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Faith الايمان

Hadith on Praise: Exalt, glorify, and praise Allah before asking in prayer

Anas ibn Malik reported: Umm Salamah came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and she said, “Teach me some words to say in my prayer.” The Prophet said, “Exalt Allah ten times, glorify Allah ten times, praise Allah ten times, then ask for whatever you wish. Allah will say: Yes, yes.” Source: […]

Hadith on Prayers: Whoever keeps up the five prayers will never enter Hellfire

Hanzala Al-Asaydi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever guards the five prayers, their ablution and their timing and their bowing and their prostration and knowing they are the right of Allah over him, then Allah will forbid him from entering Hellfire.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 17882 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

Hadith on Sincerity: Make your deeds purely for Allah and no one else

Ad-Dahhak reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty says: I am the best partner, for whoever associates another partner with me, then it is only done for the sake of my partner.” The Prophet said, “O people! Make your deeds sincere for Allah Almighty. Verily, Allah does not […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Character: A house in paradise for those with honesty and character

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever abandons lies in support of falsehood, then a house will be built for him in the surroundings of Paradise. Whoever abandons arguments even though he is right, then a house will be built for him in its middle. And […]

Hadith on Righteousness: The Prophet’s sword contained righteous sayings

Ali reported: When the weapon of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had been assembled, I found on the handle or blade of his sword three sayings, “Maintain relations with those who cut you off, speak the truth even if it is against yourself, and be good to one who is evil to […]

Hadith on Charity: The man who gave charity to the thief and the prostitute

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man intended to give charity, so he went out with his charity and placed it in the hands of a thief. In the morning, people were saying: Charity was given to a thief! The man said: O Allah, praise be […]

Sin سيئة

Hadith on Aggression: The Prophet’s sword condemns unjust killing

Aisha reported: I found an engraving on the sword of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, that wrote, “Verily, the worst of people in insolence are those who strike at whoever did not strike them, a man who kills those who did not fight him, and a man who claims allegiance […]

Hadith on Idolatry: Beware the lesser idolatry, ostentation in worship

Ma’qil ibn Yasar reported: I departed with Abu Bakr to meet the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Prophet said, “O Abu Bakr, there is idolatry among you more hidden than the crawling of an ant.” Abu Bakr said, “Is there idolatry other than to make another god alongside Allah?” The Prophet […]

Hadith on Ostentation: Whoever worships to show off commits lesser idolatry

Shidad ibn Aws reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever prays to be seen has associated partners with Allah. Whoever fasts to be seen has associated partners with Allah.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 2967 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Kathir عَنْ شَدَّادِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قَالَ […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junaid ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous man is not he who loves for people what he loves for himself. Rather, […]

Hadith on Hypocrisy: The Prophet refuses to kill a hypocrite among them

Jabir reported: We were with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, during an expedition and a man from the Muhājirīn kicked a man from the Anṣār. The Anṣārī called out, “O Anṣār!” And the Muhājir called out, “O Muhājirīn!” The Messenger of Allah said, “What is this call of ignorance?” They said, “O […]

Ibn Mas’ud on Trials: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from misguiding trials

Al-Qurtubi reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not say: O Allah, fortify me from trials! Indeed, not one of you returns to his family and children but that it is included among the trials. Rather, say: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from trials of misguidance!” Source: Tafsīr al-Qurṭubī […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Unlawful: Protect yourself with a barrier of what is lawful

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Make between yourself and the unlawful a barrier of what is lawful. Whoever does so will clear himself in regard to his honor and his religion. A shepherd who grazes near the side of a sanctum will nearly fall into […]

Hadith on Wisdom: The Prophet’s wise advice for Abu Dharr

Abu Dharr reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I advise you to be mindful of Allah Almighty, for it will beautify all of your affairs.” I said, “Tell me more.” The Prophet said, “You must recite the Quran and remember Allah Almighty, for […]

Hadith on Health: All praise to Allah who has given me well-being

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would say upon exiting the lavatory, “All praise is due to Allah who has removed the harm and given me health.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 301 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ash-Shawkani عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

