When Allāh loves a slave

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: إِذَا أَحَبَّ اللَّهُ عَبْدًا حَمَاهُ الدُّنْيَا كَمَا يَظَلُّ أَحَدُكُمْ يَحْمِي سَقِيمَهُ الْمَاءَ When Allāh loves a slave, He prevents him from the world just as one of you prevents his sick from water. — Narrated by Qatādah ibn an-Nuʾman رضي الله عنه Dalīl: Jāmiʿ at-Tirmidhī #2036, Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ #282, Mishkāt … Continue reading When Allāh loves a slave

All good is charity

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: كُلُّ مَعْرُوفٍ صَدَقَةٌ All good is charity. — Narrated by Jābir ibn ʿAbdullāh رضي الله عنه Dalīl: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī #6071, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim #1005, Musnad Aḥmad #23252, Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ #1893, Bulūgh al-Marām #1462, al-Adab al-Mufrad #304, Takhrīj at-Targhīb 3/264, Sunan Abū Dāwūd #4947, Jāmiʿ at-Tirmidhī #1970, Ṣaḥīḥ ibn Ḥibbān #3378, al-Kāmil fī Ḍuʿafā‘ … Continue reading All good is charity

The Trial of this Ummah

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: إِنَّ لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ فِتْنَةً وَفِتْنَةُ أُمَّتِي الْمَالُ Verily, for every nation there is a trial, and the trial of my nation is wealth. — Narrated by Kaʾb ibn ʿIyāḍ رضي الله عنه Dalīl: Musnad Aḥmad #17471, Jāmiʿ at-Tirmidhī #2336, Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ #2148, Jāmiʿ Bayān al-ʿĪlm wa al-Faḍlihi #882, Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ … Continue reading The Trial of this Ummah

Do not seek knowledge to boast

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: لاَ تَعَلَّمُوا الْعِلْمَ لِتُبَاهُوا بِهِ الْعُلَمَاءَ وَلاَ لِتُمَارُوا بِهِ السُّفَهَاءَ وَلاَ تَخَيَّرُوا بِهِ الْمَجَالِسَ فَمَنْ فَعَلَ ذَلِكَ فَالنَّارُ النَّارُ Do not seek knowledge in order to show off in front of the scholars or to argue with the foolish, and do not choose the best seat in a gathering … Continue reading Do not seek knowledge to boast

Two hungry wolves

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: مَا ذِئْبَانِ جَائِعَانِ أُرْسِلاَ فِي غَنَمٍ بِأَفْسَدَ لَهَا مِنْ حِرْصِ الْمَرْءِ عَلَى الْمَالِ وَالشَّرَفِ لِدِينِهِ Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep are no more destructive to them than a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his religion. — Narrated by Kaʾb … Continue reading Two hungry wolves

Knowledge that benefits

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: سَلُوا اللَّهَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَتَعَوَّذُوا بِاللَّهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ Ask Allāh for knowledge that benefits, and seek refuge in Allāh from knowledge that does not benefit. — Narrated by Jābir ibn ʿAbdullāh رضي الله عنه Dalīl: Muṣannaf ibn Abī Shaybah #34347, Sunan ibn Mājah #3843, Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ #3635, Jāmiʿ … Continue reading Knowledge that benefits

If there were a Prophet after The Prophet ﷺ

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: لَوْ كَانَ بَعْدِي نَبِيٌّ لَكَانَ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ If there had been a Prophet after me, it would have been ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb. — Narrated by ʿUqbah ibn ʿĀmir رضي الله عنه Dalīl: Jāmiʿ at-Tirmidhī #3686, Musnad Aḥmad #17405, al-Mustadrak ʿalá aṣ-Ṣaḥīḥayn #4495, Silsilah al-Aḥādīth aṣ-Ṣaḥīḥah #327, al-Muʾjam al-Kabīr 17/257, Tārīkh … Continue reading If there were a Prophet after The Prophet ﷺ

Virtue of the elders

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: .البَرَكةُ مع أكابِرِكم Blessings are with your elders. — Narrated by ibn ʿAbbās رضي الله عنه Dalīl: al-Mustadrak ʿalá aṣ-Ṣaḥīḥayn 1/62, Ṣaḥīḥ ibn Ḥibbān #559, al-Muʾjam al-Awsaṭ #8991, Ḥilyah al-Awliyā’ 8/172, Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ #2884, Jāmiʿ Bayān al-ʿĪlm wa al-Faḍlihi #751, at-Targhīb wa at-Tarhīb #94, Silsilah al-Aḥādīth aṣ-Ṣaḥīḥah #1778, Maʿrifah ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth P. 48, Tārīkh Baghdād … Continue reading Virtue of the elders

Signs of the Hour

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: إِنَّ مِنْ أَشْرَاطِ السَّاعَةِ أَنْ يُرْفَعَ الْعِلْمُ، وَيَثْبُتَ الْجَهْلُ، وَيُشْرَبَ الْخَمْرُ، وَيَظْهَرَ الزِّنَا From the signs of the Hour is that knowledge will be lifted, ignorance will spread, (abundant) consumption of alcohol, and appearance of fornication. — Narrated by Anas ibn Mālik رضي الله عنه Dalīl: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī #80, … Continue reading Signs of the Hour

Death of the scholars

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ انْتِزَاعًا، يَنْتَزِعُهُ مِنَ الْعِبَادِ، وَلَكِنْ يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ بِقَبْضِ الْعُلَمَاءِ، حَتَّى إِذَا لَمْ يُبْقِ عَالِمًا، اتَّخَذَ النَّاسُ رُءُوسًا جُهَّالاً فَسُئِلُوا، فَأَفْتَوْا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ، فَضَلُّوا وَأَضَلُّوا Indeed, Allāh does not seize knowledge by snatching it from the people, but He seizes knowledge by taking the scholars … Continue reading Death of the scholars