October 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
Imaam Ibn al-Jawzi, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “[The Companion] Abud-Dardaa used to supplicate for a group of his brothers every night. And Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said to [Imaam] Shaafi’i’s son, ‘Your father is one of six for whom I supplicate every night before daybreak.’”
Saidul-Khaatir, p. 46.
December 16, 2011 § 2 Comments
From a man who said, “I saw signs of grief on Abu Abdullaah’s face [i.e., Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal] because someone had praised him. And [another time] it was said to him, ‘May Allaah reward you with good on behalf of Islaam.’ So he said, ‘Rather, may Allaah reward Islaam well on behalf of me. Who am I? And what am I?!’”
Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, v. 11, p. 225.