On Your Devil

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.

’Uthaimeen on Steadfastness and Not Relying on Yourself

December 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “It is an obligation for a person to turn to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, because He is the One in whose Hands is the dominion of the heavens and the earth, so do not, for example, rely on the firmness of eemaan in your heart, relying on [the idea that] the Devil will not overcome you and that the desires of the soul that orders evil will not infiltrate you, rather always recourse back to Allaah, the Most High, and ask Him for steadfastness.”

Tafseer Surah Yaa Seen, p. 26.

Uthaimeen on Knowledge

November 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Knowledge is one of the best and most lofty types of worship and the greatest in benefit, and that is why you find the Devil keen to hinder a person from it.”

Fataawaa Nurun-alad-Darb, vol. 2, p. 12.

Striving Against the Devil

June 19, 2013 § 1 Comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, ‘Striving [JIhaad] against the Devil consists of two steps: that a person strives against him to repel uncertainties and doubts, and that he strives against him to repel corrupt intentions and desires.’”

Mukhtaaraat min Zaadil-Ma’aad, p. 116.

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