Archive for August, 2017

Hadith on Dhul-Hijjah: Recommendation not to cut hair or nails before sacrifice

August 22, 2017

Umm Salamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever sees the crescent moon of Dhul-Hijjah and intends to offer sacrifice, let him not cut anything from his hair and nails.” At-Tirmidhi said, “It is the opinion of some of the scholars and was said by Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib, and this narration […]

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Hadith on Eclipse: Free slaves during the solar eclipse

August 21, 2017

Asma reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, commanded us to emancipate slaves during the eclipse of the sun. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1006 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ أَسْمَاءَ قَالَتْ لَقَدْ أَمَرَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِالْعَتَاقَةِ فِي كُسُوفِ الشَّمْسِ 1006 صحيح البخاري كتاب الكسوف باب من أحب العتاقة في […]

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Hadith on Dreams: The prophets sleep while their hearts are awake

August 21, 2017

Ata’ reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, we among the prophets, our eyes will sleep yet our hearts do not sleep.” Source: al-Ṭabaqāt al-Kubrá 419 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَطَاءٍ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّا مَعْشَرَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ تَنَامُ أَعْيُنُنَا وَلا تَنَامُ قُلُوبُنَا 419 الطبقات […]

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Hadith on Praise: Beware of exaggerating in praise of others

August 21, 2017

Al-Miqdad reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you see those who excessively praise others, throw dust in their faces.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 3002 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim Ibn Muflih said, “It is said that the Prophet meant by (throw dust in their faces) to rebut and […]

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Hadith on Muslims: Those who pray towards Mecca are Muslims

August 21, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever prays our prayer, faces our direction of prayer (al-qiblah), and eats our slaughtered animals, they are Muslims under the protection of Allah and the protection of his messenger. Thus, do not betray Allah in the matter of his protection.” […]

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Hadith on Provision: Seek provision through obedience to Allah

August 15, 2017

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the Holy Spirit impressed upon my mind that a soul will never die until it completes its term and has taken in all of its provision. Thus, be proper in your seeking provision and do not let a restriction of […]

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Hadith on Whisperings: The angels suggest good, devils suggest evil

August 14, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Satan has influence with the son of Adam and the angel has influence. As for the influence of Satan, he promises evil and denies the truth. As for the influence of the angel, he promises goodness and affirms the […]

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Abu Umamah on Backbiting: Good deeds are given to believers who were backbitten

August 14, 2017

As-Samarqandi reported: Abu Umamah Al-Bahili, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the servant will be given his record on the Day of Resurrection and he will see good deeds that he had not done. He will say: O Lord, from where does these come? Allah will say: These are from people who had […]

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Ibn Abbas on Presence: Two modest prayers with presence are best

August 14, 2017

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Two moderate cycles of prayer (raka’āt) in contemplation are better than praying the night with a bad heart.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 288 عن ابن مبارك عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ رَكْعَتَانِ مُقْتَصِدَتَانِ فِي تَفَكُّرٍ خَيْرٌ مِنْ قِيَامِ لَيْلَةٍ وَالْقَلْبُ سَاهٍ 288 […]

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Al-Qushayri on Mindfulness: Hope leads to good deeds, away from sins

August 14, 2017

Al-Qushayri reported: An-Nasrabadhi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Hope motivates you to acts of obedience and fear leads you away from acts of disobedience, and mindfulness leads to pathways of truth.” Source: al-Risālah al-Qushayrīyah 1/331 عَن القشيرية قَالَ النصرأباذي الرجاء يحركك إِلَى الطاعات والخوف يبعدك عَنِ المعاصي والمراقبة تؤديك إِلَى طرق الحقائق 1/331 […]

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