Archive for August, 2017

Hadith on Provision: Seek provision through obedience to Allah

August 15, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the Holy Spirit impressed upon my mind that a soul will never die until it completes its term and has taken in all of its provision. Thus, be proper in your seeking provision and do not let a restriction of […]

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Hadith on Whisperings: The angels suggest good, devils suggest evil

August 14, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan has influence with the son of Adam and the angel has influence. As for the influence of Satan, he promises evil and denies the truth. As for the influence of the angel, he promises goodness and affirms the […]

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Abu Umamah on Backbiting: Good deeds are given to believers who were backbitten

August 14, 2017

As-Samarqandi reported: Abu Umamah Al-Bahili, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the servant will be given his record on the Day of Resurrection and he will see good deeds that he had not done. He will say: O Lord, from where does these come? Allah will say: These are from people who had […]

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Ibn Abbas on Presence: Two modest prayers with presence are best

August 14, 2017

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Two moderate cycles of prayer (raka’āt) in contemplation are better than praying the night with a bad heart.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 288 عن ابن مبارك عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ رَكْعَتَانِ مُقْتَصِدَتَانِ فِي تَفَكُّرٍ خَيْرٌ مِنْ قِيَامِ لَيْلَةٍ وَالْقَلْبُ سَاهٍ 288 […]

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Al-Qushayri on Mindfulness: Hope leads to good deeds, away from sins

August 14, 2017

Al-Qushayri reported: An-Nasrabadhi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Hope motivates you to acts of obedience and fear leads you away from acts of disobedience, and mindfulness leads to pathways of truth.” Source: al-Risālah al-Qushayrīyah 1/331 عَن القشيرية قَالَ النصرأباذي الرجاء يحركك إِلَى الطاعات والخوف يبعدك عَنِ المعاصي والمراقبة تؤديك إِلَى طرق الحقائق 1/331 […]

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Sa’d on Wealth: If you are not content with Allah, wealth will never enrich you

August 14, 2017

Ibn Qutaybah reported: Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, may Allah be pleased with him, said to his son Umar, “O my son, when you seek richness, then seek it in contentment. For if you are not content, wealth will never enrich you.” Source: ‘Uyūn al-Akhbār 3/207 عن ابن قتيبة قال سعد بن أبي وقّاص رضي الله […]

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Hadith on Muhammad: The Prophet’s way of wearing his hair

August 14, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would let his hair hang down, while the idolaters would part their hair. The people of the Book would let their hair hang down and the Messenger of Allah liked to agree with the people of the Book in matters for which […]

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Hadith on Sleep: The Prophet’s supplication for sleep and wakening

August 9, 2017

Hudhaifa reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, laid down at night, he would place his hand under his cheek and then say, “O Allah, in your name I die and I live.” When he would awaken, he would say, “All praise is due to Allah who has given us life after […]

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Salman on Silence: Speak truth or be silent, do not be angry

August 9, 2017

Mayman ibn Mihran reported: A man came to Salman Al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said, “O Abu Abdullah, advise me.” Salman said, “Do not speak.” The man said, “How can one live among people and not speak?” Salman said, “If you speak, then speak the truth or be silent.” The man […]

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Wahb on Health: The head of health is diet, wisdom is silence

August 9, 2017

Ibrahim ibn Muhammad reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The doctors agreed that the head of medicine is diet. And the wise men agreed that the head of wisdom is silence.” Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 619 عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ فِرَاسٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ […]

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