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Hadith on Qadr: The Prophet never blamed his servants

Anas ibn Malik reported: I served the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, for ten years. He never blamed me if he ordered me to do something and I missed it or lost it. If someone in the household blamed me, the Prophet would say, “Leave him alone, for if it has been decreed, …

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Hadith on Da’wah: The Prophet arises to warn his family

Abu Huraira reported: When the verse, “Warn your closest relatives,” (26:214) was revealed to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, he said, “O assembly of Quraysh! Purchase your souls from Allah, for I cannot avail you from Allah at all. O tribe of Abdul Muttalib, I cannot avail you from Allah …

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Hadith on Despair: Never wish for death, only improvement

Umm al-Fadl reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, entered the home of Al-‘Abbas while he was complaining and wishing for death. The Prophet said, “O ‘Abbas, O uncle of the Messenger of Allah, do not wish for death. If you are a good-doer, your goodness will be added to your goodness and …

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Ibn Umar on Husayn: Ibn Umar weeps for the Prophet’s grandson

Ibn Umar reported: He heard that Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with them both, had set out to Iraq, so he met up with him three days out. Ibn Umar said, “What do you intend?” Al-Husayn said, “Iraq.” Ibn Umar said, “While you have papers and letters with you?” Al-Husayn said, “These letters …

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Hadith on Mahabbah: Love Allah, His Messenger, and Ahl al-Bayt

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Love Allah for the blessings by which He nourishes you, love me for the love of Allah, and love the people of my house for the love of me.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3789 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Tirmidhi عَنْ ابْنِ …

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Hadith on Faqr: Prepare for poverty if you love the Prophet

Abu Dharr reported: He came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Indeed, I love the people of your house!” The Prophet said to him, “By Allah? Then prepare to endure poverty, for poverty quickly approaches those who love us faster than a torrent flows from the highest hillock to …

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Hadith on Adhan: Pronouncing call to prayer in baby newborn’s ear

Abu Rafi’ reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, pronounce the call to prayer in the ear of Hasan ibn Ali after Fatimah gave birth to him. Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1514 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي رَافِعٍ قَالَ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَذَّنَ …

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Hadith on Hunger: The Prophet does not feed his family to their fill

Abu Huraira reported: By the One in whose hand is my soul, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, did not satiate his family with wheat bread for three consecutive nights until he departed from this world. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2976 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ وَالَّذِي …

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Ali on Dua: Every supplication to include blessing the Prophet

Al-Harith reported: Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Every supplication is veiled until one sends blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 721 Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عَنِ الْحَارِثِ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ رضي الله عنه قَالَ …

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Hadith on Ahl Bayt: The Prophet leaves his household to guide us

Zayd ibn Arqam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, I have left behind what will never lead you astray if you hold fast to them. One of them is greater than the other: the Book of Allah is a rope extended from the heavens to the earth, and …

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Hadith on Poverty: The Prophet’s family endures hardship, starvation

Aisha reported: We in the household of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, used to live for a whole month without cooking anything over a fire. We would have nothing to eat but dates and water. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2792 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ إِنْ كُنَّا آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى …

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Hadith on Mahdi: Earth to be filled with justice by the Mahdi

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Mahdi will be from my lineage, with a curved nose. He will fill the earth with justice and equity, just as it had been filled with tyranny and oppression. He will rule for seven years.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd …

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Hadith on Mahdi: The Mahdi is a descendant of Fatimah bint Muhammad

Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Mahdi will be from my offspring, among the descendants of Fatimah.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4284 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Taymiyyah عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْمَهْدِيُّ مِنْ عِتْرَتِي مِنْ وَلَدِ فَاطِمَةَ …

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Hadith on Mahdi: Allah will raise up the Mahdi in a single night

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Mahdi is from us, the prophetic household. Allah will set right his affairs in a single night.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4085 Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani ‘Ali al-Qari said, “Allah …

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Hadith on Mahdi: World will not end until appearance of the Mahdi

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The world will not pass away until the Arabs are ruled by a man from my household, whose name agrees with my name.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2230 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Tirmidhi عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بن مسعود قَالَ قَالَ …

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Hadith on Udhiyah: Supplication before sacrificing animals

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, ordered for a ram to be brought as a sacrifice. The Prophet took the ram and laid it on its side to prepare for slaughtering, then he said, “In the name of Allah, O Allah, accept it from Muhammad, the house of Muhammad, …

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Hadith on Qadr: Better to ask Allah for salvation in Hereafter

Abdullah reported: Umm Habibah, the wife of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, let me enjoy my husband, the Messenger of Allah, my father Abu Sufyan and my brother Mu’awiyyah.” The Prophet said, “You have asked Allah about terms already set, days already numbered, and provision already allocated. He does …

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Hadith on Tashahhud: What to say at the end of prayer

Ka’b ibn ‘Urjah reported: We asked, “O Messenger of Allah, how do we send blessings upon you and the people of the house? Allah has taught us how to send peace upon you.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Say: O Allah, send your grace upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, …

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Aisha on Muhammad: None had better character than the Prophet

‘Urwah reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “No one had better character than the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. No one from his companions or his family called upon him but that he would say: I am at your service. For this reason, Allah Almighty revealed the verse: …

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Hadith on Husayn: Hasan and Husayn are my two sweet-basils

Ibn Abi Nu’m reported: I watched Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, as he was asked about a man killing mosquitoes. Ibn Umar said, “Where are you from?” The man said, “The people of Iraq.” Ibn Umar said, “Look at this man! He asks me about killing mosquitoes when they killed the grandsons …

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