Faith الايمان

Hadith on Repentance: He makes this mistake out of extreme joy

| April 15, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah is more pleased with the repentance of his servant than one of you who has lost his camel on a journey in an empty desert while it carries his food and drink. Having lost hope, he lies down in […]

Hadith on Repentance: Allah is more delighted by repentance than a man who is saved from death

| April 15, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah is more delighted by the repentance of his servant than if one of you were to lose his camel in the desert and then he found it.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5950, Sahih Muslim 2747 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed […]

Hadith on Prayer: Count the glorification of Allah on your fingers after prayer

| April 4, 2014

Yusaira bint Yasir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must glorify Allah and declare the oneness and holiness of Allah. Count them on your fingers. Verily, the fingers will be questioned and made to speak. Do not become heedless such that you forget the mercy of Allah.” Source: […]

Righteousness البر

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 […]

Hadith on Supplication: Whoever says this will have expressed his thanks for the day and night

| April 16, 2014

Abdullah ibn Ghanam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If anyone says in the morning: O Allah, whatever favor comes to me has come from you alone without any partner and to you are praise and thanks, then he will have expressed his gratitude for the day. If he […]

Hadith on Repentance: The Prophet seeks forgiveness more than seventy times a day

| April 15, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “By Allah, I seek forgiveness from Allah and I repent to him more than seventy times in a day.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5948 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari قَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

Sin سيئة

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 […]

Hadith on Modesty: Men and women should not look at each other naked

| April 16, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man should not look at the nakedness of another man, and a woman should not look at the nakedness of another woman. A man should not lie with another man under a single blanket, and a woman should not […]

Hadith on Repentance: The man who repented for one hundred murders

| April 15, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There was a man among the children of Israel who had killed ninety nine people. Then he set out seeking repentance. He came upon a monk and he asked him if his repentance would be accepted. The monk said no, so the […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Ibn Abbas on Marriage: A husband should not demand all of his rights from his wife

| March 9, 2014

Ikramah reported: Ibn Abbas said, “I do not like to invoke all of my rights over my wife due to the saying of Allah the Exalted: And for men is a degree over them.” (2:228) Abu Ja’far At-Tabari said, “What Ibn Abbas said is the degree which Allah mentioned in this verse is that a […]

Ibn Abbas on Marriage: He should not strike a disobedient wife with more than a toothstick

| March 4, 2014

Ata’ reported: Concerning the verse, “And strike them,” (4:34) Ibn Abbas said, “It is a striking without severity.” I said to Ibn Abbas, “What is a striking without severity?” Ibn Abbas said, “It is with a tootstick or something similar.” Source: Tafseer At-Tabari 9387 عَنْ عَطَاءٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ قَالَ ضَرْبًا غَيْرَ مُبَرِّحٍ قُلْتُ […]

Ata’ on Marriage: He should not strike a disobedient wife, but rather express his anger

| March 4, 2014

Ibn Arabi reported: Concerning the verse, “And strike them,” (4:34) Ata’ said, “A man should not strike his wife if he commands her and prohibits her and she disobeys him, but rather he should show his anger.” Source: Ahkam Al-Quran 4:34 عن ابن عربي قَوْله تَعَالَى وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ قَالَ عَطَاءٌ لَا يَضْرِبُهَا وَإِنْ أَمَرَهَا وَنَهَاهَا فَلَمْ […]

Wisdom حكمة

Hadith on Modesty: Allah has more right to your shyness than people

| April 16, 2014

Bahz ibn Hakeen reported: His grandfather said, “O Prophet of Allah, what should I cover of my nakedness and what may I leave uncovered?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Guard your nakedness except from your wife or those whom your right hand possesses.” He said, “O Messenger of Allah, what about […]

Hadith on Marriage: The best marriage is the one that is easiest and simplest

| April 15, 2014

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best marriage is one that is easiest.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Awsat 740 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَيْرُ النِّكَاحِ أَيْسَرُهُ 740 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني باب الألف من […]

Hadith on Caliphs: Follow the two rightly-guided Khalifa after me, Abu Bakr and Umar

| April 10, 2014

Hudhaifa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Follow closely the two who come after me, Abu Bakr and Umar.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3662 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اقْتَدُوا بِاللَّذَيْنِ مِنْ بَعْدِي أَبِي بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرَ 3662 سنن الترمذي […]

Scholars العلماء

Ash-Shafi’ee on Sunnah: The consensus of the scholars on following the prophetic tradition

| March 30, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ash-Shafi’ee said, “The people are in consensus that if the tradition (sunnah) of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is made clear to anyone, then he may not abandon it for the saying of any other person.” Source: I’lam Al-Muwaqi’een 2/201 عن ابن القيم َقَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ أَجْمَعَ النَّاسُ […]

Sa’eed on Sunnah: Allah will punish a man if he prays differently than the Sunnah

| March 18, 2014

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: He saw a man praying after the rising of the sun at dawn with more than two bowings and he was excessive in his bowing and prostration, so he prohibited him. The man said, “O Abu Muhammad, will Allah punish us for praying?” Sa’eed said, “No, but he will punish you […]

Umar on Treachery: If I knew he had killed an unbeliever by treachery, I would strike his neck

| March 13, 2014

Malik reported: A man from the people of Kufa said that Umar ibn Al-Khattab wrote to a commander in an army he had dispatched, saying, “I have heard that it is the habit of some of your men to chase an unbeliever until he takes refuge in a high place. Then a man tells him […]

More Hadith

Hadith on Repentance: Her repentance would be sufficient for seventy people

| April 15, 2014

Imran ibn Hussein reported: A woman from the tribe of Juhaina came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, while she was pregnant from committing adultery. She said, “O Prophet of Allah, I have committed an offense deserving of legal punishment, so establish it upon me.” The Prophet called her guardian and he […]

Hadith on Repentance: Allah accepts repentance until the sun rises from the west

| April 15, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever repents before the sun rises from the west, then Allah will forgive him.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2703 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ تَابَ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَطْلُعَ الشَّمْسُ […]

