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Hadith on Shuhada: Martyrs of Allah entrusted with creation’s welfare

Abu ‘Inabah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the martyrs of Allah on the earth are the trustees of Allah on earth among His creation. […]

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Hadith on Jihad: Forgiveness for acts of cowardice

‘Abdur Rahman reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “No man says three times, ‘I seek forgiveness from Allah, besides whom there is no God, the

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Hadith on Jihad: Protection inside places of worship during war

Ibn Abbas reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, dispatched his armies, he would say, “Go forth in the name of Allah and fight in

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Hadith on Akhirah: Hereafter is the only life worth living

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: We were in the trench with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was digging and we were carrying the dirt

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Ibn Abbas on Sahaba: Seek forgiveness for companions in the Fitnah

Mujahid reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Do not curse the companions of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, for Allah Almighty commanded seeking forgiveness

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Hadith on Jama’ah: Hand of Allah above united Muslim community

‘Arfajah ibn Shurayh reported: I saw the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, delivering a sermon to the people, saying, “Verily, the Hand of Allah is over the united

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Hadith on Khalifah: Virtues of the great commander Zayd ibn Harithah

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, never dispatched Zayd ibn Harithah with an army but that he appointed him commander over them. If he

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Hadith on Bravery: The Prophet was the bravest in battle

Abu Ishaq reported: Al-Bara’, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “We would, by Allah, seek protection by the side of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, when

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Hadith on Fitnah: When practicing Islam is like grasping thorns

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Woe to the Arabs for an evil tribulation approaching like darkest part of the night! A

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Hadith on Travel: Shortening prayer in times of safety

Ya’la ibn Umayyah reported: I said to Umar ibn al-Khattab about the verse, “There is no blame upon you for shortening the prayer if you fear persecution from those who

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Abdullah on Bid’ah: Rejection of apparently good or small innovations

Salamah al-Hamdani reported: We used to sit by the door of Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, before dawn prayer. When he came out, we would walk

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Hadith on Pardon: The Prophet lets an enemy combatant go free

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, fought against the tribe of Muharib ibn Khasafah, and a man among them named Ghawrath ibn

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Ahnaf on Anger: Beware political rage leading to bloodshed

Al-‘Ala’ ibn Jarir reported: Al-Ahnaf ibn Qays, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “It is not appropriate for the leader to be angry, for anger with power is a

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Hadith on Fitnah: Tribulations coming one after another

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, no prophet came before me but that it was a duty upon him to

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Hadith on Hajj: A jihad for women without fighting

Aisha reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, is jihad a duty upon women?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes, jihad is a duty upon them

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Hadith on Spoils: Remembrance in mosque better than booty

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, dispatched a company to Najd and they acquired many spoils and rushed back. A man who did not

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Hadith on Duha: Forenoon prayer is better than spoils

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, dispatched a company that acquired a great amount of spoils and returned quickly. A man said, “O

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