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Faith الايمان

Hadith on Hereafter: Whoever makes the Hereafter important, Allah takes care of his affairs

Zaid ibn Thabit reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Whoever makes the world his more important matter, Allah will confound his affairs and make poverty appear before his eyes and he will not get anything from the world except what has been decreed for him. Whoever makes the […]

Hadith on Debt: If your debt was the size of a mountain, Allah will help you repay it

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: A contractor came and he said, “I cannot pay my debt, so help me.” Ali said, “Shall I not teach you some words taught to me by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him? If you were to have debt as big as a mountain, Allah would repay […]

Hadith on Love: O Allah, grant me your love and make it strength for me

Abdullah ibn Yazeed reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would say in his supplication, “O Allah, grant me your love and the love of those whose love will benefit me with you. O Allah, whatever you have provided me from what I love, then make it strength for me for […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Greetings: Shaking hands wil shed the sins of the Muslims

Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when the believer meets another believer and greets him with peace and shakes his hand, the sins of them both will shed like the shedding of the leaves of a tree.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Awsat 253 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic due […]

Hadith on Marriage: Marry the loving and fruitful to increase the righteous Muslims

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, commanded us to get married and he strongly prohibited us from celibacy and he said, “Marry the loving and fruitful, for I desire the most followers from the prophets on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 12202 Grade: Hasan (fair) according […]

Hadith on Patience: Ammar ibn Yasir and his family are patient with torture

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by Ammar ibn Yasir and his family while they were being tortured due to their belief in Allah the Exalted. The Prophet said, “Receive glad tidings, O family of Yasir, for you have an appointment in Paradise.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Awsat 1535 Grade: […]

Sin سيئة

Hadith on Trials: The Prophet fears for his nation six trials

Awf ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I fear for you six trials: foolish leaders, shedding of blood, bribery in judgments, severing family ties, people who take the Quran as a musical instrument, and an excessive amount of conditions.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 14550 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

Hadith on Rights: He is not a true Muslim who does not honor their rights

Ubadah ibn As-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He is not from my nation who does not honor our elders, nor have mercy on our young ones, nor recognize the rights of our scholars.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 22249 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ […]

Hadith on Rulers: Whoever affirms their lies and oppression will not drink with the Prophet

Ka’b ibn Ujrah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to us while we were a group of nine. The Prophet said, “Verily, tyrannical rulers will come after me and whoever affirms their lies and supports their oppression has nothing to do with me and I have nothing to do […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Al-Qurtubi on Jihad: The best jihad is to build a mosque and teach Islamic knowledge

Al-Qurtubi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best jihad is to build a mosque and therein to teach the Quran, the Sunnah, and understanding (fiqh).” Source: Tafseer Al-Qurtubi 9:122 عن القرطبي وَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ أَفْضَلُ الْجِهَادِ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا يُعَلِّمُ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنَ وَالْفِقْهَ وَالسُّنَّةَ 9:122 الجامع لأحكام القرآن سورة براءة […]

Hadith on Repentance: Glory to Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and repent to You

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said these words often before he passed away, “Glory to Allah and with His praises. I seek Your forgiveness and I repent to You.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I see you have said these words often.” The Prophet said, “My Lord […]

Hadith on Eid: The Prophet encourages women to give charity on the day of Eid

Ibn Abbas reported: I witnessed the prayer on the day of breaking fast (eid al-fitr) with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman. All of them performed the prayer before the sermon, and then he would deliver the sermon. The Prophet descended, as if I am seeming […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Eid: There are no calls to prayer for Eid or any voluntary prayer

Jabir ibn Samura reported: I performed the Eid prayers with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, several times without announcing the two calls to prayer. Source: Sahih Muslim 887, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim At-Tirmidhi said, “This tradition is acted upon by the scholars among the companions of the Prophet, […]

Hadith on Eid: The Prophet’s wisdom in returning home by different paths on Eid

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would return on the day of Eid by using a different route from which he came. Source: Sahih Bukhari 943, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “It is said that the reason he did this was to greet the people […]

Hadith on Eid: Recommendation to wear the best clothes on the day of Eid

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would wear a red-striped cloak on the day of Eid. Source: Mu’jam Al-Awsat 7808, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, would wear his best clothes on the day of the two […]

Scholars العلماء

Ibn Qayyim on Hearts: In the heart is a void that can only be filled by loving Allah

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “In the heart are disorders that cannot be remedied except by responding to Allah. In it is a desolate feeling that cannot be removed except by intimacy with Him solitude. In it is sadness which will not leave except by happiness with knowing Him and truthfulness in his dealings. In it is anxiety […]

Ibn Mubarak on Respect: Do not belittle the scholars, the rulers, or your Muslim brothers

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Abdullah ibn Mubarak said, “It is a duty upon the wise man not to belittle three persons: the scholars, the authorities, and his brothers. Indeed, whoever belittles the scholars will lose his place in the Hereafter. Whoever belittles the authorities will lose his place in the world. Whoever belittles his brothers will lose […]

Ibn Al-Qayyim on Jama’ah: If you alone are following the truth, then you alone are the true community

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud said, “The true community (jama’ah) is that which adheres to the truth, even if you are alone.” Nuaim ibn Hammad said, “If the community becomes corrupted, then you must adhere to its practice before it became corrupted. Even if you are alone, then you by yourself would be the […]

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Umar on Jihad: The sins of the Muslims are more harmful than the plots of the enemy

August 23, 2014

Maslamah ibn Abi Bakr reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz took a pledge from some of his deputies, saying, “You must fear Allah in every situation you find yourselves. Indeed, the fear of Allah is greater for preparation, a more attainable plan, and a stronger force. There is nothing from the aggression of your enemy that […]

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Ibn Kathir on Khawarij: The Kharijites commit mass murder of men, women, and children

August 22, 2014

Ibn Kathir said, “If the Kharijites ever gained power, they would corrupt the entire land, Iraq and Syria. They would not leave a boy or a girl or a man or a woman, for in their view the people have become so corrupt that they cannot be reformed except by mass killing.” Source: Al-Bidayah wa […]

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Abu Bakr on Decapitation: Do you follow the way of the Romans and Persians?

