Tag: Extravagance السرف

Sufyan on Honesty: You must be truthful in everything you do

February 7, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “You must be honest in all things. Beware of lying and treachery and sitting with those who commit them, for it will all be a burden of sin. Beware, my brother, of ostentation in words and deeds, as it is a form of […]

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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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Hadith on Mercy: The mercy of Allah is more beloved to the Prophet than the entire world

July 14, 2016

Thawban reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I would not love to have the world or anything in it in exchange for this verse: O my servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Verily, Allah forgives all sins, for he is the […]

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Wahb on Moderation: Everything has a balance, so seek the middle ground

December 28, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, everything has two ends and a middle. If you hold one of the ends, the other will be skewed. If you hold the middle, the two ends will be balanced. You must seek the middle ground in all things.” Source: Hilyat […]

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Hadith on Graves: The disapproval of plastering and building structures over graves

November 11, 2015

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited plastering the graves, sitting upon them, and building structures over them. Source: Sahih Muslim 970, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim An-Nawawi said, “In this tradition is the disapproval of plastering graves and building over them, and the prohibition of sitting upon […]

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Umar on Leadership: How can the commander of the faithful lead unless he suffers with the people?

August 12, 2015

At-Tabari reported: The people of Medina and surrounding areas were afflicted by a famine during the leadership of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. The wind blew dust as if it were ashes, so it was called the year of ashes. Umar vowed never to taste butter, milk, or meat until the […]

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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 Water: Conserve water even if you are on the banks of a running stream

August 19, 2013

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by Sa’d while he was performing ablution. The Prophet said, “What is this extravagance?” Sa’d said, “Is there extravagance with water in ablution?” The Prophet said, “Yes, even if you were on the banks of a flowing river.” Source: Sunan […]

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Hadith on Extravagance: Gold, silver, and silk are for unbelievers in the world and believers in the Hereafter

July 22, 2013

Ibn Abu Layla reported: Hudhaifa was at Al-Madain and he asked for water, so the chief of the village brought him water in a silver cup. Hudhaifa threw it at him and he said, “I have thrown it only because I have forbidden him to use it, yet he continues to use it. The Prophet, […]

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Hadith on Food: The believers are moderate in what they eat

July 10, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The unbeliever eats with seven intestines, and the believer eats with one intestine.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5079, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2060 Grade: Mutaffaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ الْكَافِرُ يَأْكُلُ فِي […]

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