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Faith الايمان

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Righteousness البر

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

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 […]

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

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 عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَعَثَنِي […]

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

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 […]

Sin سيئة

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

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

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 […]

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

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.” […]

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

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 […]

Wisdom حكمة

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Scholars العلماء

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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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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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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 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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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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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 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: Sahih 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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‘Ata on Punishment: The judge would order the accused to deny his crime to avoid punishment

December 17, 2015

‘Ata reported: Those who came before would be presented with someone accused of theft and they would say, “Have you stolen? Say no.” I do not know who did so except Abu Bakr and Umar. Source: Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba 28014 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَطَاءٍ يَقُولُ كَانَ مَنْ مَضَى يُؤْتَى بِالسَّارِقِ […]

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Umar on Punishment: It is better to not punish a criminal than to punish him with doubts

December 16, 2015

Ibrahim Al-Nakha’i reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I relax the legal punishments is more beloved to me than applying them with doubts.” Source: Musannaf ibn Abi Shayba 27926 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Sakhawi عَنْ إبْرَاهِيمَ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه لَئِنْ أُعَطِّلُ الْحُدُودَ بِالشُّبُهَاتِ أَحَبُّ […]

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Hadith on Punishments: Do not apply legal punishments if you have an excuse

December 16, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Avoid applying legal punishments as long as you find an excuse to avoid them.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2545, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti As-Suyuti said, “A principle of law states that legal punishments are suspended by doubts.” Source: al-Ashbāh […]

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Umar II on Gradualism: If I force everyone to follow the truth completely, they will reject it completely

December 12, 2015

Ibn Abdu Rabbih reported: Abdul Malik said to his father Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, “O father, what is the matter that you do not implement the commands? By Allah, I would not mind if it caused discord between us as long as it was the truth.” Umar said, “Do not make it so, my son. […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Dhikr: The remembrance of Allah to the heart is like fish to water

December 9, 2015

Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The remembrance of Allah for the heart is like water for the fish. What will be the state of the fish if it is taken out of water?” Source: Muʻjam Aṣḥāb 1/11 قال ابن تيمية رحمه الله الذكر للقلب مثل الماء للسمك فكيف يكون حال السمك […]

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Salaf on Fear: The righteous are only those who restrain their desire to sin

December 8, 2015

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors said, “The one who fears Allah is not one who weeps and his eyes overflow with tears. Verily, the one who fears Allah are only those who leave what they desire of the unlawful when they are able to indulge it. The greatest reward are for those […]

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Hadith on Tribulation: A time will come in which a little practice will be a means of salvation

November 23, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, you are in a time in which whoever among you leaves of tenth of what he has been commanded will be destroyed in the Hereafter. Then there will come a time in which whoever among you practices a tenth of what he […]

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Aisha on Humility: Among the best acts of worship is humility

November 22, 2015

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “Verily, you are neglecting the best act of worship: humility.” Source: Az-Zuhd war Riqa’iq 391 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عن ابن المبارك عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ إِنَّكُمْ لَتُغْفِلُونَ أَفْضَلَ الْعِبَادَةِ التَّوَاضُعَ 391 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك 96 المحدث ابن […]

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Abu Ad-Darda on Hypocrisy: A Muslim might lose their religion after a single test

November 20, 2015

Jubair ibn Nufair reported: I entered the residence of Abu Ad-Darda while he was standing and praying in his place of prayer. When he sat down, he began fervently to recite the testimony of faith and to seek refuge in Allah from hypocrisy. After he finished, I said, “May Allah forgive you, O Abu Ad-Darda! […]

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Al-Ghazali on Desire: Corruption and lust turns kings into slaves to their desires

November 12, 2015

Al-Ghazali said, “Glory to Him who made kings into slaves by their disobedience and made slaves into kings by their obedience to Him. Verily, desire and lust turn kings into slaves and that is part of their corruption. If they are patient and mindful of Allah, then slaves will turn into kings.” Source: Iḥyāʼ ʻUlūm al-Dīn […]

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Hadith on Graves: The disapproval of plastering and building structures over graves

November 11, 2015

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited plastering the graves, sitting upon them, and building structures over them. Source: Sahih Muslim 970, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim An-Nawawi said, “In this tradition is the disapproval of plastering graves and building over them, and the prohibition of sitting upon […]

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Hadith on Graves: To be burned by hot coal is better than disrespecting a grave

