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Hadith on Nicknames: How Abu Huraira came to be known as the father of the kitten

June 17, 2014

Abdullah ibn Rafi reported: I said to Abu Huraira, “Why were you nicknamed Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “Do you not fear me?” Abdullah said, “Of course! By Allah, I am in awe of you.” Abu Huraira said, “I would tend to the sheep of my people and I had a small kitten. I used […]

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Hadith on Toys: Have you not heard Solomon had a horse with two wings?

May 18, 2013

Aisha reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, arrived home after the expedition to Tabuk (or Khaybar), the wind raised the end of a curtain which was hanging in front of her room and it revealed her dolls. The Prophet asked, “O Aisha, what is this?” She said, “My dolls.” […]

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Hadith on Children: Permission for children to play with dolls and toys

May 18, 2013

Aisha reported: I used to play with dolls in the presence of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and my girlfriends would play with me. When the Messenger of Allah would enter, they would hide themselves but he would call them to join me and play with me. Source: Sahih Bukhari 5779 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Poetry: The people of Medina sang songs and played drums for the Prophet

January 21, 2013

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by some of the women of Medina and they were playing their drums and singing the words, “Muhammad is an excellent neighbor and we are neighbors from the tribe of Najjar.” So the Prophet said, “Verily, Allah knows that you are dear […]

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Hadith on Dancing: Permission to sing and dance within the limits of Islamic etiquette

January 15, 2013

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Abyssinians were dancing in front of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and they were saying, “Muhammad is a righteous servant.” The Messenger of Allah said, “What are they saying?” They said, “Muhammad is a righteous servant.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 12131 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Muflih […]

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Abu Ad-Darda on Relaxation: I relax myself with entertainment until I have more strength to worship

October 24, 2012

Al-Ghazali reported: Abu Ad-Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Indeed, I relax myself with something entertaining in order to help me continue upon the truth.” Source: Ihya Ulum ud-Deen قال أبو الدرداء‏ إني لأستجم نفسي بشيء من اللهو فيكون ذلك عوناً لي على الحق‏ إحياء علوم الدين بيان أن النية غير داخلة تحت […]

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Ibn Sireen on Entertainment: The companions would entertain themselves with songs and poetry

October 24, 2012

Qurra ibn Khalid reported: I asked Muhammad ibn Sireen, “Did the companions have fun?” He said, “They are were but people. Ibn Umar would have fun and compose songs of poetry.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 2437 عَنْ قُرَّةَ بْنِ خَالِدٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِمُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ هَلْ كَانُوا يَتَمَازَحُونَ فَقَالَ مَا كَانُوا إِلا كَالنَّاسِ كَانَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ […]

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Hadith on Moderation: The Prophet let the Jews know that there is flexibility, leniency, and ease in Islam

October 22, 2012

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, placed my chin on his shoulder so I could watch the Abyssinians playing until I felt tired and turned away. The Prophet said, “This is for the Jews to know that there is flexibility in our religion. Verily, I have been sent with a lenient, upright religion.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Medina: The people of Medina rejoice and celebrate at the coming of the Prophet

September 29, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, arrived in Medina, the Abyssinians began playing, rejoicing at his arrival, and they played with their spears. Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4923 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ لَمَّا قَدِمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Eid: The Prophet let Aisha sing and play on Eid

August 12, 2012

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to my house when two girls were beside me singing songs of Bu’ath. The Prophet laid down and turned his face to the other side. Then, Abu Bakr came in and spoke to me harshly, saying, “Musical instruments of Satan near the […]

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