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Abu Qilabah on Whims: Beware of sitting with people of lowly desires

Ayyub al-Sakhtiyani reported: Abu Qilabah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Be on guard from three traits: beware of the gates of rulers, beware of sitting with the people

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Hadith on Whims: The Prophet disavows people of whims, heresies

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to Aisha, “O Aisha! Verily, those who divided their religion and became sects (6:159), they

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Hasan on Salvation: Four traits to protect from Hellfire, Satan

Abu Nu’aym reported: Al-Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever has four traits, Allah will forbid him from entering Hellfire and grant him refuge from Satan: one

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Mujahid on Whims: Guidance to Islam, protection from lowly desires

Al-A’mash reported: Mujahid, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I do not know which of my two blessings are greater: that I was guided to Islam or that I

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Hadith on Akhirah: Paradise veiled by hardship, Hellfire by desires

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Hellfire is veiled by lusts, and Paradise is veiled by hardships.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6122 Grade:

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Hadith on Riya: The Prophet fears hidden lusts, showing off in worship

Abdullah ibn Zayd reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, what I fear most for you after me is ostentation and hidden lusts,” meaning adultery. Source:

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Abu Qilabah on Whims: People of lowly desires agree upon the sword

Ayyub reported: Abu Qilabah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The example of the people of whims is that of the hypocrites. Allah Almighty mentioned the hypocrites with different

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Awza’i on Caprice: Satan spreads lowly desires among children of Adam

Ibn al-Mubarak reported: Al-Awza’i, may Allah have mercy on him said, “Iblis said to his allies: With what have you come to the son of Adam? They said: With everything.

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Kalbi on Whims: Arabs worshiped idols representing lowly desires

Al-Qurtubi reported: Al-Kalbi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It was the habit of the Arabs that if a man among them desired anything, he would worship it besides

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Sha’bi on Whims: Lowly desires whisk their companions to Hellfire

Ibn Shubrumah reported: Al-Sha’bi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, whims are only named as such because they whisk their companions away to the Hellfire.” Source: Sunan al-Dārimī

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Hadith on Vices: Greed, caprice, and vanity are destructive vices

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three deeds are destructive vices: greed that is obeyed, whims that are followed, and everyone impressed

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Hadith on Virtues: Three salvific virtues, three destructive vices

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three deeds are salvific virtues and three are destructive vices. As for salvific virtues, they are

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Hadith on Deeds: Three expiations, salvific virtues, and destructive vices

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three deeds are destructive vices, three are salvific virtues, three are expiations, and three are a

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Ibn Salam on ‘Ilm: Masters of knowledge act upon what they know

‘Ubaydullah ibn Umar reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said to Abdullah ibn Salam, “Who are the masters of knowledge?” Abdullah said, “Those who act upon

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Shafi’i on Debate: Best answer to a fool is silence

Imam al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said in his poetry, “If a fool speaks to you, do not answer him, for the best answer is silence. If you

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Hadith on Leadership: Disapproval of seeking power, authority

Abdur Rahman ibn Samurah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “O Abdur Rahman, do not ask for authority! If it is given to you

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