Quote for Thought (3)

17. Said the great Zāhid and Sufi or ascetic, Imām Sahl b. Abdallāh al-Tustarī (d.283), rahīmahullāh:

“The principles of our Madhhab are three: eating permissible food; following the Messenger in his words and deeds; sincerity of intentions and all actions”


[Source: Sahl al-Tustarī, Tafsīr p.153]

18. During the trial of Imām Ahmad, he would often say:

“Say to the heretics, the decisive factor between us and you is the day of funerals”


[Source: Imām Ahmad ibn Hanbal by Abuz Zubair]

19. My thoughts after reading a section of the Excellence of Du’ā from Du’ā: The Weapon of the Believer,

“Du’ā is the greatest act of worship when directed towards Allāh. It is indeed the greatest act of shirk when directed towards anyone other than Allāh.”

20. al Mu’taman reports from Abū Ismā’īl al Harawī al Ansārī(d. 418 AH):


“This affair is an affair for one who has no affair but this affair”

He was talking about the study of hadīth.
[Source: Abu Isma’il al Harawi al Ansari by Abu Rumaysah]


21. ‘Abdullaah ibn al Mubarak (b. 118 AH – d. 181 AH) said,

“A small deed may be great due to the intention behind it., while a great deed may be insignificant due to the intention behind it”

[Source: Ibn Rajab al Hanbali (d. 795 AH), Jaami’ al Uloom wal Hikam, Page 13, Umm al Qura, alMansura, Egypt]

22. Ibnul Qayyim says in his Qaseedha Nooniyyah:

If you say “Allah said, and the Messenger (SAW) said,”

the ignorant one will say “where is the saying of so and so?”

23. Shaykh Safi Khan (May Allah preserve Him and restore his health):

“Without Allah, Life is not worth living,

With Allah, Life is worth dying for!”

24. It was related from al Marroodhee that he asked Imaam Ahmad (d. 241 AH – rahimahullaah):

How are you today?

He replied :

How can one’s day be while…


…he is required by his Lord to perform obligatory acts of worship?


…his Prophet is calling him to practice the Sunnah?


…two angels are requiring from him to correct his deeds?


…his nafs urges him to follow its desires?


…Iblees is beckoning him to commit all types of indecent, evil deeds?


…the Angel of Death is observing him (waiting) to take his soul?


…his dependants are asking him to provide them with maintenance?

[Siyaar A’laamin Nubalaa by Al-Imaam adh-Dhahaabee; volume 11/227]


1 Response to “Quote for Thought (3)”

  1. 1 sheryza December 17, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    mashallah very good post. I find that sometimes quotes find their way into peoples mind faster. Jazak Allahu Khairan for sharing.

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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib



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