Scholars العلماء

Umar on Truth: Guide me to the truth and to follow it

June 11, 2017

Al-Buhuti reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Allah, show me the truth as truth and guide me to follow it. And show me the false as false and guide me to avoid it.” Source: Sharḥ al-Muntahá al-Irādāt 3/497 عن البهوتي قال عمر الله رضي الله عنه اللَّهُمَّ أَرِنِي الْحَقَّ حَقًّا وَوَفِّقْنِي […]

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Ka’b on Mercy: Blessed are those who are merciful to creation

June 8, 2017

Ka’b reported: Allah Almighty said to Moses, upon him be peace, “O Moses, be soft in nature, for the most abhorred creation to me is one within whom is arrogance, in whose tongue is sharpness, and in whose heart is hardness. The most beloved character traits to me are mercy, compassion, kindness, and gentleness. O […]

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Khalid on Good: Hurry to good deeds before you lose an opportunity

June 6, 2017

Abu Nuaym reported: Khalid ibn Ma’dan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If a door of good is open for one of you, then let him rush to it. He does not know when it will be closed to him.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 5/211 عن أبي نعيم عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ مَعْدَانَ رحمه الله قَالَ إِذَا […]

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Abu Darda on Hypocrisy: A Muslim can lose his religion in a single moment

June 5, 2017

Jubair ibn Nufair reported: He heard Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, at the end of his prayer seeking refuge in Allah from hypocrisy and he continued to seek refuge from it. Jubair said, “What is the matter, O Abu Darda, with you and hypocrisy?” Abu Darda said, “Leave us alone! Leave us […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Allah: If you seek Me, you will find Me

June 5, 2017

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: A divine narration states, “O son of Adam, I created you for My worship, so do not be diverted by amusement. I have made you responsible for My provision, so do not tire of working. O son of Adam, seek Me and you will find Me. If you find Me, you have […]

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Malik on Knowledge: Muslims should never stop learning

June 1, 2017

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is not befitting for anyone with knowledge to give up learning.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 423 عن ابن عبد البر قال مالك بن أنس رحمه الله لا يَنْبَغِي لأَحَدٍ يَكُونُ عِنْدَهُ الْعِلْمُ أَنْ يَتْرُكَ التَّعَلُّمَ 423 جامع بيان العلم وفضله […]

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Hasan on Mosques: Only discuss the Hereafter in the Masjid

May 31, 2017

Abu Hazim reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “There will come a time upon people when their discussions in the mosques will be about the affairs of their world. Allah has no need of it, so do not sit with them.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 34622 عَنْ أَبِي حَازِمٍ عَنْ […]

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Ibrahim on Fasting: Telling falsehood breaks a person’s fasting

May 29, 2017

Al-A’mash reported: Ibrahim Al-Nakh’I, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous predecessors used to say that telling lies will break the fast.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8888 عَنِ الْأَعْمَشِ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ النخعي رحمه الله قَالَ كَانُوا يَقُولُونَ (السلف) الْكَذِبُ يُفْطِرُ الصَّائِمَ 8888 مصنف ابن أبي شيبة

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Mujahid on Fasting: Backbiting and lies will harm fasting

May 29, 2017

Layth reported: Mujahid, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever is safe from two characteristics will secure his fasting: backbiting and falsehood.” Source: Faḍāʼil al-Awqāt 65 عَنْ لَيْثٍ عَنْ مُجَاهِدٍ رحمه الله قَالَ خَصْلَتَانِ مَنْ حَفِظَهُمَا سَلِمَ لَهُ صَوْمُهُ الْغِيبَةُ وَالْكَذِبُ 65 فضائل الأوقات للبيهقي

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Maymun on Fasting: Easiest part of fasting is not eating or drinking

May 29, 2017

Ja’far reported: Maymun ibn Mihran, may Allah have mercy on him, would say, “Verily, the easiest part of fasting is leaving food and drink.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 3373 عن جعفر عن ميمون بن مهران رحمه الله كان يقول إِنَّ أَهْوَنَ الصَّوْمِ تَرْكُ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ 3373 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي

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