Statements of Salman al-Farisi (radhiallahu ‘anhu)

Salamualaykum,

“O Jarir, lower yourself for Allah. Indeed whoever lowers himself for Allah `azza wa jall in this world, will be raised by Him on the Day of Judgment.”

“The most sinful amongst the people, are those who speak about the disobedience of Allah `azza wa jall the most.”

“People will continue to remain in a state of goodness so long as the first of them teach the latter ones. If the first generation passes away before the latter have learnt, then that is when they shall fall into destruction.”

“If the people knew how much Allah helps the weak ones, they would never even grab iron poles (to strike others with). Truly, Allah `azza wa jall feels shy upon seeing His slave extend his two hands towards Him, asking Him for goodness, that He should return them empty (and unanswered).”

“There is no-one who performs wudu’ (ablution) with perfection and then comes to the mosque for no other reason other than for worship except that he comes as a guest of Allah `azza wa jall, and Allah has taken it upon Himself to honour His guests.”

“Do not be the first person to enter the market-places, nor be the last person to leave it, for indeed in them are the mounts of Shaytan and the focus of his flag/banner (i.e. it’s the battlefield of Shaytan).”

[Kitab al-Zuhd by Imam Ahmad pg. 172 – 173]

-Fi Amanillah-

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3 thoughts on “Statements of Salman al-Farisi (radhiallahu ‘anhu)

  1. erm, i;m sorry if my question seems inappropriate. i mean, i’m not trying to be insensitive to others’ believes. But, I respect the fact that they have the right to believe whatever they think is right and i (and all other muslims) do play a role in conveying the message of Islam to these people. And, if Allah closes their heart to our effort, then we can’t do anything. So, again, how do we explain to them about Islam when they’re using harsh methods against us?

    thanks.

    • Assalamualaykum,

      Responding to atheists is always .. interesting, but it’s important to remember that they don’t have very much backing to their arguments at all. Just looking at the Qur’an, Allah spends no more than a couple ayaat responding to the atheist, whereas a lot more ayaat talk directly to the polytheists of Makkah and those who take a prophet as God. To answer your question, I have found it helpful to go straight to the issue of Tawheed and working through some of the underlying reasons for why that person is an atheist. I’ve noticed that many individuals with no connection to religion have either had a very adverse experience in life or simply can’t get over their ego.

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