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Hadith on Salah: Prayer with humility, dignity, tranquility

Al-Muttalib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Prayer is offered two cycles at a time, a sitting testimony offered after each two cycles, that you humbly

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Malik on Tawbah: Malik ibn Dinar’s story of repentance

Ibn Qudamah reported: Malik ibn Dinar, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the reason for his repentance and he said: I was an officer and I was

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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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Abu Uthman on Suhbah: Friend to Allah, His Messenger, believers, and fools

Abu al-Husayn reported: Abu Uthman al-Hiri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Companionship with Allah Almighty is to have good manners, to always be reverent, and to be mindful.

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Hasan on Mindfulness: Presence of heart required in every prayer

Rabia’ ibn Subayh reported: Al-Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Every prayer in which your heart is not present may more quickly be punished than rewarded.” Source:

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Sufyan on Salat: Reverence is required for sound prayer

Bishr ibn al-Harith reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever does not have reverence has spoiled his prayer.” Source: Qūt al-Qulūb 2/161 عن بشر بن الحارث

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Hadith on Akhirah: The Prophet’s astonishing dream of the Hereafter

Abdur Rahman ibn Samurah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came out to us and he said, “Verily, I saw something wondrous last night. I

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Malik on Adab: Duty of students to have good manners

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, it is the duty of a student of knowledge to behave with dignity, tranquility, and

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Hassan on Salat: Difference between mindful and neglectful prayer

Al-Awza’i reported: Hassan ibn ‘Atiyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, people will be in prayer as one, yet the difference between them is like that between the

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Shafi’i on Masculinity: Four pillars of a true man

Al-Rabia’ reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Manhood is based upon four pillars: good character, generosity, humility, and cautious piety.” Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 19165 عن الربيع قال

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Hadith on Sutrah: Protect prayer from disruption with barrier

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If one of you stands for prayer, he is screened by a barrier if there is an

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Hadith on Women: Allah reveals verses to include women

Umm ‘Umarah reported: She came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and she said, “I do not see anything but for men, and I do not see

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Hatim on Salat: How do you pray so well?

Rabah ibn al-Harawi reported: ‘Isam ibn Yusuf passed by Hatim al-Asamm, may Allah have mercy on him, while he was speaking in his assembly. ‘Isam said, “O Hatim, do you

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Hadith on Tahajjud: The Prophet’s supplications in night prayer

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, stood for prayer at night, he would say, “I turn my face to the

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Hadith on Khusu’: Reverence for Allah to become rare

Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The first thing to be taken from this nation will be humble reverence, until you will not see

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Hadith on Sitting: Companions in awe of the Prophet’s sitting

Qaylah bint Makhramah reported: She saw the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sitting with his arms around his legs, “When I saw the Messenger of Allah, I was

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Hadith on Prayer: Excellent ablution, prayer erases minor sins

Uthman reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No Muslim attends a prescribed prayer and performs its ablution, reverence, and bowing in the best manner, but

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Hadith on Dua: The Prophet seeks refuge from four things

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would seek refuge in Allah from four things: from knowledge that does not benefit, from a heart without

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