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Umar II on Gradualism: If I force everyone to follow the truth completely, they will reject it completely

December 12, 2015

Ibn Abdu Rabbih reported: Abdul Malik said to his father Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, “O father, what is the matter that you do not implement the commands? By Allah, I would not mind if it caused discord between us as long as it was the truth.” Umar said, “Do not make it so, my son. […]

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Umar II on Tribute: The non-Muslims must have enough wealth to take care of themselves

October 25, 2015

Abu Ja’far reported: The commander of the faithful, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, passed by an old man among the non-Muslim citizens who was going from house to house begging for charity. Umar said, “We have not been fair to you that we have taken tribute from you in your youth and now you are helpless in […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Maslahah: The jurists’ definition of the principle of public welfare

January 9, 2015

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The principle of public welfare (maslahah mursalah) is the case when a distinguished jurist (mujtahid) views another action as more likely to bring benefit and there is nothing in the law to negate it.” Source: Majmu’ Al-Fatawa 11/342 قال ابن تيمية الْمَصَالِحُ الْمُرْسَلَةُ وَهُوَ أَنْ يَرَى الْمُجْتَهِدُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْفِعْلَ يَجْلِبُ مَنْفَعَةً رَاجِحَةً […]

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Umar on Charity: You think you are believers, but Muslims are starving among you?

December 21, 2014

Mureeh ibn Masruq reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say, “You imagine that you are believers, yet among you a believer is starving?” Source: Musnad Ash-Shamiyeen 1018 عَنْ مُرِيحِ بْنِ مَسْرُوقٍ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ تَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّكُمْ مُؤْمِنُونَ وَفِيكُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ جَائِعٌ 1018 مسند الشاميين للطبراني ما […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Fatwa: Islamic rulings and judgments may change by time, place, and condition

September 25, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “As for knowing the condition of people, this is a tremendous principle required of the scholar and judge. For if he does not have a proper understanding of commanding and forbidding and then he applies one judgment over another, it will cause more harm than benefit. Indeed, if he does not understand the […]

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Al-Hasan on Leaders: Obedience to them is hardship but rebellion is against Islam

June 14, 2014

Ibn Rajab reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said regarding the rulers, “They take charge of five matters: the Friday prayer, the congregational prayers, the Eid celebration, guarding the frontiers, and the legal punishments. By Allah, the religion will not be upright without them even if they are tyrannical and oppressive. By […]

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An-Nawawi on Joking: Jokes are only permissible within limits and conditions

March 11, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “Forbidden joking is that which is excessive and persistent, for it leads to too much laughter and hardening of the heart, it distracts from the remembrance of Allah, and it often causes abuse, rancor, and lack of respect and dignity. As for those who are safe from these matters, then it permissible as […]

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Hadith on Kindness: The best people are those who are kind and benefit others

February 11, 2014

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believer is kind and gracious, for there is no goodness in one who is neither kind nor gracious. The best of people are those who are most beneficial to people.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 5937 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Supplication: The door of mercy is opened for those who supplicate to Allah

December 15, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever among you opens the door of supplication, then the door of mercy is opened for him. Allah is not asked for anything more beloved to Him than to be asked for well-being.” And the Prophet said, “Supplication brings benefit to […]

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Muhammad ibn Ka’b on Peace: I see no harm in initiating the greeting of peace with non-Muslims

May 31, 2013

Muhammad ibn Ka’b reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz was asked about greeting the non-Muslim citizens first and he said we should respond to their greeting but we do not greet them first. As for me, I do not see any harm in greeting them with peace first. He was asked, “Why is that?” Ibn Ka’b said, “Allah […]

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