Tag: Privacy سرية

Abu Ya’qub on Honesty: The honest person acts on truth in public and private

February 7, 2017

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abu Ya’qub An-Nahrajuri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Honesty is to be consistent with the truth in private and public. The reality of honesty is to speak the truth in matters of grave importance.” Source: Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā’ 11/465 عن الذهبي قال أبو يعقوب النهرجوري رحمه الله الصِّدْقُ موَافقَةُ الحَقِّ فِي […]

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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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Salaf on Fear: The righteous are only those who restrain their desire to sin

December 8, 2015

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors said, “The one who fears Allah is not one who weeps and his eyes overflow with tears. Verily, the one who fears Allah are only those who leave what they desire of the unlawful when they are able to indulge it. The greatest reward are for those […]

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Sufyan on Hereafter: Take care of your Hereafter and Allah will take care of your life

February 1, 2015

Abu Nu’aim reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Behave well in your private life and Allah will make your public life excellent. Take care of what is between you and Allah, and he will take care of what is between you and the people. Work for your Hereafter and Allah will suffice your affairs in […]

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Hadith on Companions: I enjoin you to follow my companions and stick to the community

September 29, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab delivered a sermon to us at Al-Jabiya and he said, “O people! Indeed, I have stood among you as the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, stood among us and he said: I enjoin you to follow my companions, then those after them and those after […]

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Umar on Secrecy: Those who meet in secret for their religion are spreading misguidance

September 19, 2014

Al-Awza’i reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz said, “If you see a people meeting in secret for their religion to the exclusion of the public, then know that they are establishing misguidance.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 7548 عَنِ الأَوْزَاعِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ إِذَا رَأَيْتَ قَوْمًا يَتَنَاجَوْنَ فِي دِينِهِمْ دُونَ الْعَامَّةِ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُمْ فِي تَأْسِيسِ […]

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Hadith on Modesty: Allah has more right to your shyness than people

April 16, 2014

Bahz ibn Hakeen reported: His grandfather said, “O Prophet of Allah, what should I cover of my nakedness and what may I leave uncovered?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Guard your nakedness except from your wife or those whom your right hand possesses.” He said, “O Messenger of Allah, what about […]

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Hadith on Rulers: Advise misguided leaders in private if possible

March 6, 2014

Iyad ibn Ghanam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever intends to advise one with authority, then he should not do so publicly. Rather, he should take him by the hand and advise him in seclusion. If he accepts the advice, then all is well. If he does not […]

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Maymun on Sin: Whoever sins in secret, then let him repent in secret

February 21, 2014

Abu Nu’aim reported: Maymun ibn Mihran said, “Whoever commits evil in secret, then let him repent in secret. Whoever commits evil in public, then let him repent in public. Verily, Allah will forgive him and He will not condemn him, but people will condemn him and they will not forgive him.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 4988 […]

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