August 19, 2014

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: He came to Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, with a severed head and Abu Bakr condemned it. Uqbah said, “O Caliph of the Messenger of Allah, they do that to us!” Abu Bakr said, “So you follow the way of the Persians and Romans? Rather, do not come to […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Faith: True faith is words and actions, a debate with the Murjia

August 10, 2014

Rabia ibn Sulaiman reported: A man among the people of Balakh asked Ash-Shafi’ee about faith. Ash-Shafi’ee said to him, “What do you say about it?” The man said, “I say it is words alone.” Ash-Shafi’ee said, “From where do you say this?” The man said, “From the saying of Allah the Exalted: Verily, those who […]

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Fudayl on Sunnah: Deeds are only accepted if sincere and according to Sunnah

August 5, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad said, “Allah purifies good deeds and makes them correct. Indeed, if deeds are sincere and incorrect, they will not be accepted. If deeds are correct and insincere, they will not be accepted, but rather they are only accepted if they are both sincere and correct. Sincere means they are […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfeer: The scholars would not excommunicate those who excommunicated them

August 5, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Thus, the scholars and people of the Sunnah would not excommunicate (takfeer) those who opposed them even if their opponents declared them to be unbelievers, for the matter of unbelief is a legal judgment and a person may not punish with the like of it, such as if someone lies against you […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfeer: I am the strongest of people to forbid excommunication

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Those who always sit with me know that I am the strongest of the people to forbid declaring an individual to be an unbeliever or a sinner or disobedient, unless it is known that the legal proof has been established against him that he is an unbeliever or a sinner or disobedient. […]

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Talaq on Tribulation: Protect yourself from trials by fearing Allah and hoping for mercy

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Talaq ibn Habeeb said, “Protect yourselves from tribulation with mindfulness of Allah (taqwa).” It was said, “Make the mindfulness of Allah concise for us.” Talaq said, “Act in the obedience of Allah upon light from Allah and hoping for the mercy of Allah, and abandon disobedience to Allah upon light from Allah […]

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Hasan on Tyranny: Tyrants are the punishment of Allah, so do not repel them with swords

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the tyrant Al-Hajjaj is a punishment from Allah, so do not repel the punishment of Allah with your hands. Rather, you must be humble and submissive.” Source: Minhaj As-Sunnah 4/529 عن ابن تيمية وَكَانَ الْحَسَنُ الْبَصْرِيُّ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الْحَجَّاجَ عَذَابُ اللَّهِ فَلَا […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Benefit: If an action is good and evil, choose the lesser of two evils

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The scholars know that Allah the Exalted sent Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, for the welfare of the servants in this life and in the Hereafter, and he commanded them with what is beneficial and he prohibited corruption. If an action contains both benefit and corruption, they must be weighed […]

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Ibn Abbas on Deeds: Good deeds being light and strength, bad deeds bring darkness and weakness

August 3, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, good deeds will brighten the face, enlighten the heart, expand provision, strengthen the body, and cause love in the hearts of the creation. Verily, evil deeds will blacken the face, darken the grave and the heart, weaken the body, restrict provision, […]

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Hadith on Forgiveness: Allah will not stop forgiving you unless you stop asking for forgiveness

August 3, 2014

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: A man came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, one of us has committed a sin.” The Prophet said, “It will be written against him.” The man said, “Then he has sought forgiveness and repented.” The Prophet said, “He […]

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Hatim on Tawakkul: My reliance upon Allah is built upon four characteristics

August 2, 2014

Adh-Dhahabi reported: It was said to Hatim Al-Asm, “Upon what do you build your trust in Allah?” Hatim said, “It is upon four traits. I know that my provision will not be consumed by another besides me, so I am content with myself. I know that my good deeds will not be performed by another […]

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Hadith on Preaching: Severe punishment for those who do not practice what they preach

August 2, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I passed by some men on the night of Ascension whose lips were being sheared by scissors in the Hellfire. I said: O Gabriel, who are these people? Gabriel said: These are preachers from your nation who commanded people to […]

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Hadith on Eid: The Prophet would deliver a sermon and encourage charity

July 26, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would go out on the days of Eid and lead the prayer. When the Prophet finished the prayer and invoked peace, he would stand and turn to the people while they were sitting in their places of prayer. If he needed […]

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Hadith on Takbir: Exalt Allah before the Eid prayer until the Imam arrives

July 26, 2014

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, would depart to the Eid prayer from the mosque and he would raise his voice declaring the greatness of Allah until he arrived at the place of prayer. He would continue to exalt Allah until the Imam arrived. Source: Sunan Al-Kubra 5652 Grade: Sahih […]

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Hadith on Eid: Recitation of Surah Qaf and Al-Qamar in the Eid prayers

