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Archive for January, 2015

Sufyan on Mercy: Be merciful to the people even if they wrong you

January 28, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Sufyan At-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Do not hate anyone who obeys Allah. Be merciful to the common people and their leaders. Do not sever family ties and keep good relations with those who cut you off. Keep good relations with them even if they cut you off. Overlook those who […]

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Yunus on Backbiting: Fasting in the hot summer days is easier than leaving gossip

January 28, 2015

Ja’far ibn Burqan reported: I heard that Yunus ibn Ubaid was kind and righteous, so I wrote to him saying: O brother, write to me about what you are upon. Yunus wrote back to me saying: I have received your letter asking about what I am upon. I will tell you that I suggested to my […]

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Jesus on Excellence: True goodness is to be good to those who are evil to you

January 27, 2015

Ash-Sha’bi reported: Jesus the son of Mary, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, excellence (ihsan) is that you are good to those who are evil to you, not that you are good only to those who are good to you.” Source: Tafseer Ibn Kathir 29:69 عَنِ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hasan on Jihad: The best jihad is the jihad against your soul and desires

January 27, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: It was said to Hasan Al-Basri, “O Abu Sa’eed, which jihad is best?” Hasan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Your jihad against your desires.” Source: Rawdat Al-Muhibeen 1/478 Abu Na’eem reported: Ibrahim ibn Adham, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most difficult jihad is the struggle against desire. Whoever […]

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Sa’eed on Scholars: Beware of scholars who frequently visit the rulers

January 22, 2015

Ibn Muflih reported: Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you see a scholar frequently visiting the rulers, then beware of him for he is a thief.” Source: Al-Adab Ash-Shar’iya 477 Ibn Abdul Barr said, “It is said that the worst rulers are far from the scholars and the worst scholars […]

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Hadith on Rulers: Beware of seeking leadership and distancing yourself from Allah

January 22, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever lives the life of a Bedouin will become coarse. Whoever preoccupies himself with sport will become neglectful. Whoever goes to the gates of the ruler will endure tribulation. A servant does not move closer to the ruler except that he […]

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Hadith on Paradise: The story of the last man to enter Paradise

January 20, 2015

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, I know who will be the last to come out of the Hellfire and the last to enter Paradise. He is a man who will come out of the Hellfire crawling. Allah will say to him: Go and enter Paradise. The […]

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Hadith on Praise: Whoever praises Allah will be given a tree in Paradise each time

January 20, 2015

Jabir reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever declares the glory of Allah and his praise will have a palm tree planted for him in Paradise.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3464 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ قَالَ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ […]

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Hadith on Relief: Allah has mercy on a man who relieved others of debt

January 13, 2015

Hudhaifa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The angels received the soul of a man who lived before you. They said: Have you done anything good? The man said no. They said: Try to remember. The man said: I used to give loans and I would order my servants […]

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Hadith on Tolerance: Allah will enter into Paradise those who were easy in their business

January 13, 2015

Uthman ibn Affan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted will admit a man into Paradise who was easy in his buying and selling, in his paying debts and seeking repayments.” Source: Sunan An-Nasa’i 4696 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّانَ قَالَ […]

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