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Umar on Humility: Playful with family, but a man when needed

Abu Najih reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I am certainly amazed that a man can be with his family like a child, but if he is […]

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Hadith on Masculinity: Manhood in religion, reason, character

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The nobility of a man is in his religion, his manhood is in his intellect, and his honor

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Fudayl on Manhood: Character flaws dishonor religion, masculinity

Ibn Asakir reported: Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever has bad character has dishonored his religion, his reputation, and his manhood.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 48/414

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Hadith on Gheerah: Protective jealousy that Allah loves and hates

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among protective jealousy is what Allah loves and hates. As for what Allah loves, it is

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Shafi’i on Masculinity: Four pillars of a true man

Al-Rabia’ reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Manhood is based upon four pillars: good character, generosity, humility, and cautious piety.” Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 19165 عن الربيع قال

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Dawud on Talaq: Worst men divorce their wives for trivial reasons

Raja’ reported: Dawud ibn Abi Hind, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I sat with the learned jurists and I found my religion with them. I sat with the

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Ayyub on Manhood: Real men forgive others, overlook their faults

Abdullah ibn Shumayt reported: Ayyub al-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “A man will not hit the mark, nor fulfill his manhood, until he has two characteristics: Forgiving

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Ahnaf on Manhood: True men are forbearing, forgiving

Al-Mada’ini reported: It was said to Al-Ahnaf ibn Qays, may Allah have mercy on him, “What is manhood?” Al-Ahnaf said, “Forbearance at a time of anger, and forgiveness at a

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Ibn Nadr on Men: Real manliness is smiling, kindness, caring

Ahmad ibn Jamil reported: Muhammad ibn al-Nadr, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The first part of manhood is a cheerful face. The second part is loving kindness to

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Hadith on Hijab: Men must respect women, not stare at them

Ibn Abbas reported: Al-Fadl was riding with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and a woman from Khash’am came. Al-Fadl began to stare at her and

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Sa’id on Hilm: A real man does not disparage others

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Sa’id ibn al-‘As, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have not insulted a man ever since I became a man.” Source: al-Ḥilm li-Ibn Abī

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Hadith on Women: Best men treat women in best manner

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are the best to their women.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 1978

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Umar on Men: Real men are trustworthy, honorable to others

Ibn al-Mubarak reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not let yourselves be impressed by the roar of a man. Rather, if he fulfills the

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Bushanji on Futuwwa: Whoever loves his brother is chivalrous

Ibn Asakir reported: Abu al-Hasan al-Bushanji, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about chivalry and he said, “Chivalry is with you in a verse from the Book of

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Hadith on Ta’zir: Pardon criminal punishments if possible, except hudud

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Waive the punishments with magnanimity, for that is part of righteousness.” In another narration, the Prophet

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Ahnaf on Envy: No rest for the envious, hateful

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Al-Ahnaf ibn Qays, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Five are as I say: There is no rest for the envious, there is no manhood for the

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Ibn Mubarak on Respect: Do not belittle three types of people

Al-Dhahabi reported: Ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is a duty upon the wise man not to belittle three persons: the scholars, the authorities, and his

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Umar on Manhood: Masculinity is in reason, religion, character

Al-Mawardi reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The foundation of a man is his intellect, his honor is in his religion, and his manhood is

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