Righteous Predecessors السلف الصالح

Salaf on Nifaq: Companions fear they will become hypocrites

Al-Bukhari reported: Ibn Abi Mulaykah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I met thirty companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and each one of them […]

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Malik on Tawhid: Attributes of Allah are above any modality

Abdullah ibn Wahb reported: We were with Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, when a man entered and he said, “O Abu Abdullah, ‘the Most Merciful rose

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Hadith on Tahajjud: Night prayer is practice of the righteous

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must perform the night prayer for it is the habit of the righteous who came

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Abu ‘Awn on Salaf: Three statements of the righteous predecessors

Abu ‘Awn reported: Whenever the people of virtue would meet, they would enjoin each other with three sayings, and if they departed one another, they would write to each other

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Hadith on Sahaba: Honor for the Companions and the Salaf

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Respect me in regards to my companions, then those who come after them, then those

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Hadith on Ummah: Virtue of the first and last Muslims

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of my nation is like the rain. One does not know if the first part

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Salaf on Fatwa: Hesitancy in legal verdicts unless necessary

Al-Mu’afa ibn ‘Imran reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I met the jurists and they disliked to answer a question or a request for a legal

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Hadith on Vows: Permission only to vow in righteousness

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever vows to obey Allah, let him obey Him. Whoever vows to disobey Allah, he must not disobey Him.”

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Junayd on Tasawwuf: True Sufism based on Quran, Sunnah, and Fiqh

Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali reported: Al-Junayd ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Our knowledge of Tasawwuf is defined by the Book and the Sunnah. Whoever does not memorize

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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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Hadith on Marriage: Condemnation of Nikah Halala

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, cursed the one who marries a woman to overturn an irrevocable divorce and the man for

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Hadith on Divorce: Evidence triple talaq only counts as one divorce

Yazid ibn Rukanah reported: Rukanah had divorced his wife irrevocably and the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, only counted it as one divorce. Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 2196

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Tawus on Moderation: Tawus steers people towards a middle way

Layth reported: Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, if the people became too strict in a matter, he would grant them a concessions in it. If the people became

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Hadith on Nikah: Minimum legal requirements for valid marriage

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no marriage unless with a guardian and two credible witnesses. Any marriage contracted with less

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Hadith on Sahaba: Virtues of Abu Bakr, Umar, ‘Ammar, and Ibn Mas’ud

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Follow the example of these two men from my companions after me, Abu Bakr and Umar.

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Hadith on Tawassul: Seeking the Prophet’s supplication in his lifetime

Uthman ibn Hunayf reported: A man with damaged eyesight came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Supplicate for Allah to heal me.” The Prophet

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Hadith on Adha: The Prophet sacrifices an animal on Eid al-Adha

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: I was present with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, on Eid al-Adha at the place of prayer. When the Prophet finished his sermon,

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