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Faith الايمان

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Righteousness البر

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

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: […]

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

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 […]

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

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.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16220, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would love for himself to be just with […]

Sin سيئة

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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.” […]

Wisdom حكمة

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

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?” […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Scholars العلماء

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

More Hadith

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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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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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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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 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 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 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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Hadith on Humility: The Prophet chooses to be a servant and not a king

March 29, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: Gabriel was with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he looked towards the sky as an angel descended. Gabriel said, “Verily, this angel has not come down since the day he was created.” The angel said, “O Muhammad, your Lord has sent me to you with the offer that […]

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Hadith on Sects: The Muslims will split into sects due to their infectious desires

March 27, 2016

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No doubt, the people of the Book before you were split into seventy two sects and this religion will split into seventy three sects and seventy two will be in the Hellfire. Only one will be in Paradise, for they are the […]

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Hadith on Sects: The Muslims will split into seventy three sects

March 27, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Jews were split into seventy one or seventy two sects, and the Christians were split as well. My nation will split into seventy three sects.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2640, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi Ash-Shatibi said, “Indeed, this splitting has […]

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Hadith on Tafsir: The cause of revelation for Surat at-Tahreem

March 26, 2016

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would spend time with his wife Zainab bint Jahsh and he would drink a concoction of honey. Hafsa and I agreed that whomever the Prophet visited first, we would say, “I notice a strong odor of mimosa gum on you.” The Prophet visited one of […]

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Sufyan on Dua: What a servant dislikes is good if it causes him to supplicate

March 24, 2016

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Sufyan ibn Uyaina, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “What a servant dislikes is better for him than what he likes. What he dislikes spurs him to supplicate, and what he likes distracts him from it.” Source: al-Faraj baʻda al-Shiddah 21 عن ابن أبي الدنيا قَالَ ابْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ رحمه الله […]

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Hadith on Sleep: The people of Paradise do not sleep or die

March 24, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet was asked, “O Messenger of Allah, do the people of Paradise sleep?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Sleep is the sister of death, and the people of Paradise do not sleep.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Sleep is the brother of death, […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Fatwa: Whoever issues religious judgments about all issues is senseless

March 21, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever issues a judgment (fatwa) to people about everything that he is asked, then he is foolish.” Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “For a man to die ignorant is better for him than to speak about what he does […]

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Hadith on Diyyah: The victim’s relatives my seek compensation or capital punishment

March 16, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever has a relative killed has two legal choices: either he is paid the blood money or he takes the life of the killer.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6486, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1355 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and […]

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Hasan on Character: A concise description of the character of a true believer

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, from the character of the believer is strength in religion, determination with leniency, faith with certainty, eagerness for knowledge, sympathy with understanding, moderation in worship, mercy with effort, giving to those who ask, not wronging the one he hates, not sinning […]

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Abu Hanifa on Character: The scholars have the best manners and character

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The stories and gatherings of the scholars are more beloved to me than a great deal of jurisprudence (fiqh), for they have the best manners and character.” Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, it is the duty […]

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Ibn Abbas on Teaching: Only narrate what they can understand, lest you misguide them

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Narrate to people only what they can understand. Do you want them to deny Allah and His Messenger?” Abu Hisham said, “I never narrated anything people did not understand except that it was misguidance for them.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 615 عن […]

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Malik on Manners: Learn good manners before seeking knowledge

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Al-Laith ibn Sa’d, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “Learn forbearance before seeking knowledge.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 581 Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Learn good manners before seeking knowledge.” Source: Gharāʼib Mālik ibn Anas 45 عن ابن عبد البر […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Character: We need manners more than we need knowledge

March 12, 2016

Ibn Asākir reported: Ibn Al-Mubārak, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “You are in greater need of a little manners than a great deal of knowledge.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 32918 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The reality of manners is that it results from beautiful character. Thus, manners is the externalization […]

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Hadith on Plunder: To steal from the enemy is unlawful

March 10, 2016

Tha’labah ibn Hakam reported: We came across some sheep of the enemy, so we plundered them and set up our cooking pots. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by and ordered that they be overturned. The Prophet said, “Verily, plunder is unlawful.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3938 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Hadith on Plunder: Whoever robs and loots others is not a Muslim

March 10, 2016

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever plunders the wealth of others is not one of us.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Whoever is notorious for plunder is not one of us.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1123 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ حُصَيْنٍ عَنْ […]

