Tag: Al-Ghazali الغزالي

Ibn Sireen on Hearts: Allah guides the pure hearts of his servants to moral and spiritual truth

May 13, 2016

Abu Nuaim reported: Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “When Allah intends goodness for a servant, he makes admonitions come from his heart that command him and prohibit him.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 2364 Al-Ghazali said, “The heart is a mirror that is surrounded by influential matters and these traits proceed to the heart. […]

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Al-Ghazali on Neighbors: The right of the neighbor includes good behavior, not simply avoiding harm

April 19, 2016

Al-Ghazali reported: Ibn Al-Muqaffa heard that some people complained of the many rats in his house. It was said to him, “If only you had a cat!” Ibn Al-Muqaffa said, “I am afraid that the rats would hear the sound of the cat and flee to the houses of my neighbors, for then I would […]

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Al-Ghazali on Desire: Corruption and lust turns kings into slaves to their desires

November 12, 2015

Al-Ghazali said, “Glory to Him who made kings into slaves by their disobedience and made slaves into kings by their obedience to Him. Verily, desire and lust turn kings into slaves and that is part of their corruption. If they are patient and mindful of Allah, then slaves will turn into kings.” Source: Iḥyāʼ ʻUlūm al-Dīn […]

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Sufyan on Knowledge: The purpose of learning is to become conscious of Allah and purify the heart

November 10, 2015

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, knowledge is only studied to become mindful of Allah. Verily, knowledge is only favored over other virtues because one is made conscious of Allah by it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 759 Al-Ghazali said, “Seeking knowledge is an act of worship of the […]

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Hadith on Kindness: The best people are those who are kind and benefit others

February 11, 2014

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believer is kind and gracious, for there is no goodness in one who is neither kind nor gracious. The best of people are those who are most beneficial to people.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 5937 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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Al-Ghazali on Takfeer: Leaving a thousand unbelievers is better than killing a single believer

December 28, 2013

Ibn Hajar reported: Al-Ghazali said, “Verily, to permit the killing of someone worshiping upon monotheism is a serious mistake. The mistake of leaving a thousand unbelievers to go free is lesser than shedding the blood of a single Muslim.” Source: Fath ul-Bari 12/314 عن ابن حجر قال الغزالي فَإِنَّ اسْتِبَاحَةَ دِمَاءِ الْمُصَلِّينَ الْمُقِرِّينَ بِالتَّوْحِيدِ خَطَأٌ […]

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Hadith on Kindness: The believer is kind because there is no goodness in the unkind

January 23, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believer is gracious, for there is no goodness in one who is neither kind nor friendly.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8945 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami Al-Ghazali said, “Loving kindness among the servants of Allah is one who desires for the creation of Allah […]

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Hadith on Eid: The Prophet let Aisha sing and play on Eid

August 12, 2012

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to my house when two girls were beside me singing songs of Bu’ath. The Prophet laid down and turned his face to the other side. Then, Abu Bakr came in and spoke to me harshly, saying, “Musical instruments of Satan near the […]

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Al-Ghazali on Sharia: The objectives of the Sharia are the protection of religion, life, intellect, family and property

July 7, 2012

Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “What we mean by welfare is the protection of the objectives of the Sharia. Namely, the objectives of the Sharia in creation are five: the protection of religion, life, intellect, family relations, and property. Everything that advances the protection of these five fundamentals is considered […]

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Hadith on Faith: Until he loves for the people what he loves for himself

November 26, 2011

“None of you has faith until he loves for the people what he loves for himself; and until he loves a person only for the sake of Allah the Exalted.”

لَا يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى يُحِبَّ لِلنَّاسِ مَا يُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِهِ وَحَتَّى يُحِبَّ الْمَرْءَ لَا يُحِبُّهُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ

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