What is chivalry?- Quote

1174735_603846399638877_1751550755_nImam Ja’far as-Sadiq was once asked by the famous mystic Shaqiq al-Balkhi to describe what chivalry was. So Imam Ja’far asked him back, “Well, what do you think it is?”

Shaqiq replied, “If we are given a favor, then we thank them, and if we are not given anything, we remain patient.”

Imam Ja’far proclaimed: “Even the dogs here in Madinah do that!”

Then Shaqiq asked, “O son of the Messenger of Allah {Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him}, then what is chivalry to you all?”

Imam Ja’far replied: “If we are given, we show appreciation, however if we are not given anything, we still thank them.”

{Related by Imam al-Qushayri in his Risala}

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Analytical & Creative. --- I'm not a Sheikh or a scholar, I'm just a regular guy in love with this Deen. Don't praise me for practicing my Deen. But pray for me, for the errors, that you haven't seen.

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