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Archive for May, 2013

Ibn Kathir on Peace: It is obligatory to respond to whomever greets you with peace

May 31, 2013

Ibn Kathir reported: Al-Hasan Al-Basri said, “Greeting with peace is voluntary, but responding to it is mandatory.” Ibn Kathir said, “This statement is the unanimous opinion of the scholars, that responding to the greeting of peace is an obligation for whomever is greeted with peace. It is a sin not to do so, because that […]

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Al-Qurtubi on Peace: Permission to initiate greetings of peace with non-Muslims

May 31, 2013

Al-Qurtubi reported: Some scholars gave permission to initiate greetings of peace with the unbelievers. It was said to Sufyan bin Uyainah, “Do you give permission to greet an unbeliever with peace?” Sufyan said, “Yes, for Allah the Exalted said: Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you in religion nor expel […]

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Muhammad ibn Ka’b on Peace: I see no harm in initiating the greeting of peace with non-Muslims

May 31, 2013

Muhammad ibn Ka’b reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz was asked about greeting the non-Muslim citizens first and he said we should respond to their greeting but we do not greet them first. As for me, I do not see any harm in greeting them with peace first. He was asked, “Why is that?” Ibn Ka’b said, “Allah […]

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Abu Umamah on Peace: This is Allah’s beautiful name we spread between us, Muslims and non-Muslims

May 31, 2013

Urwah ibn Ruwaim reported: I saw Abu Umamah Al-Bahili, may Allah be pleased with him, greet with peace whomever he would meet among the Muslims and non-Muslim citizens and he would say, “This is the greeting for the people of our religion, an assurance of security for the people of our covenant, and the name […]

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Hadith on Zakariyya: The Prophet Zechariah would earn his living as a carpenter

May 30, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Zechariah, upon him be peace, worked as a carpenter.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2379 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ كَانَ زَكَرِيَّا عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام نَجَّارًا 2379 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْفَضَائِلِ […]

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Hadith on Authority: Allah will humiliate whoever rejects His authority on earth

May 30, 2013

Abu Bakrah reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Whoever insults the authority of Allah on the earth, then Allah will rebuke him.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2224 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi قَالَ أَبُو بَكْرَةَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ مَنْ أَهَانَ سُلْطَانَ اللَّهِ […]

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Ali on Hatred: Do not rebuke people so much that it leads to hate and anger

May 29, 2013

Abu As-Sa’ib reported: Ali ibn Abu Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not scold people too often, for verily, too much scolding leads to rancor and hatred, and it is bad manners.” Source: Rawdah Al-Aqala’ Ibn Hibban 89 عَنْ أَبِي السَّائِبِ قَالَ قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ لا تُكْثِرِ […]

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Hadith on Tafseer: Ibn Abbas explains the Quran to a confused man

May 28, 2013

Sa’eed bin Jubair reported: A man asked Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, saying: I find some things in the Qur’an which confuse me,  “There will be no kinship among them that Day, nor will they ask of one another” (23:101), and “They will turn to one another and question one another” (37:27), […]

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Hadith on Oaths: Do not fulfil an oath if a more righteous choice is available

May 21, 2013

Adi ibn Hatim reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever has given an oath and then he sees something better than it, then let him choose that which is better and abandon his oath.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Then if he sees something more righteous, then let […]

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: Punishment for those who enjoin good but practice evil

May 20, 2013

Usamah ibn Zaid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and thrown into the Hellfire and his intestines will pour forth in Hell. He will go around them just as a donkey around a millstone. The people of Hell will gather around […]

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