Temperance الزهد

Ahmad on Dunya: The Great Imam never speaks of worldly matters

Abu Dawud al-Sijistani reported: The circle of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah be pleased with him, was a circle of the Hereafter, as he would not mention the affairs of […]

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Hadith on Zuhd: Give up worldly life for Allah’s love

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Renounce the worldly life and Allah will love you. As for people, leave this to

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Hadith on Honor: Nobility in night prayer, honor in independence

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The nobility of a believer is in his prayer at night, and his honor is in

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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 Tawakkul: Trust in Allah, but do not store to excess

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, entered the room of Bilal and he found a pile of dates with him. The Prophet said,

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Hadith on Generosity: The Prophet donates all of his money before sundown

Abdullah al-Hawzani reported: I met Bilal, the caller of prayer for the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, at Aleppo and I said, “O Bilal, tell us

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Hadith on Moderation: Do not excessively seek from the world

Abu Humayd al-Sa’idi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Be moderate in seeking from the world, for everyone will be facilitated towards what has

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Hadith on Zuhd: Enough of the world on journey to Hereafter

Khabbab ibn al-Arat reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, it is enough for you to have in the world the likes of a traveler’s provision.”

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Hadith on Zuhd: The simple living of the Prophet

Aisha reported: She said to ‘Urwah, “O my nephew, we used to sight three crescent moons in two months without having any fire to cook in the house of the

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Hadith on Salat: Pray as if you are saying farewell

Ibn Umar reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, give me a teaching and make it concise.”

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Hadith on Bukhl: Corruption of Ummah by miserliness, worldly hopes

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The beginning of righteousness in this nation is by conviction and temperance, and the beginning

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Wahb on Shahwah: Satan flees from one who overcomes his desires

Muhammad ibn Ziyad reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever places his lusts beneath his feet, Satan will flee from his shadow. Whoever overcomes his

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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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Hadith on Dunya: Worldly life is pleasant, then becomes foul

Ubayy ibn Ka’b reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the food of the son of Adam presents a parable for the worldly life in what

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Hadith on Dunya: Worldly life is like good food becoming excrement

Al-Dahhak ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to him, “O Dahhak, what are you eating?” He said, “Meat and milk.” The Prophet

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Dawud Ta’i on Self-talk: Talking to yourself as a means of discipline

Hammad ibn Abi Hanifah reported: I came to Dawud al-Ta’i, may Allah have mercy on him, and his door was fastened shut. I could hear him saying: You lusted after

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