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    "...I did not come here to look at elephants"

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    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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    Re: "...I did not come here to look at elephants"

    Subhanallah the people of the past such strong faith!
    May allah make us like them Ameen!

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    Re: "...I did not come here to look at elephants"

    Takbeer.

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    Re: "...I did not come here to look at elephants"

    Mashallah.
    "...I did not come here to look at elephants"

    The World is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished, along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work in it.
    - Hassan al-Basri

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    Re: "...I did not come here to look at elephants"

    mashaAllaah tahts beautiful!!


    Assalamu Alaikum !

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    Allaahu Akbar! Mashaa Allah!

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    Re: "...I did not come here to look at elephants"

    masha allah no wonder they reached such heights


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