All of Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn al-Qayyim’s Books in PDF format

September 25, 2022 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Bakr Abu Zaid, may Allah have mercy on him, oversaw a project on the publication of Ibn al-Qayyim’s books, here is a link to all of them in PDF format.

He did the same with Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah’s works, here is a link to them too, both collections with permission from the publishers. 

On Staying Silent and at Home

August 22, 2022 § Leave a comment


“ʿAṣim ibn Ḥumaid said, ‘I heard Muʿādh say:

‘You will see nothing in this dunyā except trials and fitnah.

And things will only get worse.

You will not see anything except harshness from the Amirs. And you will not come across an intense, frightening issue except that something even more severe than it will come along and make it seem insignificant.’’”
Ar-Risālah al-Mughniyah fis-Sukūt wa Luzūmil-Buyūt of Ibn Abid-Dunyā, p. 39.

Talking Too Much and Going Out Too Much

August 20, 2022 § Leave a comment


About 1200 years ago, al-Fuḍail ibn ʾIyāḍ used to say, “This is not the time to talk. It is the time to remain silent and stay at home.”
Ar-Risālah al-Mughniyah fis-Sukūt wa Luzūmil-Buyūt of Ibn Abid-Dunyā, p. 37.

A Mountain and A Three Night Journey

August 19, 2022 § Leave a comment


It is transmitted on the authority of Abu Hurairah that Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ said:

“The molar tooth of an unbeliever or the canine tooth of an unbeliever will be like [Mt.] Uhud—and the thickness of his skin will be the distance of a three night journey.”

Muslim: 7185/2851

On Summer

August 18, 2022 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ʿAbdur-Razzāq al-Badr said, “We are at the start of summer and we will mention a great matter and a severe event which it reminds us of.

It is a clear cut sign and true proof of what Allaah has prepared for the Day of Reckoning.

Summer, and especially when it becomes very hot, reminds us of the Fire of Hell on the Day of Judgement, and it has been mentioned in a ḥadīth in the two Ṣaḥīḥs from Abū Hurairah that the Prophet ﷺ said, “The [Hell] Fire complained to its Lord saying, ‘O my Lord! My different parts eat each other up.’ So He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in summer, and this is the reason for the severe heat and the bitter cold you find [in weather].”

All of us try to get away from the summer’s heat by trying to find cooler places and shade, and that is why one of the Salaf said, ‘I am amazed at the person who tries to shelter himself from the summer’s heat in this world, how can he not then protect himself from Hell’s heat on the Day of Judgement by keeping away from sins?’

And [more specifically] the midday heat, especially during summer, also reminds us of the Fire. Abū Hurairah reports in a ḥadīth that the Prophet ﷺ said, “When it is very hot, then wait for it to cool down before you pray, for intense heat is from the flaring up of the Hell-fire,” this is a reminder for people who fear Allaah.

When some of the Salaf, may Allaah have mercy on them, would leave after the Jumuʿah prayer during the severe heat, they would remember the people departing on the Day of Judgement—departing either to Paradise or the Fire because that Day will be on a Friday, the Day of Reckoning will be on a Friday, and by midday on that Day the inhabitants of Paradise would be having their midday nap and those of the Fire settled theirs, as Ibn Masʿūd said and then he recited Allaah’s Saying, “On that Day the residents of Paradise will have the best settlement and the finest place to rest.” [Furqān: 24]

The sun which Allaah has created in this life reminds us of the Fire of the Day of Judgement, its heat reminds us of the heat to come on the Day of Judgement.

Indeed it reminds the people of when it will come close to the creation on the Day of Judgement, the Day when they will stand on a flat plain with a reddish tinge, there being no shade, no refuge, no dwelling place for anyone except whoever Allaah provides shade to under His Shade on the Day when there will be none except His.”

Source.

“Alhamdulillah that I Became a Muslim Before I Met These Muslims.”