Scholars العلماء

Ahmad on Character: Part of good character is to be patient and retrain anger

Ibn Rajab reported: Imam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Good character is to not get angry or enraged. And good character is to patiently endure what comes from people.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 1/457 #18 عن ابن رجب قَالَ الْإِمَامُ أَحْمَدُ رحمه الله حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ لَا تَغْضَبَ وَلَا تَحْتَدَّ وَحُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ […]

Ath-Tha’labi on Piety: True piety is to not feel shame for anything in the heart

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Some of the wise men said, “A man does not reach the peak of righteousness (al-taqwa) until it is such that, were he to place what is in his heart on a plate and go around the market with it, he would not be ashamed of anything on it.” Source: al-Kashf wal-Bayān 1/144 […]

Abu Ya’qub on Honesty: The honest person acts on truth in public and private

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abu Ya’qub An-Nahrajuri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Honesty is to be consistent with the truth in private and public. The reality of honesty is to speak the truth in matters of grave importance.” Source: Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā’ 11/465 عن الذهبي قال أبو يعقوب النهرجوري رحمه الله الصِّدْقُ موَافقَةُ الحَقِّ فِي […]

More Hadith

Hadith on Prayer: Aisha finds the Prophet praying at night

February 19, 2017

Aisha reported: One night I missed the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and I imagined that he had gone to some of his other wives. I search for him and returned only to find him bowing and prostrating in prayer and saying, “Glory be to you and your praise, there is no God […]

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Hadith on Reflection: Think deeply about the blessings of Allah

February 14, 2017

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Reflect deeply upon the blessings of Allah, but do not reflect upon the essence of Allah.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6489 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَفَكَّرُوا فِي آلاءِ اللَّهِ وَلا […]

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Hadith on Reflection: Think about wonders in creation, but not Allah’s essence

February 14, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Reflect deeply upon the creation, but do not reflect upon the essence of the Creator. Verily, his essence cannot be known other than to believe in it.” Source: Musnad al-Rabī’ 742 Grade; Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Tribulation: In the darkest of trials, stay inside and hide yourselves

February 7, 2017

Jundub ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come after me a tribulation like the dark of night, in which a man will awaken as a believer and enter evening as an unbeliever, or awaken as an unbeliever and enter evening as a believer.” A man […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Good will and honest intentions protect from malice, deception

February 7, 2017

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are three traits by which a believer will not be deceived or consumed by hatred: sincerity in deeds for Allah, offering good will to the Muslims, and keeping to their community.” Source: Musnad al-Shāmiyyīn 1279 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic […]

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Sufyan on Honesty: You must be truthful in everything you do

February 7, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “You must be honest in all things. Beware of lying and treachery and sitting with those who commit them, for it will all be a burden of sin. Beware, my brother, of ostentation in words and deeds, as it is a form of […]

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Al-Kattani on Islam: The religion of Allah is truth, justice, and honesty

February 6, 2017

Al-Ghazali reported: Muhammad ibn Ali Al-Kattani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have found that the religion of Allah Almighty is built upon three pillars: truth, honesty, and justice. Truth is in the body, justice is in the heart, and honesty is in the mind.” Source: Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn 4/387 عن الغزالي عن […]

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Abu Al-Aliyah on Sincerity: Beware not to do good deeds for anyone besides Allah

February 5, 2017

Abu Al-Aliyah reported: The companions of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “Do not do a good deed for anyone besides Allah, for Allah will leave you in the charge of the one for whom you did it.” Source: al-Zuhd li Hannād Ibn al-Sarī 2/435 عَنْ أَبِي الْعَالِيَةِ قَالَ قَالَ لِي […]

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Mutarrif on Sincerity: The true servants of Allah are pure inwardly and outwardly

February 5, 2017

Ibn As-Sari reported: Mutarrif, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, when the inward state of the servant matches his public behavior, Allah says: This is my true servant.” Source: al-Zuhd li Hannād Ibn al-Sarī 530 عن ابن السري عَنْ مُطَرِّفٍ رحمه الله قَالَ إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ إِذَا اسْتَوَتْ سَرِيرَتُهُ وَعَلَانِيَتُهُ قَالَ اللَّهُ هَذَا عَبْدِي حَقًّا […]

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Umar on Intention: The best action is to have a sincere intention with Allah

