Tag Archives: Scattered Pearls

January, 2016

  • 2 January

    Signs Indicating Towards the Creator

    A Bedouin once recited the following couplet: البعرة تدل على البعير و آثار الأقدام على المسير فسماء ذات أبراج و أرض ذات فجاج كيف لا تدل على اللطيف الخبير  "When a lump of dung indicates that a camel had passed by and footsteps indicate that a person had passed by, …

December, 2015

  • 26 December

    Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) and the Three Questions of the Roman Emperor

    The Emperor of the Romans once sent a large amount of wealth to the Khalifah of the Muslims. Before dispatching his representative with the wealth, the Emperor commanded him to pose three questions to the ‘Ulamaa’ of the Muslims. The Roman representative, as instructed, posed the three questions to the …

  • 19 December

    Incident of Imam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) and an Atheist

    An atheist once asked Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) to prove the existence of the creator, Allah Ta‘ala. Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) answered, “Look at the leaves of the mulberry tree. The colour, taste, smell, composition and properties of every leaf are the same. Despite being exactly the same, when consumed by the …

  • 13 December

    Imam Maalik (rahimahullah) Proves the Existence of a Creator

    A person once came to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) and asked him to present proof for the existence of a creator. Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) answered, “Look at the face of a person. As small as it may be, every person’s face comprises of eyes, a nose, ears, a tongue, cheeks, gums …

  • 5 December

    Incident of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) and a group of Atheists

    A group of atheists once approached Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) with the sinister intention of murdering him. On noticing them, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) decided to engage them in dialogue and so asked them, “If a person had to claim that he saw a ship which had neither a captain …

November, 2015

  • 28 November

    The Hairdresser of the daughter of Fir’awn

    Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “On the night of Mi’raaj, I perceived a beautiful fragrance. I said: O Jibreel, where is this beautiful fragrance coming from? He said: This is the fragrance of the hairdresser of the daughter of Fir’awn and her children. …

  • 22 November

    Sayyidah Aasiyah (Rahmatullahi Alayha) and the Persecution of Firawn

    Sayyidah Aasiyah (Rahmatullahi Alayha) was the wife of Fir’awn who had brought Imaan on Hadhrat Moosa (Alayhis Salaam). Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Fir’awn had pegged both her hands and feet into the ground with nails and left her in the scorching heat. He had not yet completed …

  • 15 November

    Being Favoured by Allah Ta’ala at the Time of Death

    When the hour of death drew near for Ibne Idrees (Rahmatullahi Alaih), his daughter began to weep. He said, “Do not cry my child, I have completed four thousand khatams of the Holy Qur'an in this house.” Hasan Ibne Hayye (Rahmatullahi Alaih) says, “I was with my brother, Ali (Rahmatullahi Alaih) …

  • 7 November

    Habib Ajami (Rahmatullahi Alaih) on his Deathbed

    It is mentioned regarding Sheikh Habib Ajami (Rahmatullahi Alaih) who is one of the renowned spiritual leaders, that he looked gravely concerned at the time of his death. Someone said to him, “It is strange that a pious person like yourself should feel so afraid at the hour of death. …

October, 2015

  • 31 October

    A Cure for Hard-heartedness

    Once a woman came to Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallahu Anha) and complained to her of her own hard-heartedness, whereupon Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallahu Anha) advised her to soften her heart through remembering death in abundance. The woman did as she was advised and after a few days she returned and expressed her …