Archive for February, 2018

Hadith on Questions: Warning against asking baseless unnecessary questions

February 22, 2018

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 […]

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

February 22, 2018

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’ […]

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

February 21, 2018

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 […]

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

February 19, 2018

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 […]

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Hadith on Marriage: A lawful marriage must be announced publicly

February 15, 2018

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: […]

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

February 15, 2018

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 […]

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

February 13, 2018

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 […]

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

February 7, 2018

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 […]

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

February 7, 2018

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, […]

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

February 5, 2018

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, […]

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