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Salaf on Fasting: A purpose of fasting is to remember the poor and starving

May 24, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors were asked, “Why has fasting been instituted?” They said, “That the rich will taste hunger and thus will not forget the hungry.” Source: Laṭāʼif al-Maʻārif 1/168 عن ابن رجب وسئل بعض السلف لم شرع الصيام قال ليذوق الغني طعم الجوع فلا ينسى الجائع 1/168 لطائف المعارف لابن […]

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Hadith on Haste: Hurry to good deeds before disaster strikes

April 27, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Hasten to perform good deeds before seven events: Are you waiting for poverty that makes you forgetful? Or wealth that burdens you? Or a debilitating disease or senility? Or an unexpected death or the False Messiah? Or is it evil in […]

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Umar II on Humility: The caliph commands his son to sell his valuable jewelry

December 18, 2016

Al-Qurtubi reported: It reached Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, that his son purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so he wrote to him saying: Indeed, I have heard that you purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so sell it and feed a thousand starving people and buy a […]

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Salaf on Satan: The devil celebrates bloodshed, unbelief, and fear

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Some of the righteous predecessors (al-salaf) said, “When Iblīs and his soldiers gather, they do not rejoice for anything as much as three things: a believer who kills a believer, a man who dies upon unbelief, and a heart in which is fear of poverty.” Source: Ṭarīq al-Hijratayn 1/33 عن ابن القيم […]

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Hadith on Wealth: True richness is the richness of the heart, no matter what happens

August 22, 2016

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Abu Dharr, do you say an abundance of possessions is wealth?” I said yes. The Prophet said, “Do you say a lack of possessions is poverty?” I said yes. The Prophet repeated this three times, then he said, “Wealth is […]

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Hadith on Greed: The Prophet fears the Muslims will complete for worldly goods

July 12, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I do not fear poverty for you, but rather I fear that you will complete for riches. And I do not fear for your mistakes, but rather I fear for what you do on purpose.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8013 Grade: Sahih […]

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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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Abu Darda on Reflection: Spiritual contemplation for an hour is better than night prayer

May 10, 2016

Umm Darda reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with them both, said, “True reflection for an hour is better than prayer at night.” Source: al-Tāsi’ min Fawā’id 5 Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “No poverty is worse than ignorance, no wealth is better than reason, no worship is like contemplation, […]

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Al-Bushanji on Chivalry: Whoever loves his brother and hates evil for him is chivalrous

April 18, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Abu Al-Hasan Al-Bushanji, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about chivalry and he said, “Chivalry is with you in a verse from the Book of Allah and a report from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. As for the saying of Allah, it is: They love those who […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: The most honorable act of worship is forgiveness

April 7, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Moses asked his Lord about six qualities he thought he had, but the seventh he did not like. Moses said: O Lord, who is the most mindful of your servants? Allah said: Those who remember and do not forget. Moses said: […]

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