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Malik on Istihsan: Seeking the best ruling is nine tenths of knowledge

March 9, 2016

Az-Zarkashi reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking the best option (istihsan) is nine tenths of knowledge.” Al-Baji said, “Seeking the best option as applied by the Maliki scholars means to seek the opinion that is based on the stronger of two indications in the text.” Source: al-Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ 2/97 […]

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Hadith on Character: Remain upright and make your character excellent

March 9, 2016

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: He intended to travel, so he said, “O Prophet of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Worship Allah and associate nothing with him.” Mu’adh said, “O Prophet of Allah, tell me more.” The Prophet said, “If you do a bad deed, then follow it with […]

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Hadith on Backbiting: You have just eaten the flesh of your brother by backbiting him

March 6, 2016

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: We were sitting with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, when a man stood to leave. Another man spoke badly about him after he left, so the Prophet said, “Pick your teeth.” The man said, “O Messenger of Allah, why should I pick my teeth when I have not […]

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Ahmad on Intention: You will always be good as long as you intend good

March 6, 2016

Ibn Muflih reported: Abdullah, the son of Imam Ahmad, said to his father one day, “O father, give me instruction.” Ahmad said, “O my son, have a good intention. You will always be good as long as you intend good.” Source: al-Ādāb al-Shar’īyah 1/104 عن ابن مفلح قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ الْإِمَامِ أَحْمَدَ لِأَبِيهِ يَوْمًا […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: Whoever travels a path seeking knowledge will earn Paradise

March 2, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever travels a path in search on knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2699 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا […]

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Hadith on Mercy: If you have mercy on the sheep, Allah will have mercy on you

February 27, 2016

Qurra ibn Iyas reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, I would have slaughtered a sheep but I had mercy on it.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you had mercy on the sheep, then Allah will have mercy on you twice.” Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 368 Grade: Sahih […]

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Hadith on Marriage: She is your wife only if you treat her in the best way

February 25, 2016

Hujr ibn Qais reported: When Ali offered a marriage proposal to Fatimah, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “She is yours if you treat her with the best company.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 3490 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ حُجْرِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ قَالَ خَطَبَ عَلِيٌّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ إِلَى […]

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Hadith on Ikhlas: Whoever recites Surat al-Ikhlas ten times a day will have Paradise

February 23, 2016

Mu’adh ibn Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites the chapter ten times completely: He is Allah, the One (112:1), then Allah will build a palace for him in Paradise.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 15183 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ أَنَسٍ الْجُهَنِيِّ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ […]

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Al-Bukhari on Sunnah: The best of Muslims revive the Prophet’s traditions

February 18, 2016

Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdadi reported: Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best of the Muslims is a man who revives one of the traditions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, after it has died out. O followers of the Sunnah, be patient and Allah will have mercy on you, for you […]

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Salaf on Learning: It is not befitting for any person to give up seeking knowledge

February 18, 2016

Ibn Manadhir reported: I asked Abu Amr ibn Al-Ala, may Allah have mercy on him, “For how long is it appropriate for a man to learn?” Abu Amr said, “It is appropriate for him to learn his entire life.” Sufyan ibn Uyainah, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which people are most obliged […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The seekers of knowledge and the world are never satisfied

February 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The seekers of two concerns are never satisfied: the seeker of knowledge and the seeker of the world.” Source: al-Muʻjam al-Kabīr 10239, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Knowledge: A man becomes ignorant when he stops seeking knowledge

February 17, 2016

Nu’aim ibn Hammad reported: Ibn Al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will continue to have knowledge as long as he is seeking knowledge. If he assumes that he has knowledge, then he has become ignorant.” Source: al-Mujālasah wa Jawāhir 312 In another narration, it was said, “For how long will you seek […]

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Hadith on Supplication: You must use the comprehensive and concise supplications

February 15, 2016

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, entered upon me while I was praying and I took too long to meet his need. The Prophet said, “O Aisha, you must use the comprehensive and concise supplications.” When I finished the prayer, I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what are the comprehensive and […]

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Hadith on Character: What does the Prophet teach to the people?

