Zuhd is to abandon praises

‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee 157 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said: الزهد في الدنيا ترك المحمدة , تعمل العمل لا تريد أن يحمدك الناس عليه “Asceticism (Zuhd) in the worldly life is to abandon doing things for the sake of praise, and to perform deeds you do not want people to praise you for.” Source:…

Stop where they stopped

‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee 157 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said: اصبر نفسك على السنة و قف حيث وقف القوم و قل بما قالوا و كف عما كفوا عنه, واسلك سبيل سلفك الصالح. فانه يسعك ما وسعهم “Have patience upon the Sunnah, and stop where the people stopped (the Companions may Allah be pleased with…

Does faith increase and decrease?

Abdur-Rahman Al-Awzaa’ee 157 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) was asked if Imaan increases. He said: نعم حتى يكون كالجبل “Yes, until it becomes like a mountain” He was then asked if it decreases and he said: نعم حتى لا يبقى منه شيء “Yes, until there remains nothing from it” Taken from: Asbaab Ziyaadatil Imaan…

Knowledge is what comes from the companions

Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee 157 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said: العلم ما جاء به أصحاب محمد صل الله عليه و سلم فما كان غير ذلك فليس بعلم “Knowledge is what comes from the companions Muhammad peace be upon him, so whatever is other than that is not knowledge” Taken from: Ibn Rajab’s “Fadl ilm…