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Hadith on Sunnah: The Prophet’s commands are like Allah’s commands

Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, what the Messenger of Allah has forbidden is like what Allah has forbidden.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2664 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ‌الْمِقْدَامِ بْنِ مَعْدِيكَرِبَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ مَا حَرَّمَ رَسُولُ …

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Ibn Abbas on Quran: Following Quran protects from misguidance, damnation

‘Ikramah reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Allah has guaranteed for one who follows the Quran that he will not be led astray in the world, nor be damned in the Hereafter.” Then, he recited the verse, “Thus, whoever follows My guidance will not be led astray or damned.” (20:123) Source: …

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Ibn Mas’ud on Salat: Catching up with the Imam in prayer

Abu al-Ahwas reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever does not catch the Imam while bowing, he has not caught that raka’ah.” Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá lil-Bayhaqī 2578 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Al-Nawawi said, “This we have mentioned about catching the raka’ah by catching the bowing is the correct …

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Abu Uthman on Suhbah: Friend to Allah, His Messenger, believers, and fools

Abu al-Husayn reported: Abu Uthman al-Hiri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Companionship with Allah Almighty is to have good manners, to always be reverent, and to be mindful. Companionship with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is to follow his Sunnah and adhere to the outward rulings. Companionship with …

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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, peace and blessings be upon him, as well as Abu Bakr and Umar.” Mu’awiyah ibn Qurrah added: Abdullah then prayed four cycles in Mina. It …

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Hadith on Sahaba: Virtues of Abu Bakr, Umar, ‘Ammar, and Ibn Mas’ud

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Follow the example of these two men from my companions after me, Abu Bakr and Umar. Be guided by the guidance of ‘Ammar and adhere to the advice of Ibn Mas’ud.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3805 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani …

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Hadith on Faith: Blessed is one who has faith without seeing him

Abdur Rahman al-Juhani reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, what do you think of one who has faith in you, believes in you, and follows you, but never saw you?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He is blessed. Again, he is blessed. Again, he is blessed.” Source: …

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Hadith on Salat: What the Imam and followers say in prayer

Abu Huraira reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah heard those who praise him,” he would say, “O Allah, our Lord, for you is praise.” When the Prophet bowed and raised his head, he would declare the greatness of Allah. When he stood from the two prostrations, he would say, …

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Ibn Umar on Sunnah: Ibn Umar naps as the Prophet napped

Nafi’ reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, would come to a tree between Mecca and Medina, and he would take a nap under it. He told people that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had done so. Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 1519 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ نَافِعٍ عَنِ …

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Hadith on Vices: Greed, caprice, and vanity are destructive vices

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three deeds are destructive vices: greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and everyone impressed by their own opinion.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 3976 Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عن ابْن عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ قَالَ …

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Hadith on Virtues: Three salvific virtues, three destructive vices

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three deeds are salvific virtues and three are destructive vices. As for salvific virtues, they are fear of Allah in public and private, a word of truth in pleasure or displeasure, and moderation in wealth or poverty. As for destructive vices, …

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Hadith on Deeds: Three expiations, salvific virtues, and destructive vices

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three deeds are destructive vices, three are salvific virtues, three are expiations, and three are a rise in ranks. As for destructive vices, they are greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and man being impressed with himself. As for …

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Malik on Adab: Duty of students to have good manners

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, it is the duty of a student of knowledge to behave with dignity, tranquility, and reverence, and to follow the way of those who came before him.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 619 عن ابن عبد البر قال مالك بن أنس …

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Abu Darda on Knowledge: Be a scholar, student, devotee, or follower

Al-Hasan reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Be a scholar, a student, a devotee, or a follower; do not be the fifth type lest you be ruined.” It was said to Al-Hasan, “Who is the fifth type?” Al-Hasan said, “A heretic.” Source: al-Madkhal ilā al-Sunan al-Kubrá 277 عَنِ الْحَسَنِ أَنَّ أَبَا …

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Ahmad on Sunnah: Do not blindly follow me, follow Sunnah

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Al-Awza’i had opinions, Malik had opinions, Sufyan al-Thawri had opinions. Each of them had opinions, and it is all the same to me. Indeed, the proof is only in the narrations.” In another narration, Ahmad said, “Do not uncritically follow me, …

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Abu Hanifa on Sunnah: Follow the Sunnah first, jurists second

Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said to his student Abu Yusuf one day, “Woe to you, O Ya’qub! Do not write down everything you hear from me. Indeed, I may have an opinion today and abandon it tomorrow, or I may have an opinion tomorrow and abandon it the …

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Shafi’i on Sunnah: Leave my opinion if it contradicts Sunnah

Al-Nawawi reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If a prophetic narration is authenticated and it contradicts my opinion, act according to the narration and abandon my opinion.” Source: al-Majmū’ Sharḥ al-Muhadhab 1/104 عن النووي عَنْ الشَّافِعِيِّ قَالَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ إذَا صَحَّ الْحَدِيثُ خِلَافَ قَوْلِي فَاعْمَلُوا بِالْحَدِيثِ وَاتْرُكُوا قَوْلِي 1/104 المجموع شرح المهذب

Hadith on Salvation: Fear of Allah, justice, moderation are salvific virtues

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three are destructive vices: greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and a man impressed with himself. Three are salvific virtues: justice in a time of pleasure or anger, moderation in a time of wealth or poverty, and the fear of …

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Hadith on Musa: Moses asks his Lord about six qualities

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Moses asked his Lord about six traits he thought he had, but the seventh he did not like. Moses said: O Lord, who is the most Godfearing of Your servants? Allah said: Those who remember and do not forget. Moses said: …

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Abu Hanifa on Adab: Scholars have best manners and character

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The stories and gatherings of the scholars are more beloved to me than a great deal of law, for they have the best manners and character.” Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm 582 عن ابن عبد البر عَنْ أَبِي حَنِيفَةَ رحمه الله قَالَ الْحِكَايَاتُ عَنِ …

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