Why Were Bani Israa’eel Ordered to Sacrifice a Cow Instead of Another Animal?

April 29, 2018 § Leave a comment


Al-Maawardi said, “Why did Allaah order Bani Israa’eel to slaughter a cow instead of another animal?

He ordered them to slaughter a cow instead of another animal because it was from the same category [of animal] as the calf they worshipped—so that they would hold to be contemptible what they had formally held in veneration, and so that from their compliance it be known that what they harboured in themselves concerning worshipping it had ceased.”

An-Nukat wal-Uyoon, 1/137.

Unrivalled Hope Followed by Utter Despair

April 27, 2018 § Leave a comment


“Sayyaaraa ash-Shaami said, ‘They will come out of their graves, all of them terror-stricken. Then a caller will announce, ‘My worshippers! No fear shall be on you this Day, nor shall you grieve!’ [Zukhruf 43:68]—and so all of creation will ardently hope on account of it, then it will be followed by, ‘Those who believed in Our verses and were Muslims!’ [Zukhruf 43:69]—and so the entire creation will lose all hope, apart from the Muslims.’”

Mowsoo’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, vol. 1, p. 567.

The Dunyaa from the Time it Started to Its End

April 22, 2018 § Leave a comment


“Al-Hasan said, ‘The example of the entire dunya, from the time it started to its end, is but that of a man who took a nap and who then had a dream in which he saw something he liked—and then he woke up.’”

Mowsoo’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, vol. 1, p. 548.

“Cheerfully, with Formidable Desire and Intense Happiness …”

April 22, 2018 § Leave a comment


“Abdullah Ibn Abbaas said, ‘It is detested that a man stands to pray lazily, he should rather stand for it cheerfully, with formidable desire, intense happiness, for he is confiding privately in Allaah, and Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, is in front of Him and forgiving him and answering him when he supplicates,’ and he recited this verse, ‘And when they [i.e., the hypocrites] stand to pray they do so lazily.’’” [4:142]

At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb, no. 1904.

On Not Being Scared that You Could Enter the Fire

April 21, 2018 § Leave a comment


Imaam adh-Dhahabi, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Anyone who isn’t afraid that he might be in the Fire is deceived and has deemed himself secure from Allaah’s Plan.” [cf. Quran 7:99]

Siyaru A’laamin-Nubalaa. vol. 6, p. 291.

Uthaimeen On Persistence in Du’aa

April 20, 2018 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “One of the most important conditions of du’aa is sincerity to Allaah عزوجل, such that in his du’aa a person feels his destitution before his Lord, and knows that Allaah تعالى will answer his du’aa, He said, “When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them) …” [2:186] … and a person needs to be insistent in his du’aa and repeat it, even if a response to it is initially delayed, or delayed a second time, let him repeat it, for Allaah تعالى might not answer a servant [of His] the first time so that he increases in his supplication to his Lord and so that he feels the need for Him even more, and it is also a test for him—will he continue asking Allaah or will he become weary and stop? So be persistent in supplicating to your Lord, brother Muslim, for He loves those who are persistent in their du’aas …”

Noorun alad-Darb.

Sa’eed ibn Jubair

April 18, 2018 § Leave a comment


Hilaal ibn Yusaaf said that Sa’eed ibn Jubair entered the Ka’bah [at night] and read the whole Quraan in one rak’ah.

Mowsoo’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, vol. 1, p. 115.

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