Archive for April, 2017

Hadith on Sects: The Prophet warns of violent sectarianism ahead

April 28, 2017

Wathilah ibn Al-Asqa’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you imagine that I will be the last of you to die? No doubt I will be among the first of you to die and coming after me will be sects that destroy each other.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16530 […]

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Hadith on Haste: Hurry to good deeds before disaster strikes

April 27, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Hasten to perform good deeds before seven events: Are you waiting for poverty that makes you forgetful? Or wealth that burdens you? Or a debilitating disease or senility? Or an unexpected death or the False Messiah? Or is it evil in […]

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Hadith on Life: There is no life but the Hereafter

April 24, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, there is no life but the life of the Hereafter, so forgive the Anṣār and the Muhājirūn.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2679, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1805 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ عَنِ […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: They will be resurrected with ones they loved

April 24, 2017

Ali reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No man loves a people but that he will be resurrected with them.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6450 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Mundhiri عَنْ عَلِيٍّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا يُحِبُّ رَجُلٌ قَوْمًا إِلَّا حُشِرَ مَعَهُمْ 6450 المعجم […]

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Hadith on Anger: A strong man controls his anger and defeats Satan

April 24, 2017

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by people wrestling and he said, “What is this?” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, this is a wrestler and none can wrestle like him!” The Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you who is even stronger than him? It is a man wronged […]

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Hadith on Justice: The Prophet accepts retaliation by his companion

April 24, 2017

Usaid ibn Hudair reported: While he was talking to people and telling jokes to make them laugh, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, poked him in the side with a staff. Usaid said, “Let me retaliate!” The Prophet said, “Take retaliation.” Usaid said, “Indeed, you are wearing a shirt and I am not.” […]

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Umar on Protection: Umar enjoins the Caliph to be good to non-Muslims

April 19, 2017

Amr ibn Maymun reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Enjoin the Caliph after me to be good to the people under the protection of Allah and the protection of his messenger (ahl al-dhimmah), peace and blessings be upon him, that he honors their covenant, he fights on their behalf, and […]

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Fudayl on Sincerity: True good will is to love for others more than yourself

April 14, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you love for people to be equal to you, then you have not fulfilled sincerity for the sake of your Lord. How so while you love for people to be less than you?” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/418 Ibn Rajab said, “He […]

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Fudayl on Arrogance: Let him not love for his sandal to be better

April 13, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said regarding the verse, “This is the home of the Hereafter that We make for those who desire not exaltation in the earth,” (28:83) that it means, “It is one who does not love for even his sandal to be better than the […]

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Hasan on Faith: How can you be a Muslim if people are not safe from you?

April 13, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O son of Adam, how can you be a believer while your neighbor is not secure from you? O son of Adam, how can you be a Muslim while the people are not safe from you? O son of Adam, you will never achieve […]

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