Inspiration from Past & Present

January 13, 2013

The Prophet (S): Most Eloquent Speaker

Allah’s Apostle (S) was the most eloquent speaker of all of Allah’s creation. His speech was sweet, comprehensive, and he had the most beautiful way with words. His words captured the hearts and souls. Even his enemies had to admit to this quality.

—Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751H/1350CE]


(English Translation of Zad-ul Ma’ad fi Hadyi Khairi-l ‘Ibad 1/312))

January 13, 2013

Politeness: Characteristic of the Believers

Politeness is part of the attitude of the believers, and it is lowering the wing of humility to people, speaking gently, and not speaking harshly to them, which are among the best means of creating harmony

—ibn Battaal

(Fath al-Baari 10/528)

January 11, 2013

The Major Sins

The major sins are the sins one commits, then considers them insignificant and underrates them.

—al-Awza’i

(Read on pg 51, Talib Ibn Tyson al-Birtani, Purify My Heart. Dar-us-Salam Publications. Riyadh:2012.)

January 11, 2013

Recognize One Another to Unite in Harmony

Ibn ‘Abbas saw a man and said, “Indeed he loves me.”

The people said, “And how do you know that?!”

He said, “Because I love him, and souls are like recruited soldiers: those that recognize one another unite in harmony, and those that do not recognize one another are at an aversion.”

(Rawdah Al-Uqalaa 1/108)