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Tag: Revelation وحي

Hadith on Charity: The Prophet commands charity for all people

March 27, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to order charity only for the people of Islam, until this verse was revealed, “It is not your duty to guide them, for Allah guides whom he wills,” (2:272). Thereafter, the Prophet ordered charity for everyone who asked from every religion. Source: Tafsīr […]

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Hadith on Tafsir: The cause of revelation for Surat at-Tahreem

March 26, 2016

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would spend time with his wife Zainab bint Jahsh and he would drink a concoction of honey. Hafsa and I agreed that whomever the Prophet visited first, we would say, “I notice a strong odor of mimosa gum on you.” The Prophet visited one of […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Reason: Islam balances human reason and divine revelation

January 19, 2016

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Reason is a requirement for acquiring knowledge and performing righteous deeds, through which knowledge and deeds are perfected, but it is not enough on its own. Rather, it is a faculty of the soul and an ability like the ability within the eye to see. If it is connected with the light […]

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Ibn Al-Jawzi on Hadith: How to recognize a narration is weak or fabricated

January 19, 2016

Ibn Al-Jawzi said, “If you find a prophetic narration disagreeing with sound reason, contradicting established revelation, or conflicting with the principles, then know that it is inauthentic.” As-Suyuti said, “The meaning of conflicting with the principles is that it falls outside the literature of Islam, the transmitted sciences and the famous books.” Source: Tadrīb al-Rāwī […]

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Umar II on Gradualism: If I force everyone to follow the truth completely, they will reject it completely

December 12, 2015

Ibn Abdu Rabbih reported: Abdul Malik said to his father Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, “O father, what is the matter that you do not implement the commands? By Allah, I would not mind if it caused discord between us as long as it was the truth.” Umar said, “Do not make it so, my son. […]

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Hadith on Wealth: The best wealth is gratitude, remembrance, and a faithful spouse

November 9, 2015

Thawban reported: When the verses about gold and silver were revealed, they said, “What kind of wealth should we acquire?” Umar said, “I will learn it for you.” He rode on his camel until he caught up to the Prophet and I followed him. Umar said, “O Messenger of Allah, what kind of wealth should we […]

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Hadith on Alcohol: Allah gradually reveals the prohibition of intoxicants

December 16, 2014

Amr ibn Shurahbil reported: When the prohibition of wine was yet to be declared, Umar ibn Al-Khattab said, “O Allah, give us a clear explanation of wine.” So Allah revealed the verse, “They ask you about wine and gambling. Say: In them is great sin,” (2:219) Umar was called and it was recited to him, […]

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Hadith on Alcohol: Allah forbids wine and the people of Medina pour it into the streets

December 16, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, addressing the people in Medina, saying, “O people, Allah is alluding to a command for wine. Perhaps Allah will soon reveal an order regarding it. So whoever has some of it should sell it and benefit from it.” We […]

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Hadith on Peace: Obligation to accept peace offerings at face value

November 4, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: A man from the tribe of Sulaim passed by a group of companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he had with him some sheep. The man greeted them with peace and they said, “He only offered peace to protect himself.” So they attacked him, killed […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: The sacred scriptures were revealed in the month of Ramadan

July 9, 2014

Wathila ibn Al-Asqa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The scriptures of Abraham, upon him be peace, were revealed on the first night of Ramadan. The Torah was revealed after six nights of Ramadan had passed. The Gospel was revealed after thirteen nights of Ramadan had passed. The Criterion was […]

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