February 12, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: When Abu Dharr heard that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had appeared in Mecca, he said to his brother, “Ride to this valley and tell me about this man who claims to have received revelation from the heavens. Listen to his words and then inform me.” The man rode […]

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Hadith on Morals: Allah sent Prophet Muhammad to perfect good character and ethics

February 12, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has sent me to perfect noble morals and complete good deeds.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 7073, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar Ad-Dahhak, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The head of the matter is good character.” Source: Makārim […]

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Hadith on Ayyub: The Prophet Job would disliked men to argue in the name of Allah

February 4, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Job the Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, remained in his trial for eighteen years while he was rejected by relatives and strangers alike, except for two men among the closest of his brothers. They would visit […]

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Hadith on Trials: If Allah loves someone, He afflicts him with trials

February 4, 2016

Mahmud ibn Labeed reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If Allah loves a people, then he afflicts them with trials. Whoever is patient has the reward of patience, and whoever is impatient has the fault of impatience.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 23122 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ مَحْمُودِ […]

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Ibn Abbas on Khawarij: The winning argument against the Kharijite rebels

February 4, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, confronted the Khawarij, saying, “As for your statement that Ali has delegated ruling to men in the affair of Allah, I recite to you a judgment referred to men regarding the matter of the price of a rabbit and other hunted animals. Allah said: O […]

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Ibn Umar on Peace: Offer peace to deviant groups, but do not kill any Muslim

February 4, 2016

Nafi’ reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to offer greetings of peace to the Khashabiyya and the Khawarij even though they were fighting each other. Ibn Umar said, “Whoever calls to the prayer, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls to salvation, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls […]

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Al-Laith on Knowledge: I have not come to Medina to see elephants, only for knowledge

February 2, 2016

Al-Qadi Iyad reported: Yahya ibn Yahya Al-Laith was sitting with Malik one day in the assembly of his students when someone announced that elephants were walking nearby. All of the students of Malik left to look at them, except Al-Laith. Malik said to him, “Why have you not gone out to see them since they […]

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Umar on Patience: Our best days were only because of our patience

January 31, 2016

Abdulla ibn Mas’ud reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the best days we knew were due to patience. If patience were to take the form of a man, it would be a nobleman.” Source: al-Ṣabr wal-Thawāb 6 عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْه […]

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Hadith on Muhammad: Send peace and blessings upon the Prophet, receive it ten fold

January 29, 2016

Abu Talha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to us one day with a cheerful face. We said, “We see you smiling.” The Prophet said, “Verily, the angel came to me and he said: O Muhammad, your Lord has asked will you not be pleased that none send blessings […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Desires: Conquering lust and caprice is harder than conquering cities

January 28, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Opposing desires will allow the servant to acquire strength in his body, his heart, and his speech. Some of the righteous predecessors would say that conquering desires needs more strength than one who could conquer a city by himself.” Source: Rawḍat al-Muḥibbīn 1/477 قال ابن القيم رحمه الله مُخَالَفَةُ الْهَوَى تُورِثُ الْعَبْدَ قُوَّةً […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The sins of those who pray are expiated like falling leaves

January 27, 2016

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came out during the winter while the leaves were falling from the trees. He took hold of two branches and shook them until the leaves fell. The Prophet said, “O Abu Dharr!” I said, “Here I am, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, […]

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Jabir on Takfir: I seek refuge in Allah from accusing a Muslim of unbelief

January 27, 2016

Abu Sufyan reported: I said to Jabir ibn Abdullah, “Did you used to declare anyone who prays facing Mecca (qiblah) to be an unbeliever?” Jabir said no. I said, “Did you declare them to be idolaters?” Jabir said, “I seek refuge in Allah.” Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 7548 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “I will never declare anyone […]

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Hadith on Gabriel: The angel gives advice to the Prophet to be independent of the world

January 23, 2016

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Angel Gabriel came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Muhammad, live as you wish, for you will die. Work as you wish, for you will be repaid accordingly. Love whomever you wish, for you will be separated. Know that the nobility of the believer is […]

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Hadith on Sanctity: The life of believers is more sacred than anything else in the world

January 23, 2016

Al-Bara’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The passing of the world is less significant to Allah than the killing of a believer without just cause.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2619 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ الْبَرَاءِ بْنِ عَازِبٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Ka’bah: The lives, property, and honor of believers is more sacred than Mecca

January 23, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, looked at the Ka’bah and said, “How great are you and how great is your sanctity! Yet, the believer has greater sanctity to Allah than you. Verily, Allah sanctified you once and sanctified the believer thrice in his life, his wealth, and […]

