Lesser Idolatry الشرك الأصغر

Hadith on Shirk: Lesser idolatry to love injustice, hate justice

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Idolatry is more hidden in my nation than an ant crawling over a smooth rock in the […]

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Hadith on Shirk: Safeguarding oaths and phrases from lesser idolatry

Qutaylah reported: A Jewish man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Indeed, you are setting up rivals with Allah and associating partners with

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Hadith on Talismans: The Prophet orders all charms removed

Abu Bashir reported: He was with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, in one of his travels. The Prophet sent a messenger, saying, “Do not leave

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Hudayfah on Shirk: Wearing good luck charms is lesser idolatry

Ghazrah reported: Hudhayfah, may Allah be pleased with him, entered the home of a sick man and he saw him wearing a luck charm on his arm. Hudhayfah cut it

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Hadith on Shirk: How to protect from lesser idolatry?

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O people, beware of this idolatry, for it is more hidden than a crawling ant!” It

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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 Amulets: Wearing good luck charms an act of idolatry

‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, received a group of men and he accepted the pledge of nine of them, while he

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Hadith on Riya: The Prophet fears hidden lusts, showing off in worship

Abdullah ibn Zayd reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, what I fear most for you after me is ostentation and hidden lusts,” meaning adultery. Source:

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: Allah will expose hypocrites on Judgment Day

Jundub reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever acts to be heard, Allah will make him heard. Whoever acts to show off, Allah will

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Abu Darda on Nifaq: Beware of hypocrisy of reverence, humility

Muhammad ibn Sa’d reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Seek refuge in Allah from the reverence of hypocrisy.” It was said, “What is the reverence of

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Sufyan on Honesty: You must be truthful in everything you do

Abu Nu’aym reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “You must be honest in all things. Beware of lying and treachery and sitting with those who commit

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Hadith on Shirk: Beware lesser idolatry, ostentation in worship

Ma’qil ibn Yasar reported: I departed with Abu Bakr to meet the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Prophet said, “O Abu Bakr, there is idolatry among

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Hadith on Sincerity: Make your deeds pure for Allah alone

Al-Dahhak ibn Qays reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty says: I am the best partner. Whoever associates another partner with Me, then

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Hadith on Spells: Amulets and charms are forbidden medicine

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, magic spells, amulets, and charms are acts of idolatry.” Abdullah’s wife, Zaynab, said, “Why do you

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Hadith on Omens: Following omens an act of idolatry

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever turns back from something due to seeing an omen, he has committed idolatry.” They

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Hadith on Knowledge: Warning to study Islam for worldly reasons

Ka’b ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks knowledge to impress the scholars, to argue with the foolish, or to attract the attention

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Hadith on Knowledge: Never study Islam for worldly reasons

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks knowledge that should be sought for the sake of Allah Almighty, but only to

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Hadith on Charity: Never belittle the charity of believers

Abu Mas’ud reported: When the verses of charity were revealed, we were employed to transport it. A man came and gave many things in charity. They said, “He is showing

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Hadith on Yemen: Faith is Yemeni, peace among sheep

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Faith is from Yemen and unbelief is from the east. Tranquility is found among people who

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