Tag: Chivalry مروءة

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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Hadith on Hijab: Men must respect women by not staring at them

July 11, 2017

Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: Al-Fadl was riding with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and a woman from Khash’am came. Al-Fadl began to stare at her and she stared at him. The Prophet made Al-Fadl turn his face in the other direction. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1442, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1334 Grade: Muttafaqun […]

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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 Women: The best men treat women in the best manner

November 2, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are the best to their women.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 1978 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِيَارُكُمْ خِيَارُكُمْ لِنِسَائِهِمْ 1978 سنن ابن […]

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Umar on Men: Real men are trustworthy and honorable to others

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not let yourselves be impressed by a man who commands attention. Rather, if he fulfills the trust and restrains himself from harming the honor of people, then he will truly be a man.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 681 عن ابن المبارك قال […]

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Al-Bushanji on Chivalry: Whoever loves his brother and hates evil for him is chivalrous

April 18, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Abu Al-Hasan Al-Bushanji, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about chivalry and he said, “Chivalry is with you in a verse from the Book of Allah and a report from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. As for the saying of Allah, it is: They love those who […]

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Hadith on Pardon: Forgive punishments as a matter of chivalry and righteousness

April 1, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Waive the punishments with magnanimity, for that is part of righteousness.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Except for those regarding the legal limits (ḥudūd) of Allah.” Source: Makārim al-Akhlāq lil-Ṭabarānī 62 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ […]

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Ahnaf on Envy: No rest and relaxation for the envious and hateful

March 8, 2015

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ahnaf ibn Qais, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Five are as I say: There is no rest for the envious, there is no chivalry for the liar, there is no loyalty for kings, there is no escape for the miser, and there is no respect for bad character.” Source: Shu’b al-Imān 6123 عن […]

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Ibn Mubarak on Respect: Do not belittle the scholars, the rulers, or your Muslim brothers

August 28, 2014

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abdullah ibn Mubarak said, “It is a duty upon the wise man not to belittle three persons: the scholars, the authorities, and his brothers. Indeed, whoever belittles the scholars will lose his place in the Hereafter. Whoever belittles the authorities will lose his place in the world. Whoever belittles his brothers will lose […]

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Umar on Honor: The honor of a man is in his use of reason, his religion, and his character

June 20, 2014

Al-Mawardi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The foundation of a man is his intellect, his honor is in his religion, and his chivalry is in his character.” Source: Adab al-Dunyā wal-Dīn 17 Al-Ghazali said, “Reason is the source and fountainhead of knowledge, as well as its foundation. Knowledge sprouts from it […]

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