Corruption الفساد

Hadith on Deeds: If the inward is good, the outward is good

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the deeds are only like vessels. If the bottom is clean, the top will be clean. […]

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Ibn Mubarak on Parenting: Be gentle with your children

Al-Ghazali reported: A man came to Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, and he complained about disrespect from his son. Ibn al-Mubarak said, “Have you supplicated against

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Hadith on Status: Love of worldly life dangerous to faith

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two ravenous, hungry wolves spending the night in a pen of sheep while its owners are

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Hadith on Taqwa: Godfearing pious are closest to the Prophet

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, dispatched him to Yemen, he went out with him to instruct Mu’adh as he was

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Malik on Rulers: Do not curse kings, rather repent to Allah

Salih al-Murri reported: Malik ibn Dinar, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have found in the Wisdom that Allah says: I am Allah, the King of kings. The

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Hadith on Ghuraba: Blessed are strangers who revive the Sunnah

‘Amr ibn ‘Awf reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the religion began as something strange and it will return to being strange, so

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Hatim on Leadership: Believers seek good governance, hypocrites seek power

Al-Ghazali reported: Hatim al-Asamm, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The believer commands and prohibits for the sake of governance and he sets things right. The hypocrite commands and

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A’mash on Rulers: Corruption among masses leads to evil rulers

Mansur ibn Abi al-Aswad reported: I asked Al-A’mash, may Allah have mercy on him, about the saying of the Exalted, “’Thus, We appoint some oppress as allies of one another

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Hadith on Gheerah: Protective jealousy that Allah loves and hates

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among protective jealousy is what Allah loves and hates. As for what Allah loves, it is

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Hadith on Bribery: Accepting a bribe is a great door of usury

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever intercedes for his brother and he is given a gift for it and he accepts it, he

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Umar II on Knowledge: Action without knowledge more harmful than good

Sa’id ibn Abdul Aziz reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, wrote to the people of Medina, “Whoever worships without knowledge will cause more harm than

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Hadith on Sham: If Syrians are corrupt, the Ummah is corrupt

Qurrah ibn Iyas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the people of Syria are corrupted, there will be no good in you. A

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Hadith on Military: Only jihad for the right reason is rewarded

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Military expeditions are two kinds. As for one who seeks the countenance of Allah, obeys

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Hadith on Islah: Allah and His Messenger love reconciliation

Abu Ayyub reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you of a charity beloved to Allah and His Messenger? That you

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Ibn Qayyim on Fatwa: Rulings may change by time, place, condition

Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, writes, “As for knowing the condition of people, this is a tremendous principle required of the scholar and judge. For if he

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Ibn Qayyim on Jama’ah: Even if you are alone, you are the Jama’ah

Ibn al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The united community is that which adheres to the truth, even if you are alone.” Nuaym ibn

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Wahb on Khawarij: Consequences of the Kharijite heresy, rebellion

Ibn Asakir reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I knew the early period of Islam. By Allah, the Kharijites never had a group except that

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Hadith on Dunya: Craving for wealth, status corrupt religion

Ka’b ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two hungry wolves roaming freely among a flock of sheep are less destructive to them

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