“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.

While You’re Asleep …

April 28, 2017 § Leave a comment


Khalaf ibn Hishaam, one of the reciters of the ten dialects, said, “I went to Sulaim ibn Isa to recite to him. One day when reciting I reached Surah Ghaafir and when I got to the Most High’s Statement:

“Those [angels] who carry the Throne and those around it exalt [Allah] with praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who have believed, [saying], “Our Lord! You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge! So forgive those who have repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of Hellfire!” [Ghaafir 40:7]

He started crying severely, and then said to me, ‘O Khalaf! Don’t you see how great the right of a believer is? You will see him sleeping on his bed and the Angels are seeking forgiveness for him.’”

Wafayaatul-A’yaan, 2/142.

“I’m a Scholar.”

December 16, 2015 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Everyone, no matter what level they have reached, is in need of Allaah عز وجل for guidance, so let no one say, ‘I’m a scholar,’ ‘I’m a worshipper,’ thereby relying on himself and being conceited, he must instead recognise the extent of Allaah’s Blessings on him in terms of the guidance that He has given him, for how many people there are whom Allaah has misguided despite their strength and intellect.”

Tafseer Surah as-Saaffaat, p. 268.

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