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Hadith on Disasters: Death and earthquakes just before the Hour

Salamah ibn Nufayl reported: We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, as a man said, “O Messenger of Allah, were you given food […]

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Hadith on Jama’ah: All sects in Hellfire but united community

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the children of Israel split into seventy-one sects and this nation will surely split

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Hadith on Jama’ah: Unity is mercy, division is punishment

Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The united community is mercy and sectarianism is torment.” Source: al-Sunnah li-Ibn Abī ‘Āṣim 93

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Hadith on Ikhtilaf: Companions criticized leadership but remained united

Abdur Rahman ibn Yazid reported: Uthman, may Allah be pleased with him, prayed four cycles at Mina. Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said, “I prayed it as two cycles with the Prophet,

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Hadith on Gossip: Worst spread gossip, find faults, divide people

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most beloved to me are those of you with the best character, soft in

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Ayyub on Fatwa: Most ignorant people quickest to issue verdicts

Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah reported: Ayyub al-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most daring of people to issue religious verdicts are those with the least knowledge of the

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Hadith on Boycotts: They will not enter Paradise together if divided

Hisham ibn ‘Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is not lawful for a Muslim to boycott another Muslim for longer than three

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Shafi’i on Brotherhood: Be brothers, even if you disagree on issues

Yunus al-Sadafi reported: I have not seen anyone wiser than Imam al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him. I argued with him one day over an issue and then we

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Hadith on Fitnah: If no Muslim leader, withdraw from all sects

Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman reported: The people used to ask the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about good, but I would ask him about evil for fear

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Hadith on Sects: The Prophet warns of violent sectarianism ahead

Wathilah ibn al-Asqa’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you imagine that I will be the last of you to die? No doubt,

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Hadith on Fitnah: In the darkest trials, stay inside and hide

Jundub ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come after me a tribulation like the dark of night, in which a

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Hadith on Signs: Latter generations are worst in sectarianism

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first generations of this nation are the best of them, and the last of

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Hadith on Sects: Muslims split into sects because of whims, caprice

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No doubt, the people of the Book before you split into seventy-two sects and this religion will

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Hadith on Sects: Muslims will split into seventy-three sects

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Jews were divided into seventy-one or seventy-two sects, and the Christians were divided as well.

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Hadith on Sahaba: I enjoin you to follow my companions

Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I enjoin you to follow my companions, then those after them and those after them. Thereafter, falsehood

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Hadith on Khawarij: Rebels with beautiful preaching, evil deeds

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be division and sectarianism in my nation, and a people will come with

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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 Sultan: Be patient with tyranny from your rulers

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever sees something from his ruler that he hates, let him be patient. Whoever secedes from

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