Archive for July, 2017

Hadith on Supplication: Allah responds directly to every supplication

July 27, 2017

Anas reported: A bedouin came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me what is good.” The Prophet took him by the hand and he said, “Say: Glory be to Allah, all praise is due to Allah, there is no God but Allah, and Allah […]

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Urwah on Faith: No religion for one who cannot fulfil the trust

July 24, 2017

Hisham ibn Urwah reported: Urwah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Be not deceived by the prayer of a man, nor by his fasting. Whoever wills can fast and whoever wills can pray, yet there is no religion for one who cannot be trusted.” Source: al-Īmān li Ibn Abī Shaybah 12 عن هشام بن […]

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Hadith on Purity: Angels supplicate for those who sleep with ablution

July 23, 2017

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Purify these bodies of yours that Allah may purify you. No servant retires for the night in a state of purity but that an angel resides with him in his bed. Every time he turns about for an hour, the angel […]

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Ibn Sireen on Sin: The biggest sinners always mention other people’s sins

July 23, 2017

Hisham ibn Hassan reported: Muhammad ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We used to say that the people with the most faults are the quickest of them to mention the faults of others.” Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 138 عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ حَسَّانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ رحمه الله قَالَ كُنَّا نُحَدِّثُ […]

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Hadith on Water: Giving water to the thirsty is great charity

July 23, 2017

Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3664 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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Sufyan on Sins: To sin against people is more severe to Allah

July 23, 2017

Al-Samarqandi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “For you to meet Allah Almighty with seventy sins between you and Allah would be easier on you than to meet him with a single sin between you and his servants.” Source: Tanbīh al-Ghāfilīn 1/380 عن السمرقندي وَعَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيِّ رَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى عَلَيْهِ […]

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Umar on Supplication: O Allah, I am weak so make me strong

July 19, 2017

Shidad ibn Aws reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Allah, I am weak, so make me strong. I am harsh, so make me gentle. I am miserly, so make me generous.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 5179 عن شداد بن أوس قال عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه اللَّهُمَّ […]

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Amr on Hypocrisy: He sees a speck in another’s eye, but not a log in his own

July 16, 2017

Ali ibn Rabah reported: Amr ibn al-‘As, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I am bewildered by a man who flees from fate and is in battle with it. He sees the mote in the eye of his brother, yet he places a beam in his own eye. He brings out resentment in the […]

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Abu Darda on Reciprocity: As you judge others, so you are judged

July 16, 2017

Abu Qilabah reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Righteousness will not perish, nor will sin be forgotten. The Judge does not sleep. Thus, be as you will, for as you judge you shall be judged.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 448 عَنْ أَبِي قِلابَةَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه […]

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Hadith on Tribulations: If there is no true Muslim leader, withdraw from all sects

July 12, 2017

Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The people used to ask the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about good, but I would ask about evil for fear it would overtake me. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we were in ignorance and evil and Allah sent us this good. Will there be evil […]

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