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.

Be Useful…

Be Useful…
November 14, 2018 No Comments »

Sultan Al-Awliya Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jaylani’s advice to his students. O young man! Attend to your own needs, be useful to yourself and then to others. Do not be like the candle that burns itself out while providing light for ... Read More »

A Sincere Person

A Sincere Person
November 13, 2018 No Comments »

Imam Junayd al-Salik, Allah sanctify his secret, said: “A sincere person changes forty times a day while the hypocritical show-off stays as he is for forty years.” Imam al-Nawawi, explains: “The meaning of this is that the sincere person moves ... Read More »

Imam al-Ghazali on Knowledge

Imam al-Ghazali on Knowledge
October 25, 2016 No Comments »

Quotes from Hujjat ul-Islam, Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (rahmatullahi ‘alayhi): Knowledge without action is vanity, and action without knowledge is insanity. Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual. ... Read More »

O those who have reached…

O those who have reached…
October 22, 2016 No Comments »

O those who have reached 40, you are a crop whose time of reaping is near. O those who have reached 50, what have you sent forth? O those who have reached 60, you have no excuse. —Wahb ibn Munabbih ... Read More »

Imam Layth

Imam Layth
January 23, 2016 No Comments »

Imam Abu Idris al-Shafi’i al-Qurayshi al-Hashimi, Rahimahullah, said: “[Imam] Layth was a greater jurist [Faqih] than [Imam] Malik [ibn Anas, Rahimahullah], but his students [didn’t preserve his knowledge] and thus wasted him.” ~ The Lives of the Noble Figures – ... Read More »

Visiting the Prophet ﷺ

Visiting the Prophet ﷺ
January 17, 2016 No Comments »

When a scholar or student speaks of how the visitation of the Prophet Muhammad in Madinah al-Munawarrah should be conducted, you cannot just cut and paste and pick and choose which stance to take, because anyone can make it seem ... Read More »

Seek Help From an Expert

Seek Help From an Expert
August 17, 2015 No Comments »

Have you not heard? 🙂 [Sultan al-Awliyah], Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Qaddas’ Allahu Sirrahu, gives good advice when he said: “Learn this art of farming [the path of spirituality] by its farmers/experts, the friends of Allah [Awliya Allah] and do ... Read More »

The Signs of True Repentance

The Signs of True Repentance
June 10, 2015 No Comments »

Shaqiq al-Balkhi {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: علامة التوبة البكاء على ما سلف والخوف من الوقوع في الذنب وهجران إخوان السوء وملازمة الأخيار “The signs of true repentance are: Crying over what has passed by, fear of falling ... Read More »

One Who Acts Without Knowledge

One Who Acts Without Knowledge
June 6, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Hasan Al-Basri {May Allah send His Divine Mercy upon him} said: “One who acts without knowledge is like one who travels off the path; and the one who acts without knowledge corrupts more than he rectifies. So seek knowledge ... Read More »

Friendship With Allah

Friendship With Allah
June 4, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti {May Allah have mercy upon him} relates that a certain visitor came to observe Imam Abu Hanifah {May Allah have mercy upon him} and saw him all day long in the Masjid, teaching relentlessly, answering every ... Read More »