Tag: Narrating الحدث

Hadith on Silence: The Prophet’s wise silence at times of controversy

April 6, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If my companions are mentioned, then be restrained. If the stars are mentioned, then be restrained. If the divine decree is mentioned, then be restrained.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 10302 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Whoever has sincere faith will never enter Hellfire forever

January 27, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and Mu’adh ibn Jabal were riding together on a journey. The Prophet said, “O Mu’adh ibn Jabal!” Mu’adh said, “I am here, O Messenger of Allah, at your service.” The Prophet said, “No one testifies that there is no God but Allah and […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: True knowledge is enlightened fear of Allah

April 28, 2016

Abdullah reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Knowledge is not knowing many narrations. Verily, knowledge is the fear of Allah.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā 9 Ibn Rajab said, “Knowledge is not memorizing many narrations or sayings, but rather it is a light that Allah places in the heart by which a servant […]

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Abu Hanifa on Character: The scholars have the best manners and character

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The stories and gatherings of the scholars are more beloved to me than a great deal of jurisprudence (fiqh), for they have the best manners and character.” Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, it is the duty […]

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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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Malik on Manners: Learn good manners before seeking knowledge

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Al-Laith ibn Sa’d, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “Learn forbearance before seeking knowledge.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 581 Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Learn good manners before seeking knowledge.” Source: Gharāʼib Mālik ibn Anas 45 عن ابن عبد البر […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Character: We need manners more than we need knowledge

March 12, 2016

Ibn Asākir reported: Ibn Al-Mubārak, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “You are in greater need of a little manners than a great deal of knowledge.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 32918 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The reality of manners is that it results from beautiful character. Thus, manners is the externalization […]

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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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Ibn Al-Jawzi on Hadith: How to recognize a narration is weak or fabricated

January 19, 2016

Ibn Al-Jawzi said, “If you find a prophetic narration disagreeing with sound reason, contradicting established revelation, or conflicting with the principles, then know that it is inauthentic.” As-Suyuti said, “The meaning of conflicting with the principles is that it falls outside the literature of Islam, the transmitted sciences and the famous books.” Source: Tadrīb al-Rāwī […]

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Ahmad on Apocrypha: Many books of history and exegesis have no reliable foundation

January 5, 2016

Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdadi reported: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Three types of books have no basis: chronicles of military history, great battles at the end of time, and Quranic exegesis (tafseer).” Al-Khateeb said, “These words should be understood at face value as they are. The meaning is that there are some […]

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