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Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

March 22, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junaid ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous man is not he who loves for people what he loves for himself. Rather, […]

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Salaf on Satan: The devil celebrates bloodshed, unbelief, and fear

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Some of the righteous predecessors (al-salaf) said, “When Iblīs and his soldiers gather, they do not rejoice for anything as much as three things: a believer who kills a believer, a man who dies upon unbelief, and a heart in which is fear of poverty.” Source: Ṭarīq al-Hijratayn 1/33 عن ابن القيم […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Asceticism: The companions were better due to their desire of the Hereafter

April 27, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Yazeed reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “You strive for longer and you perform more prayers than the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, yet they are better than you.” They said, “Why is that?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “They were less interested […]

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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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Tawus on Love: All the scriptures are summed up in love for people as yourself

April 12, 2016

Abdullah Al-Hashimi reported: I came to Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, and he said to me, “You may ask and make it concise.” I said, “If you are concise, then I will be concise.” Tawus said, “Would you like me to summarize in this sitting all of the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, […]

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Hadith on Faith: Let him treat people the way he would love to be treated

April 12, 2016

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first generations of this nation are the best of them, and the last of them are the worst of them in differing and sectarianism. Thus, whoever has faith in Allah and the Last Day, then let him meet his […]

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Abu Hanifa on Character: The scholars have the best manners and character

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The stories and gatherings of the scholars are more beloved to me than a great deal of jurisprudence (fiqh), for they have the best manners and character.” Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, it is the duty […]

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Malik on Manners: Learn good manners before seeking knowledge

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Al-Laith ibn Sa’d, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “Learn forbearance before seeking knowledge.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 581 Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Learn good manners before seeking knowledge.” Source: Gharāʼib Mālik ibn Anas 45 عن ابن عبد البر […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Desires: Conquering lust and caprice is harder than conquering cities

January 28, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Opposing desires will allow the servant to acquire strength in his body, his heart, and his speech. Some of the righteous predecessors would say that conquering desires needs more strength than one who could conquer a city by himself.” Source: Rawḍat al-Muḥibbīn 1/477 قال ابن القيم رحمه الله مُخَالَفَةُ الْهَوَى تُورِثُ الْعَبْدَ قُوَّةً […]

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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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