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Hadith on Takathur: Competition for worldly goods misleads you

Ibn al-Zubayr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the son of Adam had two valleys full of wealth, he would desire a third. […]

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Hadith on Greed: Humans insatiably desire wealth

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If the son of Adam had two valleys full of wealth, he would desire a third. Nothing will

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Hadith on Haram: The Prophet warning us of tempting sins

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has not forbidden matters but that He knows you will be tempted towards

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Umar on Taqwa: Fear Allah, control anger and desires

Abu Abdullah al-Khurasani reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever fears Allah does not vent his anger, and whoever is mindful of Allah does not

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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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Hadith on Hypocrisy: Believers, hypocrites, and evildoers recite Quran

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will be successors after sixty years ‘who waste the prayer and follow their lusts, so they

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Hasan on Backbiting: Permission to mention evil of three people

‘Aqil reported: Al-Hasan, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “It is not backbiting to speak against three people: a follower of whims, an obstinate sinner who publicizes his sins,

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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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Umar on Greed: Greed is poverty and slavery to materialism

‘Urwah reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, would say in his sermons, “You know that greed is poverty and renunciation is independence. Verily, whoever renounces his

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Umar on Sermons: Umar warns against greed, anger, and dishonesty

Abu Huraira reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say to people in his sermons, “Those among you have succeeded who are protected from whims,

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‘Ata’ on Gentleness: Speak good words to all people

Al-Qurtubi reported: Talhah ibn Umar said to ‘Ata’, may Allah have mercy on him, “Indeed, you are a man whom people of various whims gather around and I am a

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Abu Yazid on Will: I want not to want anything in the world

Ibn al-Qayyim reported: It was said to Abu Yazid, may Allah have mercy on him, “What do you want?” Abu Yazid said, “I want not to want.” Ibn al-Qayyim said,

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Warraq on Whims: Lowly desires begin downward spiral into evil

Ibn al-Jawzi reported: Abu Bakr al-Warraq, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The source of overpowering whims is approaching what is lusted. When whims overpower the heart, it will

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Abu ‘Aliyah on Whims: Beware lowly desires inciting to hatred, enmity

‘Asim al-Ahwal reported: Abu al-‘Aliyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Learn the Quran and once you learn it, never place your desires elsewhere. Beware of these whims of

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‘Ata on Whims: Rationality defeated by lusts, whims, lowly desires

Miskin Abi Fatimah reported: ‘Ata al-Salimi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have heard that lusts and whims can even overpower knowledge, reason, and eloquence.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’

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Ali on Zuhd: Renouncing worldliness makes calamities easier to endure

Qabisah ibn Jabir reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever renounces the worldly life, afflictions will be made easy for him. Whoever expects to

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