November 11, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “For one of you to sit upon a hot coal and burn himself and his clothes would be better than sitting upon a grave.” Source: Sahih Muslim 971 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Graves: Desecrating the dead body is like harming the living

November 11, 2015

Malik reported: Aisha the wife of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would say, “Breaking the bones of a dead Muslim is like breaking them when he is alive.” Source: Muwatta 557 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ مَالِك أَنَّهُ بَلَغَهُ أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ زَوْجَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَتْ تَقُولُ كَسْرُ […]

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Sufyan on Knowledge: The purpose of learning is to become conscious of Allah and purify the heart

November 10, 2015

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, knowledge is only studied to become mindful of Allah. Verily, knowledge is only favored over other virtues because one is made conscious of Allah by it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 759 Al-Ghazali said, “Seeking knowledge is an act of worship of the […]

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Hadith on Wealth: The best wealth is gratitude, remembrance, and a faithful spouse

November 9, 2015

Thawban reported: When the verses about gold and silver were revealed, they said, “What kind of wealth should we acquire?” Umar said, “I will learn it for you.” He rode on his camel until he caught up to the Prophet and I followed him. Umar said, “O Messenger of Allah, what kind of wealth should we […]

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Hadith on Provision: Keep working for those you maintain as you are blessed by them

November 7, 2015

Anas ibn Malik reported: There were two brothers in the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, one of whom would attend the lessons of the Prophet and the other would engage in business. The businessman complained to the Prophet about his brother and the Prophet said, “Perhaps you are granted provision […]

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Hadith on Marriage: A man has a right to enjoy his wife but he may not harm her

October 28, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man calls his wife to bed and she refuses for no reason and he spends the night angry with her, then the angels will curse her until the morning.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 3065, Sahih Muslim 1436, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi […]

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Hadith on Neglect: It is sufficient sin for someone to neglect those he is responsible for

October 28, 2015

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is enough sin for a man to withhold from those who are dependent upon him.” Source: Sahih Muslim 996 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَفَى […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: Humility is a third of all knowledge

October 27, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If you are asked about something you do not know, then say: I do not know. Verily, saying so is a third of knowledge.” And Ibn Mas’ud said, “I say things that are my opinion. If they are correct, then they are from […]

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Hadith on Hope: Allah will save those who have fear and hope during death

October 25, 2015

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, entered upon a young man in the throes of death. The Prophet said, “How do you feel?” The man said, “By Allah, O Messenger of Allah, I hope in Allah and I fear for my sins.” The Prophet said, “These two feelings are […]

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Umar on Charity: The non-Muslims deserve their fair share of public charity

October 25, 2015

Abu Bakr Al-‘Absi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, saw a blind non-Muslim citizen abandoned at the gate of the city. Umar said, “What is the matter with you?” The man said, “I have been burdened by this tribute until I become blind and they left me here and no one […]

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Hadith on Children: The Prophet forcefully condemns the killing of children

October 25, 2015

Aswad ibn Sari’ reported: I came with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and I participated in the battle with him. I engaged in the skirmish that day until some people killed children. News of this reached the Prophet and he said, “What is wrong with these people who have transgressed […]

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Umar II on Tribute: The non-Muslims must have enough wealth to take care of themselves

October 25, 2015

Abu Ja’far reported: The commander of the faithful, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, passed by an old man among the non-Muslim citizens who was going from house to house begging for charity. Umar said, “We have not been fair to you that we have taken tribute from you in your youth and now you are helpless in […]

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Hadith on Concessions: Allah loves to make things easy for you

October 25, 2015

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah loves for you to take his concessions, just as he dislikes you to be disobedient.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 5832 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ […]

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Fudayl on Faith: The believer is happy for others and has good will towards others

October 21, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Admiration is part of faith and envy is part of hypocrisy. The believer admires others and does not envy others, and the hypocrite envies others and does not admire others. The believer overlooks the faults of others, admonishes others, and gives good advice. The hypocrite disgraces […]

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Fudayl on Justice: You may not harm anyone or anything without a just cause

October 20, 2015

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “By Allah, it is not lawful for you to harm a dog or a pig without a just cause, so how can you harm a Muslim?” Source: Siyar Aʻlām al-Nubalāʼ 8/427 عن الذهبي قَالَ الْفُضَيْلُ رحمه الله وَاللَّهِ مَا يَحِلُّ لَكَ أَنْ تُؤْذِيَ […]

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Hadith on Islam: The best Islam is to keep people safe from bad words and deeds

