Tag: Manners الادب

Salman on Servants: Salman helps his servant with the house chores

April 17, 2018

Abu Qilabah reported: A man entered the home of Salman, may Allah be pleased with him, while he was kneading dough. The man said, “What is this?” Salman said, “We sent out the servant on an errand and we dislike for him to have two tasks at once.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 657 عَنْ أَبِي قِلابَةَ […]

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Hadith on Cruelty: The Prophet prohibits cruelty to slaves and servants

April 17, 2018

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: Zanba Abu Rawh found his servant boy with a servant girl, so he maimed his nose and castrated him. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came and he said, “Who did this to you?” The boy said, “Zanba.” The Prophet summoned him and he said, “What made you do […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Protect prayer from disruption with a barrier

April 15, 2018

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If one of you stands for prayer, he is screened by a barrier (sutrah) if there is an object before him like the back of saddle. If there is nothing like the back of a saddle before him, his prayer is […]

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Hadith on Supplication: Allah is too shy to turn away a sincere prayer

April 13, 2018

Salman al-Farsi reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah is shy and generous. He would be ashamed, when a man raises his hands to him, to turn them away empty and unfulfilled.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3556 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ سَلْمَانَ الْفَارِسِيِّ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Hadith on Women: The best men are best in character to women

April 5, 2018

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are those who are best to women.” Source: al-Mustadrak ‘alá al-Ṣaḥīḥayn 7407 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Al-San’ani said, “It is likely that it includes daughters, sisters, and other women like them.” Source: al-Tanwīr Sharḥ al-Jāmi’ al-Ṣaghīr 6/33 […]

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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 Greed: If meat did not decay, the rich would hoard it all

April 4, 2018

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Were is not for the children of Israel, meat would not spoil. Were it not for Eve, a wife would not betray her husband.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3152, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1470 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim Ibn […]

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Dawud on Divorce: The worst men divorce their wives for trivial reasons

March 27, 2018

Raja’ reported: Dawud ibn Abi Hind, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I sat with the learned jurists and I found my religion with them. I sat with the preachers and I found softness in my heart. I sat with the elders of people and I found manhood among them. I sat with the […]

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Ayyub on Manhood: A real man forgives others and overlooks their faults

March 27, 2018

Abdullah ibn Shumait reported: Ayyub al-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not hit the mark, nor fulfill his manhood, until he has two characteristics: Forgiving people and overlooking their faults.” Source: al-Murū’ah 106 عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ شُمَيْطِ قَالَ قَالَ أَيُّوب السَّخْتِيَانِي رحمه الله لَا يَنْبُلُ الْمَرْءُ وَلَا تَتِمُّ مُرُوءَتُهُ […]

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Ahnaf on Manhood: True men are forbearing and forgiving

March 27, 2018

Al-Mada’ini reported: It was said to Ahnaf ibn Qais, may Allah have mercy on him, “What is manhood?” Ahnaf said, “Forbearance at a time of anger and forgiveness at a time of power.” Source: al-Murū’ah 64 عن الْمَدَائِنِي قَالَ قِيلَ لِلْأَحْنَفِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ رحمه الله مَا الْمُرُوءَةُ فَقَالَ الْحِلْمُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ وَالْعَفْوُ عِنْدَ الْقُدْرَةِ 64 المروءة […]

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