Tag: Reciprocity تبادل

Ali on Justice: Treat others as you want to be treated

May 25, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever intends from himself to be fair to people, then let him love for them as he loves for himself.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 44955 عن ابن عساكر قَالَ عَلِيٌّ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ فَلْيُحِبَّ لَهُمْ مَا […]

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Abdullah on Justice: If you want to be fair, treat others as yourself

May 25, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would love for himself to be just with people, then let him treat people the way he would love to be treated.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 10375 عن البيهقي قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْعُودٍ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ […]

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Fudayl on Arrogance: Let him not love for his sandal to be better

April 13, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said regarding the verse, “This is the home of the Hereafter that We make for those who desire not exaltation in the earth,” (28:83) that it means, “It is one who does not love for even his sandal to be better than the […]

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Hasan on Faith: How can you be a Muslim if people are not safe from you?

April 13, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O son of Adam, how can you be a believer while your neighbor is not secure from you? O son of Adam, how can you be a Muslim while the people are not safe from you? O son of Adam, you will never achieve […]

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Ali on Justice: Wrong no one as you would not love to be oppressed

April 9, 2017

Al-Muttaqi Al-Hindi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Make yourself a scale between you and others, and love for those besides you what you love for yourself and hate for them what you hate for yourself. Do not wrong others, as you would love not to be wronged. Be […]

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Ahnaf on Knowledge: I learned sacred knowledge by treating others as myself

April 9, 2017

Ibn Al-Mulaqqin reported: Al-Ahnaf ibn Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “From whom did you learn sacred knowledge?” Al-Ahnaf said, “From myself.” It was said, “And how is that?” Al-Ahnaf said, “If I hated something did by another, then I would never do the same to anyone else.” Source: al-Tawḍīḥ li-Sharḥ al-Jāmi’ […]

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Hadith on Righteousness: The Prophet’s sword contained righteous sayings

March 10, 2017

Ali reported: When the weapon of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had been assembled, I found on the handle or blade of his sword three sayings, “Maintain relations with those who cut you off, speak the truth even if it is against yourself, and be good to one who is evil to […]

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Umar II on Kindness: None is kind but that Allah will be kind to him

January 4, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most beloved matters to Allah are three: forgiveness in a position of power, moderation in a position of affluence, and gentleness in worship. And no one is kind to another in this world but that Allah will be gentle with […]

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Umar on Obedience: No better way to respond to sin than to obey Allah

December 21, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no recompense for those who disobey Allah regarding you like you obeying Allah regarding him. And you must adhere to the truth, even if the truth kills you.” Source: Rawḍah al-‘Uqalā 52 عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيِّبِ عَنْ عن عمر […]

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Ibn Dinar on Hereafter: You will reap in the Hereafter what you sow in this life

December 13, 2016

Abi Hatim reported: Malik ibn Dinar, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is written in the Torah: As you deal with others, so are you dealt with. As you reap, so shall you sow.” Source: al-Zuhd lī-Abi Ḥātim 78 عن أبي حاتم عَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ دِينَارٍ رحمه الله قَالَ مَكْتُوبٌ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ كَمَا تَدِينُ […]

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