Ignorance الجاهلية

Hadith on Kufr: Unbelievers stay rigid until they break

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of the believer is that of a planted stalk. It stays rigid in one moment …

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Hadith on Trials: Better to be punished in world than Hereafter

Al-Hasan reported: A man saw a woman he recognized from the time of ignorance, so he talked to her and then left her. He turned back to look at her, …

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Hadith on Trials: Allah punishes a man out of mercy

Abdullah ibn Mughaffal reported: A man met a woman who was a prostitute in the time of ignorance and he played with her until he wanted to touch her. The …

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Hadith on Revolt: No excuse with Allah for unlawful rebellion

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever pulls his hand away from lawful obedience to the ruler, he will meet Allah …

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Hadith on Death: The Prophet hears them punished in the grave

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, entered a palm garden of the tribe of Al-Najjar one day, and he heard the voices of men …

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Hadith on Shirk: Seek refuge from associating idols with Allah

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, we seek refuge in You from associating any partners with You while we know, …

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Hadith on Khuruj: Rebels have rejected guidance of Islam

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever secedes from the community as much as a handspan has thrown the yoke of Islam …

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Hadith on Khuruj: Violent rebellion against Muslim ruler is ignorance

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “None of the people rebel against the ruler by as much as a handspan and die …

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Hadith on Ignorance: Sins excused if one genuinely does not know

Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: A man presented a water-skin filled with wine to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet said, “Do you know that …

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Fudayl on Sultan: Ignorant rulers ascend when believers disobey Allah

Ibrahim ibn al-Ash’ath reported: Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Allah Almighty revealed to some of His Prophets: When those who know Me disobey Me, I …

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Ma’ruf on Delusion: Foolish to rely on Allah’s mercy while disobeying Him

Ibn al-Jawzi reported: Ma’ruf al-Karkhi, may Alla have mercy on him, said, “Your hope in the mercy of the One you refuse to obey is nothing but delusion and foolishness.” …

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Hadith on Jahiliyyah: Four traits left over from pre-Islamic ignorance

Abu Malik al-Ash’ari reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Four traits in my nation are among the affairs of ignorance that they have not abandoned: boasting …

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Hadith on Evil: When to abandon enjoining good?

Anas ibn Malik reported: It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, when should we give up enjoining good and forbidding evil?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon …

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Sha’bi on ‘Ilm: Knowing one’s own ignorance is half of knowledge

Mughirah reported: Al-Sha’bi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The statement ‘I do not know’ is one half of knowledge.” Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 186 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to …

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Hadith on Signs: Hurry to good before six signs of the Hour

‘Abis al-Ghifari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Hasten to do good deeds before six signs: foolish leaders, proliferation of enforcement, bribery in judgment, …

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Hadith on Judges: Three types of judges, only one in Paradise

Buraydah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The judges are three kinds: two judges are in Hellfire and one judge is in Paradise. A man who …

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