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Hadith on Revenge: Khubayb does not take revenge on his captors

Abu Huraira reported: The tribe of Al-Harith ibn ‘Amir had purchased Khubayb, may Allah be pleased with him, as a slave since he had killed Al-Harith during the battle of […]

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Malik on Istihsan: Seeking best ruling is nine tenths of knowledge

Al-Zarkashi reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking the best option is nine tenths of knowledge.” Al-Baji said, “Istihsan, as applied by the Maliki scholars, means

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Layth on ‘Ilm: I have only come to Medina seeking knowledge

Al-Qadi Iyad reported: Al-Layth was sitting with Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, one day in the assembly of his students, when someone announced that elephants were walking nearby.

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Ibn Jawzi on Hadith: How to recognize a Hadith is weak or fabricated

Ibn al-Jawzi said, “If you find a prophetic narration disagreeing with sound reason, contradicting established revelation, or conflicting with the principles, know that it is inauthentic.” Al-Suyuti said, “The meaning

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Sufyan on Reason: Intelligent person follows good, avoids evil

Bishr ibn al-Harith reported: Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The reasonable person is not one who merely recognizes good and evil. Rather, the reasonable person

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Hadith on Nifaq: Severe punishment for hypocritical preachers

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I saw some men on the night of my ascension, whose lips were being sheared

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Umar on Manhood: Masculinity is in reason, religion, character

Al-Mawardi reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The foundation of a man is his intellect, his honor is in his religion, and his manhood is

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Hadith on Kindness: Reason, faith, and friendliness

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The foundation of a sound mind, after faith in Allah, is friendliness with people.” Source: al-Mu’jam

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Hadith on Speech: Most sins committed by the tongue, words

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Most of the sins of the children of Adam are on their tongues.” Ibn Mas’ud

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Hadith on Trials: Reason will disappear before the Hour

Abu Musa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, before the Hour will be an upheaval.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is

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Hadith on Hereafter: Some people tested on Judgment Day

Al-Aswad ibn Sari’ reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are four kinds of people on the Day of Resurrection: a deaf man who cannot hear

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Hadith on Quran: Verses of the sealed testament of Muhammad

‘Alqamah reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever would like to look at the testament upon which is the seal of Muhammad, peace and blessings

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Abu Hanifa on God: Abu Hanifa stumps the atheist

Ibn Abi al-‘Izz reported: It is said that Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, was approached by some philosphers who intended to discuss with him the oneness of

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Hadith on Customs: Follow the Prophet’s revelation, not personal opinions

Rafi’ ibn Khadij reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, arrived in Medina, and they were pollinating and grafting palm trees. The Prophet said, “Perhaps it would be

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