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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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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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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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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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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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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 Hereafter: Worry about the Hereafter is a light in the heart

June 12, 2017

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Ja’far ibn Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Concern about the world is a darkness in the heart, and concern about the Hereafter is a light in the heart.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 543 عَنِ ابْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ رحمه الله قَالَ هَمُّ الدُّنْيَا ظُلْمَةٌ فِي الْقَلْبِ […]

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