Category Archives: Sufyaan at-Thawree [Sufyaan bin Saeed ath-Thawree (161 A.H.)]

Quote of the Week


Abdul-Azeez Al-Qurashee related that he heard Sufyaan say: “Practice Zuhd (seeking little from this world out of a desire for the rewards of the Hereafter), for Allaah will then make you see the defects of this world. Practice Al-Wara (fearing … Continue reading

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If It Is Not Self-Amazement, Then Beware of Love of Praise


Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Beware of that which corrupts your deeds, for indeed Riyaa is what corrupts your deeds. And if it is not Riyaa, then it may be you being amazed with yourself until it makes you think … Continue reading

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“And was this showing off, O Sufyan?”


One year, while Sufyan Ath-Thawri was performing pilgrimage in the company of Shaiban Ar-Ra’i, a lion appeared before their traveling party on the road they were traveling upon. Sufyan said to Shaiban: “Look how this lion is blocking the way … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Knowledge


Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam’i Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]

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“O my son! Seek out knowledge…”


It is related that Wakee’ ibn Al-Jarrah said, “One day, the mother of Sufyaan Ath-Thauree said to (young) Sufyan, ‘O my son! Seek out knowledge, and I will, with my spinning wheel, provide enough for you to live on. O … Continue reading

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Sayings of Imaam Sufyaan on Various Topics


1.) ‘Abdullah ibn Al-Mubaraak reported that Sufyaan Ath-Thauree said: “Beware of filling your stomachs, for doing so hardens the heart. And suppress your anger. And do not laugh too much, for laughing a great deal kills the heart.“ 2.) Yahyaa … Continue reading

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Beware of three


Beware of Allah’s anger with regards to three: 1. Beware that you fall into shortcomings concerning what He has commanded you. 2. Beware that He sees you while you are feeling discontent concerning the provision He has granted you. 3. Beware … Continue reading

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Advice of Imam Sufyan Ath-Thauree…


I was reading the biography of Sufyan Ath-Thauree and in the last page of his Biography he wrote yet another letter that is full of sage advice, Imam Sufyan (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Be truthful at all … Continue reading

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Not being exposed for One Sins


If one perpetrates certain sins in private, one obviously has to repent; yet it one is not exposed in front of others for having perpetrated those sins. It is a sign of well-being – of Allaah giving one the opportunity … Continue reading

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“Look to See Where your dirham (money) came from”


Imam Sufyaan recognized the fact that different people are put to trial  in different ways. One of the most difficult of matters regarding which people are put to trial is wealth. In order to survive and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, … Continue reading

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