Tag: Patience الصبر

Ibn al-Mubarak on Anger: Good character is to abandon anger

February 22, 2018

Ibn Rajab reported: It was said to Ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, “Summarize good character for us in a single sentence.” Ibn al-Mubarak said, “Leave aside anger.” Ibn Rajab said, “The same explanation was offered by Imam Ahmad and Ishaq ibn Rahawayh, that good character is to leave aside anger.” Source: Jāmi’ […]

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Abu Darda on Marriage: Husband and wife should try to please each other

January 21, 2018

Ibrahim ibn Adham reported: Abu Darda said to his wife Umm Darda, may Allah be pleased with both of them, “If I become angry, then try to please me. If you become angry, then I will try to please you. Were we not to act this way, how quickly would we be separated!” Source: Rawḍat […]

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Hadith on Patience: The woman of Paradise because of her patience

December 7, 2017

Ata’ ibn Abi Rabah reported: Ibn Abbas said to me, “Shall I not show you a woman of Paradise?” I said, “Of course.” Ibn Abbas said, “There was a dark-skinned woman who came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and she said: Indeed, I suffer seizures and I become uncovered, so supplicate […]

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Hadith on Manners: The Prophet is polite to a vulgar, rude man

December 6, 2017

Aisha reported: A man sought permission to enter the home of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Prophet said, “Admit him, for wretched is the son of a hostile clan and wretched is the man of a hostile clan.” When the man entered, the Prophet spoke to him gently. Aisha said, […]

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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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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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Sa’eed on Forbearance: A real man does not disparage others

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Sa’eed ibn al-‘As, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have not insulted a man ever since I became a man.” Source: al-Ḥilm li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 119 عن ابن أبي الدنيا قَالَ سَعِيدُ بْنُ الْعَاصِ رحمه الله مَا شَتَمْتُ رَجُلا مُنْذُ كُنْتُ رَجُلا 119 الحلم لابن أبي الدنيا ستر زلة […]

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Hadith on Anger: A strong man controls his anger and defeats Satan

April 24, 2017

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by people wrestling and he said, “What is this?” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, this is a wrestler and none can wrestle like him!” The Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you who is even stronger than him? It is a man wronged […]

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Ahmad on Character: Part of good character is to be patient and retrain anger

March 10, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Imam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Good character is to not get angry or enraged. And good character is to patiently endure what comes from people.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 1/457 #18 عن ابن رجب قَالَ الْإِمَامُ أَحْمَدُ رحمه الله حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ لَا تَغْضَبَ وَلَا تَحْتَدَّ وَحُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ […]

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Hadith on Tribulation: In the darkest of trials, stay inside and hide yourselves

February 7, 2017

Jundub ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come after me a tribulation like the dark of night, in which a man will awaken as a believer and enter evening as an unbeliever, or awaken as an unbeliever and enter evening as a believer.” A man […]

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