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    Imam Yunus ibn ‘Ubayd, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    “I have never seen anyone who was mindful of his tongue
    except that it had a good effect on the rest of his deeds and actions!”*



    Imam Yahya ibn Abi Kathir, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    “I have never witnessed the speech of any man to be good
    except that I also found the rest of his deeds and actions to be good also.

    And I have never witnessed the speech of any man to be bad
    except that I also found the rest of his deeds and actions to be bad also.”*


    Imam Abu Hatim ibn Hibban, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    “It is obligatory for every intelligent person to always remain quiet
    until it becomes necessary for him to speak.
    Because how often it is that one regrets
    what he has said after he has said it,
    but how seldom it is that one regrets
    what he has said if he remained quiet.
    And the people who remain unhappy the longest
    and suffer the greatest trials are those
    who are afflicted with a loose tongue and a hard heart.” *


    Imam Abu Hatim ibn Hibban, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    “It is obligatory for the intelligent person
    to use his ears twice as much as he uses his mouth,
    and to realize that he was given two ears
    and only one mouth so that he might listen
    more than he speaks.
    That is because if he speaks he may regret
    what he said,
    but if he remains quiet
    then he will (have nothing to) regret.
    After all it is easier to take back
    what you have never said,
    however once a word has been spoken
    it owns its speaker
    but if it is never spoken
    it remains the property of the one who never spoke it.” *


    Imam Abu Hatim ibn Hibban, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    “The tongue of the intelligent person is behind his heart
    so that when he wants to say something he consults his heart.
    If it is thought that he should speak he does so,
    but if not he remains silent.
    the ignorant person’s heart is on the tip of his tongue
    so he speaks without thinking.
    And whoever does not guard his tongue
    does not understand his religion (Islam).” *


    Imam Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    Fight your tongue.
    The tongue is quick to kill a man.
    The tongue is the posting of the heart.
    It shows man his intellect.*

    *references: check internet
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    mountains in yeman

    And what indicates to the religiosity and trustworthiness of Nu`aym [bin Hammad, (teacher of Imam alBukhari, Rahmat Allahi Taala alayh), who was killed, and, became shahid, by the mutazalites, because, of not accepting the createdness of the alQuran alHakim)]
    is his returning to the truth
    whenever he was told of his inadvertence
    and made aware of his mistake,
    as he never considered accepting the truth beneath himself
    because returning to the truth is better than remaining in falsehood,
    and the one who remains in falsehood will increase only in remoteness from the truth

    (29/471, Tadheeb 'l-Kamal)
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    Imam Dar alHijra,
    Imam Malik ibn Anas,
    (Rahmatullahi Ta'ala alayh) :

    Ibn Hurmuz spoke very little,
    and gave few fatwas.
    He was the one I most wanted to take as an example.
    He was the most knowledgeable in kalam
    and in refuting innovators (meaning in theology). [*]
    [*] Ibn Abi Zayd, Kitab al-Jami'.
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    Imam alGhazali, Tahafut alFalsifah:

    Greater harm is done to religion by an immethodical helper than by an enemy whose actions, however, hostile are yet regular. For, as the proverb goes, "a wise enemy is better than an ignorant friend.

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    Imam Ahmad Ridha Khan رضي الله عنه said,

    " Many fountains will flow from the ocean of Shari'at al Kubra.
    They will flow for a short distance and stop.

    Only four fountains of the Madhahib-e-Arba'ah will continue to flow for a long distance.


    Eventually, three of them will stop
    and only the fountain of Hanafi Madhab will continue to flow til the end.''*


    This was the prediction of the great Imams belonging to the Shafi'i School. May Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى be pleased with them and shower His Blessings on all of them.*

    [*al Malfuzat al Shareef Volume 2, pg 256, English Translation, Barkatur-Raza Publications, Durban, South Afrika]
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    O my Lord,

    if you ask me about my many sins,

    I will surely ask You for Your forgiveness;

    and if you ask me about my miserliness,

    I will surely ask You for Your generosity;

    and if you make me to enter Hell,

    I will inform the people of Hell

    that I love You.



