Faith الايمان

Hadith on Remembrance: Remove from Hell all who remembered Allah

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah says: Take out from the Hellfire whoever remembered me for a day or who feared to stand before me.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2594 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَنَسٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يَقُولُ اللَّهُ أَخْرِجُوا مِنْ النَّارِ […]

Hadith on Hearts: Allah turns the hearts whichever way he wills

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would often say, “O turner of the hearts, affirm my heart upon your religion!” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we believe in you and in that with which you were sent. Do you fear for us?” The Prophet said, “Yes, for the […]

Hadith on Hearts: I swear by the turner of the hearts

Ibn Umar reported: The oath of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was, “No, by the turner of the hearts!” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6253 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ كَانَتْ يَمِينُ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا وَمُقَلِّبِ الْقُلُوبِ 6253 صحيح البخاري كتاب الأيمان والنذور باب كيف كانت […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Angels: The angels bless those who give in charity

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there is an angel at a gate among the gates of Paradise, saying: Whoever offers a good loan today will be rewarded tomorrow! And there is an angel at another door, saying: O Allah, give repayment to one who spends […]

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

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

Hadith on Kindness: Allah supports kind and gentle people

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

Sin سيئة

Hadith on Quran: Ask only from Allah with the Quran

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever reads the Quran, then let him ask Allah by it. Verily, people will come who recite the Quran and ask people by it.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2917 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani […]

Hadith on Ramadan: A man expiates his sin of breaking fast by charity

Aisha reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and said that he was ruined. The Prophet said, “What is the matter?” He said, “I had intercourse with my wife while fasting in Ramadan.” Then a basket of dates was brought to the Prophet, and the Prophet said, “Where is […]

Hadith on Tribulation: A time of few scholars and many preachers

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, you are in a time of many scholars and few preachers. Whoever leaves a tenth of what he knows will be destroyed. There will come to people a time of few scholars and many preachers. Whoever holds fast to a tenth of […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Hadith on Doubts: Even the Prophets must overcome doubts in their faith

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “We are more likely to doubt than Abraham when he said: Lord, show me how you give life to the dead. Allah said: Do you not have faith? Abraham said: Of course, but rather to put my heart at rest.” (2:260) […]

Ibn Abbas on Pregnancy: A pregnant woman has permission to break fasting

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If a pregnant woman fears for herself and the nursing of her child during Ramadan, she should break her fast and in place of each day feed a poor person. She does not need to make up the fasts.” Source: Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī […]

Hadith on Hearts: Every human’s heart is in the hands of Allah

Umm Salamah reported:  I said, “O Messenger of Allah, you often supplicate saying: O turner of the hearts, affirm my heart upon your religion.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Umm Salamah, there is no human but that his heart is between the fingers of Allah. Whoever he wills […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Prayer: Pray two raka’at when entering and leaving home

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you leave your home, then pray two cycles (rak’atayn) to prevent you from an evil exit. And when you enter your home, then pray two cycles to prevent you from an evil entrance.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 8567 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to […]

Hadith on Eid: Wear your best clothes on Eid

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, would wear his best clothes on the days of the two Eids. Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 5667 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ نَافِعٍ أَنَّ ابْنَ عُمَرَ رضي الله عنه كَانَ يَلْبَسُ فِي الْعِيدَيْنِ أَحْسَنَ ثِيَابِهِ 5667 السنن الكبرى للبيهقي كتاب الجمعة باب التكبير […]

Hadith on Quran: Let him read from the Mushaf

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would be pleased to love Allah and his messenger, then let him read from the scripture (muṣḥaf).” Source: Mu’jam Ibn al-Muqri’ Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ […]

Scholars العلماء

Hadith on Hereafter: Worry about the Hereafter is a light in the heart

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Ja’far ibn Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Concern about the world is a darkness in the heart, and concern about the Hereafter is a light in the heart.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 543 عَنِ ابْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ رحمه الله قَالَ هَمُّ الدُّنْيَا ظُلْمَةٌ فِي الْقَلْبِ […]

Umar on Truth: Guide me to the truth and to follow it

Al-Buhuti reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Allah, show me the truth as truth and guide me to follow it. And show me the false as false and guide me to avoid it.” Source: Sharḥ al-Muntahá al-Irādāt 3/497 عن البهوتي قال عمر الله رضي الله عنه اللَّهُمَّ أَرِنِي الْحَقَّ حَقًّا وَوَفِّقْنِي […]

