Tag: Good Will النصيحة

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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Hadith on Sincerity: Good will and honest intentions protect from malice, deception

February 7, 2017

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are three traits by which a believer will not be deceived or consumed by hatred: sincerity in deeds for Allah, offering good will to the Muslims, and keeping to their community.” Source: Musnad al-Shāmiyyīn 1279 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic […]

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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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Ibn Mu’adh on Intention: Sincerity distinguishes good deeds from evil deeds

February 1, 2017

Abu Hayyan reported: Ibn Mu’adh, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Sincerity distinguishes good deeds from sins just as milk is distinguished from filth and blood.” Sa’eed ibn Jubair, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Sincerity is to not associate partners with Allah in one’s religion and to not display ostentation in good deeds […]

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Umar on Sincerity: Whoever is sincere will have his affairs taken care of by Allah

February 1, 2017

Amir Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab wrote to Abu Musa, may Allah be pleased with them both, saying, “Whoever purifies his intention, then Allah will take care of his affairs between people. And whoever embellishes for people what Allah knows is not in his heart, then Allah Almighty will disgrace him.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 1/50 […]

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Abu Sulaiman on Sincerity: Blessed are those who walk sincerely to Allah

February 1, 2017

Ibn Qudamah reported: Abu Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Blessed is he who takes a single step desiring nothing but Allah Almighty.” And Ma’ruf Al-Karkhi, may Allah have mercy on him, would strike himself and say, “O my soul! Be sincere and purify yourself!” Source: Minhāj al-Qāṣdīn 1/365 عن ابن قدامة قال […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Sincerity: The best deed is to be sincere to Allah

February 1, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Ibn Al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which deed is best?” Ibn Al-Mubarak said, “Sincerity to Allah.” Source: al-Amr bil-Ma’rūf li Ibn Abī Dunyā 71 عن ابن أبي الدنيا أَنَّ ابْنَ الْمُبَارَكِ رحمه الله سُئِلَ أَيُّ الْأَعْمَالِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ النُّصْحُ لِلَّهِ 71 الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر لابن أبي […]

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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 […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: The best act of worship is sincerity to Allah

January 31, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: The most beloved act with which my servant worships me is sincerity for my sake.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 21687 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَحَبُّ […]

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Al-Ghazali on Neighbors: The right of the neighbor includes good behavior, not simply avoiding harm

April 19, 2016

Al-Ghazali reported: Ibn Al-Muqaffa heard that some people complained of the many rats in his house. It was said to him, “If only you had a cat!” Ibn Al-Muqaffa said, “I am afraid that the rats would hear the sound of the cat and flee to the houses of my neighbors, for then I would […]

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