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Umar on Servants: How can you prefer yourselves over your servants?

Ibn Abbas reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, passed by some people one day who were eating while their servants were standing. Umar said, “Why do […]

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Hadith on Gluttony: Charity better for you than eating too much

Ja’dah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, saw a man with a large belly. The Prophet pointed to his belly and he said, “If this had been

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Fudayl on Sincerity: Good will to love others more than yourself

Ibn ‘Asakir reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you love for people to be equal to you, you have not fulfilled sincerity for the

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Fudayl on Altruism: Let him not love for his sandal to be better

Ibn Rajab reported: Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said regarding the verse, “This is the home of the Hereafter that We make for those who desire

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Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

Al-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan al-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junayd

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Hadith on Altruism: Believers prefer others over their own selves

Abu Huraira reported: A man from the Ansar was hosting a guest and he had nothing with him but just enough food for himself and his children. The man said

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