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“The most precious things are three…”


Imaam Ash-Shafi‘i (rahimahullaah) said: “The most precious things are three: generosity, even though one is not wealthy; fearing Allaah when one is alone; and saying advice to those who are hoped or feared (i.e. friends, people of authority, such as … Continue reading

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The Rizq of Allaah


Imaa ash-Shaafi’ee (rahimahullaah) said: عليك بتقوى الله ان كنت غافلاً ……. يأتيك بالارزاق من حيث لاتدري فكيف تخاف الفقر والله رازق ……… فقد رزق الطير والحوت في البحر ومن ظن ان الرزق يأتي بقوة ………ما أكل العصفور شيئاً مع النسر … Continue reading

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A Great Fitnah…


فِتنة عَظِيمَة فَسَادٌ كَبِيرٌ عَالِمٌ مُتَهتّكٌ *** و أكبر مِنه جَاهِلٌ مُتَنَسِّكُ هُما فِتْنَةٌ في العالمِينَ عَظِيمَة *** لِمَنْ بِهِمَا في دِيْنِهِ يَتَمَسَّكُ A great corruption is an insolent scholar And worse than him is a devout ignorant *** They … Continue reading

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Iman Shafi’i on Secrets…


إِذَا الْمَرْءُ أَفْشَى سِرِّهُ بِلِسَانِهِ وَلاَمَ عَلَيْهِ غَيْرَهُ فَهُوَ أَحْمَقُ إِذَا ضَاقَ صَدْرُ المَرْءِ عَنْ سِرِّ نَفْسِهِ فَصَدْرُ الَّذِي يُسْتَودْعُ السِّرَّ أَضْيَقُ If a man spreads his secret with his own tongue and blames another… then he is a fool. … Continue reading

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“…When the foolish one speaks…”


Imam Shafi’i said: إذا نطق السفيه فلا تجبه فخير من إجابته السكوتُ فإن كلمته فرَّجت عنه وإن خلَّيتَهُ كَمَداً يَمُوتُ When the foolish one speaks, do not reply to him, For better than a response (to him) is silence; And … Continue reading

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Do not Pollute your Knowledge…


كتب حكيم الى حكيم: يا أخي قد أوتيت علما, فلا تدنس علمك بظلمة الذنوب, فتبقِى في الظلمة يوم يسعى أهل العلم بنور علمهم. “A wise man wrote to another wise man: ‘O my brother, you have indeed been given knowledge, … Continue reading

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Love…


و من الشَقاوة أن تحبَ و من تحبُ يحبُ غيرك أو أن تريد الخير للأن سان و هو يريد ضيرك  “And from misery is that you love, and (the one) who you love, loves other than you, or that you … Continue reading

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Surah al-‘Asr…


 “By (the Token of) Time (through the Ages), verily Man is in loss, except such as have Faith, and do right actions, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of the Truth, and of Patience and Constancy” (al-‘Asr 103:1-3) Commenting … Continue reading

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“…In the grave, when he ends his years…”


من ذا الذي قد نال راحة سره * في عسره إن كان أو في يسره فأخو التجارة خـائف مترقب * مما يلاقي من خسارة أمره وأخو الوزارة حـائر متفـكر * مما يقاسي من نوائب دهره وكذلك السلطـان في أحكامه * … Continue reading

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“…I found Your forgiveness to be greater…”


ولما قسا قلبي وضاقت مذاهبي *** جعلت الرجا مني لعفوك سلما تعاظمني ذنبي فلما قرنته *** بعفوك ربي كان عفوك أعظما فما زلت ذا عفو عن الذنب لم تزل *** تجود وتعفو منة وتكرمــا   “When my heart became constricted … Continue reading

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