Muhammad ibn Idris Al Shafii
Abu ʿAbdillah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi‘i (Arabic: ابو عبدالله محمد بن إدريس الشافعيّ) was a Muslim jurist, who lived from (767 — 820 CE / 150 — 204 AH). He was active in juridical matters and his teaching eventually led to the Shafi'i school of fiqh (or Madh'hab) named after him. Hence he is often called Imam al-Shafi‘i. He is considered the founder of Islamic jurisprudence.
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Muhammad ibn Idris Al Shafii Poems
Not always wealth, not always force A splendid destiny commands; The lordly vulture gnaws the corpse That rots upon yon barren sands.
A Call To Travel
There is no rest in residence for a person of culture and intellect, so travel and leave where you're residing!
Travel Far Away
The intelligent and refined find no rest in dwelling in one place, So leave your homeland and travel far away!
And from misery is that you love, and (the one) who you love,
O You Who Seeks Glory and Strength
O you who seeks glory and strength in this world and its glitter, Know that time comes over every building and builder.
My soul has come to yearn for Egypt, And all other lands are lands of toil and emptiness.
Every Type Of Enmity
Every type of enmity can be turned into love, Except the enmity of he who hates you out of envy.
A Person Wants
A person wants to be given their lot of fate, But Allah refuses it to be except what He wishes.
Nothing can scratch your skin quite like your own nails, So take care of all your affairs by yourself.
If you are caught in confusion between two matters, And you don't know what is right and what is wrong.
They said, ‘Ahmad (ibn Hanbal) visits you and you visit him!' I said, ‘Virtue cannot be separated from his home!
I have accompanied a countless number of people, And I thought I had more than my share (of them),
How surprising that God can be disobeyed! Or that the unbeliever can deny Him so
Never Be Saddened
Never be saddened by what you lose in this world, When you have Islam and good health with you.
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Not always wealth, not always force
A splendid destiny commands;
The lordly vulture gnaws the corpse
That rots upon yon barren sands.
Nor want, nor weakness still conspires
To bind us to a sordid state;
The fly that with a touch expires
Sips honey from the royal plate.