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Hadith on Greed: Beware of greed, miserliness, cutting family ties, and wickedness

January 21, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, delivered a sermon, saying, “Beware of greed, for it was only greed that destroyed those who came before you. It commanded them to be miserly and they did so. It commanded them to sever their family ties and they did so. […]

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Hadith on Injustice: Beware of injustice, obscenity, immorality, greed, and violence

January 21, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of injustice, for injustice will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection. Beware of obscenity, for Allah does not love obscenity and immorality. Beware of greed, for it tempted those before you and caused them to make lawful what is unlawful, to […]

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Hadith on Pardon: Allah has remained silent on matters to pardon you for them

January 19, 2016

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “That which Allah has declared lawful in his book is lawful, and that which he has declared unlawful is unlawful. Whatever he has remained silent upon is pardonable for you, so accept the pardon from Allah. Verily, Allah is never forgetful.” […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Reason: Islam balances human reason and divine revelation

January 19, 2016

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Reason is a requirement for acquiring knowledge and performing righteous deeds, through which knowledge and deeds are perfected, but it is not enough on its own. Rather, it is a faculty of the soul and an ability like the ability within the eye to see. If it is connected with the light […]

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Ibn Al-Jawzi on Hadith: How to recognize a narration is weak or fabricated

January 19, 2016

Ibn Al-Jawzi said, “If you find a prophetic narration disagreeing with sound reason, contradicting established revelation, or conflicting with the principles, then know that it is inauthentic.” As-Suyuti said, “The meaning of conflicting with the principles is that it falls outside the literature of Islam, the transmitted sciences and the famous books.” Source: Tadrīb al-Rāwī […]

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Salman on Holiness: The Holy Land itself does not make anyone holy

January 18, 2016

Malik reported: Salman Al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, land itself does not make anyone holy. Rather, a human being is only made holy by his righteous deeds.” Source: al-Muwaṭṭaʼ 1500 عن مالك قال سلمان الفارسي رضي الله عنه إِنَّ الْأَرْضَ لَا تُقَدِّسُ أَحَدًا وَإِنَّمَا يُقَدِّسُ الْإِنْسَانَ عَمَلُهُ 1500 موطأ مالك كتاب […]

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Hadith on Turmoil: Muslims will be afflicted by worldliness, hatred, and injustice

January 14, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “My nation will be afflicted by the diseases of the former nations.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what are the diseases of the former nations?” The Prophet said, “Excessive amusement, ingratitude, disunity, competition for worldly gain, hatred, and greed until […]

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Hadith on Safety: The best Muslims do good deeds often and do not harm people

January 12, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you what distinguishes the best of you from the worst of you? The best of you are those from whom goodness is expected and people are safe from their evil. The worst of you are those from […]

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Hadith on Neighbors: If you love Allah, then be truthful, trustworthy, and treat neighbors well

January 12, 2016

Ibn Abi Qurda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is pleased to love Allah and His Messenger, or to be loved by Allah and His Messenger, then let him be truthful when he speaks, let him fulfill the trust to whom it is due, and let him treat well anyone […]

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Hadith on Neighbors: The impression of your neighbors is a sign of your behavior

January 12, 2016

Kulthum Al-Khuza’i reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, how may I know if I have done well or badly?” The Prophet said, “If your neighbors say have you done well, then you have done well. If they say you have done […]

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Wahb on Desires: Protect yourself from lusts, whispering devils, and arrogance

January 12, 2016

Abu Nuaim reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Be on guard from three things. Beware of a sinful desire that is indulged, a companion who suggests evil, and a person impressed by himself.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliya 4863 عن أبي نعيم قال وهب بن منبه رحمه الله احْفَظُوا مِنِّي ثَلاثًا إِيَّاكُمْ […]

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Hadith on Virtues: The people of Paradise are just, truthful, kind, merciful, and hard working

January 12, 2016

Iyad ibn Himar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people of Paradise are three kinds: a leader who is fair, truthful, and guided, a man who is merciful and kind to his relatives and every Muslim, and a man who refuses to beg although he has dependents.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Humanity: All people are descendants of Adam, so no excuse for boasting

January 11, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, delivered a sermon to the people on the day Mecca was liberated. The Prophet said, “O people, Allah has removed the slogans of ignorance from you and the exaltation of its forefathers. The people are only two kinds: either a righteous, Godfearing believer dignified […]

