Keeping away from the hadeeth of the Prophet ﷺ is the root of tribulation! [there was a time when] the student of knowledge would read the [collection of] six books of hadeeth, the Muwatta, and then progress to reading the masaaneed and more.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will begin praying when you become old; pray before you are prayed upon!
The remembrance of Allaah (dhikr) incorporates…
Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer informed me about our Shaykh, Muhammad al-Gondalwi that he would not read the newspapers or magazines – so as not to [inadvertantly] memorise them! That is because if he were to read anything, he was [instantly] able to memorise it.
In this world, Abu Daawood was created for [the knowledge of] hadeeth, and [as] for the Hereafter, [he was created] for Paradise.
There is no book more authentic on the face of the earth, than the book of [al-Imaam] Muslim.
I did not put [pen to paper and record] any hadeeth in my book “Saheeh [al-Bukhaaree]” except that I washed before [doing so], and then prayed two rak’ahs.
The chain of narration is the weapon of the believer, so if he does not have a weapon, with what will he then fight?
I was asleep [by the Ka’bah] between the [Hajr al-Aswad] corner and the Maqaam [Ibraaheem], and I saw the Prophet ﷺ, and he said to me…
How can I isolate myself when I am with the Prophet ﷺ and his Companions?!