Archive for September, 2012

Mu’adh on Faith: Come, let us increase our faith in Allah and His Messenger for a while

September 30, 2012

Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, would say, “Come and sit with us; we will have faith for a while.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 8 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari قَالَ مُعَاذُ بْنُ جَبَلٍ اجْلِسْ بِنَا نُؤْمِنْ سَاعَةً 8 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الْإِيمَانِ بَاب قَوْلُ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بُنِيَ الْإِسْلَامُ […]

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Hadith on Love: Umar learns to love the Prophet even more

September 30, 2012

Abdullah ibn Hisham reported: We were with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he was holding the hand of Umar ibn Al-Khattab. Umar said to him, “O Messenger of Allah, you are more beloved to me than everything but myself.” The Prophet said, “No, by the one in whose hand […]

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Hadith on Prophets: Allah did not send any Prophet except that he was a shepherd

September 30, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah did not send any prophet except that he was a shepherd.” The companions asked, “You as well?” He said, “Yes. I was a shepherd for the people of Mecca for some coins.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 2143 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari […]

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Hadith on Animals: Allah has forgiven a prostitute because of her kindness to a dog

September 30, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah had once forgiven a prostitute. She passed by a dog panting near a well. Seeing that thirst had nearly killed him, she took off her shoe, tied it to her scarf, and drew up some water. Allah forgave her for that.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Animals: A man was forgiven because he was merciful to a thirsty dog

September 30, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man suffered from thirst while he was walking on a journey. When he found a well, he climbed down into it and drank from it. Then he came out and saw a dog lolling its tongue from thirst and licking the […]

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Hadith on Medina: The people of Medina rejoice and celebrate at the coming of the Prophet

September 29, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, arrived in Medina, the Abyssinians began playing, rejoicing at his arrival, and they played with their spears. Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4923 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ لَمَّا قَدِمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Trials: When Allah intends good for a servant, He punishes him in this world

September 29, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah intends good for his servant, he hastens the punishment for him in this world. And when Allah intends evil for his servant, he withholds punishment for his sins until he appears on the Day of Resurrection.” In another […]

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Hadith on Trials: The Prophets were the most severely tested, Allah tests people according to their strength in religion

September 29, 2012

Mus’ab ibn Sa’eed reported: His father asked, “O Messenger of Allah, which people are tested most severely?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “They are the prophets, then the next best, then the next best. A man is tried according to his religion. If he is firm in his religion, […]

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Ibn Abbas on Sunnah: Do not prefer the scriptures of the People of the Book over the Quran and Sunnah

September 28, 2012

Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “How can you ask the people of the Book about anything when your Book has been the most recent revelation upon the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him? You read it pure and unchanged while Allah has informed you that the people of […]

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Ibn Ishaq on Seerah: Mukhayriq, the best of the Jews, gave all his wealth to the Prophet as charity for the people of Medina

September 27, 2012

Ibn Ishaq reported: Mukhayriq the Jew was one of the best scholars and he was a very wealthy man due to his business selling dates. He recognized the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, by his description in scripture and by what he found in his teachings. However, he was accustomed to his religion […]

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