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Archive for April, 2013

Hadith on Modesty: Shyness and conscience bring nothing but goodness

April 30, 2013

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Modesty does not bring anything but goodness.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Modesty is all that is good.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5766, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 37 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عن عمران بن حصين عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Mawlid: The Prophet’s birthday festival might be rewarded for good intentions but not innovations

April 30, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah wrote regarding the celebration of the Prophet’s birthday, “Indeed, what they do is like the Christians who have taken the various days of Jesus, upon him be peace, as celebrations, as well as the Jews. The celebrations in Islam are legislated by Allah to be followed and nothing should be invented in the […]

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Hadith on Limits: The parable of a society whose fate is intertwined

April 29, 2013

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of those who respect the limits of Allah and those who violate them is that of people who board a ship after casting lots, some of them residing in its upper deck and others in its lower desk. When those in the lower […]

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Hadith on Love: Allah loves him just as he loves his brother in Islam

April 29, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man set out to visit his brother from another town and Allah sent an angel to him. When the man met the angel, he was asked: Where are you going? The man said: I am visiting my brother in this town. The […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Creed: Prohibition of ascribing attributes to Allah not reported in the Quran and Sunnah

April 28, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah said: As for the religion, it is known that the term “body” (jism) was not reported from any of the Prophets, and neither the companions, nor their followers, nor the righteous predecessors of this nation ever said, “Allah is a body,” or, “Allah is not a body.” Rather, the negation or affirmation of […]

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Hadith on Eating: Let him begin his meal in the name of Allah and what to say if he forgets

April 28, 2013

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you eats a meal, let him begin in the name of Allah. If he forgets to say it in the beginning, then let him say: In the name of Allah in its beginning and its ending.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī […]

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Hadith on Praise: Allah loves the Muslim who gives thanks when he eats and drinks

April 28, 2013

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah is pleased with the servant who praises Him when he eats and he praises Him when he drinks.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2734 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ […]

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Hadith on Dress: Shave all the hair or leave it all, but do not shave only some parts

April 27, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saw some children who had part of their heads shaved and other parts left alone. He prohibited them from that and he said, “Shave it all or leave it all.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4195 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ […]

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Hadith on Land: Whoever irrigates a barren land has the right to its produce

April 25, 2013

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The servants are the servants of Allah and the countries are the countries of Allah, so whoever irrigates a barren land will own what it produces but there is no right for the oppressor.” Source: Sunan Al-Kubra Al-Bayhaqi 11451 Grade: Hasan (fair) […]

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Hadith on Safety: Whoever asks for security in the name of Allah, you must give it

April 25, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks your protection in the name of Allah, then grant him protection; and whoever asks you in the name of Allah, then give to him.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 5109 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ […]

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