Hadith on Brotherhood: The people of faith are like one body that feels pain together

| April 15, 2014

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the believer in relation to the people of faith is like the head of the body. The believer feels pain with the people of faith just as the body feels pain with its head.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 22370 Grade: Hasan (fair) […]

Hadith on Debt: The soul of a believer does not advance until his debt is paid

| April 10, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The soul of a believer remains suspended by his debt until it is paid.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1078 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَفْسُ الْمُؤْمِنِ مُعَلَّقَةٌ بِدَيْنِهِ حَتَّى […]

Hadith on Ease: Be merciful to the ignorant man who urinated in the Masjid

| April 7, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: A bedouin stood in the mosque to urinate and the people rushed toward him. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Leave him alone and pour a bucket of water over it. Verily, you have been sent to make things easy and not to make things difficult.” Source: Sahih Bukhari […]

Hadith on Obedience: No obedience for creation if it involves disobedience to the Creator

| April 3, 2014

Ali ibn Abu Talib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no obedience for the creation if it is disobedience to Allah the Exalted.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 1098 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا طَاعَةَ لِمَخْلُوقٍ فِي مَعْصِيَةِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ […]

Hadith on Dua: The supplication between the Adhan and Iqama will not be rejected

| March 29, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The supplication between the call to prayer and its establishment will not be rejected.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 212 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الدُّعَاءُ لَا يُرَدُّ بَيْنَ […]

Hadith on Zamzam: A sign of hypocrisy in those who do not drink Zamzam water

| March 28, 2014

Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr reported: I was sitting with Abdullah ibn Abbas when a man came and he said, “From where did you come?” The man said, “From the Zamzam well.” Ibn Abbas said, “Did you drink from it as you should?” The man said, “How is that?” Ibn Abbas said, “When you drink from […]

Hadith on Zamzam: If Hagar had left the Zamzam well, it would have become a river

| March 28, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “May Allah have mercy upon the mother of Ishmael. If she had not hastened to take water, the Zamzam well would have become a flowing spring.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 3183 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا عَنْ […]

Hadith on Funerals: Allah accepts the intercession of the righteous who pray funeral prayers

| March 28, 2014

Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “A Muslim man does not die while forty men who do not associate partners with Allah prayer over him except that Allah will accept their intercession for him.” Source: Sahih Muslim 948 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim […]

Hadith on Funerals: Great rewards for those who follow a funeral and offer prayers

| March 28, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever follows the funeral of Muslim out of faith and seeking reward and he remains with it until the prayer is offered and the burial ceremony is finished, then he will return with two great rewards. Each reward is like the […]

Hadith on Siwak: The toothstick cleans the mouth and pleases the Lord

| March 19, 2014

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The toothstick is cleansing for the mouth and pleasing to the Lord.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 1832 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari قَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ السِّوَاكُ مَطْهَرَةٌ لِلْفَمِ مَرْضَاةٌ لِلرَّبِّ 1832 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الصَّوْمِ بَاب سِوَاكِ الرَّطْبِ […]

Hadith on Charity: If he gives food, clothing, or supplicates it will be alms for him

| March 17, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whenever a man earns wealth from what is lawful and he feeds himself or clothes someone among the creation of Allah, it will be regarded as alms for him. Whenever a Muslim man is without means to give in charity, […]

Hadith on Supplication: Call upon Allah with certainty and without heedlessness

| March 17, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Call upon Allah with certainty that he will answer you. Know that Allah will not answer the supplication of a heart that is heedless and careless.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3479 Grade: Hasan li ghayri (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani […]

Hadith on Prayer: Supplications most likely to be answered in the night and after prayer

| March 16, 2014

Abu Umamah reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, which supplication will have the best response?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one during the last part of the night and after the prescribed prayers.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3499 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ […]

Hadith on Angels: Seventy thousand angels bless the one who visits the sick

| March 16, 2014

Abu Thuwair reported: Ali ibn Abu Talib took me by the hand and he said, “Come with us to visit Al-Hasan.” We went and found Abu Musa with him. Ali, upon him be peace, said, “O Abu Musa, have come to visit the sick or merely visit?” Abu Musa said, “No, rather I have come […]

Hadith on Visiting: The angels bless whoever supplicates for a sick or dying person

| March 16, 2014

Umm Salama reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you visit a sick or dying person, then supplicate for goodness. Verily, the angels will affirm whatever you said.” Source: Sahih Muslim 919 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

Hadith on Mercy: He will lose if he has no mercy in his heart for people

| March 16, 2014

Amr ibn Abu Habeeb reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant has failed and lost if Allah has not placed mercy in his heart toward people.” Source: Tareekh Dimashq 19863 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ أَبِي حَبِيبٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

Hadith on Hajj: Recommendation to shave entire head but permission to cut short

| March 15, 2014

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: At the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, have mercy upon those who shaved their heads.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, and those who cut their hair short.” The Prophet said, “O Allah, have mercy upon those who […]

Hadith on Abu Bakr: My life and my wealth are only for the Prophet

| March 15, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No one’s wealth has benefited me as much as the wealth of Abu Bakr.” Abu Bakr wept and he said, “My wealth and myself are only for you, O Messenger of Allah.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 7397 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir […]

Hadith on Fitrah: Five acts are part of pure and natural human instinct

| March 14, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Five acts are a part of natural instinct: circumcision, shaving pubic hair, removing hair from the armpits, shortening the moustache, and clipping the nails.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5939, Sahih Muslim 257 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ […]

Hadith on Kohl: The best kind of kohl to use is antimony

| March 14, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the best of the kohl that you use is antimony, for it brightens the eyes and grows the hair.” Source: Sunan An-Nasa’i 5113 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

Hadith on Miswak: The Prophet would clean his mouth after getting up from sleep

| March 14, 2014

Hudhaifa reported: Whenever the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, arose at night, he would clean his mouth with the toothstick. Source: Sahih Bukhari 243, Sahih Muslim 255 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا قَامَ مِنْ اللَّيْلِ يَشُوصُ فَاهُ […]

Hadith on Hajj: The black stone was white but turned black from the sins of mankind

| March 14, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The black stone descended from Paradise and it was whiter than milk, but it became black due to the sins of the children of Adam.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 877 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ […]

