Archive for December, 2012

Hadith on Aggression: The Prophet forbade Muslims from initiating war against peaceful people

December 29, 2012

Abu Sukainah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Leave the Abyssinians alone as long as they leave you alone, and leave the Turks alone as long as they leave you alone.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4302, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti Ibn Rushd said, “It is narrated from Malik that he said […]

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Hadith on Jihad: The Prophet fought for freedom to practice Islam, not to be dictator over people

December 28, 2012

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I have been commanded to fight the people until they say there is no God but Allah. So when they say there is no God but Allah then they will be granted protection from me for their lives and property, except by […]

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Hadith on Medina: The city of Medina is sacred ground

December 27, 2012

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Medina is sacred from the mountain unto the end. Whoever innovates a heresy in it or aids a heretic, then upon him is the curse of Allah, the angels, and the people altogether. His obligatory and surplus good deeds […]

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Hadith on Satan: Beware the trials of Satan among persecutions, civil wars, and strife

December 27, 2012

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, bless us in our Syria. O Allah, bless us in our Yemen.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, and in our Najd.” The Prophet said, “O Allah, bless us in our Syria. O Allah, bless us in our Yemen.” They said, […]

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Hadith on Snakes: Permission only to kill harmful snakes when necessary, not all snakes

December 25, 2012

Ibn Umar reported: He would kill snakes until Abu Lubaba narrated to him that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had prohibited the killing of domesticated snakes, so Ibn Umar refrained from killing them. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3135, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2233 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ أَنَّهُ كَانَ […]

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Hadith on Reflection: Woe to him who reads this verse and he does not contemplate upon it

December 24, 2012

Ata’ reported: Ubaida ibn Umair and I entered upon Aisha and she said to Ubaida, “What keeps you from seeing us?” He said, “I say to you, O mother, as the poet said: Visit once in a while and you will be loved more.” She said, “Spare us this jargon of yours!” Ubaida said, “Tell […]

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Hadith on Cleanliness: No harm for a man and his wife to bathe together in the same vessel

December 24, 2012

Ibn Abbas reported: Maymuna, the wife of the Prophet, narrated to me saying, “I would take a bath with myself and the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, cleaning ourselves from impurity from the same vessel.” At-Tirmidhi said, “This tradition is good and authentic, and this is the saying of the majority […]

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Hadith on Family: Maternal aunts should be treated with the same respect as the mother

December 24, 2012

Al-Bara ibn Azib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The maternal aunt has the same status as the mother.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1904 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ الْبَرَاءِ بْنِ عَازِبٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ الْخَالَةُ بِمَنْزِلَةِ الْأُمِّ 1904 سنن الترمذي كِتَاب الْبِرِّ وَالصِّلَةِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى […]

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As-Suyuti on Jurisprudence: The five principles of the school of Imam Ash-Shafi’ee

December 19, 2012

As-Suyuti reported: The judge Abu Sa’eed responded comprehensively in regard to a question about the school of Ash-Shafi’ee with four rules (qawa’id); first, certainty does not remove doubt. The basis of this is the saying of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, “Verily, Satan comes to one of you while he is in […]

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Hadith on Sunnah: Whoever grasps the Quran and the Prophetic Tradition will never go astray

December 19, 2012

Malik ibn Anas reported: It reached him that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I have left among you two matters which will never lead you astray as long as you hold to them: the Book of Allah and the tradition (sunnah) of His Prophet.” Source: Muwatta 1661 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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