July 26, 2014

Ubaidullah ibn Abdullah reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab asked Abu Waqid Al-Laithi what the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would recite in the prayer on the two Eids. He said: The Prophet would recite in them, “Qaf. By the honored Quran,” (50:1) and, “The Hour has come near and the moon has […]

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Hadith on Eid: Recitation of Surah Al-‘Ala and Al-Ghashiya in Eid and Friday prayers

July 26, 2014

Num’an ibn Basheer reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would recite in the two Eid prayers and in the Friday prayer the chapters, “Glorify the name of your Lord the Most High,” (87:1) and, “Has there come to you the report of the Overwhelming?” (88:1) If the Eid and Friday prayer were to […]

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Hadith on Eid: Recitation of seven and five takbir in the Eid prayers

July 26, 2014

Kathir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would declare the greatness of Allah (takbir) during the Eid prayer seven times before reciting the Quran in the first bowing and five times before reciting the Quran in the second bowing. At-Tirmidhi said, “This tradition is acted upon by some of the […]

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Hadith on Eid: Recommendation to perform Ghusl before heading to prayer

July 26, 2014

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to perform a ritual bath on the day of breaking fast (eid al-fitr) before he would depart for prayer. Source: Muwatta 428, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi An-Nawawi said, “The narrations of Ash-Shafi’ee and his companions agree upon the recommendation to perform a ritual bath […]

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Ahmad on Sunnah: He should not act upon the Hadith until he asks the scholars if it is authentic

July 25, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah ibn Ahmad said, “I asked my father about a man who has books within which are the sayings of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and the companions and the followers, but he cannot recognize weak and rejected narrations, nor a strong chain of narration from a […]

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Hadith on Laylat Al-Qadr: The Night of Decree is peaceful and calm

July 25, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Night of Decree is a calm night, neither hot nor cold, and the sun arises on it red and feeble.” Source: Sahih Ibn Khuzayma 2049 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي لَيْلَةِ […]

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Hadith on Oppression: Allah gives time for the oppressor until He seizes him with painful punishment

July 25, 2014

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah the Exalted will give respite to the oppressor until He seizes him and he cannot escape.” Then the Prophet recited the verse, “Such is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes the cities while they are committing wrong. […]

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Fudayl on Rulers: If I had one supplication to be answered, I would make it for the leader

July 20, 2014

Abdus Samad ibn Yazeed reported: I heard Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah be pleased with him, say, “If I had one supplication to be answered, I would make it for no one but the ruler. If the ruler is righteous then it will lead to the righteousness of the country and the people.” Source: Siyar […]

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Hadith on Killing: A tribulation will come in which people are tried with senseless fighting

July 20, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “By the one in whose hand is my soul, a time will surely come to people in which the killer does not know why he has killed and the one killed does not know why he was killed.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2908 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Friday: Be careful not to cause annoyance during the Friday sermon

July 19, 2014

Abdullah ibn Busr reported: A man came to the Friday prayer stepping over the necks of people while the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was delivering a sermon. The Prophet said, “Sit down, for you have caused a disturbance.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1118 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Generosity: The generous ignorant person is closer to Allah than a greedy scholar

July 17, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Generosity is near to Allah, near to Paradise, near to the people, and far from the Hellfire. Miserliness is far from Allah, far from Paradise, far from the people, and near to the Hellfire. An ignorant generous person is more beloved to Allah […]

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Ali on Trials: A calamity is sent because of a sin and removed because of repentance

July 15, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “A trial is not sent down except due to a sin, and it is not lifted except with repentance.” Source: Al-Jawab Al-Kafi 1/74 عن ابن القيم قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ مَا نَزَلْ بَلَاءٌ إِلَّا بِذَنْبٍ وَلَا رُفِعَ إِلَّا بِتَوْبَةٍ […]

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Umar on Qunut: The supplication of Umar during the persecution by unbelievers

July 15, 2014

Ubaid ibn Umair reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, supplicated after bowing in prayer and he said, “O Allah, forgive the believing men and believing women and the Muslim men and Muslim women, bring their hearts together and reconcile between them, support them against your enemies and their enemies. O Allah, […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: The Prophet says ameen three times while climbing the Minbar

July 15, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, ascended the pulpit and he said, “Ameen, ameen, ameen.” It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, you ascended the pulpit and said ameen, ameen, ameen.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Gabriel came to me and he said: Whoever reaches the month of Ramadan and he […]

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Hadith on Fasting: Some people are not rewarded for their insincere worship

July 15, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A person might fast and he gets nothing from his fast but hunger. A person might pray at night but he gets nothing from his prayer but sleeplessness.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 1690 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Masajid: If you see a man frequenting the mosque, then affirm his faith

July 14, 2014

Abu Sa’eed reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you see a man committed to the mosque, then testify for his faith. Verily, Allah the Exalted has said: The mosques are only maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give charity.” […]

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Hadith on Supplication: To Allah we belong and to Allah we will return

July 13, 2014

Umm Salamah reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “No Muslim is afflicted with a calamity but that he should say what Allah has commanded him: Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Allah we will return. (2:156) O Allah, reward me in my affliction and replace it […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Whoever says this three times in morning and evening will not be harmed

July 12, 2014

Uthman ibn Affan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No servant says this three times in the morning every day and in the evening every night but that nothing will harm him: In the name of Allah whose name cannot be harmed by anything in the earth nor in […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: The sacred scriptures were revealed in the month of Ramadan

