Faith الايمان

Hadith on Supplication: Allah is too shy to turn away a sincere prayer

Salman al-Farsi reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah is shy and generous. He would be ashamed, when a man raises his hands to him, to turn them away empty and unfulfilled.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3556 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ سَلْمَانَ الْفَارِسِيِّ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

Hadith on Faith: Modest, simple living is part of faith

Abu Umamah reported: The companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, mentioned the world one day. The Prophet said, “Do you not hear? Do you not hear? Verily, simple living is part of faith, simple living is part of faith.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4161 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

Hadith on Islam: Blessed is he who is content with Islam

Fadallah ibn Ubaid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Blessed is he who is guided to Islam, whose livelihood is sufficient, and who is content.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2349 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ فَضَالَةَ بْنِ عُبَيْدٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ طُوبَى لِمَنْ […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Women: The best men are best in character to women

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are those who are best to women.” Source: al-Mustadrak ‘alá al-Ṣaḥīḥayn 7407 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Al-San’ani said, “It is likely that it includes daughters, sisters, and other women like them.” Source: al-Tanwīr Sharḥ al-Jāmi’ al-Ṣaghīr 6/33 […]

Hadith on Fajr: Women would attend dawn prayer with the Prophet

Aisha reported: The believing women would pray the dawn prayer with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Then, they would return home wrapped in their mantles; they would not be recognized by anyone. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 365, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 645 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ عَائِشَةَ […]

Hadith on Hajj: Proceed calmly during the pilgrimage, not hastily

Ibn Abbas reported: He was riding with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, on the day of Arafat, and the Prophet heard behind him people making a loud disturbance and striking and shouting at their camels. The Prophet pointed to them with his whip and he said, “O people, you must be calm, […]

Sin الإثم

Hadith on Cruelty: The Prophet prohibits cruelty to slaves and servants

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: Zanba Abu Rawh found his servant boy with a servant girl, so he maimed his nose and castrated him. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came and he said, “Who did this to you?” The boy said, “Zanba.” The Prophet summoned him and he said, “What made you do […]

Hadith on Greed: If meat did not decay, the rich would hoard it all

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Were is not for the children of Israel, meat would not spoil. Were it not for Eve, a wife would not betray her husband.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3152, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1470 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim Ibn […]

Hadith on Mockery: His shins weigh more than Uhud in the Hereafter

Ibn Mas’ud reported: He was harvesting toothsticks from an Arak tree and he had tiny shins. The wind blew and made him fall over, so people laughed at him. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “What are you laughing at?” They said, “O Prophet of Allah, at his tiny shins.” […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

Hadith on Women: Allah revealed verses to explicitly include women

Umm ‘Umarah reported: She came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and she said, “I do not see anything except for men, and I do not see anything mentioned for women.” Thus, the verse was revealed, “Verily, the Muslim men and the Muslim women, the believing men and the believing women…” (33:35) […]

Hadith on Hereafter: Three questions to answer in the grave

Al-Bara’ reported: Regarding the saying of Allah the Exalted, “Allah will keep firm those who had faith in the unshakeable word in the worldly life and in the Hereafter,” (14:27), the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is in the grave when it is said to him: Who is your Lord? What […]

Hadith on Stoning: Verse of stoning was abrogated, never written

Kathir ibn As-Salt reported: Amr ibn al-‘As and Zaid ibn Thabit would write down the Quran. They passed over this verse and Zaid said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say: The married old man and old woman, if they commit adultery, then stone them irrevocably.” Umar said, “When […]

Wisdom الحكمة

Hadith on Prayer: Protect prayer from disruption with a barrier

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If one of you stands for prayer, he is screened by a barrier (sutrah) if there is an object before him like the back of saddle. If there is nothing like the back of a saddle before him, his prayer is […]

Hadith on Sun: The sun is under the control of the Almighty

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him when the sun had set, “Do you know where it has gone?” Abu Dharr said, “Allah and his messenger know best.” The Prophet said, “Verily, it has gone until it prostrates under the Throne. It seeks permission to rise and it […]

Hadith on Mosques: The Prophet lets women leave before himself

Umm Salamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would end prayer with salutations of peace and remain in his place for a while. The Prophet would end prayer and the women would depart to enter their homes before he would depart. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 812 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ […]

Scholars العلماء

Umar on Servants: How can you prefer yourselves over your servants?

