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Shafi’i on Popularity: You cannot please everyone, benefit yourself instead

Yunus ibn ‘Abd al-‘Ala reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said to me, “Pleasing people is a goal you can never achieve, and I know of no way to be safe from them, so you must be concerned with what benefits you and hold onto it.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 9/122 عَنْ يُونُس بْن …

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Hadith on Independence: Allah’s aid in self-sufficiency from begging

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would be independent, Allah Almighty will make him independent. Whoever would abstain from asking people, Allah Almighty will make him abstinent. Whoever is content with sufficiency, Allah Almighty will suffice him.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 2595 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according …

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Hadith on Dua: Asking Allah for faith with good character

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, I ask You for the health of my faith, such faith in good character, and salvation leading to success, Your mercy, Your wellness, Your forgiveness, and Your pleasure.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8255 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ahmad Shakir …

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Hadith on Qadr: Happiness in being pleased with Allah’s decrees

Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the happiness of the son of Adam is contentment with what Allah has decreed for him. Among the misery of the son of Adam is to abandon asking Allah for guidance, and among the misery of the son of Adam is …

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Hadith on Contentment: Allah blesses those pleased with His decrees

Abu al-‘Ala’ reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah will put His servant to trial in what He gives him. Whoever is content with what Allah has apportioned for him, then Allah will bless him in it and expand it. Whoever is not content, he will never be …

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Hadith on Jannah: The Prophet takes them by the hand into Paradise

Al-Munaydhir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever says when he awakens in the morning, ‘I am pleased with Allah as a Lord, with Islam as a religion, and with Muhammad as a prophet,’ then I am responsible for him and I will surely take him by the hand …

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Ibn Abbas on Akhirah: Angels say one of three things upon death

Al-Barbahari reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Know that there are three tidings at the time of death. It will be said: Receive glad tings of the pleasure of Allah, O beloved of Allah, and Paradise! And it will be said: Receive tidings of the anger of Allah, O enemy of …

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Hadith on Sultan: Sincerely advising Muslims rulers and authorities

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah is pleased for you to sincerely advise those to whom Allah has given authority over your affairs.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8799 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ …

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Hadith on Visiting: Paradise rewarded for visiting fellow Muslims

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No Muslim servant visits his brother for the sake of Allah but that a caller from the heavens announces: You are purified and Paradise is purified for you! Otherwise, Allah says in the realms of His throne: My servant has visited Me and his …

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Umar II on Qadr: O Allah, make me satisfied with the Decree

Yahya ibn Sa’id reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say, “O Allah, make me content with Your providence and bless me in Your decree, such that I would not like to hasten what has been delayed, nor delay what has been hastened.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 224 عَنْ يَحْيَى …

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Hadith on Death: Angels taking souls of believers and unbelievers

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When death approaches the believer, angels of mercy come to him with white silk, saying: Come out satisfied and well-pleasing to the rest and comfort of Allah and to a Lord who is not angry! So it comes out like the best fragrance …

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Hadith on Dua: O Allah, make me content with what I have

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to supplicate, “O Allah, make me content with what You have provided for me, bless me in it, an appoint good for me in everything I do not have.” Source: al-Daʻwāt al-Kabīr 242 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ …

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Hadith on Adhan: Supplication for forgiveness after call to prayer

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever says when he hears the call to prayer, ‘I testify there is no God but Allah alone, without any partner, and Muhammad is His servant and His messenger, I am pleased with Allah as a Lord, with Muhammad …

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Hadith on Contentment: Whoever is satisfied with Islam enters Paradise

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is pleased with Allah as a Lord, with Islam as a religion, and with Muhammad as a prophet, he must enter Paradise.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1884 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ …

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Hadith on Dua: Glory to Allah by His wondrous deeds and creations

Juwayriyah bint al-Harith reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by her while she was supplicating in the mosque. Then, he passed by her again while it was close to midday. The Prophet said to her, “You are still in your place?” She said yes. The Prophet said, “Shall I not teach …

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Hadith on Idolatry: O Allah, do not make my grave an idol

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, do not turn my grave into an idol that is worshiped. Allah has cursed people who take the graves of their prophets as places of worship.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 7352 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ …

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Hadith on Siwak: Clean mouth and teeth pleasing to the Lord

Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must use the toothstick, as it is pleasant for the mouth and pleasing to the Lord.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 5831 Source: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالسِّوَاكِ فَإِنَّهُ مَطْيَبَةٌ لِلْفَمِ …

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Hadith on Hereafter: His deeds seem insignificant on Judgement Day

‘Utbah ibn ‘Abdu Sullami reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Were a man to be dragged on his face from the day he was born until the day he died as an old man, seeking the pleasure of Allah Almighty, he would consider his deed insignificant on the Day of Resurrection.” …

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Hadith on Rifq: Allah supports kindness, gentleness and loves it

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty loves gentleness and is pleased with it. He lends support for in a way he does not support harshness.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 7477 Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ …

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Hadith on Words: Enormous consequences for uttering a single word

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and belssings be upon him, said, “Verily, a servant may speak a word pleasing to Allah, thinking nothing of it, yet by it Allah raises his status by a degree. Verily, a servant may speak a word displeasing to Allah, thinking nothing of it, yet by it he plummets …

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