Objection to bro sifar

Discussion in 'Tasawwuf / Adab / Akhlaq' started by abu Hasan, Nov 12, 2004.

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  1. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    wa `alaykum as-salam

    alright. i will not use the handle sifar anymore. you certainly make a good case on the difference in being humble and displaying humility.

    from now on it will be abu'l Hasan or for the anglophone, abu Hasan, or just aH in short.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010
  2. jamsheed

    jamsheed New Member

    Assalam `alaikum,

    You are right brother. This is a personal matter and I have written to him personally as well. The reason I wrote here is to gather support from other bros in my appeal.

    I don’t see any reason why sunniobserver has to be changed to bro zero. It sounds a bit derogatory, and un called for. Me thinks this is not the way a person should show his gratitude to Allah azzawajal, when the almighty increases his knowledge by the day. True, imam Ghazzali says, the more knowledge Allah azzawajal bestows on his subject, that much more he realizes his insignificance and smallness in front of him. But this humility should be between Allah and that person. Have you seen any of the scholars use these type of taqallus or nom de plume? On the contrary some of the famous scholars have revealed the knowledge granted by Allah with an intention of showing gratitude [wa amma bi ni`ymati rabbika fa haddis]. These type of handles whilst hurts his friends, gives his opponents a chance to mock.
  3. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    assalam`alaikum Sidi Jamsheed,

    Although it would be nice if the handles remain the same - I guess that it is his personal prerogative to pick what he wants.

    about my personal opinion - I like the handle sifar better.

    You know you cant make that million a million without it :)

    abu nibrâs

    P.S. Can you please post your messages in the appropriate categories - I will inshaallah move it this time.
  4. jamsheed

    jamsheed New Member

    Assalam `alaikum,

    Brother sunniobserver aka sifar. Please maintain your well known previous handle, of sunniobserver, which has stuck since the ASFA days.

    most of us here acknowledge some of the most beneficial posts that you have contributed.

    hope this humble request will be fulfilled. I hope others brothers will also support me on this.



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