quotes of the pious

Taqwa knowledge and beauty

It is reported that Abû Al-Dardâ – Allâh be pleased with him – said:
You will never be pious (a person of taqwâ) until you become knowledgeable, and you will never be beautiful with your knowledge until you act [by it].

Ibn Ábd Al-Barr, Jâmi’ Bayân Al-’Ilm wa Fadlihî article 1239.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Ibn Mas'ud said to his companions, "you fast and pray more than the companions of Muhammad (sallahualihiwasallam) but they were better than you." They asked, "how so?" he replied, "they were more abstinent of this world and desires of the hearafter.'' Hence he indicated that the superiority of the companions lay in the attachment of their hearts to the hearafter, their desire for it, there turning away from this world and their thinking little of it even if it be readily available for them. This is what they inherited from their prophet (sallalahualihiwasalam). He (sallahualihiwassalam) was one who's heart was more devoid of the world and most attached to Allah and the abode of the hearafter, this despite his outwardly interacting with the creation, fulfilling the duties of the prophethood, and implimenting the politics of religion and world.

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