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Hadith on Ease: Allah is satisfied to make life easy for Muslims, not to give them hardship

April 8, 2013

Mihjan ibn al-Adra reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah the Exalted is pleased for this nation to be at ease and He is displeased for it to be in difficulty,” and he said it three times. Source: Muj’am Al-Kabeer At-Tabarani 707 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti […]

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Hadith on Kindness: The believer is kind because there is no goodness in the unkind

January 23, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believer is gracious, for there is no goodness in one who is neither kind nor friendly.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8945 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami Al-Ghazali said, “Loving kindness among the servants of Allah is one who desires for the creation of Allah […]

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Hadith on Islam: This religion is deep so embrace it with gentleness

December 11, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, this religion is vast, so enter its depth with gentleness.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 27318 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عن أنس بن مالك قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ هَذَا الدِّينَ مَتِينٌ فَأَوْغِلُوا فِيهِ بِرِفْقٍ 27318 […]

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Abu Ad-Darda on Relaxation: I relax myself with entertainment until I have more strength to worship

October 24, 2012

Al-Ghazali reported: Abu Ad-Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Indeed, I relax myself with something entertaining in order to help me continue upon the truth.” Source: Ihya Ulum ud-Deen قال أبو الدرداء‏ إني لأستجم نفسي بشيء من اللهو فيكون ذلك عوناً لي على الحق‏ إحياء علوم الدين بيان أن النية غير داخلة تحت […]

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Ibn Sireen on Entertainment: The companions would entertain themselves with songs and poetry

October 24, 2012

Qurra ibn Khalid reported: I asked Muhammad ibn Sireen, “Did the companions have fun?” He said, “They are were but people. Ibn Umar would have fun and compose songs of poetry.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 2437 عَنْ قُرَّةَ بْنِ خَالِدٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِمُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ هَلْ كَانُوا يَتَمَازَحُونَ فَقَالَ مَا كَانُوا إِلا كَالنَّاسِ كَانَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ […]

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Hadith on Moderation: The Prophet let the Jews know that there is flexibility, leniency, and ease in Islam

October 22, 2012

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, placed my chin on his shoulder so I could watch the Abyssinians playing until I felt tired and turned away. The Prophet said, “This is for the Jews to know that there is flexibility in our religion. Verily, I have been sent with a lenient, upright religion.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Prayers: The Prophet allowed the combining of prayers on some occasions to ease his nation

October 14, 2012

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, combined the noon and afternoon prayers, and the evening and night prayers, for reasons other than fear of attack or rainfall. Sai’d ibn Jubair said, “Why did he do that?” Ibn Abbas said, “So as not to make hardship for his nation.” […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Differences: The consensus of the companions is decisive proof but their differences is mercy

August 20, 2012

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Some of the scholars used to say, “The consensus of the companions is a decisive proof, but their differences are a vast mercy.” Source: Majmu’ Al-Fatawa 30/80 قال ابن تيمية كَانَ بَعْضُ الْعُلَمَاءِ يَقُولُ إجْمَاعُهُمْ حُجَّةٌ قَاطِعَةٌ وَاخْتِلَافُهُمْ رَحْمَةٌ وَاسِعَةٌ مجموع فتاوى ابن تيمية

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Compulsion: It is not the duty of the jurist to compel people to follow his school of thought

August 19, 2012

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: The Imams would say, “It is not the duty of the jurist (faqīh) to force his school of thought upon the people.” Source: Majmu’ Al-Fatawa 30/80 قال ابن تيمية قال الأئمة لَيْسَ لِلْفَقِيهِ أَنْ يَحْمِلَ النَّاسَ عَلَى مَذْهَبِهِ 30/80 مجموع فتاوى ابن تيمية الفقه باب الشركة مسألة حكم شركة الأبدان وأنواعها مسألة ولي […]

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Ash-Shaf’iee on Differences: My opinion is right, but could be wrong

July 11, 2012

Al-Haytami reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Our way (madh’hab) is correct, but could be mistaken. The way of our opponents is mistaken, but could be correct.” Source: al-Fatāwá al-Fiqhīyah al-Kubrá 4/313 عن الهيتمي قال الإمام الشافعي رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى مَذْهَبَنَا صَوَابٌ يَحْتَمِلُ الْخَطَأَ وَمَذْهَبَ مُخَالِفِنَا خَطَأٌ يَحْتَمِلُ الصَّوَابَ 4/313 الفتاوى الفقهية الكبرى

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