Archive for January, 2017

Fudayl on Sincerity: The righteous became so by generosity, purity, and sincerity

January 31, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Those who achieved never did so, in our view, with an abundance of fasts, nor prayers. Indeed, they only achieved, in our view, with the spirit of generosity, purity of heart, and sincerity to the community.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 8/103 قَالَ الفضيل رحمه الله […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: The best act of worship is sincerity to Allah

January 31, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: The most beloved act with which my servant worships me is sincerity for my sake.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 21687 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَحَبُّ […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Muslims with sincere faith will never enter Hellfire forever

January 27, 2017

Itban ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to me one morning and a man said, “Where is Malik ibn Ad-Dukhsun?” Another man among us said, “That one is a hypocrite! He does not love Allah and his messenger!” The Prophet said to him, “Do you not agree […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Whoever has sincere faith will never enter Hellfire forever

January 27, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and Mu’adh ibn Jabal were riding together on a journey. The Prophet said, “O Mu’adh ibn Jabal!” Mu’adh said, “I am here, O Messenger of Allah, at your service.” The Prophet said, “No one testifies that there is no God but Allah and […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Allah accepts no good deeds unless they are sincere

January 27, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “If a man battles for the sake of reward and fame, what do you think he has?” The Prophet said, “He has nothing.” The man repeated his question three times and the Prophet said, “He has nothing.” […]

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Ayyub on Pardon: Nobility is in detachment from the world and in forgiveness

January 22, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Ayyub As-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not achieve nobility until he has two qualities: to be indifferent to what people possess, and to pardon them.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā’ 1/167 عن ابن حبان قال قال أَيُّوبَ السِّخْتِيَانِيَّ رحمه الله لا يَنْبُلُ الرَّجُلُ حَتَّى تَكُونَ فِيهِ خَصْلَتَانِ الْعِفَّةُ […]

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Hadith on Eden: Allah forgives those who mixed evil and good deeds

January 22, 2017

Samrah ibn Jundab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two angels came to me in the night and took me until we arrived at a city built with gold and silver bricks. We met some men whose first half was the most beautiful you had ever seen, and second […]

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Ali on Faith: Patience is to faith like a head is to a body

January 22, 2017

Masruq reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, patience is to faith as the head is to the body. If the head is cut, the body will perish.” Then Ali raised his voice and he said, “No doubt, there is no faith for one without patience!” Source: al-Ṣabr li […]

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Hadith on Patience: Reward for patience at first strike is Paradise

January 22, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted says: O son of Adam, if you are patient and restrained at the first moment of trauma, then I would not be satisfied with any reward for you less than Paradise.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 1597 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Hadith on Funerals: Muslims whose good is witnessed enter Paradise

January 22, 2017

Umar ibn Al-Khattab reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whenever four persons testify to the goodness of a Muslim, then he will enter Paradise.” We said, “And three?” The Prophet said, “Even three.” We said, “And two?” The Prophet said, “Even two.” Thereafter we did not ask about only one person. […]

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