    [1] Imam Abu Sulayman alDarani, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh, in his supplication, Hafidh Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala 'alayh, al-Istidad li yaum li maad.
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    Imam Sa'id ibn alMusayyab alMakhzumi, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh :

    The peak of intelligence after belief in Allah, (Azza wa Jall), is being courteous to people. [1]

    One of the Salaf, a contemporary of Imam Ibn alMusayyab,

    Imam Muslim alBasri, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala 'alayhima :

    There is none of my actions,
    but, that, I fear,
    that it will be coloured,
    by what will corrupt it,
    if, it is not caused,
    by, love for Allah, Azza was Jall. [2]


    One of the Salaf alSalih, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh, said:

    “I never saw Muslim bin Yasar turning his head while praying,
    whether the prayer was short or long.

    Once, a part of the mosque came down and the noise, caused fear to the people who were in the market,

    while he was in the mosque,
    did not fear nor even turn his head and kept praying.” [3]

    His, (Muslim ibn Yasar), grandson, Rahmat Allahi Ta 'ala 'alayhim, said,

    My father informed me, that when he entered the house,
    no noise was heard from them.
    While he prayed,
    they made noise and laughed,
    (i: they were children). [4]

    Imam Abd Allah ibn Awn, said,

    "I saw Muslim ibn Yasar praying as if he was a pole,
    not turning towards anyone and his garment did not move." [5]

    One of the Salaf alSalih, said, about, Imam Muslim ibn Yasar,

    "His lack of distraction in the prayer was mentioned to Muslim ibn Yasar and he said,

    'What will inform you about where my qalb is?'" [6]


    Imam alHasan alBasri, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh :

    I met people, (the Salaf), who were as disinterested, in this life, as they were in the sand, they walked on. [7]

    One of the Salaf alSalih, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh :

    I know one hundred virtues, and I don’t know whether I posses even one of them. [8]

    Imam alHasan alBasri, used to say:

    O Allah, you see our hearts,
    full of idolatry,
    and uncertainty in your din.

    O Turner of hearts,
    make our hearts firm
    in Your din
    and make our din Straight Islam!" [9]


    Imām Shihab alDin alZuhrī, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh :

    We, used to, sometimes, attend to a scholar,
    and, what we learned of his manners was, more beloved to us,
    than, the knowledge, we, took from him. [10]

    Imam Mālik, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh :

    It is upon,
    seeks knowledge,
    to have a solemn,
    dignified demeanour,
    fearful [of Allāh];
    and to follow in the footsteps,
    of those who went before him. [11]

    Imām Al-Shāfʿi, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh :

    The loftiest in status,
    are those,
    who do not,
    know their own status,
    and, the most virtuous, of them,
    are those,
    who do not,
    know their own virtue. [12]


    snow in the sahara

    [1] Kashf alKhafa, 1/479.
    [2] alTabaqat Ibn Sa'd.
    [3] alZuhd, Imam Ibn Hanbal.
    [4] alTabaqat, Ibn Sa'd.
    [5] ibid.
    [6] ibid.
    [8] Tahzib Al-Kamal, 32/524,
    [10] Abū Nuʿaym, Ḥilyatu Al-ʾAwliyāʾ #4575, https:/
    [11] Al-Khaṭīb Al-Baghdādī, Al-Jāmiʿ li-Akhlāq Al-Rāwī wa Ādāb Al-Sāmiʿ 1:232.
    [12] Al-Dhahabī, Siyar ʾAʿlām Al-Nubalāʾ 10:99,https:/
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    Apologies, this should be noted, about the translations from 'waqf ikhlas', English translations.

    I have, known for many years that if a person, did not know much, these books were, best not, recommended, for people, who may misunderstand, both belief, (from the ahl alSunna wa alJama',) and fiqh, although, they are well researched, that, any reader, who, may, already have an understanding, can benefit a great deal, because, there are references, that can be checked and should be, to increase our learning.

    Please, do pay attention, as this is about your Religion.

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    Imam alShafi'i, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh :

    Whoever wishes that Allah, the Glorified,

    open his heart

    and provides him with knowledge

    must have seclusion,

    little food,

    and not mix with either fools

    or those of the people of knowledge

    who have neither justice

    nor correct behaviour (adab). [1]

    Sound discourse is my methodology. [2]

    I pray that Allah manifests truth

    through whoever I engage with in debate. [3]

    Whoever wishes

    to [be saved in the Here-after]

    is to be sincere in seeking knowledge. [4]

    The person who most wrongs himself

    is he who is humble towards those who do not honor him,

    who wishes to win the affection of those who do not benefit him,

    and who accepts the praise of those who do not know him. [5]

    He whose piety does not accord him respect, is without respect. [6]

    al-Shafi’i said of Imam Malik,

    When scholars are mentioned,

    Malik is the star.

