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.
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.
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.
July 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
Questioner: I want to ask you about [the periods of] slackness [a person goes through], its causes and the cure for it, because a person sometimes feels weakness in his [practice of the] religion?
’Uthaimeen: It is not possible for a person to remain on a single uniform routine, even the Companions said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! When we are with you we take heed and believe, and when we go to our families, our women and children, we forget,’ so he said, ‘A time for this and a time for that.’
It is not possible for a person to remain on a single uniform routine, but he must try to guard his heart’s uprightness, when the heart becomes good the whole body does so too.
He must leave delving into things that do not concern him.
He must leave disputing about things that have no benefit.
He must leave partisanship which has split the Ummah, and he must turn to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.
For this reason you will see that the layman is better in his belief [‘aqeedah] and sincerity than many of the students of knowledge, [students of knowledge] whose only concern is to criticise and refute, [whose only concern is], ‘It was said and he said [qeel wa qaal],’ and, ‘What do you say, O so and so?’ and, ‘What do you say about so and so?’ and, ‘What do you say about that book and about what so and so wrote?’
This is what causes a servant to become lost and takes Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, away from his heart, and leaves him without any concern except for, ‘It was said … he said …’
So my advice to every person is that he turns to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and that he leaves the people and their disagreements.
This is the best thing.”
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.
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.