Archive for December, 2014

Malik on Knowledge: True knowledge is a light in the heart, not just knowing many facts

December 26, 2014

Ibn Wahb reported: Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Knowledge is a light that Allah places wherever he wills. It does not consist of memorizing many narrations.” Source: Hilyat al-Awliyā 8987 And Malik said, “Knowledge is not knowing many narrations. Verily, knowledge is only a light that Allah places in the hearts.” Source: al-Imla’ […]

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Hadith on Bloodshed: The worst person to Allah kills those who do not fight him

December 22, 2014

Abu Shuraih reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most tyrannical of people to Allah the Exalted is he who kills those who did not fight him, or he demands the blood feuds of ignorance be settled by the people of Islam, or he claims his eyes have […]

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Umar on Charity: You think you are believers, but Muslims are starving among you?

December 21, 2014

Mureeh ibn Masruq reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say, “You imagine that you are believers, yet among you a believer is starving?” Source: Musnad Ash-Shamiyeen 1018 عَنْ مُرِيحِ بْنِ مَسْرُوقٍ عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ تَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّكُمْ مُؤْمِنُونَ وَفِيكُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ جَائِعٌ 1018 مسند الشاميين للطبراني ما […]

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Hadith on Roads: Remove harmful things from the pathways

December 20, 2014

Abu Barza reported: I said, “O Prophet of Allah, teach me something that will benefit me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Remove harmful things from the roads of the Muslims.” Source: Sahih Muslim 2618 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي بَرْزَةَ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ عَلِّمْنِي شَيْئًا أَنْتَفِعُ […]

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Abu Bakr on Punishment: I would prefer for Allah to cover their sins than punish them

December 18, 2014

Zubaid ibn As-Salt reported: I heard Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, say, “Were I to get hold of a drinker of wine, I would prefer for Allah to cover his sin. And were I to get hold of a thief, I would prefer for Allah to cover his sin.” Source: Musannaf Ibn […]

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Hadith on Alcohol: Allah gradually reveals the prohibition of intoxicants

December 16, 2014

Amr ibn Shurahbil reported: When the prohibition of wine was yet to be declared, Umar ibn Al-Khattab said, “O Allah, give us a clear explanation of wine.” So Allah revealed the verse, “They ask you about wine and gambling. Say: In them is great sin,” (2:219) Umar was called and it was recited to him, […]

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Hadith on Alcohol: Allah forbids wine and the people of Medina pour it into the streets

December 16, 2014

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, addressing the people in Medina, saying, “O people, Allah is alluding to a command for wine. Perhaps Allah will soon reveal an order regarding it. So whoever has some of it should sell it and benefit from it.” We […]

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Hadith on Fasting: Easy rewards for fasting during the short winter days

December 9, 2014

Amir ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting in the winter is the easy reward.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 797 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Shall I tell you about easy rewards?” They said, “O Abu Huraira, what are they?” […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Fatwa: The scholars disliked to say this was Halal or Haram

December 8, 2014

Ash-Shafi’ee reported: Abu Yusuf said, “I know our elders among the scholars would dislike to say in their judgments (fatwa) that this is lawful (halal) and this is unlawful (haram), unless it was clearly found in the Book of Allah the Exalted without need of interpretation.” Source: Al-Umm 2120 عن الشافعي قَالَ أَبُو يُوسُفَ أَدْرَكْتُ […]

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An-Nawawi on Rebels: Fighting an unjust ruler is worse than his oppression

December 1, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “As for rebelling against the ruler and fighting him, it is forbidden by consensus of the Muslims even if he is sinful and oppressive. I have mentioned many traditions with this meaning. The people of the Sunnah have agreed that the ruler should not be removed due to his sinfulness. As for the view mentioned […]

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