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Urwah on Patience: ‘Urwah’s leg is amputated, he praises Allah

Al-Zuhri reported: When ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr, may Allah have mercy on him, was afflicted with gangrene in his leg, it was said, “Shall we not call a doctor for you?” […]

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Hasan on Self-Talk: Hearts of believers speak with wisdom

Abu Maryam al-Salt reported: Al-Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, the people of understanding continue to alternate from remembrance to reflection, and reflection to remembrance, until

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Shafi’i on Satiety: I never ate to my fill for sixteen years

Al-Rabia’ ibn Sulayman reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I have not satiated myself for sixteen years, as I have cast fullness aside. For satiety puts heaviness

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Ibn Mubarak on Blessings: Best things a human being is given from Allah

Habib al-Jallab reported: I asked Ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, “What is the best thing a human being can be given?” He said, “Innate intelligence.” I said,

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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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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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Malik on Aqidah: Modality of divine attributes is inconceivable

Yahya ibn Yahya reported: We were with Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, and a man came to him, saying, “O Abu Abdullah, ‘The Merciful rose above

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Hadith on Love: Great honor bestowed on sincere loving believers

Abu Malik al-Ashari reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O people, listen, understand, and know that Allah Almighty has servants who are neither prophets, nor martyrs,

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‘Ata on Whims: Rationality defeated by lusts, whims, lowly desires

Miskin Abi Fatimah reported: ‘Ata al-Salimi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have heard that lusts and whims can even overpower knowledge, reason, and eloquence.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’

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Hasan on ‘Aql: Loving kindness is half of sound reason

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Loving kindness towards people is half of reason.” Source: Mudārāt al-Nās 44 عن ابن أبي الدنيا عَنِ الْحَسَنِ

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Shafi’i on Silence: Seek help in your words with silence, reflection

Al-Rabia’ ibn Sulayman reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seek help in speaking with silence, and in reasoning with reflection.” Source: al-Fawāʼid wal-Akhbār 25 عن الرَّبِيع بْن

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Hadith on Responsibility: The pen is lifted from three people

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The pen is lifted from three people: a sleeping person until he awakens, a

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Wuhayb on Hereafter: Woe to one who hopes in the world

Muhammad ibn Yahya reported: Wuhayb ibn al-Ward, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Woe to one who places his hopes in the world and sinful are his deeds, great

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Hadith on Reflection: Think about wonders of creation, not Allah’s essence

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Reflect deeply upon the creation, but do not reflect upon the essence of the Creator. Verily,

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Kattani on Islam: Religion of Allah is truth, justice, and honesty

Al-Ghazali reported: Muhammad ibn Ali al-Kattani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have found that the religion of Allah Almighty is built upon three pillars: truth, honesty, and

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Junayd on Ikhlaas: Sincerity leads to every door of righteousness

Al-Ghazali reported: Al-Junayd, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, Allah has servants who use their minds. When they reason, they act. When they act, they are sincere. Sincerity

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