Stealing Donkeys

May 31, 2023 § Leave a comment

Bashār ibn Burd said to Hilāl ibn ʿAṭiyyah who was a friend of his, “Hilāl, will you listen to me if I give you a piece of advice specifically for you?” Hilāl replied, “Yes!” Bashār then said, “There was a time when you used to steal donkeys, then you repented from that and became a Rāfiḍī [shīʿah]—go back to stealing donkeys, wallāhī it’s better for you than becoming a Rāfiḍī.”

Wafayāt alʾAʿyān, vol. 1, p. 425.

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.

Is it Sunnah to Love Abu Bakr and Umar?

June 29, 2019 § Leave a comment

“Al-Hasan al-Basree, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, ‘Is it sunnah to love Abu Bakr and Umar?’ He replied, ‘No—it’s obligatory.’”

Sharh Usool I’tiqaad Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, no. 188.

Seeing Allaah

February 15, 2019 § Leave a comment

The Shaikh of Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The greatest pleasure in the Hereafter is seeing Allaah, سبحانه, as occurs in the authentic hadith, ‘And so He will have not given them anything more beloved to them than looking at Him,’ and it [i.e., seeing Him] is the fruit of knowing Him and worshipping Him in this world.

So the best thing in the worldly life is knowing Him and the best thing in the Hereafter is seeing Him.”

Majmoo al-Fataawaa, vol. 14, p. 163.

“Say, ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah.’ So he replied …”

April 5, 2018 § Leave a comment

Ibn Asaakir reported from Abdur-Rahmaan al-Muhaaribi that he said, “A man was on his deathbed and so it was said to him, ‘Say, ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah.’ So he replied, ‘I can’t, I used to accompany people who would order me to abuse Abu Bakr and Umar.’”

Al-Buhoor Az-Zaakhirah fi Uloomil-Aakihrah, vol. 1, p. 78.


September 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

The Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person’s happiness lies in doing what he has been ordered, refraining from what he has been forbidden and submitting to what has been decreed.”

Al-Fataawa, vol. 8, p. 453.

Weather Forecasts

December 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “‘We hear on the radio where they say that it will rain in a certain area tomorrow, does this contradict the fact that knowledge of when rain will fall is specific to Allaah [Alone]?’

He replied, ‘Many people find this problematic thinking that weather forecasts go against Allaah’s Statement, ‘And with Him are the keys of the Unseen,’ but the reality is that they do not, because their knowledge of such matters is knowledge which draws on something palpable. Things are linked to their causes.’”

Sharh Hadith Jibreel ’alaihis-salaam, p. 110.

“He Has Been Buried in His Final Resting Place.”

September 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The statement made about a dead person that, ‘He has been buried in his final resting place,’ is haram and not permissible, since when you say, ‘… in his final resting place,’ then according to that the grave is the last thing for him, and that implies a denial of the Resurrection.”

Fataawa Arkaan al-Islaam p. 243.

What are the Reasons Behind Legislated Orders and Prohibitions?

June 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “All legislated orders and prohibitions are [in and of themselves regarded as] wisdom, and there is no need for us to know the reason [for a particular one], because we know that Allaah is Wise and that He did not legislate anything except based upon wisdom. Our stance towards [such] orders and prohibitions is but to say, ‘We hear and we obey.’ If we are able to find out what the wisdom [behind a particular command] is then that is a favour from Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.”

Tafseer Surah al-An’aam, p. 91.

’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.

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