July 9, 2014

Wathila ibn Al-Asqa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The scriptures of Abraham, upon him be peace, were revealed on the first night of Ramadan. The Torah was revealed after six nights of Ramadan had passed. The Gospel was revealed after thirteen nights of Ramadan had passed. The Criterion was […]

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Malik on Sunnah: Whatever I say that disagrees with the Book and Sunnah, then leave it

July 9, 2014

Al-Gharnati reported: Imam Malik said, “I am a human being. I make mistakes and I am correct, so examine at my opinion. Whatever agrees with the Book and the Sunnah, then take it. Whatever does not agree, then abandon it.” Source: Al-Bahr Al-Muheet 327 عن الغرناطي عَنْ مَالِكٍ أَنَّهُ قَالَ أَنَا بَشَرٌ أُخْطِئُ وَأُصِيبُ فَانْظُرُوا […]

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Hatim on Prayer: How do you pray so well?

July 5, 2014

Rabah ibn Al-Harawi reported: Isam ibn Yusuf passed by Hatim Al-Asam while he was speaking in his gathering. Isam said, “O Hatim, do you pray well?” Hatim said, “Yes.” Isam said, “How do you pray?” Hatim said, “I establish the command, I walk with fear, I begin prayer with intention, I exalt Allah with grandeur, […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: Great reward for fasting the month of patience and three days every month

July 3, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Fasting Ramadan, the month of patience, and three days from every month is like fasting a lifetime.” Source: Sunan An-Nasa’i 2408 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن أبي هريرة قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ […]

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Umar on Justice: The people are fit for justice and their rights, not the sword and lash

July 2, 2014

Sa’ib ibn Muhammad reported: Jarrah ibn Abdullah wrote to Umar ibn Abdul Aziz saying, “Peace be upon you. To proceed: The people of Khorasan have become unruly to govern. Indeed, they are fit for nothing but the sword and the lash. If the leader of the believers gives me permission, I will enact this policy.” Umar […]

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Hadith on Qiyam Al-Layl: Night prayer is performed two raka’at after two raka’at

June 29, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about the night prayer. The Prophet said, “The night prayer is performed two by two. If you worry that dawn is approaching, then pray a single bowing as that will be your witr prayer.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 946, Sahih […]

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Hadith on Food: Allah will punish those who hoard food from others

June 28, 2014

Umar ibn Al-Khattab reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Whoever withholds food from the Muslims, then Allah will afflict him with leprosy and bankruptcy.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2155 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Tribulations: Each time that comes will be worse than what was before it

June 28, 2014

Az-Zubair ibn Adi reported: We came to Anas ibn Malik and we complained to him about what we suffered from the ruler Al-Hajjaj. Anas said, “Be patient, for you will not reach an era except that what comes after it is worse until you meet your Lord. I heard it from your Prophet, peace and […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: Allah saves people from Hellfire during every night of Ramadan

June 27, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “On the first night of the month of Ramadan, the devils are chained, the jinn are restrained, and the gates of Hellfire are closed and none of its gates are opened. The gates of Paradise are opened and none of its […]

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Hadith on Quran: Allah has revealed the best stories and narrative in the Quran

June 25, 2014

Sa’d reported: The Quran was revealed to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he would recite it to them about the times. They said, “O Messenger of Allah, if only you told us stories.” Allah revealed the verse, “These are the verses of the clear Book. Verily, We have revealed […]

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Hadith on Paradise: Amazing rewards for those with kind words, charity, fasting, and prayers

June 23, 2014

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, in Paradise are chambers whose outside can be seen from inside and whose inside can be seen from outside.” A bedouin stood up and he said, “Who are they for, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet said, “They are for those […]

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Hadith on Dajjal: The False Messiah will emerge from the Khawarij rebels

June 23, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People will appear who recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats. Every time a faction emerges it will be cut off.” I heard the Prophet say this more than ten times until he said, “The False Messiah […]

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Hadith on Khawarij: The Dajjal will emerge from within the Kharijite rebels

June 23, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “There will emerge from the east some people from my nation who recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats. Every time a faction of them emerges it will be cut off.” The Prophet repeated this […]

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Wahb on Khawarij: Dreadful consequences of the Kharijite heresy and rebellion

June 23, 2014

Ibn Asakir reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih said, “I knew the early period of Islam. By Allah, the Kharijites never had a group except that Allah caused it to split due to their evil condition. Never did one of them proclaim his opinion except that Allah caused his neck to be struck. Never did the Muslim […]

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Hadith on Paradise: Allah has promised seventy thousands Muslims will enter Paradise without reckoning

June 22, 2014

Abu Umamah reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “My Lord the Glorified has promised me that seventy thousand among my nation will enter Paradise without reckoning and without punishment. With every thousand there are another seventy thousand and three handfuls from the handfuls of my Lord the […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Pardon: Avoid legal punishments on Muslims as much a possible

June 21, 2014

Abu Wail reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Avoid flogging and executing the death penalty on Muslims as much as you can.” Source: Sunan Al-Kubra 15686 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ ادْرَءُوا الْجَلْدَ وَالْقَتْلَ عَنِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ 15686 السنن الكبرى للبيهقي […]

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Hadith on Pardon: Forgive the criminal before notifying the ruler if possible

