Author Archive: Abu Amina Elias

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Urwah on Mercy: Gentleness and mercy are wisdom

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abi Shaybah reported: Urwah, may Allah have mercy on him said, “It has reached me that it is written in the Torah: As you give mercy you will receive mercy. And it has reached me that it is written in the Torah: Gentleness is the head of wisdom.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 24724, […]

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Al-Kattani on Strength: True strength is to properly manage one’s self

July 11, 2017

Mansur ibn Abdullah reported: Al-Kattani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The truly weak man is he who is too weak to manage himself.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 54/254 عن منصور بن عبد الله قال الكتاني رحمه الله العاجز من عجز عن سياسة نفسه 54/254 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر

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Abu Darda on Wisdom: Silence is wisdom but not many practice it

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Silence is a form of wisdom, yet few people practice it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 628 عن ابن عبد البر عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ الصَّمْتُ حِكَمٌ وَقَلِيلٌ فَاعِلُهُ 628 جامع بيان العلم وفضله لابن عبد البر

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Hadith on Wealth: The best wealth is gratitude and a righteous spouse

July 11, 2017

Thawban reported: When the verse was revealed, “And those who hoard gold and silver,” (9:43), some of the companions said, “This was revealed about gold and silver. Were it only revealed that we may know which wealth is best to take.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best wealth is a […]

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Hadith on Hijab: Men must respect women by not staring at them

July 11, 2017

Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: Al-Fadl was riding with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and a woman from Khash’am came. Al-Fadl began to stare at her and she stared at him. The Prophet made Al-Fadl turn his face in the other direction. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1442, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1334 Grade: Muttafaqun […]

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Sa’eed on Forbearance: A real man does not disparage others

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Sa’eed ibn al-‘As, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have not insulted a man ever since I became a man.” Source: al-Ḥilm li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 119 عن ابن أبي الدنيا قَالَ سَعِيدُ بْنُ الْعَاصِ رحمه الله مَا شَتَمْتُ رَجُلا مُنْذُ كُنْتُ رَجُلا 119 الحلم لابن أبي الدنيا ستر زلة […]

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Hadith on Clothes: Permission to wear non-religious clothing of unbelievers

July 10, 2017

Al-Mughirah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, wore a Roman coat (jubbah) with tight sleeves. Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1768 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi Al-Qari said, “Among the benefits of this hadīth is wearing the clothes of the unbelievers, even if they are proven to be dirty.” Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 4305 […]

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Hadith on Trials: Muslims will flee to the mountains escaping persecution

July 10, 2017

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Soon the best wealth of a Muslim will be a flock of sheep he takes to the top of a mountain or in valleys of rainfall, fleeing with his religion from tribulations.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 19 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Hadith on Sham: If the Syrian people are corrupted, the Ummah is corrupted

July 10, 2017

Qurrah ibn Iyas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the people of Syria (al-Shām) are corrupted, then there will be no good in you. A group among my nation will continue to be supported, unharmed by those who fail them until the establishment of the Hour.” Source: Sunan […]

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Hadith on Recitation: Surat al-Fatihah is enough in prayer, but more is better

June 28, 2017

Ata’ reported: Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him said, “In every prayer is a recitation. Prayers that were recited aloud by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, we have recited aloud to you, and what he recited silently we have kept silent with you. Whoever recites the foundation of the Book […]

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