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Ibn Sireen on Conscience: Allah makes his heart admonish him

Habib reported: Ibn Sirin, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If Allah wills good for a servant, He appoints a preacher from his heart to command and prohibit him.” […]

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Salaf on Nifaq: Companions fear they will become hypocrites

Al-Bukhari reported: Ibn Abi Mulaykah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I met thirty companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and each one of them

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Salaf on Moderation: Devil pleased with either extremism or leniency

Sa’id ibn Dawud reported: Makhlad ibn al-Husyan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Allah never recommends something to His servants but that Satan interferes with it in one of

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Jesus on Paradise: Store up your treasures in heaven

Ibrahim al-Taymi reported: Jesus, upon him be peace, said, “Place your treasures in heaven, for the heart of a man is with his treasure.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal 313

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Ahmad on Dunya: The Great Imam never speaks of worldly matters

Abu Dawud al-Sijistani reported: The circle of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah be pleased with him, was a circle of the Hereafter, as he would not mention the affairs of

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Abdul Wahid on Contentment: Pleasure with Allah’s decree is Paradise of this world

Al-Sarri ibn Hassan reported: Abdul Wahid ibn Zayd, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Contentment is one of the greatest doors to Allah, the Paradise of this world, and

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Ibn Umar on Qadr: Accepting Allah’s decree at death of a beloved

Nafi’ reported: A son of Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, complained of an illness and Ibn Umar was very distraught over him so much that some

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Abdullah on Qadr: Eating hot coals better than opposing Allah’s decrees

Al-Hasan reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I taste a hot coal, scorching or leaving what it may, is more beloved to me than

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Abu Darda on Qadr: Peak of faith is acceptance of Allah’s decree

Al-Lalaka’i reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The pinnacle of faith is in four things: patience with the judgment of Allah, pleasure with the decree of

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Abdullah on Qadr: Accept Allah’s decree with patience or gratitude

Qays ibn Khabtar reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Accept two things you dislike: death and poverty. By Allah, there is nothing but richness and

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Umar on Qadr: I accept Allah’s decree, like it or not

Sufyan reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I do not care if I wake up to what I like or dislike, for I do not

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Umar II on Qadr: O Allah, content me with Your divine decree

Yahya ibn Sa’id reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, would supplicate often, saying, “O Allah, make me pleased with Your decree and bless me in

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Ali on Qadr: Acceptance of Allah’s decree even if unpleasant

Al-Agharr reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, upon him be peace, saw ‘Adi ibn Hatim in dismay. Ali said, “O ‘Adi, what is wrong that I see you sad and distressed?”

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Shafi’i on Popularity: You cannot please everyone, benefit yourself instead

Yunus ibn ‘Abd al-‘Ala reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said to me, “Pleasing people is a goal you can never achieve, and I know of no way

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Sa’id on Salah: Visualizing the Day of Resurrection in prayer

Abu Abdur Rahman reported: I said to Sa’id ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, “O Abu Muhammad, what is this weeping that confronts you in your prayer?”

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Ahmad on Rulers: Supplication for guidance of Caliphs and Imams

Abu Bakr al-Marrudhi reported: I heard Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, mentioning the Caliph al-Mutawakkil and he said, “Indeed, I pray for his righteousness and well-being.”

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Ghazali on Tafakkur: Visualizing the Judgment Day in quiet reflection

Al-Ghazali reported: Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, said to Sahl ibn ‘Ali as he was in silent contemplation, “Where have you gone?” Sahl said, “The Bridge

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Ibn Mas’ud on Shaytan: Devil incites worldly people until they kill

‘Amr ibn Maymun reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, Satan went around a gathering that was remembering Allah to tempt them, but he was unable

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Fudayl on Music: Singing tempts people to commit adultery

Al-Husayn ibn Abdur Rahman reported: Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Singing is the invocation of adulterers.” Source: Dhamm al-Malāhī li-Ibn Abī al-Dunyā 55 عَنِ الْحُسَيْنُ

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