It is related that a group of people were once seated in the company of Al-Ḥasan Al-Baṣree (may Allah have mercy on him), when some men passed by, dragging along with them a body of a dead man. When Al-Ḥasan saw the dead man, a glint of instant recognition could be discerned in his eyes, and h.

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Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad was famous for his piety and worship, but he was not always a practising Muslim. In his early years, Al-Fudayl was an infamous highway robber; he would prowl in the night for victims on the road from Abu Ward to Sarakhas. Between these two cities was a small village in which l.

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Ar-Rasheed, a first century ruler, once said to al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad, "Admonish me." Al-Fudayl said, "O Leader of the Faithful! Indeed your grandfather, Al-‘Abbaas, the uncle of the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), once went to the Prophet and sai.

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It is reported that a man once went to Ibraaheem ibn Adham and said, "O Abu Isḥaaq, I continually wrong my own self, and I turn away from everything that invites me to improve my way of life." Ibraaheem said, "If you can fulfil five conditions, then sinning will never harm .

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A righteous man was once asked to tell the story of the pivotal moment of his life, the moment in which he first began to apply the teachings of Islam, and the following was his answer: When I was a young man, I would not hesitate to perpetrate any sin that was made available to me. Then, one day, I.

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‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar reported that the Messenger (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Three men of a people before you, were on a journey when they were overtaken by a storm and therefore they took shelter in a cave. A rock slipped down from the mountain and blocked the ex.

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