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Hadith on Unity: Allah is pleased by Muslim unity and displeased by division

January 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah the Exalted is pleased with you by three things and displeased by three things. He is pleased for you to worship Him without associating anything with Him, to hold fast to the rope of Allah altogether, and to not […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Leadership: You have to achieve understanding before leadership

January 7, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “You must achieve understanding before leadership. If you achieve leadership first, there will be no way to achieve understanding.” Source: Madkhal ila Sunan 271 عن البيهقي قال الشافعي رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ تَفَقَّهْ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَرَأَّسَ فَإِذَا تَرَأَّسْتَ فَلا سَبِيلَ إِلَى التَّفَقُّهِ 271 المدخل إلى السنن […]

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Ahmad on Apocrypha: Many books of history and exegesis have no reliable foundation

January 5, 2016

Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdadi reported: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Three types of books have no basis: chronicles of military history, great battles at the end of time, and Quranic exegesis (tafseer).” Al-Khateeb said, “These words should be understood at face value as they are. The meaning is that there are some […]

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Hadith on Neighbors: The Prophet enjoins good upon neighbors in the farewell sermon

January 5, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was upon his camel during the farewell pilgrimage and he was saying, “I enjoin you to be good to your neighbors.” The Prophet repeated it so much that I said, “Indeed, he will make them inherit from us!” […]

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Hadith on Religion: No one is superior to another except by righteous deeds

January 4, 2016

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No one is better than anyone else except by religion or good deeds. It is sufficient evil for a man to be profane, vulgar, greedy, or cowardly.” Source: Shu’b al-Iman 4767 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ […]

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Hadith on Racism: No virtue in skin color but only in good deeds

January 4, 2016

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Behold! Verily, there is no good in red skin or black skin, but rather only by virtue of righteousness.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 20885 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ أَنّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَهُ انْظُرْ فَإِنَّكَ لَيْسَ […]

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Hadith on Racism: Your father Adam is one, so none is superior except by good deeds

January 4, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, addressed us during the middle of the day at the end of the pilgrimage as his farewell sermon. The Prophet said, “O people, your Lord is one and your father Adam is one. There is no virtue of an Arab over […]

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Hadith on Moderation: Do not worship to the neglect of your body and family

January 2, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “O Abdullah, I am told you fast all day and pray all night.” I said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, “Do not do so. Fast and break your fast, pray in the night and […]

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Hadith on Persecution: If the enemy intends to persecute us, then we have refused

January 1, 2016

Al-Bara reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, on the day of the battle with the confederates while he was carrying so much earth for the trench that his abdomen was covered. The Prophet was saying, “O Allah, had you not guided us, we would not have given charity […]

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Hadith on Idrees: The first to write and study natural sciences was the Prophet Idrees

December 31, 2015

Mua’wiya ibn Al-Hakam reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, among us are men who write script.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There was a prophet among the prophets who wrote script, so whoever writes according to his way is right.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 537 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Wahb on Moderation: Everything has a balance, so seek the middle ground

December 28, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, everything has two ends and a middle. If you hold one of the ends, the other will be skewed. If you hold the middle, the two ends will be balanced. You must seek the middle ground in all things.” Source: Hilyat […]

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Hadith on Reward: Two men followed different opinions but both were rewarded

December 28, 2015

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: Two men went out for travel when the time of prayer arrived and they did not have water with them, so they performed ablution with dust (taymmum) with clean earth and prayed, then they later found water. One of the repeated his ablution and prayer, while the other did not repeat […]

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Hadith on Funerals: Stand up for a funeral out of respect for the deceased

December 22, 2015

Amir ibn Rabia reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you see a funeral procession, then stand up for it until it passes or the deceased is placed in the grave.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 1245, Sahih Muslim 958 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim […]

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Hadith on Supplication: If he cannot memorize the Quran, then he can recite supplications

December 21, 2015

Abdullah ibn Awfa reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “I cannot memorize anything from the Quran, so teach me what will suffice me.” The Prophet said, “Say: Glory be to Allah, all praise is due to Allah, there is no God but Allah, Allah is […]

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Hadith on Curses: Cursing the believer is like murdering him

December 20, 2015

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Cursing a believer is like killing him.” Source: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 762 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عن أبي مسعود قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَعْنُ الْمُؤْمِنِ كَقَتْلِهِ 762 الأدب المفرد للبخاري […]

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