Abdullah Ibn Al-mubarak Quotes
?Abd All?h ibn al-Mub?rak (118/726-797 AH/CE; Arabic: ??? ???? ?? ???????) was born during the reign of Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik. ‘Abdullah ibn Mubarak was an early, pious Muslim known for his memory and zeal for knowledge, collected had?th (muhaddith), and was remembered for his asceticism. He earned the title Amir al-Mu'minin fi al-Hadith. His father, named Mubarak, was Turkish from Khurasan and became a client (maw?l?) of an Arab trader from the tribe of Ban? Han?ala in the city of Hamadh?n, and his mother was said to have been from Khw?rizm. Mubarak later married Hind, the trader's daughter. It is said that ‘Abdullah ibn Mubarak left his hometown of Merv, and while living in Hamadh?n, went on to visit and speak often in Baghd?d. Imam Ahmad said about Abdullah ibn Mubarak that there was no one more eager to travel for seeking knowledge than him. His teachers included Sufy?n al-Thawr? and Ab? Han?fa. He wrote Kit?b al-Jih?d, a collection of had?th and sayings of the early Muslims on war, and Kit?b al-Zuhd wa al-R?qa’iq, a book on asceticism. He was also known for defending Islamic borders (see Ribat) on the frontiers of Tarsus and al-Massisah, and later died at H?t, near the Euphrates, in the year 797 CE
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If you desire the path of sincerity, develop a love for obscurity. Flee from the clatter and clinks of fame. Be like the roots of a tree; it keeps the tree upright and gives it life, but it itself is hidden underneath the earth and eyes cannot see it.