Faith الايمان

Hadith of Faith: Those with even the weakest faith will enter Paradise

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He will not enter Hellfire who has the weight of a seed of faith in his heart. And he will not enter Paradise who has the weight of a seed of arrogance in his heart.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 91 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

Hadith on Life: There is no life but the Hereafter

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, there is no life but the life of the Hereafter, so forgive the Anṣār and the Muhājirūn.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2679, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1805 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ عَنِ […]

Hadith on Hereafter: They will be resurrected with ones they loved

Ali reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No man loves a people but that he will be resurrected with them.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6450 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Mundhiri عَنْ عَلِيٍّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا يُحِبُّ رَجُلٌ قَوْمًا إِلَّا حُشِرَ مَعَهُمْ 6450 المعجم […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Character: Honor guests, orphans, and your neighbors in Islam

Sa’ib ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him, “O Sa’ib, look at the character of your deeds in the time of ignorance and continue them in Islam: honor the guest, be generous to the orphan, and be good to your neighbor.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15074 Grade: […]

Hadith on Kindness: Allah supports kind and gentle people

Khalid ibn Ma’dan reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty is kind. He loves kindness and is pleased by it. He offers support for it, that which is not offered for harshness.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 17277 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ مَعْدَانَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى […]

Hadith on Gathering: The best assembly is one of remembrance and virtue

Ibn Abbas reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, which gathering is best?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A gathering of those who inspire you to remember Allah when you see them, whose discourse increases your knowledge, and whose good deeds inspire you to remember the Hereafter.” Source: Musnad Abī […]

Sin سيئة

Hadith on Satan: The devil always comes to tempt people with their wealth

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Satan, whom Allah has cursed, said: The owner of wealth will never be safe from me by one of three ways. I come to him with them and leave with them: His taking of wealth without permission, his spending […]

Hadith on Greed: Human beings are greedy for more and more until death

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the son of Adam had a valley of date palms, he would wish for another like it, then another and another, until he wished to have many valleys. Nothing will fill his belly but the dust of the grave.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad […]

Hadith on Tyranny: Beware of residing in Hell with tyrants

Abu Musa reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there is a valley in Hell named Habhab, in which will reside every tyrant. Thus, beware lest you be among them!” Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 2816 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Mundhiri عن أبي موسى عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Fudayl on Arrogance: Let him not love for his sandal to be better

Ibn Rajab reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said regarding the verse, “This is the home of the Hereafter that We make for those who desire not exaltation in the earth,” (28:83) that it means, “It is one who does not love for even his sandal to be better than the […]

Hadith on Providence: You must act right to gain the rewards of Paradise

Ali reported: We were sitting with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “There are none among you but that his place in Paradise and his place in Hellfire are decreed.” We said, “O Messenger of Allah, shall we not depend on this alone?” The Prophet said, “No, you must work, […]

Umar on Fate: O Allah, if my fate is evil then change it

Abu Uthman Al-Hindi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was performing Ṭawāf around the House and he was weeping, saying, “O Allah, if you have written me among the blessed, then affirm it therein. And if you have written me among the sinful and the damned, then wipe it away and […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Beauty: Allah is beautiful and loves beauty

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah is beautiful and he loves beauty. He loves the loftiest of affairs and disapproves of foolishness.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6902 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ جَمِيلٌ يُحِبُّ […]

Hadith on Character: Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sent him to a people and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet said, “Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah as a man of dignity is modest with his family. If you do a bad deed, then […]

Hadith on Gentleness: Kind and gentle behavior will always benefit a family

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people of a household are not granted kindness but that it will benefit them.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 13261 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا أُعْطِيَ أَهْلُ بَيْتٍ الرِّفْقَ إِلَّا […]

Scholars العلماء

Ibn Umar on Family: Whoever is good to his family is rewarded in this life

Al-Bukhari reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever fears his Lord and maintains family ties, his life will be prolonged, his wealth will be enriched, and his family will love him.” Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 59 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عن البخاري  قَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ مَنِ اتَّقَى رَبَّهُ وَوَصَلَ رَحِمَهُ […]

