Tag: Soul نفس

Hadith on Wealth: True richness is the richness of the heart, no matter what happens

August 22, 2016

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Abu Dharr, do you say an abundance of possessions is wealth?” I said yes. The Prophet said, “Do you say a lack of possessions is poverty?” I said yes. The Prophet repeated this three times, then he said, “Wealth is […]

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Hadith on Righteousness: Beware of what disturbs the soul, even if scholars approve it

April 30, 2016

Abu Tha’laba reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me what is lawful and unlawful for me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Righteousness is serenity in the soul and peace of mind in the heart. Sin is not serene in the soul and not satisfying to the heart, even if […]

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Hadith on Praise: The believer praises Allah for everything, even when facing death

April 27, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted said: Verily, the believer is with me in every good situation. He praises me even as I remove his soul from between his two sides.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8514 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami Al-Munawi said, “The faithful servant […]

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Yunus on Love: I strive to love for people what I love for myself

April 9, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Maymun ibn Mihran wrote to Yunus ibn Ubaid, may Allah have mercy on him, saying, “I would love for you to write to me about what you do that I might do it.” Yunus wrote back to him, saying, “Verily, I strive for my soul to love for people what it loves for […]

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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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Wahb on Desires: Protect yourself from lusts, whispering devils, and arrogance

January 12, 2016

Abu Nuaim reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Be on guard from three things. Beware of a sinful desire that is indulged, a companion who suggests evil, and a person impressed by himself.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliya 4863 عن أبي نعيم قال وهب بن منبه رحمه الله احْفَظُوا مِنِّي ثَلاثًا إِيَّاكُمْ […]

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Sufyan on Knowledge: The purpose of learning is to become conscious of Allah and purify the heart

November 10, 2015

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, knowledge is only studied to become mindful of Allah. Verily, knowledge is only favored over other virtues because one is made conscious of Allah by it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 759 Al-Ghazali said, “Seeking knowledge is an act of worship of the […]

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Iyas on Hearts: The foolish man cannot recognize the defects in his own soul

April 12, 2015

Ibn Asakir reported: Iyas ibn Mu’awiya said, “No man does not recognize the defects in his soul except that he is the greatest fool.” It was said, “O Abu Wathila, what is your defect?” Iyas said, “Speaking too much.” Source: Tareekh Dimashq 7784 عن بن عساكر قَالَ إياس بْن مُعَاوِيَة ما من رجل لا يعرف […]

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Yunus on Backbiting: Fasting in the hot summer days is easier than leaving gossip

January 28, 2015

Ja’far ibn Burqan reported: I heard that Yunus ibn Ubaid was kind and righteous, so I wrote to him saying: O brother, write to me about what you are upon. Yunus wrote back to me saying: I have received your letter asking about what I am upon. I will tell you that I suggested to my […]

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Sa’eed on Funerals: We heard a voice reciting the Quran for Ibn Abbas

May 6, 2014

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: Ibn Abbas died while in At-Ta’if. I witnessed his funeral and then a bird came that had never been seen before. It entered the burial site and we looked and waited to see if it would come out, but we did not see it come out of the hole. When he […]

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