October 19, 2015

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: A man asked, “O Messenger of Allah, whose Islam is best?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those from whose tongue and hand people are safe.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 6714 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو إِنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ […]

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Qatadah on Measures: Fulfill the public trust as you would love it for yourself

October 19, 2015

Ar-Razi reported: Regarding the verse, “Woe to the defrauders,” (83:1), Qatadah said, “O son of Adam, fulfill the measure as you would love for it to be fulfilled for you, and be just as you would love justice for yourself.” Source: Tafseer Al-Kabir 83:3 عن الرازي في الآية وَيْلٌ لِّلْمُطَفِّفِينَ عَنْ قَتَادَةَ أَوْفِ يَا ابْنَ […]

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Umar at Jerusalem: The covenant of protection between Umar and the Christians

October 17, 2015

At-Tabari reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab made peace with the people of Jerusalem at Al-Jabiya and therein he wrote a single covenant for every village besides Jerusalem: In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. This is what is granted of security by the servant of Allah, Umar, the commander of the faithful, to the […]

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Ibn Abbas on Fatwa: The wisdom of Ibn Abbas in issuing different judgments

October 13, 2015

Sa’d ibn Ubaida reported: A man came to Ibn Abbas and he said, “Is there repentance for one who kills a believer?” Ibn Abbas said, “No, there is nothing but Hellfire.” After the man left, those sitting nearby said to him, “What is this? You have given us two different judgments, for earlier you judged […]

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Hamdun on Excuses: Make up to seventy excuses for your brother’s faults

October 11, 2015

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hamdun Al-Qassar said, “If one of your brothers commits an error, then seek seventy excuses for him. If your hearts do not accept it, then know that the fault is with yourselves.” Source: Shu’b Al-Iman 10436 عن البيهقي عن حمدون القصار قال إِذَا زَلَّ أَخٌ مِنْ إِخْوَانِكُمْ فَاطْلُبُوا لَهُ سَبْعِينَ عُذْرًا فَإِنْ لَمْ […]

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Hadith on Abuse: Do not revile and curse those who curse you

October 10, 2015

Jabir ibn Sulaim reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of pride, for Allah does not love pride. If a person abuses and reviles you in a matter he knows about you, then do not revile him in a matter you know about him, for then you will have his reward […]

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Hadith on Deeds: Allah rewards good deeds up to seven hundred times as much

October 5, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted said: If my servant intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then it is recorded for him as a good deed. If he does it, then it is recorded as ten good deeds […]

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Hadith on Masajid: The mosques of Allah are the gardens of Paradise

October 4, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you pass by the meadows of Paradise, then graze as you like.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what are the meadows of Paradise?” The Prophet said, “The mosques.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is its grazing?” The […]

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Hadith on Remembrance: The gatherings of remembrance are the gardens of Paradise

October 4, 2015

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you pass by the meadows of Paradise, then graze as you like.” They said, “What are the meadows of Paradise?” The Prophet said, “Circles of remembrance.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3510 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ […]

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Ali on Naseeha: The believers have good will and hypocrites intend evil for each other

October 3, 2015

Ibn Asakir reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the believers are people with good will between themselves even if they reside far away from each other. The hypocrites are people with malevolence between themselves.” Source: Tareekh Dimashq 23310 عن ابن عساكر قال علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله […]

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As-Sarakhsi on Human Rights: Allah people have sanctity, freedom, and property rights at birth

September 29, 2015

As-Sarakhsi Al-Hanafi said, “As Allah the Exalted created humanity to carry His trusts, He dignified them with reason and sacred inviolability in order to be responsible for the duties and rights of Allah placed over them. Then He granted them sanctity, freedom, and property rights for them to continue carrying out their trusts. Hence, this […]

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Hadith on Oppression: Allah is displeased when the oppressed become the oppressors

September 29, 2015

Hudhaifa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there were some people who were weak and poor, and they were being fought by a tyrannical people who outnumbered them. Then Allah allowed the weak to overcome them and they were given power and authority over their enemies and they […]

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Hadith on Arafat: The best supplication to say on the day of Arafat

September 23, 2015

Amr ibn Shu’aib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best supplication is that which is made on the day of Arafat. The best of it is what was said by myself and the prophets before me: There is no god but Allah alone without any partners, unto Him belong the […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Knowledge: Religion and medicine are the main branches of knowledge

