Tag: Covenants عهد

Hasan on Islam: The religion is to worship Allah and be at peace with others

October 27, 2016

Isra’il Abi Musa reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Islam! And what is Islam? It is that you surrender your heart to Allah Almighty and that every Muslim and protected person is safe from you.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 644 عَنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ أَبِي مُوسَى قَالَ الحسن البصري رحمه الله الْإِسْلَامُ وَمَا الْإِسْلَامُ […]

Continue Reading »

Hadith on Brotherhood: Do not argue, mock, or break your promises

May 27, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not argue with your brother, do not make fun of your brother, and do not make a promise for him only to break it.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1995 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ  عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

Continue Reading »

‘Ata on Promises: Fulfill your pledges and covenants with the idolaters

April 3, 2016

Muhammad ibn Surqah reported: A man said to ‘Atā, may Allah be pleased with him, “A man was captured by the Daylamites and they said: We will send you back if you give us a covenant and a pledge that you will return with some wealth for us. If he does not go back to […]

Continue Reading »

Umar on Charity: Non-Muslims deserve a fair share of public charity

October 25, 2015

Abu Bakrah reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, passed by the door of some people, over which was an old blind man asking for charity. Umar tapped him on the shoulder from behind and he said, “From which people of the Book are you?” The man said, “I am a Jew.” […]

Continue Reading »

Umar II on Tribute: The non-Muslims must have enough wealth to take care of themselves

October 25, 2015

Abu Ja’far reported: The commander of the faithful, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, passed by an old man among the non-Muslim citizens who was going from house to house begging for charity. Umar said, “We have not been fair to you that we have taken tribute from you in your youth and now you are helpless in […]

Continue Reading »

Umar at Jerusalem: The covenant of protection between Umar and the Christians

October 17, 2015

At-Tabari reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab made peace with the people of Jerusalem at Al-Jabiya and therein he wrote a single covenant for every village besides Jerusalem: In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. This is what is granted of security by the servant of Allah, Umar, the commander of the faithful, to the […]

Continue Reading »

Umar on Judgment: The Caliph judges in favor of the Jew

August 11, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was presented with a dispute between a Muslim and a Jew. Umar believed that the truth was on the side of the Jew, so he passed judgment in his favor. The Jew said to him, “By Allah, you have judged with the […]

Continue Reading »

Hadith on Treachery: There is no faith in one who cannot keep a promise

May 13, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no faith for one who cannot be trusted. There is no religion for one who cannot uphold a covenant.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 11975 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى […]

Continue Reading »

Umar on Treachery: If I knew he had killed an unbeliever by treachery, I would strike his neck

March 13, 2014

Malik reported: A man from the people of Kufa said that Umar ibn Al-Khattab wrote to a commander in an army he had dispatched, saying, “I have heard that it is the habit of some of your men to chase an unbeliever until he takes refuge in a high place. Then a man tells him […]

Continue Reading »

Umar on Covenants: I will execute someone who unlawfully kills an idolater

March 13, 2014

Abu Salama reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “By Allah, if one of you were to give a gesture of safety to an idolater and he came trusting you and you killed him, then I would execute you for it.” Source: Sunan Sa’eed ibn Mansur 2439 عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي […]

Continue Reading »