Ka’b on Mercy: Blessed are those who are merciful to creation

Ka’b reported: Allah Almighty said to Moses, upon him be peace, “O Moses, be soft in nature, for the most abhorred creation to me is one within whom is arrogance, in whose tongue is sharpness, and in whose heart is hardness. The most beloved character traits to me are mercy, compassion, kindness, and gentleness. O […]

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Khalid on Good: Hurry to good deeds before you lose an opportunity

June 6, 2017

Abu Nuaym reported: Khalid ibn Ma’dan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If a door of good is open for one of you, then let him rush to it. He does not know when it will be closed to him.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 5/211 عن أبي نعيم عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ مَعْدَانَ رحمه الله قَالَ إِذَا […]

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Abu Darda on Hypocrisy: A Muslim can lose his religion in a single moment

June 5, 2017

Jubair ibn Nufair reported: He heard Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, at the end of his prayer seeking refuge in Allah from hypocrisy and he continued to seek refuge from it. Jubair said, “What is the matter, O Abu Darda, with you and hypocrisy?” Abu Darda said, “Leave us alone! Leave us […]

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Hasan on Hypocrisy: Only believers fear committing acts of hypocrisy

June 5, 2017

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “No one fears hypocrisy but a believer, and no one feels safe from hypocrisy but a hypocrite.” Source: al-Jawāb al-Kāfī 1/42 عن ابن القيم عَنِ الْحَسَنِ قال رحمه الله مَا خَافَهُ (النفاق) إِلَّا مُؤْمِنٌ وَلَا أَمِنَهُ إِلَّا مُنَافِقٌ 1/42 الجواب الكافي لمن سأل عن […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Allah: If you seek Me, you will find Me

June 5, 2017

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: A divine narration states, “O son of Adam, I created you for My worship, so do not be diverted by amusement. I have made you responsible for My provision, so do not tire of working. O son of Adam, seek Me and you will find Me. If you find Me, you have […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: Whoever fasts Ramadan will have his sins forgiven

June 5, 2017

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Ramadan is a month in which Allah Almighty has obligated its fasting. And verily, I have instituted for Muslims the (recommended) practice of its prayer at night. Thus, whoever fasts it with faith and expecting reward will be […]

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Hudhaifa on Islam: The religion is divided into eight components

June 5, 2017

Silah reported: Hudhaifa, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Islam has eight parts. Islam is a part, prayer is a part, charity is a part, jihād is a part, Ḥajj pilgrimage is a part, fasting Ramadan is a part, enjoining good is a part, and forbidding evil is a part. He has failed who […]

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Hadith on Hygiene: Clean your nose three times in the morning

June 5, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you awakens from his sleep, then let him perform ablution and sniff water into his nose three times. Verily, Satan spends the night in the upper part of his nose.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3121, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 238 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi […]

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Hadith on Resurrection: Judgment for true believers will be short and easy

June 4, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Day of Resurrection for the believers will be like the length of time between noon and afternoon prayers.” Source: al-Firdaws lil-Daylamī 8893 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يَوْم الْقِيَامَة على الْمُؤمنِينَ […]

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Hadith on Khawarij: Violent rebels are the worst killed under heaven

June 4, 2017

Abu Ghalib reported: Abu Umamah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The khawārij are the worst of those slain under the heavens, and the best of those slain are those who were killed by them. They are the dogs of Hellfire. They were Muslims and then became unbelievers.” I said, “O Abu Umamah, is […]

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Malik on Knowledge: Muslims should never stop learning

June 1, 2017

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is not befitting for anyone with knowledge to give up learning.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 423 عن ابن عبد البر قال مالك بن أنس رحمه الله لا يَنْبَغِي لأَحَدٍ يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ الْعِلْمُ أَنْ يَتْرُكَ التَّعَلُّمَ 423 جامع بيان العلم وفضله […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: If he comes to me walking, I come to him running

June 1, 2017

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty says: Whoever comes with a good deed will have the reward of ten like it and even more. Whoever comes with an evil deed will be recompensed for one evil deed like it or he will be forgiven. Whoever […]

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Hasan on Mosques: Only discuss the Hereafter in the Masjid

May 31, 2017

Abu Hazim reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “There will come a time upon people when their discussions in the mosques will be about the affairs of their world. Allah has no need of it, so do not sit with them.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 34622 عَنْ أَبِي حَازِمٍ عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Alcohol: Stubborn wine drinkers become idol worshipers

May 31, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one addicted to wine becomes like a worshiper of idols.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3375 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مُدْمِنُ الْخَمْرِ كَعَابِدِ وَثَنٍ 3375 سنن ابن ماجه كتاب الأشربة […]