Wahb on Arrogance: Beware of lowly desires, evil friends, and selfish pride

Ahmad reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, delivered a sermon to the people upon the pulpit and he said, “Guard for me three things. Beware of whims that are followed, an evil companion, and the vanity of a man impressed by his own opinion.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 2230 Grade: […]

Fudayl on Sincerity: True good will is to love for others more than yourself

Ibn Asakir reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you love for people to be equal to you, then you have not fulfilled sincerity for the sake of your Lord. How so while you love for people to be less than you?” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/418 Ibn Rajab said, “He […]

More Hadith

Hadith on Pride: Beware of arrogance from wealth and status

May 11, 2017

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of arrogance, for arrogance may be in a man due to the clothing he wears.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 558 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ […]

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Hadith on Humility: If I wished, I could have a mountain of gold

May 3, 2017

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Aisha, if I wished, a mountain of gold would have walked with me. An angel came to me whose belt was like the Ka’bah. He said: Verily, your Lord sends you greetings of peace and he says if you wish you […]

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Hadith on Humility: The Prophet is a humble servant

May 3, 2017

Yahya ibn Katheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I eat as the servant eats, and I sit as the servant sits. Verily, I am only a servant.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 5519 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Family: Fear Allah and be good to your family

May 3, 2017

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fear Allah and maintain relations with your family members.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 56/317 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عن ابن مسعود قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَصِلُوا أَرْحَامَكُمْ 56/317 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر 108 المحدث […]

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Hadith on Sects: The Prophet warns of violent sectarianism ahead

April 28, 2017

Wathilah ibn Al-Asqa’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you imagine that I will be the last of you to die? No doubt I will be among the first of you to die and coming after me will be sects that destroy each other.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16530 […]

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Hadith on Haste: Hurry to good deeds before disaster strikes

April 27, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Hasten to perform good deeds before seven events: Are you waiting for poverty that makes you forgetful? Or wealth that burdens you? Or a debilitating disease or senility? Or an unexpected death or the False Messiah? Or is it evil in […]

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Hadith on Anger: A strong man controls his anger and defeats Satan

April 24, 2017

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by people wrestling and he said, “What is this?” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, this is a wrestler and none can wrestle like him!” The Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you who is even stronger than him? It is a man wronged […]

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Hadith on Justice: The Prophet accepts retaliation by his companion

April 24, 2017

Usaid ibn Hudair reported: While he was talking to people and telling jokes to make them laugh, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, poked him in the side with a staff. Usaid said, “Let me retaliate!” The Prophet said, “Take retaliation.” Usaid said, “Indeed, you are wearing a shirt and I am not.” […]

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Umar on Protection: Umar enjoins the Caliph to be good to non-Muslims

April 19, 2017

Amr ibn Maymun reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Enjoin the Caliph after me to be good to the people under the protection of Allah and the protection of his messenger (ahl al-dhimmah), peace and blessings be upon him, that he honors their covenant, he fights on their behalf, and […]

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Hasan on Faith: How can you be a Muslim if people are not safe from you?

April 13, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O son of Adam, how can you be a believer while your neighbor is not secure from you? O son of Adam, how can you be a Muslim while the people are not safe from you? O son of Adam, you will never achieve […]

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Umar on Providence: We run from the decree of Allah to the decree of Allah

April 10, 2017

Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, went out to Syria until he arrived at Sargh. The commanders of the army, Abu Ubaidah ibn Al-Jarrah and his companions, met him and told him that an epidemic had befallen the land of Syria. Umar announced to the people, “I will […]

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Sufyan on Silence: Being silent for long periods is the key to worship

April 10, 2017

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is said that observing long periods of silence is the key to worship.” Source: al-Ṣamt li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 433 عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ قَالَ رحمه الله كَانَ يُقَالُ طُولُ الصَّمْتِ مِفْتَاحُ الْعِبَادَةِ 433 الصمت لابن أبي الدنيا

