Archive for May, 2016

Hadith on Brotherhood: Do not argue, mock, or break your promises

May 27, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not argue with your brother, do not make fun of your brother, and do not make a promise for him only to break it.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1995 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ  عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Children: Give your children gifts equally and fairly

May 26, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger fo Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Treat your children equally regarding gifts. If I were to favor anyone, I would have favored women.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “If I were to prefer anyone, I would have preferred women over men.” Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 11092 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Every supplication is answered unless it is sinful or impatient

May 25, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every one of you will have his supplications answered as long as he is not impatient and he says: I have supplicated but I was not answered.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “The servant will continue to have his supplications […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Allah will answer a righteous supplication in three ways

May 25, 2016

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no Muslim who supplicates to Allah without sin or cutting family ties in it but that Allah will give him one of three answers: he will hasten fulfillment of his supplication, he will store it for him in the Hereafter, […]

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Umar II on Thought: Thinking about the blessings of Allah is the best worship

May 23, 2016

Ibn Kathir reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Speaking in remembrance of Allah the Exalted is good, and thought upon the blessings of Allah is the best act of worship.” Source: Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr 3:190 Abu Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Thought upon the world is […]

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David on Character: My Lord enjoined upon me nine good character traits

May 22, 2016

Hasan ibn Dhakwan reported: David, peace be upon him, said, “My Lord Almighty enjoined upon me nine traits. He enjoined me to revere him in privacy and in public, to be just in a time of anger or pleasure, and to be moderate in a time of wealth or poverty. He enjoined me to reconcile with […]

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Hadith on Salvation: Consistent fear of Allah, justice, and moderation lead to Paradise

May 22, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three are causes of destruction: greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and a man whose pride impresses himself. Three are causes of salvation: justice in a time of pleasure or anger, moderation in a time of wealth or poverty, and […]

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Abu Darda on Hearts: The heart is polished and purified by remembering Allah

May 22, 2016

Rabia reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, everything has a polish and the polish of the heart is the remembrance of Allah the Exalted.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 503 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The heart is tarnished by two matters: negligence and sin. And it is polished by two matters: seeking forgiveness […]

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Hadith on Solitude: Those who seek seclusion to remember Allah have succeeded

May 20, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those in seclusion have raced ahead.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, who are those in seclusion?” The Prophet said, “They are men and women who remember Allah often.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “They are those absorbed in the […]

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Ibn Sireen on Hearts: Allah guides the pure hearts of his servants to moral and spiritual truth

May 13, 2016

Abu Nuaim reported: Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “When Allah intends goodness for a servant, he makes admonitions come from his heart that command him and prohibit him.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 2364 Al-Ghazali said, “The heart is a mirror that is surrounded by influential matters and these traits proceed to the heart. […]

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