12 February

A Pearl of Wisdom from Fuḍayl b. ʿIyāḍ

Fuḍayl b. ʿIyāḍ said: مَنْ رَأَى مِنْ أَخٍ لَهُ مُنْكَرًا فَضَحِكَ فِي وَجْهِهِ فَقَدْ خَانَهُ “Whoever sees his brother doing a reprehensible action and smiles in his face, he has …

11 February

A Pearl of Wisdom from Iyās b. Muʿāwiyah

Iyās b. Muʿāwiyah al-Qāḍī said: كُلُّ رَجُلٍ لَا يَعْرِفُ عَيْبَهُ فَهُوَ أَحْمَقُ قَالُوْا فَمَا عَيْبُكَ قَالَ كَثْرَةُ الْكَلَامِ “Any man who does not know his deficiency is a fool.” The …

11 February

A Pearl of Wisdom from Ibn al-Jawzī

Ibn al-Jawzī said: ‏الصَّبْرُ عَلَى الطَّاعَةِ في الدُّنْيَا أَيْسَرُ مِنَ الصَّبْرِ عَلَى النَّارِ “Having fortitude that keeps one obedient to God in this world is easier than having fortitude in …

10 February

A Pearl of Wisdom from Muṭarrif b. ʿAbd Allāh

Muṭarrif b. ʿAbd Allāh said: مَا أُوْتِيَ عَبْدٌ بَعْدَ الْإِيْمَانِ أَفْضَلَ مِنَ الْعَقْلِ “After faith, the worshiper has not been given anything better than intelligence.” (al-Mukhtār min Kalām al-Akhyār, 257)

07 February

A Pearl of Wisdom from Yaḥyā b. Abī Kathīr

Yaḥyā b. Abī Kathīr said: دخلت مكة فاستقبلني عطاء بن أبي رباح وسلم علي ثم أقبل على الناس فقال تسألوني عن العلم وفيكم يحيى بن أبي كثير؟ قال يحيى فتضرعت …