Hadith on Hardship: If he helps one in difficulty or debt he will be shaded by Allah

| March 14, 2014

Abu Yasar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would love to be shaded in the shade of Allah, let him help someone in hardship or waive a loan.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2419 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي الْيَسَرِ صَاحِبِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

Umar on Covenants: I will execute someone who unlawfully kills an idolater

| March 13, 2014

Abu Salama reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “By Allah, if one of you were to give a gesture of safety to an idolater and he came trusting you and you killed him, then I would execute you for it.” Source: Sunan Sa’eed ibn Mansur 2439 عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ أَبِي […]

Hadith on Hajj: If he dies while performing pilgrimage, he will be resurrected glorifying Allah

| March 13, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: We were with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and a man was thrown from his camel and he died while in a state of pilgrimage. The Prophet said, “Wash him with water mixed with the leaves of a lote tree and shroud him in his two garments. Do not […]

Aisha on Ihram: Permission to wear undergarments during pilgrimage if necessary

| March 13, 2014

Al-Bukhari reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, did not see any harm in wearing an undergarment for those who helped her travel during the pilgrimage. Source: Sahih Bukhari 1464 Al-Ala ibn Habeeb reported: I saw Ammar ibn Yasir wearing an undergarment while he was on the plain of Arafat. Source: Musnaf ibn Abu […]

Hadith on Ihram: Prescribed clothing for men and women performing pilgrimage to Mecca

| March 13, 2014

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: A man stood up and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, what should I wear while in a state of pilgrimage?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not wear a shirt or pants or turban or a hooded cloak, but if someone has no shoes he may […]

Hadith on Lineage: He must not be disowned for inheriting a trait from his ancestors

| March 13, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: A bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Indeed, my wife has given birth to a black boy and I have disowned him.” The Prophet said, “Do you have camels?” He said yes. The Prophet said, “What color are they?” He said, “They […]

Hadith on Prophets: The Jewish Rabbi comes to test the Messenger of Allah

| March 13, 2014

Thawban reported: I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when a rabbi among the Jews came and he said, “Peace be upon you, O Muhammad.” I pushed him until he almost fell back. The Jew said, “Why do you push me?” I said, “Why do you not say, […]

Hadith of Supplication: Testifying for the oneness of Allah in the morning and evening

| March 12, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “One should say in the morning: O Allah, we have reached morning, calling you to witness, calling the carriers of your throne to witness, your angels, and all of creation that you are Allah and none has the right to […]

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

| March 11, 2014

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

Umar on Joking: Beware of joking that leads to grudges and ugly behavior

| March 11, 2014

Ibn Abu Rawad reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz said, “You must fear Allah alone without associating partners with Him. Beware of joking for it leads to ugliness and causes rancor. Sit together for the Quran and discuss it. If it is too difficult for you, then narrate the stories of pious men and go forth […]

Hadith on Quba: Whoever prays in Masjid Quba will have a reward like Umrah

| March 11, 2014

Sahl ibn Hunaif reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever purifies himself in his house and then comes to the mosque of Quba and prays in it will have a reward similar to the Umrah pilgrimage.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 1412 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Mundhiri قَالَ سَهْلُ […]

Hadith on Oppression: Allah will abandon the Muslims when they fail to oppose injustice

| March 10, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you see my nation afraid to say to the oppressor that you are an oppressor, then they have been abandoned.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 6745 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ […]

Hadith on Muhammad: Allah has made me generous and humble, not a tyrant

| March 9, 2014

Abdullah ibn Busr reported: I gave a sheep as a gift to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Prophet sat on his knees to eat. A bedouin said, “What is this sitting?” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah has made me a noble servant and he has not made me a stubborn […]

Hadith on David: The most beloved fasting and prayer to Allah was from David

| March 9, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most beloved fasting to Allah is the fasting of David and the most beloved prayer to Allah is the prayer of David, upon him be peace. He would sleep half of the night and stand in prayer for […]

Hadith on Forgiveness: Righteous parents are raised in status due to their children’s supplication

| March 9, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah the Exalted will raise the status of his righteous servants in Paradise and they will say: O Lord, what is this? Allah will say: This is due to your child seeking forgiveness for you.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 10232 Grade: […]

Hadith on Supplication: The Prophet’s supplication before entering a town or city

| March 8, 2014

Suhaib reported: Whenever the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, intended to enter a town he would say, “O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and what they overshadow, Lord of the seven earths and what they cover, Lord of the devils and what they lead astray, Lord of the winds and what they […]

Hadith on Jerusalem: Go pray in the sacred house or send gifts to it

| March 7, 2014

Maymuna reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell us about the sacred house in Jerusalem.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is the land of the gathering and the Resurrection. Go there and pray, for one prayer in it is like a thousand prayers elsewhere.” I said, “What […]

Hadith on Rulers: Advise the leaders in private and not in public

| March 6, 2014

Iyad ibn Ghanam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever intends to advise one with authority, then he should not do so publicly. Rather, he should take him by the hand and advise him in seclusion. If he accepts the advice, then all is well. If he does not […]

Hadith on Kindness: Gentleness is beautiful and harshness is disgraceful

| March 3, 2014

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, gentleness is not in anything except that it beautifies it, and it is not removed from anything except that it disgraces it.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2594 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ عَائِشَةَ زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ […]

Hadith on Supplication: We have entered the evening and all praise is due to Allah

| March 2, 2014

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would say during the evening, “We have entered evening and so has the dominion of Allah. All praise is due to Allah.” I think the Prophet said in it, “To him belong the dominion and praise and he has power over […]

Ibn Al-Qayyim on Forgiveness: Pardon and mercy are more beloved to Allah than retribution

| March 1, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Forgiveness is more beloved to Allah than vengeance, mercy is more beloved to Him than punishment, grace is more beloved to Him than justice, and giving is more beloved to Him than withholding.” Source: Madarij As-Salikeen 1/228 عن ابن القيم أنه قال وَالْعَفْوُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الِانْتِقَامِ وَالرَّحْمَةُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ […]

