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Tag: Virtue فضيلة

Hadith on Anger: A strong man controls his anger and defeats Satan

April 24, 2017

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by people wrestling and he said, “What is this?” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, this is a wrestler and none can wrestle like him!” The Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you who is even stronger than him? It is a man wronged […]

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Fudayl on Sincerity: True good will is to love for others more than yourself

April 14, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you love for people to be equal to you, then you have not fulfilled sincerity for the sake of your Lord. How so while you love for people to be less than you?” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/418 Ibn Rajab said, “He […]

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Fudayl on Arrogance: Let him not love for his sandal to be better

April 13, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said regarding the verse, “This is the home of the Hereafter that We make for those who desire not exaltation in the earth,” (28:83) that it means, “It is one who does not love for even his sandal to be better than the […]

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Sufyan on Silence: Being silent for long periods is the key to worship

April 10, 2017

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is said that observing long periods of silence is the key to worship.” Source: al-Ṣamt li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 433 عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ قَالَ رحمه الله كَانَ يُقَالُ طُولُ الصَّمْتِ مِفْتَاحُ الْعِبَادَةِ 433 الصمت لابن أبي الدنيا

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Hadith on Love: He will be joined in Paradise with the one he loves

April 9, 2017

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever loves a man for the sake of Allah, then he should say: I love you for the sake of Allah. They will both enter Paradise together. He whose love is greater will be raised in status over the other; […]

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Ali on Justice: Wrong no one as you would not love to be oppressed

April 9, 2017

Al-Muttaqi Al-Hindi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Make yourself a scale between you and others, and love for those besides you what you love for yourself and hate for them what you hate for yourself. Do not wrong others, as you would love not to be wronged. Be […]

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Ahnaf on Knowledge: I learned sacred knowledge by treating others as myself

April 9, 2017

Ibn Al-Mulaqqin reported: Al-Ahnaf ibn Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “From whom did you learn sacred knowledge?” Al-Ahnaf said, “From myself.” It was said, “And how is that?” Al-Ahnaf said, “If I hated something did by another, then I would never do the same to anyone else.” Source: al-Tawḍīḥ li-Sharḥ al-Jāmi’ […]

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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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Hadith on Thoughts: Rejection of evil whisperings is a sign of pure faith

April 7, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about evil whisperings and he said, “It is a sign of pure faith.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 133 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ سُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ الْوَسْوَسَةِ قَالَ تِلْكَ مَحْضُ الْإِيمَانِ 133 صحيح […]

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Hadith on Thoughts: Rejection of bad thoughts is a sign of sincere faith

April 7, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: Some of the companions came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and they asked him, “We find within ourselves that which is to grievous to speak of.” The Prophet said, “You have indeed found so?” They said yes. The Prophet said, “That is sincere faith.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 132 Grade: […]

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