Tag Archives: Statements of the pious

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]

  • 4 December

    Speak less except when it comes to nine things

    Question Is this statement reliable? عن الربيع بن خثيم، قال: أقلوا الكلام إلا بتسع: تسبيح، وتهليل، وتكبير، وتحميد، وسؤالك الخير، وتعوذك من الشر، وأمرك بالمعروف، ونهيك عن المنكر، وقراءة القرآن

November, 2019

  • 27 November

    Imam Abu Hanifah’s (rahimahullah) response when told ‘Fear Allah!’

    Question Can you mention the reference for this? A man told Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) to fear Allah and he began shaking and became pale. Then Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) said: “May Allah reward you we need to be reminded of this”

  • 27 November

    ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding hope and fear

    Question Is this correctly attributed to Umar radiyallahu anhu: عن عمر بن الخطاب، قال: لو نادى مناد من السماء: أيها الناس، إنكم داخلون الجنة كلكم أجمعون إلا رجلا واحدا، لخفت أن أكون هو، ولو نادى مناد: أيها الناس، إنكم داخلون النار إلا رجلا واحدا، لرجوت أن أكون هو

  • 27 November

    Before Qiyamah, knowledge will become ignorance

    Question Can you mention the source of this narration? لا تقوم الساعة حتى يصير العلم جهلا والجهل علما

  • 25 November

    ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) only owned one upper garment

    Question Can you mention the source of this incident? عن عمارة بن أبي حفصة قال دخل مسلمة بن عبد الملك على عمر بن عبد العزيز يعوده فقال لأخته فاطمة إني أرى أمير المؤمنين قد أصبح باريا فلو غيرتم ثيابه فسكتت عنه ثم أعاد عليها. فقالت والله ما لأمير المؤمنين قميص غيره

  • 19 November

    Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would neaten their beards

    Question Is this narration authentic? Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah) said: “They [The Sahabah radiyallahu ‘anhum] used to trim the hair [from the area below the chin] and trim from the sides [of the beard, the hair exceeding one fist].”

  • 15 November

    Every love relationship is based on reciprocation

    Question Can you mention the source? كل محبة تكون لغرض/لعوض فإذا زال الغرض/العوض زالت المحبة

  • 14 November

    A Believer would only be seen in three places

    Question What is the status of this narration?  قال التابعي قتادة: كان المؤمن لا يرى إلا في ثلاثة مواطن: في مسجد يعمره، أو بيت يستره، أو حاجة لا بأس بها

  • 11 November

    Ibn Sirin’s (rahimahullah) advice during lightning

    Question What is the reference and Arabic text for this narration? Once a man asked Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah): “What do I say if I see lightning?” He said: ‘Close your eyes and remember Allah.'”

  • 1 November

    Ibn Shihab (rahimahullah) explains the vastness of ‘Aaishah’s (radiyallahu ‘anha) knowledge

    Question Could you provide reference for this? Ibn Shihab Az Zuhri (rahimahullah) said regarding Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha): “If the knowledge of ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was collected and [compared to] the knowledge of all people as well as the knowledge of the other wives of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), the knowledge of ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) would be …

October, 2019

  • 11 October

    Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) explains the meaning of humility

    Question Please mention the Arabic text and reference for this narration: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) said: “Humility is subjecting to what is right [the haqq] and submitting to/following it. If you hear it [haqq] from a child, you accept it, or even if you hear it from the most ignorant of people, you still accept it.” (Ibn Abid Dunya)

September, 2019

  • 27 September

    Yahya Al Ghassani was not oblivious of death

    Question Can you mention the Arabic text and reference for this narration? Also, what does it mean? Yahya Al Ghassani (rahimahullah) said “I never go to sleep telling myself that I’ll wake up” (Ibn Abid Dunya)