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Tag: Jihad الجهاد

Hadith on Jihad: Only jihad for the right reason and method is rewarded

February 4, 2017

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Expeditions are of two kinds. As for one who seeks the countenance of Allah, obeys the leader, spends in charity from his precious possessions, shows leniency to his colleagues, and avoids corruption, then the entirety of his sleep and vigilance […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Allah accepts no good deeds unless they are sincere

January 27, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “If a man battles for the sake of reward and fame, what do you think he has?” The Prophet said, “He has nothing.” The man repeated his question three times and the Prophet said, “He has nothing.” […]

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Sufyan on Jihad: We only fight idolaters if they fight us first

December 7, 2016

Al-Shaybānī reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Fighting the idolaters is not an obligation unless they begin it themselves, in which case it is required to fight them in defense.” Source: Sharḥ al-Siyar al-Kabīr 1/187 عن الشيباني قال سفيان الثوري رحمه الله الْقِتَالُ مَعَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ لَيْسَ بِفَرْضٍ إلَّا أَنْ تَكُونَ الْبِدَايَةُ مِنْهُمْ […]

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Hadith on Hajj: O Allah, forgive pilgrims and those who supplicate for them

September 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, forgive the pilgrims and those who seek forgiveness for the pilgrims.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar Ka’b, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The pilgrims and soldiers in the way of Allah are […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Asceticism: The companions were better due to their desire of the Hereafter

April 27, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Yazeed reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “You strive for longer and you perform more prayers than the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, yet they are better than you.” They said, “Why is that?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “They were less interested […]

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Umar on War: Fear Allah regarding children and civilian non-combatants

April 3, 2016

Zaid ibn Wahb reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, decreed, “Do not steal the spoils, do not be treacherous with the enemy, do not mutilate the dead, do not kill children, and fear Allah regarding the farmers who do not wage war against you.” Source: Sunan Sa’īd ibn Mansūr 2466 Ibn […]

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‘Ata on Promises: Fulfill your pledges and covenants with the idolaters

April 3, 2016

Muhammad ibn Surqah reported: A man said to ‘Atā, may Allah be pleased with him, “A man was captured by the Daylamites and they said: We will send you back if you give us a covenant and a pledge that you will return with some wealth for us. If he does not go back to […]

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Hadith on Plunder: To steal from the enemy is unlawful

March 10, 2016

Tha’labah ibn Hakam reported: We came across some sheep of the enemy, so we plundered them and set up our cooking pots. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by and ordered that they be overturned. The Prophet said, “Verily, plunder is unlawful.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3938 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Hadith on Persecution: If the enemy intends to persecute us, then we have refused

January 1, 2016

Al-Bara reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, on the day of the battle with the confederates while he was carrying so much earth for the trench that his abdomen was covered. The Prophet was saying, “O Allah, had you not guided us, we would not have given charity […]

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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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