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Hadith on Guidance: The Prophet frowns, turns away from blind man

Aisha reported: The blind man Ibn Umm Maktum came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, guide me.” At […]

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Shafi’i on Masculinity: Four pillars of a true man

Al-Rabia’ reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Manhood is based upon four pillars: good character, generosity, humility, and cautious piety.” Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 19165 عن الربيع قال

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Hadith on Blessings: Allah blesses them as long as they give

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has people for whom He has assigned blessings to benefit His servants. He consolidates

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Umar on Dua: I am harsh, so make me gentle

Shaddad ibn Aws reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Allah, I am weak, so make me strong. I am harsh, so make me gentle.

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Hadith on Akhlaq: Continue your good habits from before Islam

Al-Sa’ib ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him, “O Sa’ib, look at the good character of your deeds in the time

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Urwah on Aisha: The Prophet’s wife was very generous, ascetic

‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, would give seventy thousand coins in charity while her clothes were covered in patches. Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 754 عَنْ

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Fudayl on Sincerity: Righteous became so by generosity, purity, sincerity

Abu Nuaim reported: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Those who achieved did not do so, in our view, with an abundance of fasts, nor prayers.

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Hasan on Akhlaq: Good character is generosity, charity, love

Al-Washa’ reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about good character and he said, “It is generosity, charitable giving, and loving kindness towards people.” Source: al-Muwashā

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Hadith on Akhlaq: Noble morals and manners leads to Paradise

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Noble character is among the deeds of Paradise.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ lil-Ṭabarānī 6675 Grade: Jayyid

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Hadith on Love: Allah honors those who love each other

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant does not love another servant for the sake of Allah Almighty but that Allah

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Hadith on Altruism: Buyer who pays more than is asked for

Anas ibn Malik reported: I went out with a man to the market and some merchandise was being sold, so I bartered with him. The seller said, “Thirty coins.” The

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Hasan on Faith: Description of the character of a true believer

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, from the character of the believer is strength in religion, determination with leniency, faith with certainty,

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Hadith on Character: What does the Prophet teach people?

Ibn Abbas reported: When Abu Dharr heard that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had appeared in Mecca, he said to his brother, “Ride to this valley and

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Umar on Sabr: Our best days were because of our patience

Abdulla ibn Mas’ud reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the best days we knew were due to patience. If patience were to take the

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Hadith on Humanity: All people are descendants of Adam

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, delivered a sermon to the people on the day Mecca was liberated. The Prophet said, “O people,

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Wahb on Moderation: Everything has balance, seek the middle ground

Abu Nu’aym reported: Wahb ibn Munnabih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, everything has two ends and a middle. If you hold one of the ends, the other

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Hadith on Charity: Generous person is close to Allah, close to Paradise

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The generous one is near to Allah, near to Paradise, near to the people, and far from the

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Hadith on Honor: Nobility is in the fear of Allah, al-Taqwa

Samurah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Honor itself is wealth, and nobility is in the fear of Allah.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3271 Grade: Sahih (authentic)

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Umar on Manhood: Masculinity is in reason, religion, character

Al-Mawardi reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The foundation of a man is his intellect, his honor is in his religion, and his manhood is

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