September 17, 2015

Ibn Abi Hatim reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Indeed, knowledge is of two types: knowledge of the religion and knowledge of the world. The knowledge of religion is to achieve understanding (fiqh) and the knowledge of the world is medicine. Do not settle in a land in which there is no scholar […]

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Hadith on Deeds: The best deeds are consistent even if they are small

September 14, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly even if they are few.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 4240 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن أبي هريرة قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ […]

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Hadith on Hajj: Whoever dies during the pilgrimage will have its reward until the Hereafter

September 12, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever goes out for the Hajj pilgrimage and dies, then the reward of Hajj will be written for him until the Day of Resurrection. Whoever goes out for the Umrah pilgrimage and dies, then the reward of Umrah will be written […]

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Hadith on Peace: Allah forgives those who speak kindly and offer peace

September 9, 2015

Abu Shuraih reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me of a deed by which I will be admitted into Paradise.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among the deeds which necessitate forgiveness are offering peace and kind words.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 17950, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani In […]

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Hasan on Eid: Every day a Muslim obeys Allah is itself a celebration

September 1, 2015

Ibn Rajab reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Every day in which Allah is not disobeyed is a celebration. Every day the believer spends in obedience, servitude, remembrance, and gratitude is a celebration.” Source: Lata’if Al-Ma’arif 1/278 عن ابن رجب قال الحسن البصري رحمه الله تعالى كلُ يومٍ لا يُعصى اللهُ […]

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Hadith on Rage: Allah fills with faith those who swallow and control their anger

August 29, 2015

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever grants respite to someone in difficulty or alleviates him, then Allah will save him from the gates of Hell. No doubt, the deeds of Paradise are difficult to reach for they are atop a hill and the deeds of Hellfire […]

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Hadith on Fathers: The father is the middle gate of Paradise, so keep to it

August 17, 2015

Abu Ad-Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The father is the middle of the gates of Paradise, so keep this gate or lose it.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3663 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ سَمِعَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ الْوَالِدُ أَوْسَطُ أَبْوَابِ الْجَنَّةِ فَأَضِعْ […]

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Hadith on Supplication: If you want Allah to answer you in hardship, then supplicate in ease

August 13, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would be pleased for Allah to answer him during times of hardship and difficulty, then let him increase his supplications during times of ease.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3382 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ […]

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Umar on Leadership: How can the commander of the faithful lead unless he suffers with the people?

August 12, 2015

At-Tabari reported: The people of Medina and surrounding areas were afflicted by a famine during the leadership of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. The wind blew dust as if it were ashes, so it was called the year of ashes. Umar vowed never to taste butter, milk, or meat until the […]

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Umar on Judgment: The commander of the faithful judges with the truth in favor of the Jew

August 11, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was presented with a dispute between a Muslim and a Jew. Umar believed that the truth was on the side of the Jew, so he passed judgment in his favor. The Jew said to him, “By Allah, you have judged with the […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: The sinful monotheists will enter Hellfire first and then enter Paradise

August 11, 2015

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Some people who worshiped Allah alone will be punished in the Hellfire until they are coals. Then the mercy of Allah will reach them and they will be taken out and presented at the gates of Paradise. The people of Paradise will […]

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As-Suyuti on Law: There is no condemnation for Muslims who follow different scholarly opinions

August 10, 2015

As-Suyuti said, “A principle of Islamic law states that there is no condemnation of others in matters of scholarly disagreement. Rather, there is only condemnation in matters upon which all the scholars have agreed.” Source: Al-Ashbah wa Natha’ir 2/35 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Whoever acts according to the opinions of scholars in matters of juristic discretion (ijtihad) […]

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Hadith on Enthusiasm: He has succeeded whose enthusiasm for Islam is proper and moderate

August 5, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, everything has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has its limits. Whoever does so properly and moderately will have hope for success, but whoever earns fingers of accusation will not be deemed worthy.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2453, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Debate: I do not mind if Allah brings the truth through my opponent

August 1, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I never debated anyone except that I would love for him to be reconciled, to be satisfied, and to be helped and for him to be in the care of Allah and His protection. And I never debated with anyone except that I did […]

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Hadith on Islam: This religion will reach everywhere in the world and honor the believers

July 30, 2015

Tameem Ad-Dari reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “This matter will certainly reach every place reached by the night and day, and Allah will not leave a house or residence except that this religion will enter it, by which the honorable will be honored and the disgraceful […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: Blessed is one who often seeks forgiveness from Allah

