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Hadith on Akhlaq: Adorn yourself with good character and reflection

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must have good character and observe long periods of silence. By the One in […]

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Ghazali on Tafakkur: Visualizing the Judgment Day in quiet reflection

Al-Ghazali reported: Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, said to Sahl ibn ‘Ali as he was in silent contemplation, “Where have you gone?” Sahl said, “The Bridge

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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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Hadith on Quran: Revelation of last verses of Ali ‘Imran

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon, said to me on one of my nights, “O Aisha, leave me to worship my Lord tonight.” I said,

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Ali on Fiqh: True jurist preaches wisdom, knowledge, understanding

Yahya ibn ‘Abbad reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the jurist is truly one of understanding, who never lets people despair of the

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Hatim on Enmity: No one is a true enemy except for Satan

Abu Turab reported: Hatim al-Asamm, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I saw that every person has an enemy, so I said I will look at who is my

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Hasan on Quran: The Quran is a personal letter from Allah

Al-Nawawi reported: Al-Hasan ibn Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, those before you viewed the Quran as letters from their Lord, such that they would contemplate it

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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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Ibrahim on Healing: Medicine for the soul is in five things

Al-Azdi reported: Ibrahim al-Khawwas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The cure of the heart is in five things: reading the Quran with contemplation, emptying the stomach, standing for

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Abu Sulayman on Dhikr: Thinking about Hereafter is life for the heart

Abu Nu’aym reported: Abu Sulayman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Thinking about the world is a veil over the Hereafter and a punishment for people. Thinking about the

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Hadith on Loneliness: The Prophet forbids total social isolation

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited isolation, that a man spend the night alone or travel alone. Source: Musnad Aḥmad 5650 Grade: Sahih (authentic)

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Hadith on Speech: Speak as you like to be spoken to

Harmalah ibn Abdullah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what do you command me to do?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Harmalah,

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Ibn Abbas on Prayer: Modest prayers with mindfulness are better

Ibn al-Mubarak reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Two moderate cycles of prayer in contemplation are better than praying the whole night with a neglectful heart.”

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Qushayri on Mindfulness: Being present in the moment

Al-Qushayri reported: Abu Bakr al-Farisi, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the practice of inward silence and he said, “It is to abandon preoccupation with the past

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Hadith on Dua: Allah responds directly to supplications

Anas reported: A bedouin came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, teach me what is good.” The Prophet took him

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Sufyan on Silence: Being silent for long periods is the key to worship

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is said that observing long periods of silence is the key to worship.” Source: al-Ṣamt li-Ibn Abī Dunyā

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