It is reported that Abû Bakr Al-Mat
I sat in the circle of Abû ‘Abdillâh Ah
mad b. H
anbal for twelve years while he read the Musnad to his children, and I never wrote a single h
adîth, I only looked at his behavior, character and etiquette.
Ibn Al-Jawzî, Manâqib Ahmad
, article 210.
It is reported that Al-H
asan b. Ismâ’îl said, ‘I heard my father say:
There would gather in the circle of Ah
mad five thousand people or more; less than five hundred would write, the rest would learn from him good manners and behavior.’
It is reported that Sufyân Al-Thawrî said:
A man who wanted to write h
adîth would [learn] manners and worship for twenty years before starting.
Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ`
- Learn Arabic, Speak Arabic
- I’m the Man [the youngster who puts himself forward]
- Food for Thought, not for Stomachs
- Umar on interacting with others [trust, consultation and friendship]
- From the Manners of a Wife with her Husband
This is from Sayings of the Salaf - English translations of narrations from the Salaf - the earliest believers, our righteous predecessors, and true scholars of Islam. Selected and translated by Owais Al-Hashimi
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