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.

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 »

A Poem by Imam al-Shafi’i

A Poem by Imam al-Shafi’i
May 28, 2015 No Comments »

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 No Comments »

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 »

The Universe Was Lit Up

The Universe Was Lit Up
May 18, 2015 No Comments »

Shaykh ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari {May Allah have Mercy upon him} said, “The universe, the entirety of it, was darkness and it was lit up only due to the manifestation of the Truth of Allah in it.” الكون كله ظلمة وإنما ... Read More »

The One Who Does Not Love Knowledge

The One Who Does Not Love Knowledge
May 15, 2015 No Comments »

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 ... Read More »

The Hadith Scholar Without Knowledge of Fiqh

The Hadith Scholar Without Knowledge of Fiqh
May 10, 2015 No Comments »

Imam al-Qarafi al-Maliki رحمه الله said: “And beware of doing what some students do when they reason directly from the Hadith, and yet they don’t know their soundness, let alone what has been mentioned by the Imams concerning the subtleties ... Read More »