Imam al-Shafi’i الإمام الشافعي

Shafi’i on Popularity: You cannot please everyone, benefit yourself instead

Yunus ibn ‘Abd al-‘Ala reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said to me, “Pleasing people is a goal you can never achieve, and I know of no way […]

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Hadith on Dhikr: Remembering Allah loudly or softly after prayer

Ibn Abbas reported: The people would raise their voices in remembrance as they left the obligatory prayers in the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Ibn

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Ibn Mas’ud on Salat: Catching up with the Imam in prayer

Abu al-Ahwas reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever does not catch the Imam while bowing, he has not caught that raka’ah.” Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá

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Umar on Wudu: The Caliph’s ablution from Christian’s jar

Aslam reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, performed ablution from the water of a Christian women in the jar of a Christian woman. Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá lil-Bayhaqī 129

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Shafi’i on Malice: Forgiveness relieved my soul of anxiety

Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, wrote in his poetry, “When I forgave and stopped holding malice against anyone, I relieved my soul of the worries of enmity.” Source:

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Shafi’i on Criticism: Delivering criticism in the best way, without hyperbole

Al-Muzanni reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, heard me one day as I said, “This narrator is a great liar!” Al-Shafi’i said to me, “O Abu Ibrahim, dress

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Hadith on Talaq: Prohibition of divorcing women during menstruation

Ibn Umar reported: He divorced his wife in the time of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while she menstruating. Umar ibn al-Khattab asked the Prophet

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Hadith on Marriage: Condemnation of Nikah Halala

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, cursed the one who marries a woman to overturn an irrevocable divorce and the man for

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Hadith on Nikah: Minimum legal requirements for valid marriage

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no marriage unless with a guardian and two credible witnesses. Any marriage contracted with less

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Hadith on Ashura: Fasting the 9th and 10th of al-Muharram

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, ordered fasting on the day of Ashura, the tenth of al-Muharram. Al-Tirmidhi said, “It is reported from

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Hadith on Ashura: Fasting day of Ashura with 9th of al-Muharram

Al-Hakam ibn al-A’raj reported: I went to Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, and I said, “Tell me about fasting the day of Ashura.” Ibn Abbas said, “When

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Umar on Inbreeding: Do not to marry within bloodlines, close cousins

Ibn Abi Mulaykah reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said to the house of Al-Sa’ib, “You have become frail, so marry intelligent people unrelated to you.”

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Shafi’i on Knowledge: No good in one who does not love knowledge

Ibn ‘Asakir reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever does not love knowledge, there is no good in him.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 5/408 عن ابن عساكر قال

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Hadith on Nawafil: Voluntary prayers separated from obligatory prayers

Mu’awiyyah reported: When you perform the Friday prayer, do not pray another prayer until you have spoken or left the mosque. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon

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Hadith on Ramadan: One portion of any food due for Zakat al-Fitr

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: We would bring for Zakat al-Fitr a portion of food, or a portion of barley, or a portion of dates, or a portion of cheese, or

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Hadith on Salat: No voluntary prayer after ‘Asr and Fajr, with exceptions

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, only prayed two cycles after the afternoon prayer because some property came to him, which occupied him from performing

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Shafi’i on Silence: Seek help in your words with silence, reflection

Al-Rabia’ ibn Sulayman reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seek help in speaking with silence, and in reasoning with reflection.” Source: al-Fawāʼid wal-Akhbār 25 عن الرَّبِيع بْن

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Hadith on Tarawih: Reward for praying with the Imam until he finishes

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, whoever stands for prayer in Ramadan with the Imam until he is finished, it will

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Hadith on Tarawih: The Prophet’s night prayer in Ramadan

Abu Salamah reported: He asked Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, “How was the night prayer of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, during Ramadan?”

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