Hadith on Faith: Blessed are those who believe in me and never saw me

| February 28, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed is one who believed in me and he saw me. Blessed seven times is one who believed in me and he never saw me.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 12168 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ […]

Hadith on Providence: Do not be amazed by anyone until you see how they have died

| February 28, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must not be impressed with anyone until you see their end. Verily, a servant might perform righteous deeds throughout his life or for a long time and if he were to die he would enter Paradise, but then he […]

Ibn Abbas on Tafsir: There are four kinds of explanations for verses of the Quran

| February 28, 2014

Ibn Kathir reported: Ibn Abbas said, “Interpretations (tafseer) are of four types: interpretations no one will be excused for misunderstanding, interpretations known to the Arabs from their language, interpretations known only to those grounded in knowledge, and interpretations known only to Allah the Exalted.” This saying has been narrated from Aisha, Urwah, Abu Sha’tha, Abu […]

Ibn Taymiyyah on Tranquility: What can my enemies do? My Paradise is in my heart wherever I am

| February 27, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah said to me, “What can my enemies do to me? My paradise and my garden are in my heart. They are with me wherever I go and they never leave me. If I am imprisoned, then it is seclusion for worship. If I am killed, then it is martyrdom. […]

Ibn Al-Qayyim on Paradise: In this life there is Paradise before the true Paradise

| February 27, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: The scholars have said, “Verily, in this world there is Paradise. Whoever does not enter it here will not enter Paradise in the Hereafter.” Source: Al-Jawab Al-Kafi 1/77 عن ابن القيم وَيَقُولُ الْآخَرُ إِنَّ فِي الدُّنْيَا جَنَّةً مَنْ لَمْ يَدْخُلْهَا لَمْ يَدْخُلْ جَنَّةَ الْآخِرَةِ 1/77 الجواب الكافي لمن سأل عن الدواء الشافي

Hadith on Believers: The believer is like a strong tree that never breaks or spoils

| February 26, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah hates obscenity and immorality. By the one in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the Hour will not be established until the trustworthy are considered treacherous and the treacherous are considered trustworthy, and until there appears obscenity, […]

Ibn Abbas on Sin: No sins are major if they are accompanied with repentance

| February 26, 2014

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: A man asked Ibn Abbas, “How many major sins are there? Are there seven?” Ibn Abbas said, “They are closer to seven hundred than only seven, except that no sin is major if it is accompanied with repentance and no sin is minor if it is continuous.” Source Tafseer At-Tabari 9207 […]

Hadith on Character: The Muslim achieves a great rank due to his generous character

| February 24, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, the Muslim is directed in the right manner. He will achieve the rank of one who always fasts and stands for prayer with the verses of Allah due to his good character and his generous nature.” Source: […]

Hadith on Islam: I call to Allah alone who benefits you, guides you, and feeds you

| February 22, 2014

Abu Tamima reported: A man from Balhujaim said, “O Messenger of Allah, to what are you calling?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I call to Allah alone. If He lets you be harmed, you will call upon him and He will remove it. If you are lost in the wilderness, you […]

Maymun on Sin: Whoever sins in secret, then let him repent in secret

| February 21, 2014

Abu Na’eem reported: Maymun ibn Mihran said, “Whoever commits evil in secret, then let him repent in secret. Whoever commits evil in public, then let him repent in public. Verily, Allah will forgive him and He will not condemn him, but people will condemn him and they will not forgive him.” Source: Hilyat Al-Awliya 4988 […]

Hadith on Punishment: Repentance in secret is accepted to avoid legal punishment

| February 21, 2014

Zaid ibn Aslam reported: A man confessed of adultery in the time of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet called for a whip and he was given a broken whip. The Prophet said, “Greater than this.” He was brought another whip whose knots had not been cut. The Prophet […]

Hadith on Ali: I will give the banner to a man loved by Allah and His Messenger

| February 20, 2014

Salamah ibn Al-Akwa reported: Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, remained behind the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, during the battle of Khaybar as he was suffering from a sore eye. Ali said, “How can I stay behind the Messenger of Allah?” He set out until he joined the Prophet. On the […]

Hadith on Martyrdom: Three men are killed in the way of Allah and one is in Hellfire

| February 20, 2014

Uqbah ibn Abdus Sulami reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three men were killed. First, a believer who fought in the path of Allah with his life and wealth until he met the enemy and he fought them and he was killed, so that man was a noble martyr […]

Hadith on Knowledge: Seeking knowledge in the way of Allah is Jihad

| February 20, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever goes out seeking knowledge is in the path of Allah until he returns.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2647 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ خَرَجَ فِي طَلَبِ […]

Hadith on Calamity: Allah will honor the believers who consoled their brothers

| February 19, 2014

Umar ibn Hazm reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no believer who consoles his brother at the time of a calamity but that Allah the Exalted will clothe him with honorable garments on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 1601 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ […]

Hadith on Toothstick: Cleanse your mouths for the recitation of the Quran

| February 18, 2014

Samura ibn Jundab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Freshen your mouths with the toothstick. Verily, they are the pathways of the Quran.” Source: Shu’b Al-Iman 1948 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ سمرة بن جندب قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طَيِّبُوا أَفْوَاهَكُمْ بِالسِّوَاكِ فَإِنَّهَا […]

Hadith on Destruction: Withdraw from those who lead this nation to destruction

| February 17, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people will be destroyed by a branch of the Quraish tribe.” They said, “What do you command us to do?” The Prophet said, “The people should withdraw from them.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 3409, Sahih Muslim 2917 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity […]

Hadith on Supplication: O Allah, protect me from my enemies with Islam

| February 17, 2014

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would supplicate with the saying, “O Allah, protect me with Islam while standing, protect me with Islam while sitting, protect me with Islam while lying down. Let not my enemies gloat over me with envy. O Allah, I ask you for every […]

Hadith on Prayer: His sins fall away every time he bows and prostrates

| February 17, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, whenever a servant stands to pray, his sins are placed above his head and over his shoulders. Every time he bows and prostrates, some of them will fall away from him.” Source: Sahih Ibn Hibban 1769 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Adh-Dhahabi […]

