Commentary ~ Magnanimity

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ar-Rabi’atur-Raiy said, “Magnanimity consists of six characteristics: 3 as regards to when one is at home, and 3 as regards to when one is on a journey. As for when one is on a journey – spending from one’s provisions, good manners, and pleasantry with one’s companions. As for when one is at home – recitation of the Quran, adhering to the mosques, and chastity of one’s private parts. ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “There are two kinds of magnanimity: the outward kind and the inward kind. The outward kind is maintaining a good appearance, and the inward kind is chastity.”

Gems and Jewels
Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Publisher: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam
ISBN: 9960-897-59-1
Page 140

Hadith ~ Do not seek to be a ruler

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Abdul-Rahman ibn Samorah (May Allah be satisfied with him); ‘The Prophet (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “O Abdul-Rahman ibn Samorah! Do not seek to be a ruler, because if you are given authority on asking for it, then you will be held responsible for it; but if you are given it without asking for it, then you will be helped in it (by Allah). And whenever you take an oath to do something and later you find that something else is better than what you intended; then do the best action and make expiation for your oath.” (Bukhari).

Riyaadiss-Saliheen (The Meadows of the Righteous) (Abridged)
By Imam An Nawawi Vol. (2)
Publisher: Dar Al-Manarah
ISBN: 977.6005.23.3
Chapiter 292, Page 1114, Number 971