Imam Ahmad on the Sufis

Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimahullah) said about the Sufis:

“I don’t know people better than them.”

Someone said to him: “They listen to music and they reach states of ecstasy.”

He said: “Do you prevent them from enjoying an hour with Allah?”

(From Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Saffarini al-Hanbali (died 1188) who related in his Ghidha’ al-albab li-sharh manzumat al-adab from Ibrahim ibn ‘Abdillah al-Qalanasi) (Cairo: Matba’at al-Najah, 1324/1906) 1:120

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~ by The Murabit Blog on 11/29/2009.

2 Responses to “Imam Ahmad on the Sufis”

  1. Another pearl:

    “Our creed has reached us all pure and lucid, and entered as a groom into his bride´s chamber, welcomed without question” -Imam Malik ibn Anas

  2. As-salamu alaikum. Jazak Allahu khairan Sidi. Will post that too! 🙂

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