Tag Archives: Imam Ahmad

January, 2018

  • 29 January

    Remember Allah, for it is a cure

    Question What is the source of this narration? Amirul Mu’minin Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Remember Allah, for it is a cure. Do not remember the people, for it is a disease.”

  • 24 January

    Status of the narrator, ‘Al Hakam ibn ‘Abdillah Al Balkhi’

    Question What is the status of the narrator Al Hakam ibn Abdillah Al-Balkhi? Are his narrations from Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) acceptable?

October, 2017

September, 2017

  • 9 September

    An incident regarding Shaytan appearing before Imam Ahmad on his deathbed

    Question Is this narration suitable to quote: قال لي عبد الله بن أحمد بن حنبل: حضرت أبي الوفاة فجلست عنده، وبيدي الخرقة، وهو في النزع؛ لأشد لحييه، فكان يغرق حتى نظن أن قد قضي، ثم يفيق، ويقول: لا بعد لا بعد بيده، ففعل هذا مرة، وثانية، فلما كان في الثالثة قلت له: يا أبت، إيش هذا الذي قد لهجت به …

August, 2017

March, 2017

  • 24 March

    How many rak’ahs (nafl) would Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal offer daily?

    Question I have heard that Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) would offer 300 rak’ahs of Salah every day. What is the source for this?

  • 15 March

    Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) explains what is good character

    Question Who is the following statement attributed to? “Good character is that you do not become angry and infuriated. And good character is to endure [the difficulties] you encounter from people”

  • 14 March

    The grateful and patient ones are most beloved to Allah Ta’ala

    Question Is this reliable? إِنَّ أَحَبَّ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ إِلَى اللَّهِ الشَّكُورُ الصَّابِرُ الَّذِي إِذَا ابْتُلِيَ صَبَرَ وَإِذَا أُعْطِيَ شَكَرَ

  • 6 March

    Advice of the Imams of Fiqh to their qualified students

    Question ‘When a Hadith is authentic, abide by it and leave my opinion.’ I heard from someone that the above statement was issued by Imam Abu Hanifah  to Imam Abu Yusuf, and Imam Shafi’i to Al Rab’i, and Imam Ahmad to his son Abdullah, and Imam Malik to Ibnul Qasim (rahimahumullah), but some laymen of today understand it to be directed to …

October, 2016

December, 2015

  • 14 December

    None is born a Scholar

    Question Is the following narration authentic? ‏قَالَ عَبْدُ الله بن مسعود : إِنَّ أَحَدًا لاَ يُوَلَدُ عَالِمًا ، وَإِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ بِالتَّعَلُّمِ

September, 2015