Blessed sayings of pious predecessors

Fragrant pieces of advice

Half wisdom, half knowledge, and half life

Treating people well is half of the wisdom, asking a good question is half of the knowledge and adopting a good strategy is half of the life.

(Saying of Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ) (Munabihhat, pp. 9)

Importance of acting upon knowledge

If I act upon my knowledge, I am the greatest scholar and if I do not act upon [my knowledge], no one in the entire world is more ignorant than me.

(Saying of Sayyiduna Sufiyan Bin Uyainah رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه) (Al-Jami’ Li-Akhlaq-ir-Rawi, pp. 57)

Good news for him

Good news is for the person who has left the world before the world leaves him.

(Saying of Sayyiduna Yahya Bin Mu’az Raazi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه) (Munabihhat, pp. 15)

Listening to somebody attentively

Whenever a young person narrates a Hadees, I listen to it attentively as if I have not heard it before. However, I had heard the blessed Hadees even before he was born.

(Saying of Sayyiduna ‘Ata رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه) (Al-Jami’ Li-Akhlaq-ir-Rawi, pp. 134)

A’la Hadrat’s pearls of wisdom

Lying about religious matter

[کِذْب فِی الدِّین] (i.e. lying about a religious matter) is more severe than [کِذْب فِی الدُّنیا] (lying about a worldly matter). (Fatawa-e-Razawiyyah, vol. 22, pp. 489)

Excellence of pleasing Sayyids

Pleasing those who are Sadaat-e-Kiraam [Sayyid], if within the boundary of Shari’ah, is pleasing the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and pleasing the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is pleasing Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. (Fatawa-e-Razawiyyah, vol. 22, pp. 421)

Prohibition of addiction

Addiction has always been Haraam in every Shari’ah. (Fatawa-e-Razawiyyah, vol. 25, pp. 204)

Madani pearls of ‘Attar

Beautiful way of conveying Sawab

Whenever you convey Sawab to someone, convey, first of all, Sawab to the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, then convey Sawab to the one you want to by the Waseelah [through the medium] of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. (Madani Muzakarah, 1st Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 AH)

Most intelligent class of the society

O the devotees of Rasool! The most respectable and intelligent class of the society is the class of Islamic scholars. Do not criticise Islamic scholars, but rather revere and respect them. (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 AH)

Protector of honour

(Alas!) Today, Muslims are disgracing each other through social media and print media, whereas Islam has made Muslims the protector of each other’s honour. (Madani Muzakarah, 5th Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 AH)

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