Poetry الشعر

Hadith on Salat: Alternate opening supplications for prayer

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, performed prayer at night, he would exalt Allah and then say, “Glory be to You, […]

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Hadith on Sermons: Avoid preaching to people too often, stubbornly

‘Ikramah reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Preach to people once a week every Friday. If you refuse, then two times. If you desire more, then

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Shafi’i on Debate: Best answer to a fool is silence

Imam al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said in his poetry, “If a fool speaks to you, do not answer him, for the best answer is silence. If you

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Hadith on Silence: The Prophet was often silent, sometimes laughed

Simak reported: I said to Jabir ibn Samrah, “Have you sat with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him?” Jabir said, “Yes, and he would observe silence

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Hadith on Character: What does the Prophet teach people?

Ibn Abbas reported: When Abu Dharr heard that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, had appeared in Mecca, he said to his brother, “Ride to this valley and

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Hadith on Songs: People of Medina sing, play drums for the Prophet

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by some of the girls of Medina and they were playing their drums and singing the words,

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Hadith on Satire: Using poetry to defend Islam and the Prophet

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would set up a pulpit in the mosque for Hassan and he would stand on it and satirize

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Ibn Sirin on Fun: Companions would have fun, sing poetry

Qurrah ibn Khalid reported: I asked Muhammad ibn Sirin, may Allah have mercy on him, “Did the companions have fun?” Ibn Sirin said, “They were not but people. Ibn Umar,

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Hadith on Songs: The Prophet allows singers at weddings

Ibn Abbas reported: Aisha gave away one of her relatives in marriage to a man among the Ansar. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came and

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Hadith on Unseen: The Prophet does not know the future

Al-Rubayyi’ bint Mu’awwidh reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came to me after performing our marriage and he sat on my bed. Some young girls were playing

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Hadith on Shi’r: Poetry is used for good or evil

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Poetry is in the same position as speech. The beautiful among it is like beautiful

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Hadith on Satire: Worst liar attacks entire tribe in poetry

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the greatest liar among people is a man who insults another man by satirizing the entire

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Hadith on Eid: Singing and playing on Eid

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to my house when two girls were beside me singing songs of Bu’ath. The Prophet laid down

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Hadith on Poetry: Some poetry is truthful, praiseworthy

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most truthful word ever spoken by an Arab poet is the saying of Labid: Everything besides Allah

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Hadith on Shi’r: Wasting time memorizing vain peotry

Sa’d reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “That one of you fills his belly with puss is better than filling it with vain poetry.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ

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