    No one has ever done me a greater favor than Malik Ibn Anas. [7]

    Commenting on al-Shafi’i, Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal said,

    No scholar touches an inkwell with his hand,

    save that he owes a debt to
    al-Shafi’i. [8]



    [1] Imam an-Nawawi, Bustan-ul -Arifeen.
    [3] ibid.
    [4] ibid.
    [5] ibid.
    [6] ibid.
    [7] ibid.
    [8] ibid.
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    Shaykh al-Islam, Imam Ibn Hajr alHaytami:

    Many people,
    when they see their murshid
    is firm on the matter of obligations
    and the Sunna of the Noble Prophet,
    Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa alibi wa Sallam, accuse him of being strict.
    They say that he is praying too much
    or keeping the Sunnah too firmly.
    These people don't realize
    that they are falling to their own destruction.

    Beware of believing your ego's complaints about the firmness of the shaykh's adherence to the shari'ah.(1)


    Mazaar of Imam Abu alHasan alShadhilli

    (1) al-Fatawa al-Hadithiyya, p. 55.
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    Imam 'Imad alDin ibn Kathir alDhimisqhi, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    Expressing the insignificance and worthlessness of the worldly life,

    Allah says,

    إِنَّمَا الحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ ...

    This worldly life is only amusement and diversion.

    which means that such is its outcome, except for that which is done for the sake of Allah.


    Because of this, Allah says,

    ... وَإِن تُؤْمِنُوا وَتَتَّقُوا يُؤْتِكُمْ أُجُورَكُمْ وَلَا يَسْأَلْكُمْ أَمْوَالَكُمْ ﴿٣٦﴾

    And if you believe and have Taqwa of Allah, He will grant you your rewards, and will not ask from you (to sacrifice all of) your possessions.

    meaning, He is in no need of you, and asks you for nothing. He only ordained giving charity from your wealth so that you would help your needy brothers. The benefit of that would then come back to you, as well as the rewards.

    Allah then says,

    إِن يَسْأَلْكُمُوهَا فَيُحْفِكُمْ تَبْخَلُوا ...

    If He would demand of you all of it and urge you, you would withhold.

    meaning, if He pressures you much, you would become stingy.

    ... وَيُخْرِجْ أَضْغَانَكُمْ ﴿٣٧﴾

    And He will expose your (secret) ill-wills.


    Qatadah said,

    "Allah knows that extracting wealth (i.e., money from people) brings about ill-wills.''

    Indeed, Qatadah has said the truth, because money is dear to the people, and they do not spend it except in things that are dearer to them than it.

    Allah then says,

    هَآ أَنتُمْ ْ هَؤُلَاء تُدْعَوْنَ لِتُنفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَمِنكُم مَّن ...

    Here you are now invited to spend in Allah's cause; but among you are those who withhold (stingily).

    meaning, they refuse to spend.

    Allah continues,

    ... يَبْخَلُ وَمَن يَبْخَلْ فَإِنَّمَا يَبْخَلُ عَن نَّفْسِهِ ...

    And whoever acts stingily is but stingy toward himself.

    meaning, he only reduces his own rewards, and the bad outcome of that will come back to him.

    ... وَاللَّهُ الْغَنِيُّ ...

    For Allah is indeed Al-Ghani,

    Allah is in need of nothing else, whereas everything is ever in need of Him.

    Thus, Allah says,

    ... وَأَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاء ...

    while you are the needy.

    meaning, specifically of Him.

    The description of Allah as Al-Ghani (in no need) is a necessary description of Allah; on the other hand, the description of the creation as Faqr (needy) is a necessary description for them that they cannot avoid.

    Allah then says,

    ... وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا ...

    And if you turn away,

    which means, if you turn away from obeying Him and adhering to His Laws.

    ... يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُمْ ﴿٣٨﴾

    He will replace you with other people; then they will not be like you.

    meaning, rather, they will be people who will listen to Him and obey His commands. (1)


    (1) Tafsir alQuran al'Adhim.

