Tag: action

Acting on Knowledge – Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (rahimahullah):

I did not write a single hadeeth except verily I acted on it, to the extent that it came to me that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) was cupped and gave Abaa Tayba a deenar, so I was cupped and gave the cupper a deenar.

Siyaar A’laam An-Nubalaa Vol 11 Page 296

Reality of Reciting Quraan – Ash Shaykh Abdur Razzaaq Al Badr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ash Shaykh Abdur Razzaaq bin Abdul Mohsin Al Badr (Allah preserve them both) wrote:

Reciting the Quraan is not merely reading it’s letters, or memorising its verses and chapters; rather indeed the reality of reciting the Quran is reading, understanding and action.

Therefore, whoever does not act on the Quran, he is not from its people by merely memorising it or (reading) its letters.

Rather a person cannot be from the people of the Quran until (acting upon) the Quran is seen in him – by way of worship, manners and staying far away from that which angers Allah.

Source: http://al-badr.net

The True Faqeeh [A person bestowed with understanding in the religion]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy


Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (hafidha-hullaah) stated:

Indeed, the Salaf did not designate the name faqeeh, except to the one whose knowledge was accompanied by action, as when Sad bin Ibraaheem was asked, ”who amongst the people of madina was most superior in understanding”, he said, ”the one with more taqwah.”   Farqad As Subkhee asked Hassan al Basree about some affair, so he answered him. Then he (farqad) said, ”Indeed, the fuqahaa are in opposition to you”. So Al Hassan said, ”may your mother be bereaved of you O Farqad, and have you seen a faqeeh with your eyes? Rather a faqeeh is one who abstains from the dunyah and has a fervent desire for the Afterlife.  He is one who has insight in his religion and is constant in the worship of his Lord. He neither speaks ill of the one above him nor does he mock at the one below him, and he does not look for a gain from knowledge Allaah has bestowed upon him”.  Some of the Salaf said: Indeed the faqeeh is the one who neither makes the people despair of Allaah’s mercy nor does he make them feel secure of Allaah’s plan, nor does he call to the Qur’aan and desires what is in opposition to it.

[Source: Al-Haqeeqatus Shar-iyyah Fee Tafseeril Qurýaanil Adheem Was-sunnatil Nabawiyyah. (Page: 138-139]