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 Sufyan ath-Thawri  رحمه الله

March 6, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Sufyan At-Thawri {716–778} said: “I know that a man loves this life when I see him greet its people often!” {Hilyatul-Awliyah, Volume 7, pg. 37} Meaning: When one wants to be in the limelight, known to all. ~ Place ... Read More »

Imam Abu Hanifa’s رحمه الله Respect for his Teacher Hammad رحمه الله

March 3, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Abu Hanifa رحمه الله said, “I haven’t stretched my legs out towards the house of my teacher, Hammad رحمه الله, whereas there were seven streets separating both our houses. I did this out of respect for my teacher.” {Imam Abu ... Read More »

The True Path of the Scholars

March 3, 2012 No Comments »

  Sufyan ibn Uyaynah said: “ Hadith are a pitfall except for the Fuqaha’ {Legal Jurists},” Imam Malik’s رحمه الله companion and friend `Abd Allah ibn Wahb رحمه الله said: “The meaning of every Hadith is a pitfall except for ... Read More »

Avoiding Arguments

March 1, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Shafi’i  رحمه الله narrated: “When some of the people of desires {fitna makers} came to Imam Malik ibn Anas رحمه الله he said: ” As for me, then I am upon clear evidence from my Lord and my Deen. And as for ... Read More »

Abbreviating the Salawat

Abbreviating the Salawat
February 20, 2012 No Comments »

Many people often use [SAW, PBUH, s.a.w, etc] after mentioning the Prophet Muhammad’s صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم name. Imam an-Nawawi رحمه الله explains: It is recommended {Mustahabb} for a person who writes down Hadith that ... Read More »

Beware of Fame

Beware of Fame
October 27, 2011 No Comments »

The Muhaddith, Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak رحمه الله said: Imam Sufyan Ath-Thawri رحمه الله said to me: “Beware of fame. Everyone I met warned me about fame.” {Siyar A’lam an-Nubala ===> The Lives of the Noble Figures, Volume 7 pg. 260} ... Read More »

The Scholars are Fathers

The Scholars are Fathers
November 6, 2010 No Comments »

It is reported that Imam Malik said, “I heard Rabi’a bin ‘Abdir-Rahman say, ‘The people under the care of their scholars are like children in the laps of their fathers.’” [Ibn Batta, al-Ibana al-Kubra, vol. 1 p Read More »