Quran Exegesis التفسير

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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Hadith on Charity: The Prophet commands charity for all people

March 27, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to order charity only for the people of Islam, until this verse was revealed, “It is not your duty to guide them, for Allah guides whom he wills,” (2:272). Thereafter, the Prophet ordered charity for everyone who asked from every religion. Source: Tafsīr […]

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Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

March 22, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junaid ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous man is not he who loves for people what he loves for himself. Rather, […]

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: The Prophet refuses to kill a hypocrite among them

March 7, 2017

Jabir reported: We were with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, during an expedition and a man from the Muhājirīn kicked a man from the Anṣār. The Anṣārī called out, “O Anṣār!” And the Muhājir called out, “O Muhājirīn!” The Messenger of Allah said, “What is this call of ignorance?” They said, “O […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Trials: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from misguiding trials

January 4, 2017

Al-Qurtubi reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not say: O Allah, fortify me from trials! Indeed, not one of you returns to his family and children but that it is included among the trials. Rather, say: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from trials of misguidance!” Source: Tafsīr al-Qurṭubī […]

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Umar II on Humility: The caliph commands his son to sell his valuable jewelry

December 18, 2016

Al-Qurtubi reported: It reached Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, that his son purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so he wrote to him saying: Indeed, I have heard that you purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so sell it and feed a thousand starving people and buy a […]

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