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Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

March 22, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junaid ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous man is not he who loves for people what he loves for himself. Rather, […]

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Hadith on Character: A house in paradise for those with honesty and character

March 16, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever abandons lies in support of falsehood, then a house will be built for him in the surroundings of Paradise. Whoever abandons arguments even though he is right, then a house will be built for him in its middle. And […]

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Hadith on Wisdom: The Prophet’s wise advice for Abu Dharr

March 10, 2017

Abu Dharr reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I advise you to be mindful of Allah Almighty, for it will beautify all of your affairs.” I said, “Tell me more.” The Prophet said, “You must recite the Quran and remember Allah Almighty, for […]

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Ahmad on Character: Part of good character is to be patient and retrain anger

March 10, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Imam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Good character is to not get angry or enraged. And good character is to patiently endure what comes from people.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 1/457 #18 عن ابن رجب قَالَ الْإِمَامُ أَحْمَدُ رحمه الله حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ لَا تَغْضَبَ وَلَا تَحْتَدَّ وَحُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Good will and honest intentions protect from malice, deception

February 7, 2017

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are three traits by which a believer will not be deceived or consumed by hatred: sincerity in deeds for Allah, offering good will to the Muslims, and keeping to their community.” Source: Musnad al-Shāmiyyīn 1279 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic […]

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Ath-Tha’labi on Piety: True piety is to not feel shame for anything in the heart

February 7, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Some of the wise men said, “A man does not reach the peak of righteousness (al-taqwa) until it is such that, were he to place what is in his heart on a plate and go around the market with it, he would not be ashamed of anything on it.” Source: al-Kashf wal-Bayān 1/144 […]

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Abu Ya’qub on Honesty: The honest person acts on truth in public and private

February 7, 2017

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abu Ya’qub An-Nahrajuri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Honesty is to be consistent with the truth in private and public. The reality of honesty is to speak the truth in matters of grave importance.” Source: Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā’ 11/465 عن الذهبي قال أبو يعقوب النهرجوري رحمه الله الصِّدْقُ موَافقَةُ الحَقِّ فِي […]

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Al-Kattani on Islam: The religion of Allah is truth, justice, and honesty

February 6, 2017

Al-Ghazali reported: Muhammad ibn Ali Al-Kattani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have found that the religion of Allah Almighty is built upon three pillars: truth, honesty, and justice. Truth is in the body, justice is in the heart, and honesty is in the mind.” Source: Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn 4/387 عن الغزالي عن […]

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Umar on Intention: The best action is to have a sincere intention with Allah

February 5, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best deeds are to fulfill the obligations of Allah, to be mindful of the prohibitions of Allah, and to have an honest intention before Allah Almighty.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 38 عن ابن رجب قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ […]

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Abu Sulaiman on Sincerity: Blessed are those who walk sincerely to Allah

February 1, 2017

Ibn Qudamah reported: Abu Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Blessed is he who takes a single step desiring nothing but Allah Almighty.” And Ma’ruf Al-Karkhi, may Allah have mercy on him, would strike himself and say, “O my soul! Be sincere and purify yourself!” Source: Minhāj al-Qāṣdīn 1/365 عن ابن قدامة قال […]

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