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    Imam alSayyid Muhammad
    ibn Ja'far alKattani ِalHasani,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'la alayh:

    From true experience
    and affirmed sound principles
    it is known that anyone who speaks
    about the Prophet's,
    Sall Allahu alayhi
    wa alihi wa Salam,
    with love and honour
    always earns acceptance
    and help
    And the one who does the opposite
    of that receives nothing
    but shame,
    and humiliation. (□)


    A man asked,
    Imam Jafar al-Sadiq,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh,

    “Why does the Quran,
    despite the coming of new
    and passing of [old generations],
    only increase in its freshness?”

    He replied,

    “Because God
    did not make it for
    one specific time
    or one specific people,
    so it is new
    in every age,
    fresh for every people,
    until the Day of Judgment."(1)

    Imam Abu Hanifa:

    I did not see a greater a Faqih,
    than Jafar bin Muhammad (al-Sadiq). (2)


    If it were not for two years,
    I would have perished, (1c)

    (i: Imam Sayyid Muhammad ibn `Abidin alShami, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    For two years he accompanied Sayyidina Ja`far al-Sadiq

    and he acquired
    the spiritual knowledge
    that made him an 'Arif in the Way…

    Abu `Ali Daqqaq (Imam Qushayri’s shaykh)
    received the path from Abu al-Qasim al-Nasirabadi,
    who received it from al Shibli,
    who received it from Sari al-Saqati
    who received it from al Ma`ruf al Karkhi, who received it from Dawud at Ta’i,
    who received the knowledge,
    both the external and the internal,
    from the Imam Abi Hanifa, (1c).

    Imam Abu Hanifa
    was counted amongst
    the Shi'a of Kufa

    and he considered
    Imam Zaid bin 'Ali bin alHusayn,
    (i: Imam Muhammad ibn 'Ali alBaqir,
    Imam Zayd ibn 'Ali alShahid,
    Imam Abd Allah ibn alHasan alKamil,
    we're teachers of
    Imam Abu Hanifa,
    Radhi Allahu Ta'ala anhum,(1a)),

    to be on the path of truth.()

    Imam Malik bin Anas,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh,
    was a student
    of Imam Ja’far alSadiq,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayhim, (3).

    and, he was also supportive of,
    Imam Muhammad
    (i: ibn Abd Allah ibn alHasan
    ibn alHasan alMujtaba),
    alNafs alZakkiyya,
    Radhi Allahu Ta'ala anhum.(4)

    Imam alShafi'i,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh,

    “O’ Pilgrims!
    On your way to the House of Allah,

    pause shortly in the sands of Muzdalifah.

    At dawn,
    when the caravans of pilgrims move toward Mina,

    like a roaring river,
    call upon them and say:

    “If love of the Prophet’s family means “rafdh”,

    then let mankind know,
    that surely I am a “Rafidhi.” (5)

    They say:
    You are a Rafidhi and heretic,

    I say:
    Never did I become a Rafidhi,
    apostasy is not my religion.

    But needless to say that in my heart, there is much love (and respect)
    for the greatest leader
    (Imam Ali (As).

    If loving the Wali of Allah is Rafdh,
    then I’m Rafidhi of 1st rank! (6)

    I disassociate myself
    from those (people)
    who believe
    that remembering
    the sons of Fatima (AS) is Rafdh.

    If anyone talks
    about Ali (as) and Fatima (as)
    and their sons,

    they (enemies of Ahl-e-Bayt)
    mend this way,
    they think that it is a foolishness
    (to remember Ali and Fatima).

    Supplications (Duroods and Salams) of my Allah be upon Prophet,
    Sall Allahu alayhi wa alihi wa salam.

    And curse of Allah be upon this ignorance
    and infidelity (hating Ahul-Bayt). (7)

    If we speak well of ʿAlī,
    we will be called Rawāfiḍ

    And the ignorant fools will accuse us of tafḍīl;

    If we speak of the virtues of Abū Bakr,

    We will be accused of naṣb merely by mentioning them.

    It seems that,
    because of how I love them both,

    I will be guilty of rafḍ and naṣb until the day I die!

    When I saw different religions
    and jurisprudential schools

    steering towards ignorance and misguidance,

    I embarked in the name of God
    on the Ark of salvation
    i.e. the family of the Seal of Prophets,

    and got hold of the divine covenant which is the very love of them.

