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Before Action, Double-Check Your Intention

“Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what they intended. So whoever migrates for the sake of Allah and His messenger, the migration will be counted truly for Allah and His messenger. And whoever migrates for the sake of worldly increase or to marry someone, then the migration will count for whatever it …

Mercy Stories in the Prophet's Life (20+ Hadiths)

Mercy Stories in the Prophet's Life (20+ Hadiths)

Can you define the whole message of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in one word? The best to do that, of course, is the One Who sent the message and Who chose the Messenger. In the Qur’an, Allah Almighty makes this brief yet crystal-clear statement: {And We have not sent you, [O …

What To Look For In A Wife

What To Look For In A Wife

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discuss the hadith of what men should look for in a wife. There are four things that are discussed.

Ceaseless Reward Even After Death

Ceaseless Reward Even After Death

Abu Hurairah narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, and righteous offspring who will pray for him.” (Muslim) Commenting on this hadith, Imam An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “The scholars said, …

15 Anti-Corruption Hadiths

15 Anti-Corruption Hadiths

Corruption is one of the worst predicaments that haunt many countries around the world. The abuse of power, authority and resources by governments and public servants hinders the progress of countries. It alienates ordinary citizens and blocks them from investing in the development of their nations. The ailment of corruption is something that, unfortunately, plagues …

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

As time passed after the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) passed away, more reporters were involved in each isnad (chain of narrators) of the Prophet’s hadiths. So, the situation demanded strict discipline in the acceptance of hadiths or Prophet’s traditions. The rules regulating this discipline are known as mustalah al-hadith (Hadith methodology). Among the …

When Weak Hadith May Be Cited

When Weak Hadith May Be Cited

What is a weak hadith? Is it OK to quote a weak hadith and to base our worship on it?
What are the different opinions of scholars on this question?

Feed, Greet and Pray

In an inspiring connection between our spiritual life and physical life, the Prophet lists praying at night along with feeding the hungry, greeting each other and maintaining family ties. There is something special about praying at night. When we are by ourselves in the quiet moments of the night, it is a powerful time to build our connection with Allah. The spiritual connection with Allah is the reactor that gives us the energy to sustain our relationship with others and our service toward them.



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