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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: True knowledge is enlightened fear of Allah

April 28, 2016

Abdullah reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Knowledge is not knowing many narrations. Verily, knowledge is the fear of Allah.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā 9 Ibn Rajab said, “Knowledge is not memorizing many narrations or sayings, but rather it is a light that Allah places in the heart by which a servant […]

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Salaf on Fear: The righteous are only those who restrain their desire to sin

December 8, 2015

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors said, “The one who fears Allah is not one who weeps and his eyes overflow with tears. Verily, the one who fears Allah are only those who leave what they desire of the unlawful when they are able to indulge it. The greatest reward are for those […]

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Hadith on Tribulation: How will you be when the world is given to you?

April 10, 2015

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the treasures of Persia and Rome were opened for you, what kind of people will you be?” Abdur Rahman ibn Awf said, “We will be as Allah has ordered us.” The Prophet said, “Perhaps you will be something else. […]

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Malik on Knowledge: True knowledge is a light in the heart, not just knowing many facts

December 26, 2014

Ibn Wahb reported: Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Knowledge is a light that Allah places wherever he wills. It does not consist of memorizing many narrations.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 8987 And Malik said, “Knowledge is not knowing many narrations. Verily, knowledge is only a light that Allah places in the hearts.” Source: al-Imla’ […]

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Ibn Rajab on Jihad: The greater Jihad is the struggle to purify the heart

January 15, 2013

Ibn Rajab reported: Ibrahim ibn Abi Alqamah, may Allah have mercy on him, said to his people when they returned from a military expedition, “You have come from the lesser jihād unto the greater jihād.” They said, “What is the greater jihād?” Ibrahim said, “It is the jihād of the heart.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 1/489 عن […]

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Ibn Adham on Love: Those who love Allah are compassionate with sinners

July 8, 2012

Ibrahim ibn Adham reported: We were passing through some cities and I saw two people among the ascetics on a journey. One of them said to the other, “O brother, what do the people who love Allah inherit from their beloved?” The other said, “They inherit insight from the light of Allah the Exalted and […]

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Ibn Rajab on Arrogance: Humility is to accept the truth from whoever brings it, young or old, rich or poor

July 8, 2012

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors (al-salaf) said, “Humility is that you accept the truth from anyone who brings it, even if they are young. Whoever accepts the truth from whoever brings it, whether they are young or old, whether he loves them or not, then he is humble. Whoever refuses to accept […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Allegiance to Islam is to be sincere to every Muslim

November 15, 2010

Jareer ibn Abdullah reported: I pledged allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, to established prayer, to give charity, and to be sincere to every Muslim. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 57, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 56, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim Ibn Rajab said, “As for sincere good will towards the Muslims, it means […]

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