Month: June 2013

Our Salaf: May Allaah have mercy upon a slave who says……!

Maalik Bin Deenaar (rahimahullaah) said:

May Allaah have mercy upon a slave who says to his precious soul:”Are you not the one who does such and such? Then he censures it; then he directs and compels it to the Book of Allaah, so that it has a (way) to follow”
[Source:Muhaasabatun Nafs of Ibn Abee Dunyaa (rahimahullaah). pages:33-34]

Our Salaf–The seeker of knowledge

On the authority of Zur Bin Hubaish who said: I came to Sufyaan Bin Assaal Al-Muraadee so he said to (me): ‘’What have you come for?’’ So I said: ‘’To seek knowledge’’; so he said: ‘’Indeed the angels lower their wings for the one seeking knowledge due to being pleased with what he seeks.”


[Source: Kitaabul Ilm of Abu Khaythama with the checking of Imaam Albaanee; page: 3: Pdf version]

Our Salaf–look at this type of humility!

Abu khaythama (rahimahullaah) reported in Kitaabul Ilm with a chain of transmission going back to Hasan al-Basri, who said: ” When a man sits amongst the people and they consider him to be ignorant even though he is not, then this is the Muslim who possesses  understanding in truth.

[Source: Kitaabul Ilm of Abu khaytham with the checking of Imaam Al Albaanee: page:10.  Narration number:20]


Our Salaf always examined themselves–Khabbaab (radiyallaahu-anhu)

Abu Khaythama reported in kitaab al-Ilm with a chain of transmission going back to Abu Khaalid who was a companion of Ibn Mas’ood (radiyallaahu-anhu), who said that one day they were sitting in the masjid and khabbaab (radiyallaahu-anhu) came along and sat, and then he was silent; so the people said to him: ”Verily, your companions have congregated with you in order that you may relate a hadeeth to them or command them with something; so he said: ”And what should I command them? It may be that i command them with something that I myself do not do.”


Imaam Al-Albaanee says that the cahin of this narration is authentic and it was transmitted by Muslim



Our Salaf–They did not hasten to give verdicts

Abu khaythama narrated in kitaab al-ilm with a chain of transmission going back to Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Bishr Al-Azraq that two men came in from the doors of kinda whilst Abu Mas’ood Al-Ansaari was sitting in a gathering–(so) one of them (.i.e. one of the two men) said: “Is any man here to judge between us?” A man from the gathering said: “I can.” So Abu Mas’ ood got hold of a handful of pebbles and hit him with them. Thereafter he said to him:”Indeed it used to be hated that a person should hasten to give a verdict. [For further details see kitaab al-ilm of abu khaythama with the checking of Imaam Naasiruddeen Al-Albaanee: Number:11]

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