Archive for August, 2015

Hadith on Rage: Allah fills with faith those who swallow and control their anger

August 29, 2015

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever grants respite to someone in difficulty or alleviates him, then Allah will save him from the gates of Hell. No doubt, the deeds of Paradise are difficult to reach for they are atop a hill and the deeds of Hellfire […]

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Hadith on Fathers: The father is the middle gate of Paradise, so keep to it

August 17, 2015

Abu Ad-Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The father is the middle of the gates of Paradise, so keep this gate or lose it.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3663 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ سَمِعَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ الْوَالِدُ أَوْسَطُ أَبْوَابِ الْجَنَّةِ فَأَضِعْ […]

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Hadith on Supplication: If you want Allah to answer you in hardship, then supplicate in ease

August 13, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would be pleased for Allah to answer him during times of hardship and difficulty, then let him increase his supplications during times of ease.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3382 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ […]

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Umar on Leadership: How can the commander of the faithful lead unless he suffers with the people?

August 12, 2015

At-Tabari reported: The people of Medina and surrounding areas were afflicted by a famine during the leadership of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. The wind blew dust as if it were ashes, so it was called the year of ashes. Umar vowed never to taste butter, milk, or meat until the […]

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Umar on Judgment: The Caliph judges in favor of the Jew

August 11, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was presented with a dispute between a Muslim and a Jew. Umar believed that the truth was on the side of the Jew, so he passed judgment in his favor. The Jew said to him, “By Allah, you have judged with the […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: The sinful monotheists will enter Hellfire first and then enter Paradise

August 11, 2015

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Some people among those who worshiped Allah alone (ahl al-tawḥīd) will be punished in the Hellfire until they are coals. Then the mercy of Allah will reach them and they will be taken out and presented at the gates of Paradise. The […]

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As-Suyuti on Law: There is no condemnation for Muslims who follow different scholarly opinions

August 10, 2015

As-Suyuti said, “A principle of Islamic law states that there is no condemnation of others in matters of scholarly disagreement. Rather, there is only condemnation in matters upon which all the scholars have agreed.” Source: Al-Ashbah wa Natha’ir 2/35 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Whoever acts according to the opinions of scholars in matters of juristic discretion (ijtihad) […]

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Hadith on Enthusiasm: He has succeeded whose vigor for Islam is moderate

August 5, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, everything has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever does so properly and moderately will have hope for success, but whoever earns fingers of accusation will not be deemed worthy.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2453 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Debate: I do not mind if truth comes from my opponent

August 1, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I never debated anyone but that I would love for him to be reconciled, to be satisfied, to be helped, and for him to be in the care of Allah and his protection. And I never debated with anyone except that I did not […]

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