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Intelligence in Action

It is reported that Sufyân b. ‘Uyainah – Allâh have mercy on him – said,

The intelligent person is not one who merely knows what is good and what is bad. The intelligent person is one who, when he sees what is good, follows it, and when he sees evil, shuns it

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyâ`, Vol. 4 p16.

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The superiority of abstaining from begging and having patience

627. Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

Some Ansari persons asked for (something) from Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) and he gave them. They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them. And then they asked him and he gave them again till all that was with him finished. And then he said,

“If I had anything, I would not keep it away from you. (Remember) whoever abstains from asking others, Allah will make him contented, and whoever tries to make himself self-sufficient, Allah will make him self-sufficient. And whoever remain patient Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.”(*)

                                                                                                                                           [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith No.548, Vol.2]

(*)  (H.627) The Arabic word for “patience” also conveys the meaning of perseverance, constancy and endurance.
The Book Of Zakat : Chapter 42 – The superiority of abstaining from begging, and that of patience.
Source : Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
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Superiority of taking many steps in order to reach the Masjid

350. Narrated Abu Musa (radhi Allaahu anhu):-

The Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

The people who get tremendous reward for As-Salat (the prayer) are those who are farthest away (from the mosque), and then those who are next farthest and so on. Similarly one who waits to offer Salat with the Imam has greater reward than one who offers Salat and goes to bed

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith No.623, Vol.1]

Source :
The Book of Mosques and places of worship – Chapter 50 – Superiority of taking many steps ( i.e. coming from a far place) in order to reach the mosque.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Homeless & Senseless

It is reported that ‘Abdullāh b. Mas’ūd – Allāh be pleased with him – said:

This world (the dunyā) is [only taken as] a home by those who will have no real home [in Jannah], and it is the wealth of those who will have no real wealth, and it is gathered and collected for by those who have no real intelligence.

Ibn Abī Al-Dunyā, Dhamm Al-Dunyā article 16.

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Soft Poison – The likeness of this worldly life (dunyâ) is that of a snake

It is reported that ‘Alî b. Abî Tâlib wrote to Salmâm Al-Farsî – Allâh be pleased with them both – saying:

The likeness of this worldly life (dunyâ) is that of a snake: soft to the touch, it will kill you with its poison. So turn away from what impresses you of it, since what stays with you is so little. And do not be concerned about it, since you are certain about its parting. And be most happy in it when you are most heedful of it; for every time its companion takes solace in one of its delights, it gives way to one of its woes.

Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ, Kitâb Al-Zuhd article 164.

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Verily, Allâh will ask us about the halâl things we enjoyed, so what about the harâm!

It is reported that ‘Umar b. ‘Abd Al-‘Azîz once wrote to Al-Hasan Al-Basrî to get a brief exhortation from him, so Al-Hasan wrote back ,

The dunyâ distracts and preoccupies the heart and body, but al-zuhd (asceticism, not giving importance to worldly things) gives rest to the heart and body. Verily, Allâh will ask us about the halâl things we enjoyed, so what about the harâm!

Al-Bayhaqî, Al-Zuhd Al-Kabîr, article 26.

Character · Daily Benefits · Quotes from Sunnah

One reaches the level of the one who prays the night prayer and fasts during the day, due to ..

From ‘A´ishah who said: that the Messenger of Allah – salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said:

Indeed a man reaches the level of the one who prays the night prayer and fasts during the day, due to his good manners.

(Silsilah Ahadith As-Sahihah No.795)

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Have mercy over those whom are upon the earth ..

“Have mercy over those whom are upon the earth, and
He who is above the heaven will have mercy over you”

(al-Huda wan-Nûr tape 674 of al-Albânî)

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Ahl-ul-Bid’ah are as the christians when it comes to accepting that which suits them

Shaykh Al-Albani:

Ahl-ul-Bid’ah are as the christians when it comes to accepting that which suits them. They read the Qur’ân and Sunnah and take that which suits them and lure away from that which doesn’t.

(al-Huda wan-Nûr 430)

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Not doing actions for Allaah’s Sake

Hadith Qudsi :

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) say:

The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who died a martyr. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them. [ The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I fought for you until I died a martyr. He will say: You have lied – you did but fight that it might be said [of you]: He is courageous. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

[Another] will be a man who has studied [religious] knowledge and has taught it and who used to recite the Quran. He will be brought and Allah will make known to his His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I studied [religious] knowledge and I taught it and I recited the Quran for Your sake. He will say: You have lied – you did but study [religious] knowledge that it might be said [of you]: He is learned. And you recited the Quran that it might be said [of you]: He is a reciter. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

[Another] will be a man whom Allah had made rich and to whom He had given all kinds of wealth. He will be brought and Allah will make known to his His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I left no path [untrodden] in which You like money to be spent without spending in it for Your sake. He will say: You have lied – you did but do so that it might be said [of you]: He is open-handed. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

It was related by Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and an-Nasa’i).