Tag: Rulers الحكام

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 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 Authority: When wicked rulers rule, then look for the Hour

November 9, 2016

Abu Hurairah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings upon him, said, “When authority is given to those who do not deserve it, then wait for the Hour.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 59 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukahari عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا وُسِّدَ الْأَمْرُ إِلَى غَيْرِ أَهْلِهِ فَانْتَظِرْ […]

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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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Ali on Adultery: No punishment for the woman forced into adultery

May 11, 2016

Abdur Rahman As-Salami reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked to judge a woman who had been suffering from thirst. She had passed by a shepherd and asked him for water. The man refused to give her anything unless she offered herself to him, so she had intercourse with him. […]

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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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Sa’eed on Leadership: Advice to the Caliph to love Muslims as himself and his family

April 16, 2016

Ibn Asakir reported: Sa’eed ibn Amir said to Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, “O commander of the faithful! Fear Allah regarding people, yet do not fear people regarding Allah. Love for the Muslims what you love for yourself and your household, and hate for them what you hate for yourself and […]

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Hadith on Judgement: The best Muslims judge others as they want to be judged

April 16, 2016

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you know who are the foremost to the shade of Allah the Exalted on the Day of Resurrection?” They said, “Allah and his Messenger knows best.” The Prophet said, “They are those who accept the truth when they receive it, who […]

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David on Judgment: Judge people as yourself and love whoever loves Allah

April 15, 2016

Sa’eed ibn Abdul Aziz reported: The Prophet David, peace be upon him, said, “O Lord, how do I strive for you in the land with good will?” Allah said, “Remember me often, love those who love me whether they are black or white, judge people as you would judge yourself, and stay away from the […]

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David on Virtues: Allah loves those who perform these ten righteous deeds

April 13, 2016

Fadalah ibn Ubaid reported: David, peace be upon him, asked his Lord the Exalted about the most beloved deeds to him. Allah said, “They are ten deeds. If you do them, O David, you will not mention any of my creation but with good, you will not backbite any of my creation, and you will […]

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