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seeker_of_ilm
02-27-2008, 09:56 PM
It was narrated, regarding Yahya bin Yahya:

"...that when he was a young boy, he travelled from al-Andalus to Madinah in order to study with al-Imam Malik. One day, he was attending a lesson, along with Malik's students. Suddenly, someone called out: "The elephants are here!" So, the companions of Malik all went out to look at the elephants that were passing by, except for Yahya, who stayed in his place.

al-Imam Malik then said to him: "Why did you not come out to see the elephants? I'm sure you've never seen one in al-Andalus."

Yahya replied: "I came from my homeland to look at you, and to learn from your guidance and knowledge. I did not come here to look at elephants."

So, Malik became impressed at this boy's seriousness, and called him 'The Wisest of al-Andalus.'"

[''Uluww al-Himmah'; p. 78]
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muslima1
02-27-2008, 09:58 PM
Subhanallah the people of the past such strong faith!
May allah make us like them Ameen!
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Ibn Al Aqwa
02-27-2008, 10:02 PM
Takbeer.
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00:00
02-27-2008, 11:37 PM
Mashallah.
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IbnAbdulHakim
02-27-2008, 11:42 PM
mashaAllaah tahts beautiful!!


Assalamu Alaikum !
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02-28-2008, 11:15 AM
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Allaahu Akbar! Mashaa Allah!
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future_scholar
02-28-2008, 11:21 AM
masha allah no wonder they reached such heights
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