Ka’b Al-Ahbār

Chosen Opportunities from Allah

It is reported from Ka’b Al-Aḥbār – Allāh have mercy on him – that he said:

Allāh chose from the months the month of Ramaḍān, from all the lands He chose Makkah, from the nights He chose Laylatu Al-Qadr (The Night of Decree), and chose the times for prayers; so a believer is always between two good deeds: one he has done and the other he is waiting to do.

Abū Nu’aym, Ḥilyah Al-Awliyā` Vol.2 p458.

A Penny worth Thirty-Three

Ka’b Al-Ahbār – Allāh have mercy on him – said:

I would rather fornicate thrity-three times than consume a dirham of usury while Allāh knows that I knowingly consumed it as usury,

Al-Mundhirī states in Al-Targhīb wa Al-Tarhīb, “Reported by Ahmad through a good chain of transmitters.” Graded sahīh by Al-Albāni in Sahīh Al-Targhīb wa Al-Tarhīb Vol. 2 p178.