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September 24th, 2008 - 6:34 am § in Other

Smiling and Laughing

Salam. I came across this unique advice from Imam al-Dhahabi about the issue of smiling and laughing, your feedback as usual would be appreciated on what you have read and understood. *** Imam al-Dhahabi mentioned in the biography of Yahya bin Hammad (Allah have mercy upon) that: .Muhammad bin Numan[...]

September 21st, 2008 - 1:03 pm § in Other

When to Talk and When to Keep Silent

Salam. More succinct advice from Imam al-Dhahabi, this time found in his biography of Abu al-Ala al-Amiri (Allah have mercy on him). Useful for all of us to reflect over and try to implement. *** Imam al-Dhahabi said: A scholar should speak with an intention and praiseworthy aim, if he is impressed [...]

September 18th, 2008 - 2:00 pm § in Other, Scholarship

Imam al-Dhahabi: Imam Ahmad and Fame

Salam. Another piece of advice from Imam al-Dhahabi. Even in our times some of us have the good fortune to meet scholars whom once we get to know them we realise how learned they are. A number of individuals spring to mind, at their forefront some of the scholars of al-Ahsa who are indeed hidden [&h[...]

September 17th, 2008 - 1:53 pm § in Other

Intentions Which Transform…

Salam, the following brief excerpt reminded me of something mentioned by our scholars in their gatherings, namely that seemingly mundance and permissible acts can be transformed into worship with the correct intention. E.g. Sleeping so that one gives ones body enough rest to worship later, eating to[...]

September 16th, 2008 - 10:11 am § in Hadith

Commentary on the Hadith of Mercy

[Salam. I would like to dedicate this short article to our teacher, and the first of the scholars to have narrated the hadith of Rahma to us: Sh. Abu Muhammad al-Adsani, al-Aqili, al-Shafi al-Ahsai.] Imam Ibn Nasir al-Din al-Dimashqi mentions some of lessons which can be derived from the hadith of m[...]