Archive for September, 2016

Abu Qilabah on Excuses: Perhaps my brother has an excuse I do not know

September 30, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Abu Qilabah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you hear something about your brother that you hate, then make an effort to obtain an excuse for him. If you do not find an excuse, then say to yourself: Perhaps my brother has an excuse I do not know.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā […]

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Ibn Abbas on Knowledge: Learn from many sources, but blindly follow no one

September 23, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Take knowledge wherever you find it and do not unquestioningly accept the opinion jurists have of one another. Indeed, they differ with each other like goats in a pen.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 1308 عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيِّبِ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Ease: Allah does not need unnecessary hardship

September 23, 2016

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saw an old man being supported by his two sons. The Prophet said, “What is wrong with this man?” They said, “He has made a vow to walk to the Ka’bah.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah does not need this man to punish himself,” and […]

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Hadith on Life: O Allah, set right my religion, my life, and my Hereafter

September 23, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, rectify my religion which is a guardian of my affairs, and rectify my worldly life in which is my livelihood, and rectify my Hereafter which is my place of return. Make life an abundance of every good and make […]

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Hadith on Enemies: The Prophets prays for his enemies to be guided

September 21, 2016

Jabir reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, the arrows of the tribe of Thaqīf have pierced us, so pray against them!” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, guide the tribe of Thaqīf!” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3942 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالُوا […]

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Hadith on Love: O Allah, I ask you for the love of good deeds and the poor

September 15, 2016

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, I ask you for good deeds and avoidance of evil deeds and love of the poor. Forgive me and have mercy on me. If you intend to put people to trial, then take me away unscathed. I ask […]

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Hadith on Tawaf: Every step around the Ka’bah is reward and forgiveness

September 15, 2016

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever circles the Ka’bah seven times (ṭawāf) and prays two bowings (raka’āt) will have a reward as if he has freed a slave. A man does not raise his foot and bring it back down except that ten good deeds […]

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Hadith on Hajj: The pilgrims are the special guests of Allah

September 15, 2016

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The pilgrims are the guests of Allah. He called them and they answered him. They ask from him and he gives them.” Source: Kashf al-Astār 1075 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Calm: Calmness is from Allah and recklessness is from Satan

September 15, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Composure is from Allah, and haste is from Satan.” Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 18651 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ التَّأَنِّي مِنَ اللَّهِ وَالْعَجَلَةُ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ 18651 السنن الكبرى […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Their sins fall away every time they bow and prostrate

September 10, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when a servant stands to pray, his sins are placed on top of his head and shoulders. Every time he bows or prostrates, they fall away from him.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 1769 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن […]

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