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Ibn Kathir on Khawarij: The Kharijites commit mass murder of men, women, and children

August 22, 2014

Ibn Kathir said, “If the Kharijites ever gained power, they would corrupt the entire land, Iraq and Syria. They would not leave a boy or a girl or a man or a woman, for in their view the people have become so corrupt that they cannot be reformed except by mass killing.” Source: Al-Bidayah wa […]

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Ibn Asakir on Sin: Whoever commits a sin openly harms the entire community

January 4, 2014

Ibn Asakir reported: Bilal ibn Sa’eed said, “Verily, if someone commits an act of disobedience and hides it, then it will only harm the one who did it. But if he commits it openly and does not change it, then it will harm everyone.” Source: Ta’reekh Dimshaq 8924 عن ابن عساكر قَالَ بِلالُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ […]

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Hadith on Sunnah: The command to follow the Prophet before any other person

May 19, 2013

Salim ibn Abdullah reported: He heard a man from Syria asking Abdullah ibn Umar about continuing after Umrah until Hajj. Ibn Umar said, “It is lawful.” The man said, “But your father prohibited it.” Ibn Umar said, “Is the command to follow my father or to follow the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be […]

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Hadith on Love: The love of Allah is an obligation for those who love each other for His sake

February 23, 2013

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted said: My love is obligatory for those who love each other for my sake, who sit together for my sake, who visit each other for my sake, and who spend on each other for my sake.” Source: […]

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Umar on Humility: If we seek honor from other than Islam, we will be humiliated

February 23, 2013

Tariq ibn Shihab reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, left on a journey to Syria and with him was Abu Ubaida. They came upon a creek, so Umar dismounted from his camel, took off his sandals and placed them over his shoulder, and then led the camel over the creek. Abu […]

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Ibn Abu Layli on Arabs: Most of the jurists were non-Arabs, to the displeasure of Arab tribalists

February 13, 2013

Ibn Abu Layli reported: Eisa ibn Musa said to me, and he was a religious man who was severe in his tribalism toward the Arabs, “Who is the jurist of Basra?” I said, “Al-Hasan ibn Abu Al-Hasan and Muhammad ibn Sireen.” He said, “What are these two?” I said, “They are both not Arabs.” He […]

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Hadith on Satan: Beware the trials of Satan among persecutions, civil wars, and strife

December 27, 2012

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, bless us in our Syria. O Allah, bless us in our Yemen.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, and in our Najd.” The Prophet said, “O Allah, bless us in our Syria. O Allah, bless us in our Yemen.” They said, […]

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Hadith on Abraham: The story of Zaid ibn Amr’s search for the true religion of Abraham

October 25, 2012

Ibn Umar reported: Zaid ibn Amr ibn Nufail went to Syria to ask about a true religion to follow. He met a Jewish scholar and he asked them about their religion. Zaid said, “I intend to embrace your religion, so tell me something about it.” The Jew said, “You cannot embrace our religion until you […]

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Hadith on Succession: The Prophet passed away without appointing a successor or giving final instructions

October 16, 2012

Arqam ibn Shurahbeel reported: I traveled with Ibn Abbas from Medina to Syria and I asked him, “Did the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, leave any instructions?” Ibn Abbas said, “The Messenger of Allah did not finish the prayer before becoming very ill and he went out while being supported by two men […]

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Abu Bakr on Just War: Abu Bakr gives his military orders in the war against the rebels

October 5, 2012

Yahya ibn Sa’d reported: Abu Bakr, the truthful, was sending armies to Syria. He went for a walk with Yazid ibn Abu Sufyan, who was the commander of one of the battalions. Yazid said to Abu Bakr, “Will you ride or shall I get down?” He said, “I will not ride and you will not […]

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