Tag: Public Trust أمانة

Hadith on Truth: Verify information before you rely upon it

December 7, 2016

Abu Qilabah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is an evil mount for a man to rely upon what others merely assert.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4972 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Al-Sakhāwī said, “Indeed, it is said ‘they imagine…’ in their speech without attribution or verification, […]

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Umar on Men: Real men are trustworthy and honorable to others

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not let yourselves be impressed by a man who commands attention. Rather, if he fulfills the trust and restrains himself from harming the honor of people, then he will truly be a man.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 681 عن ابن المبارك قال […]

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Hadith on Companions: The Prophet explains the virtues of his senior companions

April 17, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most merciful of my nation is Abu Bakr. The strongest of them in the affair of Allah is Umar. The most sincere of them in modesty is Uthman. The best reciter of the Book of Allah among them is […]

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‘Ata on Promises: Fulfill your pledges and covenants with the idolaters

April 3, 2016

Muhammad ibn Surqah reported: A man said to ‘Atā, may Allah be pleased with him, “A man was captured by the Daylamites and they said: We will send you back if you give us a covenant and a pledge that you will return with some wealth for us. If he does not go back to […]

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Hadith on Safety: The best Muslims do good deeds often and do not harm people

January 12, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you what distinguishes the best of you from the worst of you? The best of you are those from whom goodness is expected and people are safe from their evil. The worst of you are those from […]

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Hadith on Neighbors: If you love Allah, then be truthful, trustworthy, and treat neighbors well

January 12, 2016

Ibn Abi Qurda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is pleased to love Allah and His Messenger, or to be loved by Allah and His Messenger, then let him be truthful when he speaks, let him fulfill the trust to whom it is due, and let him treat well anyone […]

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Umar on Charity: Non-Muslims deserve a fair share of public charity

October 25, 2015

Abu Bakrah reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, passed by the door of some people, over which was an old blind man asking for charity. Umar tapped him on the shoulder from behind and he said, “From which people of the Book are you?” The man said, “I am a Jew.” […]

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Umar II on Tribute: The non-Muslims must have enough wealth to take care of themselves

October 25, 2015

Abu Ja’far reported: The commander of the faithful, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, passed by an old man among the non-Muslim citizens who was going from house to house begging for charity. Umar said, “We have not been fair to you that we have taken tribute from you in your youth and now you are helpless in […]

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Hadith on Islam: The best Islam is to keep people safe from bad words and deeds

October 19, 2015

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: A man asked, “O Messenger of Allah, whose Islam is best?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those from whose tongue and hand people are safe.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6714 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو إِنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ […]

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Qatadah on Measures: Fulfill the public trust as you would love it for yourself

October 19, 2015

Ar-Razi reported: Regarding the verse, “Woe to the defrauders,” (83:1), Qatadah said, “O son of Adam, fulfill the measure as you would love for it to be fulfilled for yourself, and be just as you would love justice for yourself.” Source: al-Tafsīr al-Kabīr 83:3 In another narration, Qatadah said, “O son of Adam, be just […]

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