July 14, 2022 § 1 Comment


The ʿAllāmah, the Shaikh Muḥammad Sulṭān al-Maʿṣūmī al-Khujandī al-Makkī, who some of you may know through the English translation of his book on blind-following which you can find here, said:

“One of the people who was guided and became enlightened through this Divine Light was a man from the West, from those who ascribe to Christianity. He read the translation of the meanings of the Qurʾān in English and so Allah allowed him to see the truth and enlightened him. He learnt Arabic and came to understand some meanings of the Qurʾān and thus became certain that Islam was the true religion which could make a person happy in this life and the next and so embraced it. Then he migrated from his country intending to settle in a Muslim land and so ended up settling in the two ḥarams [Makkah and Medīnah].

But when he saw those who called themselves Muslims here, and their manners, and how they dealt with people in a manner which opposed Islam and its teachings he was shocked and confused, and said to me:

Alḥamdulillāh that I became a Muslim before meeting these Muslims. This is a blessing from Allah on me. If I had seen these people before that I would have fled both from them and Islam, but I understood Allah’s address to us when He said, ‘O Mankind! …’ and I am one of mankind, and that meant that I had to fear Allah who created and nurtured me and that I must believe in His Messengers and Books, and I was certain that everyone who fears Allah, his Lord, will be happy in both abodes, and that whoever disbelieves and denies [the Truth] then Allah’s Punishment is severe, and no-one has the excuse of ignorance as long as he can understand …’ etc.!

So look how this European learnt knowledge and sought guidance, in the same way every individual from mankind has the ability to learn and understand his Lord’s Speech, that is why Allah addressed them in general terms, and ordered them to have faith and fear Him, and to follow the Messenger who He sent with the Truth, a Messenger who was sent to all of mankind as a mercy for them, whether man or jinn …

This gentleman who was guided to Islam has accompanied me since 1937 and attended my lectures. He often asks me about the meanings of āyahs from the Qurʾān and ḥadīths, and has become a good Muslim. I ask Allah, the Most High, to make both me and him and all Muslims firm in īmān, to always grant us success and to give us a good ending, āmīn.”
Tamyīzul-Maḥẓūẓīn ʿanil-Maḥrūmīn fī Tajrīdid-Dīn wa Tawḥīdil-Mursalīn, pp. 39-40.

This is Shaikh Muḥammad Sulṭān al-Maʿṣūmī al-Khujandī:

Masumi

I Don’t Know

July 13, 2022 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Qayyim said, “ʿUqbah ibn Muslim said, ‘I was with Ibn ʿUmar for thirty-four months, when asked a question he would very often say, ‘I don’t know.’’ And Saʿīd ibn al-Musayyib would hardly give a fatwā or say something without adding, ‘O Allah, save me, and save them from me.’”
Iʿlāmul-Muwaqqiʿīn, 6/134.

I Don’t Know

July 12, 2022 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Qayyim said, “One of the people of knowledge said, ‘Learn, ‘I don’t know,’—because when you say, ‘I don’t know,’ they will teach you until you do, and if you say, ‘I know,’ they will ask you until you don’t.’”
Iʿlāmul-Muwaqqiʿīn, 6/134.

Aren’t You Embarrassed?

July 11, 2022 § 1 Comment


“Imām ash-Shaʿbī was asked a question and replied that he didn’t know the answer. So someone said, ‘Aren’t you ashamed of saying, ‘I don’t know,’ when you are the faqīh of Iraq?’ So he said, ‘But the Angels weren’t ashamed when they said, ‘We have no knowledge except what you have taught us.’’” [Baqarah 2:32]
Iʿlāmul-Muwaqqiʿīn, 6/134.

Best Available Lane’s Lexicon and Hans Wehr Mobile Apps [Non-PDF]

June 29, 2022 § 3 Comments


You can find two free mobile apps at this link, one for Lane’s Lexicon and the other Hans Wehr, the distinguishing factor being that the results are not shown as scanned PDFs that are difficult to read on a mobile, here the actual text is searchable and way more readable.

The font size of the results can be adjusted to make it easier on the eye along with a few other settings:

Sample results:


By clicking on the blue box link shown at the top of the image above, instances where the word or its root occur in the Quraan are listed:


Clicking on one of the Quranic links should detect a Quraan app if you have one installed on your phone and open the listed aayah in it:

Seems like it is only available on Android.

