Our Salaf: Al’Hasan Al’Basri—The Believer has a good suspicion of his Lord….

Al-Hasan Al-Basri (rahimahullaah) said:

”Indeed, the believer has a good suspicion of  his Lord and then (strives to) perfect his deeds. And indeed, the hypocrite has an evil suspicion of his Lord and then (engages) in evil deeds.”

[Hilyatul Awliyaa 2/144]

Our Salaf—Knowledge and Action [Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah and Al-Hasan Al-Basri]

Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah (rahimahullaah) said:

”If my morning is like that of the foolish and my night is like that of the ignorant,

then what will I do with the knowledge I wrote down?”

[Source: Akhlaaq Al-Ulamaa’ of Imaam Al-Aajurree. Page: 44]

Al-Hasan Al-Basri (rahimahullaah) said:

”When a man used to seek knowledge, it did not take long before (the effect) was seen in his eyesight; in his fear of Allaah; on his tongue; on his hands; in his prayer and his abstinence from the lawful but unnecessary worldly things.”

[Reported by Imaam Daarimi 385]   

Shaikh Uthaymeen speaks about Imaams Bin Baaz and Albaani, and defends Shaikh Rabee and others…

When asked about Imaams Bin Baaz and Albaani (rahimahumallaah), Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) stated that they are two Notable personalities amongst the Notable personalities of the Islamic nation in the field of hadeeth, in calling to Allaah and in combatting ahlul bidah. He then said that he knows them to be from the loftiest of the scholars in station and vastness in understanding of the religion, even though one of them posseses more understanding than the other; but both of them have goodness with them.

Then Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) was asked about those who speak ill of the Scholars of Saudi, such as the likes of Shaikh Rabee and some of the scholars in Madeenah; so he (rahimahullaah) said that it is obligated upon them to restrain their tongues from speaking ill of the common Muslims, then how about their scholars.  And if it is the case that backbiting a common Muslim is from the major sins, then backbiting a scholar is much greater…

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Our Salaf: Yunus Ibn Ubayd–I am amazed by three statements!

Yoonus Ibn Ubayd) [rahimahullaah] said: I am amazed by three statements! I am amazed by a statement of Muwarraq Al-Ajali, who said: ”I never said anything during anger, which I regretted during times of happiness.”

I am amazed by a statement of Muhammad Ibn Seereen, who said: ”I do not envy anyone for some worldly thing; for if he is going to be amongst the people of paradise, then how can I envy him for something of the worldly life, whilst he is destined for Paradise?! And if he is going to be amongst the people of the hell fire, then how can I envy him for something of the worldly life, whilst he is destined for the Hellfire?!”

And I am amazed by a statement of Hassaan Bin Abee Sinaan, who said: ”There is nothing easier for me than Wara (i.e. apprehensive fear); for if something is doubtful to me I leave it.”


See following sources:

(الزهد الكبير  Number: 845 )

(الحلية 3/23)

(وروضة العقلاء)[ page: 134]


Our Salaf: Abu Khaldah—I met a people who acted…..

Ibn Abee Dunyaa narrates from Al-Layth Bin Sad, from Ubaydullaah Ibn Abee Ja’far, from Abee Khaldah, who said:

”I met a people who used to act and not just speak; but today they (i.e. the people) just speak and do not act.”

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[ (الصمت)page: 294]

Our Salaf: Ayyoub As-Sakhtiyaanee—More knowledge today or in the past?

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

Hammaad Bin Zayd said, ”I said to Ayyoub (As-Sakhtiyaanee): Is there more knowledge today or in the past?” So he (Ayyoub) said: ”There is more speech today and more knowledge in the past.”

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[Al-Fawaa-id page 104]

Our Salaf: Ad-Dahhaak—I met a people who used to learn about Wara, but today…

Ibn Abee Dunyaa (rahimahullaah) narrates from Ad-Dahhaak (rahimahullaah) who said:

”I met a people who used to learn about Wara (i.e. acquainting themselves and being apprehensive about those things which they feared will ruin the affairs of their afterlife and avoiding them); but today they (i.e. the people) learn rhetoric.”

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[(الورع)(page:50)]

If one of you knew what he has in …..Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu)

Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu) said:

”If one of you knew what he has in saying to his (Muslim) brother, [جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا], you would have increased in saying it to one another.” [Musannaf Ibn Abee Shaybah 26519]

The khawaarij of old and the contemporary khawaarij–Every people have inheritors and every land has a cultivator

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

The khawaarij used to oppose Ali, and they used to oppose the sahaabah, (claiming) that they were the ones in compliance (with the teachings) of Islaam; and that the Sahaabah were misguided and had become disbelievers.  It is the same at present– as the saying goes, history repeats itself; at present–according to the these khawaarij– the scholars of the Sunnah are misguided, worshipers of the rulers, spies, employees, people of feasts and ambiguity…and ….and… other distorted (or defamatory statements of these khawaarij) by way of which they hinder the youth of the Ummah from the truth and from the path of Allaah (تبارك وتعالى).

[Source: الذريعة إلى بيان مقاصد كتاب الشريعة للإمام المحدث أبي بكر محمد بن الحسين الآجري   page: 98. Vol 1]