Tag: Vows نذر

Umar on Fasting: True fasting is to avoid sins and vain talk

May 28, 2017

Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Fasting is not merely from food and drink. Rather, it is from lies, falsehood, vain talk, and swearing.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8683 عَنْ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ لَيْسَ الصِّيَامُ مِنْ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ وَحْدَهُ وَلَكِنَّهُ مِنْ الْكَذِبِ وَالْبَاطِلِ وَاللَّغْوِ وَالْحَلِفِ 8683 مصنف […]

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Hadith on Ease: Allah does not need unnecessary hardship

September 23, 2016

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saw an old man being supported by his two sons. The Prophet said, “What is wrong with this man?” They said, “He has made a vow to walk to the Ka’bah.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah does not need this man to punish himself,” and […]

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Umar on Leadership: How can the commander of the faithful lead unless he suffers with the people?

August 12, 2015

At-Tabari reported: The people of Medina and surrounding areas were afflicted by a famine during the leadership of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. The wind blew dust as if it were ashes, so it was called the year of ashes. Umar vowed never to taste butter, milk, or meat until the […]

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Ibn Kathir on Ayyub: The story of the Prophet Ayyub’s vow to strike his wife

March 24, 2013

Ibn Kathir said: Allah said, “Take in your hand a bundle of grass and strike with it and do not break your oath.” (38:44) The Prophet Job, upon him be peace, was angry with his wife and upset about something she had done, so he swore an oath that if Allah healed him, he would […]

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Hadith on Vows: The Prophet encourages a woman to fulfill her vows as long as they are not for idols

January 24, 2013

Amr ibn Shuaib reported: A woman came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and she said, “O Messenger of Allah, verily I have made a vow the I will play the drum for you.” The Prophet said, “Fulfill your vow.” She said, “Verily, I have made a vow to perform a sacrifice […]

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Hadith on Religion: There is no compulsion in religion, truth is distinct from error

January 2, 2013

Ibn Abbas reported: When the children of a woman did not survive before the era of Islam, she would vow that if her children survived she would convert them to Judaism. When Banu An-Nadeer were expelled from Arabia, there were some children of the helpers among them. They said, “We will not leave our children.” […]

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Aisha on Freedom: The mother of the believers emancipates forty slaves for breaking her vow

September 11, 2012

Urwa bin Az-Zubair reported: Abdullah bin Az-Zubair was the most beloved person to Aisha other than the Prophet and Abu Bakr, and he in his turn was the most devoted to her. Aisha would not withhold the wealth given to her by Allah and she would spend it in charity. Abdullah said, “Aisha should stop […]

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Hadith on Vows: The Prophet discouraged vows which are difficult and worship which is burdensome

August 5, 2012

Ibn Abbas reported: While the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was giving a sermon, he saw a man standing and he asked about him. They said, “It is Abu Israel, who has vowed that he will stand and never sit down, he will never come into the shade nor will he speak to […]

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Hadith on Fasting: The best fasting was done by Prophet David

August 5, 2012

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was informed that I had made a vow to fast daily and to pray all the night for the rest of my life. I said to the Prophet, “I have said this vow. Let my parents be sacrificed for you!” The […]

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