Archive for September, 2014

Hadith on Companions: I enjoin you to follow my companions and stick to the community

September 29, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab delivered a sermon to us at Al-Jabiya and he said, “O people! Indeed, I have stood among you as the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, stood among us and he said: I enjoin you to follow my companions, then those after them and those after […]

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Hasan on Backbiting: Hasan sends gifts to those who backbite him

September 25, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khadimi reported: A man said to Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, “Indeed, someone has backbitten you.” Hasan sent a dish of sweet dates to the backbiter and he said, “I heard that you have given me your good deeds as a gift, so I want to repay you for it, but […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Fatwa: Islamic rulings and judgments may change by time, place, and condition

September 25, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “As for knowing the condition of people, this is a tremendous principle required of the scholar and judge. For if he does not have a proper understanding of commanding and forbidding and then he applies one judgment over another, it will cause more harm than benefit. Indeed, if he does not understand the […]

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Umar on Secrecy: Those who meet in secret for their religion are spreading misguidance

September 19, 2014

Al-Awza’i reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz said, “If you see a people meeting in secret for their religion to the exclusion of the public, then know that they are establishing misguidance.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 7548 عَنِ الأَوْزَاعِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ إِذَا رَأَيْتَ قَوْمًا يَتَنَاجَوْنَ فِي دِينِهِمْ دُونَ الْعَامَّةِ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُمْ فِي تَأْسِيسِ […]

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Hadith on Medina: Whoever is patient with Medina will earn the Prophet’s intercession

September 18, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No one is patient with the rigors and hardship of Medina except that I will be an intercessor for him or a witness on his behalf.” Source: Sahih Muslim 1378 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ نَّ رَسُولَ […]

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Hadith on Khawarij: The Kharijites come with beautiful preaching but evil deeds

September 18, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be division and sectarianism in my nation and a people (the Kharijites) will come with beautiful words and evil deeds. They will recite the Quran but it will not pass beyond their throats. They will leave the religion as an arrow […]

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Hadith on Reward: Unbelievers are rewarded in this life and believers in the Hereafter

September 11, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when the unbeliever performs a good deed he is given a taste of its reward in the world. As for the believer, Allah will store his good deeds for him in the Hereafter and provide his sustenance in the […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Humility: The best people are those who do not see their own virtues

September 11, 2014

An-Nawawi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Humility is part of noble character and arrogance is the habit of villains.” And he said, “Humility inherits love and contentment inherits comfort.” And he said, “The highest of people in status are those who do not see their status, and the greatest of them […]

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Hadith on Prisoners: The Prophet commands good treatment of prisoners

September 7, 2014

Abu Aziz ibn Umair reported: I was among the prisoners of war on the day of the battle of Badr. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I enjoin you to treat the captives well.” After I accepted Islam, I was among the Ansar and when the time of lunch or […]

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Hadith on Evil: Allah will punish a community that refuses to condemn evil

September 5, 2014

Adi’ Al-Kindi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah the Exalted will not punish a community for the sins of a few unless they see evil appear among themselves and they are able to reject it but do not. If they do so, then Allah will punish the entire community […]

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