What is العافية [well-being]?

April 20, 2014 § 2 Comments


’Abdullah ibn ’Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “The Messenger of Allaah  never abandoned these supplications every morning and evening, ‘O Allaah!  I ask You for forgiveness and well-being [العافية] in this world and in the Hereafter.  O Allaah!  I ask You for forgiveness and well-being [العافية] in my religious and my worldly affairs …'” [Saheeh Ibn Maajah, no. 3121]

Shaikh ’Abdur-Razzaaq ibn ’Abdul-Muhsin al-’Abbaad, al-Badr, said, “العافية [well-being] is Allaah’s provision of safety for His servant from every act of vengeance and every affliction, by diverting evil away from him, and by sheltering him from tribulations and illnesses, and protecting him from all types of evil and sins.”

Fiqhul-Ad’iyah wal-Adhkaar, p. 503.

Shaikh Hammaad al-Ansaari on Why Polytheism [Shirk] is Called Oppression [Dhulm]

April 19, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Hammad al-Ansaari, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Why is polytheism [shirk] called oppression [dhulm]?

Because polytheism is to place worship where it doesn’t belong. A person who worships something else instead of Allaah, like an angel, a prophet, a tree, a stone or clay, or some item, or nature—such a person has placed worship where it doesn’t belong, and that is why Allaah عزوجل called it oppression. Oppression is to place something where it doesn’t belong.”

Al-Jaami fi Tafsir Surah al-Faatihah, p. 109.

’Uthaimeen on the Fruits of Eemaan in Qadr

April 16, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “From the fruits of eemaan in Qadr is the repelling of self-amazement when one attains what one wanted, because its attainment is a blessing from Allaah عزوجل owing to the means of [attaining] good and success which He decreed, so He thanks Allaah تعالى for that and leaves self-admiration.

Expelling worry and discontent when one misses out on what one wanted or when something disliked happens is also from its fruits, because that was going to happen due to the Qadaa of Allaah تعالى to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, so it was definitely going to happen, so he has patience regarding that and hopes for the reward.”

’Aqidatu Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, p. 50.

’Uthaimeen on Spending Wealth While Alive and in Good Health

April 14, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Spending wealth while alive and in good health is better, more excellent and greater in reward, especially when it is spent on a good deed that is continual, like building a mosque, fixing roads, securing [the provision] of water, printing beneficial books or buying them and distributing them to those who will benefit from them.”

Ad-Diyaa al-Laami’ minal-Khutub al-Jawaami’, vol. 4, p. 236.

’Uthaimeen: Prepare to Meet Allaah by Examining Yourself

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person must prepare to meet Allaah عزوجل and know how he will meet Allaah—will he do so in a condition that pleases Him عزوجل or the opposite?

So examine yourself and know what state you are in.”

Sharh al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah, p. 478.

’Uthaimeen on Enmity, Hatred, Conflict, Hostility, Contention, Swearing, Cursing and Fanaticism for Falsehood Among Many of the Students of Knowledge

April 8, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “It saddens us greatly to find enmity, hatred, conflict, hostility, contention and fanaticism for falsehood among many of the students of knowledge. Issues concerning the Sharee’ah are supposed to be the object of unity, harmony and understanding, not enmity, conflict, hatred, swearing, cursing and alienating, for this is in opposition to the Legislation and in opposition to what Allaah has ordered.”

Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, vol. 9, p. 259.

’Uthaimeen on Bringing Solace to Someone Ill or Struck by a Calamity

April 1, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Part of lofty manners and praiseworthy characteristics is that when you find a person broken hearted either due to losing someone beloved etc., then you should try to bring him joy and happiness and [try to] lessen his calamity by reminding him of that which is greater. So if he lost some money, you say to him, ‘There are people who have lost all of their wealth,’ and if [for example] he is afflicted with an illness in his eye, you say to him, ‘Some people have been afflicted with blindness,’ [saying such things to him] so that you will ease his affairs, part of which is bringing solace to a person struck with a calamity.”

At-Ta’leeq alaa al-Qawaa’id al-Hisaan, p. 161.

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