June 21, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Pardon the legal punishments between yourselves, for whatever offense reaches me must be punished.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4376 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Companions: The brothers of the Prophet are those who believed and never saw him

June 21, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I wish I could meet my brothers.” The companions said, “Are we not your brothers?” The Prophet said, “You are my companions, but rather my brothers are those who believe in me yet they never saw me.” Source: Musnad Ahmad […]

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: The majority of hypocrites in Islam are reciters of the Quran

June 21, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, the majority of hypocrites in my nation are among its reciters.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 27909 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِي قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ […]

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Hadith on Honor: Nobility is in the fear of Allah, taqwa

June 20, 2014

Samurah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Honor itself is wealth and nobility is in the fear of Allah.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3271 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ سَمُرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ الْحَسَبُ الْمَالُ وَالْكَرَمُ التَّقْوَى 3271 سنن الترمذي كتاب تفسير القرآن باب ومن سورة […]

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Umar on Honor: The honor of a man is in his use of reason, his religion, and his character

June 20, 2014

Al-Mawardi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The foundation of a man is his mind, his honor is in his religion, and his valor is in his character.” Source: Adab Ad-Dunya wa Ad-Deen 17 عن الماوردي وَقَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَصْلُ الرَّجُلِ عَقْلُهُ وَحَسَبُهُ دِينُهُ وَمُرُوءَتُهُ خُلُقُهُ 17 […]

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Umar on Apostasy: Let them return to paying jizya and leave them alone

June 18, 2014

Ma’mar reported: Some residents of the peninsula told me that some people embraced Islam but they did not remain in it very long until they committed apostasy. Maymun ibn Mihran wrote to Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz regarding them and Umar wrote back saying, “Let them return to paying tribute and leave them alone.” Source: Musnaf […]

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Hasan on Apostasy: The female apostate is not executed for her apostasy

June 18, 2014

Ibn Abi Shayba reported: Ata’ said regarding the female apostate, “She is not to be killed.” Hasan Al-Basri said, “She is not to be killed.” Source: Musnaf Ibn Abi Shayba 32083 عن ابن أبي شيبة عَنْ عَطَاءٍ فِي الْمُرْتَدَّةِ قَالَ لَا تُقْتَلُ و عَنِ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ لَا تُقْتَلُ 32083 مصنف ابن أبي شيبة كتاب السير […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Apostasy: The Prophet did not kill some people who committed apostasy from Islam

June 18, 2014

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee said, “Some people believed and then committed apostasy and then displayed faith again and the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, did not kill them. Ahmad said: We have narrated this regarding Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh when Satan caused him to stumble and he joined the unbelievers, then he […]

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Umar on Apostasy: I would have allowed apostates to repent or be left in prison

June 18, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: Abu Musa sent me to Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, and Umar asked me about six people among tribe of Bakr ibn Wail who had committed apostasy from Islam and joined the idolaters. Umar said, “What has been done to the people of Bakr ibn Wail?” I spoke about […]

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Hadith on Nicknames: How Abu Huraira came to be known as the father of the kitten

June 17, 2014

Abdullah ibn Rafi reported: I said to Abu Huraira, “Why were you nicknamed Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “Do you not fear me?” Abdullah said, “Of course! By Allah, I am in awe of you.” Abu Huraira said, “I would tend to the sheep of my people and I had a small kitten. I used […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The Prophet would shorten his prayer to make it easier for some people

June 17, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, I will begin the prayer and I intend to prolong it, but then I hear the crying of an infant. So I will shorten the prayer for I know his crying will distress his mother.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 678, Sahih Muslim […]

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Hadith on Ease: Allah will shade those who give respite and grant relief

June 17, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever grants respite to someone in difficulty or alleviates him, Allah will shade him on the Day of Resurrection when there is no shade but His.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1306 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Grief: The Prophet would pray whenever he was distressed or saddened

June 17, 2014

Hudhaifa reported: If the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was distressed about anything, he would pray. Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1319 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا حَزَبَهُ أَمْرٌ صَلَّى 1319 سنن أبي داود كتاب الصلاة أبواب قيام الليل باب وقت قيام […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: Paradise and Hellfire supplicate for the believers

June 17, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever asks Allah for Paradise three times, Paradise will say: O Allah, admit him into Paradise. Whoever seeks protection from Hellfire three times, Hellfire will say: O Allah, save him from the Hellfire.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2572 Grade: Hasan (fair) […]

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Hadith on Dua: Nothing is nobler to Allah than supplication

June 17, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Nothing is more honorable to Allah the Exalted than supplication.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3370 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَيْسَ شَيْءٌ أَكْرَمَ عَلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى مِنْ الدُّعَاءِ 3370 سنن […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Knowledge: Seeking knowledge is better than voluntary prayers

June 17, 2014

An-Nawawi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking knowledge is better than voluntary prayers.” And he said, “Nothing after the obligations is better than seeking knowledge.” And he said, “Whoever desires the world must seek knowledge, and whoever desires the Hereafter must seek knowledge.” And he said, “Whoever does not love knowledge, […]

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Abu Hanifa on Attributes: Have faith in divine qualities without knowing how or negating them

June 17, 2014

Ibn Abi Al-‘Izz reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Allah has a hand, a face, and a self as the Exalted has mentioned in the Quran from mention of the hand, the face, and the self. It is an attribute without asking how they are manifest. It should not be said […]

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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 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 Allah, what Allah sets right by […]

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Hadith on Faith: Renew your faith by increasing your declaration of Allah’s oneness

