Silence is the best

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Nothing is better than silence, no enemy is more harmful than ignorance, and no illness is more dangerous than telling lies.

– Imam Jafar radi Allahu ‘anhu –

Sitting at the feet of a spiritual guide and teacher

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Imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahu Llah) said, emphasizing the importance of sitting at the feet of a spiritual guide and teacher,

If it were not for two years, I would have perished. For two years, I accompanied Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq and I acquired the spiritual knowledge that made me a knower in the Way (i.e. tasawwuf)

– ad-Darr al-Mukhtar, vol 1 pg. 43 –