Faith الايمان

Hadith on Supplication: Allah responds directly to every supplication

Anas reported: A bedouin came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me what is good.” The Prophet took him by the hand and he said, “Say: Glory be to Allah, all praise is due to Allah, there is no God but Allah, and Allah […]

Hadith on Purity: Angels supplicate for those who sleep with ablution

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Purify these bodies of yours that Allah may purify you. No servant retires for the night in a state of purity but that an angel resides with him in his bed. Every time he turns about for an hour, the angel […]

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 […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Water: Giving water to the thirsty is great charity

Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3664 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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: […]

Sin سيئة

Hadith on Provision: Seek provision through obedience to Allah

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the Holy Spirit impressed upon my mind that a soul will never die until it completes its term and has taken in all of its provision. Thus, be proper in your seeking provision and do not let a restriction of […]

Amr on Hypocrisy: He sees a speck in another’s eye, but not a log in his own

Ali ibn Rabah reported: Amr ibn al-‘As, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I am bewildered by a man who flees from fate and is in battle with it. He sees the mote in the eye of his brother, yet he places a beam in his own eye. He brings out resentment in the […]

Hadith on Sham: If the Syrian people are corrupted, the Ummah is corrupted

Qurrah ibn Iyas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the people of Syria (al-Shām) are corrupted, then there will be no good in you. A group among my nation will continue to be supported, unharmed by those who fail them until the establishment of the Hour.” Source: Sunan […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Hadith on Wealth: The best wealth is gratitude and a righteous spouse

Thawban reported: When the verse was revealed, “And those who hoard gold and silver,” (9:43), some of the companions said, “This was revealed about gold and silver. Were it only revealed that we may know which wealth is best to take.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best wealth is a […]

Hadith on Recitation: Surat al-Fatihah is enough in prayer, but more is better

Ata’ reported: Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him said, “In every prayer is a recitation. Prayers that were recited aloud by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, we have recited aloud to you, and what he recited silently we have kept silent with you. Whoever recites the foundation of the Book […]

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) […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Sleep: The Prophet’s supplication for sleep and wakening

Hudhaifa reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, laid down at night, he would place his hand under his cheek and then say, “O Allah, in your name I die and I live.” When he would awaken, he would say, “All praise is due to Allah who has given us life after […]

Hadith on Dignity: Calm manners are an essential part of Prophethood

Abdullah ibn Sarjis reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Good composure, consideration, and moderation are among the forty parts of prophecy.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2010 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سَرْجِسَ الْمُزَنِيِّ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ السَّمْتُ الْحَسَنُ وَالتُّؤَدَةُ وَالِاقْتِصَادُ جُزْءٌ مِنْ أَرْبَعَةٍ […]

Hadith on Silence: The Prophet was often silent, and sometimes laughed

Simak reported: I said to Jabir ibn Samrah, “Have you sat with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him?” Jabir said, “Yes, and he would observe silence for long periods of time and laugh little. His companions would mention poetry in his presence and some of their affairs. They would sometimes laugh […]

Scholars العلماء

Abu Umamah on Backbiting: Good deeds are given to believers who were backbitten

As-Samarqandi reported: Abu Umamah Al-Bahili, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the servant will be given his record on the Day of Resurrection and he will see good deeds that he had not done. He will say: O Lord, from where does these come? Allah will say: These are from people who had […]

Ibn Abbas on Presence: Two modest prayers with presence are best

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Two moderate cycles of prayer (raka’āt) in contemplation are better than praying the night with a bad heart.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 288 عن ابن مبارك عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ رَكْعَتَانِ مُقْتَصِدَتَانِ فِي تَفَكُّرٍ خَيْرٌ مِنْ قِيَامِ لَيْلَةٍ وَالْقَلْبُ سَاهٍ 288 […]

Al-Qushayri on Mindfulness: Hope leads to good deeds, away from sins

Al-Qushayri reported: An-Nasrabadhi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Hope motivates you to acts of obedience and fear leads you away from acts of disobedience, and mindfulness leads to pathways of truth.” Source: al-Risālah al-Qushayrīyah 1/331 عَن القشيرية قَالَ النصرأباذي الرجاء يحركك إِلَى الطاعات والخوف يبعدك عَنِ المعاصي والمراقبة تؤديك إِلَى طرق الحقائق 1/331 […]

More Hadith

Hadith on Whisperings: The angels suggest good, devils suggest evil

August 14, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan has influence with the son of Adam and the angel has influence. As for the influence of Satan, he promises evil and denies the truth. As for the influence of the angel, he promises goodness and affirms the […]

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Sa’d on Wealth: If you are not content with Allah, wealth will never enrich you

August 14, 2017

Ibn Qutaybah reported: Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, may Allah be pleased with him, said to his son Umar, “O my son, when you seek richness, then seek it in contentment. For if you are not content, wealth will never enrich you.” Source: ‘Uyūn al-Akhbār 3/207 عن ابن قتيبة قال سعد بن أبي وقّاص رضي الله […]

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Hadith on Muhammad: The Prophet’s way of wearing his hair

August 14, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would let his hair hang down, while the idolaters would part their hair. The people of the Book would let their hair hang down and the Messenger of Allah liked to agree with the people of the Book in matters for which […]

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Salman on Silence: Speak truth or be silent, do not be angry

August 9, 2017

Mayman ibn Mihran reported: A man came to Salman Al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said, “O Abu Abdullah, advise me.” Salman said, “Do not speak.” The man said, “How can one live among people and not speak?” Salman said, “If you speak, then speak the truth or be silent.” The man […]

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Wahb on Health: The head of health is diet, wisdom is silence

