August 20, 2022 § Leave a comment
About 1200 years ago, al-Fuḍail ibn ʾIyāḍ used to say, “This is not the time to talk. It is the time to remain silent and stay at home.”
Ar-Risālah al-Mughniyah fis-Sukūt wa Luzūmil-Buyūt of Ibn Abid-Dunyā, p. 37.
July 14, 2022 § 1 Comment
The ʿAllāmah, the Shaikh Muḥammad Sulṭān al-Maʿṣūmī al-Khujandī al-Makkī, who some of you may know through the English translation of his book on blind-following which you can find here, said:
“One of the people who was guided and became enlightened through this Divine Light was a man from the West, from those who ascribe to Christianity. He read the translation of the meanings of the Qurʾān in English and so Allah allowed him to see the truth and enlightened him. He learnt Arabic and came to understand some meanings of the Qurʾān and thus became certain that Islam was the true religion which could make a person happy in this life and the next and so embraced it. Then he migrated from his country intending to settle in a Muslim land and so ended up settling in the two ḥarams [Makkah and Medīnah].
But when he saw those who called themselves Muslims here, and their manners, and how they dealt with people in a manner which opposed Islam and its teachings he was shocked and confused, and said to me:
‘Alḥamdulillāh that I became a Muslim before meeting these Muslims. This is a blessing from Allah on me. If I had seen these people before that I would have fled both from them and Islam, but I understood Allah’s address to us when He said, ‘O Mankind! …’ and I am one of mankind, and that meant that I had to fear Allah who created and nurtured me and that I must believe in His Messengers and Books, and I was certain that everyone who fears Allah, his Lord, will be happy in both abodes, and that whoever disbelieves and denies [the Truth] then Allah’s Punishment is severe, and no-one has the excuse of ignorance as long as he can understand …’ etc.!
So look how this European learnt knowledge and sought guidance, in the same way every individual from mankind has the ability to learn and understand his Lord’s Speech, that is why Allah addressed them in general terms, and ordered them to have faith and fear Him, and to follow the Messenger who He sent with the Truth, a Messenger who was sent to all of mankind as a mercy for them, whether man or jinn …
This gentleman who was guided to Islam has accompanied me since 1937 and attended my lectures. He often asks me about the meanings of āyahs from the Qurʾān and ḥadīths, and has become a good Muslim. I ask Allah, the Most High, to make both me and him and all Muslims firm in īmān, to always grant us success and to give us a good ending, āmīn.”
Tamyīzul-Maḥẓūẓīn ʿanil-Maḥrūmīn fī Tajrīdid-Dīn wa Tawḥīdil-Mursalīn, pp. 39-40.
This is Shaikh Muḥammad Sulṭān al-Maʿṣūmī al-Khujandī:
July 13, 2022 § Leave a comment
Ibn al-Qayyim said, “ʿUqbah ibn Muslim said, ‘I was with Ibn ʿUmar for thirty-four months, when asked a question he would very often say, ‘I don’t know.’’ And Saʿīd ibn al-Musayyib would hardly give a fatwā or say something without adding, ‘O Allah, save me, and save them from me.’”
March 16, 2019 § Leave a comment
“Abu Qilaabah Abdullaah ibn Zaid al-Jurmi said, ‘If you hear something about your brother which you dislike then exert yourself in making an excuse for him. And then if you can’t, say to yourself, ‘Maybe he has an excuse I don’t know about.’’ [Al-Hilyah, 2/285]
Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr said, ‘What a difference there is between someone who strives to find an excuse for his brother and someone who invents lies and fabrications against him and twists what he says or does.’”
At-Tuhaf bil-Ma’thoor ’anis-Salaf, p. 11
April 4, 2018 § Leave a comment
Awf said, “A man verbally abused al-Hasan excessively so al-Hasan said to him, ‘You’ve left things out. And what Allaah knows [about my shortcomings] is even more.’”
Al-Mujaalasah wa Jawaahirul-Ilm, vol. 8, p. 34.
April 3, 2018 § Leave a comment
A man came and abused al-Ahnaf ibn Qais but he remained silent. Then he reviled him again persistently but al-Ahnaf still stayed quiet. So the man then said, “O what regret! Nothing stops him from answering me back except how worthless I am in his eyes.”
Al-Mujaalasah wa Jawaahirul-Ilm, vol. 8, p. 28.