Tag: Devotion الورع

Umar on Intention: The best action is to have a sincere intention with Allah

February 5, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best deeds are to fulfill the obligations of Allah, to be mindful of the prohibitions of Allah, and to have an honest intention before Allah Almighty.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 38 عن ابن رجب قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ […]

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Qasim on Religion: Piety, night worship, and a pure heart are the best virtues

December 14, 2016

Al-Khateeb reported: Qasim Al-Juwai’, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The religion is based upon devotion. The best worship is undergone in the night, and the best of paths to Paradise is to have a pure heart.” Source: Al-Zuhd wal Raqa’iq 32 عن الخطيب عن قاسم الجوعي رحمه الله قال أَصْلُ الدِّينِ الْوَرَعُ وَأَفْضَلُ […]

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Hadith on Zealotry: Enthusiasm for the Prophet must be within its limits

July 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, every deed has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever is enthusiastic for my tradition (sunnah) will have succeeded, but whoever is enthusiastic for something else has been destroyed.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6725 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad […]

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Abu Darda on Reflection: Spiritual contemplation for an hour is better than night prayer

May 10, 2016

Umm Darda reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with them both, said, “True reflection for an hour is better than prayer at night.” Source: al-Tāsi’ min Fawā’id 5 Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “No poverty is worse than ignorance, no wealth is better than reason, no worship is like contemplation, […]

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Hadith on Enthusiasm: He has succeeded whose vigor for Islam is moderate

August 5, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, everything has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever does so properly and moderately will have hope for success, but whoever earns fingers of accusation will not be deemed worthy.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2453 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The virtue of knowledge is more beloved than the virtue of worship

April 4, 2015

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The virtue of knowledge is more beloved to me than the virtue of worship, and the best of your religion is mindfulness (al-wara’).” Source: al-Ādāb lil-Bayhaqī 818 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Mindfulness means to […]

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