Tag: Leadership الإمامة

Hadith on Leadership: The most knowledgeable should lead in prayer

February 4, 2018

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best versed in the recitation of the Quran should lead the prayer. If they are equal in their recitation, then the one most knowledgeable of them in the Sunnah. If are equal in knowledge of the Sunnah, then the one […]

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Hadith on Prayer: O Allah, guide the Imams and forgive the callers

December 29, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Imam is responsible (for the prayer) and the caller to prayer is a trustee. O Allah, guide the Imams and forgive the callers.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 207 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Callers to prayer will be leaders on Judgment Day

December 18, 2017

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The callers to prayer will have the longest necks of the people on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 387 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim An-Nawawi said, “It is said that it means they are masters and chiefs, as the […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Recommendation to pray on time if Imam improperly delays

November 9, 2017

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “O Abu Dharr, how will you act if you encounter leaders who (improperly) delay the pray from its time or allow it to die altogether?” I said, “What do you command me to do?” The Prophet said, “Perform the […]

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Hadith on Tribulations: If there is no true Muslim leader, withdraw from all sects

July 12, 2017

Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The people used to ask the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about good, but I would ask about evil for fear it would overtake me. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we were in ignorance and evil and Allah sent us this good. Will there be evil […]

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Hadith on Jihad: Only jihad for the right reason and method is rewarded

February 4, 2017

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Expeditions are of two kinds. As for one who seeks the countenance of Allah, obeys the leader, spends in charity from his precious possessions, shows leniency to his colleagues, and avoids corruption, then the entirety of his sleep and vigilance […]

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Umar II on Humility: The caliph commands his son to sell his valuable jewelry

December 18, 2016

Al-Qurtubi reported: It reached Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, that his son purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so he wrote to him saying: Indeed, I have heard that you purchased a ring for a thousand coins, so sell it and feed a thousand starving people and buy a […]

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Hadith on Treachery: Years of deceit and misplaced authority will come

December 18, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Years of treachery will come over people in which liars are believed and the truthful are denied, the deceitful are trusted and the trustworthy are considered traitors, and the al-Ruwaybaḍah will deliver speeches.” It was said, “Who are the al-Ruwaybaḍah?” The […]

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Hadith on Humility: The Prophet is not a king, so do not fear

November 29, 2016

Abu Mas’ud reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and his voice trembled as he spoke to him. The Prophet said to him, “Be calm, for I am not a king. Verily, I am only the son of a woman who ate dried meat.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3312 […]

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Hadith on Obedience: Muslims must obey their leaders unless it involves sin

July 17, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever obeys me has obeyed Allah, and whoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. Whoever obeys my deputy has obeyed me, and whoever disobeys my deputy has disobeyed me.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6713, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1835 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to […]

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