Intention النية

Hadith on Jama’ah: Reward for intending congregational prayer, even if missed

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever performs ablution in the best manner, then sets out but finds that the people had […]

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Hadith on Recitation: Warning not to exaggerate with the Quran

Mihjan ibn al-Adra’ reported: I was eager to meet the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, one night, and he came out to fulfill one of his needs. The

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Hadith on Kufr: Allah may forgive anything but murder and disbelief

Mu’awiyah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah might forgive any sin except for a man who kills a believer on purpose or a man who

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Hadith on Gazing: Accidental glances forgiven, second are sinful

Ali reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not follow one glance at a woman with another. You are excused for the first but the second

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Hadith on Beauty: Islam is beautified by patient and tolerance

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him said, “Islam is beautified by two qualities: modesty and tolerance for the sake of Allah and

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Abdullah on Bid’ah: Rejection of apparently good or small innovations

Salamah al-Hamdani reported: We used to sit by the door of Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, before dawn prayer. When he came out, we would walk

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Hadith on Murder: Is there any repentance for the killer?

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one murdered will come with the scalp and head of his killer in his hand on the

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Umar on Ikhlaas: Make all my deeds sincere for Your sake

Al-Hasan reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say, “O Allah, make my deeds righteous, make them purely for Your sake, and do not let anyone else

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Hadith on Dishonesty: Sin to promise payment without intending to

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever marries a woman on the condition of a dowry he does not intend to pay to her,

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Hatim on Leadership: Believers seek good governance, hypocrites seek power

Al-Ghazali reported: Hatim al-Asamm, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The believer commands and prohibits for the sake of governance and he sets things right. The hypocrite commands and

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: No reward for worshipping with worldly motives

Ubayy ibn Ka’b reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Give glad tidings to this nation of honor, victory, and stability. Yet, whoever does a deed of

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Hadith on Istighfar: The Prophet supplicates for Allah’s forgiveness

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to supplicate with these words, “O Allah, forgive my faults, my ignorance, and my excesses in my

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Hadith on Trials: When Allah afflicts a Muslim in his body

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If Allah puts the Muslim servant to trial in his body, Allah says: Record his righteous deeds

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Haith on Jihad: No divine reward in fighting for spoils of war

‘Ubadah ibn al-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever joins a military campaign in the way of Allah with no intention but to

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Hadith on Niyyah: Night prayer intention recorded, even if he fell asleep

Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever comes to his carpet intending to stand for prayer at night, yet his eyes are overcome with

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Hadith on Deeds: Allah instructs angels how to record deeds

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah says to the angels: If My servant intends to commit a sin, do not record

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