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Archive for January, 2012

Hadith on Justice: Forbidden to apply legal punishments without due process

January 30, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: Sa’d ibn Ubadah said, “O Messenger of Allah, if I find another man with my wife, should I leave him alone until I bring four witnesses?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” Sa’d said, “Never! By the one who sent you with the truth, if that […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: Reconcile and forgive those who wrong you

January 29, 2012

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: I met the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me about virtuous deeds.” The Prophet said,“O Uqbah, reconcile with whoever cuts you off, give to whoever deprives you, and turn away from whoever wrongs you.” In another narration, the Prophet […]

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Hadith on Hatred: Satan is busy inciting discord and hatred among the believers

January 26, 2012

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan has lost hope that those who pray on the Arabian peninsula will ever worship him, so instead he arouses discord between them.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2812, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim An-Nawawi said, “Satan strives to cause discord between them with disputes, hatred, wars, tribulations, […]

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Hadith on Character: Paradise is guaranteed for those with good character

January 24, 2012

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I guarantee a house on the outskirts of Paradise for one who leaves arguments even if he is right, and a house in the middle of Paradise for one who abandons lies even when joking, and a house in the highest part […]

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Hadith on Kindness: Whoever is deprived of gentleness is deprived of goodness

January 23, 2012

Jareer reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He who is deprived of kindness is deprived of goodness.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2592 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ جَرِيرٍعَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ يُحْرَمْ الرِّفْقَ يُحْرَمْ الْخَيْرَ 2592 صحيح مسلم كتاب البر والصلة والآداب باب فضل الرفق

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Hadith on Apostasy: The Prophet did not execute people for merely leaving Islam

January 21, 2012

Jabir reported: A bedouin came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and gave the pledge of allegiance for embracing Islam. The next day he came with a fever and he said, “Please cancel my pledge.” The Prophet refused three times and he said, “Medina is like a furnace. It expels its impurities and […]

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Hadith on War: The Prophet ordered his army to protect civilians and reconcile with the enemy

January 21, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to his army, “Go forward in the name of Allah, with Allah, and upon the religion of the Messenger of Allah. Do not kill the elderly, children, young people, or women. Do not steal from the spoils but collect them, […]

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Hadith on Charity: The upper hand that gives is better than taking

January 19, 2012

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O son of Adam, it is better for you to spend in charity. To withhold is evil for you, yet there is no blame if you do so out of necessity. Begin spending on your dependents, for the upper hand that […]

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Hadith on Mercy: The Angel of the Mountains offers to destroy the unbelievers, but the Prophet refuses

January 18, 2012

Aisha reported: She asked the Prophet, “Have you encountered a day harder than the battle of Uhud?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Your tribes have troubled very much, and the worst was the day of Aqaba when I presented myself to Ibn Abd Yalail ibn Abd Kulal and he did not […]

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Hadith on Repentance: If you did not sin, Allah would replace you with people who would sin and He would forgive them

January 16, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, if you did not sin Allah would replace you with people who would sin and they would seek the forgiveness of Allah and He would forgive them.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2749 Grade: Sahih (authentic […]

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