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.

Imam al-Ghazali on Knowledge

Imam al-Ghazali on Knowledge
October 25, 2016 Comments Off on Imam al-Ghazali on Knowledge

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 Comments Off on O those who have reached…

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 Comments Off on Imam Layth

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 Comments Off on Visiting the Prophet ﷺ

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 Comments Off on Seek Help From an Expert

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 Comments Off on The Signs of True Repentance

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 Comments Off on One Who Acts Without Knowledge

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 Comments Off on Friendship With Allah

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 »

A Poem by Imam al-Shafi’i

A Poem by Imam al-Shafi’i
May 28, 2015 Comments Off on A Poem by Imam al-Shafi’i

The famous Imam Shafi’i, Allah have Mercy upon him, said, O family of al-Mustafa ﷺ, O those whom I turn to, O those whose love is my reliance, you are my intercessors on the Day of Judgment. Why should I ... Read More »

The One Who Desires…

The One Who Desires…
May 19, 2015 Comments Off on The One Who Desires…

Imam an-Nawawi {May Allah have Mercy upon him} related that Imam ash-Shafi’i {May Allah have Mercy upon him}said: “The one who desires the world; then upon him is knowledge, And the one who desires the hereafter; then upon him is ... Read More »