Snippets

‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee 157 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

الزهد في الدنيا ترك المحمدة , تعمل العمل لا تريد أن يحمدك الناس عليه

“Asceticism (Zuhd) in the worldly life is to abandon doing things for the sake of praise, and to perform deeds you do not want people to praise you for.”

[Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah 7/241]

Ibn Qayyim 751 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said,

“Do not belittle a small sin, for the biggest of fires can be caused by the smallest of sparks.”

[al-Fawaa’id 3/227]

Shaykh bin Baaz (May Allah have mercy on him) said,

“Whoever takes care of his time by doing dhikr (remembrance) of Allah, reciting Qur’an, accompanying good people, and distancing himself from the ignorant and bad company Allah will purify and soften his heart.”

[Majmu’ al-Fatawa 5/244]

 Ibn Qayyim 751 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said,

“Do not belittle a small sin, for the biggest of fires can be caused by the smallest of sparks.”

[al-Fawaa’id 3/227]

‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee 157 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

الزهد في الدنيا ترك المحمدة , تعمل العمل لا تريد أن يحمدك الناس عليه

“Asceticism (Zuhd) in the worldly life is to abandon doing things for the sake of praise, and to perform deeds you do not want people to praise you for.”

[Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah 7/241]

Ibn al-Qayyim (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

The mansions in Jannah are built based on dhikr. If you stop dhikr the Angels stop building the mansion.

[al-Waabil p.159]

Katheer Ibn Sayfee (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said:

“Meeting your beloved friends eases stress.”

[Al-Ikhwaan, p.94]

Yazeed Ibn Abee Ziyaad (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:

“I never entered upon ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Abee Laylaa except that he narrated to me a good hadeeth and fed me good food.”

[Al-Ikhwaan, p.207]

Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (Radhi Allahu’anhu):

“The likeness of this worldly life (dunyâ) is that of a snake: soft to the touch, it will kill you with its poison. So turn away from what impresses you of it, since what stays with you is so little. And do not be concerned about it, since you are certain about its parting. And be most happy in it when you are most heedful of it; for every time its companion takes solace in one of its delights, it gives way to one of its woes.”

[Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ, Kitâb Al-Zuhd article 164]

Maymun Ibn Hayyan:

“I never saw Muslim ibn 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.”

[Az-Zuhd by Imam Ahmad p.359]

Abdullah bin Mas´ud (radiyAllahu’anhu):

“We worshiped Allaah openly after ‘Umar (radiyAllahu’anhu) became a Muslim.”

(al-Isaabah fi Tamyeez-is-Sahaabah (2/518)

Muhammad ibn Sirin (May Allah have Mercy on him) said:

“It is injustice to your brother that you mention the worst you know of him, and you conceal his goodness.”

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

” فإنما ظهرت البدع والفتن لما خفيت آثار الصحابة فإنهم خير قرون هذه الأمة و أفضلها رضي الله عنهم و أرضاهم ” .

جامع المسائل ٥/١٥٨

“Indeed, innovations and trials/tests only occur when the narrations of the companions are rarely mentioned. For verily they were the best and most virtuous generation of this nation, may Allah be pleased with them and they be pleased with Him.”

[Jaami’ al-Masaail 5/158]

 Abdullah ibn al-Mubaarak 181 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

الاسناد عندي من الدين, لو لا الاسناد لقال من شاء ما شاء

“The chains of narrations (isnad) is from the religion; were it not for the isnad anyone could say anything they wanted.”

[the introduction of Imaam Muslim’s Saheeh, and also found in Imaam Nawawi’s explanation of Saheeh Muslim 1/12]

Sufyaan ath-Thawree 161 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

الاسناد سلاح المؤمن, فاذا لم يكن معه سلاح فبأي شيء يقاتل؟

“The isnaad is the weapon of the believer. So if he does not have a weapon then what will he fight with?”

[Ibn Hibban in his book “al-Majruhin” 1/27]

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

” فإنما ظهرت البدع والفتن لما خفيت آثار الصحابة فإنهم خير قرون هذه الأمة و أفضلها رضي الله عنهم و أرضاهم ” .

جامع المسائل ٥/١٥٨

“Indeed, innovations and trials/tests only occur when the narrations of the companions are rarely mentioned. For verily they were the best and most virtuous generation of this nation, may Allah be pleased with them and they be pleased with Him.”

[Jaami’ al-Masaail 5/158]

Shaykh Bin Baz (Rahimahullah)

“Your crying out of fear of Allah is a blessing from Allah Almighty upon you.”

[Fataawa Islamiyyah 8/26]

Umar ibn al-Khattab RadiAllah anhu, ibn Abi Shaybah, 5/322.

“If one of you knew what is for him (in reward) in saying to his brother ‘Jazak Allahu khairan,’ (may Allah reward you with good) you would increase in saying it to one another.”

‘Umar bin al-Khattaab RadiAllahu anhu said: 

“This religion will be destroyed when people who never experienced Jaahiliyyah will appear (i.e. those born into Islam will take Islaam for granted).”

[Tabaqaat 129/6]

Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radiallahu’anhu) 

“There is no goodness in people who don’t give advice, and there is no goodness in people who don’t like to be advised.”

 [Risaalat Al-Mustarshideen, 71]

Umar ibn Al Khattab

“Avoid the enemies of Allaah on their festivals.”

[Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah, 1/723-724]

 

 

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