August 9, 2017

Ibrahim ibn Muhammad reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The doctors agreed that the head of medicine is diet. And the wise men agreed that the head of wisdom is silence.” Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 619 عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ فِرَاسٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ […]

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Abu Sa’eed on Silence: By silence you will overcome the devil

August 9, 2017

‘Aqeel ibn Mudrik reported: A man said to Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, “Advise me.” Abu Sa’eed said, “You must be silent except in the truth, for by it you will defeat Satan.” Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 91 عن قيل بن مدرك أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ لِأَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ […]

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Al-Qushayri on Presence: Silent contemplation is being present in the moment

August 6, 2017

Al-Qushayri reported: Abu Bakr Al-Farisi, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the practice of silence in private and he said, “It is to abandon preoccupation with the past and the future.” Source: al-Risālah al-Qushayrīyah 1/247 عَن القشيرية وسئل أَبُو بَكْر الفارسي رحمه الله عَن صمت السر فَقَالَ ترك الاشتغال بالماضي والمستقبل 1/247 الرسالة […]

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Urwah on Faith: No religion for one who cannot fulfil the trust

July 24, 2017

Hisham ibn Urwah reported: Urwah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Be not deceived by the prayer of a man, nor by his fasting. Whoever wills can fast and whoever wills can pray, yet there is no religion for one who cannot be trusted.” Source: al-Īmān li Ibn Abī Shaybah 12 عن هشام بن […]

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Ibn Sireen on Sin: The biggest sinners always mention other people’s sins

July 23, 2017

Hisham ibn Hassan reported: Muhammad ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We used to say that the people with the most faults are the quickest of them to mention the faults of others.” Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 138 عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ حَسَّانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ رحمه الله قَالَ كُنَّا نُحَدِّثُ […]

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Sufyan on Sins: To sin against people is more severe to Allah

July 23, 2017

Al-Samarqandi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “For you to meet Allah Almighty with seventy sins between you and Allah would be easier on you than to meet him with a single sin between you and his servants.” Source: Tanbīh al-Ghāfilīn 1/380 عن السمرقندي وَعَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيِّ رَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى عَلَيْهِ […]

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Umar on Supplication: O Allah, I am weak so make me strong

July 19, 2017

Shidad ibn Aws reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Allah, I am weak, so make me strong. I am harsh, so make me gentle. I am miserly, so make me generous.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 5179 عن شداد بن أوس قال عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه اللَّهُمَّ […]

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Abu Darda on Reciprocity: As you judge others, so you are judged

July 16, 2017

Abu Qilabah reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Righteousness will not perish, nor will sin be forgotten. The Judge does not sleep. Thus, be as you will, for as you judge you shall be judged.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 448 عَنْ أَبِي قِلابَةَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه […]

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Hadith on Tribulations: If there is no true Muslim leader, withdraw from all sects

July 12, 2017

Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The people used to ask the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about good, but I would ask about evil for fear it would overtake me. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we were in ignorance and evil and Allah sent us this good. Will there be evil […]

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Urwah on Mercy: Gentleness and mercy are wisdom

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abi Shaybah reported: Urwah, may Allah have mercy on him said, “It has reached me that it is written in the Torah: As you give mercy you will receive mercy. And it has reached me that it is written in the Torah: Gentleness is the head of wisdom.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 24724, […]

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Al-Kattani on Strength: True strength is to properly manage one’s self

July 11, 2017

Mansur ibn Abdullah reported: Al-Kattani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The truly weak man is he who is too weak to manage himself.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 54/254 عن منصور بن عبد الله قال الكتاني رحمه الله العاجز من عجز عن سياسة نفسه 54/254 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر

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Abu Darda on Wisdom: Silence is wisdom but not many practice it

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Silence is a form of wisdom, yet few people practice it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 628 عن ابن عبد البر عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ الصَّمْتُ حِكَمٌ وَقَلِيلٌ فَاعِلُهُ 628 جامع بيان العلم وفضله لابن عبد البر

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Hadith on Hijab: Men must respect women by not staring at them

July 11, 2017

Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: Al-Fadl was riding with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and a woman from Khash’am came. Al-Fadl began to stare at her and she stared at him. The Prophet made Al-Fadl turn his face in the other direction. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1442, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1334 Grade: Muttafaqun […]

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Sa’eed on Forbearance: A real man does not disparage others

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Sa’eed ibn al-‘As, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have not insulted a man ever since I became a man.” Source: al-Ḥilm li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 119 عن ابن أبي الدنيا قَالَ سَعِيدُ بْنُ الْعَاصِ رحمه الله مَا شَتَمْتُ رَجُلا مُنْذُ كُنْتُ رَجُلا 119 الحلم لابن أبي الدنيا ستر زلة […]

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Hadith on Clothes: Permission to wear non-religious clothing of unbelievers

July 10, 2017

Al-Mughirah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, wore a Roman coat (jubbah) with tight sleeves. Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1768 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi Al-Qari said, “Among the benefits of this hadīth is wearing the clothes of the unbelievers, even if they are proven to be dirty.” Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 4305 […]

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Hadith on Trials: Muslims will flee to the mountains escaping persecution

July 10, 2017

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Soon the best wealth of a Muslim will be a flock of sheep he takes to the top of a mountain or in valleys of rainfall, fleeing with his religion from tribulations.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 19 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Hadith on Quran: Ask only from Allah with the Quran

June 13, 2017

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 […]

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

June 12, 2017

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 […]

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Hadith on Eid: Wear your best clothes on Eid

June 12, 2017

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 […]

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

June 12, 2017

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 […]

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

June 12, 2017

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 […]

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