Negligence الغفلة

Hadith on Gluttony: Party animals in Ummah turn into monkeys and pigs

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Some people from this nation of mine will spend the night eating, drinking, and partying, but by the morning they will have transformed into apes and swine.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Ṣaghīr lil-Ṭabarānī 168 Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) …

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Hadith on Dhikr: People of Paradise grieved by forgetting Allah

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No people sit in a gathering in which they did not remember Allah, nor send blessings upon the Prophet, but that it will cause them grief on the Day of Resurrection, even if they are rewarded with entry into Paradise.” Source: …

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Hadith on Dhikr: Warning to not forget Allah in assemblies

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No people stand up from a gathering in which they did not remember Allah but that it is as if they have risen from the carcass of a donkey, and it will cause them grief.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4855 Grade: …

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Hadith on Salat: Allah faces him in prayer unless he looks elsewhere

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty continues to face towards the servant while he is in prayer as long as he does not avert his eyes. If he looks elsewhere, Allah will turn elsewhere.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 909 Grade: Sahih li gharyihi (authentic due …

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Hadith on Ghaflah: Allah forgets him as he has forgotten Him

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A servant will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and Allah will say to him: Did I not make your hearing, your seeing, your wealth, and your children? Did I not subordinate the cattle and the harvest for you? …

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Hadith on Dhikr: Easy way to Paradise, but Satan distracts them

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are two practices no Muslim man preserves but that he will enter Paradise. Surely, they are both easy yet few act upon them. Glorify Allah at the end of every prayer ten times, praise Him ten times, and exalt …

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Hadith on Shaytan: Satan lies in wait for you to enter the mosque

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, one of you enters the mosque and Satan mounts him just as a man mount his animal. If Satan becomes settled, he will collar him or bridle him.” Abu Huraira said, “You can witness this. As for the collar, it …

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Hadith on Status: Love of worldly life dangerous to faith

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two ravenous, hungry wolves spending the night in a pen of sheep while its owners are negligent, bloodthirsty and eating, are not quicker to wreak havoc than the love of wealth and high status are to the religion of a Muslim.” …

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Ibn Mubarak on Sins: Calamity to not care about your faults

Al-Husayn reported: Ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Among the greatest of calamities is that a man knows his own shortcomings but he does not care about them, nor does he grieve over them.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 867 عن الْحُسَيْنَ قَالَ قَالَ ابْنُ الْمُبَارَكِ رحمه الله مِنْ أَعْظَمِ الْمَصَائِبِ لِلرَّجُلِ أَنْ يَعْلَمَ …

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Hadith on Salat: Two raka’at of mindful prayer, sins forgiven

Zayd ibn Khalid reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever performs ablution in the best manner, then prays two cycles, without being unmindful in either of them, his previous sins will be forgiven.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 905 Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Arna’ut عَنْ …

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Hadith on Hour: Hereafter approaching, people forgetful

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Hour is approaching people, yet it does not increase but in distance from their minds.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr lil-Ṭabarānī 10/13 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَلَا …

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Hadith on Quran: Ten verses at night, not among heedless

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites ten verses in the night will never be recorded among the negligent.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 2003 Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ …

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Hadith on Leaders: Honoring elders, scholars, righteous rulers

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, part of glorifying Allah is to honor the gray-haired Muslim and the bearer of the Quran, who is neither extravagant nor neglectful of it, and to honor the just ruler.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4843 Grade: Hasan (fair) according …

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Hasan on Mindfulness: Presence of heart required in every prayer

Rabia’ ibn Subayh reported: Al-Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Every prayer in which your heart is not present may more quickly be punished than rewarded.” Source: al-Arba’ūn lil-Ṭūsī 11 عَنِ رَبِيع بْن صُبَيْحٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ البصري قَالَ رحمه الله كُلُّ صَلَاةٍ لَا يَحْضُرُهَا قَلْبُكَ فَهِيَ إِلَى الْعُقُوبَةِ أَسْرَعُ مِنْهَا إِلَى الثَّوَابِ …

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Hadith on Dhikr: Their only regret is not remembering Allah more

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people of Paradise will have no regrets, except for moments that passed by them in which they did not remember Allah.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr lil-Ṭabarānī 182 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Suyuti عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ …

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Hadith on Yahya: John’s five commands to the Children of Israel

Al-Harith ibn al-Ash’ari reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah commanded John, the son of Zechariah, with five words to practice and to command the Children of Israel to practice. He was nearly slow to act, so Jesus said: Verily, Allah has commanded you with five words to practice and …

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Hadith on Negligence: Satan steals from an unmindful prayer

Aisha reported: I asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about fidgeting in the prayer. The Prophet said, “It is theft by which Satan steals from the prayer of a servant.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 718 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ سَأَلْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ …

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Hadith on Dua: Be certain with mindfulness that Allah will answer

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The hearts are vessels and some have greater capacity than others. When you ask from Allah Almighty, O people, then ask Him while you are convinced He will answer. Verily, Allah does not answer the supplication of a servant from …

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Ibn Abbas on Shaytan: Devil withdraws if one remembers Allah

Sa’id ibn Jubayr reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Satan is perched over the heart of the son of Adam. If he is unmindful and he forgets, Satan whispers. If he remembers Allah, Satan withdraws.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 34774 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ …

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Sufyan on Dua: Hardship with supplication better than ease

Abu Ruh reported: Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “What a servant dislikes is better for him than what he likes, as what he dislikes compels him to supplicate and what he likes distracts him from it.” Source: al-Faraj ba’d al-Shiddah 21 عن أبي رَوْحٍ قَالَ قَالَ ابْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ رحمه الله …

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