“Don’t Sit Around Doing Nothing–Death is Seeking You Out.”

March 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

Habeeb Abu Muhammad, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Don’t sit around doing nothing–death is seeking you out.”

Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, 5/521.

Ibrahim an-Nakha’ee on Getting to the Mosque on Time for Prayer

March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

From Ibrahim an-Nakha’ee, may Allaah have mercy on him, who said, “When you see a man neglectful of the opening takbeer [of the prayer], wash your hands of him.”

Sifatus-Safwah, 3/60.

Uthaimeen on A Person Always Scrutinising Himself

March 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “It befits a person to always inspect himself as to whether he is upright or not, if he is then he praises Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and extols Him and asks Him to keep him firm [upon that righteousness], and if he is not upright he must become upright and he must change [the manner of] his progression to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.”

Sharh al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah, p. 263.

’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Shuraih رحمه الله on What a Person Should Choose for Himself

March 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

’Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Shuraih, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If a person were to choose [something] for himself, he could choose nothing better than silence.”

Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunya, 5/222.

Uthaimeen on Why We Say, “[I ask You for] Your Forgiveness,” Upon Leaving the Toilet

March 2, 2013 § 1 Comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked about the statement of some scholars that the significance of a person’s saying, “[I ask You for] Your Forgiveness [غُفْرَانَكَ],” upon leaving the toilet is due to the fact that since he had been prevented from remembering Allaah at that time it is befitting for him to seek Allaah’s Forgiveness [for that upon leaving], is that correct?

He replied, “That is debatable, because the person [in question] has only been prevented from remembering Allaah due to an order from Allaah, and if it is due to Allaah’s order then he has not exposed himself to punishment, in fact [by doing so] he has put himself forward for a reward, that is why a menstruating woman does not pray or fast: when she then becomes clean is it a part of the Sunnah for her to seek Allaah’s forgiveness for not having prayed and fasted during her menstrual days? Absolutely not, no-one has ever said that.

Based upon this, it becomes clear that the significance [of saying, “[I ask You for] Your Forgiveness [غُفْرَانَكَ],” upon leaving the toilet] is that when a person has unburdened himself from something harmful to the body he calls to mind the harm of sinning, and so asks Allaah to lighten the harm done by sinning just as He has favoured him by lightening the harm to the body, and this is a meaning which is appropriate in terms of remembering a certain thing through another.”

Majmoo’ Rasaail wa Fataawaa ash-Shaikh Ibn ’Uthaimeen, 11/107.

A Bedouin was Told, “You’re Going to Die,” So he Said …

March 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

A Bedouin became ill so it was said to him, “You’re going to die.” He replied, “Where will I be taken?” He said, “To Allaah.” He replied, “So why should I hate going to the One from whom I have not seen good to have come except from Him?”

Mowsu’atu Ibn Abid-Dunya, 5/309.

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