February 18, 2016 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “You must, Yaa akhi, supplicate to Allaah for all of your general and specific concerns, both the difficult and easy ones, and if the only thing to be gained from making du’aa was the fact that it was considered worship of Allaah, it would befit a person to covet it.”
Fatawa Arkaan al-Islaam, p. 45.
November 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If you see yourself relapse/deteriorate, pick yourself up by repenting and seeking Allaah’s Forgiveness and by asking Him to keep you firm, and don’t become careless, and neither say, “Inshaa Allaah, my eemaan will become stronger,” [without doing anything about it], instead from right now—from the moment you feel that you are ill—you must implement the cure.”
Tafseer Surah an-Nisaa, vol. 2, p. 53.
October 20, 2015 § Leave a comment
Ibn al-Qayyim said, “So whoever does not punish his devil in this abode through the remembrance of Allaah تعالى and tawheed, and seeking forgiveness from Him and obeying Him, then his devil will punish him in the Hereafter with the torment of the Fire—so everyone must punish his devil or else his devil will punish him.”
Badaa’i’ut-Tafseer, vol. 5, p. 450.
September 13, 2015 § Leave a comment
The Shaikh of Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah grant him a place in Firdous, said, “… and its equivalent in this world is like someone who is facing a most severe calamity, or acute poverty or disquieting fear and so starts to supplicate to Allaah and implore Him humbly until Allaah then bestows upon him such pleasure in conversing with Him that it becomes more beloved to him than the original need he had been supplicating for—but he could not have known that initially so as to seek and yearn for it.”
Al-Fataawaa, vol. 1, p. 28.
April 4, 2015 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking Allaah’s Intercession by [mentioning] one’s condition is allowed, an example of which is where Musa عليه الصلاة والسلام said, “My Lord! Indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.” [Qasas 28:24] So when a person seeks Allaah’s Intercession through the condition he is in then that state [of his] is a cause for Allaah to show compassion towards him and [to also provide him with divine] providence.”
Sharh al-Kaafiyah ash-Shaafiyah, vol. 4, p. 533.
December 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “In the Qunut supplication [of al-Witr] when we say, ‘O Allaah! Guide me [along] with those [others] whom You have guided,’ we are asking Allaah تعالى for two types of guidance: that of knowledge and action, just as His Saying تعالى, ‘Guide us to the Straight Path,’ includes two types of guidance, that of [being guided to beneficial] knowledge and [also being guided] to action. So it befits the one reciting [such supplications] to bear in mind that he is asking for both of these types of guidance, that of knowledge and action.”
Sharh Du’aa Qunootil-Witr, p. 7.
November 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Beware of the soul’s snares. Every time you find one [setting up] in your heart, seek protection in Allaah عز وجل, and don’t try to rationalise it [in an attempt to dismiss it]—instead first and foremost seek shelter with Allaah عز وجل. Because Allaah taught us this, saying, ‘And if an evil whisper from Satan tries to turn you away, then seek refuge in Allaah.’ [Fussilat 41:36] So there is neither refuge nor shelter except with Allaah عز وجل.”
Sharh al-Kaafiyah ash-Shaafiyah, vol. 1, p. 221.