Tag: Guarding the Tongue حفظ اللسان

Sufyan on Silence: Being silent for long periods is the key to worship

April 10, 2017

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is said that observing long periods of silence is the key to worship.” Source: al-Ṣamt li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 433 عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ قَالَ رحمه الله كَانَ يُقَالُ طُولُ الصَّمْتِ مِفْتَاحُ الْعِبَادَةِ 433 الصمت لابن أبي الدنيا

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Bilal on Hypocrisy: Do not show people two faces with an evil heart

February 2, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Bilal ibn Sa’d, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Do not be one with two faces and two tongues, making a show for people to praise you while your heart is wicked.” Source: al-Ikhlāṣ li Ibn Abī Dunyā 28 عن ابن أبي الدنيا قال بلال بن سعد رحمه الله لَا […]

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Hadith on Words: People stumble with their tongues more than their feet

November 6, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the servant may say a word for no reason other than to make people around him laugh, yet by it he plunges farther than the distance between the heaven and earth. Verily, a man stumbles with his tongue worse than […]

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Hadith on Words: A single word can earn the pleasure or displeasure of Allah

November 6, 2016

Bilal ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, one of you speaks a word pleasing to Allah without realizing what he has achieved, so Allah decrees his satisfaction with him until the day he meets him. And one of you speaks a word displeasing to Allah without realizing […]

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Hadith on Curses: Cursing and excommunicating a Muslim is like killing him

October 31, 2016

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man declares his brother to be an unbeliever, then it is as if he has killed him. And cursing a believer is like killing him.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 3158/3159 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ […]

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Umar on Men: Real men are trustworthy and honorable to others

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not let yourselves be impressed by a man who commands attention. Rather, if he fulfills the trust and restrains himself from harming the honor of people, then he will truly be a man.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 681 عن ابن المبارك قال […]

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Ibn Umar on Curses: The most hated of people curse others often

October 27, 2016

Qatadah reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the most hateful of servants to Allah is every stubborn transgressor and curser of others.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 666 عَنْ قَتَادَةَ قَالَ قَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا إِنَّ أَبْغَضَ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ إِلَى اللَّهِ كُلُّ طَعَّانٍ لَعَّانٍ 666 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك

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Makhul on Slander: May Allah forgive him for being inexperienced

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: A man said to Al-Makhul, may Allah have mercy on him, “Indeed, someone has slandered you!” Al-Makhul said, “May Allah forgive him, for he is merely inexperienced.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 659 عن ابن المبارك حَدَّثَنَا رَجُلٌ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ لِمَكْحُولٍ رحمه الله إِنَّ فُلانًا يَقَعُ فِيكَ قَالَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ إِنَّهُ لَغِرٌّ 659 الزهد والرقائق […]

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Ibn Farafisa on Forgiveness: Whoever forgives his oppressor has conquered Satan

October 25, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Al-Hajjaj ibn Farafisa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have learned from some of the books: Whoever acts without consulting others, then that is falsehood by which he suffers. Whoever does not take revenge upon his oppressor by his hand, nor by his tongue, nor by malice, then that is […]

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Hadith on Fasting: True fasting is from vanity, obscenity, falsehood, and abuse

June 23, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, fasting is not only from eating and drinking. Rather, fasting is from vanity and obscenity. If someone abuses you or acts foolish against you, then say: Indeed, I am fasting.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 3561 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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