Friday, July 13, 2012
Muhammad b. Ismâ`îl Al-Bukhârî was distinguished with three qualities – in addition to the rest of his praiseworthy traits: 'He never spoke much, he never yearned for what people had. He would never occupy himself with other people’s affairs; all his attention was towards knowledge.'
Al-Dhahabî, Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ`
Monday, July 9, 2012
Al Haafidh ad Dhahabee
Nasr ibn Mahmood al Balkhee said; Ahmad ibn Harb stated:
“I worshiped Allaah for fifty years, I wasn’t able to find the sweetness of worship until I forsook three things:
1. I forsook seeking the acceptance of people, so I was able to speak the truth.
2. I forsook the companionship of the sinner, so I was able to accompany the righteous.
3. I forsook the sweetness of the life of this world, so I was able to find the sweetness of the afterlife.
Reference: Seeyar ‘Alaam an Nubalaa