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Hadith on Heraclius: Roman emperor rejects Islam, fearing his army

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Who will depart with this letter of mine to Caesar and thus he will have […]

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Hadith on Jihad: Protection inside places of worship during war

Ibn Abbas reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, dispatched his armies, he would say, “Go forth in the name of Allah and fight in

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Hadith on Da’wah: Whoever hears of Muhammad must believe

Abu Musa reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever hears of me among my nation, the Jews, or the Christians but does not have faith in

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Hadith on Islam: People of the Book given double reward

Abu Umamah reported: I was beside the camel of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, on the day of liberation. The speech of the Prophet was

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Hadith on Sunnah: Do not dispute with the Prophet

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Leave me with what I have left for you. When I narrate a saying to you,

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Hadith on Sunnah: No permission to violate rights of Ahl al-Kitab

Al-‘Irbad ibn Sariyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No doubt, by Allah, I have admonished you, commanded you, and prohibited you from things

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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 Moderation: Do not be hard on yourself in worship

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not be hard upon yourselves, lest the matter be made severe upon you. Verily,

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Hadith on Shirk: Origins of idolatry in grave worship, graven images

Aisha reported: Umm Habibah and Umm Salamah mentioned a church they saw in Abyssinia that had graven images in it. They mentioned it to the Prophet, peace and blessings be

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‘Ata’ on Gentleness: Speak good words to all people

Al-Qurtubi reported: Talhah ibn Umar said to ‘Ata’, may Allah have mercy on him, “Indeed, you are a man whom people of various whims gather around and I am a

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Hadith on Meals: The Prophet accepts an invitation from a Jewish man

Anas reported: A Jewish man invited the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to a meal of barley bread and stale meat and the Prophet accepted his invitation. Source:

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Hadith on Idolatry: O Allah, do not make my grave an idol

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, do not turn my grave into an idol that is worshiped. Allah has cursed people who

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Hadith on Tawhid: They have not justly estimated Allah

Abdullah reported: A rabbi came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Muhammad, Allah will place the heavens on a finger, the

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Hadith on Romans: Muslims rejoice at victory of Christians over idolaters

Abu Sa’id reported: On the day of the battle of Badr, the Romans were victorious over the Persians and the believers were pleased by that. Allah had revealed, “The Romans

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Abu Darda on Curses: Do not curse anyone, not befitting believers

Hakim ibn Jabir reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, was lying down between his companions and he had a cloth over his face. A priest passed by

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Hadith on Jihad: No harm to people in religious buildings

Thabit ibn al-Hajjaj reported: Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, stood up among the people and praised and thanked Allah, then he said, “No doubt, do not kill

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Hasan on Funerals: How to console non-Muslims at their funerals

Ibn al-Qayyim reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If you console a non-Muslim citizen, say: May nothing beset you but goodness.” Huraym reported: I heard Al-Ajlah,

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Hadith on Utensils: Wash vessels of unbelievers if they eat pork, drink wine

Abu Tha’labah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we live in a land of the people of the Book. Can we eat from their utensils?” The Prophet, peace and

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Hadith on Dress: The Prophet’s way of wearing his hair

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would let his hair hang down, while the idolaters would part their hair. The people of the

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Hadith on Sadaqah: Giving charity to people of all religions

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to order charity only for the people of Islam, until this verse was revealed, “It is not upon

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