December 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Enjoying what Allaah عزوجل has made permissible without going to excess is something praiseworthy, whoever leaves off doing so without a legislated reason is blameworthy.”
Sharh Hilyah Taalib al-Ilm, p. 61.
Uthaimeen on the Statement of Umar رضي الله عنه, ‘Whoever has been blessed in something, let him stick to it.’
October 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “A very beneficial statement has been reported from ’Umar ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه which is, ‘Whoever has been blessed in something, let him stick to it,’ an amazing statement which if weighed against gold would outweigh it. Ya’ni [it means] when a person performs an action and he sees the blessing and the fruits [of carrying it out] he should stick to it. We can give an example of this through the condition of the student of knowledge who has started studying a book or revising it and who finds abundant good and finds that he is benefitting and profiting [from it], so we say to him, ‘Stick to that and finish it and don’t say, ‘This is [just] an abridged, small book.’”
Tafseer Surah Aali-’Imraan, vol. 2, p. 373.
May 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The blessing of [having/believing in] the Islamic religion is like any other blessing: if you are grateful [for it] it will increase, become established and firm, and if you are thankless it will decrease or disappear.”
Sifatus-Salaah, p. 8.
February 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “If you are given a blessing then do not [just] take it as a blessing, becoming merry and happy. It is a blessing, there is no doubt about that, but know that you are being tested by it, [tested] to see whether you will give due thanks for it or not.
If some harm comes your way, then be patient, for that too is a trial and test from Allaah the Mighty and Majestic to test whether you will be patient or not. And if you are patient and hope for the reward from Allaah, then Allaah said, “Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.”” [Zumar 39:10]
Tafsir Juzz Amma, p. 128.