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Imam Abu Yusuf discussing Fiqh on his deathbed

October 15, 2011 1 comment

Here we see the judge and Imam Abu Yusuf (Ya’qub ibn Ibrahim al-Ansari al-Kufi, later al-Baghdadi, born in 113AH, died 182AH, may Allah have mercy on him), the companion of Imam Abu Hanifah, and his student who spread his knowledge and madhab, the judge of the three ‘Abbasid rulers: al-Mahdi, al-Hadi, and al-Rashid, the first to be called Qadi al-Qudat (the Supreme Judge): we see him on his deathbed, during his last moments in this life, discussing a matter of fiqh with some of his vistors, in order to benefit and teach, and not wishing to lose the last moment of his life without making use of it in benefiting himself and being beneficial to others. His student al-Qadi Ibrahim ibn al-Jarrah al-Kufi, later al-Misri, said Read more…

SubhanAllah!, Who Ponders Over the Quran like this?

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

It is narrated that Imam Ahmed was informed of one his student whoused to stay up all night and recite the complete Quran up to the Fajr Prayer, then he used to pray Fajr 

The Imam wanted to teach him how to ponder/reflect over the verses of the the QuranThe Imam said: It has reached me that you do such and such ..

He replied: Yes O Imam The Imam then said: Today when you recite the Qur’an at night, recite as if you are Read more…

I thought to myself; “He’s insincere.”

June 23, 2011 2 comments

Imam Sufyan al-Thawri said:

“I lost out on Qiyam’l-Layl for 5 months because of a sin.

I saw a man crying and I Read more…

“Check Yourself!”

May 11, 2011 Leave a comment
Imaam Sufyaan ath-Thawree related that as a youth, when he first began to attend classes, his mother advised him, “If you write down 10 words and your faith hasn’t improved, check yourself.”

“But he has slandered you!”

April 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Ad-Dhahabi wrote:

سَأل الإمام أحمد – رحمه الله – بعض تلاميذه : من أين أقبلتم؟ قالوا: من مجلس أبي كريب، فقال: اكتبوا عنه؛ فإنه شيخ صالح، فقالوا: إنه يطعن عليك! قال: فأي شيء حيلتي؟ شيخ صالح قد بلي بي

Imam Ahmad asked some of his students: “Where did you come from?”

They said: “We came from a gathering of Abi Kuraib”.

Ahmad said: “Write from him, for he is a pious Shaykh”.

They said: “But he has slandered you!”

Ahmad said: “What can I do about that? He is a pious Shaykh being tested with me…”.

[“Siyar A’lam An-Nubala”, 11/317]

Isn’t Ahmad ibn Hanbal ashamed of what he is doing?

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Salih, the son of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, was met by Yahya ibn Mu’in who asked him:

“Isn’t your father ashamed of what he is doing?”

“What is he doing?” asked Salih.

“I saw him with Read more…

I did not lose my Imaan. After that, why should I care if I lose my life.

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Al Hasan ibn Arafah narrated, “I visited Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal after he was whipped and tortured. I said to him, “O Abu Abdillaah, you have reached the station of the Prophets!” He said, “Keep quiet. Verily, I saw nothing more than people selling their Deen. And I saw scholars that were with me sell their Faith. So I said to myself Read more…

Categories: Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal
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