Saturday, April 21, 2018

This is how our Salaf were!

Shaykh Usaamah bin Su’ood al-‘Amree (hafidhahullaah) said1:

“…One of the Salaf entered the masjid with his left foot. Then he realized and remembered it and so he went out of the masjid while being terrified and he entered the masjid once again with his right foot. He did this so as to follow the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) as it is reported by al-Haakim upon the authority of Anas bin Maalik (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) that when a man (or a slave) enters the masjid, he should do so with his right foot. So this scholar did what he did in order to follow the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Seeing what he did, some of his students asked him regarding it; regarding why he left the masjid in a state of terror and then entered it again. So he replied: I fear that if I were to leave even one character from the good characteristics (aadaab), Allaah may deprive me of all that which He has given to me

1 Shaykh’s Explanation of the Haaiyyah Poem of Ibn Abee Daawood during the Level One Course hosted by by the name  “majaalis meerath il-anbiyaa it-ta’seeliyyah”, Audio Recording number 1, Around 8 minutes and 26 seconds into the audio. Audio file available for download from


 Source:, 11/27/13, 10:58 PM