Tag: Generosity كرم

Umar on Supplication: O Allah, I am weak so make me strong

July 19, 2017

Shidad ibn Aws reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Allah, I am weak, so make me strong. I am harsh, so make me gentle. I am miserly, so make me generous.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 5179 عن شداد بن أوس قال عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه اللَّهُمَّ […]

Continue Reading »

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: […]

Continue Reading »

Aisha on Charity: The Prophet’s wife was amazingly charitable and ascetic

April 7, 2017

Urwah ibn Az-Zubayr reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, would give seventy thousand coins in charity while her clothes were covered in patches. Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 754 عَنْ عُرْوَةَ بْنِ الزُّبَيْرِ قَالَ لَقَدْ تَصَدَّقَتْ يَعْنِي عَائِشَةَ رضي الله عنها بِسَبْعِينَ أَلْفًا وَإِنَّ دِرْعَهَا لَمُرَقَّعٌ 754 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك

Continue Reading »

Fudayl on Sincerity: The righteous became so by generosity, purity, and sincerity

January 31, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Those who achieved never did so, in our view, with an abundance of fasts, nor prayers. Indeed, they only achieved, in our view, with the spirit of generosity, purity of heart, and sincerity to the community.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 8/103 قَالَ الفضيل رحمه الله […]

Continue Reading »

Hasan on Character: Good character is generosity, charity, and love

January 9, 2017

Al-Washa’ reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about good character and he said, “It is generosity, charitable giving, and loving kindness towards people.” Source: al-Muwashā 1/28 عن الوشاء قال سُئِل الحسن عن حُسن الخُلق فقال الكرم والبذلة والتَّودُّد إلى النَّاس 1/28 الموشى الظرف والظرفاء

Continue Reading »

Hadith on Character: Noble morals and manners leads to Paradise

October 25, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Noble character is among the deeds of Paradise.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6675 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَكَارِمُ الأَخْلاقِ مِنْ أَعْمَالِ الْجَنَّةِ 6675 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني 8/180 […]

Continue Reading »

Hadith on Love: Allah honors those who love each other for his sake

July 12, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant does not love another servant for the sake of Allah but that his Almighty Lord will honor him.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 21726 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

Continue Reading »

David on Character: My Lord enjoined upon me nine good character traits

May 22, 2016

Hasan ibn Dhakwan reported: David, peace be upon him, said, “My Lord Almighty enjoined upon me nine traits. He enjoined me to revere him in privacy and in public, to be just in a time of anger or pleasure, and to be moderate in a time of wealth or poverty. He enjoined me to reconcile with […]

Continue Reading »

Hadith on Brotherhood: The man who loved the seller and give him more than he asked for

April 19, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: I went out with a man to the market and some merchandise was being sold, so I bartered with him. The seller said, “Thirty coins.” The man thought to himself and said, “I will take it for forty coins.” The seller said, “What makes you say this when I would give […]

Continue Reading »

Hasan on Character: A concise description of the character of a true believer

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, from the character of the believer is strength in religion, determination with leniency, faith with certainty, eagerness for knowledge, sympathy with understanding, moderation in worship, mercy with effort, giving to those who ask, not wronging the one he hates, not sinning […]

Continue Reading »