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Hadith on Tribulation: In the darkest of trials, stay inside and hide yourselves

February 7, 2017

Jundub ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come after me a tribulation like the dark of night, in which a man will awaken as a believer and enter evening as an unbeliever, or awaken as an unbeliever and enter evening as a believer.” A man […]

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Hadith on Jihad: Only jihad for the right reason and method is rewarded

February 4, 2017

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Expeditions are of two kinds. As for one who seeks the countenance of Allah, obeys the leader, spends in charity from his precious possessions, shows leniency to his colleagues, and avoids corruption, then the entirety of his sleep and vigilance […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Allah accepts no good deeds unless they are sincere

January 27, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “If a man battles for the sake of reward and fame, what do you think he has?” The Prophet said, “He has nothing.” The man repeated his question three times and the Prophet said, “He has nothing.” […]

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Sufyan on Jihad: We only fight idolaters if they fight us first

December 7, 2016

Al-Shaybānī reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Fighting the idolaters is not an obligation unless they begin it themselves, in which case it is required to fight them in defense.” Source: Sharḥ al-Siyar al-Kabīr 1/187 عن الشيباني قال سفيان الثوري رحمه الله الْقِتَالُ مَعَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ لَيْسَ بِفَرْضٍ إلَّا أَنْ تَكُونَ الْبِدَايَةُ مِنْهُمْ […]

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Hadith on Enemies: The Prophets prays for his enemies to be guided

September 21, 2016

Jabir reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, the arrows of the tribe of Thaqīf have pierced us, so pray against them!” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, guide the tribe of Thaqīf!” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3942 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالُوا […]

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Hadith on Revenge: The companions did not take revenge against the innocent

April 10, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The tribe of Harith ibn Amir had purchased Khubaib, may Allah be pleased with him, as he had killed Harith during the battle of Badr, so they took him as a prisoner until they agreed they would execute him. Khubaib wanted to borrow a razor from the daughter of Harith so he […]

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Umar on War: Fear Allah regarding children and civilian non-combatants

April 3, 2016

Zaid ibn Wahb reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, decreed, “Do not steal the spoils, do not be treacherous with the enemy, do not mutilate the dead, do not kill children, and fear Allah regarding the farmers who do not wage war against you.” Source: Sunan Sa’īd ibn Mansūr 2466 Ibn […]

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‘Ata on Promises: Fulfill your pledges and covenants with the idolaters

April 3, 2016

Muhammad ibn Surqah reported: A man said to ‘Atā, may Allah be pleased with him, “A man was captured by the Daylamites and they said: We will send you back if you give us a covenant and a pledge that you will return with some wealth for us. If he does not go back to […]

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Hadith on Plunder: To steal from the enemy is unlawful

March 10, 2016

Tha’labah ibn Hakam reported: We came across some sheep of the enemy, so we plundered them and set up our cooking pots. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by and ordered that they be overturned. The Prophet said, “Verily, plunder is unlawful.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3938 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Ibn Umar on Peace: Offer peace to deviant groups, but do not kill any Muslim

February 4, 2016

Nafi’ reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to offer greetings of peace to the Khashabiyya and the Khawarij even though they were fighting each other. Ibn Umar said, “Whoever calls to the prayer, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls to salvation, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls […]

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