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Tag: Sunnah السنة

Hadith on Innovation: Every religious innovation erases a Sunnah tradition

December 5, 2016

Ghudayf ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People do not contrive an innovation in religion except that it disposes of a corresponding prophetic tradition (sunnah).” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16522 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ غُضَيْفِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Zealotry: Enthusiasm for the Prophet must be within its limits

July 18, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, every deed has an enthusiasm and every enthusiasm has a limit. Whoever is enthusiastic for my tradition (sunnah) will have succeeded, but whoever is enthusiastic for something else has been destroyed.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 6725 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad […]

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Hadith on Obedience: Muslims must obey their leaders unless it involves sin

July 17, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever obeys me has obeyed Allah, and whoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. Whoever obeys my deputy has obeyed me, and whoever disobeys my deputy has disobeyed me.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6713, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1835 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to […]

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Al-Bushanji on Chivalry: Whoever loves his brother and hates evil for him is chivalrous

April 18, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Abu Al-Hasan Al-Bushanji, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about chivalry and he said, “Chivalry is with you in a verse from the Book of Allah and a report from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. As for the saying of Allah, it is: They love those who […]

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Abu Yazeed on Leadership: If you have no manners, then how can you lead the Muslims?

April 9, 2016

Al-Ma’ruf reported: A man arrived in Bastam claiming the right of authority. Abu Yazeed went to him and when he met him, he saw the man spitting in the direction of prayer (al-qiblah). Abu Yazeed said, “He has not been given any manners from the manners and tradition of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings […]

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Al-Bukhari on Sunnah: The best of Muslims revive the Prophet’s traditions

February 18, 2016

Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdadi reported: Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The best of the Muslims is a man who revives one of the traditions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, after it has died out. O followers of the Sunnah, be patient and Allah will have mercy on you, for you […]

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Hadith on Reward: Two men followed different opinions but both were rewarded

December 28, 2015

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: Two men went out for travel when the time of prayer arrived and they did not have water with them, so they performed ablution with dust (taymmum) with clean earth and prayed, then they later found water. One of the repeated his ablution and prayer, while the other did not repeat […]

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Hadith on Rights: Your own body has rights over you, so take care of it

July 6, 2015

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sent for Uthman ibn Mazh’un and he came. The Prophet said, “O Uthman, do you not desire my practice?” Uthman said, “O Messenger of Allah, no by Allah. I seek your practice.” The Prophet said, “Verily, I sleep and I pray, I fast and I […]

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Hadith on Companions: I enjoin you to follow my companions and stick to the community

September 29, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab delivered a sermon to us at Al-Jabiya and he said, “O people! Indeed, I have stood among you as the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, stood among us and he said: I enjoin you to follow my companions, then those after them and those after […]

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Al-Qurtubi on Jihad: The best jihad is to build a mosque and teach Islamic knowledge

August 14, 2014

Al-Qurtubi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best jihad is to build a mosque and therein to teach the Quran, the Sunnah, and understanding (fiqh).” Source: Tafseer Al-Qurtubi 9:122 عن القرطبي وَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ أَفْضَلُ الْجِهَادِ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا يُعَلِّمُ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنَ وَالْفِقْهَ وَالسُّنَّةَ 9:122 الجامع لأحكام القرآن سورة براءة […]

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