Scholars العلماء

Umar on Fasting: True fasting is to avoid sins and vain talk

May 28, 2017

Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Fasting is not merely from food and drink. Rather, it is from lies, falsehood, vain talk, and swearing.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8683 عَنْ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ لَيْسَ الصِّيَامُ مِنْ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ وَحْدَهُ وَلَكِنَّهُ مِنْ الْكَذِبِ وَالْبَاطِلِ وَاللَّغْوِ وَالْحَلِفِ 8683 مصنف […]

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Jabir on Fasting: You must fast from sins with dignity and tranquility

May 27, 2017

Sulaiman ibn Musa reported: Jabir, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “When you fast, then let your hearing, seeing, and tongue fast as well from falsehood and sins, and avoid harming your servants. Rather, you must have dignity and tranquility on the day of your fasting. Do not make days you do not fast […]

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Ali on Justice: Treat others as you want to be treated

May 25, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever intends from himself to be fair to people, then let him love for them as he loves for himself.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 44955 عن ابن عساكر قَالَ عَلِيٌّ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ فَلْيُحِبَّ لَهُمْ مَا […]

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Abdullah on Justice: If you want to be fair, treat others as yourself

May 25, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would love for himself to be just with people, then let him treat people the way he would love to be treated.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 10375 عن البيهقي قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْعُودٍ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ […]

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Salaf on Fasting: A purpose of fasting is to remember the poor and starving

May 24, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors were asked, “Why has fasting been instituted?” They said, “That the rich will taste hunger and thus will not forget the hungry.” Source: Laṭāʼif al-Maʻārif 1/168 عن ابن رجب وسئل بعض السلف لم شرع الصيام قال ليذوق الغني طعم الجوع فلا ينسى الجائع 1/168 لطائف المعارف لابن […]

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Ibn Umar on Family: Whoever is good to his family is rewarded in this life

May 15, 2017

Al-Bukhari reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever fears his Lord and maintains family ties, his life will be prolonged, his wealth will be enriched, and his family will love him.” Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 59 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عن البخاري  قَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ مَنِ اتَّقَى رَبَّهُ وَوَصَلَ رَحِمَهُ […]

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Wahb on Arrogance: Beware of lowly desires, evil friends, and selfish pride

May 11, 2017

Ahmad reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, delivered a sermon to the people upon the pulpit and he said, “Guard for me three things. Beware of whims that are followed, an evil companion, and the vanity of a man impressed by his own opinion.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 2230 Grade: […]

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Fudayl on Sincerity: True good will is to love for others more than yourself

April 14, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you love for people to be equal to you, then you have not fulfilled sincerity for the sake of your Lord. How so while you love for people to be less than you?” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/418 Ibn Rajab said, “He […]

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Hasan on Faith: How can you be a Muslim if people are not safe from you?

April 13, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O son of Adam, how can you be a believer while your neighbor is not secure from you? O son of Adam, how can you be a Muslim while the people are not safe from you? O son of Adam, you will never achieve […]

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Sufyan on Silence: Being silent for long periods is the key to worship

April 10, 2017

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is said that observing long periods of silence is the key to worship.” Source: al-Ṣamt li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 433 عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ قَالَ رحمه الله كَانَ يُقَالُ طُولُ الصَّمْتِ مِفْتَاحُ الْعِبَادَةِ 433 الصمت لابن أبي الدنيا

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