May 19, 2014

Pearls of Islamic Scholars : Quotes [11]

Ibn Hazm: "If you advise someone on the condition that they have to accept it, then you are an oppressor."  (Al-Akhlaq Wa As-Siyar 110)

It was said to Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal: ‘May Allah reward you for the good you have (done) for Islam.’
He said. "Rather. Allah has (done) good for me through Islam. Who am I, and What am I?"
(Quoted by Imam Dhahabi in As-siyar a'lam an-nubala 11/225)

Ibn Hazm: "Perhaps one hour of neglect may destroy a years worth of pious effort!" (al-Akhlaaq wa-Siyar p. 14)

Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyyah: "All hard work is easy for those who believe in Allâh, when they know that Allâh hears them." (al-Fawaa'id, p.119)

Imām Al-Zuhrī: "We used to sometimes come to a scholar and what we learned of his manners was more beloved to us than the knowledge we took from him." (Abū Nuʿaym, Ḥilyatu Al-ʾAwliyāʾ #4575)

Thabit al-Bannani:  "Anas (radiyAllahu'anhu) used to oil his hand with scented oil in the morning for the sake of shaking hands with his brothers."  (Al-Adab al-Mufrad 1012)

Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini:  "I dont know of a time period where the people were in need of this knowledge (of hadith) like this time.".  (al-Sharh al-Nafis Ila 'Uloom al-Hadeeth)

If you pay too much attention to what other people sayabout you, not onlywill you lose your self-esteem but also your sincerity.-Omar Suleiman (20 feb)

Ibn Kathir: “A characteristic of the dunya is that it flees from the one who chases her, and it chases the one who flees from her.” [Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 4/197]

‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdil-’Azeez said: “Whoever acts without knowledge, harms more than benefits.” [Musannaf of Ibn Abee Shaybah, 13/470]

Al-Qaasim Ibn Muhammad, the grandson of Abu Bakr, said: “In my time the people were not impressed by speech, they were impressed by actions. Anyone can say whatever he wants.”  [Abu Daawood, Kitaab Al-Zuhd, p.354]

The biggest lie that one can tell is ‘I don’t have any time’. The real answer should be ‘I don’t use my time wisely enough to have time.’ -- Hamza Yusuf [fb, 22/03/14]
al-Khattab al-Makhzumi: "Dear son! The woman is the tranquility of the man. He can’t live with her if they do not agree. If you want to marry a woman then you should ask about her family. Good roots give sweet fruits." (ar-Rawdhah, p. 202)

Abu Darda Al-Ansari (radiyAllahu'anhu):  "The health is the richness of the body."  (al-Jami', p. 297)
Imām Ahmad ibn Hanbal said:
Al-Shafi’i saw me sitting in his circle, and there was some ink on my shirt I was trying to hide. He said, “Young man, why are you hiding it? Having ink on ones clothes is a sign of lofty conduct: to the sight it is black, but to the insight it is white (with the light of knowledge).”

Abdullâh b. Al-Mubârak:Ink on the clothes is the perfume of the scholars.
- Some put this in verse (from Arabic):

The ink-pot’s ink is the perfume of men
As saffron is the perfume of women
So the former befits the garments of those men
As the latter the garments of wives

Imâm Ahmad said, seeing the students of hadith approaching with their ink-pots:

These are the lanterns of Islam.
(Al-Khatîb Al-Baghdâdî, Al-Jâmi’ li-Akhlâq Al-Râwî, articles 508, 509, 512)

A man came to al-Hasan al-Basree and said: ‘I wish to debate with you about the Religion.’
al-Hasan replied: ‘I know my Religion. If you have lost your Religion go out and look for it.’
[Reported by al-Aajurree in ash-Sharee`ah (p. 57), al-Laalikaa’ee in as-Sunnah (no. 215) and Ibn Battah (no. 586) and it is saheeh.]

True Happiness is not about having everything you like, but liking everything you have. That is the essence of the 6th Pillar of Faith; Belief in Qadar (Destiny). Dr. Bilal Philips
IOU 18 april

A man once exclaimed to the mystic Rabia al-Adawiyya, “I have discovered a thousand proofs of the existence of God !” She closed the conversation by saying that she had only one proof and that was enough for her. “Which ?” he asked. “If you are alone in the desert and you fall down a well, to whom will you turn ?” “To God,” he said. “That proof is enough for me !”
[Western Muslims and the Future of Islam  By Tariq Ramadan]

Umar ibn al-Khattab (radyiAllahu'anhu): "Remind yourselves often about the Fire (Hell), for certainly it's heat is high and its bottom is deep and its weapon is iron." (at-Takhweef min-an-Naar p. 61)

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz: 'Door of repentance is open so long as one is still alive, so long as he is sane and still conscious." (Majmoo'ah 9/437)

Abu Darda Al-Ansari (radiyAllahu'anhu): "I ask forgiveness for 70 of my brothers in my Sujud, I mention each by name, them and their fathers." (Imtinaa p. 166)

an-Najmî: "The mother is the first school. If she is righteous, the progeny becomes righteous." (Fath-ur-Rabb al-Wadûd (2/256))

Sufyân ibn ‘Uyainah: "The first step in knowledge is to listen, then to be quiet and attentive, then to preserve it, then to put it into practice and then to spread it."  (Hilyah Al-Awliyâ` 3/283)

Sufyaan Ath-Thauree said: “Learn knowledge, and once you have gained it, hold on to it and do not let it escape. And do not mix knowledge with laughing and playing; otherwise, the heart will spit out the knowledge you have.” (The Biography of Sufyaan Ath-Thauree, pg. 152)

Bakr ibn ‘Abdillāh (rahimullāh) said: "O Son of Adam, if you want to know the magnitude of Allah's blessings upon you, just close your eyes."
- Ibn al-Qayyim (‘Uddat'l-Sābirīn, 186/4) 

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