Some Imperative Ettiqutes to Adhere to when having Conversations with one Another

*Some Imperative Ettiqutes to Adhere to when having Conversations with one Another*

و قال الحسن البصري :(( إذا جالست فكن على أن تسمع أحرص منك على أن تقول , و تعلم حسن الاستماع كما تتعلم حسن القول , و لا تقطع على أحد حديثه )

Hasan al-Basri said, “When you sit with someone (to have a conversation), be more zealous to listen than to speak, and learn how to listen correctly as you learn how to speak correctly, and *do not cut off anyone in his speech*”

و قال معاذ بن سعد الأعور :(( كنت جالساً عند عطاء بن أبي رباح , فحدّث رجل بحديث , فعرّضَ رجلٌ من القومِ في حديثه , و قال : ما هذه الطباع ؟! , إني لأسمع الحديث من الرجل و أنا أعلم به , فأريه كأني لا أحسن شيئاً ))

Muadh bin Sa’d al- A’war narrated that he was sitting with Ataa’ bin Abee Rabaah, and a person began to narrate a narration. *Then, a man from the people there interrupted his speech*. Then, he (Ataa bin Abee Rabaah) said ‘what kind of behavior is this?! Verily I will listen to a narration from someone while I already know it. So, I’ll show him as if I don’t know anything (i.e. making himself humble)’

أوصي خالد بن يحيى ابنه , فقال : (( يا بُنيَّ , إذا حدَّثكَ جليسُكَ حديثاً فأقبل عليه ,و أصغِ إليه , ولا تقل : قد سمعته , و إن كنت أحفظ منه , فإن ذلك يكسبك المحبة و الميلَ إليك ))

Khaalid bin Yahya advised his son by saying, “O my son, if your companion informs you about a narration, then face him and listen to him, and do not say ‘I heard this already’ although you may be more memorized than him. (This is) for verily that produces for you (and him) love and (him having) an inclination towards you”

و قال ابنُ المقفّع :(( إذا رأيتَ رجلاً يحدث حديثاً قد علمته , أو يخبر خبراً قد سمعته , فلا تشارك فيه , و لا تتعقبه عليه حرصاً على أن يعلم الناس أنك قد علمتهُ , فإن ذلك خفة ٌ و سوء أدب و سخفٌ ))

Ibnul Muqafie said, “If you see a man narrate a narration you already know, or informs about news you already have heard of, then do not give your share to it, and do not follow it up with a comment out of zeal that the people come to know that you have knowledge of it. (You should not do this) for verily that is recklessness and bad manners and absurd”

*Refeference*: ‘The Etiquettes of having Conversations’ by Shaykh Faysal al-Haashidi.

High ambitions | Umm Abdillah حفظها الله

*High Ambitions*

Shaikha Umm Abdillah al-Waad’iyyah (may Allah preserve her) said:

“A person from the people complained to my father (may Allah have mercy upon him) that he cannot memorize the Quran because he is busy. So I heard him say: The one with high ambitions, nothing will prevent him. One of our brothers memorized the Quran and he was a cook”

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

What to begin with the seeking of knowledge | Sh. Muhammad Maani’

Shaikh Abu Ibraahim Muhammad bin Maani’ (may Allah preserve him) said:

“What to begin with the seeking of Knowledge

al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi (may Allah be pleased with them): “It is necessary for the student to begin with memorizing the Book of Allah, the Almighty, the Majestic, since it is the most honorable of sciences and most deserving to be given precedence and and preference. Then the one who can recite the Quran should [then] study the Ahaadith of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and His Sunnan. It is obligatory upon the people to seek it since it is the foundation of the Legislation and its base. Allah, the Exalted said:

وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُوا

And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it) [59:7]

And the Exalted said:

مَّنْ يُطِعِ الرَّسُولَ فَقَدْ أَطَاعَ اللَّهَ

He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah [4:80]

And the Exalted said:

وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى

Nor does he speak of (his own) desire [53:3]”

[al-Jaami al-Akhlaaq ar-Raawi wa Adaab as-Saami’ (27-29) al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah print as cited in al-Fawaakih al-Janniyyah Minl-Athaar as-Salafiyyah pg. 11]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

Imam Ibn Baaz was asked regarding a man giving the Athan and another giving the Iqaamah

Imam Ibn Baaz was asked regarding a man giving the Athan and another giving the Iqaamah he said:

Their is no problem in regards to that, but that which is better is that the one who gave the Aathaan give the Iqaamah, as the situation was at the time of the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم

And it has been reported from him صلى الله عليه و سلم that he said “The one who gave the Athaan should give the Iqaamah” but its chain is weak.

و الله ولي التوفيق


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