Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Some advice from Murabit al Hajj

Once when a student was studying Khalil (an advanced book on Maliki Fiqh) with him and asked what a certain word meant in the text, he explained to him that it was a slow and clumsy horse. The student then said, “like so-and-so’s horse?” At this Murabit al-Hajj suddenly became upset and said, “I don’t spend much time with people because they backbite, so if you want to study with me, you must never speak ill of anyone in my presence.

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