Once, as Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal was sitting with al-Shāfiʿī, Shayban al-Rāʿī came to them. Aḥmad said [to al-Shāfiʿī]: “Abu ʿAbdallah, I’d like to draw your attention to his lack of knowledge, so that he would busy himself with acquiring some of it.” Al-Shāfiʿī exclaimed: “Don’t do this!” However, Ibn Ḥanbal did not desist. He asked Shayban: “What can you say about someone who forgot [to perform] one...
I pass by the house, the house of Layla, and I kiss this wall and that wall....– Qays ibn al-Mulawwah (via majdimam)
The Rajab Letter
This is an excerpt from the book Kanz al-Najāḥ wa as-Surūr (“The Treasures of Success and Happiness”), a book highlighting the special qualities of each month. As the blessed and holy month of Rajab enters, hopefully this information will be of use in allowing us all to appreciate it and benefit from it: So, my dear friend, put forth a great effort in the month of Rajab, may Allāh have mercy on...
nationalgeographicmagazine: The First Grader: The Story In a small, remote, mountaintop primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his 80s, who is desperate to...
Intro to Imam al-Ghazali's "The Remembrance of...
In the Name of God, Most Compassionate and Merciful Praised be God, Who with death did break the necks of tyrants, shattering with it the backs of Persia’s kings, cutting short the apsirations of the Caesars, whose hearts were long averse to recalling death, until the true promise came to them and cast them into the pit. From the loftiest of palaces into the deepest of graves they...
Traditional Islam is not the replication of the positions of the ancients; it is...– Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad
‘I shall ordain My mercy for those who are conscious of God and pay the...– Qur’an 7:156-157
Is a dead person brought back to life by Us, and given light with which to walk...– Qur’an 6:122
A relay station that receives programming on one frequency and rebroadcasts it...– One definition of “Translator”
Hadith of the Week: Goodness to Parents
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من أرضى والديه فقد أرضى الله، ومن أسخط والديه فقد أسخط الله (رواه إبن النجار) The Messenger of God, peace and mercy of God be upon him, said, “Whoever pleases his parents has pleased God, and whoever angers them has angered God.” [Ibn An-Najjar].
Islamic Perspective on Veneration of Scholars and...
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين I received a letter from a dear brother of mine asking about the respect shown towards scholars and whether people’s reverence for them was bordering on an unhealthy obsession....
A photographer is like a writer… you’re writing with your lens so make sure you...– Habib Umar Bin Hafiz (via mustafadavis)