The Ka’bah of the Seventh Heaven.

May 7, 2020 § Leave a comment


وَالْبَيْتِ الْمَعْمُورِ
“And By the Much-Frequented House.”

In his explanation of Sūrah Tūr [52:4], Ibn Kathir said, “And it is the Kaʿbah for the residents of the Seventh Heaven, and it is for this reason that [on the Night Journey] Ibrahim al-Khalil [Prophet Abraham], peace be upon him, was seen there reclining with his back against it—because he is the one who built the Kaʿbah [in Mecca] on earth—and you reap what you sow.”

Ibn al-Jawzi’s Admonition

April 25, 2020 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Jawzi said, “O you, wallowing in filth, for how long will you dictate—the scribes are exhausted.”

Al-Mudhish, p. 294.

“You there!”

May 4, 2018 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Jawzee, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “You there! Sort your religion out like you sorted your dunyaa out—if your garment got caught on a nail you’d take a few steps back to free yourself from it. Here is the nail of continuous sin stuck to your heart, if you took two steps back in regret you’d free yourself from it.

[But] how farfetched! A child given to heedlessness, every time he’s moved he falls asleep.”

Al-Mudhish p. 223.

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.

“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.

Uthaimeen on The Heart

April 2, 2018 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “When you are afflicted with a physical illness, you knock on every doctor’s door for a cure and are patient with any pain that you must endure due to an operation [if needed] and [you are also patient] with the bitter taste of the medicine [you take]—so why don’t you do the same concerning your heart’s illness which was caused by sinning?”

Aqidatu Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, p. 42.

On Being Deceived

March 28, 2018 § Leave a comment


Haatim al-Asamm said, “Don’t be deceived by a virtuous place, for there is no place more virtuous than Paradise and yet Aadam faced what he faced there.

And don’t be deceived by an abundance of worship because Iblees met what he met with after lengthy worship.

And don’t be deceived by a wealth of knowledge because Bul’aam Ibn Ba’ura faced what he faced even though he knew Allaah’s Greatest Name [al-Ism al-A’dham].

And don’t be deceived by meeting the righteous or seeing them for there was no one more righteous than the Prophet ﷺ yet his enemies or the hypocrites didn’t benefit from meeting him.”

Madaarijus-Saalikeen, vol. 1, p. 510.

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