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Hadith on Contentment: I am pleased with Allah as Lord

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever says, ‘I am pleased with Allah as a Lord, with Islam as a religion, […]

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Abdul Wahid on Contentment: Pleasure with Allah’s decree is Paradise of this world

Al-Sarri ibn Hassan reported: Abdul Wahid ibn Zayd, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Contentment is one of the greatest doors to Allah, the Paradise of this world, and

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Ibn Umar on Qadr: Accepting Allah’s decree at death of a beloved

Nafi’ reported: A son of Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, complained of an illness and Ibn Umar was very distraught over him so much that some

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Abdullah on Qadr: Eating hot coals better than opposing Allah’s decrees

Al-Hasan reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I taste a hot coal, scorching or leaving what it may, is more beloved to me than

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Abu Darda on Qadr: Peak of faith is acceptance of Allah’s decree

Al-Lalaka’i reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The pinnacle of faith is in four things: patience with the judgment of Allah, pleasure with the decree of

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Abdullah on Qadr: Accept Allah’s decree with patience or gratitude

Qays ibn Khabtar reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Accept two things you dislike: death and poverty. By Allah, there is nothing but richness and

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Umar on Qadr: I accept Allah’s decree, like it or not

Sufyan reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I do not care if I wake up to what I like or dislike, for I do not

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Umar II on Qadr: O Allah, content me with Your divine decree

Yahya ibn Sa’id reported: Umar ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him, would supplicate often, saying, “O Allah, make me pleased with Your decree and bless me in

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Ali on Qadr: Acceptance of Allah’s decree even if unpleasant

Al-Agharr reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, upon him be peace, saw ‘Adi ibn Hatim in dismay. Ali said, “O ‘Adi, what is wrong that I see you sad and distressed?”

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Hadith on Dua: Ask Allah for satisfaction with the Divine Decree

‘Ammar ibn Yasir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, I ask You for contentment with the decree of providence.” Source: al-Sunnah li-Ibn

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Hadith on Quran: Book of Allah intercedes for its reciters

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Recite the Quran, for it is the most excellent intercessor on the Day of Resurrection. It

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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