Hadith on Justice: The closest to Allah in the Hereafter are the leaders of justice

| February 17, 2014

Abu Sa’eed reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most beloved of people to Allah on the Day of Resurrection and the nearest to Him will be the just leader. The most hated of people to Allah and the furthest from Him will be the tyrannical leader.” Source: […]

Hadith on Intercession: Those who earn the Prophet’s intercession are sincere to Allah

| February 17, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, who will be the happiest of people to receive your intercession on the Day of Resurrection?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Abu Huraira, I thought no one would ask me about this saying before you, as I see you […]

Hadith on Guidance: Every innovation is misguidance and is in the Hellfire

| February 16, 2014

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would praise Allah in his sermon as He deserves to be praised and then he would say, “Whoever Allah guides, no one can lead him astray. Whoever Allah sends astray, no one can guide him. The truest word is the Book […]

Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfir: I will never excommunicate a Muslim from this nation

| February 13, 2014

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Our Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah said near the end of his life, “I will not declare anyone from this nation to be an unbeliever.” Source: Siyar A’lam An-Nubula 15/88 قال الذهبي وَكَذَا كَانَ شَيْخُنَا ابْنُ تَيْمِيَّةَ فِي أَوَاخِرِ أَيَّامِهِ يَقُولُ أَنَا لَا أُكَفِّرُ أَحَدًا مِنَ الْأُمَّةِ 15/88 سير أعلام النبلاء الطبقة الثامنة عشر الأشعري

Hadith on Satan: The devil lies in wait for the son of Adam on the path of Islam

| February 12, 2014

Sabra ibn Abu Fakih reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, Satan lies in wait for the son of Adam in his paths and he lies in wait before the path of Islam. Satan says: Will you embrace Islam and abandon your religion and the religion of […]

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

| February 11, 2014

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

Hadith on Resurrection: The first to be called is Muhammad to his praiseworthy status

| February 11, 2014

Hudhaifa reported: The people will be gathered upon the levelled earth and no soul will speak. The first to be called will be Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet will say, “I am here at your service. The goodness is in your hand and evil is not ascribed to you. He will […]

Hadith on Responsibility: You are not responsible for these persons

| February 10, 2014

Fadala ibn Ubaid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are three persons you will not be asked about: a man who separates from the community and disobeys his leader and dies in a state of disobedience, a servant who abandons his master and then dies, and a woman […]

Hadith on Adultery: The Day of Judgment will not come until people have intercourse in the roads

| February 10, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Hour will not be established until people fornicate with each other in the road as if they were donkeys.” Source: Sahih Ibn Hibban 6923 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ […]

Ibn Taymiyyah on History: Beware of inauthentic reports in books of history and exegesis

| February 10, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Allah has provided evidence establishing the authenticity or lack thereof for the narrations that are necessary in matters of the religion. It is well-known that most of what is reported in books of exegesis (tafseer) is similar to what is reported in books of history and battles. For this reason, Imam Ahmad […]

Hadith on Jihad: Is there nothing in the path of Allah but fighting?

| February 9, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when a young man approached us. When we saw him, we said, “If only this young man had given his youth and effort and strength in the path of Allah!” The Messenger of Allah heard us and he […]

Hadith on Sins: Three people will not enter Paradise or receive Allah’s blessings

| February 9, 2014

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three persons will not be looked upon by Allah on the Day of Resurrection: the one who disobeys his parents, the woman who imitates men, and a man who allows his women to fornicate. Three persons will not enter Paradise: […]

Hadith on Hajj: In the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example

| February 8, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: He was circling the House with Mu’awiya and Mu’awiya would touch all of its corners. Ibn Abbas said, “Why did you touch these two corners? The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, did not touch these two.” Mu’awiya said, “Nothing from the House should be abandoned.” Ibn Abbas said, […]

An-Nawawi on Prayers: Muslims must make up any prayers they missed on purpose

| February 6, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “There is a consensus among the reliable scholars that whoever leaves a prayer on purpose must make it up. Ibn Hazm disagreed with them on this and he said such a person cannot ever make them up and they will not be valid. Rather, he said one should increase his good deeds and […]

Hadith on Paradise: Three people among the first to enter Paradise

| February 6, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I was shown three people who will be among the first to enter Paradise: a martyr, one who refrains from begging, and a servant who worships Allah in the best manner and is sincere to his master.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1642 […]

Hadith on Taqwa: Believers reach Godfearing piety when they abandon doubtful things

| February 6, 2014

Atiyyah As-Sa’di reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The servant will not achieve true fear of Allah until he leaves harmless things out of caution that they might be harmful.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2451 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ عَطِيَّةَ السَّعْدِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

Hadith on Trials: A man cannot escape the trials and troubles of life

| February 6, 2014

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, drew a square and in the middle he drew a line which poked out the end. Across the middle line he drew some smaller lines. The Prophet said, “This is man and the square surrounding him is death. The middle line is his […]

Hadith on Death: A man continues in his hopes until death overtakes him

| February 6, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, drew some lines in the sand and he said, “This one is the hopes of man and the other is his lifespan. A man will continue like this until the other line overtakes him.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 6055 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

Hadith on Trade: Merchants will be resurrected with the wicked unless they fear Allah

| February 5, 2014

Rifa’ah reported: He came with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to the place of prayer and he saw the people engaging in business. The Prophet said, “O group of traders!” They answered him and turned toward him, and the Prophet said, “Verily, the traders will be raised on the Day of Resurrection […]

Hadith on Intercession: Every nation will come kneeling until Prophet Muhammad is given intercession

| February 5, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: The people will fall down to their knees on the Day of Resurrection and every nation will follow its prophet. They will say, “O prophet, intercede for us!” Then the intercession will be given to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and on that day he will be raised to […]

Hadith on Zakat: Allah withholds the rain for those who withhold their charity

| February 5, 2014

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Never do people withhold alms from their wealth except that a portion from the sky will be withheld, and were it not for the animals it would never rain.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 13454 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ […]

