Faith الايمان

Hadith on Parents: Our Lord, not until our parents enter with us

Shurjeel ibn Shuf’ah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It will be said to children on the Day of Resurrection: Enter Paradise. They will say: Our Lord, unless our fathers and mothers enter. Allah Almighty will say: Why do I see them hesitant to enter Paradise? They will say: O Lord, […]

Hadith on Miracles: Rather, the gate of repentance and mercy for them

Ibn Abbas reported: The Quraish said to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, “Call upon your Lord to turn the mount of Safa into gold for us and we will have faith in you.” The Prophet said, “And you will do so?” They said yes. The Prophet supplicated to Allah and Gabriel came […]

Hadith on Supplication: What to say when waking up in the night

Ubadah ibn As-Samit reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever wakes up in the night, let him say: There is no God but Allah, alone without any partner. To him belong the dominion and all praise, and he has power over all things. All praise is due to Allah, glory be […]

Righteousness البر

Hadith on Modesty: Be shy before Allah as you would an authority figure

Sa’eed ibn Yazeed reported: He said to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, “Advise me.” The Prophet said, “I advise you to be modest in front of Allah Almighty as you would be modest in front of a righteous man among your people.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 5539 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

Hadith on Ablution: Allah praises one who cures his soul with ablution

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man from my nation arises in the night to treat himself with purification. There are knots over him. If he washes his hands, a knot is unraveled. If he washes his face, a knot is unraveled. If he wipes his head, […]

Hadith on Night: Whoever asks Allah for good in the night is given it

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no Muslim who retires for the night while in a state of remembrance and purification, then wakes up in the night and asks Allah for goodness in the world and in the Hereafter, but that he will be given it.” […]

Sin الإثم

Hadith on Questions: Warning against asking baseless unnecessary questions

Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the most criminal of Muslims towards other Muslims are those who ask about a matter that is not forbidden and then it becomes forbidden to people due to his questioning.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6859, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2358 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity […]

Umar on Adultery: A secret marriage is a type of adultery

Abu Az-Zubair reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was presented with a marriage which no one had witnessed except one man and one woman. Umar said, “This is a secret marriage and I do not permit it. If I had known of it beforehand, I would have stoned them.” Source: al-Muwaṭṭa’ 1136 […]

Hadith on Marriage: Recommendation to have only one wife at a time

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man has two wives and he is not just between them, he will come on the Day of Resurrection with one of his sides collapsed.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1141 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Al-Mawardi said, “Ash-Shafi’ee recommended a man […]

Quran Exegesis التفسير

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 […]

Hadith on Hajj: We begin as Allah began in the Quran

Jabir reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when he arrived in Mecca, circling the House seven times, and reciting the verse, “And take the station of Abraham as a place of prayer,” (2:125). The Prophet prayed behind the station, then he came to the black stone and greeted […]

Wisdom الحكمة

Hadith on Marriage: A lawful marriage must be announced publicly

Muhammad ibn Hatib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The difference between an unlawful and lawful marriage is the beating of drums and raising of voices.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1088 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi Abu Bakr Abdul Aziz said, “A secret marriage is invalid, as Ahmad said: […]

Hadith on Miracles: A question the Prophet wished he had not asked

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I asked my Lord a question I wish I had not asked. I said: O Lord, there were messengers before me, among them those for whom you subordinated the wind and among them those who resurrected the dead. Allah said: Did […]

Hadith on Leadership: The most knowledgeable should lead in prayer

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best versed in the recitation of the Quran should lead the prayer. If they are equal in their recitation, then the one most knowledgeable of them in the Sunnah. If are equal in knowledge of the Sunnah, then the one […]

Scholars العلماء

Ibn al-Mubarak on Anger: Good character is to abandon anger

Ibn Rajab reported: It was said to Ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, “Summarize good character for us in a single sentence.” Ibn al-Mubarak said, “Leave aside anger.” Ibn Rajab said, “The same explanation was offered by Imam Ahmad and Ishaq ibn Rahawayh, that good character is to leave aside anger.” Source: Jāmi’ […]

Umar on Women: The woman is right and the man is wrong

Abdur Rahman As-Salami reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not be excessive in the dowry of women.” A woman said, “It is no so, O Umar, for Allah said: And you gave one of them a great amount,” (4:20). Umar said, “Indeed, a woman has disputed Umar and she […]

Malik on Divinity: The Attributes of Allah are known, the modality is unknown

Abdullah ibn Nafi’ reported: Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the saying of Allah Almighty, ‘The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,’ (20:5), “How is his rising?” Malik said, “The rising is acknowledged, its modality is unknown, and asking about it is an innovation. I see you are a man who […]

More Hadith

Hadith on Faith: Allah is with you wherever you are

January 29, 2018

Ubadah ibn As-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among the best of faith is that you know Allah is with you wherever you are.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 8791 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Taymiyyah عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Sleep: Let him lie on his right side and say this

January 29, 2018

Abu Salih reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, commanded us, when one intends to sleep, to lie on his right side and then say, “O Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, Lord of the Great Throne, our Lord and the Lord of all things, the Splitter of the […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Allah is in front of you when you are praying

January 28, 2018

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If one of you is in prayer, let him not spit in front of himself, for Allah is in front of him as he prays.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 398, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 547 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The believer is in conversation with Allah in prayer

January 28, 2018

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the believer in prayer is in a private conversation with his Lord. Let him not spit in front of him, nor to his right side, but rather to his left side or beneath his feet.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 403 Grade: Sahih […]

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Hadith on Judgment: Allah will speak to you without a translator

January 28, 2018

‘Adi ibn Hatim reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are none among you but that his Lord will speak to him (on the Day of Resurrection) without a translator between, nor a veil to separate them.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 7005, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1016 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed […]