July 30, 2015

Abdullah ibn Busr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed is he who finds many prayers for forgiveness in his record.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3818 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عن عبد الله بن بسر قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طُوبَى لِمَنْ وَجَدَ فِي صَحِيفَتِهِ اسْتِغْفَارًا كَثِيرًا […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Pray as if you are saying farewell to the world

July 26, 2015

Abu Ayyub reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me something and make it concise.” The Prophet said, “When you stand to pray, then pray as if it were a farewell prayer. Do not say anything for which you must apologize […]

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Umar on Humility: May Allah have mercy on one who shows me my flaws

July 26, 2015

Al-Ghazali reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, would say, “May Allah have mercy on the one who shows my faults to me.” Source: Ihya Ulum ud-Deen 182 عن الغزالي كَانَ عمر رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ يَقُولُ رَحِمَ اللَّهُ امْرَأً أَهْدَى إِلَيَّ عُيُوبِي 182 موعظة المؤمنين من إحياء علوم الدين

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Abu Ad-Darda on Learning: Knowledge and forbearance only come from nurturing these qualities

July 26, 2015

Raja’ ibn Haywah reported: Abu Ad-Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, knowledge only comes by learning and forbearance only comes by cultivating forbearance. Whoever aims for good will receive goodness and whoever seeks to evade evil will be protected from it.” Source: Rawdat Al-‘Uqala Ibn Hibban 100 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Sufyan on Confidence: If you know yourself, then you will not be harmed by slander and gossip

July 25, 2015

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Sufyan At-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you know yourself, then you will not be harmed by whatever is said about you.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awilya 6/390 عن ابن المبارك قَالَ قَالَ سُفْيَانُ الثَّوْرِيُّ رحمه الله إِذَا عَرَفْتَ نَفْسَكَ لَمْ يَضُرَّكَ مَا قِيلَ فِيكَ 6/390 حلية الأولياء وطبقات الأصفياء ذكر […]

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Hadith on Patience: A time will come when practicing Islam is like holding a hot coal

July 23, 2015

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people will see a time of patience in which someone adhering to his religion will be as if he were grasping a hot coal.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2260 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ […]

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Hadith on Night Decree: Supplication for forgiveness on Laylat Al-Qadr in Ramadan

July 12, 2015

Aisha reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I see that you know which night is the Night of Decree. What should I say during it?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Say: O Allah, you are pardoning and generous. You love to forgive, so forgive me.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi […]

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Hadith on Rights: Your own body has rights over you, so take care of it

July 6, 2015

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sent for Uthman ibn Mazh’un and he came. The Prophet said, “O Uthman, do you not desire my practice?” Uthman said, “O Messenger of Allah, no by Allah. I seek your practice.” The Prophet said, “Verily, I sleep and I pray, I fast and I […]

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Sulaiman on Fasting: You must behave with serenity and dignity while fasting

July 5, 2015

Ibn Mubarak reported: Sulaiman ibn Musa said, “When you fast, then let your hearing, seeing, and tongue fast from lies and do not harm your servants. You must behave with serenity and dignity. Do not make the days you fast the same as days you are not fasting.” Source: Az-Zuhd Ibn Mubarak 452 عن ابن […]

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Hadith on Persecution: The Prophet fought for religious freedom, not political authority

July 5, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: We were met by Abdullah ibn Umar and we hoped that he would narrate to us a good saying. A man approached him and he said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, tell us about fighting during times of persecution as Allah said: And fight until there is no more persecution.” (2:193) Ibn […]

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Umar on Marriage: Nothing benefits a man after faith as much as a righteous wife

June 15, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Nothing benefits a man after faith in Allah as much as a wife with good character, loving and fertile. Nothing harms a man after unbelief in Allah as much as a wife with evil character and a sharp tongue.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya […]

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Hadith on Funerals: The Prophet’s beautiful supplication for the deceased

June 11, 2015

Awf ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, performed the funeral prayer and I memorized his supplication, “O Allah, forgive him, have mercy on him, make him well, and pardon him. Dignify his residence and make his resting place spacious. Cleanse him with water, snow, and ice. Purify him […]

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Umar on Gratitude: O Allah, make us among the few who are grateful to you

June 9, 2015

Al-Qurtubi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, heard a man saying, “O Allah, make me among the few.” Umar said, “What is this supplication?” The man said, “I refer to the saying of Allah the Exalted: And few of My servants are grateful.” (34:13) Umar said, “All of the people know […]

