Inspiration from Past & Present

June 15, 2010

The Value of Scholars

The death of a thousand worshipers is easier to bear than the death of a scholar who has knowledge of what Allah has permitted and forbidden.

—’Umar Ibn Al-Khattab [d. 23AH]

Miftah Dar as-Sa’adah, 1/122; Fara’id al-Kalam, p. 157.

(Read on pg. 333, Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad as-Sallabi, ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattab: His Life & Times Vol. 1. International Islamic Publishing House. Riyadh:2007 .)

June 15, 2010

Knowledge Leads to Repentance

If a man comes out of his house carrying a burden of sins like the mountains of Tihamah, then when he hears some knowledge he fears Allah and repents, he will go back home with no sins on him.  So do not forsake the gatherings of the scholars.

—’Umar Ibn Al-Khattab [d. 23AH]

Miftah Dar as-Sa’adah, 1/122; Fara’id al-Kalam, p. 135.

(Read on pg 332, Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad as-Sallabi, ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattab: His Life & Times Vol. 1. International Islamic Publishing House. Riyadh:2007 .)

June 5, 2010

Clothed With Your Actions

No man accomplishes an action but that God, Most High, clothes whim with its mantle- if good, then with good and if evil, with evil.

—’Uthman ibn ‘Affan [d. 35AH]

(Read on pg 35, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, The Invocation of God. The Islamic Texts Society. UK:2000 .)

June 5, 2010

The Real Prisoner

The real prisoner is someone whose heart is imprisoned from his Lord; the true captive is someone captured by his passions.

—Ibn Taymiyyah [d. 728AH]

(Al-hadiyyah fi Mawaith Al-Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, pg. 21)

(Read on pg 58, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, The Invocation of God. The Islamic Texts Society. UK:2000 .)