By al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī (d. AH 795). This is an excerpt from the last chapter of Ibn Rajab's famous book: al-Khushūʿ fī-al-Ṣʿalát. Here, he deals with the status of a slave-messenger which the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) actually selected for himself when given the choice. The chapter expounds upon the nobility of such a choice and the reasons behind it. Pay special attention to the advice of Ibrāhīm Ibn Adham at the end, although it is ḍāʿīf jiddan in its chain, it is tremendous in meaning
Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī - troid.org | Islamic Articles and Audio
As part of the seminar, Knowledge: Its Path, Its Etiquettes and Its Importance which took place at TROID (August 2017), Ustādh Abū al-Ḥasan (ḥafiẓahullāh) goes through the highly beneficial work of Imām Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī (raḥimahullāh), 'The Clarification of the Virtue of the Knowledge of the Salaf above the Khalaf.'