Tag: Sound Heart قلب سليم

Hasan on Faith: How can you be a Muslim if people are not safe from you?

April 13, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “O son of Adam, how can you be a believer while your neighbor is not secure from you? O son of Adam, how can you be a Muslim while the people are not safe from you? O son of Adam, you will never achieve […]

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Ath-Tha’labi on Piety: True piety is to not feel shame for anything in the heart

February 7, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Some of the wise men said, “A man does not reach the peak of righteousness (al-taqwa) until it is such that, were he to place what is in his heart on a plate and go around the market with it, he would not be ashamed of anything on it.” Source: al-Kashf wal-Bayān 1/144 […]

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Al-Kattani on Islam: The religion of Allah is truth, justice, and honesty

February 6, 2017

Al-Ghazali reported: Muhammad ibn Ali Al-Kattani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have found that the religion of Allah Almighty is built upon three pillars: truth, honesty, and justice. Truth is in the body, justice is in the heart, and honesty is in the mind.” Source: Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn 4/387 عن الغزالي عن […]

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Mutarrif on Sincerity: The true servants of Allah are pure inwardly and outwardly

February 5, 2017

Ibn As-Sari reported: Mutarrif, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, when the inward state of the servant matches his public behavior, Allah says: This is my true servant.” Source: al-Zuhd li Hannād Ibn al-Sarī 530 عن ابن السري عَنْ مُطَرِّفٍ رحمه الله قَالَ إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ إِذَا اسْتَوَتْ سَرِيرَتُهُ وَعَلَانِيَتُهُ قَالَ اللَّهُ هَذَا عَبْدِي حَقًّا […]

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Fudayl on Sincerity: The righteous became so by generosity, purity, and sincerity

January 31, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Those who achieved never did so, in our view, with an abundance of fasts, nor prayers. Indeed, they only achieved, in our view, with the spirit of generosity, purity of heart, and sincerity to the community.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 8/103 قَالَ الفضيل رحمه الله […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Whoever has sincere faith will never enter Hellfire forever

January 27, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and Mu’adh ibn Jabal were riding together on a journey. The Prophet said, “O Mu’adh ibn Jabal!” Mu’adh said, “I am here, O Messenger of Allah, at your service.” The Prophet said, “No one testifies that there is no God but Allah and […]

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Qasim on Religion: Piety, night worship, and a pure heart are the best virtues

December 14, 2016

Al-Khateeb reported: Qasim Al-Juwai’, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The religion is based upon devotion. The best worship is undergone in the night, and the best of paths to Paradise is to have a pure heart.” Source: Al-Zuhd wal Raqa’iq 32 عن الخطيب عن قاسم الجوعي رحمه الله قال أَصْلُ الدِّينِ الْوَرَعُ وَأَفْضَلُ […]

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Hadith on Brotherhood: It is enough evil to belittle another Muslim

November 12, 2016

Wathila ibn Al-Asqa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Muslim is sacred to another Muslim: his life, his honor, and his wealth. The Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. He does not wrong him or betray him. Righteousness is here,” and he pointed to his heart. The […]

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Abdullah on Humility: Is my heart too arrogant to refuse house work?

October 31, 2016

Bukair ibn Al-Ashajj reported: Abdullah ibn Salaam, may Allah be pleased with him, came out from behind a building while carrying a bundle of firewood. When the people saw him, they said, “O father of Yusuf, your son and your servant are enough to help you with this!” Abdullah said, “I want to test my […]

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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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