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Hadith on Dua: Refuge in Allah from all kinds of evil

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would say in his supplications, “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from disability and sloth, […]

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Hadith on Balance: You must take the way of moderation

Buraydah al-Aslami reported: I went out one day to fulfill a need, and there was the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, walking before me. The Prophet took my

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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 Quran: Study the Book for Allah, not the world

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Learn the Quran and use it to ask Allah for Paradise before people learn it

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Hadith on Unity: All ethnicities gather to recite the Quran

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came out to us while we were reciting the Quran to each other. The Prophet said,

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Hadith on Kufr: Good deeds to be praised no benefit

Umm Salamah reported: She said, “O Messenger of Allah, Hisham ibn al-Mughirah used to feed the hungry, entertain the guest, uphold family ties, and free captives. Were Islam to have

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Hadith on Quran: Seek Allah by His Book before insincerity prevails

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Recite the Quran and seek Allah through it before some people come who merely sharpen its form

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Hadith on Sujud: Hypocrites unable to prostrate on Judgment Day

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Our Lord will reveal His shin and every believing man and woman will prostrate to Him, but

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Hadith on Jihad: Supporting family and oneself in the way of Allah

Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah reported: A man passed by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the companions of the Messenger of Allah saw his endurance and vigor. They

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Hadith on ‘Ilm: Islamic knowledge not for worldly gain

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not acquire knowledge to impress the scholars, nor to argue with the fools, and do not

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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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Hadith on Nawafil: Voluntary prayers greater at home

Damrah ibn Habib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The voluntary prayer of a man in his house is greater than his voluntary prayer

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Hadith on Nawafil: Voluntary prayers better at home

Suhayb ibn al-Nu’man reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The voluntary prayer of a man in his house is better than his prayer where

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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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Sufyan on Self-Talk: Negative voluntary thoughts are blameworthy

Abu Talib al-Makki reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I was deprived of the night prayer for five months because of a sin I committed.” It

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Hadith on Ostentation: Special place in Hell for reciters showing off

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Seek refuge in Allah from the pit of sorrow.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what

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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 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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Ibn Mas’ud on Hereafter: One is either relieved or relieved from

Abu Wa’il reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever acts to show off, Allah will show him off. Whoever acts to be heard, Allah will make

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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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