Ibn Abbas reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, passed by some people one day who were eating while their servants were standing. Umar said, “Why do I not see your servants eating with you? Do you not desire them?” A man said, “No, by Allah, O leader of the faithful. Rather, […]

Ibn Sireen on Rulers: Your sins are worse for you than the ruler’s greatest crimes

‘Awf reported: I entered the home of Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, and I began discussing the sins of the ruler Al-Hajjaj. Ibn Sireen said, “Verily, Allah Almighty is a just judge. Just as he passes judgment against Al-Hajjaj, he will pass judgment in favor of Al-Hajjaj. If you were to meet […]

Sufyan on Excellence: If public and private are equal, it is justice

Al-Mada’ini reported: Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If one’s inner self is equal to one’s public self, that is justice. If one’s inner self is better than one’s public self, that is excellence. If one’s public self is better than one’s inner self, that is transgression.” Source: al-Murū’ah 34 عن […]

More Hadith

Salman on Servants: Salman helps his servant with the house chores

April 17, 2018

Abu Qilabah reported: A man entered the home of Salman, may Allah be pleased with him, while he was kneading dough. The man said, “What is this?” Salman said, “We sent out the servant on an errand and we dislike for him to have two tasks at once.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 657 عَنْ أَبِي قِلابَةَ […]

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Dawud on Divorce: The worst men divorce their wives for trivial reasons

March 27, 2018

Raja’ reported: Dawud ibn Abi Hind, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I sat with the learned jurists and I found my religion with them. I sat with the preachers and I found softness in my heart. I sat with the elders of people and I found manhood among them. I sat with the […]

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Ayyub on Manhood: A real man forgives others and overlooks their faults

March 27, 2018

Abdullah ibn Shumait reported: Ayyub al-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not hit the mark, nor fulfill his manhood, until he has two characteristics: Forgiving people and overlooking their faults.” Source: al-Murū’ah 106 عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ شُمَيْطِ قَالَ قَالَ أَيُّوب السَّخْتِيَانِي رحمه الله لَا يَنْبُلُ الْمَرْءُ وَلَا تَتِمُّ مُرُوءَتُهُ […]

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Ahnaf on Manhood: True men are forbearing and forgiving

March 27, 2018

Al-Mada’ini reported: It was said to Ahnaf ibn Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, “What is manhood?” Ahnaf said, “Forbearance at a time of anger and forgiveness at a time of power.” Source: al-Murū’ah 64 عن الْمَدَائِنِي قَالَ قِيلَ لِلْأَحْنَفِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ رحمه الله مَا الْمُرُوءَةُ فَقَالَ الْحِلْمُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ وَالْعَفْوُ عِنْدَ الْقُدْرَةِ 64 المروءة […]

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Hadith on Wine: Let him not sit at a table where wine is drank

March 27, 2018

Jabir reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him not sit at a table over which wine is being served.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2801 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ جَابِرٍ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Women leading their household in prayer

March 26, 2018

Umm Waraqah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would visit her in her house, he appointed a caller to prayer for her, and he ordered her to lead the people of her household in prayer. Abdur Rahman ibn Khallad said, “I saw her caller to prayer. He was an old […]

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Hadith on Mosques: Using a separate entrance to the mosque for women

March 26, 2018

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It would be better if you had left this door to the mosque for women.” Nafi’ said, “Ibn Umar never again entered through it until the day he died.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 462 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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Hadith on Mosques: Women maintaining proper etiquette in the mosque

March 26, 2018

Amrah bint Abdur Rahman reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “Were the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, to see what women are now doing, he would have prevented them from attending the mosque, just as the women of the children of Israel were prevented from attending.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ […]

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Abdullah on Jihad: Start with the jihad against the soul

March 20, 2018

Hannan ibn Kharija reported: I said to Abdullah ibn Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, “What do you say about jihad and military campaigns?” Abdullah said, “Begin with your soul and wage jihad against it. Begin with your soul and wage a military campaign against it.” Source: Muḥāsabat al-Nafs 62 عن حَنَّان بْن خَارِجَة […]

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Hadith on Women: The best women in Paradise

March 18, 2018

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of women among the people of Paradise are Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatimah bint Muhammad, Maryam bint ‘Imran, and ‘Asiyah bint Muzahim, the wife of Pharaoh.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 2896 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ […]

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Ibn Nadr on Men: Real manliness is smiling, kindness, and caring for others

March 18, 2018

Ahmad ibn Jamil reported: Muhammad ibn al-Nadr, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The first part of manhood is a cheerful face. The second part is loving kindness to people. The third part is fulfilling the needs of others.” Source: al-Mujālasah wa Jawāhir al-‘Ilm 828 عن أَحْمَدُ بْنُ جَمِيلٍ قَالَ قَالَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ النَّضْرِ […]

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Hadith on Hope: Do not place your hope in the worldly life

