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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 […]

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Sufyan on Reason: Intelligent person follows good, avoids evil

Bishr ibn al-Harith reported: Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The reasonable person is not one who merely recognizes good and evil. Rather, the reasonable person

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Malik on Sunnah: If my opinion contradicts Sunnah, leave it

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I am only a human being. I make mistakes and I am correct, so investigate my

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Shafi’i on Sunnah: Do not be amazed until he follows Sunnah

Yunus ibn Abdul ‘Ala reported: I said to Al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, “Our companion Layth ibn Sa’d would say: If you see a man walking on water,

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Hadith on Sunnah: Are you commanded to follow Umar or the Prophet?

Salim reported: A man from Syria asked Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, about continuing after Umrah to Hajj. Ibn Umar said, “It is lawful.” The man

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Hadith on Sunnah: Let not one of you reject the Prophet’s commands

Aslam al-Qibti reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Let me not find one of you reclining on his couch, when a command or prohibition

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Hadith on Salat: Four raka’at of recommended prayer before ‘Asr

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would pray four cycles before afternoon prayer, separating them with the invocation of peace upon the favored

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Hadith on Pilgrimage: Touch the black stone, but it has no special powers

‘Abis ibn Rabi’ah reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, came to the black stone and he kissed it. Umar said, “Verily, I know you are only

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Hadith on Caliphs: After the Prophet, follow Abu Bakr and Umar

Hudhayfah reported: We were sitting with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Verily, I do not know how much longer I will remain with you.

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Hadith on Tafsir: Beware deviants misusing unclear verses

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, recited the verse, “It is He who revealed the Book to you in which are decisive verses that

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Hadith on Ummah: The Prophet will be pleased with his nation

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, recited the saying of Allah Almighty about Abraham, upon him be peace, “My Lord, the idols have misled

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Hadith on Quran: Verses of the sealed testament of Muhammad

‘Alqamah reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would like to look at the testament upon which is the seal of Muhammad, peace and blessings

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Hadith on Sunnah: I have left you with the Book, the Sunnah

Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I have left you with two matters which will never lead you astray, as long as you

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Hadith on Sects: Only followers of Sunnah and Sahaba enter Paradise

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “What comes over my nation will surely be what came over the children of Israel,

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Hadith on Salat: Pray as you see the Prophet praying

Malik ibn al-Huwayrith reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Pray as you have seen me praying. When the time of prayer arrives, let one of you

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Hadith on Bid’ah: Muslims make same mistakes as previous nations

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You will surely follow the path of those before you, step by step and inch

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Hadith on Islam: This is the straight path to Allah

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, drew a line in the sand with his hand and he said, “This is the straight path

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Hadith on Sunnah: Follow the Prophet, beware of innovation

Al-‘Irbad ibn Sariyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, prayed with us one day. Then, he faced us and delivered an eloquent sermon that brought

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Hadith on Tribalism: Whoever dies for tribalism dies in ignorance

Jundab ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is killed under the banner of blind following, who calls to tribalism or supports tribalism,

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