Archive for February, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah on Jihad: The majority of Muslim scholars say unbelievers are fought for their transgression, not their unbelief

February 28, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The scholars disagreed concerning the reason for fighting the disbelievers. Is the cause for war their fighting or their state of unbelief? There are two famous opinions. The first is that the reason for war against them is their fighting and transgression against the religion and its people, and this is the […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Jihad: The Prophet did not initiate fighting with anyone

February 28, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The Prophet’s biography shows that he did not fight whoever made peace with him among the unbelievers. The books of biography, prophetic traditions, exegesis, jurisprudence, and history are full of such acts and this is widely narrated in his biography. Thus, the Prophet did not initiate fighting with anyone, and had Allah […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Jihad: The Prophet never fought those who made peace with him

February 27, 2013

Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The Prophet never forced the religion upon anyone, but rather he only fought those who waged war against him and fought him first. As for those who made peace with him or conducted a truce, then he never fought them and he never compelled them to […]

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Hadith on Freedom: A man struck his slave girl, so the Prophet ordered her to be emancipated

February 27, 2013

Mua’wiyah ibn Al-Hakim reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have a servant girl whom I slapped.” This upset the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. I said to him, “Shall I emancipate her?” The Prophet said, “Bring her to me.” Then she was brought and the Prophet asked, “Where is […]

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Hadith on Love: Allah’s love is assured for those who love each other

February 23, 2013

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: My love is assured for those who love each other for my sake, who sit together for my sake, who visit each other for my sake, and who spend on each other for my sake.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad […]

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Hadith on Love: The reward for love is in the highest parts of Paradise

February 23, 2013

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, those who love each other will look at their rooms in Paradise as if they were brilliant stars in the east or west. It will be said: Who are these? They will reply: These people loved each other for […]

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Hadith on Love: Allah’s love is a right upon those who love each other

February 23, 2013

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, attributed a saying to the Lord Almighty, “My love is a right upon those who love each other for my sake. My love is a right upon those who visit each other for my sake. My love is a right upon those who […]

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Umar on Humility: We will only be honored by Islam, nothing else

February 23, 2013

Tariq ibn Shihab reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, we were a disgraceful people and Allah honored us with Islam. If we seek honor from anything besides that with which Allah has honored us, then Allah will disgrace us.” Source: al-Mustadrak 214 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ طَارِقِ بْنِ […]

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Hadith on Iraq: From there will rise the horn of Satan

February 21, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, pointing in the direction of ‘Irāq and saying three times, “Verily, the tribulation will come from there. From there will rise the horn of Satan.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6266 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Straighten you rows or Allah will put dissension between your hearts

February 20, 2013

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would pay attention to the people and he said three times, “Straighten your rows. By Allah, you must straighten your rows or Allah will put dissension in your hearts.” An-Nu’man said, “I saw the men standing in prayer, shoulder to shoulder, […]

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