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Tag: Temperance الزهد

Aisha on Charity: The Prophet’s wife was amazingly charitable and ascetic

April 7, 2017

Urwah ibn Az-Zubayr reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, would give seventy thousand coins in charity while her clothes were covered in patches. Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 754 عَنْ عُرْوَةَ بْنِ الزُّبَيْرِ قَالَ لَقَدْ تَصَدَّقَتْ يَعْنِي عَائِشَةَ رضي الله عنها بِسَبْعِينَ أَلْفًا وَإِنَّ دِرْعَهَا لَمُرَقَّعٌ 754 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك

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Ayyub on Pardon: Nobility is in detachment from the world and in forgiveness

January 22, 2017

Ibn Hibban reported: Ayyub As-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not achieve nobility until he has two qualities: to be indifferent to what people possess, and to pardon them.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā’ 1/167 عن ابن حبان قال قال أَيُّوبَ السِّخْتِيَانِيَّ رحمه الله لا يَنْبُلُ الرَّجُلُ حَتَّى تَكُونَ فِيهِ خَصْلَتَانِ الْعِفَّةُ […]

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Hadith on Wealth: Love of money caused the destruction of those before us

November 24, 2016

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there is no doubt that gold and silver coins destroyed those before you, for they are both causes of your ruin.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 700 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى الأَشْعَرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: The world is nothing but a needle submerged in the sea

July 12, 2016

Al-Mustawrid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “What is the world compared to the Hereafter but as a needle dipped into the waters of the ocean?” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 17148 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ الْمُسْتَوْرِدِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا أَخَذَتِ الدُّنْيَا […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Asceticism: The companions were better due to their desire of the Hereafter

April 27, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Yazeed reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “You strive for longer and you perform more prayers than the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, yet they are better than you.” They said, “Why is that?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “They were less interested […]

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Jesus on Love: Blessed is he who loves for people what he loves for himself

April 17, 2016

Ammar ibn Nusair reported: Jesus the son of Mary, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed is he whose speech is the remembrance of Allah, whose silence is reflection, and whose observation is a lesson, who controls his tongue, whose house is sufficient, who weeps for his sins, and from whose evil the people […]

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David on Virtues: Allah loves those who perform these ten righteous deeds

April 13, 2016

Fadalah ibn Ubaid reported: David, peace be upon him, asked his Lord the Exalted about the most beloved deeds to him. Allah said, “They are ten deeds. If you do them, O David, you will not mention any of my creation but with good, you will not backbite any of my creation, and you will […]

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Mu’adh on Faith: He will not have true faith until he is humble, ascetic, and just

April 13, 2016

Ibn Hammad reported: Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A servant will not reach the heights of faith until humility is more beloved to him than nobility, until less in the world is more beloved to him than more, until it is the same whether he is loved or hated for […]

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Sufyan on Confidence: If you know yourself, then you will not be harmed by slander and gossip

July 25, 2015

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Sufyan At-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you know yourself, then you will not be harmed by whatever is said about you.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awilya 6/390 عن ابن المبارك قَالَ قَالَ سُفْيَانُ الثَّوْرِيُّ رحمه الله إِذَا عَرَفْتَ نَفْسَكَ لَمْ يَضُرَّكَ مَا قِيلَ فِيكَ 6/390 حلية الأولياء وطبقات الأصفياء ذكر […]

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Wahb on Hereafter: The example of worldly life and the Hereafter is one who cannot please two wives

February 17, 2015

Ibn Mubarak reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The parable of this world and the Hereafter is that of a man with two wives. If he pleases one of them, he will incur disapproval from the other.” Source: Az-Zuhd war Raqa’iq 582 عن ابن مبارك عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ رحمه […]

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