Hadith on Jonah: Allah will answer those who call upon Him with the supplication of Yunus

| February 4, 2014

Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The supplication of Jonah when he called upon Allah inside the belly of the fish was this: There is no God but you, glory be to you and I have certainly been among the wrongdoers. (21:87) Verily, a Muslim never supplicates with […]

Ash-Shawkani on Mushaf: Scholarly difference over touching the Quran without ablution (wudu)

| February 3, 2014

Ash-Shawkani said, “Regarding the one in a state of minor impurity, it has been narrated from Ibn Abbas, Ash-Sha’bi, Ad-Dahhak, Zaid ibn Ali, Dawud and others that it is permissible to touch the copy of the Quran. However, Al-Qasim, Imam Yahya, and the majority of jurists say it is not permissible.” Source: Nayl Al-Awtar 1/262 […]

Hadith on Pilgrimage: Permission for menstruating women to perform Hajj except for Tawaf

| February 3, 2014

Aisha reported: I arrived in Mecca while I was menstruating and I did not circle the House, nor did I run between mount Safa and Marwa. I complained about it to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Do as the other pilgrims are doing, but do not circle […]

Hadith on Menstruation: A woman would pray in the mosque while near her menstrual cycle

| February 3, 2014

Aisha reported: A woman among the wives of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would seclude herself in the mosque with him while being close to her menstrual cycle. She would see red and yellow discharge and we would sometimes place a tray under her while she prayed. Source: Sahih Bukhari […]

Hadith on Purity: The believer can never be filthy and impure

| February 3, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: He met the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, in the road of Medina while he was in a state of impurity. He slipped away and left to take a bath, then he returned. The Prophet said, “O Abu Huraira, where were you?” He said, “I was in a […]

Al-Bukhari on Recitation: Permission to recite the Quran for those with major impurity

| February 3, 2014

Al-Bukhari reported: Ibrahim An-Nakha’i said there is no harm if a woman recites a verse from the Quran while menstruating. Ibn Abbas did not see any harm in reciting the Quran for one with major impurity. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would remember Allah at all times. Source: Sahih Bukhari 299 عَنْ […]

Ibn Taymiyyah on Menses: Permission for a menstruating woman to recite the Quran

| February 3, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “It is said it is not permissible to recite the Quran for one with major impurity but it is permissible for the menstruating woman, either with unrestricted permission or if she fears she will forget it. This is the way of Malik and it is the opinion in the school of Ahmad […]

Ibn Al-Qayyim on Trials: Allah afflicts a servant with trials until he becomes honorable

| February 2, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Were it not that Allah the Exalted cured His servants with the medicine of tests and trials, they would transgress and commit evil. When Allah the Exalted intends goodness for a servant, He makes him drink the medicine of tests and trials from providence according to his situation in order to cure […]

Hadith on Mosques: Do not approach the mosque while you carry an offensive odor

| February 2, 2014

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever eats onions or garlic or leeks should not approach our mosque, for the angels are offended by whatever offends the children of Adam.” Source: Sahih Muslim 564 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ […]

Hadith on Excellence: Allah is excellent and He loves excellence in all matters

| February 1, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you make a judgment, then be just. If you have to kill, then kill in the best manner. Verily, Allah the Exalted is excellent and He loves excellence.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Awsat 5884 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ […]

Hadith on Fitnah: Tribulation will immerse the hearts of people in vain desires

| January 31, 2014

Hudhaifa reported: We were sitting with Umar ibn Al-Khatab and he said, “Who among you has heard the Messenger of Allah mention tribulation?” Some people said, “We have heard it.” Umar said, “Perhaps it is the unrest a man might experience with his household and neighbor.” They said yes. Umar said, “Such unrest will disappear […]

Hadith on Strangers: Blessed are the righteous strangers among the evil masses

| January 30, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when the sun was rising. The Prophet said, “Allah will bring people on the Day of Resurrection whose light will be like the light of the sun.” Abu Bakr said, “Are we among them, O Messenger of […]

Hadith on Fitnah: A tribulation will come in which the tongue is mightier than the sword

| January 30, 2014

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be a tribulation that will wipe out the Arabs in which those killed on both sides are in the Hellfire. In that time the tongue will be stronger than the sword.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 6941 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

Hadith on Intention: Every good deed done for the sake of Allah is in the path of Allah

| January 30, 2014

Ka’b ibn Ujrah reported: A man passed by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the companions of the Messenger of Allah saw his vigor and hard work. They said, “O Messenger of Allah, if only this were done in the path of Allah.” The Prophet said, “If he goes out striving to […]

Hadith on Soothsayers: They receive revelation from Satan mixed with a hundred lies

| January 29, 2014

Aisha reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, the angels descend in the clouds while they are floating and they mention matters decreed in the heavens. The devils listen and steal what they hear and reveal it to the soothsayers. They mix with it a hundred lies […]

Hadith on Soothsayers: They listen to the words of jinn mixed with over a hundred lies

| January 29, 2014

Aisha reported: Some people asked the Messenger of Allah about soothsayers. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “They are upon nothing.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, sometimes they speak about something that comes true.” The Prophet said, “Those are the words snatched by the jinn who whisper it into […]

Hadith on Affliction: Allah expiates sins through affliction as leaves fall from a tree

| January 29, 2014

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: I entered upon the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was suffering from fever. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, you are suffering from a strong fever.” The Prophet said, “Yes. I suffer from fever as much as two men among you.” I said, “Is that […]

Hadith on Fever: Do not curse fever for it expiates the sins of people

| January 29, 2014

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, entered upon Umm Sa’ib and he said, “What ails you, O Umm Sa’ib? You are shivering.” She said, “It is a fever. Allah has not blessed it.” The Prophet said, “Do not curse fever. Verily, it removes the sins of the children of […]

Hadith on Authority: Those who reject authority are following the path of ignorance

| January 27, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever hates anything from his ruler should be patient. Verily, none of the people reject authority so much as a hand’s length and die except that they have died upon ignorance.” Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and […]

Hadith on Hypocrisy: Three signs of a hypocrite even if he says he is a Muslim

| January 27, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The signs of a hypocrite are three even if he fasts and prays and claims to be a Muslim: when he speaks he lies, when he gives a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he is treacherous.” Source: […]

