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Tag: Hasan Al-Basri الحسن البصري

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

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Hasan on Islam: The religion is to worship Allah and be at peace with others

October 27, 2016

Isra’il Abi Musa reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Islam! And what is Islam? It is that you surrender your heart to Allah Almighty and that every Muslim and protected person is safe from you.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 644 عَنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ أَبِي مُوسَى قَالَ الحسن البصري رحمه الله الْإِسْلَامُ وَمَا الْإِسْلَامُ […]

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Hadith on Mosques: A time will come when Muslims only discuss the world

July 17, 2016

Khaythama reported: Abdullah ibn Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There will come a time upon people when they gather and pray in the mosques, yet there will be no believers among them.” Source: Kitāb al-Īmān 97 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “There […]

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Abu Darda on Reflection: Spiritual contemplation for an hour is better than night prayer

May 10, 2016

Umm Darda reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with them both, said, “True reflection for an hour is better than prayer at night.” Source: al-Tāsi’ min Fawā’id 5 Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “No poverty is worse than ignorance, no wealth is better than reason, no worship is like contemplation, […]

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Hasan on Harm: If you want to be safe in your religion, then do not harm people

April 7, 2016

Al-Khara’iti reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you would be pleased to be safe and for your religion to be safe for you, then restrain your hands from harming the lives of people, restrain your tongues from harming their honor, and restrain your stomachs from consuming their wealth.” Source: Makārim al-Akhlāq lil-Kharā’iṭī […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: The most honorable act of worship is forgiveness

April 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Moses asked his Lord about six qualities he thought he had, but the seventh he did not like. Moses said: O Lord, who is the most mindful of your servants? Allah said: Those who remember and do not forget. Moses said: […]

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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 […]

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Hasan on Eid: Every day a Muslim obeys Allah is itself a celebration

September 1, 2015

Ibn Rajab reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Every day in which Allah is not disobeyed is a celebration. Every day the believer spends in obedience, servitude, remembrance, and gratitude is a celebration.” Source: Lata’if Al-Ma’arif 1/278 عن ابن رجب قال الحسن البصري رحمه الله تعالى كلُ يومٍ لا يُعصى اللهُ […]

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Hasan on Responsibility: The believer is a guardian over himself and holds himself accountable

June 3, 2015

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, the believer is a guardian over himself and he holds himself accountable to Allah the Exalted. Verily, the reckoning will only be lightened on the Day of Resurrection for people who held themselves accountable in this world. Verily, the reckoning will only […]

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Hasan on Khawarij: The rebels fight for the sake of the world, not Allah

February 12, 2015

Abu Hayyan At-Tawhidi reported: A man from the Kharijites came to Hasan Al-Basri and he said, “What do you say about the rebels?” Hasan said, “They are seekers of the world.” He said, “Why do you say that when one of them goes out with his spear until it breaks and he leaves his family and children?” […]

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