    God has commanded us
    to hold fast to the divine covenant. (8)

    "I saw
    Abd Allah ibn alHasan (i: alKamil
    ibn alHasan alMuthanna
    ibn Amir alMuminin alHasan alMujtaba,
    Radhi Allahu Ta'ala anhum),

    doing Wudhu
    and he wiped
    over his leather socks.

    I asked him, 'Do you wipe?'

    He said,


    Umar ibn alKhattab used to wipe

    - and

    whoever puts

    'Umar between him and Allah is safe '" (9)

    Imam Jafar alSadiq:

    Allah has
    disassociated himself

    from those
    who have disassociated

    from Abu Bakr and Umar.

    (Imam al Dhahabi, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:
    This saying is Mutawatir from Ja'far al Sadiq,
    I bear witness in front of Allah that he is honest in his saying
    and not lying in front of anyone(Taqiyah), may Allah increase
    the Rafidah in ugliness.] (10)

    Imam Ja'far alSadiq:

    Abu Bakr is my grandfather,
    would a Man insult his own grandfather?"

    May the intercession
    (Shafa'ah) of Muhammad,
    (Sall Allahu alayhi wa alihi wa Salam),

    never reach me
    on the day of judgement

    if I am not loyal to them,
    (i: Abu Bakr alSiddique,
    'Umar alFaruq),

    if I did not disassociate myself
    from their enemies. (11)

    He who claims
    that I am an infallible Imam
    whose obedience is obligatory
    then tell him that
    I disassociate
    myself from him. (12)

    Imam alHassan ibn
    alHassan bin 'Ali alMuthana,

    said to a Man from the Rafidah:

    By Allah if it were up to us
    we would cut your hands
    and your feet
    from opposing sides
    and we would never accept your repentance.

    And he said:

    We had to deal with the Rafidah
    as 'Ali had to deal with the Hururiyah(Khawarij). (13)

    Imam Abu Hanifa ibn Thabit,

    (i: Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh)::

    Adhere to the athar (narration)
    and the tariqah (way) of the Salaf

    (i: meaning
    the Pious Predecessors-
    Sahaba alKiraam and ahl Bayt alKiraam)

    and beware of
    newly invented matters
    for all of it is innovation. (13a)

    Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal,

    (i: Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh):

    The basic principles

    of the Sunnah in our view are:

    adherence to the way

    of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah,

    (i: Sall Allahu 'alayhi wa alihi wa Salam),

    following their example and forsaking bid’ah,

    for every bid’ah is a going astray. (15)

    Imam Malik ibn Anas,

    (i: Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh):

    The Sunnah is like the Ark of, (i: Sayyidunna), Nuh,

    (i: alayhi alSalatu wa Salam).

    Whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation

    and whoever refuses, is drowned. (16)

    and, also, said:

    The last generations of this ummah

    can only be reformed

    by that which reformed its first generations.

    What was not part of the religion then

    cannot become part of the religion now. (17)

    Imam Ibn Shahin alHanbali,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    Two righteous men
    have been afflicted
    because of evil people:
    Ja’far ibn Muhammad
    and Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

    Imam Ibn alSalah alShaf'i,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    Two Imams have been afflicted
    because of their followers
    although they are innocent of them:

    Ahmad ibn Hanbal was tried with the anthropomorphists (al-mujassima),

    and Ja’far al-Sadiq with the (Shi’a) Rejectionists (al-Rafida). (18)


    (i: search for statements, on internet if further references are needed.)

