Golden Rule القاعدة الذهبية

Ibn Abbas on Brotherhood: Treat him as you like to be treated

Mujahid reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be please with him, said, “Mention your brother when he is absent in the way you would love to be mentioned by him. Forgive

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Hadith on Fitnah: Tribulations coming one after another

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, no prophet came before me but that it was a duty upon him to

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Hadith on Love: Which handle of Islam is most reliable?

Al-Bara’ ibn ‘Azib reported: We were sitting with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Which handle of Islam is the most firm?” They said, “Prayer.”

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Hadith on Faith: Sweetness of faith to love for Allah

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would love to taste the flavor of faith, let him love a person only for the sake

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Hadith on Leadership: Rulers who do not treat their subjects as themselves

Ma’qil ibn Yasar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No one is appointed over the affairs of the Muslims and then he does not

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Yunus on Love: I encourage my soul to love others as myself

Ja’far ibn Burqan reported: I heard that Yunus ibn Ubaid, may Allah have mercy on him, was virtuous and righteous, so I wrote to him saying, “O brother, write to

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Hasan on Musa: Moses asks his Lord about all goodness

Hasan al-Basri reported: Moses, peace and blessings be upon him, asked his Lord about what encompasses all goodness. Allah said: Be a companion to people in the way you would

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Shafi’i on Knowledge: I desire no praise or credit for teaching

Ibn Abi Hatim reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I never debated anyone and loved for him to be wrong. There is no knowledge in my heart

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Hasan on Good Will: The Prophet’s companions spread good will on Earth

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man among the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

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Hadith on Speech: Speak as you like to be spoken to

Harmalah ibn Abdullah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what do you command me to do?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Harmalah,

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Abu Darda on Reciprocity: As you judge others, so you are judged

Abu Qilabah reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Be as you will, for as you judge you shall be judged.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal 765

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Ali on Justice: Treat others as you want to be treated

Ibn Asakir reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever desires to be fair to people, let him love for them as he loves for

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Abdullah on Justice: If you want to be fair, treat others as yourself

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever wishes for himself to be fair with people, let him treat people as he would love to

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Ali on Justice: Make a scale between you and others

Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Make yourself a scale between you and others. Love for those besides you what you love

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Ahnaf on Knowledge: Learn by treating others as yourself

Ibn al-Mulaqqin reported: Al-Ahnaf ibn Qays, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “From whom did you learn sacred knowledge?” Al-Ahnaf said, “From myself.” It was said, “And how

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Sufyan on Taqwa: Righteousness is to love people as yourself

Al-Tha’labi reported: Sufyan al-Thawri and Al-Fudayl, may Allah have mercy on them both, said, “The righteous man is he who loves for people what he loves for himself.” And Al-Junayd

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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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