February 5, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best deeds are to fulfill the obligations of Allah, to be mindful of the prohibitions of Allah, and to have an honest intention before Allah Almighty.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 38 عن ابن رجب قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ […]

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Hadith on Intention: Religious deeds for the sake of the world have no reward

February 4, 2017

Ubay ibn Ka’b reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Give glad tidings to this nation of honor, victory, and stability. Yet, whoever does a deed of the Hereafter for the sake of the world, then he will have no portion of it in the Hereafter.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 20717 Grade: Sahih […]

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Hadith on Jihad: Only jihad for the right reason and method is rewarded

February 4, 2017

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Expeditions are of two kinds. As for one who seeks the countenance of Allah, obeys the leader, spends in charity from his precious possessions, shows leniency to his colleagues, and avoids corruption, then the entirety of his sleep and vigilance […]

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Hadith on Intention: People are only judged by their intentions

February 4, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the people will be raised for judgment only according to their intentions.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4229 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّمَا يُبْعَثُ النَّاسُ عَلَى نِيَّاتِهِمْ 4229 […]

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Hadith on Ostentation: Allah does not accept good deeds shared with partners

February 2, 2017

Abu Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah gathers the people on the Day of Resurrection, a day of which there is no doubt, an announcement will be made: To those who shared with anyone in deeds done for Allah, then let him seek his reward from […]

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Bilal on Hypocrisy: Do not show people two faces with an evil heart

February 2, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Bilal ibn Sa’d, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Do not be one with two faces and two tongues, making a show for people to praise you while your heart is wicked.” Source: al-Ikhlāṣ li Ibn Abī Dunyā 28 عن ابن أبي الدنيا قال بلال بن سعد رحمه الله لَا […]

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Ibn Mu’adh on Intention: Sincerity distinguishes good deeds from evil deeds

February 1, 2017

Abu Hayyan reported: Ibn Mu’adh, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Sincerity distinguishes good deeds from sins just as milk is distinguished from filth and blood.” Sa’eed ibn Jubair, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Sincerity is to not associate partners with Allah in one’s religion and to not display ostentation in good deeds […]

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Umar on Sincerity: Whoever is sincere will have his affairs taken care of by Allah

February 1, 2017

Amir Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab wrote to Abu Musa, may Allah be pleased with them both, saying, “Whoever purifies his intention, then Allah will take care of his affairs between people. And whoever embellishes for people what Allah knows is not in his heart, then Allah Almighty will disgrace him.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 1/50 […]

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Abu Sulaiman on Sincerity: Blessed are those who walk sincerely to Allah

February 1, 2017

Ibn Qudamah reported: Abu Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Blessed is he who takes a single step desiring nothing but Allah Almighty.” And Ma’ruf Al-Karkhi, may Allah have mercy on him, would strike himself and say, “O my soul! Be sincere and purify yourself!” Source: Minhāj al-Qāṣdīn 1/365 عن ابن قدامة قال […]

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Junaid on Sincerity: Acts of sincerity lead to every door of righteousness

February 1, 2017

Al-Ghazali reported: Al-Junaid, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, Allah has servants who use their minds. When they reason, they act. When they act, they are sincere. Sincerity calls them to all of the gates of righteousness.” As-Susi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Allah only desires sincerity in the deeds of […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Sincerity: The best deed is to be sincere to Allah

February 1, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Ibn Al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which deed is best?” Ibn Al-Mubarak said, “Sincerity to Allah.” Source: al-Amr bil-Ma’rūf li Ibn Abī Dunyā 71 عن ابن أبي الدنيا أَنَّ ابْنَ الْمُبَارَكِ رحمه الله سُئِلَ أَيُّ الْأَعْمَالِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ النُّصْحُ لِلَّهِ 71 الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر لابن أبي […]

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Fudayl on Sincerity: The righteous became so by generosity, purity, and sincerity

January 31, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Those who achieved never did so, in our view, with an abundance of fasts, nor prayers. Indeed, they only achieved, in our view, with the spirit of generosity, purity of heart, and sincerity to the community.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 8/103 قَالَ الفضيل رحمه الله […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: The best act of worship is sincerity to Allah

