Oct 13, 2012

Pearls of Islamic Scholars : Quotes [1]

source : IOU FB page

Taqwaa has three levels:

The first: Protecting the heart and limbs from sins and all forbidden matters.
The second: Protecting the heart and limbs form disliked matters [Makrooh].
The third: Protecting oneself from the fudool [curiosity] and what does not concern him.

The first gives the servant his life, the second gives him health and strength and the third enables him to gain happiness, contentment and light.”

 [Ibn al Qayyim; Al Fawaa-id :P 45]

Ash-Shafi‘i (rahimahullâh) said, “Whoever spread gossip for you spreads gossip against you. Whoever relates tales to you will tell tales about you. Whoever when you please him says about you what is not in you, when you anger him will say about you what is not in you.”
Siyar ‘Alam al Nubala’ of Imaam ad-Dhahabee

Abu Ad-Dardaa:

“It is better to advise your friend than to severe relations with him, for no one can take the place of your friend if you lose him. However, how could you grieve after he dies, when you have shunned him when he was still alive?”

(Sifaat us-Safwah, 1/364)

 Sufyaan ath-Thawree:  "The scholars are similar to rain, wherever they fall, they benefit."  (Jam'ee Bayaan al 'Ilm wa Fadlihee 1/56)

Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawiyyah:  "Patience is that the heart does not feel anger towards that which is destined and that the mouth does not complain."  (al-’Uddah, p. 156)

 "If your brother mentions something to you in private, then walks away, it is an amaanah (trust) even if he didn't instruct you not to inform anyone." 
(Ibn Muflih's Adaab Ash-Sharee'ah).
-- Umar ibn al-Khattab

The perfection of Tawheed is found when there remains nothing in the heart except Allaah -- Ibn al-Qayyim, (al Madaarij 3/485)

"I have accompanied people (Sahaba) who feared the rejection of their righteous deeds more than you fear the consequences of your sins" 
~ Hasan Al-Basri (may Allah have mercy on him)

"Zuhd (desiring little from this world because of one's preoccupation with the Hereafter) means not having long-term hopes for this world, and it does not mean eating coarse food and wearing a tattered robe."
--  Sufyaan Ath-Thauree

"In our view, a person does not have an understanding of the religion until he thinks of a hardship as a blessing, and comfort and luxury as being a hardship."
--  Sufyaan Ath-Thauree

Shirk occurs when human beings love, trust or fear the creation more than Allaah."
-- Dr. Bilal Philips

"Absorption in worldly affairs breeds darkness in the heart, and absorption in the affairs of the next world enkindles light in the heart".
~ Uthman ibn Affan(ra)

"Real men cry for Allah" 
-- Sheikh Omar Suleiman -

"Worship is founded upon the Legal Law and following it, not upon ones base desires and innovation. "
-- Ibn Taymiyyah (Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa, 1/80)

"Patience is that:
the heart does not feel anger towards that which is destined (for you) and
that the mouth does not complain."
– Ibn Al Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

"The moral, ethical, spiritual, psychological decline of the Muslim Ummah is because of their lack of connection with the Qur'an."
-- Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan - USA

"Adhere to the athaar and the way of the Salaf and beware of newly invented matters, for all of it is an innovation."-- 
Imam Abu Hanifa
(As-Suyootee, Sawn al-Mantaq, p.32)

"In this world, man finds remembrance of Allaah, praising Him and worshipping him, a delight that is incomparable to anything else."
-- Ibn Taymiyyah  ,  (Minhaj as-Sunnah, 5/389)

"Just as the body needs breaks and rest, the soul also is in need of nourishment. Prayer is the primary source of nourishment for the soul."
--  Dr. Bilal Philips

"The Jihaad against the soul is the foundation for the jihad against the disbelievers and hypocrites.
-- Ibn al-Qayyim [ar-Rawdah, p.478]

Whoever sticks to his desires, worshipping other people will stick to him.
-- Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

"Perpetually is the servant either the recipient of a blessing from Allaah, in which case he is in need of gratitude; or he is the perpetrator of sin, in which case he is in need of repentance; he is always moving from one blessing to another and is always is in need of repentance."-- Ibn Taymiyyah 
(Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa, 10/88)

"People take pride on their relationships with certain people, we should take pride on our relationship with Allah."
-- Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda - USA

The commonly held belief in Muslim culture that it is better to delay Hajj until one becomes old is incorrect. -- Dr. Bilal Philips

"You often grab the cane, but you are not weak."
-- Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

The students of knowledge do not succeed except for a few.
-- Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

"A sign of friend is his being a friend to his friend's friend"
-- Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

"The very first thing to show our gratitude to Allah is by doing SALAH."
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan - USA

"They are not harmed by what they are afflicted with in this world; Allah will compensate them for all of their hardships with Paradise."
-- Imaan Sufyaan

Inner peace can only be achieved if the obstacles that are beyond our control are accepted by us patiently as part of Allaah's destiny.
--Dr Bilal Philips