Hadith on Islam: If I practice the pillars of Islam, will I enter Paradise?

| January 26, 2014

Jabir reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah and he said, “Do you think if I pray the five prescribed prayers, I fast the month of Ramadan, and I uphold what is lawful and unlawful without adding anything to it, will I enter Paradise?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” […]

Hadith on Family: Whoever believes in Allah should maintain his family ties

| January 25, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honor his guest. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him uphold his family ties. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak goodness or remain silent.” Source: […]

Hadith on Fear: Allah hates for a man to ignore those who tell him to fear Allah

| January 25, 2014

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most beloved words to Allah are these: Glory and praise be to you, O Allah, blessed is your name and exalted is your majesty and there is no God but you. Verily, the most hateful words to Allah […]

Hadith on the Hour: The final hour will not occur until the foolish waste their wealth

| January 25, 2014

Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Hour will not be established until the happiest of people in the world is the fool, son of the fool.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2209 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ بْنِ الْيَمَانِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى […]

Hadith of Gabriel: He has come to teach you the foundations of the religion

| January 25, 2014

Umar ibn Al-Khattab reported: We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, one day when a man appeared with very white clothes and very black hair. There were no signs of travel on him and we did not recognize him. He sat down in front of the Prophet and […]

Hadith on Reconciliation: Where is he who swore by Allah he would not do good?

| January 23, 2014

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, heard the loud voices of two men in a dispute at the door. One was asking the other to lessen his debt and was pleading with him to show leniency, and the other said, “By Allah, I will not do that!” The Messenger […]

Abu Bakr on Muhammad: If the Prophet said it, then it must be the truth

| January 22, 2014

Aisha reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was taken by night to the furthest mosque, he awoke and spoke to the people about it. Some people renounced whoever had faith in him and believed in him. They sought Abu Bakr and they said, “Have you heard your friend imagined he was […]

Hadith on Haram: Make a barrier between yourself and the unlawful

| January 22, 2014

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Make between yourself and the unlawful a barrier of what is lawful. Whoever does so will clear himself in regard to his honor and his religion. A shepherd who grazes near the side of a sanctuary will nearly […]

Sufyan on Apostasy: The apostate should be imprisoned but not killed

| January 21, 2014

Sufyan At-Thawri reported: Amr ibn Qais and Ibrahim Al-Nakha’i said, “Regarding the apostate, he should be imprisoned indefinitely.” Sufyan said, “This is what we adhere to.” Source: Musnaf Abdur Razzaq 18084 عَنِ الثَّوْرِيِّ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ قَيْسٍ عَنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ قَالَ فِي الْمُرْتَدِّ يُسْتَتَابُ أَبَدًا قَالَ سُفْيَانُ هَذَا الَّذِي نَأْخُذُ بِهِ 18084 مصنف عبد الرزاق كتاب […]

Umar on Apostasy: I did not command it and I was not pleased when I heard it

| January 21, 2014

Muhammad ibn Abdullah reported: A man came to Umar ibn Al-Khattab from Abu Musa Al-Ashari. Umar asked him about the people and he informed him. Then Umar said, “Do you have any recent news?” He said, “Yes, a man has become an unbeliever after his Islam.” Umar said, “What have you done with him?” He […]

Hadith on Repentance: All of the people make mistakes but the best are those who repent

| January 20, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “All of the children of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 4251 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كُلُّ بَنِي […]

Ibn Mas’ud on Scholars: People will be upon the truth as long as they learn from scholars

| January 20, 2014

Sa’eed ibn Wahb reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The people will continue to be upon goodness as long as they take knowledge from their elders, their trustworthy ones, and their scholars. If they take knowledge from their youth and their evil ones, then they will be destroyed.” Source: Nasihah […]

Hadith on Luxury: The believers do not live a life of luxury

| January 20, 2014

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, sent him to Yemen and he said, “Beware of luxury. Verily, the servants of Allah do not live luxuriously.” Source: Musnad Ahmad 21600 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَمَّا […]

Hadith on Death: Remember death during times of ease and hardship

| January 20, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Remember often the destroyer of pleasures, death. Never does a servant remember it during hardship except that it will become easier for him, and never does he not remember it during ease except that it will become harder for him.” Source: Sahih Ibn […]

Umar on Islam: The community will be harmed by arguments, hypocrites, and misguidance

| January 17, 2014

Ziyad ibn Hudair reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab said to me, “Do you know what will ruin Islam?” I said no. Umar said, “Islam will be ruined by the faults of scholars, the arguments of hypocrites over the Book, and the judgment of misguided leaders.” Source: Sunan Ad-Darimi 214 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Kathir […]

Hadith on Brotherhood: Allah will help those who help their brothers

| January 15, 2014

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever supports his brother in private, then Allah will support him in this life and in the Hereafter.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 14771 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ حُصَيْنٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

Hadith on Family: Severe punishment for those who separate mothers from their children

| January 15, 2014

Abu Ayyub reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Whoever causes separation between a mother and her child, then Allah will separate him from his beloved on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1566 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ […]

Hadith on Forgiveness: O Allah, forgive Aisha for her previous and future sins

| January 14, 2014

Aisha reported: On one occasion the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came to me with a cheerful face. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, supplicate to Allah for me.” The Prophet said, “O Allah, forgive Aisha for her past and future sins in secret and in public.” She laughed so much that her […]

Umar on Testimony: How do you know this man is righteous and truthful?

| January 13, 2014

Kharasha ibn Al-Hurr reported: A man gave testimony in the presence of Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. Umar said to him, “I do not know you and it will not harm you that I do not know you, but bring someone who knows you.” A man from his people said, “I […]

Hadith on Fear: Whoever leaves a sin for fear of Allah will have it replaced with something better

| January 13, 2014

Abu Qatadah reported: There came to Abu Dahma and myself a man from the people of Badia and we said, “Have you heard anything from the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him?” The man said, “Yes. I heard the Messenger of Allah say: Verily, you will never leave anything for the sake […]

