Archive for February, 2014

Hadith on Faith: Blessed are those who never saw him but believed

February 28, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed are those who had faith in me and saw me. Blessed seven times are those who had faith in me and never saw me.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 12168 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Providence: Do not be amazed by anyone until you see how they have died

February 28, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must not be impressed with anyone until you see their end. Verily, a servant might perform righteous deeds throughout his life or for a long time and if he were to die he would enter Paradise, but then he […]

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Ibn Abbas on Tafsir: There are four kinds of explanations for verses of the Quran

February 28, 2014

Ibn Kathir reported: Ibn Abbas said, “Interpretations (tafseer) are of four types: interpretations no one will be excused for misunderstanding, interpretations known to the Arabs from their language, interpretations known only to those grounded in knowledge, and interpretations known only to Allah the Exalted.” This saying has been narrated from Aisha, Urwah, Abu Sha’tha, Abu […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Tranquility: What can my enemies do? My Paradise is in my heart wherever I am

February 27, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said to me, “What can my enemies do to me? My paradise and my garden are in my heart. They are with me wherever I go and they never leave me. If I am imprisoned, then it is seclusion for worship. If I […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Paradise: In this life there is Paradise before the true Paradise

February 27, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: The scholars have said, “Verily, in this world there is Paradise. Whoever does not enter it here will not enter Paradise in the Hereafter.” Source: Al-Jawab Al-Kafi 1/77 عن ابن القيم وَيَقُولُ الْآخَرُ إِنَّ فِي الدُّنْيَا جَنَّةً مَنْ لَمْ يَدْخُلْهَا لَمْ يَدْخُلْ جَنَّةَ الْآخِرَةِ 1/77 الجواب الكافي لمن سأل عن الدواء الشافي

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Hadith on Believers: The believer is like a strong tree that never breaks or spoils

February 26, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah hates obscenity and immorality. By the one in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the Hour will not be established until the trustworthy are considered treacherous and the treacherous are considered trustworthy, and until there appears obscenity, […]

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Ibn Abbas on Sin: No sins are major if they are followed by repentance

February 26, 2014

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: A man said to Ibn Abbas, “How many major sins are there? Are there seven?” Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “They are closer to seven hundred than only seven, but no sin is an enormity if forgiveness is sought and no sin is minor if it is stubbornly repeated.” Source Tafsīr […]

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Hadith on Character: The Muslim achieves a great rank due to his generous character

February 24, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, the Muslim is directed in the right manner. He will achieve the rank of one who always fasts and stands for prayer with the verses of Allah due to his good character and his generous nature.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Islam: I call to Allah alone who benefits you, guides you, and feeds you

February 22, 2014

Abu Tamima reported: A man from said, “O Messenger of Allah, to what are you calling?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I call to Allah alone. If he lets you be harmed, you will call upon him and he will remove it. If you are lost in the wilderness, you will […]

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Maymun on Sin: Whoever sins in secret, then let him repent in secret

February 21, 2014

Abu Nu’aim reported: Maymun ibn Mihran said, “Whoever commits evil in secret, then let him repent in secret. Whoever commits evil in public, then let him repent in public. Verily, Allah will forgive him and He will not condemn him, but people will condemn him and they will not forgive him.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 4988 […]

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