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June, 2017

  • 30 June

    Imam Shafi’i explains what is true knowledge

    Question Is this statement correctly attributed to Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah)? ليس العلم ما حفظ، العلم ما نفع

  • 29 June

    Abu Muslim Al Khawlani (rahimahullah) fasting while on journey

    Question Can you please mention the source of this incident? A few people from Damascus once came to visit Abu Muslim Al-Khawlani (rahimahullah) while he was out in battle in the land of Rome. Abu Muslim (rahimahullah) had dug a pit within his tent, lined the pit with a piece of leather and filled it with water. He thereafter entered …

  • 28 June

    Sahl ibn Sa’d At Tustari (rahimahullah) on knowledge and sincerity

    Question Who is this attributed to? الدنيا كلها جهل موات إلا العلم منها، والعلم كله حجة على الخلق إلا العمل به، والعمل كله هباء إلا الإخلاص منه، والإخلاص خطب عظيم لا يعرفه إلا الله عز وجل

  • 9 June

    Woe to the one whose belly is his biggest concern

    Question Is this a Hadith? بؤسا لمن كان بطنه أكبر همه

  • 7 June

    The heart does not find sweetness in worship when it is affected by sin

    Question Can you mention the reference and Arabic text for this? “The body becomes ill by disease while the hearts become ill by sins. Thus, just as the body doesn’t relish and take pleasure in sumptuous meals when a person is ill, so too does the heart not find sweetness in worship when it is affected by sin”

  • 3 June

    Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) explains true asceticism

    Question Who is this statement attributed to? “Asceticism is not only eating hard [bread] and wearing coarse clothing, but it is to curtail aspirations and to anticipate death”

  • 2 June

    Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) on how a person can attain taqwa

    Question Can you source this narration? Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) said: “A man will not attain true taqwa as long as he does not take reckoning of himself, and as long as he does not know the source of his food, drink and clothes.”

May, 2017

April, 2017

  • 29 April

    Siting in the company of people affects a person

    Question Could you confirm the source of this? :يقال :من جلس مع ثمانية أصناف من الناس، زاده الله ثمانية أشياء من جلس مع الأغنياء، زاده الله حب الدنيا والرغبة فيها ومن جلس مع الفقراء، زاده الله الشكر والرضا بقسمة الله تعالى ومن جلس مع السلطان، زاده الله الكبر، وقساوة القلب ومن جلس مع النساء، زاده الله الجهل، والشهوة، والميل إلى …

  • 1 April

    Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) on contentment and reliance on Allah Ta’ala

    Question Who is this statement attributed to? ‘Be content with whatever sustenance Allah has given you and you will be wealthy. Place your firm trust in Allah and you will be firm and strong’

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    ‘If his heart was devoted, his limbs would have been still’ (in salah)

    Question What is the status of the Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saw a man playing with his beard in Salah. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘If his heart was devoted, his limbs would also have been devoted?’

  • 29 March

    300 Ambiya buried around the Ka’bah

    Question What is the status of the following Hadiths? “Whenever a Nabi would leave his nation, he would go to the Ka’bah to worship Allah and certainly there are 300 graves of Ambiya around the Ka’bah” “The grave of Hud, Salih and Shu’ayb (‘alayhimus salam) are in the Haram” “When a nation was destroyed, the Nabi went to Makkah to …