Archive for December, 2016

Umar on Obedience: No better way to respond to sin than to obey Allah

December 21, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no recompense for those who disobey Allah regarding you like you obeying Allah regarding him. And you must adhere to the truth, even if the truth kills you.” Source: Rawḍah al-‘Uqalā 52 عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيِّبِ عَنْ عن عمر […]

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Hadith on Kindness: Good character builds a house in Paradise and increases life

December 21, 2016

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, whoever has been given the quality of kindness has been given his portion of good in this life and in the Hereafter. Maintaining family ties, good character, and good treatment of neighbors will build their heavenly abodes and increase their life spans.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Quran: Teach the Quran but do not use it to gain wealth

December 20, 2016

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Learn the Quran. When you teach it to others, then do not exaggerate with it, do not be crude with it, do not earn your livelihood from it, and do not accumulate wealth by it.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15239 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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Umar II on Humility: The caliph commands his son to sell his valuable jewelry

December 18, 2016

Al-Qurtubi reported: It reached Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, that his son purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so he wrote to him saying: Indeed, I have heard that you purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so sell it and feed a thousand starving people and buy a […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The scholars are successors of the prophets

December 18, 2016

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The scholars are the successors of the prophets. Verily, the prophets do not pass on gold and silver coins, but rather they only impart knowledge.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 10/68 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bazzār عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ […]

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Hadith on Treachery: Years of deceit and misplaced authority will come

December 18, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Years of treachery will come over people in which liars are believed and the truthful are denied, the deceitful are trusted and the trustworthy are considered traitors, and the al-Ruwaybaḍah will deliver speeches.” It was said, “Who are the al-Ruwaybaḍah?” The […]

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Hadith on Lies: The believer may commit many sins but can never lie

December 18, 2016

Safwan ibn Sulaim reported: It was said to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Can the believer be a coward?” The Prophet said yes. It was said, “Can the believer be a miser?” The Prophet said yes. It was said, “Can the believer be a liar?” The Prophet said no. Source: […]

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Hadith on Charity: Good deeds protect us from an evil fate in the Hereafter

December 17, 2016

Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Good works protect from evil fates. Charity in secret extinguishes the wrath of the Lord, maintaining family ties increases life span, and every good deed is charity. The people of good in the world are the people of good in the […]

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Hadith on Neighbors: Two neighbors will be the first to dispute on Judgment Day

December 14, 2016

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the first disputants on the Day of Resurrection will be two neighbors.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16921 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَوَّلُ خَصْمَيْنِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ جَارَانِ […]

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Hadith on Daughters: Your daughters are your precious companions

December 14, 2016

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not hate your daughters, for they are your precious companions.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16922 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا تُكْرِهُوا الْبَنَاتِ فَإِنَّهُنَّ الْمُؤْنِسَاتُ الْغَالِيَاتُ 16922 […]

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