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Tag: Instinct الفطرة

Ibn Sireen on Hearts: Allah guides the pure hearts of his servants to moral and spiritual truth

May 13, 2016

Abu Nuaim reported: Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “When Allah intends goodness for a servant, he makes admonitions come from his heart that command him and prohibit him.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 2364 Al-Ghazali said, “The heart is a mirror that is surrounded by influential matters and these traits proceed to the heart. […]

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Hadith on Conscience: Whatever your heart rejects, then do not accept it

May 1, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Mu’awiyah reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, saying, “O Messenger of Allah, what is lawful and unlawful for me?” The Prophet struck his chest and he said, “Whatever your heart rejects, then abandon it.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 1147 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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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 Righteousness: Beware of what disturbs the soul, even if scholars approve it

April 30, 2016

Abu Tha’laba reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me what is lawful and unlawful for me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Righteousness is serenity in the soul and peace of mind in the heart. Sin is not serene in the soul and not satisfying to the heart, even if […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Reason: Islam balances human reason and divine revelation

January 19, 2016

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Reason is a requirement for acquiring knowledge and performing righteous deeds, through which knowledge and deeds are perfected, but it is not enough on its own. Rather, it is a faculty of the soul and an ability like the ability within the eye to see. If it is connected with the light […]

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Hadith on Children: The Prophet forcefully condemns the killing of children

October 25, 2015

Aswad ibn Sari’ reported: I came with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and I participated in the battle with him. I engaged in the skirmish that day until some people killed children. News of this reached the Prophet and he said, “What is wrong with these people who have transgressed […]

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Hadith on Fitrah: Five acts are part of pure and natural human instinct

March 14, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Five acts are a part of natural instinct: circumcision, shaving pubic hair, removing hair from the armpits, shortening the moustache, and clipping the nails.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5939, Sahih Muslim 257 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Nature: The Prophet is guided to natural milk instead of wine

July 24, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: On the night of the Ascension, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was presented with two vessels, one full of wine and the other full of milk. The Prophet looked at them both and he chose the vessel full of milk. The Angel Gabriel, upon him be peace, said, “All praise […]

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Hadith on Mercy: We will never be deprived by a Lord who laughs

February 19, 2013

Abu Razeen reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah smiles at the earnest supplication of his servant, for he will soon relieve him.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, does the Lord smile?” The Prophet said, “Yes.” I said, “We will never be deprived of goodness by a Lord who […]

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Hadith on Mercy: Allah has sent one share of mercy to the world, so the creation is merciful

January 31, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah has made mercy into one hundred parts. He kept ninety nine parts with himself and sent down one part to the earth, so the creation is merciful such that a horse raises its hoof over its child for fear of hurting […]

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