He who bites more than he can chew will soon fall into trouble and find himself in a difficult situation.
In this poem, Imam Al-Shafi’i was speaking to seekers of knowledge. He was reminding students to write down what they learn and that this should be one of the habits they do to create immersive learning. In this poem, Imam Al-Shafi’i described seeking knowledge like hunting deer, while writing the knowledge is like the shackle to tie the deer we catch.
Abu Aqeel Labeed bin Rabi’ah (R.A.) was one of the companions and a good horse rider. He came from a rich family who assisted him with his work during the period of Jahiliya.
Who is supposed to seek knowledge? And can one ever be too young or too old for seeking knowledge? Discover this saying about being a life-long seeker of knowledge.
Children are a blessing from Allah SWT to parents. They teach parents patience and remind them of what matters in life. Muslim parents should always remember that they are an amanah (a trust) given to us by Allah SWT. Thus, a Muslim parent entrusted with children has the duty to raise children according to the guidelines of the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ.
Imam Shafi’i was also known for his poetry. In one of his poems, Imam Shafi’i gives advice on how to attain good character.
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This proverb talks about the advice that a leader of the Adwani people imparted upon them when he was on his death bed.
Zuhair ibn Abi Sulma was a poet of the Banu Muzaina tribe best known for his long poem in the Muʿallaqāt collection, which means The Suspended Odes or The Hanging Poems.
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This proverb originates from a verse of the poem of Qays that he wrote for Layla when he was in love with her and her father had prohibited their marriage. Instead of him desisting from his love for her, he expressed his grief in a poem that said the most beloved thing to a man is what he is prevented from.