Tag: Fudayl ibn Iyad الفضيل بن عياض

Fudayl on Sincerity: True good will is to love for others more than yourself

April 14, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you love for people to be equal to you, then you have not fulfilled sincerity for the sake of your Lord. How so while you love for people to be less than you?” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/418 Ibn Rajab said, “He […]

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Fudayl on Arrogance: Let him not love for his sandal to be better

April 13, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said regarding the verse, “This is the home of the Hereafter that We make for those who desire not exaltation in the earth,” (28:83) that it means, “It is one who does not love for even his sandal to be better than the […]

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Fudayl on Moderation: Too much food and sleep hardens the heart

April 5, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Al-Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Two characteristics harden the heart: too much sleeping and too much eating.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/422 عن ابن عساكر قال الفضيل رحمه الله خصلتان تقسيان القلب كثرة النوم وكثرة الأكل 48/422 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر

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Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

March 22, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junaid ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous man is not he who loves for people what he loves for himself. Rather, […]

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Fudayl on Justice: You may not harm anyone or anything without a just cause

October 20, 2015

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “By Allah, it is not lawful for you to harm a dog or a pig without a just cause, so how can you harm a Muslim?” Source: Siyar Aʻlām al-Nubalāʼ 8/427 عن الذهبي قَالَ الْفُضَيْلُ رحمه الله وَاللَّهِ مَا يَحِلُّ لَكَ أَنْ تُؤْذِيَ […]

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Fudayl on Sunnah: Deeds are only accepted if sincere and according to Sunnah

August 5, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad said, “Allah purifies good deeds and makes them correct. Indeed, if deeds are sincere and incorrect, they will not be accepted. If deeds are correct and insincere, they will not be accepted, but rather they are only accepted if they are both sincere and correct. Sincere means they are […]

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Fudayl on Rulers: If I had one supplication to be answered, I would make it for the leader

July 20, 2014

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If I had one supplication to be answered, I would make it for no one but the ruler. If the ruler is righteous, then it will lead to the righteousness of the country and the people.” Source: Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā 8/434 عن الذهبي قال الفضيل رحمه الله لَوْ […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The virtue of the scholar over the worshipper, and blessings upon those who teach goodness

April 1, 2012

Abu Umamah Al-Bahili reported: Two men were mentioned before the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, the worshiper and the scholar. The Prophet said, “The merit of the scholar over the worshiper is like my merit over the least of you. Verily, Allah, his angels, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth, even […]

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