Tag: Righteous Predecessors السلف الصالح

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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Hadith on Wudu: Permission to perform multiple prayers with single ablution

December 4, 2017

Buraida reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, prayed multiple prayers on the day of liberation with a single ablution and he wiped over his leather socks. Umar said to him, “You have done something today you have not used to do.” The Prophet said, “I have done it on purpose, O Umar.” […]

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Salaf on Fasting: A purpose of fasting is to remember the poor and starving

May 24, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors were asked, “Why has fasting been instituted?” They said, “That the rich will taste hunger and thus will not forget the hungry.” Source: Laṭāʼif al-Maʻārif 1/168 عن ابن رجب وسئل بعض السلف لم شرع الصيام قال ليذوق الغني طعم الجوع فلا ينسى الجائع 1/168 لطائف المعارف لابن […]

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Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

March 22, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junaid ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The righteous man is not he who loves for people what he loves for himself. Rather, […]

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Salaf on Satan: The devil celebrates bloodshed, unbelief, and fear

October 27, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Some of the righteous predecessors (al-salaf) said, “When Iblīs and his soldiers gather, they do not rejoice for anything as much as three things: a believer who kills a believer, a man who dies upon unbelief, and a heart in which is fear of poverty.” Source: Ṭarīq al-Hijratayn 1/33 عن ابن القيم […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Asceticism: The companions were better due to their desire of the Hereafter

April 27, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Yazeed reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “You strive for longer and you perform more prayers than the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, yet they are better than you.” They said, “Why is that?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “They were less interested […]

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Hadith on Companions: The Prophet explains the virtues of his senior companions

April 17, 2016

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most merciful of my nation is Abu Bakr. The strongest of them in the affair of Allah is Umar. The most sincere of them in modesty is Uthman. The best reciter of the Book of Allah among them is […]

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Tawus on Love: All the scriptures are summed up in love for people as yourself

April 12, 2016

Abdullah Al-Hashimi reported: I came to Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, and he said to me, “You may ask and make it concise.” I said, “If you are concise, then I will be concise.” Tawus said, “Would you like me to summarize in this sitting all of the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, […]

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Hadith on Faith: Let him treat people the way he would love to be treated

April 12, 2016

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first generations of this nation are the best of them, and the last of them are the worst of them in differing and sectarianism. Thus, whoever has faith in Allah and the Last Day, then let him meet his […]

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Abu Hanifa on Character: The scholars have the best manners and character

March 13, 2016

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The stories and gatherings of the scholars are more beloved to me than a great deal of jurisprudence (fiqh), for they have the best manners and character.” Mālik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, it is the duty […]

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