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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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Ibn Abbas on Knowledge: Learn from many sources, but blindly follow no one

September 23, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Take knowledge wherever you find it and do not unquestioningly accept the opinion jurists have of one another. Indeed, they differ with each other like goats in a pen.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 1308 عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيِّبِ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: Hypocrites do not behave well or understand religion

August 23, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two qualities are not combined in the hypocrite: good behavior and understanding of religion.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2684 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَصْلَتَانِ لَا تَجْتَمِعَانِ فِي مُنَافِقٍ حُسْنُ […]

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Hadith on Conscience: Whatever your heart rejects, then do not accept it

May 1, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Mu’awiyah reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, saying, “O Messenger of Allah, what is lawful and unlawful for me?” The Prophet struck his chest and he said, “Whatever your heart rejects, then abandon it.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 1147 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: True knowledge is enlightened fear of Allah

April 28, 2016

Abdullah reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Knowledge is not knowing many narrations. Verily, knowledge is the fear of Allah.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā 9 Ibn Rajab said, “Knowledge is not memorizing many narrations or sayings, but rather it is a light that Allah places in the heart by which a servant […]

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Hadith on Parables: The angels strike of parable for the Prophet while he sleeps

April 19, 2016

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The angels came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was sleeping and some of them said, “He is asleep.” And some of them said, “His eyes are asleep but his heart is awake.” They said, “Verily, your companion has a parable, so present the parable for […]

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Hadith on Companions: The Prophet explains the virtues of his senior companions

April 17, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most merciful of my nation is Abu Bakr. The strongest of them in the affair of Allah is Umar. The most sincere of them in modesty is Uthman. The best reciter of the Book of Allah among them is […]

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Hadith on Character: The best people in Islam have the best character, if they understand

April 11, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you in Islam are those with the best character, if they have understanding.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 9880 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَيْرُكُمْ إِسْلَامًا أَحَاسِنُكُمْ أَخْلَاقًا […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Fatwa: Whoever issues religious judgments about all issues is senseless

March 21, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever issues a judgment (fatwa) to people about everything that he is asked, then he is foolish.” Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “For a man to die ignorant is better for him than to speak about what he does […]

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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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