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Ahmad ibn Harb (rahimahullah) explains how he achieved enjoyment in ‘ibadah

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Respected scholars

Who is the following attributed to and please mention the reference:

عبدت الله خمسين سنة، فما وجدت حلاوة العبادة حتى تركت ثلاثة أشياء: تركت رضى الناس حتى قدرت أن أتكلم بالحق، وتركت صحبة الفاسقين حتى وجدت صحبة الصالحين، وتركت حلاوة الدنيا حتى وجدت حلاوة الآخرة

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If you are unable to be a Scholar or student, then love the ‘Ulama

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Can you please source this?

إن استطعت فكن عالما فإن لم تستطع فكن متعلما، وإن لم تستطع فأحبهم، وإن لم تستطع فلا تبغضهم

‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) said: “[People use to say] Become a scholar if you are able to. If you are not able, then be a student. If you cannot then love them. If you are unable to do that also then [at least] do not hate them.”

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The three types of judges

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What is the reference for the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There are three types of Judges. One judge shall go to Jannah and two to Jahannam. The judge who knows what is right and judges accordingly shall be in Jannah. The one who knows what is right but intentionally judges unjustly will go to Jahannam and so will the judge who rules without knowledge.”

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