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Tag Archives: Statements of the pious

September, 2018

  • 20 September

    Ibn Shihab Az Zuhri would ensure that he fasted on ‘Aashura

    Question Can you mention the source for this please? الليث: عن معاوية بن صالح، أن أبا جبلة حدثه، قال كنت مع ابن شهاب في سفر فصام يوم عاشوراء، فقيل له: تصوم يوم عاشوراء في السفر وأنت تفطر في رمضان؟ قال: إن رمضان له عدة من أيام أخر، وإن عاشوراء يفوت سير أعلام النبلاء

  • 17 September

    Fasting will serve as a shield as long as one abstains from backbiting

    Question Can you mention the reference for this narration? الصيام جنة ما لم يخرقها صاحبها وخرقها الغيبة

  • 11 September

    Patience is essential for a believer

    Question Please mention the reference for this narration as well as the Arabic text. Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) said: “A Mu’min is in need of patience just as he is in need of food and drink”

  • 4 September

    Riyah Al Qaysi (rahimahullah)

    Question Kindly provide the source of this narration: “I did an audit on myself and discovered that I have forty odd sins. I then asked Allah forgiveness for each sin one hundred thousand (100 000) times”- Riyah Al Qaysi (rahimahullah)

August, 2018

  • 29 August

    Sell this life for the next and you will win both

    Question Please mention the reference for this narration as well as the Arabic text. Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) said: “O son of Adam! Sell this life for the next and you win both of them. Sell the next life for this and you lose both of them.”

  • 8 August

    Another version of the du’a to be recorded from the abdal

    Question Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has cited in Ihya ‘Ulumid Din that whoever will make the following du’a three (3) times daily, would be written as one who has achieved the status of an abdal: اللهم اغفر لإمة محمد صل الله عليه وسلم , اللهم ارحم أمة محمد صل الله عليه وسلم , اللهم تجاوز عن أمة محمد صل الله عليه …

July, 2018

  • 24 July

    Slandering and defaming the pious

    Question Could you mention the reference for this narration? كفى بالمرء شرا أن لا يكون صالحا وهو يقع في الصالحين

  • 24 July

    Explanation of the words: ‘As habul ahwa’

    Question In the following text does أهل الأهواء specifically refer to people of innovation or does it have a more general meaning (people of desire)? عَنِ الْحَسَنِ وَابْنِ سِيرِينَ: أَنَّهُمَا قَالَا: لَا تُجَالِسُوا أَصْحَابَ الْأَهْوَاءِ، وَلَا تُجَادِلُوهُمْ، وَلَا تَسْمَعُوا مِنْهُم

  • 23 July

    The statement of Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) regarding people who are never criticised

    Question What is the meaning of ‘mudahin’ in the following quote? قال سفيان الثوري رحمه الله: إذا رأيت القارئ/الرجل محببا في جيرانه، محمودا عند إخوانه، فاعلم أنه مداهن

  • 18 July

    Seek an excuse for your brother

    Question Can you provide the reference for this narration? Sayyiduna Ja’far ibn Muhammad As Sadiq (rahimahullah) said: “If something that you dislike reaches you about your brother then search for an excuse for him, up to seventy excuses. If it hits the mark, [then good]. If not, Then say, ‘Perhaps he has an excuse that I am not aware of.'”

  • 10 July

    Interact with humans as you would with fire

    Question Respected scholars who is this attributed to and please mention the reference? “Interact with humans as you would with fire. Draw warmth from them but don’t get burnt in the process. (i.e. Take the good and avoid the bad)

  • 9 July

    The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) disliked people showing off with ‘ibadah

    Question Is the following authentic and if so what is meant by it? Imam Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah) said about the Salaf: “When in a gathering, they used to dislike a person showing the best of what he has”

  • 6 July

    Shaytan will overpower man in three ways

    Question Kindly provide the reference for this narration: عن خيثمة قال: كان يقال إن الشيطان يقول ما غلبني عليه ابن آدم فلن يغلبني على ثلاث أن يأخذ مالا من غير حقه أو أن يمنعه من حقه أو أن يضعه في غير حقه