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Hadith on Character: Honor guests, orphans, and your neighbors in Islam

May 21, 2017

Sa’ib ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him, “O Sa’ib, look at the character of your deeds in the time of ignorance and continue them in Islam: honor the guest, be generous to the orphan, and be good to your neighbor.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15074 Grade: […]

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Ali on Justice: Wrong no one as you would not love to be oppressed

April 9, 2017

Al-Muttaqi Al-Hindi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Make yourself a scale between you and others, and love for those besides you what you love for yourself and hate for them what you hate for yourself. Do not wrong others, as you would love not to be wronged. Be […]

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Hadith on Righteousness: The Prophet’s sword contained righteous sayings

March 10, 2017

Ali reported: When the weapon of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had been assembled, I found on the handle or blade of his sword three sayings, “Maintain relations with those who cut you off, speak the truth even if it is against yourself, and be good to one who is evil to […]

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Raja on Islam: How excellent is Islam when it is adorned by faith

January 9, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Raja’ ibn Haywah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “How excellent is Islam when it is adorned with faith! And how excellent is faith when it is adorned with mindfulness! And how excellent is mindfulness when it is adorned with knowledge! And how excellent is knowledge when it is adorned with […]

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Hadith on Relationships: If you are good with Allah, then you will be good with people

May 9, 2016

Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three people will not be shocked by terror nor will they face the Reckoning, for they will be on a dune of musk until Allah finishes holding his servants to account: a man who recites the Quran seeking the countenance of Allah […]

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Hadith on Teaching: The Prophet was the kindest and most patient teacher to his companions

April 19, 2016

Mu’awiya ibn Al-Hakam reported: I was praying with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while a man among the people sneezed, so I said, “May Allah have mercy on you!” The people began to glare at me in disapproval, so I said, “Woe to me! Why are you staring at me?” […]

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Hadith on Anger: Whoever controls his anger will be filled with faith and peace of mind

April 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever suppresses his rage while he is capable of unleashing it, then Allah will fill him with faith and assurance.” And the Prophet recited the verse, “They are those who suppress their rage and forgive people, for Allah loves the doers of good.” […]

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Malik on Istihsan: Seeking the best ruling is nine tenths of knowledge

March 9, 2016

Az-Zarkashi reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking the best option (istihsan) is nine tenths of knowledge.” Al-Baji said, “Seeking the best option as applied by the Maliki scholars means to seek the opinion that is based on the stronger of two indications in the text.” Source: al-Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ 2/97 […]

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Hadith on Marriage: She is your wife only if you treat her in the best way

February 25, 2016

Hujr ibn Qais reported: When Ali offered a marriage proposal to Fatimah, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “She is yours if you treat her with the best company.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 3490 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ حُجْرِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ قَالَ خَطَبَ عَلِيٌّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ إِلَى […]

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Salaf on Learning: It is not befitting for any person to give up seeking knowledge

February 18, 2016

Ibn Manadhir reported: I asked Abu Amr ibn Al-Ala, may Allah have mercy on him, “For how long is it appropriate for a man to learn?” Abu Amr said, “It is appropriate for him to learn his entire life.” Sufyan ibn Uyainah, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which people are most obliged […]

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