Hadith on Character: The best thing is good character and the worst is an evil heart

| January 11, 2014

Abu Ishaq reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best thing a believing man can be given is good character, and the worst thing a man can be given is an evil heart with a beautiful appearance.” Source: Musnaf Ibn Abi Shayba 24747 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti […]

Hadith on Character: Be with the people for their good character, not their wealth

| January 11, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, you do not enrich the people with your wealth, but rather you enrich them with your cheerful faces and good character.” Source: Mukarim Akhlaq At-Tabarani 18 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى […]

Hadith on Character: Good character is the best thing to be given to people

| January 11, 2014

Usamah ibn Shareek reported: I saw the desert Arabs ask the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saying, “Is this harmful? Is that harmful?” The Prophet said, “O servants of Allah, Allah has only placed harm in transgression against the honor of one’s brother, for that is sinful.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, […]

Hadith on Paradise: The people of Paradise will become more beautiful every Friday

| January 11, 2014

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, in Paradise there is a market the people will come to every Friday. The north wind will blow and scatter fragrance on their faces and clothes and will add to their beauty and loveliness. They will return to their […]

Ibn Kathir on Creation: How strange for a man to dispute the existence of Allah

| January 9, 2014

Ibn Kathir reported: Ibn Mu’taz would recite in poetry, “How strange for a man to disobey Allah and how strange for any man to dispute? In everything there is a sign showing He is one.” Source: Tafseer Ibn Kathir 2:21 عن ابن كثير وَقَالَ ابْنُ الْمُعْتَزِّ فَيَا عَجَبًا كَيْفَ يُعْصَى الْإِلَهُ أَمْ كَيْفَ يَجْحَدُهُ الْجَاحِدُ […]

Ahmad on Creation: Consider the beautiful animals that emerge from an egg

| January 9, 2014

Ibn Kathir reported: Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal was asked about the existence of the Creator. Ahmad said, “Consider an impenetrable fortress without any doors or exits. The outside is like white silver and the inside is like shimmering gold. It is built like this until its walls crack and out comes an animal hearing and […]

Ash-Shafi’ee on Creation: Many different phenomena are produced by a single Creator

| January 9, 2014

Ibn Kathir reported: Imam Ash-Shafi’ee was asked about the existence of the Creator. Ash-Shafi’ee said, “The leaves of a berry bush all have one taste. Worms eat it and produce silk, bees eat it and produce honey. Goats, camels, and cows eat it and deliver offspring. Deer eat it and produce musk. Yet, all of […]

Malik on Creation: Find evidence for Allah in different languages and voices

| January 9, 2014

Ibn Kathir reported: Imam Malik was asked by Caliph Harun Rasheed about evidence for the Creator. Malik said, “You will find evidence in the different languages, different voices, and different melodies.” Source: Tafseer Ibn Kathir 2:21 عن ابن كثير عَنِ الْإِمَامِ مَالِكٍ أَنَّ الرَّشِيدَ سَأَلَهُ عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَاسْتَدَلَّ بِاخْتِلَافِ اللُّغَاتِ وَالْأَصْوَاتِ وَالنَّغَمَاتِ 2:21 تفسير القرآن […]

Hadith on Prostration: You are closest to Allah in prostration, so increase your supplications

| January 9, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The servant is nearest to his Lord during prostration, so increase your supplications therein.” Source: Sahih Muslim 482 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ أَقْرَبُ مَا يَكُونُ الْعَبْدُ مِنْ […]

Hadith on Prayer: Glorify and praise Allah thirty-three times after every prayer

| January 9, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The poor emigrants came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and they said, “The wealthy have taken the highest degrees and blessed stations.” The Prophet said, “How is that?” They said, “They pray as we pray, they fast as we fast, they give in charity and we […]

Hadith on Supplication: Teach me some words to say for my Lord

| January 9, 2014

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: A desert Arab came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Teach me some words to say.” The Prophet said, “Say: There is no god but Allah without any partner, Allah is the greatest of the great, all praise is due to Allah […]

Hadith on Praise: The most beloved word to Allah is to glorify and praise Him

| January 9, 2014

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I tell you about the most beloved word to Allah?” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me the most beloved word to Allah.” The Prophet said, “Verily, the most beloved word to Allah is to declare the glory of […]

Hadith on Remembrance: Whoever declares the glory of Allah will have his sins erased

| January 9, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever declares there is no god but Allah, He is one without partner, to Him is the sovereignty and praise and He is powerful over everything one hundred times a day, then he will have the reward of emancipating ten slaves, […]

Hadith on Remembrance: Declaring the greatness of Allah is more beloved than anything else

| January 9, 2014

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “To declare the glory of Allah, the praise of Allah, there is no god but Allah, and Allah is the greatest is more beloved to me than anything over which the sun rises.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2695 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according […]

Hadith on Supplication: Disapproval to raise voices for supplications, funerals, and battles

| January 9, 2014

Qais ibn Ubad reported: The companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, disliked to raise their voices during a funeral, at the time of fighting and when they remembered Allah. Source: Sunan Al-Kubra 6638 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ قَيْسِ بْنِ عُبَادٍ قال كَانَ أَصْحَابُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ […]

Hadith on Daughters: The Prophet would educate his daughters in the religion

| January 8, 2014

Abdul Hameed reported: His mother served some of the daughters of the Prophet and she told him the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would teach his daughter, saying, “Say in the morning: Glory be to Allah. I begin with praise of Him, there is no power but in Allah. What Allah wills comes […]

Hadith on Education: Double reward for those who educate their servant girls and marry them

| January 8, 2014

Abu Musa Al-Ashari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man teaches his servant girl good manners, educates her in the best manner, then emancipates her and marries her, he will have a double reward. If he believes in Jesus and then believes in me, he will have […]

Masruq on Aisha: The scholars among the companions would seek knowledge from Aisha

| January 6, 2014

Masruq reported: He was asked, “Was Aisha knowledgeable of the obligations?” Masruq said, “By the one in whose hand is my soul, I saw the learned elders among the companions of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, ask her about the obligations.” Source: Musnaf Ibn Abi Shayba 30387 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami […]