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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Righteousness البر

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Sin سيئة

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

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: […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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. […]

Wisdom حكمة

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

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 […]

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

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 go for prayer. Source: Muwatta 428 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi عَنْ نَافِعٍ أَنَّ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عُمَرَ كَانَ يَغْتَسِلُ يَوْمَ الْفِطْرِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَغْدُوَ إِلَى […]

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

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 […]

Scholars العلماء

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

More Hadith

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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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 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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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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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 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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Hadith on Death: Seek refuge in Allah from seven types of harm

May 7, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Seek refuge from seven kinds of death: from an accidental death, from a snake bite, from a predator, from a fire, from drowning, from something falling above or below, and from battle at the time of fleeing.” Source: Musnad Ahmad […]

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Ali on Caliphs: Abu Bakr and Umar followed the Sunnah of the Prophet

May 7, 2014

Abdul Khair reported: Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, climbed upon the pulpit and he mentioned the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Ali said, “The Messenger of Allah passed away and he was succeeded by Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him. He acted as the Prophet had done […]

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Ali on Caliphs: The best of this Ummah after the Prophet is Abu Bakr and Umar

May 7, 2014

Wahb As-Suwa’i reported: We were addressed by Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said, “Who is the best of this nation after its Prophet?” I said, “You are, O leader of the believers!” Ali said, “No, the best of this nation after its Prophet is Abu Bakr and then Umar, may Allah […]

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Sa’eed on Funerals: We heard a voice reciting the Quran for Ibn Abbas

May 6, 2014

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: Ibn Abbas died while in At-Ta’if. I witnessed his funeral and then a bird came that had never been seen before. It entered the burial site and we looked and waited to see if it would come out, but we did not see it come out of the hole. When he […]

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Hadith on Cupping: The best of your treatments are cupping and sea incense

May 6, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: He was asked about the wage of one who performs cupping. Anas said: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was cupped by Abu Taiba and he gave him two portions of food and he spoke to his master who reduced his daily charges. The Prophet said, “Verily, […]

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Hadith on Cupping: There is healing in cupping and honey

May 6, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is healing in three: a cupping operation, a drink of honey, and cauterization with fire, but I forbid my nation from using cauterization.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5357 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Charity: Spending from the family meals is charity for all involved

May 6, 2014

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When a woman spends in charity from her house’s meal without wasting it, then she will have a reward from what she spent. Her husband will have a reward from what he earned and the storekeeper will have a similar reward. Their […]

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Hadith on Destiny: Allah decreed his creatures fifty thousand years before the heavens and earth

May 4, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Allah had written the measurements of the creatures fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, and His throne was over the water.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2653 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَبْدِ […]

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Hadith on Envy: When you envy your brother, then ask Allah to bless him

May 3, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amir reported: Amir ibn Rabia and Sahl ibn Hunaif went off intending to bathe, each wearing a covering. Amr took the wool cloak Sahl was using to cover himself. Amir said: I looked at him and my eye fell upon him while he was bathing himself. Then I heard a loud splash in […]

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Hadith on Ruqiya: Gabriel prays for healing the Prophet’s wounds

May 3, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: Gabriel came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Muhammad, have you fallen ill?” The Prophet said yes. Gabriel said, “In the name of Allah, I pray for your healing from everything which harms you and from the evil of every envious eye. May Allah […]

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Hadith on Refuge: The Prophet seeks refuge on behalf of Hasan and Hussein

May 3, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would seek refuge for Hasan and Hussein, saying, “Verily, your forefather would seek refuge for Ishmael and Isaac. I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from every devil and scourge and every harmful eye.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 3191 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

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Hadith on Evil Eye: Beware of the eye of envy and perform a ritual bath

May 3, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The evil eye is true. If anything could outstrip the decree, it would be outstripped by the evil eye. When you take a bath, then wash well.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2188 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى […]

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Hadith on Slander: One who spreads lies about others will not enter Paradise

May 3, 2014

Hammam ibn Al-Harith reported: We were sitting with Hudhaifa and it was said that a man falsely attributed a story to Uthman. Hudhaifa said: I heard the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “The slanderer will not enter Paradise.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5709, Sahih Muslim 105 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according […]

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Hadith on Decree: The first thing created was the Pen to decree existence

May 3, 2014

Ubadah ibn As-Samit reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, the first to be created by Allah was the pen. Allah told it to write, so it wrote what will exist until forever.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3319 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عن عبادة بن الصامت […]

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Hadith on Ignorance: Knowledge will disappear when people stop acting upon the Quran

May 3, 2014

Ziyad ibn Labeed reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be a time when knowledge disappears.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, how can knowledge disappear when we read the Quran and we will teach it to our children until the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet said, “May your mother […]

