Andalusian Scholar, Abu Bakr at-Ṭurtushi [d. 520 AH], entered the court of the Fatimid vizier, al-Afḍal b. Badr al-Jamālī, and said: “This position you find yourself in was only granted to you because of the death of another before you, and this fleeting position is bound to leave you as it has come to you.… Read More Abu Bakr at-Ṭurtushi al-Andalusi [d. 520 AH] warning the Fatimid vizier, al-Afḍal b. Badr al-Jamālī.
Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] said, “Allaah ﷻ individuated and specified them [the Companions] with knowledge, understanding, precedence, fiqh about Allaah ﷻ and His Messenger ﷺ, and they were present when the Messenger ﷺ received revelation. They took directly from the Messenger ﷺ, no mediacy between them [directly from the Prophet], and the revelation was… Read More Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] – The Virtue of the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ over the Classical Scholars
→ Siyar Aʻlām al-Nubalā | al-Dhahabī | Pg. 1823 [Edition: Bayt ul-Afkaar] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi
Nu’aym b. Hammad – “[‘Abdullah] ibn al-Mubarak would lengthen his stays at home, and he was asked, ‘you remain at home for long periods, do you not feel lonely?’ – he responded, ‘how can I ever feel lonely whilst being w/ the Messenger ﷺ and the Companions, and their Followers?” (i.e reading studying their narrations… Read More ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubārak [d. 181 AH] – “How can I ever feel lonely…”
Imam al-Dhahabi gives her the appellation scholar in his biographical work. She related narrations from Imam ‘Ali and ‘Aisha [رضي الله عنهم]. Imam Yahya b. Ma’in considered her *thiqah [Trustworthy; the highest form of praise for a hadith narrator]. She was from the Tabi’un [the immediate generation that succeeded the Companions]. Known for her asceticism… Read More Mu’aadhah bint ‘Abdillah al-‘Adwiyyah al-Basriyyah [d. 722/723 CE | Age: 77]
Imam al-Sha’bi [d. 100 AH]– “I have yet to jot black [ink] on white [paper] till this day, and no man has ever narrated a *hadith to me except that I have memorised it, and I did not like for him to repeat it and what I have forgotten from [general] knowledge, if any individual were… Read More The Phenomenal Memory of Imam al-Sha’bi [d. 100 AH]
Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī [d. 1505 CE] writing about the Berber grammarian Muḥammad ibn Dawūd as-Ṣinhaaji (author of ‘al-Ajrumiyyah’) – “Those who explained his primer on grammar, such as al-Makudi, al-Raʿi and others, have described its author as being an imam in Arabic grammar, blessed and righteous, and what attests to this is the acceptance his primer… Read More Muḥammad ibn Dawūd as-Ṣinhaaji [Ibn Ajarrum – author of “al-Ājrūmīyyah”] | By: Imam Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī