Archive for the ‘ash-Shafi`ee’ Category

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Naseehah

March 13, 2008

“Support me with your advice in private, and avoid advising me in public. Surely giving advice among the people is a kind of reproach, which I would rather not listen to. If you disobey and ignore my wish, don’t be saddened if you are not obeyed.” 

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Part from the days

March 12, 2008

Part from the days where you used to do as you wish
And restrain your soul when the decree of Allah is ordained
And don’t despair over the events of the past
Fore none of the events of the dunya were ever meant to remain
And be a man who is firm upon his affairs
And whose character is that of pardoning and nobility
And there is sadness or happiness that is continuous
Just as there is there is no comfort or pain
If you are a person who is satisfied with what he has
Then you and the owner of all possessions are equal
And upon he who’s open valley death descends upon
Then there is no earth or sky to protect you from it
And the earth of Allah is vast but
When the ordainment of Allah descends even the open valley congests

~ Imaam Shafi`ee’ ,

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be content when a decree has come to pass

March 12, 2008

Imam ash-Shafi`ee

“Let the days bring what they may,

and be content when a decree has come to pass,

when the execution of it comes in a land of some nation,

neither earth nor sky can prevent it.”

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“O my eye! All men have eyes!”

March 12, 2008

Let not your tongue mention the shame of another
For you yourself are covered in shame and all men have tongues.
If your eye falls upon the sins of your brother
Shield them and say: “O my eye! All men have eyes!”

 

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The state of Humans…

March 12, 2008

 All humans are dead except those who have knowledge;
and all those who have knowledge are asleep,
except those who do good deeds;
and those who do good deeds are decieved ,
except those who are sincere;
and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.

 

ash-Shafi`ee

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When the foolish one speaks…

March 12, 2008

Imam ash-Shafi`ee –

When the foolish one speaks, do not reply to him, for better than a response (to him) is silence, and if you speak to him you have aided him, and if you left him (with no reply) in extreme sadness he dies