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Hadith on Care: The Prophet cares for a mentally ill woman

April 10, 2017

Anas reported: A woman with some illness in her mind said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have a problem!” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O mother of a child, come to whichever side of the road you wish that I may take care of your need.” The Prophet spoke privately with her […]

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Hadith on Love: He will be joined in Paradise with the one he loves

April 9, 2017

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever loves a man for the sake of Allah, then he should say: I love you for the sake of Allah. They will both enter Paradise together. He whose love is greater will be raised in status over the other; […]

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Ali on Justice: Wrong no one as you would not love to be oppressed

April 9, 2017

Al-Muttaqi Al-Hindi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Make yourself a scale between you and others, and love for those besides you what you love for yourself and hate for them what you hate for yourself. Do not wrong others, as you would love not to be wronged. Be […]

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Ahnaf on Knowledge: I learned sacred knowledge by treating others as myself

April 9, 2017

Ibn Al-Mulaqqin reported: Al-Ahnaf ibn Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “From whom did you learn sacred knowledge?” Al-Ahnaf said, “From myself.” It was said, “And how is that?” Al-Ahnaf said, “If I hated something did by another, then I would never do the same to anyone else.” Source: al-Tawḍīḥ li-Sharḥ al-Jāmi’ […]

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Hadith on Supplication: The quickest answer is a prayer for someone absent

April 9, 2017

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No supplication is quicker to be answered than a supplication on behalf of one absent.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1980 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا دَعْوَةٌ أَسْرَعَ إِجَابَةً […]

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Aisha on Charity: The Prophet’s wife was amazingly charitable and ascetic

April 7, 2017

Urwah ibn Az-Zubayr reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, would give seventy thousand coins in charity while her clothes were covered in patches. Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 754 عَنْ عُرْوَةَ بْنِ الزُّبَيْرِ قَالَ لَقَدْ تَصَدَّقَتْ يَعْنِي عَائِشَةَ رضي الله عنها بِسَبْعِينَ أَلْفًا وَإِنَّ دِرْعَهَا لَمُرَقَّعٌ 754 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك

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Hadith on Cooking: Recommendation to eat food after it cools down

April 7, 2017

Ibn Shihab reported: Asma bint Abi Bakr, may Allah be pleased with her, when cooking a meal would cover it with something until its boiling and steaming would fade away. Then she would say, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say: Verily, there is greater blessing in it.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Thoughts: Rejection of evil whisperings is a sign of pure faith

April 7, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about evil whisperings and he said, “It is a sign of pure faith.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 133 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ سُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ الْوَسْوَسَةِ قَالَ تِلْكَ مَحْضُ الْإِيمَانِ 133 صحيح […]

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Hadith on Thoughts: Rejection of bad thoughts is a sign of sincere faith

April 7, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: Some of the companions came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and they asked him, “We find within ourselves that which is to grievous to speak of.” The Prophet said, “You have indeed found so?” They said yes. The Prophet said, “That is sincere faith.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 132 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Silence: The Prophet’s wise silence at times of controversy

April 6, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If my companions are mentioned, then be restrained. If the stars are mentioned, then be restrained. If the divine decree is mentioned, then be restrained.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 10302 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Fudayl on Moderation: Too much food and sleep hardens the heart

April 5, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Al-Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Two characteristics harden the heart: too much sleeping and too much eating.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/422 عن ابن عساكر قال الفضيل رحمه الله خصلتان تقسيان القلب كثرة النوم وكثرة الأكل 48/422 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر

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Hadith on Providence: The pens have dried upon the knowledge of Allah

April 5, 2017

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty created his creation in darkness and he cast over them his light. Whoever is touched by that light is guided, and whoever misses it is astray. Thus, I say the pens have been dried upon the knowledge […]

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Hadith on Providence: All must act to fulfill their destinies

April 3, 2017

Imran ibn Hussein reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, are the people of Paradise and the people of Hellfire known?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said yes. It was said, “Then what is the use of deeds?” The Prophet said, “Everyone will be facilitated to that for which he was […]

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