‘Relying on Oneself.’

May 4, 2018 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq ibn Abdul-Muhsin al-Badr, may Allaah protect him, said, “A common mistake is the call to, ‘rely on oneself,’ reliance [thiqqah] is to depend on/trust in something [tawakkul], in fact it is the very essence of tawakkul and its core—and it is only Allaah on whom one depends.

In the du’aa there occurs, “O Allaah! Your Mercy is what I hope for. Do not abandon me to myself for an instant [lit. ‘… for the blinking of an eye …’], but put all my affairs in good order for me. There is no god worthy of worship but You.”

In his collection of religious verdicts and writings, Shaikh Muhammad ibn Ibraheem, may Allaah have mercy on him, said in answer to someone who asked about a person saying, ‘You must rely on yourself,’ ‘You must not and it is not permissible, in the hadith there occurs, ‘… do not abandon me to myself for an instant [lit. ‘… for the blinking of an eye.’].’”


Shaikh Hammaad al-Ansaari on Why Polytheism [Shirk] is Called Oppression [Dhulm]

April 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Hammad al-Ansaari, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Why is polytheism [shirk] called oppression [dhulm]?

Because polytheism is to place worship where it doesn’t belong. A person who worships something else instead of Allaah, like an angel, a prophet, a tree, a stone or clay, or some item, or nature—such a person has placed worship where it doesn’t belong, and that is why Allaah عزوجل called it oppression. Oppression is to place something where it doesn’t belong.”

Al-Jaami fi Tafsir Surah al-Faatihah, p. 109.

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