The Prophet (saw) used to give a particular portion of his guidance towards the youth. The Prophet (saw) said to Ibn ‘Abbaas:
“O young boy, verily I am going to teach you some words (of advice): preserve Allaah and He will preserve you. Preserve Allaah and you will find him in front of you. If you ask for something, then ask Allaah. If you seek assistance then seek assistance of Allaah.” [Tirmidhee, Ahmad amongst others]
In another hadeeth, he (saw) said to Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal while he was riding behind him on his donkey:
“O Mu’aadh, do you know the rights of Allaah on the servant and the servant’s rights on Allaah?” [Bukhaaree & Muslim]
In another hadeeth the Prophet (saw) said to ‘Umar Ibn Salamah, and he used to teach him while he was a young boy. When ‘Umar laid his hand on the plate, the Prophet (saw) grabbed his hand and said:
“O lad, say the name of Allaah, eat with your right hand, and eat from that which is closer to you.“
… The religion places great emphasis concerning the upbringing of the youth because the boys will be the men of the future. They are the ones who will succeed their fathers, inherit from them and establish their role in life.
[Taken from “Min Mushkilaat Ash-Shabaab Wa Kayfa ‘Aaleejuha Islaam” by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, Pp 16-17]
Aboo ‘Aasim was born in 122H – and his mother was twelve years old at the time!
Those who he narrated from include: Imaam Maalik, Sufyaan amongst others.
Those who narrate from him include: Imaam Bukhaaree (And Aboo ‘Aasim was the most senior and most excellent of his shaykhs), Ishaaq Ibn raahawaih, ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee, Imam Ahmad, Adh-Dhuhlee, amongst others.
Imaam Bukhaaree said:
“I heard Aboo ‘Aasim say, ‘Since I have known backbiting to be forbidden, I have never backbitten anyone.’ “
Aboo ‘Aasim said:
“Whoever seeks hadeeth has sought the highest of affairs, so he must be the best of the people.
He never narrated except from memory, he died on the 14th of Dhul Hijjah 212H
Thousands of young British women living in the UK decide to convert to Islam – here are some of their stories
It’s a controversial time for British women to be wearing the hijab, the basic Muslim headscarf. Last month, Belgium became the first European country to pass legislation to ban the burka (the most concealing of Islamic veils), calling it a “threat” to female dignity, while France looks poised to follow suit. In Italy earlier this month, a Muslim woman was fined €500 (£430) for wearing the Islamic veil outside a post office.
And yet, while less than 2 per cent of the population now attends a Church of England service every week, the number of female converts to Islam is on the rise. At the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park, women account for roughly two thirds of the “New Muslims” who make their official declarations of faith there – and most of them are under the age of 30.
Conversion statistics are frustratingly patchy, but at the time of the 2001 Census, there were at least 30,000 British Muslim converts in the UK. According to Kevin Brice, of the Centre for Migration Policy Research, Swansea University, this number may now be closer to 50,000 – and the majority are women. “Basic analysis shows that increasing numbers of young, university-educated women in their twenties and thirties are converting to Islam,” confirms Brice.