Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه on his death bed

أن أبا هريرة بكى في مرضه : فقيل : ما يبكيك ؟ قال : ما أبكي على دنياكم هذه ، ولكن على بعد سفري ، وقلة زادي ، وأني أمسيت في صعود ، ومهبطه على جنة أو نار ، فلا أدري أيهما يؤخذ بي

سير أعلام النبلاء

Abu Hurairah رحمة الله عليه began to cry as he was on his deathbed:

It was said to him: what makes you cry?

He said: I am not crying over this transit world of yours. Rather I am crying over my long journey and lack of provisions (for the journey). And what awaits me in descending to paradise or fire, and I know not which one of them will take me.

Why Umar رضي الله عنه had lines on his face

كان في وجه عمر بن الخطاب خطان أسودان من البكاء

حلية الأولياء

Umar رضي الله عنه used to have two black lines on his face due to his crying.

I am not sure what actions of mine have been raised…

كان الضحاك بن مزاحم إذا أمسى بكى، فقيل له: ما يبكيك؟ قال: لا أدري ما صعد اليوم من عملي!

صفة الصفوة

Dahhak bin muzahim would cry when the evening would enter, so it was asked of him; ‘What makes you cry?’ He replied, “I don’t know what actions of mine have been raised today!”

*He feared if his actions would be accepted or rejected, which is in accordance to the ayah:

إِلَيْهِ يَصْعَدُ الْكَلِمُ الطَّيِّبُ وَالْعَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ يَرْفَعُهُ

Towards Him ascends the pure word, and the righteous deeds uplift it.

Surah Fatir:10

Signs of the one who hates and loves you.

‏قال الحافظ ابن عبد البر رحمه الله: (كان يقال من أحبك نهاك ، ومن أبغضك أغراك)

‏الآداب الشرعية(١٨٥)

Ibn abdul Barr رحمة الله عليه said; it is said:

Whoever truly loves you, prevents you (from evil and sin. And as for the one who hates you, entices you (to evil and sin).

The man under the hood…

Then nobody would advise…

‏قال الإمام ابن رجب رحمه الله:

‏”لو لم يعظ إلا معصوم من الزلل، لم يعظ الناس بعد رسول الله ﷺ أحد”

‏[📚 لطائف المعارف صـ19]

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‏✔ فلا تبخل بالنصيحة ولو كنت مقصرا

Ibn rajab رحمة الله عليه said:

If only those who are protected from error were allowed to advise against short comings and mistakes, then nobody would be allowed to advise the people after the Rasool صلى الله عليه و سلم.

*the point being that no body is free from error after Rasool صلى الله عليه و سلم so don’t be mistaken in not advising others.

المرأة عورة

How Imam Ahmad رحمة الله عليه would make dua.

‏كان من دعاء الإمام أحمد -رحمه الله- في سجوده:

” اللهم من كان من هذه الأمة على غير الحق وهو يظن أنه على الحق فرده إلى الحق ليكون من أهل الحق.”

[البداية والنهاية (٣٢٩/١٠)]

from the supplications Imam Ahmad رحمة الله عليه used to make in his prostration was:

Oh my lord whoever from this ummah is not upon the truth, but believes he is. Then return him upon the truth to make him from the people of truth.

The Muslims that saved the Jews in the Holocaust

Marva Collins

Very inspiring story about how a teacher used literature to improve the lives of children.

Her name is Marva Collins:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marva_Collins

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