Archive for December, 2015

Hadith on Idrees: The first to write and study natural sciences was the Prophet Idrees

December 31, 2015

Mua’wiya ibn Al-Hakam reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, among us are men who write script.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There was a prophet among the prophets who wrote script, so whoever writes according to his way is right.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 537 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Wahb on Moderation: Everything has a balance, so seek the middle ground

December 28, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, everything has two ends and a middle. If you hold one of the ends, the other will be skewed. If you hold the middle, the two ends will be balanced. You must seek the middle ground in all things.” Source: Hilyat […]

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Hadith on Reward: Two men followed different opinions but both were rewarded

December 28, 2015

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: Two men went out for travel when the time of prayer arrived and they did not have water with them, so they performed ablution with dust (taymmum) with clean earth and prayed, then they later found water. One of the repeated his ablution and prayer, while the other did not repeat […]

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Hadith on Funerals: Stand up for a funeral out of respect for the deceased

December 22, 2015

Amir ibn Rabia reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you see a funeral procession, then stand up for it until it passes or the deceased is placed in the grave.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 1245, Sahih Muslim 958 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim […]

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Hadith on Supplication: If you cannot memorize the Quran, recite supplications

December 21, 2015

Abdullah ibn Awfa reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “I am unable to memorize anything from the Quran, so teach me what will suffice me.” The Prophet said, “Say: Glory be to Allah, all praise is due to Allah, there is no God but Allah, […]

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Hadith on Curses: Cursing the believer is like murdering him

December 20, 2015

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Cursing a believer is like killing him.” Source: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 762 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عن أبي مسعود قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَعْنُ الْمُؤْمِنِ كَقَتْلِهِ 762 الأدب المفرد للبخاري […]

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‘Ata on Punishment: The judge would order the accused to deny his crime to avoid punishment

December 17, 2015

‘Ata reported: Those who came before would be presented with someone accused of theft and they would say, “Have you stolen? Say no.” I do not know who did so except Abu Bakr and Umar. Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 28014 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَطَاءٍ يَقُولُ كَانَ مَنْ مَضَى يُؤْتَى بِالسَّارِقِ […]

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Umar on Punishment: It is better to not punish a criminal than to punish him with doubts

December 16, 2015

Ibrahim Al-Nakha’i reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I relax the legal punishments is more beloved to me than applying them with doubts.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 27926 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Sakhawi عَنْ إبْرَاهِيمَ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه لَئِنْ أُعَطِّلُ الْحُدُودَ بِالشُّبُهَاتِ أَحَبُّ […]

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Hadith on Punishments: Do not apply legal punishments if you have an excuse

December 16, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Avoid applying legal punishments as long as you find an excuse to avoid them.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2545, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti As-Suyuti said, “A principle of law states that legal punishments are suspended by doubts.” Source: al-Ashbāh […]

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Umar II on Gradualism: If I force everyone to follow the truth completely, they will reject it completely

December 12, 2015

Ibn Abdu Rabbih reported: Abdul Malik said to his father Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, “O father, what is the matter that you do not implement the commands? By Allah, I would not mind if it caused discord between us as long as it was the truth.” Umar said, “Do not make it so, my son. […]

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