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Umar on Punishment: It is better to not punish a criminal than to punish him with doubts

December 16, 2015

Ibrahim Al-Nakha’i reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I relax the legal punishments is more beloved to me than applying them with doubts.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 27926 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Sakhawi عَنْ إبْرَاهِيمَ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه لَئِنْ أُعَطِّلُ الْحُدُودَ بِالشُّبُهَاتِ أَحَبُّ […]

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Hadith on Punishments: Do not apply legal punishments if you have an excuse

December 16, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Avoid applying legal punishments as long as you find an excuse to avoid them.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2545, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti As-Suyuti said, “A principle of law states that legal punishments are suspended by doubts.” Source: al-Ashbāh […]

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Hadith on Responsibility: You are not responsible for these persons

February 10, 2014

Fadala ibn Ubaid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are three persons you will not be asked about: a man who separates from the community and disobeys his leader and dies in a state of disobedience, a servant who abandons his master and then dies, and a woman […]

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Hadith on Taqwa: Believers reach Godfearing piety when they abandon doubtful things

February 6, 2014

Atiyyah As-Sa’di reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The servant will not achieve true fear of Allah until he leaves harmless things out of caution that they might be harmful.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2451 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ عَطِيَّةَ السَّعْدِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Dajjal: Run away from the False Messiah because he turns people away from faith

June 12, 2013

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever hears of the False Messiah should flee from him. By Allah, a man will go to him thinking himself a believer but will end up following him because of the doubts he will present.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4319 […]

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Hadith on Religion: Allah can support His religion at the hands of a sinful man

April 3, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: We witnessed the battle of Khaibar along with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. He said concerning a man who claimed to be a Muslim, “He is among the people of Hellfire.” When the battle began, the man fought so fiercely that he was inflicted with many wounds.  […]

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Hadith on Sin: If you are happy with righteousness, then you are a believer

January 25, 2013

Abu Umamah reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “What is faith?” The Prophet said, “If you are happy with your good deeds and saddened by your evil deeds, then you are a believer.” The man said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is sin?” The Prophet said, “If […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Unbelief: A person may commit an act of disbelief but be excused for his honest ignorance

January 22, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Excommunication (takfeer) is part of Allah’s threat (but not a promise), for even if a person denies something said by the Messenger he might be a man who is new to the teachings of Islam, or perhaps he lived in a country far away or something else like that; this person does […]

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Hadith on Aaron: Mary was called sister of Aaron because of her descent from Prophet Aaron

October 5, 2012

Mughira ibn Shu’ba reported: When I came to Najran, the Christian monks asked me, “You recite the verse: O sister of Aaron (19:28); whereas Moses was born long before Jesus by such-and-such years.” When I came back to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, I asked him about it and he […]

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Abu Hanifa on Monotheism: The story of Abu Hanifa’s rebuttal against the atheist’s doubts about Allah

October 4, 2012

Ibn Abu Al-‘Izz reported: It is said that Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, was approached by some speculative theologians who intended to discuss with him the oneness of Allah’s Lordship. Abu Hanifa said, “Before we discuss this question, tell me what you think about a boat in the Euphrates which goes to […]

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