Tag Archives: Statements of the pious

March, 2020

February, 2020

  • 24 February

    The bearer of the Quran is the bearer of the flag of Islam

    Question How reliable is this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The bearer of the Quran is the bearer of the flag of Islam. He who honours him has honoured Allah and whoever insults and despises him the curse of Allah is upon him.”

  • 19 February

    The true meaning of forgiving someone according to Abul Husayn Al Warraq

    Question Please provide exact reference of this narration and the Arabic text: Al Bayhaqi reports that Husayn Al Warraq (rahimahullah) said: “Nobility in pardon is that you do not mention the betrayal of your friend after you pardoned him.”

  • 14 February

    Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) on seeking excuses for a Muslim brother

    Question What is the reference and Arabic text for this narration? Muhammad ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) said: “If some news reaches you about your brother [i.e. an error or sin of his] then seek an excuse for him. If you do not find an excuse for him, then you should still say: He [definitely] has an excuse.’

  • 14 February

    Authenticity of the narration regarding good rulers and evil rulers

    Question What is the authenticity and Arabic text of the narration you have answered here? Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah Ta’ala: “O my Rabb! Your Majesty lies in the Heavens while we are on earth. What is the sign of Your Wrath and Pleasure? Allah Ta’ala said: “When I appoint the best of you to be your ruler, then …

  • 13 February

    How many people accepted Nuh’s (‘alayhis salam) message?

    Question It is commonly heard in talks that only between eighty (80) to eighty three (83) people accepted Islam in the time of Nabi Nuh (‘alayhis salam). Is there any proof for this statement?

  • 4 February

    Books that gather the statements/incidents of the Salaf

    Question Are there any books that specifically gather the sayings and anecdotes of the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) Tabi’un in relation to encouraging good deeds, zuhd (asceticism) and riqaq (narrations that soften the heart)? Which are the best and most reliable books to use for this purpose?

January, 2020

  • 23 January

    Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) explains what causes disgrace

    Question Kindly provide the reference and Arabic text for this: Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) was asked, “What makes a man lose his honour? He replied, ‘Talking too much, exposing people’s secrets and placing [hopes] and trust in every single person.'” (Ibn ‘Abdil Barr)

  • 20 January

    A mother’s marital advice to her daughter

    Question Can you provide please the authenticity and the Arabic text of this narration? Asma bintu Kharijah al Fazari said to her daughter when she was getting married: “You have left a nest in which you grew up and proceeding to a bed which you know not and a companion with whom you are not familiar. So become for him …

December, 2019

  • 19 December

    Music has the same ill effect as intoxicants

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Keep away from music, because it incites the feelings of lust, destroys shame, and it intoxicates like wine.” [Shu’abul Iman]