Tag: Guarding the Tongue حفظ اللسان

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

April 7, 2018

‘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 […]

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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 Tawaf: Circling the Ka’bah is like performing prayer

December 10, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Circling around the House is similar to prayer, except that you speak during it. Whoever speaks during it, let him speak nothing but goodness.” At-Tirmidhi said, “This is practiced by the majority of scholars, that it is recommended for a man not to speak […]

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Ali on Knowledge: No good in being silent about beneficial knowledge

November 5, 2017

Ar-Razi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no good in silence when it comes to knowledge, just as there is no good in speaking when it comes to ignorance.” Source: al-Tafsīr al-Kabīr 2:30 عن الرازي قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رضي الله عنه لَا خَيْرَ فِي الصَّمْتِ […]

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Hadith on Faith: O Allah, adorn us with the beauty of faith

October 30, 2017

Ammar ibn Yasar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, by your knowledge of the Unseen and your power over the creation, give me life as long as you know life is good for me and take me away if you know passing is better for me. O […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: You do not know the status of those who died

October 30, 2017

Anas reported: A man among the companions of the Prophet passed away and another man said, “Receive glad tidings of Paradise!” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Certainly you do not know, for perhaps he spoke of what does not concern him or he was miserly with what would not […]

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Mujahid on Backbiting: Speak of others as you would like to be spoken of

September 14, 2017

Al-Ghazali reported: Mujahid, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Do not mention your brother in his absence except how you would love for him to mention you in your absence.” Source: Iḥyā ‘Ulūm al-Dīn 2/181 عن الغزالي قال مجاهد رحمه الله لا تذكر أخاك في غيبته إلا كما تحب أن يذكرك في غيبتك 2/181 إحياء […]

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Sufyan on Sin: Backbiting is worse than fornication and drinking wine

September 11, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Sufyan ibn Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Backbiting is worse in the sight of Allah than fornication and drinking wine, as fornication and drinking wine is a sin between you and your Lord. If you repent from them, Allah will accept your repentance. Yet backbiting is not forgiven unless the […]

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Salman on Silence: Speak truth or be silent, do not be angry

August 9, 2017

Maymun ibn Mihran reported: A man came to Salman Al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said, “O Abu Abdullah, advise me.” Salman said, “Do not speak.” The man said, “How can one live among people and not speak?” Salman said, “If you speak, then speak the truth or be silent.” The man […]

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Al-Qushayri on Presence: Silent contemplation is being present in the moment

August 6, 2017

Al-Qushayri reported: Abu Bakr Al-Farisi, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the practice of silence in private and he said, “It is to abandon preoccupation with the past and the future.” Source: al-Risālah al-Qushayrīyah 1/247 عَن القشيرية وسئل أَبُو بَكْر الفارسي رحمه الله عَن صمت السر فَقَالَ ترك الاشتغال بالماضي والمستقبل 1/247 الرسالة […]

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