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Tag: Seclusion الاعتكاف

Ibn Qayyim on Hearts: In the heart is a void that can only be filled by loving Allah

August 28, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “In the heart are disorders that cannot be remedied except by responding to Allah. In it is a desolate feeling that cannot be removed except by intimacy with Him solitude. In it is sadness which will not leave except by happiness with knowing Him and truthfulness in […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Tranquility: What can my enemies do? My Paradise is in my heart wherever I am

February 27, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said to me, “What can my enemies do to me? My paradise and my garden are in my heart. They are with me wherever I go and they never leave me. If I am imprisoned, then it is seclusion for worship. If I […]

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Hadith on Menstruation: A woman would pray in the mosque while near her menstrual cycle

February 3, 2014

Aisha reported: A woman among the wives of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would seclude herself in the mosque with him while being close to her menstrual cycle. She would see red and yellow discharge and we would sometimes place a tray under her while she prayed. Source: Sahih Bukhari […]

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Hadith on Laylat Al-Qadr: See the Night of Decree in the last ten nights of Ramadan

July 14, 2013

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would seek seclusion (al-i’tikāf) in the mosque during the last ten nights of Ramadan and he would say, “Seek the Night of Decree during the last ten nights of Ramadan.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Seek the Night of Decree in the […]

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Hadith on I’tikaf: The Prophet would retreat in the mosque every Ramadan

July 14, 2013

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would seek seclusion in the mosque (al-i’tikāf) for ten days during every Ramadan, and in the year he passed away he sought seclusion for twenty days. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1939 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ كَانَ […]

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Hadith on Seclusion: The Prophet would seclude himself in the mosque Ramadan

July 14, 2013

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would seek seclusion in the mosque (al-i’tikāf) during the last ten nights of Ramadan. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1921, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1171 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ كَانَ […]

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Hadith on Virtues: The most beloved to Allah are the most beneficial to the people

January 22, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people. The most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his troubles, or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger. […]

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Hadith on Night of Decree: Seek the Night of Decree in the last ten or seven nights of Ramadan

August 7, 2012

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Look for the Night of Decree in the last ten nights of Ramadan, but if one of you is weak or frustrated then do not be overcome during the remaining seven nights.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1165 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Hadith on Seclusion: The Prophet would seclude himself during the last ten nights of Ramadan

August 7, 2012

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to retreat in the mosque (al-i’tikāf) during the last ten nights of Ramadan until Allah the Exalted caused him to pass away. His wives continued to observe this practice after him. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1928, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1172 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Ramadan: Seek seclusion in the mosque during the last ten nights of Ramadan

August 7, 2012

An-Nawawi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee and his companions, may Allah have mercy on them, said, “Whoever desires to follow the example of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, should seek seclusion (i’tikāf) in the mosque during the last ten nights of Ramadan. Let him enter the mosque before the setting of the sun on the twenty […]

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