March 16, 2021 § Leave a comment
Masrūq said, “I haven’t envied anyone the way I do a believer in the grave, relieved from the hardships of the world, safe from Allaah’s Punishment,” and in another wording, “There is no home better for the believer than the grave, relieved from the world’s worries, safe from Allaah’s Punishment.”
Dhikrul-Mawt, p. 38, ṣaḥīḥ.
May 21, 2020 § 2 Comments
One of Ibn al-Qayyim’s students was Ibn Rajab. Imām Marʿī ibn Yūsuf al-Karmī said about him:
“He is the Shaikh, the Imām, the ʿAllāmah, the Abstemious, the Exemplar, The Blessing, The Ḥāfiẓ, The Chief Scholar, The Trustworthy, The Proof/The Authority, The Admonisher of the Muslims, the Instructor of the Scholars of Ḥadīth, Zainud-Dīn, father of al-Faraj, ʿAbdur-Raḥmān son of the Shaikh, the Imām, the Master Reciter, the Scholar of Ḥadīth, Aḥmad ibn Rajab, al-Baghdādī, ad-Dimashqī, the Hanbalī, one of the Abstemious Imāms, the Worshipping-Scholar, the Ḥadīth-Scholar, who passed away in 795ah [1393ce] in Damascus.
The gravedigger who dug out his grave said:
“Shaikh Ibn Rajab came [to me] a few days before his death and said, ‘Dig my grave there,’ and he pointed to an area. I dug it out and when I finished he lowered himself in to it and lay down, and liked it and then said:
‘This is good.’
Then he climbed out.
By Allāh it was only a matter of days until he was brought to me, deceased, being carried on his bier, so I buried him in that [very] grave.’”
Ash-Shahādah az-Zakiyyah fī Thanāʾil-Aʾimmah ʿalā Ibn Taymiyyah, pp. 49-50.
September 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The statement made about a dead person that, ‘He has been buried in his final resting place,’ is haram and not permissible, since when you say, ‘… in his final resting place,’ then according to that the grave is the last thing for him, and that implies a denial of the Resurrection.”
Fataawa Arkaan al-Islaam p. 243.
February 8, 2014 § 1 Comment
“The time for the car that was accorded to him and people like him by the government had expired and they wanted to change it to something newer.
So Ibn Baaz said, ‘What’s wrong with this one?’
He was told that its time had expired and so, ‘What would you like instead, Eminent Shaikh?’
‘What types of car are available?’ he asked.
So they mentioned a Cadillac, Mercedes, Ford, Buick and others.
He said, ‘And the Caprice?’
They said, ‘It doesn’t befit your rank.’
He replied, ‘Why? Isn’t the grave one [and the same for everyone]?’”
Jawaanib min Seeratil-Imaam ’Abdul-’Aziz Ibn Baaz, p. 128.