January 31, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: The most beloved act with which my servant worships me is sincerity for my sake.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 21687 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَحَبُّ […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Muslims with sincere faith will never enter Hellfire forever

January 27, 2017

Itban ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to me one morning and a man said, “Where is Malik ibn Ad-Dukhsun?” Another man among us said, “That one is a hypocrite! He does not love Allah and his messenger!” The Prophet said to him, “Do you not agree […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Whoever has sincere faith will never enter Hellfire forever

January 27, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and Mu’adh ibn Jabal were riding together on a journey. The Prophet said, “O Mu’adh ibn Jabal!” Mu’adh said, “I am here, O Messenger of Allah, at your service.” The Prophet said, “No one testifies that there is no God but Allah and […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Allah accepts no good deeds unless they are sincere

January 27, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “If a man battles for the sake of reward and fame, what do you think he has?” The Prophet said, “He has nothing.” The man repeated his question three times and the Prophet said, “He has nothing.” […]

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Ayyub on Pardon: Nobility is in detachment from the world and in forgiveness

January 22, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Ayyub As-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not achieve nobility until he has two qualities: to be indifferent to what people possess, and to pardon them.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā’ 1/167 عن ابن حبان قال قال أَيُّوبَ السِّخْتِيَانِيَّ رحمه الله لا يَنْبُلُ الرَّجُلُ حَتَّى تَكُونَ فِيهِ خَصْلَتَانِ الْعِفَّةُ […]

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Hadith on Eden: Allah forgives those who mixed evil and good deeds

January 22, 2017

Samrah ibn Jundab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two angels came to me in the night and took me until we arrived at a city built with gold and silver bricks. We met some men whose first half was the most beautiful you had ever seen, and second […]

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Ali on Faith: Patience is to faith like a head is to a body

January 22, 2017

Masruq reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, patience is to faith as the head is to the body. If the head is cut, the body will perish.” Then Ali raised his voice and he said, “No doubt, there is no faith for one without patience!” Source: al-Ṣabr li […]

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Hadith on Patience: Reward for patience at first strike is Paradise

January 22, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted says: O son of Adam, if you are patient and restrained at the first moment of trauma, then I would not be satisfied with any reward for you less than Paradise.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 1597 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Hadith on Funerals: Muslims whose good is witnessed enter Paradise

January 22, 2017

Umar ibn Al-Khattab reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whenever four persons testify to the goodness of a Muslim, then he will enter Paradise.” We said, “And three?” The Prophet said, “Even three.” We said, “And two?” The Prophet said, “Even two.” Thereafter we did not ask about only one person. […]

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Hadith on Society: How can Allah support a nation who does not care for the weak?

January 19, 2017

Jabir reported: When the emigrants returned to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, from across the sea, the Prophet said, “Will you not tell me about the most amazing things you saw in the land of Abyssinia?” They said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah. While we were sitting, an elderly […]

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Hasan on Character: Good character is generosity, charity, and love

January 9, 2017

Al-Washa’ reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about good character and he said, “It is generosity, charitable giving, and loving kindness towards people.” Source: al-Muwashā 1/28 عن الوشاء قال سُئِل الحسن عن حُسن الخُلق فقال الكرم والبذلة والتَّودُّد إلى النَّاس 1/28 الموشى الظرف والظرفاء

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Al-Baqir on Character: Kindness and good character are all that is good

January 9, 2017

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Muhammad ibn Ali Al-Baqir, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever has qualities of character and kindness has been given all that is good and comforting. His situation will be pleasant in his life and in his Hereafter. And whoever is deprived of qualities of kindness and character, then it will […]

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Raja on Islam: How excellent is Islam when it is adorned by faith

January 9, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Raja’ ibn Haywah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “How excellent is Islam when it is adorned with faith! And how excellent is faith when it is adorned with mindfulness! And how excellent is mindfulness when it is adorned with knowledge! And how excellent is knowledge when it is adorned with […]

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Umar II on Kindness: None is kind but that Allah will be kind to him

January 4, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most beloved matters to Allah are three: forgiveness in a position of power, moderation in a position of affluence, and gentleness in worship. And no one is kind to another in this world but that Allah will be gentle with […]

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Umar on Obedience: No better way to respond to sin than to obey Allah

