Tag: Justice العدل

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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Sufyan on Excellence: If public and private are equal, it is justice

April 4, 2018

Al-Mada’ini reported: Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If one’s inner self is equal to one’s public self, that is justice. If one’s inner self is better than one’s public self, that is excellence. If one’s public self is better than one’s inner self, that is transgression.” Source: al-Murū’ah 34 عن […]

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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 Nations: A nation that exploits the weak will never be holy

November 29, 2017

Abu Sa’eed reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A nation will not be sanctified if the weak cannot take their rights without surmounting obstacles.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 2426 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا قُدِّسَتْ […]

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Ali on Justice: Treat others as you want to be treated

May 25, 2017

Ibn Asakir reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever intends from himself to be fair to people, then let him love for them as he loves for himself.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 44955 عن ابن عساكر قَالَ عَلِيٌّ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يَنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ فَلْيُحِبَّ لَهُمْ مَا […]

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Abdullah on Justice: If you want to be fair, treat others as yourself

May 25, 2017

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would love for himself to be just with people, then let him treat people the way he would love to be treated.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 10375 عن البيهقي قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْعُودٍ رضي الله عنه مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُنْصِفَ النَّاسَ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ […]

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Hadith on Justice: The Prophet accepts retaliation by his companion

April 24, 2017

Usaid ibn Hudair reported: While he was talking to people and telling jokes to make them laugh, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, poked him in the side with a staff. Usaid said, “Let me retaliate!” The Prophet said, “Take retaliation.” Usaid said, “Indeed, you are wearing a shirt and I am not.” […]

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Ali on Justice: Wrong no one as you would not love to be oppressed

April 9, 2017

Al-Muttaqi Al-Hindi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Make yourself a scale between you and others, and love for those besides you what you love for yourself and hate for them what you hate for yourself. Do not wrong others, as you would love not to be wronged. Be […]

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Ahnaf on Knowledge: I learned sacred knowledge by treating others as myself

April 9, 2017

Ibn Al-Mulaqqin reported: Al-Ahnaf ibn Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “From whom did you learn sacred knowledge?” Al-Ahnaf said, “From myself.” It was said, “And how is that?” Al-Ahnaf said, “If I hated something did by another, then I would never do the same to anyone else.” Source: al-Tawḍīḥ li-Sharḥ al-Jāmi’ […]

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Al-Kattani on Islam: The religion of Allah is truth, justice, and honesty

February 6, 2017

Al-Ghazali reported: Muhammad ibn Ali Al-Kattani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have found that the religion of Allah Almighty is built upon three pillars: truth, honesty, and justice. Truth is in the body, justice is in the heart, and honesty is in the mind.” Source: Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn 4/387 عن الغزالي عن […]

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