    (□) alArbain alKattaniyya.
    (1) Tarikh Baghdad :Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyya, 6:115).
    (1b) Abu Zuhra, Tarikh al-Madhahib al-Islamiyya.
    (1a) Imam 'Abd alAziz ibn Wali Allah alMuhaddith alDehlevi, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayhTuhfa Ithna Ashariyya, page 25.
    (1c) Hashiyat radd al-muhtar `ala al-durr al-mukhtar.
    (2)Tadhkiratul Huffaz, 1/66
    (3) Abu Na'im alIsfahani, Hilayat al-Awliya Volume 3 page 199).
    (4) Abu Zuhra, Tarikh al-Madhahib al-Islamiyya.
    (5) Diwan.
    (6) ibid.
    (7) ibid.
    (8) ibid.
    (9) Hafs ibn Umar, a client, Ibn Sa'd, Kitab alTabaqat alKabir.
    (10) Siyar A'alam al Nubalaa 6/260.
    (11) Salim bin abi Hafsah asked the Imam about Abu Bakr and Umar,
    -Siyar A'alam al Nubalaa (6/258,259) by al Imam al Dhahabi, He said This Isnad is SAHIH in Tareekh al Islam (6/46).
    -al-Sunnah by Abdullah (2/558) #1303.
    -Usool I'itiqad ahlulsunnah by al Lalkaee (7/1301) #2465.
    (12) al-Mezzi mentioned it in "Tahtheeb al-Kamal" and al-Imam al-Dhahabi in "Siyar al-A'alam" 6/259, Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah al-Imam said in the commentary: Isnaduhu Hasan.
    (13) Narrated from al-Fudayl ibn Marzuqal-Ajari in al-Sharia #2015, Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah al-Imam said in the commentary: Hasan.
    (13a) Reported by alSuyuti in Sawn al Mantaq wal-Kalam p.32.
    (15) Al-Laalkaa’i,Sharh Usool Ahl as-Sunnah]
    (16) Miftah al-Jannah, Imam alSuyuti
    (17) alShifa’, alQadi ‘iyad.
    (18) Ibn al-Subki’s Qa`ida (p. 43), also found in his Tabaqat al-Shafi`iyya al-Kubra (2:17)
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  13. izz al-Din

    izz al-Din Well-Known Member

    Imam Malik ibn Anas,
    Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh:

    Everyone after the Prophet,
    Sall Allaahu alayhi wa alihi sallam,
    will have his sayings accepted
    and rejected - not so the Prophet,
    Sall Allaahu alayhi wa alihi sallam. (1)



    (1) Irshaad al-Saalik 227/1, Jami Bayaan al-Ilm 91/2.
  14. izz al-Din

    izz al-Din Well-Known Member

    “...I studied the books Bukhârî, Mishkat, Hidâya and Sherh-i-mawâqif under Imâm-i-Rabbânî’s[i: Khawaja Ahmad alSirhindi, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh],

    He would encourage young people to acquire knowledge.

    ‘Knowledge first, and tasawwuf next,’

    he would say. Noticing my shirking from knowledge and taking pleasure from tarîqat, he pitied me and advised me,

    ‘Read books!
    Acquire knowledge!
    An ignorant sufi
    will be a plaything
    in the hands of the devil,’..”(1)

    (1) Hadarât-ul-quds, p.99[jump!3A!27!2801!29!27]/doc/%7B@185%7D?
    mazaar of Imam alBukhari, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh
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  15. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

    They were called such even before the advent of our noble Prophet; and brother, I had understood what you meant.

    nevertheless, it could have been better phrased, such as "most of them would have not have rejected Islam".
  16. izz al-Din

    izz al-Din Well-Known Member

    I think, if, you, permit me brother, it means, that, they are in the asl, before aberrancy paradigms of the primordial Tradition, ie, Islam. They were not called Jews and Christians to begin, but, later on identified as such, they would not have gone astray if amongst the followers of those paradigms was also Imam Abu Hanifa, RahmatAllahi Ta'ala alayh, this is how, I understood this..
  17. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

    ?? They were already Jews and Christians!
  18. izz al-Din

    izz al-Din Well-Known Member

    Euphrates near Kufa

    Imam Sahl ibn Abd Allah alTusturî ‘rahmatullâhi aleyh’, one of the great Awliyâ who has reached the grade of haqîqat (the highest grade in sufism), says,

    “If there had been a person like Imâm-ı A’dhâm Abû Hanîfa (rahmat-Allâhi ta’âlâ ‘alaih) among the ummats of Hadrat Mûsâ and ’Isâ, they wouldn’t have turned into Jews or Christians."

