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Tag: Reflection تفكر

Sufyan on Silence: Being silent for long periods is the key to worship

April 10, 2017

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is said that observing long periods of silence is the key to worship.” Source: al-Ṣamt li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 433 عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ قَالَ رحمه الله كَانَ يُقَالُ طُولُ الصَّمْتِ مِفْتَاحُ الْعِبَادَةِ 433 الصمت لابن أبي الدنيا

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Hadith on Thoughts: Rejection of evil whisperings is a sign of pure faith

April 7, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about evil whisperings and he said, “It is a sign of pure faith.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 133 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ سُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ الْوَسْوَسَةِ قَالَ تِلْكَ مَحْضُ الْإِيمَانِ 133 صحيح […]

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Hadith on Thoughts: Rejection of bad thoughts is a sign of sincere faith

April 7, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: Some of the companions came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and they asked him, “We find within ourselves that which is to grievous to speak of.” The Prophet said, “You have indeed found so?” They said yes. The Prophet said, “That is sincere faith.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 132 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Reflection: Think deeply about the blessings of Allah

February 14, 2017

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Reflect deeply upon the blessings of Allah, but do not reflect upon the essence of Allah.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6489 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَفَكَّرُوا فِي آلاءِ اللَّهِ وَلا […]

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Hadith on Reflection: Think about wonders in creation, but not Allah’s essence

February 14, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Reflect deeply upon the creation, but do not reflect upon the essence of the Creator. Verily, his essence cannot be known other than to believe in it.” Source: Musnad al-Rabī’ 742 Grade; Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ […]

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Amir on Reflection: The light of faith is in deep thinking and positive contemplation

June 2, 2016

As-Suyuti reported: Amir ibn Abdi Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I heard from more than one or two or three of the companions of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, that they said the radiance or light of faith is in reflection (tafakkur).” Source: al-Durr al-Manthūr 3:190 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The […]

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Umar II on Thought: Thinking about the blessings of Allah is the best worship

May 23, 2016

Ibn Kathir reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Speaking in remembrance of Allah the Exalted is good, and thought upon the blessings of Allah is the best act of worship.” Source: Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr 3:190 Abu Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Thought upon the world is […]

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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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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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Jesus on Love: Blessed is he who loves for people what he loves for himself

April 17, 2016

Ammar ibn Nusair reported: Jesus the son of Mary, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed is he whose speech is the remembrance of Allah, whose silence is reflection, and whose observation is a lesson, who controls his tongue, whose house is sufficient, who weeps for his sins, and from whose evil the people […]

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