Tag: An-Nawawi النووي

An-Nawawi on Rebels: Fighting an unjust ruler is worse than his oppression

December 1, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “As for rebelling against the ruler and fighting him, it is forbidden by consensus of the Muslims even if he is sinful and oppressive. I have mentioned many traditions with this meaning. The people of the Sunnah have agreed that the ruler should not be removed due to his sinfulness. As for the view mentioned […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Humility: The best people are those who do not see their own virtues

September 11, 2014

An-Nawawi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Humility is part of noble character and arrogance is the habit of villains.” And he said, “Humility inherits love and contentment inherits comfort.” And he said, “The highest of people in status are those who do not see their status, and the greatest of them […]

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Hadith on Eid: Recommendation to wear best clothes on Eid

July 26, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would wear a red-striped cloak on the day of Eid. Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 7808 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani An-Nawawi said, “The scholars agreed with Ash-Shafi’ee that it is recommended to wear the best clothes on the day of Eid.” Source: al-Majmū’ Sharḥ […]

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Hadith on Eid: Recommendation to perform Ghusl before heading to prayer

July 26, 2014

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to perform a ritual bath (ghusl) on the day of Eid before he would depart for prayer. Source: al-Muwaṭṭa 428 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi An-Nawawi said, “The narrations of Ash-Shafi’ee and his companions agree upon the recommendation to perform a ritual bath on the […]

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An-Nawawi on Joking: Jokes are only permissible within limits and conditions

March 11, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “Forbidden joking is that which is excessive and persistent, for it leads to too much laughter and hardening of the heart, it distracts from the remembrance of Allah, and it often causes abuse, rancor, and lack of respect and dignity. As for those who are safe from these matters, then it permissible as […]

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An-Nawawi on Prayers: Muslims must make up any prayers they missed on purpose

February 6, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “There is a consensus among the reliable scholars that whoever leaves a prayer on purpose must make it up. Ibn Hazm disagreed with them on this and he said such a person cannot ever make them up and they will not be valid. Rather, he said one should increase his good deeds and […]

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Hadith on Da’wah: Give glad tidings, make it easy, and remain united

December 11, 2013

Abu Burda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sent Mu’adh and himself to Yemen and he said, “Make things easy and do not make things difficult. Give glad tidings and do not repel people. Cooperate with each other and do not become divided.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2873, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1733 Grade: Muttafaqun […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Men should pray in the front and women pray in the back

August 21, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best rows for men are the front rows and the worst are the back rows. The best rows for women are the back rows and the worst are the front rows.” Source: Sahih Muslim 440, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam […]

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Hadith on Mosques: When you enter the Masjid, then perform tahiyyatul masjid prayers

April 13, 2013

Abu Qatadah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you enters the mosque, then let him pray two bowings before he sits down.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 433, Sahih Muslim 714, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim An-Nawawi said, “In this tradition is the […]

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An-Nawawi on Sunnah: The sources of Islam are Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, and An-Nasa’i

February 20, 2013

An-Nawawi said, “The famous books which are the sources of Islam are five: Sahih Al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan At-Tirimidhi, and Sunan An-Nasa’i.” Source: Al-Adhkar, Al-Muqaddimah قال النووي الكتب المشهورة التي هي أصول الإِسلام وهي خمسة‏ صحيح البخاري وصحيح مسلم وسنن أبي داود والترمذي والنسائي الأذكار المنتخب من كلام سيد الأبرار مقدمة المؤلف

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