June 14, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Renew your faith.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, how can we renew our faith?” The Prophet said, “Say often there is no God but Allah.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 8508 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Sha’ban: Allah forgives everyone in the night except an idolater or a hateful person

June 13, 2014

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah descends in the night of the middle of the month of Sha’ban and he forgives all of his creatures except an idolater or one harboring hatred.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 1390 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي […]

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Umar on Sins: Allah will punish the entire community if they allow sins in public

June 12, 2014

Isma’eel Ibn Abi Hakeem reported: Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz said, “It is said by some people that Allah the Exalted will not punish the entire community for the sins of the few. Rather, if evil is done in public then everyone will deserve to be afflicted.” Source: Al-Muwatta 1866 عَنْ إِسْمَعِيلَ بْنِ أَبِي حَكِيمٍ أَنَّهُ […]

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Hadith on Generosity: The parable of the miserly and generous person

June 12, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The example of the miser and the generous is that of two men wearing iron armor from their chests to their necks. As for the generous, he does not spend but that the armor enlarges and spreads over his body until it covers […]

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Umar on Humility: There is no goodness in us if we do not accept fair criticism

June 10, 2014

Al-Hasan reported: A man said to Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, “Fear Allah, O leader of the believers! By Allah, the matter is not as you said!” The people rushed to the man and they said, “Do not criticize the leader of the believers!” When Umar saw them crowding around the man, he […]

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Hadith on Reward: Allah mutiplies great deeds up to seven hundred times as much

June 9, 2014

Abu Mas’ud reported: A man came with a bridled camel and he said, “This is for the cause of Allah.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You will have for it seven hundred camels on the Day of Resurrection. Each of them will be bridled.” Source: Sahih Muslim 1892 Grade: […]

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Amir on Thunder: Glory to Him who is praised by the thunder and the angels

June 9, 2014

Malik reported: Amir ibn Abdullah ibn Az-Zubair would stop speaking whenever he heard thunder and he would say, “Glory to Him who said: The thunder exalts His praise as well as the angels from fear of Him,” (13:13) Then Amir would say, “This is a strong warning to the people of the earth.” Source: Muwatta 1869 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Praise: Glorify and exalt Allah and ask for His forgiveness ten times

June 7, 2014

Salma Umm Rafi’ reported: She said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me some words but do not make it too much for me.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Say Allah is the greatest ten times. Allah the Exalted will say: This is for me. Say glory be to Allah […]

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Hadith on Miracles: The tree bears witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

June 5, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: We were with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, on a journey and a bedouin passed by us. When he came near, the Prophet said, “Where are you going?” He said, “I am going to my people.” The Prophet said, “Would you like to bring goodness with you?” […]

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Hadith on Repentance: Six hours to repent before the angels record a sinful deed

June 5, 2014

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The scribe on the right is trustworthy over the scribe on the left. When a person does a good deed, he records it immediately. When a person does a bad deed, he says to the scribe on the left: Stay your hand […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Sunnah: Do not be amazed by any miracle until it is in accordance with the Sunnah

June 5, 2014

Yunus ibn Abdul ‘Ala reported: I said to Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah be pleased with him, “Our companion Laith ibn Sa’d would say: If you see a man walking on water, then do not be amazed by him until he demonstrates that he follows the commands of the Book and the Sunnah.” Ash-Shafi’ee said, “Even less, […]

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Hadith on Omens: Whoever changes his mind due to an omen has committed an act of idolatry

June 3, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever turns back from something due to seeing an omen, then he has committed idolatry.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is the expiation for that?” The Prophet said, “That he says: O Allah, there is no good but […]

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Hadith on Prostration: When a person prostrates while reading the Quran, Satan weeps

June 3, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When the son of Adam recites the verses of prostration and he prostrates, Satan withdraws and he weeps and he says: Woe to me! The son of Adam was commanded to prostrate and he prostrated so he will have Paradise, but […]

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Abdullah on Enjoining Good: He is destroyed who does not enjoin good in his heart

June 3, 2014

Tariq ibn Shihab reported: Itrees ibn Urqub came to Abdullah ibn Mas’ud and he said, “He is destroyed who does not enjoin good and forbid evil.” Abdullah said, “Rather, he is destroyed who does not know good in his heart and reject evil in his heart.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 426 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Umar on Hope: If only one man entered Paradise, I would hope that I am him

June 3, 2014

Yahya ibn Abi Kathir reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab said, “If a caller from heaven announced: O people, all of you will enter Paradise together except for one man; indeed, I would fear that I am him. If a caller announced: O people, all of you will enter Hellfire together except for one man; indeed, I […]

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Hadith on Fear: If my servant feared Me in the world, I will make him safe in the Hereafter

May 30, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, narrated from his Lord the Exalted that He said, “By my might, I will assemble my servant either in fear or security. If he feared me in the world, I will make him safe on the Day of Resurrection. If he felt secure from […]

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Hadith on Virtue: The best people are those with long lives and many good deeds

May 28, 2014

Abu Bakrah reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, who are the best of people?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “One whose life is long and his deeds are good.” The man said, “Who are the worst of people?” The Prophet said, “One whose life is long and his deeds […]

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Hadith on Zamzam: The best water is Zamzam for healing and nourishment

May 28, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messsenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best water on the face of the earth is Zamzam water. In it is food for nourishment and healing for illness.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 11011 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِي اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُمَا قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Obedience: No pleasure in disobeying Allah for the sake of people