December 21, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no recompense for those who disobey Allah regarding you like you obeying Allah regarding him. And you must adhere to the truth, even if the truth kills you.” Source: Rawḍah al-‘Uqalā 52 عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيِّبِ عَنْ عن عمر […]

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Hadith on Kindness: Good character builds a house in Paradise and increases life

December 21, 2016

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, whoever has been given the quality of kindness has been given his portion of good in this life and in the Hereafter. Maintaining family ties, good character, and good treatment of neighbors will build their heavenly abodes and increase their life spans.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Quran: Teach the Quran but do not use it to gain wealth

December 20, 2016

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Learn the Quran. When you teach it to others, then do not exaggerate with it, do not be crude with it, do not earn your livelihood from it, and do not accumulate wealth by it.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15239 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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Umar II on Humility: The caliph commands his son to sell his valuable jewelry

December 18, 2016

Al-Qurtubi reported: It reached Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, that his son purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so he wrote to him saying: Indeed, I have heard that you purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so sell it and feed a thousand starving people and buy a […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The scholars are successors and inheritors of the prophets

December 18, 2016

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The scholars are the successors of the prophets. Verily, the prophets do not pass on gold and silver coins, but rather they only impart knowledge.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 10/68 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bazzār عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ […]

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Hadith on Treachery: Years of deceit and misplaced authority will come

December 18, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Years of treachery will come over people in which liars are believed and the truthful are denied, the deceitful are trusted and the trustworthy are considered traitors, and the al-Ruwaybaḍah will deliver speeches.” It was said, “Who are the al-Ruwaybaḍah?” The […]

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Hadith on Lies: The believer may commit many sins but can never lie

December 18, 2016

Safwan ibn Sulaim reported: It was said to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Can the believer be a coward?” The Prophet said yes. It was said, “Can the believer be a miser?” The Prophet said yes. It was said, “Can the believer be a liar?” The Prophet said no. Source: […]

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Hadith on Charity: Good deeds protect us from an evil fate in the Hereafter

December 17, 2016

Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Good works protect from evil fates. Charity in secret extinguishes the wrath of the Lord, maintaining family ties increases life span, and every good deed is charity. The people of good in the world are the people of good in the […]

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Hadith on Neighbors: Two neighbors will be the first to dispute on Judgment Day

December 14, 2016

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the first disputants on the Day of Resurrection will be two neighbors.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16921 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَوَّلُ خَصْمَيْنِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ جَارَانِ […]

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Hadith on Daughters: Your daughters are your precious companions

December 14, 2016

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not hate your daughters, for they are your precious companions.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16922 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا تُكْرِهُوا الْبَنَاتِ فَإِنَّهُنَّ الْمُؤْنِسَاتُ الْغَالِيَاتُ 16922 […]

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Hadith on Kindness: Whoever is gentle has been blessed with good

December 14, 2016

Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever has the quality of kindness has been given his portion of goodness. And whoever is deprived of the quality of kindness has been deprived of his portion of goodness.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2013 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ […]

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Hadith on Praise: All praise to Allah who has provided for us

December 14, 2016

Abu Sa’eed reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, ate or drank, he would say, “All praise is due to Allah who has fed us, given us drink, and has made us Muslims.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3457 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ كَانَ […]

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Hadith on Self: The Prophet seeks refuge in Allah from having an evil soul

December 14, 2016

Abu Rashid reported: Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me what to say in the morning and evening.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Abu Bakr, say: O Allah, originator of the heavens and earth, knower of the seen and unseen, […]

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Qasim on Religion: Piety, night worship, and a pure heart are the best virtues

December 14, 2016

Al-Khateeb reported: Qasim Al-Juwai’, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The religion is based upon devotion. The best worship is undergone in the night, and the best of paths to Paradise is to have a pure heart.” Source: Al-Zuhd wal Raqa’iq 32 عن الخطيب عن قاسم الجوعي رحمه الله قال أَصْلُ الدِّينِ الْوَرَعُ وَأَفْضَلُ […]

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Mu’awiya on Insight: A man has little insight until his forbearance is strong