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Uthman on Khamr: Alcohol is the mother of all evil deeds

May 31, 2017

Al-Harith reported: Uthman, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Stay away from wine, for it is the mother of wickedness. By Allah, faith and addiction to wine cannot be combined but that one of them will eventually expel the other.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 5666 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن الحارث قال عثمان […]

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Hadith on Supplication: He asked Allah by his greatest name

May 29, 2017

Buraydah ibn Al-Husayb reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, heard a man supplicating, saying, “O Allah, I ask you by my testimony that you are Allah, there is no God but you, the One, the Eternal Refuge who does not give birth and was not born and to whom no one is […]

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Hadith on Jerusalem: Sins will be forgiven for praying at Masjid Al-Aqsa

May 29, 2017

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Solomon son of David, peace and blessings be upon him, built the Sacred House, he asked Allah Almighty for the three things throughout. Solomon asked Allah Almighty for judgment coinciding with His judgment, and he was given it. Solomon […]

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Ibrahim on Fasting: Telling falsehood breaks a person’s fasting

May 29, 2017

Al-A’mash reported: Ibrahim Al-Nakh’I, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous predecessors used to say that telling lies will break the fast.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8888 عَنِ الْأَعْمَشِ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ النخعي رحمه الله قَالَ كَانُوا يَقُولُونَ (السلف) الْكَذِبُ يُفْطِرُ الصَّائِمَ 8888 مصنف ابن أبي شيبة

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Mujahid on Fasting: Backbiting and lies will harm fasting

May 29, 2017

Layth reported: Mujahid, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever is safe from two characteristics will secure his fasting: backbiting and falsehood.” Source: Faḍāʼil al-Awqāt 65 عَنْ لَيْثٍ عَنْ مُجَاهِدٍ رحمه الله قَالَ خَصْلَتَانِ مَنْ حَفِظَهُمَا سَلِمَ لَهُ صَوْمُهُ الْغِيبَةُ وَالْكَذِبُ 65 فضائل الأوقات للبيهقي

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Maymun on Fasting: Easiest part of fasting is not eating or drinking

May 29, 2017

Ja’far reported: Maymun ibn Mihran, may Allah have mercy on him, would say, “Verily, the easiest part of fasting is leaving food and drink.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 3373 عن جعفر عن ميمون بن مهران رحمه الله كان يقول إِنَّ أَهْوَنَ الصَّوْمِ تَرْكُ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ 3373 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي

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Abu Aliyah on Fasting: Backbiting ruins fasting as worship

May 29, 2017

Ibn As-Sari reported: Abu Al-‘Alyiah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The fasting person is in an act of worship as long as he does not backbite anyone, even if he is sleeping on his bed.” Source: al-Zuhd li Hannād ibn al-Sarī 1202 عن هناد بن السري عَنْ أَبِي الْعَالِيَةِ رحمه الله قَالَ الصَّائِمُ […]

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Umar on Fasting: True fasting is to avoid sins and vain talk

May 28, 2017

Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Fasting is not merely from food and drink. Rather, it is from lies, falsehood, vain talk, and swearing.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8683 عَنْ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ لَيْسَ الصِّيَامُ مِنْ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ وَحْدَهُ وَلَكِنَّهُ مِنْ الْكَذِبِ وَالْبَاطِلِ وَاللَّغْوِ وَالْحَلِفِ 8683 مصنف […]

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Hadith on Charity: On the door of Paradise is inscribed the virtue of charity

May 27, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man entered Paradise. I saw written upon its door: Charity is multiplied by ten times, and a good loan is multiplied by eighteen times.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 7976 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللهِ […]

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Jabir on Fasting: You must fast from sins with dignity and tranquility

May 27, 2017

Sulaiman ibn Musa reported: Jabir, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “When you fast, then let your hearing, seeing, and tongue fast as well from falsehood and sins, and avoid harming your servants. Rather, you must have dignity and tranquility on the day of your fasting. Do not make days you do not fast […]

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Ali on Justice: Treat others as you want to be treated

May 25, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever intends from himself to be fair to people, then let him love for them as he loves for himself.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 44955 عن ابن عساكر قَالَ عَلِيٌّ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ فَلْيُحِبَّ لَهُمْ مَا […]

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Abdullah on Justice: If you want to be fair, treat others as yourself

May 25, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would love for himself to be just with people, then let him treat people the way he would love to be treated.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 10375 عن البيهقي قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْعُودٍ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ […]

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