Many thanks to the developer, Gibreel Abdullah, may Allah reward him with good.

Further resources here.

A Dream About Ibn Taymiyyah After his Death

April 19, 2021 § 2 Comments


“A man held as trustworthy by companions of ours such as Shaikh Shamsud-Dīn Muhammad ibn Ruzair and others said that he saw a dream in which a Christian man was going somewhere, so he said to him, ‘To where?’ He replied, ‘To the Messiah عليه السلام.’ So he said, ‘I have more rightful affinity to him [than you],’ and so he went along with him until they saw him and he looked beautiful.

The person in the dream then said to himself, ‘If only I could see our Prophet ﷺ so that I could in fact [really] see him and see in what esteem Īsā عليه السلام holds him.’

So the Prophet ﷺ came and the Messiah عليه السلام stood up and the Prophet ﷺ sat in his place and he looked most magnificent, beautiful in face and appearance, and the Messiah عليه السلام kissed his hand and his head and then sat next to him.

Then the Prophet ﷺ asked the person in the dream, ‘What do you have with you?’ He replied, ‘Ripe dates [ruṭab].’ So he handed them to the Prophet ﷺ who took them and gave some to the Messiah.

So I said to the Christian, ‘Look how your Prophet venerates our Prophet.’ So he said, ‘Yes.’

Then from behind the Prophet ﷺ a group of people approached, the Shaikh [of Islaam Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah] was sitting amongst them or at the front of them. When they got closer the Shaikh came forward and the Prophet ﷺ stood up and said, ‘Welcome, O Ahmad,’ then he gave him some of the dates.

Then another group came from in front of the Prophet ﷺ but he never turned to look at them. So the Shaikh Taqiyud-Din [Ibn Taymiyyah] said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! These people are from your Ummah.’

So he replied, ‘No. If they were from my ummah they would’ve been upon what you were upon.’”

Takmilatul-Jaami li Seerati-Shaikhil-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, p. 72.

Death

March 24, 2021 § Leave a comment


Ibn Abid-Dunya mentioned, “A wise man wrote to one of his friends, ‘Brother, beware of death in this abode before you go to one where you will wish for it but won’t find it.’”

Dhikrul-Mawt, p. 66.

A Muslim Can Repent as Long as …

March 23, 2021 § Leave a comment


Abu Mijlaz said, “The servant continues to be in a state of repentance as long as he doesn’t see the Angels.”

Dhikrul-Mawt, p. 63.

“I Haven’t Envied Anyone the Way I do …”

March 16, 2021 § Leave a comment


Masrūq said, “I haven’t envied anyone the way I do a believer in the grave, relieved from the hardships of the world, safe from Allaah’s Punishment,” and in another wording, “There is no home better for the believer than the grave, relieved from the world’s worries, safe from Allaah’s Punishment.”
Dhikrul-Mawt, p. 38, ṣaḥīḥ.

“Indeed, We Sent Against them a Furious Wind, on a Day of Unrelenting Misery.”

September 4, 2020 § Leave a comment


Allaah described the Wind that He sent as a punishment to the People of Ād: “(The people of) Ād (also) rejected (the truth). Then how (dreadful) was My Punishment and My Warnings! Indeed, We sent against them a furious wind, on a day of unrelenting misery. Plucking out people as if they were roots of palm-trees torn up (from the ground).” [54:18-20]

Al-Baghawī in his tafsīr said, “It would pluck them out and then fling them on their heads, snapping and crushing their necks.”

On Thoughts of Disbelief and Hypocrisy

September 2, 2020 § Leave a comment


The Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said, “All the thoughts of disbelief and hypocrisy which cross the heart of a believer and which he hates and casts aside increase his īmān and certainty.”
Al-Fatāwā, vol. 10, p. 767.