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Hadith on Sha’ban: It is a month people neglect between Rajab and Ramadan

May 1, 2014

Usamah ibn Zaid reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as you fast during Sha’ban.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is a month people neglect between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are raised to […]

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Hadith on Bounties: These four blessings are goodness in this life and the Hereafter

April 29, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are four that whomever receives has been given goodness in this world and the Hereafter: a grateful heart, a tongue of remembrance, a body patient with trials, and a wife neither treacherous with herself nor her husband’s wealth.” Source: Shu’b […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: Remember the Hellfire during severe weather of summer and winter

April 27, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When the heat is severe, then let it cool down for prayer. Verily, severe heat is from the raging of Hell. The Hellfire complained to its Lord saying: My Lord, my parts are eating each other. So it was given permission to make […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Let it cool down during severe heat for the Dhuhur prayer

April 27, 2014

Abu Dharr reported: The caller of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, made the announcement for noon prayer but the Prophet said, “Let it cool. Let it wait. Severe heat is from the raging of Hell, so when you feel severe heat then let it cool down for prayer until we see shadows in […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: Paradise and Hellfire supplicate for those who ask Allah

April 26, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No Muslim man asks Allah the Exalted for Paradise three times but that Paradise will say: O Allah, admit him into Paradise. He does not seek protection from the Hellfire three times but that the Hellfire will say: O Allah, […]

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Umar on Knowledge: Learn and teach others with dignity, tranquility, and humility

April 25, 2014

Imran ibn Muslim reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Acquire knowledge and teach people. Learn along with it dignity and tranquility and humility for those who teach you and humility for those whom you teach. Do not be tyrannical scholars and thus base your knowledge upon your ignorance.” Source: Shu’b […]

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Malik on Honor: A man loses his glory and splendor when he praises himself

April 24, 2014

Ibn Wahb reported: Imam Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, when a man starts praising himself, then his honor will leave him.” Source: Ta’reekh Al-Islam Adh-Dhahabi 2731 قال ابن وهب عن مالك قال إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا ذَهَبَ يَمْدَحُ نَفْسَهُ ذَهَبَ بَهَاؤُهُ 2731 تاريخ الإسلام الذهبي الطبقة الثامنة عشرة تراجم هذه الطبقة على […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Fitnah: How will you be when the Sunnah is changed, seeking the world?

April 23, 2014

Shaqiq reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said, “How will you be when you are afflicted with trials that make the young grow old and the old grow senile? And the people take the prophetic tradition and say it has been changed?” They said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, when will this be?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “It will […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: Virtues of living a long life full of prayer and good deeds in Ramadan

April 22, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: There were two men from the tribe of Quda’ah who embraced Islam with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. One of them was martyred and the other lived for another year. Talha said: I had a dream of Paradise and I saw the one who lived longer enter Paradise before […]

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Umar on War: No permission to kill women, children, or non-combatants

April 20, 2014

Yahya ibn Yahya Al-Ghasani reported: I wrote to Umar ibn Abdul Aziz and I asked him about the verse, “Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress,” (2:190) Umar wrote back to me, saying, “This refers to women, children, and whoever is not waging war against you among them.” […]

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Hadith on Bloodshed: Allah will protect the Muslim nation from disasters but not bloodshed

April 20, 2014

Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came down one day from the highland and he passed by the mosque of the tribe of Mu’awiya. The Prophet entered and he performed two bowings. We prayed along with him and he performed a long supplication. Then the Prophet came to us […]

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Hadith on Satan: Praise be to Allah who repels the evil whisperer

April 20, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, one of us has thoughts within himself that would make us love to be reduced to charcoal rather than speak it aloud.” The Prophet said, “Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, […]

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Hadith on Jinn: Everyone has a satanic devil who whispers evil except the Prophet

April 20, 2014

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Each one of you has over himself a companion from the jinn.” They said, “Even you, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet said, “Even me, but Allah has helped me against him until he embraced Islam. He does not order […]

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Hadith on Satan: All people have a devil who whispers evil in their hearts

April 20, 2014

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, left my apartment during the night and I became jealous. Then the Prophet came and he saw I was upset. The Prophet said, “O Aisha, what is wrong? Do you feel jealous?” I said, “How can a woman not feel jealous with a […]

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Hadith on Desire: Passion for wealth and honor will corrupt religion

April 17, 2014

Ka’b ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two wolves roaming freely among sheep are less destructive to them than the desire for wealth and fame is to a person’s religion.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2376 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ كَعْبِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Virtues: No Muslim practices these virtues but that he enters Paradise

April 17, 2014

Abu Dharr reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what will save a servant from the Hellfire?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Faith in Allah.” I said, “O Prophet of Allah, what deeds must accompany faith?” The Prophet said, “He should give in charity from what he has been provided.” I […]

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