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Teaching And Disciplining Children

Posted in Parenting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Al-Hasan Al-Basree said:

“The effect of learning in early age is like engraving on a stone.” [Bahjat Al-Majaalis, 1/109]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Parents should teach the child about religious purity and how to pray, and they should lightly discipline the child for not praying after they reach nine years of age. In addition, they should encourage children to memorize the Quraan and make them listen to the hadeeths, and they should teach them whatever they can handle from knowledge.

Moreover, they should show them the ugliness of all that is ugly, and encourage them to acquire good morals and they should not slacken in teaching them as much as they can bear, for this is the stage of plantation.” [Awakening From The Sleep Of Heedlessness, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, pp. 22-23]

A poet said:

“If you straighten the branches of a plant, they will straighten up.
But the wood of a tree does not soften if you amend it.
Discipline might benefit a little boy in his cradle,
But it does not benefit an old man.”

‘Abdul-Maalik Ibn Marwaan used to love his son Al-Waleed too much but he overlooked disciplining him.Because of that, Al-Waleed ended up making mistakes in grammar and syntax. So ‘Abdul-Maalik said, “Our love for Al-Waleed harmed him!

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The Dunyaa In The Eyes Of The Salaf

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Al-Hasan Al-Basree said:

“They (the Companions) made patience a duty upon themselves and gave it (the dunyaa) a station that was equivalent to that of a rotting carcass, which was not lawful to eat from except in the case of necessity.

So they ate from it to an extent that would restore their fitness and preserve their souls and give strength for the day. And they gave it a station that was equivalent to a corpse that has an intensely foul stench, such that anyone who passed by it would be seized by this smell, and so they would eat from it only when they really had to, due to extremely difficult circumstances.

And they would finish eating from it once they had satisfied their immediate appetite, because its stench (would prevent them from eating more). Hence the Dunyaa was chained up from them and this was its station in their eyes.

So they would be amazed at the one who (indulges in the Dunyaa), eating his fill from it, wildly taking pleasure in it. They would say to themselves, ‘Have you not seen those who are not afraid of what they eat?! Have they not noticed its foul stench?!‘ “

[Al-Hilyah of Aboo Nu’aym 2/138]

Do Not Have Tomorrow As Your Main Concern

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Al-Hasan Al-Basree said:

“Beware of entering upon a day having tomorrow or other future days as your main concern and worry.

(If you do so), you will increase in anxiety and difficulty, and you will wish to collect during your day, what will suffice you for several days. How stupid! One ends up being preoccupied, one’s grief gets worse and one’s toil and labour becomes great.

And the slave ends up neglecting doing (good) deeds as a result of these hopes (he has in tomorrow and the future days).”

[Al-Hilyah by Aboo Nu’aym, 2/139]

The Importance Of Knowledge, Hasan Al-Basree

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Hasan al-Basri (rahimahullaah) said:

“I saw a people from the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) saying:

‘Whoever acts without knowledge, then that which he corrupts and ruins is greater than that which he sets aright. The one who does deeds without ‘ilm is like a traveller without a path, so seek knowledge with such a seeking that does not harm ‘ibaadah (worship) and seek (to perform) ‘ibaadah such that it does not harm ‘ilm.’

And a man from amongst them would seek knowledge until it was readily seen from his khushoo’ (humbleness), his zuhd (asceticism), his speech and sight.”

[Siyar A’laam al-Nubalaa’]

This Life Is Nothing But Three Days

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Miscellaneous, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

It is reported from Al-Hasan Al-Basrî – Allâh have mercy on him – that he said:

The life of this world is made up of three days: yesterday has gone with all that was done; tomorrow, you may never reach; but today is for you so do what you should do today.

[Al-Bayhaqî, Al-Zuhd Al-Kabeer, p.197]

Five Aathaar on Knowledge

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Sufyaan Ath-Thawree, (rahimahullaah), said:

“The excellence of knowledge is due only to the fact that it causes a person to fear and obey Allaah, otherwise it is just like anything else.”

[Related by ibn Rajab]

Al-Hasan al-Basree, (rahimahullaah), said:

“Whoever learns something in the name of Allaah, seeking that which is with Him, he will win. And whoever learns something for other than Allaah, he will not reach the goal, nor will his acquired knowledge bring him closer to Allaah.”

[Related by Ibn ul Jawzee]

Ibn Mas’ood, (radiallaahu ‘anhu), said:

“True knowledge is not measured in relationship to how much you memorize and then narrate, but rather, true knowledge is an expression of piety [protecting oneself from what Allaah prohibited and acting upon what He mandated].”

Ibn Mas’ood, (radiallaahu ‘anhu), also said:

“Study and act upon what you learn.”

[Related by Abu Na`eem]

Abdullah bin Mubarak (rahimahullaah) said:

“We are more in need of a small amount of Adab, than much knowledge.”

Words Of Advice On Innovators And Innovations

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Brothers Base, Methodology Of The Salaf, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

The prophet (saw) said, “Verily Allaah has prevented repentance from every person of innovation.” [Silsilat Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah (1620)]

Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said, “Innovation is more beloved to Iblees (the Devil) than sins. This is because sins are repented from whereas innovations are not repented from.” [Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa (11/472)]

Hasan Al-Basree (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said, “Do not sit with a person of innovation, for indeed he will put a disease in your heart.” [Al-I’tisaam of Ash-Shaatibee (1/172) verified by Saleem Al-Hilaalee]