Having Good Thoughts About Allaah

August 29, 2020 § Leave a comment


Al-Fuḍail ibn ʿIyāḍ said, “If Allaah put me in the Fire and so I ended up there, I wouldn’t lose hope in Him.”
Ḥusnuẓ-Ẓann billāh of Ibn Abid-Dunyā, no. 81.

Going with the Crowd

August 3, 2020 § Leave a comment


“And we used to enter into vain discourse with those who engaged
[in it].” [Muddathir:45]

Qatādah said, “Every time some astray person went astray we went with him.” Tabarī.

Yaa Rabb!

July 30, 2020 § 1 Comment


Shaikh ʿAbdul-Karīm al-Khuḍair said, “The people of knowledge say that whoever supplicates to Allaah by saying, ‘O Lord! O Lord! [Yā Rabb! Yā Rabb!]’ fives time will have his supplication answered if there is nothing to prevent it, and they used the verse at the end of Surah ʾĀli-ʿImrān as proof where the name Lord was repeated five times in the supplication of the People of Understanding and at the end Allaah the Most High said, ‘So their Lord answered them.’”

Source.

Fasting on the Day of Arafah

July 29, 2020 § Leave a comment


The Prophet ﷺ said, “Fasting on the day of ʿArafah is an expiation for the preceding year and the following year.” Muslim.

ʿUthaimīn on the Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

July 25, 2020 § Leave a comment


ʿUthaimīn said, “I encourage my brother Muslims to take advantage of this great opportunity by doing a lot of righteous actions during the ten days of Dhul-Ḥijjah, like reciting the Quran, doing dhikr in its varying forms like saying Allāhu Akbar, Lā ilāha illallah, Alḥamdulillah, Subḥānallah, and by giving charity and fasting, and striving to do all good deeds. And it is strange that people are unaware of these ten days! You will find them trying hard in the last ten of Ramaḍān, but you will hardly find anyone who distinguishes between the ten days of Dhul-Ḥijjah and any other day. If a person does righteous deeds during these ten days he will have revived what the Prophet guided us to do.”

Source.

Asking Allaah for Everything

July 24, 2020 § Leave a comment


Ibn Rajab said, “Allaah loves that His Servants ask Him for all their religious and worldly needs, like their food, drink, clothing etc., just as they ask Him for His Guidance and Mercy, because if the servant asks for everything he needs from Allaah he has shown his need of Him—and Allaah loves that.”
Jāmiʿ al-ʿUlūm wal-Ḥikam, vol. 2, p. 38.

“The Thing that You’d Like to Have with You in the Hereafter …”

July 20, 2020 § Leave a comment


The Tābiʿī Abū Ḥāzim Salamah ibn Dīnār said, “The thing that you’d like to have with you in the Hereafter, do it today, and the thing you’d hate to have, leave it today.”

Al-Maʿrifah wat-Tārīkh, 1/381.

Repentance and Having Good Thoughts About Allaah

July 18, 2020 § Leave a comment


Ibn Baaz said, “Repentance nullifies what went before it and wipes it out, alhamdulillah, so don’t have anything [negative] in your heart about that, you must have good thoughts about your Lord, believing that He has turned in repentance to you if you are truthful in your repentance, because He said, “Turn to Allah in repentance all together, O believers, so that you may be successful,” so He attached success to repentance, whoever repents has succeeded, so you must have good thoughts about your Lord, [believing] that He will accept your repentance if you are truthful in it and regret what you did and leave doing it, resolving not to go back to it. And beware of the whispers of the devil [waswās].”

Source.

 

On the Duaa Said when Leaving the Bathroom

July 17, 2020 § Leave a comment


Ibn Baaz said, “The wisdom in saying, ‘I seek Your Forgiveness!’ when leaving the bathroom is that Allaah blessed the servant with the food and drink that He gave him and then He blessed him by allowing him to relieve himself [lit: by allowing the things that are harmful to leave him], and the slave [of Allaah] falls short in giving thanks so He ordained that when he relieves himself after having had the blessing of food and drink that he seek His Forgiveness, and He سبحانه loves that His Slaves thank Him for His Blessings and He loves that they seek His Forgiveness from their sins.”

Source.

