April 16, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “From the fruits of eemaan in Qadr is the repelling of self-amazement when one attains what one wanted, because its attainment is a blessing from Allaah عزوجل owing to the means of [attaining] good and success which He decreed, so He thanks Allaah تعالى for that and leaves self-admiration.
Expelling worry and discontent when one misses out on what one wanted or when something disliked happens is also from its fruits, because that was going to happen due to the Qadaa of Allaah تعالى to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, so it was definitely going to happen, so he has patience regarding that and hopes for the reward.”
’Aqidatu Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, p. 50.
Ibn al-Qayyim on Contentment: The All-Wise’s Wisdom and Mercy Behind Decreed Things that One Dislikes
March 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Indeed every decreed thing that the servant hates and does not find favourable will not be exempt from either being a punishment for a sin, so it is a cure for a disease which if the All-Wise did not remedy with the cure would hurl him into destruction, or it is a reason for a blessing which would not be attained except through that adversity—the adversity will cease and disappear but the blessing that results from it is perpetual, never ceasing. So when the servant witnesses these two matters the door to being content with his Lord in everything that He decrees and ordains for him is opened up for him.”
Madaarijus-Saalikin, vol. 2, p. 205.
March 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “When a person is given contentment he will remain rich, at ease, not looking at others, and what proves this is the fact that part of the perfection of the pleasure of the inhabitants of Paradise is that, “No desire will they have to be removed therefrom,” [Kahf 18:108] the lowest of them in rank will not want to be removed from what he is in, and he will think that there is no one in Paradise who has been blessed more than him, and this is from Allaah’s blessings on a servant, [i.e.,] that he be granted the ability by Allaah to be content—whether that be concerning his residence, his clothes, his mount [i.e., transport], or children.
As for if contentment is removed from his heart, then he is a pauper [miskeen].”
Sharh Bulugh al-Maraam, vol. 5, p. 272.
January 26, 2013 § 1 Comment
Ibn al-Qayyim said, “Contentment is the paradise of this world.”
Fawaaidul-Fawaaid, p. 172.
May 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said, “From Allaah’s Blessings on a servant is that he be granted contentment, whether that be regarding his residence, his clothes, his means of transport, or his children.
For when a person is content with what Allaah has given him, he will remain rich.”
Bulughul-Maraam, vol. 6, p. 272.