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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 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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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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Mujahid on Service: I wanted to serve Ibn Umar, but he served me instead

November 2, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Mujahid said, “I accompanied Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, on a journey that I might serve him, yet it was he who served me.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 57/33 عن ابن عساكر عن مُجَاهِد قَالَ صَحِبْتُ ابْنَ عُمَرَ رضي الله عنه فِي السَّفَرِ لِأَخْدُمَهُ فَكَانَ يَخْدِمُنِي 57/33 تاريخ دمشق لابن عساكر

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Abu Hanifa on Fear: Respond humbly when someone tells you to fear Allah

October 31, 2017

Adh-Dhahabi reported: A man said to Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, “Fear Allah!” Abu Hanifa began to tremble, become pale, and lower his head, then he said, “May Allah reward you with good.” Source: Siyar A’lām al-Nubalā’ 6/400 عن الذهبي قال رجل لأبي حنيفة رحمه الله اتَّقِ اللَّهَ فَانْتَفَضَ وَاصْفَرَّ وَأَطْرَقَ وَقَالَ […]

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Abu Darda on Hypocrisy: Beware of the hypocrisy of reverence and humility

October 25, 2017

Muhammad ibn Sa’d reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Seek refuge in Allah from the reverence of hypocrisy.” It was said, “What is the reverence of hypocrisy?” Abu Darda said, “It is that you see the body in reverence, but the heart is not reverent.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6474 عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ […]

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Mutarrif on Worship: Humble regret is better than arrogant worship

October 17, 2017

Ahmad reported: Mutarrif, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “That I spend the night sleeping and awaken regretful is more beloved to me than to spend the night standing in prayer and awaken impressed with myself.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 1357 عن أحمد عَنْ مُطَرِّفٍ قَالَ رحمه الله لأَنْ أَبِيتَ نَائِمًا وَأُصْبِحَ نَادِمًا […]

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Fudayl on Virtue: What is humility? What is patience?

October 4, 2017

Ibrahim ibn Al-Ash’at reported: I asked Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, “What is humility?” Fudayl said, “It is to humble yourself for the truth, to act in accordance with it, and to accept it even if you hear it from a child.” I asked, “What is patience with calamity?” Fudayl said, […]

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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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