May 26, 2014

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks to please Allah with something displeasing to people, then Allah will be pleased with him. Whoever seeks to please people with something displeasing to Allah, then Allah and the people will both be displeased with him.” Source: Sahih Ibn Hibban […]

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Hasan on Bidah: People who innovate in religion will remove its Sunnah like it

May 25, 2014

Al-Awza’i reported: Hasan Al-Basri said, “People do not make an innovation in their religion except that Allah will remove a prophetic tradition from them similar to it. Then it will not return to them until the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Sunan Ad-Darimi 98 عن الاوزاعي عَنْ حَسَّانَ قَالَ مَا ابْتَدَعَ قَوْمٌ بِدْعَةً فِي دِينِهِمْ إِلَّا […]

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Hadith on Water: Great virtue in giving charity on behalf of parents, especially drinking water

May 21, 2014

Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported: He said, “O Messenger of Allah, the mother of Sa’d has died, so what is the best charity I may give on her behalf?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Water.” Sa’d dug a well and he said, “This is for the mother of Sa’d.” Source: […]

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Hadith on Charity: Lasting deeds of charity will meet a believer after his death

May 21, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among the good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are these: knowledge which he taught and spread, a righteous child he leaves behind, a copy of the Quran he leaves for inheritance, a mosque he has built, […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on desires: To meet Allah with sins is better than to meet Him with vain desires

May 21, 2014

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ash-Shafi’ee said, “For a servant to meet Allah with every sin less than idolatry is better for him than to meet Allah with something from his vain desires.” Source: Ma’rifah As-Sunan 67 عن البيهقي قال الشافعي لأَنْ يَلْقَى اللَّهُ الْعَبْدَ بِكُلِّ ذَنْبٍ مَا خَلا الشِّرْكَ خَيْرٌ لَهُ مِنْ أَنْ يَلْقَاهُ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْهَوَى […]

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Hadith on Quran: Surah Al-Ikhlas is one-third and Surah Al-Kafirun is one-forth of the Quran

May 21, 2014

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Say: He is Allah the One (112:1) is equal to one third of the Quran. Say: O unbelievers (109:1) is equal to one fourth of the Quran.” The Prophet would recite these two in his bowings before the dawn prayer. […]

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Hadith on Blessings: An immense reward for those who believe in the Prophet but did not see him

May 21, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: A man came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, blessed is one who saw you and believed in you.” The Prophet said, “Blessed is one who saw me and believed in me. Then, blessed and blessed and blessed is […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The world is only for four types of people in wealth and knowledge

May 19, 2014

Abu Kabsha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I will narrate a saying to you, so preserve it. Verily, the world is only for four kinds of people. There is one whom Allah has granted wealth and knowledge, so he fears his Lord regarding them, upholds family ties, and […]

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Hadith on Honor: I swear by Allah regarding charity, patience, and poverty

May 19, 2014

Abu Kabsha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I swear by Allah regarding three qualities about which I will tell you, so preserve them: the wealth of a servant is not decreased by charity, Allah will increase the honor of one who patiently endures oppression, and a servant does […]

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Hadith on Sharing: The companions would share among themselves in times of need

May 19, 2014

Abu Musa reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when the tribe of Ashari run short of food during an expedition or among themselves in the city, they gather whatever they have in a single sheet and divide it equally between themselves. They are a part of me and I am […]

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Companions on Quran: The companions would recite Surah Al-Asr before leaving each other

May 19, 2014

Abu Madinah reported: Whenever two men among the companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would meet, they would not part until one of them recited to the other, “By the time, verily, mankind is in loss,” (103:1) and the other would bid him farewell with peace. Source: Mu’jam Al-Awsat 5120 Grade: Sahih […]

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Hadith on Sins: Allah will forgive everyone from this nation except those who sin in public

May 19, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Everyone from my nation will be pardoned except those who sin in public. Among them is a man who commits an evil deed in the night which Allah has covered for him, then in the morning he says: O […]

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Hadith on Faults: Allah will cover the faults of those who cover the faults of others

May 19, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant does not cover the faults of another servant but that Allah will cover his faults on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2590 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا يَسْتُرُ […]

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Hadith on Miserliness: What sickness is worse than miserliness?

May 18, 2014

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Who is your chief, O tribe of Salima?” We said, “He is Judd ibn Qais, but we think he is a miser.” The Prophet said, “What illness could be worse than miserliness? Rather, your chief is Amr ibn Al-Jamuh.” Amr was in […]

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Hadith on Faith: Ask Allah to renew faith in your hearts before it wears out

May 18, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the faith of one of you will diminish just as a shirt becomes worn out, so ask Allah to renew faith in your hearts.” Source: Al-Mustadrak 5 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ […]

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Hadith on Fasting: Muslims must fast from vain and obscene speech

May 18, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting is not only to leave food and drink. Verily, it is fasting from vain and obscene speech. If one of you is abused or offended, let him say twice: I am fasting.” Source: Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah 1996 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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Hadith on Remembrance: They will regret forgetting Allah even if they enter Paradise

May 15, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “People do not sit in a gathering without remembering Allah the Exalted or invoking blessings upon the Prophet but that they will regret the loss of reward, even if they enter Paradise.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 9649 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Treachery: There is no faith or religion for one who cannot keep a promise

