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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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Hadith on Forgiveness: Blessed is one who often seeks forgiveness from Allah

July 30, 2015

Abdullah ibn Busr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed is he who finds many prayers for forgiveness in his record.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3818 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عن عبد الله بن بسر قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طُوبَى لِمَنْ وَجَدَ فِي صَحِيفَتِهِ اسْتِغْفَارًا كَثِيرًا […]

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Umar on Humility: May Allah have mercy on one who shows me my flaws

July 26, 2015

Al-Ghazali reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, would say, “May Allah have mercy on the one who shows my faults to me.” Source: Ihya Ulum ud-Deen 182 عن الغزالي كَانَ عمر رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ يَقُولُ رَحِمَ اللَّهُ امْرَأً أَهْدَى إِلَيَّ عُيُوبِي 182 موعظة المؤمنين من إحياء علوم الدين

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Umar on Gratitude: O Allah, make us among the few who are grateful to you

June 9, 2015

Al-Qurtubi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, heard a man saying, “O Allah, make me among the few.” Umar said, “What is this supplication?” The man said, “I refer to the saying of Allah the Exalted: And few of My servants are grateful.” (34:13) Umar said, “All of the people know […]

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Hadith on Humility: Rather, I will be a prophet servant and not a king

April 16, 2015

Ibn Abbas reported: Allah sent an angel to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, along with the Angel Gabriel, upon him be peace. The angel said, “O Muhammad, Allah the Exalted has given you the choice to be a prophet servant or a prophet king.” The Prophet turned to Gabriel for advice and […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Fatwa: The scholars disliked to say this was Halal or Haram

December 8, 2014

Ash-Shafi’ee reported: Abu Yusuf said, “I know our elders among the scholars would dislike to say in their judgments (fatwa) that this is lawful (halal) and this is unlawful (haram), unless it was clearly found in the Book of Allah the Exalted without need of interpretation.” Source: Al-Umm 2120 عن الشافعي قَالَ أَبُو يُوسُفَ أَدْرَكْتُ […]

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Sufyan on Patience: Silence on your sins, good deeds, and pain is true patience

October 7, 2014

Yusuf ibn Absat reported: I heard Sufyan Ath-Thawri say, “Three qualities are from patience: not speaking about your sins, nor about your pain, nor about your righteousness.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 9397 عن يوسف بن أسباط قَالَ سَمِعْتُ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيَّ يَقُولُ ثَلاثَةٌ مِنَ الصَّبْرِ لا تُحَدِّثْ بِمَعْصِيَتِكَ وَلا بِوَجَعِكَ وَلا تُزَكِّ نَفْسَكَ 9397 حلية الأولياء لأبي […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Humility: The best people are those who do not see their own virtues

September 11, 2014

An-Nawawi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Humility is part of noble character and arrogance is the habit of villains.” And he said, “Humility inherits love and contentment inherits comfort.” And he said, “The highest of people in status are those who do not see their status, and the greatest of them […]

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Hasan on Tyranny: Tyrants are the punishment of Allah, so do not repel them with swords

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the tyrant Al-Hajjaj is a punishment from Allah, so do not repel the punishment of Allah with your hands. Rather, you must be humble and submissive.” Source: Minhaj As-Sunnah 4/529 عن ابن تيمية وَكَانَ الْحَسَنُ الْبَصْرِيُّ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الْحَجَّاجَ عَذَابُ اللَّهِ فَلَا […]

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Hatim on Prayer: How do you pray so well?

July 5, 2014

Rabah ibn Al-Harawi reported: Isam ibn Yusuf passed by Hatim Al-Asam while he was speaking in his gathering. Isam said, “O Hatim, do you pray well?” Hatim said, “Yes.” Isam said, “How do you pray?” Hatim said, “I establish the command, I walk with fear, I begin prayer with intention, I exalt Allah with grandeur, […]

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