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imam bukhari
06-28-2010, 06:18 PM
Abu Bakr said: “Let not any Muslim belittle another Muslim, for the lowest of the Muslims is great in the Sight of Allah.”

Wahb (bin al-Munabbih) said: “When Allah Created the Garden of Eden, He looked to it and said: “You are forbidden for every arrogant person!”“

al-Ahnaf bin Qays used to sit with Mus’ab bin az-Zubayr on his sleeping mat and talk. One day, he came to find Mus’ab extending his feet forward, so, he pushed his legs aside to make room for himself to sit. When he saw the signs of displeasure on Mus’ab’s face from this, he said: “How strange is the son of Adam! He is arrogant while he was originated from an organ that transports urine!”

al-Hasan (al-Basri) said: “I wonder at the son of Adam! He uses his hand to wash himself from his waste once or twice a day, yet he seeks to compete with the All-Mighty?”

Muhammad bin al-Husayn bin ‘Ali said: “The heart of a person is never afflicted with the slightest bit of arrogance except that his intelligence and sanity is decreased because of that in accordance with how much of that arrogance has entered his heart.”

Sulayman was asked about a bad deed that cannot be wiped away with a good dead, so he replied: “Arrogance.”

‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-’Aziz went for Hajj before he became the khalifah, and Tawus saw him walking with a slight swing in his walk that he thought looked boastful. So, he went up to ‘Umar and nudged him in his side, saying to him: “Is this the walk of one whose stomach carries waste?”

Muhammad bin Wasi’ saw his son acting boastful, so, he called him over and said: “Do you know who you are? As for your mother, then I purchased her for a mere one hundred dirhams. As for your father, then may Allah not increase his likes amongst the Muslims!”

Mutraf bin ‘Abdullah saw al-Muhallab walking in a new overcoat he had bought, looking pleased with himself. So, he said to him: “O Abu ‘Abdullah! This is a type of walking that is hated by Allah and His Messenger!” So, al-Muhallab said to him: “Do you have any idea who I am?” So, Mutraf replied: “I know exactly who you are: your beginning is in the form of a tiny clot of sperm and egg, and your end is in the form of a rotten corpse!” So, al-Muhallab abandoned that type of walking from then on.
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Masuma
06-28-2010, 06:27 PM
jazakamullahu khair brother! and who were salaf? :embarrass the shabas? (companions of the Prophet)? :embarrass


Muhammad bin Wasi’ saw his son acting boastful, so, he called him over and said: “Do you know who you are? As for your mother, then I purchased her for a mere one hundred dirhams. As for your father, then may Allah not increase his likes amongst the Muslims!”
wasn't this insulting, i mean people can get their point across in a nice way too? But please! I've very little knowledge and forgive me if I say something wrong! imsad

Allah knows best!!!

Mutraf bin ‘Abdullah saw al-Muhallab walking in a new overcoat he had bought, looking pleased with himself. So, he said to him: “O Abu ‘Abdullah! This is a type of walking that is hated by Allah and His Messenger!” So, al-Muhallab said to him: “Do you have any idea who I am?” So, Mutraf replied: “I know exactly who you are: your beginning is in the form of a tiny clot of sperm and egg, and your end is in the form of a rotten corpse!” So, al-Muhallab abandoned that type of walking from then on.
SubhanAllah!

and jazakamullahu khair!
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CosmicPathos
06-28-2010, 06:33 PM
Salaf means earliest predecessors. It means ppl in 3 generations after the Prophet pbuh. I dont think that is insulting, he said the truth.

@ Imam Bukhari: Can you post more sayings?
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Masuma
06-28-2010, 06:36 PM
Originally Posted by mad_scientist
Salaf means earliest predecessors. It means ppl in 3 generations after the Prophet pbuh. I dont think that is insulting, he said the truth.
jazakamullahu khair brother! :statisfie
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espada
06-28-2010, 11:44 PM
جزاك اللهُ خيراً

It's always good to be reminded about this.

Muhammad bin al-Husayn bin ‘Ali said: “The heart of a person is never afflicted with the slightest bit of arrogance except that his intelligence and sanity is decreased because of that in accordance with how much of that arrogance has entered his heart.”

This one sticks out to me right now ... mainly from my experience on the internet (reading forums, news item discussions, etc.)

Originally Posted by An33za
wasn't this insulting, i mean people can get their point across in a nice way too?
Doesn't the 100 dirhams refer to the mahr and the man, in reference, is himself?

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