Tag: Virtue الفضائل

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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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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Ibn Nadr on Men: Real manliness is smiling, kindness, and caring for others

March 18, 2018

Ahmad ibn Jamil reported: Muhammad ibn al-Nadr, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The first part of manhood is a cheerful face. The second part is loving kindness to people. The third part is fulfilling the needs of others.” Source: al-Mujālasah wa Jawāhir al-‘Ilm 828 عن أَحْمَدُ بْنُ جَمِيلٍ قَالَ قَالَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ النَّضْرِ […]

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Hadith on Faith: Modest, simple living is part of faith

March 12, 2018

Abu Umamah reported: The companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, mentioned the world one day. The Prophet said, “Do you not hear? Do you not hear? Verily, simple living is part of faith, simple living is part of faith.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4161 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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Sufyan on Patience: The believer needs patience like food and water

March 6, 2018

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The believer is in need of patience just as he is in need of food and drink.” Source: al-Ṣabr li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 84 عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيَّ رحمه الله قَالَ يَحْتَاجُ الْمُؤْمِنُ إِلَى الصَّبْرِ كَمَا يَحْتَاجُ إِلَى الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ 84 الصبر لابن أبي […]

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Sahl on Spirituality: Four qualities which make a saint

March 4, 2018

Abu Talib al-Makki reported: Sahl al-Tustari, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “All good is combined in these four traits, and by them the righteous replacements (al-abdal) became replacements: having slender bellies, silence, sleeplessness, and withdrawing from people.” Source: Qūt al-Qulūb 1/170 عن أبي طالب المكي قَالَ سَهْلٌ التُّسْتَرِيُّ رحمه الله اجتمع الخير كله […]

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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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Hadith on Modesty: Be shy before Allah as you would an authority figure

February 21, 2018

Sa’eed ibn Yazeed reported: He said to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, “Advise me.” The Prophet said, “I advise you to be modest in front of Allah Almighty as you would be modest in front of a righteous man among your people.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 5539 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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