May 13, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, addressed us saying, “There is no faith for one who cannot be trusted. There is no religion for one who cannot uphold a covenant.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 11975 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ مَا خَطَبَنَا نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Hellfire: Disobedient, sorcerers, drunkards, and deniers will not enter Paradise

May 13, 2014

Abu Ad-Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one who disobeys his parents will not enter Paradise, nor one who has faith in magic, nor the drunkard on wine, nor one who denies providence.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 26938 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ […]

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Hadith on Unity: There is mercy in unity and punishment in division

May 13, 2014

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said upon this pulpit, “Whoever is not grateful for small things will not be grateful for large things. Whoever is not thankful to people has not thanked Allah. Speaking about the blessings of Allah is gratitude and abandoning it is ingratitude. […]

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Hadith on Faith: Whoever dies testifying Allah is one will be admitted to Paradise

May 13, 2014

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He whose last words are there is no God but Allah will enter Paradise.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 3116 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ كَانَ آخِرُ […]

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Ibn Abi Al-‘Izz on Tawheed: Islamic monotheism is divided into three categories

May 13, 2014

Ibn Abi Al-‘Izz said, “With monotheism one enters into Islam and with it one will depart from this world. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: He whose last words are there is no God but Allah will enter Paradise. Therefore, it is the first and last duty. Monotheism, then, is the beginning […]

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Hadith on Parents: Kindness to parents is the best of the gates of Paradise

May 12, 2014

Abu Ad-Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parent is the best of the gates of Paradise, so keep to this gate or lose it.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3663 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ سَمِعَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ الْوَالِدُ أَوْسَطُ أَبْوَابِ الْجَنَّةِ فَأَضِعْ ذَلِكَ […]

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Hadith on Islam: Worship Allah, perform prayer, give charity, and be kind to your family

May 12, 2014

Abu Ayyub reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Tell me about a deed I can do to be admitted into Paradise and kept away from the Hellfire.” The Prophet said, “Worship Allah and do not associate anything with him, establish prayer, give in charity, and […]

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Hadith on Family: The Prophet’s family disowned him but he still maintained relations

May 12, 2014

Amr ibn Al-‘As reported: I heard the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saying publicly and not secretly, “Verily, the relatives of my father are not my allies. Verily, only Allah and the righteous believers are my allies. Yet, they have the bonds of kinship and I will uphold their family ties.” Source: Sahih Bukhari […]

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Hadith on Family: The womb is suspended from the Throne and invokes Allah

May 12, 2014

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The bond of kinship is suspended from the Throne and it says: Whoever upholds me then Allah will uphold him, and whoever severs me then Allah will sever him.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5643, Sahih Muslim 2555 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) […]

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Hadith on Fever: Sickness is a fire from Allah to expiate sins and evil deeds

May 11, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, visited a man who was ill and he said, “Be glad for Allah has said: It is my fire which I afflict upon my sinful servant as expiation for the Hellfire.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2088 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ […]

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Hadith on Words: A man stumbles into Hellfire by his tongue more than his two feet

May 11, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, a servant may say a word only to make people laugh and due to it he plummets farther than the distance between heaven and earth. Verily, a man stumbles due to his tongue more than he stumbles with his two […]

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Hadith on Visiting: Angels supplicate for one who visits others for the sake of Islam

May 11, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever visits a sick person or his brother for the sake of Allah, a caller will announce: May you have goodness and your living be well, may you dwell in an abode of Paradise.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2008 Grade: Hasan (fair) […]

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Hadith on Murder: Allah will not accept the good deeds of one who kills a believer

May 10, 2014

Ubaidah ibn As-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever kills a believer arbitrarily, then Allah will not accept any obligatory or voluntary good deeds from him.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4270 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Idolatry: Allah may forgive every sin except idolatry and murdering a believer

May 10, 2014

Abu Ad-Darda reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Every sin may be forgiven by Allah except for one who dies as an idolater or a believer who kills another believer on purpose.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4270 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عن أبي الدرداء سَمِعْتُ […]

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Hadith on Adultery: Would you like that for your mother or sister?

May 9, 2014

Abu Umamah reported: A young man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, give me permission to commit adultery.” The people turned to rebuke him, saying, “Quiet! Quiet!” The Prophet said, “Come here.” The young man came close and he told him to sit down. […]

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Hadith on Poor: You are only given support and provision by protecting the weak

May 7, 2014

Abu Ad-Darda reported: I heard the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Seek out the vulnerable among you. Verily, you are only given provision and support due to your weak ones.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1702 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ ابْغُونِي […]

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Hadith on Poor: Allah provides for you because of your charity to the poor

May 7, 2014

Mus’ab ibn Sa’d reported: Sa’d viewed himself as better than those below him. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You are given support and provision due to your weak ones.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 2739 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ مُصْعَبِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ قَالَ رَأَى سَعْدٌ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ لَهُ […]

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Hadith on Weddings: The worst feast is one in which the poor are excluded

May 7, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most evil food is the food of a wedding banquet in which those who want to come are prevented and those who are invited refuse to come. Whoever does not answer an invitation has disobeyed Allah and His Messenger.” Abu Huraira said, […]

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Hadith on Poor: Do not turn away those who sincerely call upon Allah

May 7, 2014

Sa’d reported: We were with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the idolaters said to the Prophet, “Drive these people away, lest they turn against us.” We were myself, Ibn Mas’ud, Bilal, a man from the tribe of Hudhail, and two men whose names I did not know. The Prophet thought within […]

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