Ramadan,and Hazrat Imaam Shāafie [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]


Muhammad Shafi

Hazrat Imaam Abū ʿAbdul laāh Muhammad ibn Idrees al-Shaāfiʿe

[767–820 CE]

[Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]

was an Arab Muslim theologian, writer, and scholar, who was the first contributor of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence [Uūl al-fiqh].

Often referred to as 'Shaiekh al-Islām', Al-Shāafi‘e was one of the four great Sunni Imams, whose legacy on juridical matters and teaching eventually led to the formation of Shaafi'e school of Fiqh [or Mazhab]. He was born in Gaza in Palestine he also lived in Makkah and Madinah in the Hijaaz, Yemen, Egypt, and Baghdad in Iraq.

His Sayings…

“Whoever wishes to [be saved in the Here-after] is to be sincere in seeking knowledge.”


“The person who most wrongs himself is he who is humble towards those who do not honor him, who wishes to win the affection of those who do not benefit him, and who accepts the praise of those who do not know him.”

He also said,

“He whose piety does not accord him respect, is without respect.”

During Ramadan,Hazrat Imaam Shāafie

[Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]

would complete the Qur’an once during the day and once during the night, so that by the end of the month he had completed the Qur’an sixty times. People used to be so absorbed in worship during Ramadan that they would hardly see their relatives or their friends. They would see each other briefly at the Friday prayer but even then, everyone would be busy with prayer and reciting the Qur’an. For this reason, ‘Eid would be a joyful occasion, because on that day it would be as if people were meeting each other for the first time after having been apart from each other for a whole month.

Saiyyidi Habeeb ‘Umār bin Hafīz حفظ الله

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