Tag: Guarding the Tongue حفظ اللسان

Ibn Sireen on Sin: The biggest sinners always mention other people’s sins

July 23, 2017

Hisham ibn Hassan reported: Muhammad ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We used to say that the people with the most faults are the quickest of them to mention the faults of others.” Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 138 عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ حَسَّانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ رحمه الله قَالَ كُنَّا نُحَدِّثُ […]

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Abu Darda on Wisdom: Silence is wisdom but not many practice it

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Silence is a form of wisdom, yet few people practice it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 628 عن ابن عبد البر عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ الصَّمْتُ حِكَمٌ وَقَلِيلٌ فَاعِلُهُ 628 جامع بيان العلم وفضله لابن عبد البر

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Hadith on Wealth: The best wealth is gratitude and a righteous spouse

July 11, 2017

Thawban reported: When the verse was revealed, “And those who hoard gold and silver,” (9:43), some of the companions said, “This was revealed about gold and silver. Were it only revealed that we may know which wealth is best to take.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best wealth is a […]

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Sa’eed on Forbearance: A real man does not disparage others

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Sa’eed ibn al-‘As, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have not insulted a man ever since I became a man.” Source: al-Ḥilm li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 119 عن ابن أبي الدنيا قَالَ سَعِيدُ بْنُ الْعَاصِ رحمه الله مَا شَتَمْتُ رَجُلا مُنْذُ كُنْتُ رَجُلا 119 الحلم لابن أبي الدنيا ستر زلة […]

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Ka’b on Mercy: Blessed are those who are merciful to creation

June 8, 2017

Ka’b reported: Allah Almighty said to Moses, upon him be peace, “O Moses, be soft in nature, for the most abhorred creation to me is one within whom is arrogance, in whose tongue is sharpness, and in whose heart is hardness. The most beloved character traits to me are mercy, compassion, kindness, and gentleness. O […]

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Hasan on Mosques: Only discuss the Hereafter in the Masjid

May 31, 2017

Abu Hazim reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “There will come a time upon people when their discussions in the mosques will be about the affairs of their world. Allah has no need of it, so do not sit with them.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 34622 عَنْ أَبِي حَازِمٍ عَنْ […]

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Ibrahim on Fasting: Telling falsehood breaks a person’s fasting

May 29, 2017

Al-A’mash reported: Ibrahim Al-Nakh’I, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous predecessors used to say that telling lies will break the fast.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8888 عَنِ الْأَعْمَشِ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ النخعي رحمه الله قَالَ كَانُوا يَقُولُونَ (السلف) الْكَذِبُ يُفْطِرُ الصَّائِمَ 8888 مصنف ابن أبي شيبة

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Mujahid on Fasting: Backbiting and lies will harm fasting

May 29, 2017

Layth reported: Mujahid, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever is safe from two characteristics will secure his fasting: backbiting and falsehood.” Source: Faḍāʼil al-Awqāt 65 عَنْ لَيْثٍ عَنْ مُجَاهِدٍ رحمه الله قَالَ خَصْلَتَانِ مَنْ حَفِظَهُمَا سَلِمَ لَهُ صَوْمُهُ الْغِيبَةُ وَالْكَذِبُ 65 فضائل الأوقات للبيهقي

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Maymun on Fasting: Easiest part of fasting is not eating or drinking

May 29, 2017

Ja’far reported: Maymun ibn Mihran, may Allah have mercy on him, would say, “Verily, the easiest part of fasting is leaving food and drink.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 3373 عن جعفر عن ميمون بن مهران رحمه الله كان يقول إِنَّ أَهْوَنَ الصَّوْمِ تَرْكُ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ 3373 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي

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Abu Aliyah on Fasting: Backbiting ruins fasting as worship

May 29, 2017

Ibn As-Sari reported: Abu Al-‘Alyiah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The fasting person is in an act of worship as long as he does not backbite anyone, even if he is sleeping on his bed.” Source: al-Zuhd li Hannād ibn al-Sarī 1202 عن هناد بن السري عَنْ أَبِي الْعَالِيَةِ رحمه الله قَالَ الصَّائِمُ […]

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