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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Salman was raised in a village in the land of Faris (Persia). He lived a life of ease and comfort as his father was extremely affluent. At the same time, the father worked hard to raise his son in the religion of the Majoos (magians), however, Salman made friends with a people who followed the relig.

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Many centuries ago, a woman married a man named Isma‘il who, having studied under the tutelage of Imaam Maalik. He became a venerable scholar in his own right. One of the fruits of their blessed marriage was the birth of a son, whom they named Muhammad. Shortly afterwards, Isma‘il died, leaving .

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When ‘Omar Ibn ‘Abdul‘aziz became caliph, he wrote to Al-Ḥasan Al-Baṣree to write him the description of a just ruler, and Al-Ḥasan wrote him: "Know, commander of the faithful, that Allah has made the just ruler, the straightener of the crooked, the reformer of the corrupt, the st.

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It is reported that there was once a king who, at a certain moment during his rule, came to the realisation that no matter how rich he was, his pleasures were of the fleeting kind and his end was going to be death. These thoughts lingered in his mind, until one day he secretly left his castle and.

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Imam Sha‘bi (may Allah have mercy on him) was a distinguished scholar from the early generations of Islam. He related the following incident that occurred during his life. ‘Abdul Malik Ibn Marwan once sent his messenger to the king of Rome. When he reached him, he(the King of Rome) asked me a.

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