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.

The Etiquette of sending the Salat and Salam upon the Prophet Muhammad {peace and blessings of Allah be upon him}

The Etiquette of sending the Salat and Salam upon the Prophet Muhammad {peace and blessings of Allah be upon him}
March 15, 2012 No Comments »

Many people often use [SAW, PBUH, s.a.w, etc] after mentioning the name of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم .   Imam an-Nawawi رحمه الله explains: He says, It is recommended {Mustahabb} for ... Read More »

Imam Hasan al-Basri’s Reminder to be Thankful to Allah

March 8, 2012 No Comments »

Imam al-Hasan al-Basri رحمه الله said: “ It has reached me that when Allah the Mighty and Majestic blesses a people and gives them some good, He asks them to be grateful. If they are grateful, He is all-able to give them ... Read More »

Imam Hasan al-Basri on Seeking Knowledge!

March 8, 2012 No Comments »

Imam al-Hasan al-Basri رحمه الله  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 in a way that does not ... Read More »

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 »