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Tag: Manners الادب

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

August 10, 2014

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

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

August 6, 2014

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

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

August 5, 2014

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

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

August 5, 2014

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

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

August 4, 2014

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

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

August 4, 2014

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

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

August 4, 2014

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

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

August 4, 2014

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

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

August 3, 2014

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

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

August 2, 2014

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

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