Quran Exegesis التفسير

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 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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Hadith on Doubts: Even the Prophets must overcome doubts in their faith

June 12, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “We are more likely to doubt than Abraham when he said: Lord, show me how you give life to the dead. Allah said: Do you not have faith? Abraham said: Of course, but rather to put my heart at rest.” (2:260) […]

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Ibn Abbas on Pregnancy: A pregnant woman has permission to break fasting

June 12, 2017

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If a pregnant woman fears for herself and the nursing of her child during Ramadan, she should break her fast and in place of each day feed a poor person. She does not need to make up the fasts.” Source: Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī […]

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Hadith on Hearts: Every human’s heart is in the hands of Allah

June 5, 2017

Umm Salamah reported:  I said, “O Messenger of Allah, you often supplicate saying: O turner of the hearts, affirm my heart upon your religion.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Umm Salamah, there is no human but that his heart is between the fingers of Allah. Whoever he wills […]

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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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Hadith on Providence: You must act right to gain the rewards of Paradise

April 3, 2017

Ali reported: We were sitting with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “There are none among you but that his place in Paradise and his place in Hellfire are decreed.” We said, “O Messenger of Allah, shall we not depend on this alone?” The Prophet said, “No, you must work, […]

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Umar on Fate: O Allah, if my fate is evil then change it

April 3, 2017

Abu Uthman Al-Hindi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was performing Ṭawāf around the House and he was weeping, saying, “O Allah, if you have written me among the blessed, then affirm it therein. And if you have written me among the sinful and the damned, then wipe it away and […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Providence: O Allah, affirm me among the blessed

April 3, 2017

Abu Qilabah reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, would say, “O Allah, if you have written me among the damned, then wipe it away from me and affirm me among the blessed.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 8847 عَنْ أَبِي قِلَابَةَ عَنِ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ رَضِي اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ اللهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ كَتَبْتَنِي […]

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Shaqiq on Destiny: O Allah, erase our evil destiny and record us among the blessed

April 3, 2017

Al-A’mash reported: Shaqiq ibn Salamah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O Allah, if you have written us among the damned, then wipe it away and record us among the blessed. And if you have written us among the blessed, then affirm it for us. Verily, you wipe away or affirm whatever you will, […]

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