Tag: Moderation الواسطية

Umar II on Kindness: None is kind but that Allah will be kind to him

January 4, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most beloved matters to Allah are three: forgiveness in a position of power, moderation in a position of affluence, and gentleness in worship. And no one is kind to another in this world but that Allah will be gentle with […]

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Hasan on Love: Be moderate in your love and hatred for others

October 27, 2016

Yahya ibn Al-Mukhtar reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Love others moderately and hate others moderately. Some people were extreme in their love of others and were destroyed by it, and some people were extreme in their hatred of others and were destroyed by it. Do not be extreme in your […]

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Hadith on Zealotry: Enthusiasm for the Prophet must be within its limits

July 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, every deed has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever is enthusiastic for my tradition (sunnah) will have succeeded, but whoever is enthusiastic for something else has been destroyed.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6725 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad […]

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Hadith on Moderation: Be moderate in worship and never give up

June 10, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him passed by a man who was praying on a rock. The Prophet went to Mecca and remained there for a while, then he returned and found the man still praying this way. The Prophet stood and clasped his hands and said, […]

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David on Character: My Lord enjoined upon me nine good character traits

May 22, 2016

Hasan ibn Dhakwan reported: David, peace be upon him, said, “My Lord Almighty enjoined upon me nine traits. He enjoined me to revere him in privacy and in public, to be just in a time of anger or pleasure, and to be moderate in a time of wealth or poverty. He enjoined me to reconcile with […]

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Hadith on Salvation: Consistent fear of Allah, justice, and moderation lead to Paradise

May 22, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three are causes of destruction: greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and a man whose pride impresses himself. Three are causes of salvation: justice in a time of pleasure or anger, moderation in a time of wealth or poverty, and […]

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Hasan on Character: A concise description of the character of a true believer

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, from the character of the believer is strength in religion, determination with leniency, faith with certainty, eagerness for knowledge, sympathy with understanding, moderation in worship, mercy with effort, giving to those who ask, not wronging the one he hates, not sinning […]

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Hadith on Moderation: Do not worship to the neglect of your body and family

January 2, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “O Abdullah, I am told you fast all day and pray all night.” I said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, “Do not do so. Fast and break your fast, pray in the night and […]

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Wahb on Moderation: Everything has a balance, so seek the middle ground

December 28, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, everything has two ends and a middle. If you hold one of the ends, the other will be skewed. If you hold the middle, the two ends will be balanced. You must seek the middle ground in all things.” Source: Hilyat […]

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Hadith on Deeds: The best deeds are consistent even if they are small

September 14, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly even if they are few.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4240 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن أبي هريرة قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ […]

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