Muʿādh ibn Jabal

July 16, 2020 § Leave a comment


“Abū Muslim al-Khowlāni said, ‘I entered the Mosque of Ḥimṣ and saw about thirty middle-aged Companions of the Prophet , and then there was this young man sitting there with them, with kohl on his eyes and bright teeth.

Silent, not speaking.

When the people would differ about something they would turn to him and ask him. So I said to the person sitting next to me, ‘Who is that?’ He replied, ‘Muʿādh ibn Jabal, may Allaah the Most High be pleased with him.’ So I felt love for him there and then and used to stay with them until they parted.’

From Shahr ibn Ḥawshab, ‘When the Companions of Allah’s Messenger would talk and Muʿādh ibn Jabal was among them they would look at him in awe of him.’”
Ḥālus-Salaf maʿal-Qurʾān, pp. 155-156.

“O Allaah! Save us, save us.””

July 13, 2020 § Leave a comment


“Saʿīd ibn al-Musayyib used to abundantly say:

«اَللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْ، سَلِّمْ.»
[Allāhumma sallim, sallim.]
“O Allaah! Save us, save us.””

Ṭabaqāt Ibn Saʿd, 6947.

“Do Not Cry Out Only Once for Destruction, but Plead Many Times Over!”

July 11, 2020 § Leave a comment


The Most High said:

“Nay, they deny the Hour, and We have prepared a Blaze for those who deny the Hour. When it sights them from a distant place, they will hear it raging and roaring. And when they are cast into a narrow place in it, bound together in chains, they will pray for [their own] annihilation. They will be told, “Do not cry out only once for destruction, but cry many times over!” 25:11-14.

The scholars said, explaining, “Do not cry out only once for destruction, but cry many times over!”:

“Your destruction is much more than for you to call out one time—call out many, many times.” Baghawī.

“Namely, they will call out hoping for death in order to escape what is even worse.” Maḥāsinat-Taʾwīl, al-Qāsimī.

“They will hope for destruction and call out for it due to the calamity that they are in. But they will receive the answer, “Do not cry out only once for destruction, but call many times over!” and the ones saying it to them will be the Angels, saying: “Leave off asking for destruction only once—because the destruction that you are in is bigger and greater than that.” So the meaning is: don’t ask for destruction for yourselves just one time—ask for it many, many times, because the punishment you are in is worse than what you called out for due to how long it is and due to it never ending.” Fatḥul-Qadīr, ash-Shawkānī.

“This is to rebuke them because normally when a person cries out for destruction in this world he is shown mercy, but there they will not be shown mercy and will be told: your calling out for destruction will not help you at all so call out repeatedly. The punishment will continue.” ʿUthaimīn.

“The point of this answer is to show them that their punishment is eternal and to make them despair of any hope of receiving death which would save them from what they are in.” Fatḥul-Bayān, Ṣiddīq Ḥasan Khān.

“Said to rebuke them and to inform them that it is eternal: don’t limit yourself to mourning only once, grieve over and over again, for you deserve it.” Al-Muḥarrar al-Wajīz, Ibn ʿAtiyyah.

“‘Call many times over,’ because it is uncountable, there is no end to it.” Naẓmud-Durar.

“I am the Mother of the Believers.”

July 8, 2020 § Leave a comment


Imām al-Ājurrī said, “It is reported that someone said to ʿĀʾishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that a man says you are not his mother. So she said, ‘He is telling the truth. I am the Mother of the Believers. Not the hypocrites.’”

Ash-Sharīʿah, vol. 5, p. 2394.

Shaikh Muqbil’s Daʿwah

July 6, 2020 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Muqbil used to travel to different villages and towns to give daʿwah to spread tawḥīd and the sunnah and teach people their religion, striving to do so to such an extent that:

“He would go to a town called Kunā on foot from morning till dhuhr time which would take five hours or more.”
Nubdhatun Yasīratun min Nafīs Sīrati wa Aqwāli Muḥaddithil-Jazīrati Muqbil bin Hādī al-Wādiʿī, raḥimahullah, p. 21.

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