This Lecture titled ‘Leadership’ was the second of a series of lectures conducted in the ‘Making Our Mark’ UK tour. Leadership was a talk done in Bristol-UK.
Ibn al-Qayyim said regards to the description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains:
“And if you ask about its ground and its soil, then it is of musk and saffron.
And if you ask about its roof, then it is the Throne of the Most Merciful.
And if you ask about its rocks, then they are pearls and jewels.
Weak Ḥadīths Pertaining to Virtuous Deeds
By Sh. ‘Abd-Allāh al-Juday‘
Translated by Ali Godil (with some minor changes)
In the later period of Islamic history, it has become prevalent among scholars to adopt a lenient attitude towards weak ḥadīths related to virtuous deeds, some of them attributing this approach to certain early authorities of ḥadīth. In order to arrive at an accurate conclusion regarding this issue, we must first examine the statements of the early imāms who allegedly adopted this approach and ascertain their original intent:
Imaam ash-Shafi’ee Visits Imaam Ahmad – A Strange Incident With A Beautiful Explanation!
The Personal Relationship Between a Scholar and His Student
Imam Ahmad used to mention the virtues of his sheikh, Imam Ash Shafi’ee to his wife. He would mention to her the extensive and superb knowledge of Imam Ash Shafi’ee as well as his Taqwah (i.e. piety). Imam Ahmad invited Imam Ash Shafi’ee to come visit him at his home. When the time for dinner arrived, Imam Ash Shafi’ee ate until he was full and went to the guest room for some sleep.