June 26, 2020 § Leave a comment
Ibn al-Jawzī said, “ʿUmar bin al-Khaṭṭāb passed away in 23AH. Abū Luʾluʾah, whose name was Fairūz, stabbed him. ʿUmar prayed for three days in the same thawb he was stabbed in, then passed away and Ṣuhaib led the prayer over him. The night he died ʿAlī bin Abī Ṭālib had a son and named him ʿUmar. And that same night ʿUthmān also had a son and called him ʿUmar. And ʿUbaidullāh bin Maʿmar at-Taimi had a son and called him ʿUmar.” رضي الله عنهم.
Al-Muntaẓam fī Tārīkhil-Umam wal-Mulūk, vol. 4, p. 329.
June 14, 2020 § Leave a comment
Imām Muḥammad al-Bāqir to his Son Jaʿfar
May Allaah have Mercy on Them
Adh-Dhahabī said about Imām Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad al-Bāqir, “Abū Jaʿfar became known as ‘al-Bāqir,’ from the phrase, ‘بَقَرَ الْعِلْمَ—he split knowledge open,’ i.e., tore it open, coming to know its very foundation and deep meanings.”
Al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī, said, “… from Sufyān ath-Thawrī, from Jaʿfar bin Muḥammad who said, “My father [Imām Muḥammad al-Bāqir] said to me:
‘My son, abusing Abū Bakr and ʿUmar is a major sin, so don’t pray behind anyone who slanders them.’”
Tārīkh Baghdād, vol. 11, p. 97.
Min Rawāʾiʿi waṣāyā al-ʾĀbā lil-Abnāʾ, p. 98.
June 11, 2020 § Leave a comment
Niʿmatullah al-Jazāʾirī, from Jazāʾir in Iraq not Algeria the country, who died in 1112, and who the Shīʿites call, “The complete scholar,” amongst other things, and who is one of their ‘ḥadīth scholars,’ said:
“We are not in agreement with them on a God, nor a Prophet, nor an Imām. Because they say that their Lord is the one whose Prophet was Muḥammad and whose Khalīfah after him was Abū Bakr, but we do not believe in this Lord, nor that Prophet—in fact, we say that the Lord whose Prophet’s Khalīfah was Abū Bakr is not our Lord, and nor is that Prophet our Prophet.”
Al-Anwār an-Nuʿmāniyyah, al-Aʿlā print, Beirut, 2010, vol. 2, p. 243.
Uthaimeen on the Statement of Umar رضي الله عنه, ‘Whoever has been blessed in something, let him stick to it.’
October 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A very beneficial statement has been reported from ’Umar ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه which is, ‘Whoever has been blessed in something, let him stick to it,’ an amazing statement which if weighed against gold would outweigh it. Ya’ni [it means] when a person performs an action and he sees the blessing and the fruits [of carrying it out] he should stick to it. We can give an example of this through the condition of the student of knowledge who has started studying a book or revising it and who finds abundant good and finds that he is benefitting and profiting [from it], so we say to him, ‘Stick to that and finish it and don’t say, ‘This is [just] an abridged, small book.’”
Tafseer Surah Aali-’Imraan, vol. 2, p. 373.