Friday, 30 May 2014

Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) & Imam Malik (r.a.) on Imam Ja'far asw-Swadiq (q.s.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) attained great blessings from his teacher, Imam Ja’far asw-Swadiq (q.s.).  It is narrated that once he asked Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) concerning who would be considered an intelligent person.  Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) replied, “He who can differentiate between good and evil is an intelligent man.”

Imam Ja’far asw-Swadiq (q.s.) said, “Even animals have the ability to differentiate that.  It can differentiate between those who love them, beat them or instill fear in them.”

Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) then asked, “O my shaykh!  Would you please explain to me who is truly intelligent?”

Imam Ja’far asw-Swadiq (q.s.) replied, “An intelligent person, is one who can differentiate between two good things and two evils, so that he may choose the better of two good things and that he may be able to repel the worse of two evils.”

It is also recorded in Tadzkirat al-Awliya’ of Shaykh Farid ad-Din ‘Aththar (q.s.) that Imam Malik (r.a.) said, “I spent a long time serving Imam Ja’far asw-Swadiq, and I always found him in one of three acts of ‘ibadah: either he was engaged in swalah, engrossed in reciting the Qur’an, or he would be fasting.”


3 comments:

  1. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Do you know if anybody teaches the teachings of Imam Ja'far?

    Wassalam,

    Abdullah

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    1. Wa 'Alaykum as-Salaam brother,

      Not that I know personally.

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    2. Imam Jafar as Sadiq has written several books , on fiqh Even on way of life I have one of his written books called " Tibb e Sadiq " to live an healthy way of life and to prevent ailments

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