Tag Archives: Statements of the pious

December, 2016

November, 2016

  • 22 November

    Abul ‘Ala Ash-Shikkhir (rahimahullah) on the bounty of intellect and a sound mind

    Question What is the reference for this narration? ما أعطي عبد بعد الإسلام أفضل من عقل صالح يرزقه ‘After Islam, a person is given nothing better than to be blessed with a sound mind’

  • 21 November

    Luqman Al Hakim advises his son regarding repentance

    Question What is the source for this narration? Luqman the wise said to his son, “O my beloved son! Do not delay in repentance [tawbah] for death will come to you suddenly”

  • 19 November

    Two qualities that harden the heart

    Question I have heard the following statement attributed to a Saint of the past. Could you tell me who was he? “Two things harden the heart; speaking too much and eating too much”

  • 18 November

    A beautiful way of addressing Allah Ta’ala (munajat)

    Question Do these words of munajat come in a Hadith? إِلَهِي سَمِعَ الْعَابِدُونَ بِذِكْرِكَ فَخَضَعُوا وَسَمِعَ الْمُذْنِبُونَ بِحُسْنِ عَفْوِكَ فَطَمِعُوا Ilahi sami’al ‘abiduna bidhikrika fakhada’u wa sami’al mudhnibuna bi husni ‘afwika fa tami’u

  • 11 November

    A father’s advice to his son, ‘Be a better person today than you were yesterday’

    Question Could you source this statement? عون بن عبد الله قال: أوصى رجل ابنه، فقال: يا بني، عليك بتقوى الله، وإن استطعت أن تكون اليوم خيرا منك أمس، وغدا خيرا منك اليوم فافعل

October, 2016

  • 7 October

    ‘Do not feed our children Haram’

    Question Is the following narration reliable?: :كانت المرأة من الصحابة إذا خرج زوجها في الصباح لطلب الرزق تقول له يا أبو فلان، اتق الله فينا، ولا تأتنا إلا بالحلال الطيب، فإنا نصبر على الجوع ولا نصبر على حر نار جهنم

August, 2016

  • 19 August

    Rectifying one’s relationship with Allah Ta’ala

    Question Is this a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam)? If not, who was this said by? لا يحسن عبد فيما بينه وبين الله، إلا أحسن الله ما بينه وبين العباد، ولا يعور ما بينه وبين الله، إلا عور فيما بينه وبين العباد “A person does not set things right between himself and Allah but that Allah will set …

February, 2016

January, 2016

  • 26 January

    A reward for reciting Quran after Fajr

    Question Is the following narration authentic? “One who recites the Holy Quran looking inside after Fajr salah and reads one hundred verses gets a reward as large as the entire world”

December, 2015

November, 2015

  • 5 November

    Saying a durud (salutation) seventy times at the grave of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question What is status of following Hadith and can it be quoted? It is reported that when a person stands at the grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and recites the verse: إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ  (Innallah Wa Mala-Ikatahu Yu Salluna ‘Alan Nabi), (Surah Al Ahzab, verse: 56) and then says seventy times ‘sallallahu ‘alayka Ya Muhammad’ …

October, 2015

  • 29 October

    The importance of takbir ula according to a Tabi’i

    Question Kindly translate the following and is it suitable to quote? ‏عن إبراهيم رحمه الله قال إذا رأيت الرجل يتهاون في التكبيرة الأولى  فاغسل يدك منه