Abū Al-Dardāʾ

Noble Companion of the Prophet ﷺ and one of the great scholars and reciters of the Qurān amongst them. He is one of the Companions who read the Qurān and memorized it under the auspices of the Prophet ﷺ. He taught the Qurān in Damascus. He was known for his knowledge and piety. He died in 32H. Allāh be pleased with him.

Thinking Ahead for Prayer

Abū Al-Dardā’ – Allah be pleased with him – said:

It is from a person’s knowledge and understanding that he sees to his needs first in order to turn to his prayer with a heart free of distractions.

Ibn Al-Mubārak in Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqā’iq Vol.2 p726

Advice from Abu Darda on Thinking and Remembering

A man once asked Abū Al-Dardāʾ – Allāh be pleased with him – for advice. He said:

Remember Allāh in good times and He will mention you in hard times. When you remember those who have passed away, consider yourself like one of them. And when you think of involving yourself in some worldly matter, consider first what it will lead to in the end.

Al-Dhahabī in Siyar Aʿlām Al-Nubalāʾ, under the biography of Abū Al-Dardāʾ.