Archive for the ‘Ahmad bin Hanbal’ Category

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The need for knowledge

March 13, 2008
Imaam ahmed , “People need knowledge more than they need food and drink, because they need food and drink two or three times a day, but they need knowledge all the time.”

thus the loss of scholars is a great calamity because the death of the entire tribe is less serious than the death of one scholar [majma al zawaaid 1/201]

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If you want the things you love…

March 12, 2008

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal said :“If You Desire Allah to be persistent in granting you the thing you love, be persistent in doing the things He Ta’ala loves”

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“How are you today?”

March 12, 2008

Al-Murrudi’ reported that he asked Imam Ahmed: “How are you today?” 

He replied:‘How can I be while I am required by my Lord to perform obligatory acts of worship,by my Prophet (‘alayhi salaat wa salaam) to practice his Sunnah,by the two angels to improve my deeds, and my soul urges me to follow it,Shaytaan pushes me to commit evil deeds,the Angel of death is waiting to take my life,and my children are asking me to provide for them?'”

[Siyaar a’laam an Nubalaa 11/227]