"Love people in proportion to the (good) deeds they perform. Become humble and flexible when you are invited to perform a good deed, and become rigid and defiant when you are invited to commit a sin"
--Imaan Sufyaan

A man will never fear something besides Allaah unless it be due to a disease in his heart.--Ibn Taymiyyah (al-Bazzaar, p.74) 

A man is not complete except with four: religiosity, honesty, conservation, and sobriety.
-- Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

Believers are principled individuals, sticking by their beliefs and practices regardless of how odd they may seem or how lonely and isolated the society may make them.
-- Dr. Bilal Philips

"Death is enough as an admonition; certainty is enough as richness and worship is enough as an occupation." -- Umar Ibnul Khattaab (Allaah be pleased with him) 
[Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam: page: 308]

"Humility is a part of noble character, and arrogance is the habit of villains. Humility inherits love, and contentment inherits comfort."
--Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

"It is easy to say Allah is One, but is He the One in my life?"
-- Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan - USA

"Fear being put to trial by a worshipper who is ignorant and by the scholar who is evil, for the trials of these two kinds of people are a severe test for those who are weak."
-- Sufyaan Ath-Thauree

"Avoiding disobedience to Allah and leaving what does not concern you will enlighten the heart. I advise you with retreat and little eating. Beware of mixing with fools and whoever does not do you justice."
--Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

The believer is not a slave to fashion.
-- Dr Bilal Philips

"I was never afraid of poverty. Seeking an excess to what one needs in this world is a punishment with which Allah punished the people of monotheism"
--Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

This whole religion revolves around knowing the truth and acting by it, and action must be accompanied by patience. (Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa, 10/38)
--Ibn Taymiyyah

"He is not your brother whoever needs to be accommodated by you"
--Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

Whoever desires everlasting bliss, let him adhere firmly to the threshold of servitude.
-- Ibn al-Qayyim, (al-Madaarij 1/531)

"The servant exists between the Hands of Allah at two times- while standing during performing prayer, and while standing on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever fulfills the rights of the first standing, will in fact be facilitating the second one. And whoever considers this easy and does not pay due attention to it, he will be making the other one difficult for himself." -- Ibnul Qayyim 

"The wise person is the one whose mind controls him from every disgrace." --Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

"Never underestimate the power and the strength of the believer because it is Allah who is backing him." -~ Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda ~

Guidance is not attained except with knowledge and correct direction is not attained except with patience. 
-- Ibn Taimiyya  (Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa, 10/40)

Give sincere advice to every believer who asks you a question regarding his religion. And never hide good advice to someone who asks you about a matter that leads to the Good Pleasure of Allaah subhaanahu wata'aala. — Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullah)

The priority of every Muslim should be not where can I best find work, but where can I best practice Islam and find work
--Dr. Bilal Philips

The more the servant loves his Master, the less he will love other objects and they will decrease in number. The less the servant loves his Master, the more he will love other objects and they will increase in number.

-- Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa, 1/94)

I never lied, or swore by Allah, or left the ritual bath on Friday. I did not have a full stomach for sixteen years, except once and I did not go back to it. --Imam Ash-Shafi'ee 

Humans are required to recognize Allah's bounties and mercies and give thanks to Him and glorify Him.
-- Dr Bilal Philips

"If you want your marriage proposal to be accepted, then gift to the mother (of the girl with whom you wish to get married)."

-- Sufyaan At-Thawree

"If an announcer from the heavens were to announce, saying: "O people! All of you will enter paradise except one man"; I fear that he (i.e. that man) would be me."
--Umar Ibnul Khattaab

The most beneficial of lasting provisions is the fear of Allah, and the most harmful of lasting provisions is aggression.
-- Imam Ash-Shafi'ee

The Lord loves to be Loved.
-- Ibn Taimiyya (Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa, 1/54)

If you talk gently with your mother and you give her to eat, you will enter Jannah on the condition that you avoid great sins.
— Ibn 'Umar [al-Adab al-Mufrad, 8]

"Keep yourselves away from the one who loves that his opinion is followed, who loves that his opinion is spread and heard"

-- Imâm Sufyân ath-Thawrî:

The best life is one based on the minimal material necessities.
-- Dr Bilal Philips

"Beware of filling your stomachs, for doing so hardens the heart. And suppress your anger. And do not laugh too much, for laughing a great deal kills the heart."
-- Sufyaan Ath-Thauree

"If having children is a blessing, a righteous wife is the mother of all blessings." 

-- Shaykh Yasir Qadhi - USA


  1. Jazakallah brother ABDULLAH.
    apni, opu vai soho aro kichu vai der kaj dekhle shotti-e onek encourage love kori mone.
    may we all meet in jannah

  2. nice blog dear,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


  3. Visit www.treasureofthescholars.wordpress.com for daily quotes from scholars insha Allah. Make Allah make these words of wisdom beneficial for you. Aameen.