December 14, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Mu’awiya, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A man will not achieve the range of insight until his forbearance overcomes his ignorance and his patience overcomes his desires. And he will not achieve that unless his forbearance is strong.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 63923 عن ابن عساكر مُعَاوِيَةُ رضي الله عنه لا […]

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Ibn Dinar on Hereafter: You will reap in the Hereafter what you sow in this life

December 13, 2016

Abi Hatim reported: Malik ibn Dinar, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is written in the Torah: As you deal with others, so are you dealt with. As you reap, so shall you sow.” Source: al-Zuhd lī-Abi Ḥātim 78 عن أبي حاتم عَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ دِينَارٍ رحمه الله قَالَ مَكْتُوبٌ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ كَمَا تَدِينُ […]

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Sufyan on Jihad: We only fight idolaters if they fight us first

December 7, 2016

Al-Shaybānī reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Fighting the idolaters is not an obligation unless they begin it themselves, in which case it is required to fight them in defense.” Source: Sharḥ al-Siyar al-Kabīr 1/187 عن الشيباني قال سفيان الثوري رحمه الله الْقِتَالُ مَعَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ لَيْسَ بِفَرْضٍ إلَّا أَنْ تَكُونَ الْبِدَايَةُ مِنْهُمْ […]

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Hadith on Truth: Verify information before you rely upon it

December 7, 2016

Abu Qilabah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is an evil mount for a man to rely upon what others merely assert.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4972 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Al-Sakhāwī said, “Indeed, it is said ‘they imagine…’ in their speech without attribution or verification, […]

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Hadith on Charity: To give in charity is like emancipating slaves

December 5, 2016

Al-Bara’ ibn Azib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever donates a gift of milk or a piece of silver or who guides others through a strait will have the reward as if he has freed a slave.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1957 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عن […]

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Hadith on Innovation: Every religious innovation erases a Sunnah tradition

December 5, 2016

Ghudayf ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People do not contrive an innovation in religion except that it disposes of a corresponding prophetic tradition (sunnah).” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16522 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ غُضَيْفِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Desires: The Prophet fears Muslims will follow desires and lusts

December 5, 2016

Abu Barzah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among what I fear for you are the seductive temptations in your stomachs and private parts and the misguidance of desires.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 19274 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَبِي بَرْزَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ […]

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Hadith on Quran: Hold fast to the Quran and you will never be misguided

December 5, 2016

Jubair ibn Mu’tam reported: We were with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, at Al-Juhfah. The Prophet said, “Do you not bear witness that there is no God but Allah and that I am the messenger of Allah and that the Quran has come from Allah?” We said, “Of course.” The Prophet said, […]

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

December 3, 2016

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

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

December 3, 2016

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

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

December 3, 2016

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

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

November 30, 2016

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

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

November 30, 2016

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

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

November 29, 2016

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

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Hadith on Peace: Spread peace and you will receive peace

November 25, 2016

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

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

November 24, 2016

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

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

November 12, 2016

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

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

November 12, 2016

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

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

November 12, 2016

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

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

November 12, 2016

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

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

November 9, 2016

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

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

November 6, 2016

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

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

November 6, 2016

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

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

November 6, 2016

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

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

November 2, 2016

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

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

November 2, 2016

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

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

November 2, 2016

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

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Awn on Improvement: Be a better person day after day

October 31, 2016

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

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

October 31, 2016

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

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

October 31, 2016

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

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

October 31, 2016

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

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

October 31, 2016

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

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

October 31, 2016

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

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

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 27, 2016

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

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Makhul on Slander: May Allah forgive him for being inexperienced

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 27, 2016

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

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

October 26, 2016

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

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

October 25, 2016

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

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Hadith on Character: Noble morals and manners leads to Paradise

October 25, 2016

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

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

October 5, 2016

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

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Hadith on Pardon: Conceal legal offenses from punishment if possible

October 5, 2016

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

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

October 3, 2016

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

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

September 30, 2016

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

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

September 23, 2016

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

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Hadith on Ease: Allah does not need unnecessary hardship

September 23, 2016

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

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

September 23, 2016

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

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

September 21, 2016

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

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

September 15, 2016

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

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

September 15, 2016

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

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

September 15, 2016

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

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

September 15, 2016

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

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

September 10, 2016

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

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