Archive for August, 2014

Ibn Qayyim on Hearts: In the heart is a void that can only be filled by loving Allah

August 28, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “In the heart are disorders that cannot be remedied except by responding to Allah. In it is a desolate feeling that cannot be removed except by intimacy with Him solitude. In it is sadness which will not leave except by happiness with knowing Him and truthfulness in […]

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Hadith on Greetings: Shaking hands will shed the sins of the Muslims

August 28, 2014

Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when the believer meets another believer and greets him with peace and shakes his hand, the sins of them both will shed like the shedding of the leaves of a tree.” Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 253 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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Ibn Mubarak on Respect: Do not belittle the scholars, the rulers, or your Muslim brothers

August 28, 2014

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abdullah ibn Mubarak said, “It is a duty upon the wise man not to belittle three persons: the scholars, the authorities, and his brothers. Indeed, whoever belittles the scholars will lose his place in the Hereafter. Whoever belittles the authorities will lose his place in the world. Whoever belittles his brothers will lose […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Jama’ah: If you alone are following the truth, then you alone are the true community

August 23, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud said, “The true community (jama’ah) is that which adheres to the truth, even if you are alone.” Nuaim ibn Hammad said, “If the community becomes corrupted, then you must adhere to its practice before it became corrupted. Even if you are alone, then you by yourself would be the […]

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Umar on Jihad: The sins of the Muslims are more harmful than the plots of the enemy

August 23, 2014

Maslamah ibn Abi Bakr reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz took a pledge from some of his deputies, saying, “You must fear Allah in every situation you find yourselves. Indeed, the fear of Allah is greater for preparation, a more attainable plan, and a stronger force. There is nothing from the aggression of your enemy that […]

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Ibn Kathir on Khawarij: The Kharijites commit mass murder of men, women, and children

August 22, 2014

Ibn Kathir said, “If the Kharijites ever gained power, they would corrupt the entire land, Iraq and Syria. They would not leave a boy or a girl or a man or a woman, for in their view the people have become so corrupt that they cannot be reformed except by mass killing.” Source: Al-Bidayah wa […]

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Hadith on Trials: The Prophet fears for his nation six trials

August 22, 2014

Awf ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I fear for you six trials: foolish leaders, shedding of blood, bribery in judgments, severing family ties, people who take the Quran as a musical instrument, and an excessive amount of conditions.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 14550 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Marriage: Marry the loving and fruitful to increase the righteous Muslims

August 22, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, commanded us to get married and he strongly prohibited us from celibacy and he said, “Marry the loving and fruitful, for I desire the most followers from the prophets on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 12202 Grade: Hasan (fair) according […]

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Abu Bakr on Decapitation: Do you follow the way of the Romans and Persians?

August 19, 2014

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: He came to Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, with a severed head and Abu Bakr condemned it. Uqbah said, “O Caliph of the Messenger of Allah, they do that to us!” Abu Bakr said, “So you follow the way of the Persians and Romans? Rather, do not come to […]

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Al-Qurtubi on Jihad: The best jihad is to build a mosque and teach Islamic knowledge

August 14, 2014

Al-Qurtubi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best jihad is to build a mosque and therein to teach the Quran, the Sunnah, and understanding (fiqh).” Source: Tafseer Al-Qurtubi 9:122 عن القرطبي وَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ أَفْضَلُ الْجِهَادِ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا يُعَلِّمُ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنَ وَالْفِقْهَ وَالسُّنَّةَ 9:122 الجامع لأحكام القرآن سورة براءة […]

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