December 5, 2015 § Leave a comment
The Shaikh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Because worship and tawakkul encompass the religion in its entirety, and that is why one of the Salaf said, ‘Indeed Allaah brought [all] the revealed Books together in the Quraan, and He combined the knowledge of the Quraan in the mufassal Surahs, and He gathered the knowledge of the mufassal Surahs in al-Faatihah, and He combined the knowledge of al-Faatihah in His Saying, ‘Thee (alone) we worship and Thee (alone) we ask for help.’’”
At-Tuhfah al-’Iraaqiyyah, p. 315.
April 3, 2015 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “The Most High’s Saying, ‘Every day He has a matter to bring forth,’ [Rahmaan 55:29] He enriches the poor, and reduces to poverty the rich, He causes the healthy to become sick and the ailing to become healthy, gives sanctuary to the afraid and makes fearful those who were safe, and so on.
Allaah, the Most High, does that every day, such matters, without doubt, changing due to His Wisdom.
He, The Most High, said, ‘Thinketh man that he is to be left neglected?’ [Qiyaamah 75:36] So we believe that Allaah does not decree a matter but out of wisdom, only that sometimes we may know what it is and at others we don’t.”
Tafseer Surah Rahmaan, p. 314.
May 14, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Many people think that being punished [for one’s sins] is only in those things that are external, like the body, wealth and children, but the reality is that the punishment of the sickness of the heart and its corruption is more severe and greater than the punishment through those things.”
Ahkaam minal-Qur’aanil-Karim, vol. 1, p. 87.
March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If a child is born with six fingers on each hand it is permissible to amputate the extra finger, but some of the people of knowledge stated that it is forbidden justifying that by the fact that it is feared that a person whose fingers are amputated would die from bleeding, [but] this justification is disproved in the present age, and thus it is permissible to amputate the extra finger. Similarly, if there were extra flesh in the ear or the head or knee, removing it is permissible.”
Tafseer Surah Aali-’Imraan, pp. 29-30.
March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “There is no doubt there is evil/harm in predatory animals, vermin which bite and sting and the devils, but Allaah’s creation of these evil/harmful things is not evil but pure good and wisdom necessitates this [fact], because it is not possible for you to know the perfection of Allaah’s Power except through the creation of things opposite in nature, additionally by creating these things there is much good in terms of the rectification of the servant and [his] turning back to his Lord and seeking refuge with Him from these evil/harmful things–and good is only known by its opposites.” Tafsir Surah Aali-Imraan, vol. 1, p. 159.
January 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
“And is one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom?” [An’aam 6:122]
Ibn al-Qayyim said, “His Saying, “… and We made for him light by which to walk among the people …” encompasses a number of issues.
One of them is that he walks among the people with light while they are in darkness, so his example and theirs is like that of a people whom the night encompassed and who became lost and who could not find the way, and the other has light with which he walks along the path and sees it and sees what he should be wary of.
The second is that he walks among them with his light, and so they take from him due to their need of light.
The third is that he walks with his light on the Day of Resurrection over the Siraat [bridge] when the people of polytheism [shirk] and hypocrisy remain in the darkness of their polytheism and hypocrisy.”
Fawaa’idul-Fawaa’id, p. 159.
August 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The Most High’s Saying, ‘But the enduring good deeds are better before your Lord for reward and better for [one’s] hope,’ [Kahf 18:46] ‘… enduring good deeds …’ are good statements or actions, like [saying], ‘Subhaanallaah,’ ‘Alhamdulillaah,’ ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah,’ ‘Allaahu Akbar,’ and, ‘Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaah,’ and [are things like] giving charity, fasting, ordering the good and forbidding the evil and other such things – these, ‘… enduring good deeds …’ are, ‘… better before your Lord for reward …’ i.e., recompense and requital, and, ‘… better for [one’s] hope …’ i.e., the best thing a person can hope for.”
Tafsir Surah al-Kahf, p. 79.