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Mu’adh on Conscience: Beware if a wise man contradicts your conscience

May 1, 2016

Abu Idrees reprted: Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I warn you of the deviation of the wise man, for Satan can speak a word of misguidance through the wise man and the hypocrite can speak the truth. Thus, accept the truth for upon the truth is light.” They said, “How […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Those who ask for forgiveness will find relief and unexpected provision

April 17, 2016

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever increases his prayers for forgiveness, then Allah will give him relief from every worry, a way out from every hardship, and provide for him in ways he cannot imagine.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 2234 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir […]

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Mu’adh on Faith: He will not have true faith until he is humble, ascetic, and just

April 13, 2016

Ibn Hammad reported: Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A servant will not reach the heights of faith until humility is more beloved to him than nobility, until less in the world is more beloved to him than more, until it is the same whether he is loved or hated for […]

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Salaf on Learning: It is not befitting for any person to give up seeking knowledge

February 18, 2016

Ibn Manadhir reported: I asked Abu Amr ibn Al-Ala, may Allah have mercy on him, “For how long is it appropriate for a man to learn?” Abu Amr said, “It is appropriate for him to learn his entire life.” Sufyan ibn Uyainah, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which people are most obliged […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The seekers of knowledge and the world are never satisfied

February 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The seekers of two concerns are never satisfied: the seeker of knowledge and the seeker of the world.” Source: al-Muʻjam al-Kabīr 10239, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Knowledge: A man becomes ignorant when he stops seeking knowledge

February 17, 2016

Nu’aim ibn Hammad reported: Ibn Al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will continue to have knowledge as long as he is seeking knowledge. If he assumes that he has knowledge, then he has become ignorant.” Source: al-Mujālasah wa Jawāhir 312 In another narration, it was said, “For how long will you seek […]

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Aisha on Humility: Among the best acts of worship is humility

November 22, 2015

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “Verily, you are neglecting the best act of worship: humility.” Source: Az-Zuhd war Riqa’iq 391 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عن ابن المبارك عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ إِنَّكُمْ لَتُغْفِلُونَ أَفْضَلَ الْعِبَادَةِ التَّوَاضُعَ 391 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك 96 المحدث ابن […]

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Abu Ad-Darda on Hypocrisy: A Muslim might lose their religion after a single test

November 20, 2015

Jubair ibn Nufair reported: I entered the residence of Abu Ad-Darda while he was standing and praying in his place of prayer. When he sat down, he began fervently to recite the testimony of faith and to seek refuge in Allah from hypocrisy. After he finished, I said, “May Allah forgive you, O Abu Ad-Darda! […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: Humility is a third of all knowledge

October 27, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If you are asked about something you do not know, then say: I do not know. Verily, saying so is a third of knowledge.” And Ibn Mas’ud said, “I say things that are my opinion. If they are correct, then they are from […]

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Umar on Leadership: How can the commander of the faithful lead unless he suffers with the people?

August 12, 2015

At-Tabari reported: The people of Medina and surrounding areas were afflicted by a famine during the leadership of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. The wind blew dust as if it were ashes, so it was called the year of ashes. Umar vowed never to taste butter, milk, or meat until the […]

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