“A Person is in Need of Knowledge Right up Until He Dies.”

September 17, 2016 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person is in need of knowledge right up until he dies.”

Majmoo al-Fataawa, vol. 6, p. 71.

Uthaimeen On Worry and Regret

March 26, 2016 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person shouldn’t open himself up to worry and regret, because that will upset him and spoil his life and maybe even his religion, that is why the Prophet ﷺ said about a person who has had something he dislikes happen to him even after carrying out all available means, ‘Don’t say, ‘If …,’ for (saying), ‘If …,’ opens (the door) to the deeds of Satan.’”

Sharh Buloogh al-Maraam, vol. 11, p. 69.

Searcheable PDF of the Hans Wehr Dictionary

January 1, 2016 § Leave a comment


Here is a useful, searcheable PDF file of the Hans Wehr Dictionary, you can search both the Arabic and the English, downloadable for offline use, page numbers corresponding to the print version are highlighted in turquoise.

Hans Wehr Searchable PDF.

Further resources here.

So He ﷺ Said, “Stay in Your House … Tend to Your Own Affairs and Leave the Affairs of the Common Folk.”

December 11, 2015 § Leave a comment


“It was narrated from ’Umaarah bin ’Amr from ’Abdullaah bin ’Amr bin al-’Aas that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, said, “How will you be at a time …” or “Soon there will be a time …” “… when people are sifted and the dregs of mankind will be left, who will break their promises and betray their trusts, and they will become mixed together* like this …” and he interlaced his fingers. They said, “How should we be, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “Accept that which you approve of and reject that which you disapprove of …

تُقْبِلُونَ عَلَى أَمْرِ خَاصَّتِكُم
… tend to your own affairs.

وتَذَرُونَ أَمْرَ عَامَّتِكُم
And leave the affairs of the common folk.””

[Abu Dawud no. 4342, Hasan]

* “‘Mixed together,’ meaning, to such an extent that one will not be able to tell the good from the bad, and people will be so confused about religious matters that they will not be able to tell the difference between honesty and betrayal, good and evil.”

“It was narrated from ’Ikrimah, he said, “’Abdullaah bin ’Amr bin al-’Aas narrated to me, he said, ‘While we were around the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ he mentioned Fitnah and said, ‘If you see that the people have started to break their promises, and are not trustworthy, and they are like this …’ and he interlaced his fingers. I stood up and said, ‘What should I do at that time? May Allaah cause me to be ransomed for you.’ He said:

الْزَمْ بَيْتَك
‘Stay in your house

وَامْلِكَ عَلَيْكَ لِسَانَكَ
and hold your tongue

accept that which you approve of, and reject that which you disapprove of

وَعَلَيْكَ بِأَمْرِ خَاصَّةِ نَفْسِكَ
tend to your own affairs

وَدَعْ عَنْكَ أَمْرَ الْعَامَّةِ
and leave alone the affairs of the common folk.’””

[Abu Dawud no. 4343, Hasan]

Uthaimeen: “The More Merciful Someone is Towards People, the More Merciful Allaah will Be to Him.”

November 29, 2015 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The more merciful someone is towards people, the more merciful Allaah will be to him—because you reap what you sow—so if a person finds that he is hardhearted towards Allaah’s believing servants then he must cure that disease. One of the ways for a person’s heart to become soft towards Allaah’s servants is for him to be gentle with children and loving towards orphans, for that will place some tenderness and mercy in it, and this is something that has been seen to occur.”

At-Ta’leeq ’alaa al-Muntaqaa, vol. 4, p. 121.

He Was and Is and Will Always be The Humble Master

January 14, 2015 § Leave a comment


The Humble Master

Being Too Embarrassed To Ask Questions

December 16, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A person shouldn’t feel shy about asking questions, whether the topic of the question [itself] is something to be embarrassed about or because he feels embarrassed for fear of being accused of a lack of understanding. Because some students are embarrassed to ask since they are afraid that it will be said, ‘How can he ask that when this issue is clear!’ and so it is said about him, ‘How stupid he is.’ This is a mistake, asking is the key to knowledge.”

At-Ta’leeq ’alaa Sahih Muslim, vol. 2, p. 210.

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