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A Conversation Between Abu Bakr & Ali (radhiAllaahu ‘anhuma)

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

It is recorded in Sunan ad-Darimi, upon the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiAllahu anhu) that both Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhu) & Ali (radiAllahu anhu) arrived at the door of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa wasalaam).


Abu Bakr said: “Ya Ali, you go first.”

Ali replied: “Please you go before me. I will never Read more…


‘Ali and Mu’awiyah

March 2, 2011 1 comment

It is reported that Mu’awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan asked Dirar ibn Damrah al Kinani to describe for him the character and demeanor of his adversary, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. Dirar requested to be excused but Mu’awiyah insisted. Dirar then said: Read more…

What is detachment from the dunya…?

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Detachment is when the dunya remains in our hand – not in our heart.

As ‘Ali (radhiallahu anhu) expressed beautifully:

قال علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه: ليس الزهد ألا تملك شيئًا، ولكن الزهد ألا يملكك شيء
Detachment [Zuhd] is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you.
Imam Hassan al-Basri said:


Az-Zuhd resides in the heart, and it can be achieved by ridding the heart of the slave from the love and the eagerness for this life. This way, the Dunya will be in one’s hand, not in his heart, where the love for Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and the Hereafter will and should reside.”

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