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Archive for January, 2016

Umar on Patience: Our best days were only because of our patience

January 31, 2016

Abdulla ibn Mas’ud reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the best days we knew were due to patience. If patience were to take the form of a man, it would be a nobleman.” Source: al-Ṣabr wal-Thawāb 6 عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْه […]

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Hadith on Muhammad: Send peace upon the Prophet and receive it ten fold

January 29, 2016

Abu Talha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to us one day with a cheerful face. We said, “We see you smiling.” The Prophet said, “Verily, the angel came to me and he said: O Muhammad, your Lord has asked if would you not be pleased that no one sends […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Desires: Conquering lust and caprice is harder than conquering cities

January 28, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Opposing desires will allow the servant to acquire strength in his body, his heart, and his speech. Some of the righteous predecessors would say that conquering desires needs more strength than one who could conquer a city by himself.” Source: Rawḍat al-Muḥibbīn 1/477 قال ابن القيم رحمه الله مُخَالَفَةُ الْهَوَى تُورِثُ الْعَبْدَ قُوَّةً […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The sins of those who pray are expiated like falling leaves

January 27, 2016

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came out during the winter while the leaves were falling from the trees. He took hold of two branches and shook them until the leaves fell. The Prophet said, “O Abu Dharr!” I said, “Here I am, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, […]

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Jabir on Takfir: I seek refuge in Allah from accusing a Muslim of unbelief

January 27, 2016

Abu Sufyan reported: I said to Jabir ibn Abdullah, “Did you used to declare anyone who prays facing Mecca (qiblah) to be an unbeliever?” Jabir said no. I said, “Did you declare them to be idolaters?” Jabir said, “I seek refuge in Allah.” Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 7548 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “I will never declare anyone […]

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Hadith on Gabriel: The angel gives advice to the Prophet to be independent of the world

January 23, 2016

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Angel Gabriel came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Muhammad, live as you wish, for you will die. Work as you wish, for you will be repaid accordingly. Love whomever you wish, for you will be separated. Know that the nobility of the believer is […]

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Hadith on Sanctity: The life of believers is more sacred than anything else in the world

January 23, 2016

Al-Bara’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The passing of the world is less significant to Allah than the killing of a believer without a just cause.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 2619 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, […]

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Hadith on Ka’bah: The lives, property, and honor of believers is more sacred than Mecca

January 23, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, looked at the Ka’bah and said, “How great are you and how great is your sanctity! Yet, the believer has greater sanctity to Allah than you. Verily, Allah sanctified you once and sanctified the believer thrice in his life, his wealth, and […]

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Hadith on Greed: Beware of greed, miserliness, cutting family ties, and wickedness

January 21, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, delivered a sermon, saying, “Beware of greed, for it was only greed that destroyed those who came before you. It commanded them to be miserly and they did so. It commanded them to sever their family ties and they did so. […]

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Hadith on Injustice: Beware of injustice, obscenity, immorality, greed, and violence

January 21, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of injustice, for injustice will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection. Beware of obscenity, for Allah does not love obscenity and immorality. Beware of greed, for it tempted those before you and caused them to make lawful what is unlawful, to […]

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