Tag: Desire هوا

Hadith on Greed: Human beings are greedy for more and more until death

May 11, 2017

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the son of Adam had a valley of date palms, he would wish for another like it, then another and another, until he wished to have many valleys. Nothing will fill his belly but the dust of the grave.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad […]

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Wahb on Arrogance: Beware of lowly desires, evil friends, and selfish pride

May 11, 2017

Ahmad reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, delivered a sermon to the people upon the pulpit and he said, “Guard for me three things. Beware of whims that are followed, an evil companion, and the vanity of a man impressed by his own opinion.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 2230 Grade: […]

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Mu’awiya on Insight: A man has little insight until his forbearance is strong

December 14, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Mu’awiya, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A man will not achieve the range of insight until his forbearance overcomes his ignorance and his patience overcomes his desires. And he will not achieve that unless his forbearance is strong.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 63923 عن ابن عساكر مُعَاوِيَةُ رضي الله عنه لا […]

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Hadith on Desires: The Prophet fears Muslims will follow desires and lusts

December 5, 2016

Abu Barzah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among what I fear for you are the seductive temptations in your stomachs and private parts and the misguidance of desires.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 19274 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَبِي بَرْزَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ […]

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Hadith on Salvation: Consistent fear of Allah, justice, and moderation lead to Paradise

May 22, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three are causes of destruction: greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and a man whose pride impresses himself. Three are causes of salvation: justice in a time of pleasure or anger, moderation in a time of wealth or poverty, and […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: The most honorable act of worship is forgiveness

April 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Moses asked his Lord about six qualities he thought he had, but the seventh he did not like. Moses said: O Lord, who is the most mindful of your servants? Allah said: Those who remember and do not forget. Moses said: […]

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Hadith on Sects: The Muslims will split into sects due to their infectious desires

March 27, 2016

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No doubt, the people of the Book before you were split into seventy two sects and this religion will split into seventy three sects and seventy two will be in the Hellfire. Only one will be in Paradise, for they are the […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Desires: Conquering lust and caprice is harder than conquering cities

January 28, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Opposing desires will allow the servant to acquire strength in his body, his heart, and his speech. Some of the righteous predecessors would say that conquering desires needs more strength than one who could conquer a city by himself.” Source: Rawḍat al-Muḥibbīn 1/477 قال ابن القيم رحمه الله مُخَالَفَةُ الْهَوَى تُورِثُ الْعَبْدَ قُوَّةً […]

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Salaf on Fear: The righteous are only those who restrain their desire to sin

December 8, 2015

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors said, “The one who fears Allah is not one who weeps and his eyes overflow with tears. Verily, the one who fears Allah are only those who leave what they desire of the unlawful when they are able to indulge it. The greatest reward are for those […]

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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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