08 • Quotes from Famous Imams of Islam

In this section, one will learn about the Lives of the Most Famous Imams in the History of Islam.

Warrior Scholar: Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak

Warrior Scholar: Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak
May 22, 2020 Comments Off on Warrior Scholar: Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak

Imam Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak was one of the greatest warrior scholars ever. He had so much heart that he was loved by everyone, soldiers, and the common alike. It is related, “Let’s sit and count the good traits that Abdullah ... Read More »

Groups of People Bearing Witness Against Us

Groups of People Bearing Witness Against Us
April 19, 2020 Comments Off on Groups of People Bearing Witness Against Us

Ibn Ammar said that he heard Sawwar ibn Shabib al-A’raji say that he was sitting in Abdullah ibn `Umar’s house when a man came and said: “O Ibn ‘Umar! There are groups of people bearing witness against us and attributing ... Read More »

Then Follow Me

Then Follow Me
March 8, 2019 Comments Off on Then Follow Me

Imam al-Hasan al-Basri, Allah sanctify his secret, said: “The people claimed that they loved Allah, so Allah revealed the Verse about Love [Mahabbah] in the Qur’an, Allah tells the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّـهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ ... Read More »

What Suffices

What Suffices
March 6, 2019 Comments Off on What Suffices

Imam al-Ḥasan al-Baṣri, Allah sanctify his secret, said: ❝Whoever is satisfied with what Allah has apportioned for them, it will suffice them and Allah will bless it for them, yet whoever is not satisfied with Allah, then what is apportioned ... Read More »

Your Own Faults

Your Own Faults
March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Your Own Faults

Imam al-Hasan al-Basri, Allah sanctify his secret, said: ❝You should begin by correcting your own faults, for if you were to truly look at your own faults first, you will see that once you correct a fault you are just ... Read More »

Real Safety

Real Safety
February 8, 2019 Comments Off on Real Safety

Imam Sufyan al-Thawri, Allah sanctify his secret, said: “Real safety comes from not wanting to be famous.” (Related by Hafiz al-Dhahabi in his book – Siyar A’lam al-Nubalaʾ – The Lives of the Noble Figures) Read More »

Vouchsafed Knowledge

Vouchsafed Knowledge
January 19, 2019 Comments Off on Vouchsafed Knowledge

Imam Junayd al-Salik was asked about Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib’s knowledge in regard to the esoteric sciences, and he said: “If it were not for the fact that Imam Ali, Allah be pleased with him, had been engaged in ... Read More »

The Taslim in the Maliki School

The Taslim in the Maliki School
January 17, 2019 Comments Off on The Taslim in the Maliki School

Bismillah The opinion of Sidi Ahmad Dardir (rahimahullah) and he said: عشر: رد مقتد على إمامه مشيرا له بقلبه لا برأسه، ثم يسن رده على يساره وبه أحد أي من المأمومين أدرك ركعة مع إمامه ولو صبيا “And the eleventh ... Read More »

Imam Abu Hanifah on Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq

Imam Abu Hanifah on Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq
December 20, 2018 No Comments »

Imam Abu Hanifah, Allah be pleased with him, said: “If it were not for two years of my life, I would have perished. For two years I accompanied Imam Jafar al-Sadiq and I acquired the spiritual knowledge that allowed me ... Read More »

Satisfaction

Satisfaction
December 5, 2018 No Comments »

Imam al-Hasan al-Basri, Allah sanctify his secret, said: ❝Whoever is satisfied with what Allah has apportioned for them, it will suffice them and Allah will bless it for them, yet whoever is not satisfied with Allah, then what is apportioned ... Read More »