manners leads to Paradise

October 25, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Noble character is among the deeds of Paradise.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6675 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَكَارِمُ الأَخْلاقِ مِنْ أَعْمَالِ الْجَنَّةِ 6675 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني 8/180 […]

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Hadith on Pardon: Conceal legal offenses from punishment if possible

October 5, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Keep away from these ugly deeds that Allah has prohibited. Whoever falls into them should cover himself with the covering of Allah the Exalted.” Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “In the time of the Messenger of Allah, Abu […]

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Hadith on Integrity: The pleasure of Allah is better than the displeasure of people

October 3, 2016

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks the pleasure of Allah despite the wrath of people, then Allah will suffice him against the people. Whoever seeks the pleasure of people despite the wrath of Allah, then Allah will leave him to the patronage of the people.” Source: […]

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Abu Qilabah on Excuses: Perhaps my brother has an excuse I do not know

September 30, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Abu Qilabah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you hear something about your brother that you hate, then make an effort to obtain an excuse for him. If you do not find an excuse, then say to yourself: Perhaps my brother has an excuse I do not know.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā […]

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Ibn Abbas on Knowledge: Learn from many sources, but blindly follow no one

September 23, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Take knowledge wherever you find it and do not unquestioningly accept the opinion jurists have of one another. Indeed, they differ with each other like goats in a pen.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 1308 عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيِّبِ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Life: O Allah, set right my religion, my life, and my Hereafter

September 23, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, rectify my religion which is a guardian of my affairs, and rectify my worldly life in which is my livelihood, and rectify my Hereafter which is my place of return. Make life an abundance of every good and make […]

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Hadith on Enemies: The Prophets prays for his enemies to be guided

September 21, 2016

Jabir reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, the arrows of the tribe of Thaqīf have pierced us, so pray against them!” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, guide the tribe of Thaqīf!” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3942 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالُوا […]

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Hadith on Love: O Allah, I ask you for the love of good deeds and the poor

September 15, 2016

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, I ask you for good deeds and avoidance of evil deeds and love of the poor. Forgive me and have mercy on me. If you intend to put people to trial, then take me away unscathed. I ask […]

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Hadith on Tawaf: Every step around the Ka’bah is reward and forgiveness

September 15, 2016

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever circles the Ka’bah seven times (ṭawāf) and prays two bowings (raka’āt) will have a reward as if he has freed a slave. A man does not raise his foot and bring it back down except that ten good deeds […]

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Hadith on Hajj: The pilgrims are the special guests of Allah

September 15, 2016

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The pilgrims are the guests of Allah. He called them and they answered him. They ask from him and he gives them.” Source: Kashf al-Astār 1075 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Calm: Calmness is from Allah and recklessness is from Satan

September 15, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Composure is from Allah, and haste is from Satan.” Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 18651 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ التَّأَنِّي مِنَ اللَّهِ وَالْعَجَلَةُ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ 18651 السنن الكبرى […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Their sins fall away every time they bow and prostrate

September 10, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when a servant stands to pray, his sins are placed on top of his head and shoulders. Every time he bows or prostrates, they fall away from him.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 1769 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن […]

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Hadith on Hajj: O Allah, forgive pilgrims and those who supplicate for them

September 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, forgive the pilgrims and those who seek forgiveness for the pilgrims.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar Ka’b, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The pilgrims and soldiers in the way of Allah are […]

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Hadith on Arafat: The Hajj pilgrimage culminates in the day of Arafat

September 6, 2016

Abdu Rahman ibn Ya’mar reported: I witnessed the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while people came to him to ask about the Ḥajj pilgrimage. The Prophet said, “The Ḥajj is itself ‘Arafāt. Whoever reaches the night of ‘Arafāt before the rising of the sun at dawn the following day has completed […]

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

August 23, 2016

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 […]

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

August 23, 2016

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 […]

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

August 22, 2016

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 […]

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

August 15, 2016

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 […]

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Hadith on Anxiety: A supplication to relieve worry and debt

August 15, 2016

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 […]

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

July 26, 2016

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) […]

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

July 24, 2016

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 […]

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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 Charity: The best Muslims give food in charity to others

July 18, 2016

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 […]

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

July 18, 2016

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 […]

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

July 17, 2016

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 […]

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

July 14, 2016

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 […]

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

July 12, 2016

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 […]

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

July 12, 2016

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 […]

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

July 12, 2016

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 […]

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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, “David would supplicate, saying: 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 than myself and […]

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

June 2, 2016

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 […]

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

May 23, 2016

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 […]

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

May 22, 2016

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

May 9, 2016

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.” […]

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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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