Forbearance الحلم

Hadith on Restraint: Controlling speech, anger, and apologizing

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever restrains his tongue, Allah Almighty will cover his faults. Whoever controls his anger, Allah Almighty […]

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Hadith on Consequences: Three people get what they deserve

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are three persons who will get what they deserve. No servant is wronged by an

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Ali on Freedom: Ali ibn al-Husayn emancipates his slave girl

‘Abd al-Razzaq reported: A slave girl belonging to Ali ibn al-Husyan, may Allah be pleased with him, poured out some water as he prepared to pray and she dropped the

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Fudayl on Forgiveness: Always recommend pardon, mercy, forbearance

Abdu Samad reported: Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If a man comes to you complaining about another man, then say: O brother, forgive him, as

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Abu Hatim on Hilm: Graceful patience to forgive without vengeance

Ibn Hibban reported: Abu Hatim, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Forbearance is most graceful when it is given despite having the power to take revenge.” Source: Rawḍat al-‘Uqalā

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Hadith on Retaliation: Equal punishment permitted, forgiveness is better

Ubayy ibn Ka’b reported: On the day of the battle of Uhud, sixty-four of the Ansar and six of the Muhajirun had fallen, one of whom was Hamza, and the

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Hadith on Dua: The Prophet teaches Ali what to say in distress

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, taught me to say when I was afflicted with distress, “There is no God but

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Hadith on Dua: The Prophet’s supplication for distress and sorrow

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would say at a time of distress, “There is no God but Allah, the Knowing, the Forbearing. There is

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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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Hadith on Anger: Teach me a saying to benefit me in the Hereafter

Al-Ahnaf ibn Qays reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, give me a word that will benefit me, but keep it short so I can understand it.” The Messenger

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Shafi’i on Debate: Best answer to a fool is silence

Imam al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said in his poetry, “If a fool speaks to you, do not answer him, for the best answer is silence. If you

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Fudayl on Tazkiyyah: Prophets and righteous have pure hearts

Abu Nu’aym reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It has been said that among the character of the prophets and chosen elect is the purity

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Ibrahim on Hilm: Toughest on Satan is a gentle, patient scholar

Abu Nu’aym reported: Ibrahim ibn Adham, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is said that nothing is harder upon Iblis (Satan) than a forbearing scholar. If he speaks,

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Abu Darda on Backbiting: Loan them your reputation until Judgment Day

Yahya ibn Sa’id reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I realized that people were like leaves with no thorns among them, but then they became thorns

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