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Hadith on Supplication: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from the evil I have done

June 8, 2015

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would say in his supplications, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from the evil I have done and the evil I have not done.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2716 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ […]

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Hadith on Supplication: The praise and glory of Allah remove sins like falling leaves

June 7, 2015

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by a tree with dry leaves, so he struck it with his staff making the leaves fall. The Prophet said, “Verily, the praise of Allah, the glorification of Allah, the declaration there is no God but Allah, and the exaltation […]

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Hasan on Responsibility: The believer is a guardian over himself and holds himself accountable

June 3, 2015

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, the believer is a guardian over himself and he holds himself accountable to Allah the Exalted. Verily, the reckoning will only be lightened on the Day of Resurrection for people who held themselves accountable in this world. Verily, the reckoning will only […]

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Ibrahim on Mercy: A man has wronged me so I will have mercy on him

June 2, 2015

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Ibrahim At-Taymi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Indeed, a man has wronged me, so I will have mercy on him.” Source: Siyar A’lam An-Nubula 5/61 عن الذهبي عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ التَّيْمِيِّ رحمه الله قَالَ إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَظْلِمُنِي فَأَرْحَمُهُ 5/61 سير أعلام النبلاء الطبقة الثانية إبراهيم بن يزيد

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Hadith on Benefit: Whoever can benefit his brother should do so

May 19, 2015

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: A man was stung by a scorpion while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Another man said, “O Messenger of Allah, I will supplicate over him.” The Prophet said, “Whoever among you is able to benefit his brother, then let him do so.” […]

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Hadith on Envy: People will be good as long as they do not envy one another

May 16, 2015

Damura ibn Tha’laba reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people will remain upon goodness as long as they do not envy each other.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 8079 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ ضَمُرَةَ بْنِ ثَعْلَبَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لا يَزَالُ النَّاسُ […]

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Abu Hazim on Worship: Allah will take care of those who worship Him well

May 16, 2015

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abu Hazim said, “No servant behaves well between himself and Allah except that Allah will set right what is between him and the creation. No servant behaves badly between himself and Allah except that Allah will ruin what is between him and the creation.” Source: Siyar A’lam An-Nubula 6/100 عن الذهبي وقال أبو […]

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Hadith on Muhammad: They would love to see the Prophet even at great cost to themselves

April 22, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the strongest in love for me in my nation are some people who will come after me. One of them would wish to see me even at the cost of his family and wealth.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2832 Grade: Sahih […]

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Hadith on Humility: Rather, I will be a prophet servant and not a king

April 16, 2015

Ibn Abbas reported: Allah sent an angel to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, along with the Angel Gabriel, upon him be peace. The angel said, “O Muhammad, Allah the Exalted has given you the choice to be a prophet servant or a prophet king.” The Prophet turned to Gabriel for advice and […]

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Hadith on Conflict: I will boast of your greater numbers, so do not fight each other

April 12, 2015

Sunabih Al-Ahmasi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No doubt I will reach the Cistern (al-hawd) ahead of you and I will be proud of your great numbers before the nations, so do not fight each other after me.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3944 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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Iyas on Hearts: The foolish man cannot recognize the defects in his own soul

April 12, 2015

Ibn Asakir reported: Iyas ibn Mu’awiya said, “No man does not recognize the defects in his soul except that he is the greatest fool.” It was said, “O Abu Wathila, what is your defect?” Iyas said, “Speaking too much.” Source: Tareekh Dimashq 7784 عن بن عساكر قَالَ إياس بْن مُعَاوِيَة ما من رجل لا يعرف […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: Ask Allah for knowledge which benefits you

April 11, 2015

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Ask Allah for beneficial knowledge and seek refuge in Allah from knowledge without benefit.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3843 Grade: Hasan (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَلُوا اللَّهَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَتَعَوَّذُوا بِاللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Wealth: I do not fear poverty for you, but rather the increase in wealth

April 10, 2015

Amr ibn Awf reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “By Allah, it is not poverty I fear for you, but rather I fear you will be given the wealth of the world just as it was given to those before you and you will compete for it just as […]

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Hadith on Tribulation: How will you be when the wealth of the world is given to you?

April 10, 2015

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the treasures of Persia and Rome were opened for you, what kind of people will you be?” Abdur Rahman ibn Awf said, “We will be as Allah has ordered us.” The Prophet said, “Perhaps you will be something else. […]

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