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Hadith on Repentance: Allah laughs at two men in Paradise

January 28, 2018

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah laughs at two men, one of them killed the other yet they both entered Paradise. This one fought in the way of Allah and was killed, then his killer repented and was also martyred.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2671, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Send mercy upon this pain that it might pass

January 28, 2018

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever among you is afflicted with something, or his brother is afflicted, then let him say: Our Lord is Allah, who is in the heavens. Holy is your name, your command is in the heavens and on the earth. As your mercy […]

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Abu Darda on Marriage: Husband and wife should try to please each other

January 21, 2018

Ibrahim ibn Adham reported: Abu Darda said to his wife Umm Darda, may Allah be pleased with both of them, “If I become angry, then try to please me. If you become angry, then I will try to please you. Were we not to act this way, how quickly would we be separated!” Source: Rawḍat […]

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Ayyub on Fatwa: The most ignorant people are quickest to issue verdicts

January 21, 2018

Sufyan ibn Uyaynah reported: Ayyub As-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most daring of people to issue religious verdicts are those with the least knowledge of the disagreements of the scholars. The most restrained of people from issuing religious verdicts are those with the most knowledge of the disagreements of the scholars.” […]

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Shafi’ee on Advice: Sincere advice is given in private, not public

January 21, 2018

Al-Muzanni reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever admonishes his brother in private has been sincere to him and protected his reputation. Whoever admonishes him in public has humiliated him and betrayed him.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 13854 عن المزني قال الشافعي رحمه الله مَنْ وَعَظَ أَخَاهُ سِرًّا فَقَدْ نَصَحَهُ وَزَانَهُ وَمَنْ وَعَظَهُ […]

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Hadith on Milk: Blessings in pure, unadulterated cow’s milk

January 21, 2018

Tariq ibn Shihab reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty did not place an ailment but that he also placed its cure. You should drink the milk of cows, for they are given health by all kinds of trees.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 18352 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti […]

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Hadith on Aqiqah: Recommendation to sacrifice one sheep for each newborn

January 13, 2018

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, was not asked by anyone from his family to provide a newborn celebration (al-‘aqiqah) but that he would perform it. He would perform a newborn celebration for his child by sacrificing a sheep for each boy and girl. Malik said, “The matter in which […]

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Hadith on Congregation: Pray with the congregation, even if you already prayed

January 9, 2018

Yazeed ibn Al-Aswad reported: I witness the Hajj pilgrimage with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and I prayed the dawn prayer with him in the mosque of Al-Khaif. When the Prophet finished his prayer and turned around, he saw two men in the back of the people who had not prayed with […]

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Umair on Companions: I have not seen anyone easier than the companions

January 9, 2018

Ibn ‘Awn reported: Umair ibn Ishaq, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have met more companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, than anyone before me. I have not seen a people more lenient in living, nor less harsh than them.” Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 128 Grade: Hasan (fair) […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Do not leave the mosque after the call until prayer is completed

December 29, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you are in the mosque and you are called to prayer, then one of you should not leave until he has prayed.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 10550 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Haythami عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Two supplications are seldom turned away

December 29, 2017

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two supplications are not rejected, or seldom rejected: the supplication at the call to prayer, and the supplication at the time of danger when people are battling each other.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 2540 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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Hadith on Prayer: After the call to prayer, ask and you will be given

December 29, 2017

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, the callers to prayer have been favoured over us.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Say as they have said. When you have finished, then ask Allah and you will receive.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 524 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Supplications during and after the call to prayer

December 29, 2017

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you hear the caller to prayer, repeat what he says and then send blessings upon me. Verily, whoever sends blessings upon me, Allah will send blessings upon him ten times. Then, ask Allah to grant me the means of […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Raise your voice in the call to prayer even if alone

December 29, 2017

Abdullah ibn Abdur Rahman reported: Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, said to him, “I see you love sheep and the desert. When you are among your sheep or in your desert and announced the call to prayer, then raise your voice with the call. Verily, the sound of the caller’s voice […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Turning from side to side during the call to prayer

December 29, 2017

Abu Juhaifa reported: He saw Bilal, may Allah be pleased with him, performing the call to prayer, saying, “I followed him turning his face side to side during the call to prayer.” Al-Bukhari said, “It is mentioned about Bilal that he would put his fingers in his ears, and Ibn Umar would not put his […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Recommendation for the caller to prayer not to take wages

December 29, 2017

Uthman ibn Abi Al-‘As reported: Among the final commitments entrusted to me by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is that I would employ a caller to prayer who would not take wages for his call. At-Tirmidhi said, “This is acted upon according to the scholars. They disapproved that the caller […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Angels pray with one who prays alone

December 29, 2017

Salman Al-Farsi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man is in a deserted land and the time of prayer arrives, then let him perform ablution. If he does not find water, then let him perform dry ablution. If he establishes the prayer, then two angels pray with […]

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Hadith on Prayer: O Allah, guide the Imams and forgive the callers

December 29, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Imam is responsible (for the prayer) and the caller to prayer is a trustee. O Allah, guide the Imams and forgive the callers.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 207 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Callers to prayer are rewarded for all who hear them

December 29, 2017

Al-Bara’ ibn Azib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the angels send blessings upon those in the first row (of prayer). The caller to prayer is forgiven for as far as his voice reaches and his truthfulness is affirmed by whichever creatures hear him, wet or dry. He will have […]

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Hadith on Marriage: Rights are at the intersection of duties in marriage

December 28, 2017

Uqbah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most worthy of conditions to fulfill (in marriage) are those that permit intimacy.” Umar said, “Verily, rights are at the intersection of conditions. You will have what you accepted as conditions.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2572, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1418 Grade: Muttafaqun […]

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