بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

الحمد الله

Shaqiq said: “I purchased a watermelon for my mother, who got angry when she cut it open. I said: ‘Mother, what are you angry about? Do you reject the Decree? Or do you blame the ploughman or its seller, or perhaps you blame its Creator? As for the ploughman and the vendor, by Allah, no sin can be attached to either of them, since they only wished it to be a watermelon of the best quality. In truth, I see you blaming none but its Creator, so fear Allah and do not blame Him.” Shaqiq went on to state: “By Allah, my mother never heard from me a more beneficial talk than that.'”

[‘The Secrets of Asceticism’ by Imam al Qurtubi, pp.29-30, translated and annotated by Abu Salif Ali al-Adani]

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

الحمد الله

Imam Ahmad رحمه الله has said:

الناس أحوج إلى العلم منهم إلى الطعام و الشراب ، لأن الطعام والشراب يحتاج إليه في اليوم مرة أو مرتين ، والعلم يحتاج إليه في كل وقت

 “People need knowledge more than they need food and drink, because they need food and drink two or three times a day, but they need knowledge all the time.”

[“Majmu’ Al-Zawaid”, 1/201; Durani]