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Hadith on Society: How can Allah support a nation who does not care for the weak?

January 19, 2017

Jabir reported: When the emigrants returned to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, from across the sea, the Prophet said, “Will you not tell me about the most amazing things you saw in the land of Abyssinia?” They said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah. While we were sitting, an elderly […]

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Mu’awiya on Insight: A man has little insight until his forbearance is strong

December 14, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Mu’awiya, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A man will not achieve the range of insight until his forbearance overcomes his ignorance and his patience overcomes his desires. And he will not achieve that unless his forbearance is strong.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 63923 عن ابن عساكر مُعَاوِيَةُ رضي الله عنه لا […]

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Hasan on Character: A concise description of the character of a true believer

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, from the character of the believer is strength in religion, determination with leniency, faith with certainty, eagerness for knowledge, sympathy with understanding, moderation in worship, mercy with effort, giving to those who ask, not wronging the one he hates, not sinning […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Character: We need manners more than we need knowledge

March 12, 2016

Ibn Asākir reported: Ibn Al-Mubārak, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “You are in greater need of a little manners than a great deal of knowledge.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 32918 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The reality of manners is that it results from beautiful character. Thus, manners is the externalization […]

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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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Hadith on Oppression: Allah is displeased when the oppressed become the oppressors

September 29, 2015

Hudhaifa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there were some people who were weak and poor, and they were being fought by a tyrannical people who outnumbered them. Then Allah allowed the weak to overcome them and they were given power and authority over their enemies and they […]

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Hadith on Muhammad: They would love to see the Prophet even at great cost to themselves

April 22, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the strongest in love for me in my nation are some people who will come after me. One of them would wish to see me even at the cost of his family and wealth.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2832 Grade: Sahih […]

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Umar on Jihad: The sins of the Muslims are more harmful than the plots of the enemy

August 23, 2014

Maslamah ibn Abi Bakr reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz took a pledge from some of his deputies, saying, “You must fear Allah in every situation you find yourselves. Indeed, the fear of Allah is greater for preparation, a more attainable plan, and a stronger force. There is nothing from the aggression of your enemy that […]

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Ibn Abbas on Deeds: Good deeds being light and strength, bad deeds bring darkness and weakness

August 3, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, good deeds will brighten the face, enlighten the heart, expand provision, strengthen the body, and cause love in the hearts of the creation. Verily, evil deeds will blacken the face, darken the grave and the heart, weaken the body, restrict provision, […]

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Hadith on Arafat: It is preferred not to fast on the day of Arafat in order to supplicate

August 14, 2013

Abu Najeeh reported: He asked Ibn Umar about fasting on the day of Arafat for those who are at Arafat. Ibn Umar said, “I have performed the Hajj pilgrimage with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and he did not fast it. I performed it with Abu Bakr and he did not fast, […]

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