Tag: Lesser Idolatry الشرك الأصغر

Sufyan on Honesty: You must be truthful in everything you do

February 7, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “You must be honest in all things. Beware of lying and treachery and sitting with those who commit them, for it will all be a burden of sin. Beware, my brother, of ostentation in words and deeds, as it is a form of […]

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Hadith on Idolatry: Beware the lesser idolatry, ostentation in worship

February 6, 2017

Ma’qil ibn Yasar reported: I departed with Abu Bakr to meet the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Prophet said, “O Abu Bakr, there is idolatry among you more hidden than the crawling of an ant.” Abu Bakr said, “Is there idolatry other than to make another god alongside Allah?” The Prophet […]

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Hadith on Ostentation: Whoever worships to show off commits lesser idolatry

February 4, 2017

Shidad ibn Aws reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever prays to be seen has associated partners with Allah. Whoever fasts to be seen has associated partners with Allah.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 2967 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Kathir عَنْ شَدَّادِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Make your deeds purely for Allah and no one else

February 4, 2017

Ad-Dahhak reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty says: I am the best partner, for whoever associates another partner with me, then it is only done for the sake of my partner.” The Prophet said, “O people! Make your deeds sincere for Allah Almighty. Verily, Allah does not […]

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Hadith on Omens: Whoever changes his mind due to an omen has committed an act of idolatry

June 3, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever turns back from something due to seeing an omen, then he has committed idolatry.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is the expiation for that?” The Prophet said, “That he says: O Allah, there is no good but […]

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: Allah allows those who show off to be pleased with their showing off

May 5, 2013

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever desires only to be seen by people, then Allah will make him seen. Whoever desires only to be heard by people, then Allah will make him heard.” And the Prophet said, “Whoever is not merciful to people, then Allah […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: Warning to seek religious knowledge for worldly reasons

May 5, 2013

Ka’b ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks knowledge in order to impress the scholars, or to argue with the foolish, or to attract the attention of people, then Allah will admit him into Hellfire.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2654 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ كَعْبِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى […]

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Hadith on Intention: Never seek religious knowledge for worldly reasons

March 20, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks knowledge that should be sought for the sake of Allah Almighty, but only to gain some worldly benefit, then he will never know the fragrance Paradise on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3664 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Hadith on Charity: Never criticize the believers who give in charity, even small amounts

March 20, 2013

Abu Mas’ud reported: When the verses of charity were revealed, we were employed as porters. A man came and gave many things in charity. The people said, “He is showing off.” Another man came and he gave a small amount in charity. The people said, “Indeed, Allah does not need this small amount!” Thereafter the […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Unbelief: A person may commit an act of disbelief but be excused for his honest ignorance

January 22, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Excommunication (takfeer) is part of Allah’s threat (but not a promise), for even if a person denies something said by the Messenger he might be a man who is new to the teachings of Islam, or perhaps he lived in a country far away or something else like that; this person does […]

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