  19. izz al-Din

    izz al-Din Well-Known Member

    An error in the previous post, should read:

    Mazaar of the teacher of Imam Ayyub alShakhtiyyani, the Mutalaq Mujtahid Imam, alHasan alBasri, the student of the Ashab alBadr, Radhi Allahu Ta'ala anhum.
  20. izz al-Din

    izz al-Din Well-Known Member

    The Mutalaq Mujtahid, al-Imam
    Ayyûb alSakhtiyânî, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alay:

    Whoever loves Abû Bakr has upheld the religion, whoever loves ‘Umar has made the way clear, whoever loves ‘Uthmân is enlightened by the light of Allâh, and whoever loves ‘Alî has taken the firmest handhold. Whoever speaks well of the Companions of Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – is clear of hypocrisy (nifâq), but whoever belittles any one of them or dislikes [any one of them] for something he did, then he is a heretic (mubtadi’), an opponent of the Sunnah and the Righteous Predecessors (the Salaf), and it is feared that none of his deeds will be raised to the heavens until he loves all of [the Companions] and his heart is clear towards them. [1]


    Mazaar of Imam Malik and his teacher Imam Nafi, alayhi arRahma wa Ridhwan, at the Blessed Jannat e Baqi.

    It is reported that Imam Ayyûb Al-Sakhtiyânî, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alay: was asked:

    Is knowledge today greater or lesser [in amount]? He replied,

    “There is more speech today, but there was more knowledge in the past.” [2]


    Mazaar of the teacher of Imam Ayyub alShakhtiyyani, the Mutalaq Mujtahid Imam, alHasan alBasri, the student of the Ashab alBasri, Radhi Allahu Ta'ala anhum.

    It is reported that Imam Ayyûb Al-Sakhtiyânî, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alay, used to pray all night and hide it. In the morning, he would raise his voice as if he had just woken up. [3]

    It is reported that, the mutalaq Mujtahid, Imam Hammād ibn Zayd, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alay, said:

    Ayyūb [Al-Sakhtiyānī] used to have a red shawl which he wore in ihrām, and which he had kept for his shroud. I used to walk with him sometimes; he would take different paths and I would be amazed at how he knew of them. He would do this fleeing from people in case they recognized him and said, “There’s Ayyūb.”[4]


    Jabal alRahma

    The Amir alMu'minin of Ahadith, the mutalaq Mujtahid,
    Shu’bah ibn alHajjaj alAtaki, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alay, said:

    I would sometimes go with Ayyūb for some need, but he would not let me walk with him; he would move here and there in case people noticed him. [5]

    It is reported that when Ayyub alSakhtiyani was once travelling, a huge group of people came to see him off. [When he saw them] he said:

    Had I not known that Allah knows that I inwardly dislike this [reputation], I would have feared the loathing of Allah, Exalted and Glorified is He. [6]

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    It is reported from the Mujtahid Imam Ḥammād ibn Zayd that ʾAyyūb alSakhtiyānī, was once in a gathering when he was effected (moved to tears) by an exhortation, so he began wiping his nose saying, How severe a cold can be! [7]

    It is also reported from Imam Ḥammād that ʾAyyūb was once overcome with weeping, so he said, A shaykh, when he gets very old, dribbles. [8]

    Imam Ayyub Al-Sakhtiyani said,

    “Abu Qilaba was asked to become judge of Basra, so he escaped to Syria and lived there for some time, then returned.

    Ayyub said, “I said to him, ‘If you had assumed the judgeship and had been just, you would have received two rewards.’

    He replied, ‘O Ayyub, if a swimmer falls into the sea, for how long might he possibly swim?’ ” [9]


    It is reported from the Mujtahid Imam, Ḥammād ibn Zayd, that he said, I never saw a man who used to smile more at people than ʾAyyūb. [10]

    Mazaar of Imam Ayyub alShakhtiyyani, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh

    [1]Ibn Abî Zamanîn, Usûl Al-Sunnah article 189,
    [2]Al-Fasawî, Al-Ma’rifah wa Al-Târîkh 2:136, ibid.
    [3]Al-Dhahabî, Al-Dhahabî, Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ` Vol. 6 p17, ibid.
    [4]Al-Dhahabī, Siyar A’lām Al-Nubalā` 6:22, ibid.
    [6]Hujjat al-Islam, the Mujtahid Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alay, Abridged by Shaykh Ahmad al-Shami, Rahmat Allahi Ta'ala alayh,
    Quarter III: Attributes leading to Perdition
    Book VIII: The Condemnation of Status and Ostentation
    [7]Al-Dhahabī, Siyar ʾAʿlām Al-Nubalāʾ 5:20,
    [8]Al-Dhahabī, Siyar ʾAʿlām Al-Nubalāʾ 5:22,
    [9]Al-Iqd Al-Farid, vol. 1, page 39,
    [10]Al-Dhahabī, Siyar ʾAʿlām Al-Nubalāʾ 5:17,

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