Self-discipline المحاسبة

Wahb on Time: Four moments of the day to not neglect

Sufyan reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, in the wisdom of the household of David it is written that it is a duty upon […]

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Abu Darda on Muhasabah: Hold yourself accountable first

Abu al-Haytham reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not hold people responsible for what they cannot do, and do not get even with people to

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Ali on Akhirah: Be children of the Hereafter, not of the world

Al-Bukhari reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Set out with the world at your back and the Hereafter at your front. Each of them

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Umar on Muhasabah: Hold yourselves accountable before the Reckoning

Thabit ibn al-Hajjaj reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Hold yourselves accountable before you are held accountable and evaluate yourselves before you are evaluated, for

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Ibrahim on Ma’rifah: One who knows Allah is busy with nothing else

Abu Nu’aym reported: Ibrahim ibn Adham, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, whoever knows himself will be busy with himself. Whoever knows his Lord will be busy with

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Umar on Provision: Reliance upon Allah means to work for provision

Al-Ghazali reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Let not one of you refrain from working for his provision, supplicating to Allah to provide while he knows that the

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Abdullah on Jihad: Start with the jihad against your soul

Hannan ibn Kharija reported: I said to Abdullah ibn ‘Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, “What do you say about jihad and military campaigns?” Abdullah said, “Begin with your

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Hasan on Muhasabah: Believers hold themselves accountable in the world

Ibn al-Mubarak reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, the believer is a guardian over himself and he holds himself accountable to Allah Almighty. The reckoning

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Umar on Humility: No good in us until we accept self-criticism

Al-Hasan reported: A man said to Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, “Fear Allah, O leader of the believers! By Allah, the matter is not as you said!” The

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Ibrahim on Jihad: Greater Jihad is struggle to purify the heart

Ibn Rajab reported: Ibrahim ibn Abi ‘Alqamah, may Allah have mercy on him, said to his people when they returned from a military expedition, “You have come from the lesser

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Hadith on Iman: Purity is half of faith, prayer is light

“Prayer is a light, and charity is proof of sincere faith, and patience is illumination.”

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