March 14, 2018

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not be consumed with acquiring property, such that you place your hope in the world.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2328 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا […]

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Hadith on Signs: Lies and gluttony will prevail before the end of time

March 12, 2018

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you belong to my generation, then those who follow them, and then those who follow them. Verily, after you will come deceitful people who cannot be trusted. They will swear oaths without being asked to swear oaths, they will […]

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Hadith on Laughter: The Prophet was moderate, dignified in his laughter

March 12, 2018

Aisha reported: I never saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, laughing so excessively that one could see the back of his throat. Rather, he would only smile. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 4551, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 899 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ مَا رَأَيْتُ […]

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Hadith on Food: The Prophet never filled his stomach with bread

March 12, 2018

Abu Huraira reported: He passed by some people who had a roasted sheep in front of them and they invited him to it. Abu Huraira refused to eat and he said, “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, left this world while he had never ate to his fill of barley bread.” […]

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Sufyan on Patience: The believer needs patience like food and water

March 6, 2018

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The believer is in need of patience just as he is in need of food and drink.” Source: al-Ṣabr li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 84 عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيَّ رحمه الله قَالَ يَحْتَاجُ الْمُؤْمِنُ إِلَى الصَّبْرِ كَمَا يَحْتَاجُ إِلَى الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ 84 الصبر لابن أبي […]

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Hadith on Leadership: Disapproval of desiring leadership and authority

March 6, 2018

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, you will earnestly desire a position of leadership but you will regret it on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6729 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّكُمْ سَتَحْرِصُونَ عَلَى الْإِمَارَةِ […]

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Abu Ja’far on Gluttony: If the stomach is full, the body will sin

March 5, 2018

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Abu Ja’far, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “When the belly is full, the body will transgress.” Source: al-Jū’ li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 23 عن ابن أبي دنيا عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ رحمه الله قَالَ إِذَا امْتَلأَ الْبَطْنُ طَغَى الْجَسَدُ 23 الجوع لابن أبي الدنيا

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Hadith on Hunger: The Prophet would suffer from hunger all day

March 5, 2018

Umar reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, spend the entire day suffering from hunger. He could not find even the worst dates with which to fill his stomach. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2978 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عن عمر قَالَ لَقَدْ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Gluttony: Charity is better for you than eating too much

March 4, 2018

Ja’dah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saw a man with a large belly. The Prophet pointed to his belly and he said, “If this had been placed elsewhere, it would have been better for you.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 2140 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Iraqi Al-Ghazali said, “Meaning, it would have […]

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Umar on Gluttony: A large belly is a punishment, not a blessing

March 4, 2018

Al-Hasan reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, saw a man with a large belly and he said, “What is this?” The man said, “It is a blessing from Allah.” Umar said, “No, rather it is a punishment.” Source: Ḥadīth Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd Allāh al-Anṣārī 42 عَنِ الْحَسَنِ أَنَّ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ […]

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Shafi’ee on Knowledge: It is only knowledge if it benefits

March 4, 2018

Rabia’ reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Knowledge is not merely what is memorized. Knowledge is what benefits.” Source: al-Madkhal ilá al-Sunan al-Kubrá 400 عن الربيع قال الشافعي رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ لَيْسَ الْعِلْمَ مَا حُفِظَ الْعِلْمَ مَا نَفَعَ 400  المدخل إلى السنن الكبرى للبيهقي

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Hadith on Remembrance: Let him increase the remembrance of Allah

March 4, 2018

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever among you is too weak to stand at night for prayer, or is too miserly to spend in charity, or is too afraid to fight the aggressor, then let him increase in the remembrance of Allah.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 739 […]

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Aisha on Gluttony: The first trial among Muslims was eating too much

March 4, 2018

‘Urwah reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “Verily, the first trial to occur in this nation after the passing of its Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was people eating to their fill. For when people fill their stomachs, their bodies are fattened, their hearts are hardened, and their desires are […]

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Sahl on Spirituality: Four qualities which make a saint

March 4, 2018

Abu Talib al-Makki reported: Sahl al-Tustari, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “All good is combined in these four traits, and by them the righteous replacements (al-abdal) became replacements: having slender bellies, silence, sleeplessness, and withdrawing from people.” Source: Qūt al-Qulūb 1/170 عن أبي طالب المكي قَالَ سَهْلٌ التُّسْتَرِيُّ رحمه الله اجتمع الخير كله […]

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Hadith on Hunger: The Prophet spent many nights without eating

March 2, 2018

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would spend several nights in a row with an empty stomach and his family would not find anything for dinner. Most of their bread was made from barley. Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2360 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ […]

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