Advice Given to Diyaa Al-Maqdisi [rahimahullaah]
About Recitation of The Qur’aan Before He Travelled to Seek Knowledge
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] stated in Sharh Hilyatil Taalibil Ilm pages 192-193 that it has been reported that Imaam Ash'Shaafi'ee [rahimahullaah] arrived as a guest of Imaam Ahmad
It was said to Imaam Ahmad [rahimahullaah]: May Allaah reward you for the good you have [done] for Islaam. He said: ”Rather, Allaah has [done] good for me through Islaam. Who am I, and what am I?
[Siyar A’laam Nubulaa: 11/225]
Dhun-noon Al-Misri [rahimahullaah] said that Al-Hasan Al-Basri [rahimahullaah] said, ''I do not fear for you that your supplications are unanswered, but what I fear for you is that you are prevented from supplicating.''
[Hilyatul Awliyaa 9/347]
Ibnul Akwaa came to Rabee Bin Khuthaym and said: "Refer me to one who is better than you; he [Rabee] said: The one whose speech is a reminder for himself; his silence is [so that he can] think and his destination [in the aakhirah is a reason] for reflection. He