February 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If you are given a blessing then do not [just] take it as a blessing, becoming merry and happy. It is a blessing, there is no doubt about that, but know that you are being tested by it, [tested] to see whether you will give due thanks for it or not.
If some harm comes your way, then be patient, for that too is a trial and test from Allaah the Mighty and Majestic to test whether you will be patient or not. And if you are patient and hope for the reward from Allaah, then Allaah said, “Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.”” [Zumar 39:10]
Tafsir Juzz Amma, p. 128.
February 17, 2012 § 4 Comments
Saalih ibn Rashid al-Huwaymil said, “The person who the following story is about told me himself that one time he left the mosque which Shaikh Ibn Baaz used to pray in and went to him to give him salaam and ask him a question. This individual had some things which were incorrect like shaving and so on.
The point is that when he went to ask him, the Shaikh was in a hurry and postponed the meeting with him till another time. [But then] when the car moved off, the Shaikh said to his driver, ‘Go back.’ So the driver took the car back to where the questioner was, and the Shaikh then listened to his question and answered him.
Then the Shaikh [who was blind] touched the questioner’s chin and advised him to let his beard grow and supplicated for the youth. So that youth said that he never shaved it after that day and that he, by Allaah’s Grace and then through the Shaikh stuck to the path of guidance after that.”
Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 175.
February 16, 2012 § 1 Comment
Shaikh Khaalid ibn Abdur-Rahmaan ash-Shaayi’ said, “And I witnessed a Walimah the Shaikh had been invited to after ishaa. After he had taken his place he asked those present how they were and was introduced to them, he then said, ‘Who will read something from the Quraan to us?’ So it was as though everyone relied on the next person to read, and thus they gave no answer. So the Shaikh said, ‘Subhaanallaah! Why aren’t you desirous of the reward?’ So one of those there read something and after he finished reciting the Shaikh started to explain the excellence of reciting and then he explained the very verses that were recited. He then listened to some questions and answered them. After which he requested a second person to read, then a third, and he kept explaining the aayahs that were recited until the food was brought.”
Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 142.
February 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The Quraan was revealed for three things. The first: to worship Allaah by reciting it. Secondly, to ponder over its meanings. And thirdly, to take heed through it. Allaah, the Blessed and Most High, said, “[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.” [Saad 38:29]
And it is not possible for anyone to ponder over the Quraan except by knowing its meaning, because the one who does not know the meaning is like the one who does not read.”
Tafsir Juzz Amma, p. 4.
February 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
Alhamdulillaah, I’ve noticed that a number of the posts from this blog are being posted elsewhere which is absolutely brilliant and most welcome. If you do copy and paste a post could you please put the link to the article on your site. You don’t have to put my name, in fact, I’d rather you didn’t put my name there, there’s no need for my name at all, just the link is fine, and I only say that so that people who have not been to this blog can be referred back here and have the chance to read other articles.
February 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Muhammad ibn Abdullaah az-Zain said, “One time I was with Shaikh Saalih an-Nujaidi in Shaikh Ibn Baaz’s office and a discussion took place and I differed with Shaikh Saalih in the issue. So Shaikh Ibn Baaz said, ‘The answer is such and such,’ and he said to me, ‘Shaikh Muhammad, bring such and such a book, and it is in such a place, [bring] the second volume, page such and such [and the answer will be there].’
And it was just as the Shaikh mentioned, which shows his intelligence and the strength of his memory.” [Shaikh Ibn Baaz was blind]
Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 145.
February 8, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Know that being kind to the weak, the orphans and the young places mercy in the heart, and softness, and tenderness and [a feeling of] turning to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic which none except those who have tried this can grasp. So that which is fitting for you is that you have mercy on the young, that you have mercy on the orphans and that you have mercy on the poor so that there will be compassion and affection and mercy in your heart.”
Sharh Riyaadus-Saaliheen, vol. 3, p. 89.