Tag: Covering Faults ستر عورات

Hasan on Love: Be moderate in your love and hatred for others

October 27, 2016

Yahya ibn Al-Mukhtar reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Love others moderately and hate others moderately. Some people were extreme in their love of others and were destroyed by it, and some people were extreme in their hatred of others and were destroyed by it. Do not be extreme in your […]

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Hadith on Pardon: Conceal legal offenses from punishment if possible

October 5, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Keep away from these ugly deeds that Allah has prohibited. Whoever falls into them should cover himself with the covering of Allah Almighty.” Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is narrated from Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased […]

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Hadith on Anger: Whoever suppresses his anger will be saved from punishment

April 7, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever restricts his tongue, then Allah will cover his faults. Whoever restrains his anger, then Allah will restrain his punishment on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever apologizes to Allah, then Allah the Exalted will accept his apology.” In another narration, […]

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‘Ata on Punishment: The judge would order the accused to deny his crime to avoid punishment

December 17, 2015

‘Ata reported: Those who came before would be presented with someone accused of theft and they would say, “Have you stolen? Say no.” I do not know who did so except Abu Bakr and Umar. Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 28014 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَطَاءٍ يَقُولُ كَانَ مَنْ مَضَى يُؤْتَى بِالسَّارِقِ […]

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Fudayl on Faith: The believer is happy for others and has good will towards others

October 21, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Admiration is part of faith and envy is part of hypocrisy. The believer admires others and does not envy others, and the hypocrite envies others and does not admire others. The believer overlooks the faults of others, admonishes others, and gives good advice. The hypocrite disgraces […]

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Hamdun on Excuses: Make up to seventy excuses for your brother’s faults

October 11, 2015

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hamdun Al-Qassar, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If one of your brothers commits an error, then seek seventy excuses for him. If your hearts do not accept it, then know that the fault is with yourselves.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 10436 عن البيهقي عن حمدون القصار رحمه الله قال إِذَا زَلَّ أَخٌ مِنْ […]

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Abu Bakr on Punishment: I would prefer for Allah to cover their sins than punish them

December 18, 2014

Zubaid ibn As-Salt reported: I heard Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, say, “Were I to get hold of a drinker of wine, I would prefer for Allah to cover his sin. And were I to get hold of a thief, I would prefer for Allah to cover his sin.” Source: Musannaf Ibn […]

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Ibrahim on Supplication: Why are our supplications not answered?

November 26, 2014

Al-Qurtubi reported: It was said to Ibrahim ibn Adham, “What is wrong with us that we supplicate and we receive no answer?” Ibrahim said, “It is because you know Allah and you do not obey him, and you know the Messenger and you do not follow him or his tradition (sunnah), and you know the […]

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Hadith on Wellness: O Allah, I ask you for well-being in this life and the Hereafter

November 23, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, never forgot to say these supplications whenever he entered morning and evening, “O Allah, I ask you for welfare in this world and in the Hereafter. O Allah, I ask you for pardon and welfare in my religion and in my worldly […]

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Hadith on Sins: Allah will forgive everyone from this nation except those who sin in public

May 19, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Everyone from my nation will be forgiven except those who sin in public. Among them is a man who commits an evil deed in the night that Allah has hidden for him, then in the morning he says: O people, I have done this sin! […]

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