Tag: Ignorance الجاهلية

Hadith on Character: Honor guests, orphans, and your neighbors in Islam

May 21, 2017

Sa’ib ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him, “O Sa’ib, look at the character of your deeds in the time of ignorance and continue them in Islam: honor the guest, be generous to the orphan, and be good to your neighbor.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15074 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: The Prophet refuses to kill a hypocrite among them

March 7, 2017

Jabir reported: We were with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, during an expedition and a man from the Muhājirīn kicked a man from the Anṣār. The Anṣārī called out, “O Anṣār!” And the Muhājir called out, “O Muhājirīn!” The Messenger of Allah said, “What is this call of ignorance?” They said, “O […]

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Mu’awiya on Insight: A man has little insight until his forbearance is strong

December 14, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Mu’awiya, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A man will not achieve the range of insight until his forbearance overcomes his ignorance and his patience overcomes his desires. And he will not achieve that unless his forbearance is strong.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 63923 عن ابن عساكر مُعَاوِيَةُ رضي الله عنه لا […]

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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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Hadith on Transgression: The worst people are those who kill peaceful people

April 12, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the worst transgressors to Allah are those who kill in the sacred mosque, those who kill whoever did not fight him, or those who kill with the vindictiveness of ignorance.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6643 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Fatwa: Whoever issues religious judgments about all issues is senseless

March 21, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever issues a judgment (fatwa) to people about everything that he is asked, then he is foolish.” Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “For a man to die ignorant is better for him than to speak about what he does […]

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Ibn Abbas on Teaching: Only narrate what they can understand, lest you misguide them

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Narrate to people only what they can understand. Do you want them to deny Allah and His Messenger?” Abu Hisham said, “I never narrated anything people did not understand except that it was misguidance for them.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 615 عن […]

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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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