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Salaf on Moderation: Devil pleased with either extremism or leniency

Sa’id ibn Dawud reported: Makhlad ibn al-Husyan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Allah never recommends something to His servants but that Satan interferes with it in one of

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Hadith on Dua: The Prophet liked comprehensive supplications

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, preferred comprehensive supplications and he would leave off anything else. Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1482 Grade: Sahih (authentic)

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Hadith on Hidayah: The Prophet leaves behind complete religious guidance

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, there is nothing to bring you closer to Paradise and distance you from Hellfire

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Hadith on Qunut: The Prophet prays for reforming hardship

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, when he said, “Allah listened to those who praise Him,” in the last cycle of evening prayer, he stood

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Hadith on Witr: Allah added Witr prayer, so perform it

Abu Basrah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty has added one to your prayers, so perform it between the evening and dawn prayers:

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Hadith on Fajr: The Prophet committed to Sunan of dawn prayer

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was not as strongly committed to any voluntary prayers as he was to the two cycles before dawn. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ

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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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Hadith on Duha: Forenoon prayer better in late morning

Zayd ibn Arqam reported: He saw some people performing the forenoon prayer. Zayd said, “Do they not know that the prayer is better at another time? The Messenger of Allah,

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Hadith on Witr: Separating raka’at of Witr from previous prayers

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not perform Witr prayer with three cycles, rather perform it with five or seven. Do

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Hadith on Nawafil: Perform Sunan prayers in your home

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Perform your voluntary prayers in your houses, and do not take your houses as graves.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

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Hadith on Sujud: Verses of prostration recommended, not obligatory

Rabia’ reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, recited Surat al-Nahl on the pulpit on Friday until he reached the verse of prostration, then he descended and

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Hadith on Quran: Recommendation to recite distinctly, not too quickly

Shaqiq reported: A man from the tribe of Bahilah named Nahik ibn Sinan came to Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said, “I recite the

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Hadith on Adhan: Pronouncing call to prayer in baby newborn’s ear

Abu Rafi’ reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, pronounce the call to prayer in the ear of Hasan ibn Ali after Fatimah gave

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Hadith on Hygiene: The Prophet washes his hands before eating

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, if he wanted to sleep while he was in a state of major ritual impurity, he would perform

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Hadith on Nikah: Command to announce the marriage in public

Abdullah ibn al-Zubayr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Announce the marriage.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 4066 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut Ibn

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Fudayl on Forgiveness: Always recommend pardon, mercy, forbearance

Abdu Samad reported: Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If a man comes to you complaining about another man, then say: O brother, forgive him, as

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Hadith on Sunnah: Twelve raka’at of al-Sunan al-Rawatib prayers

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever perseveres in performing twelve cycles of prayer from the Sunnah, Allah will build a house for

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