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 the Heart

September 5, 2014 § Leave a comment


Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “The heart is a vessel, when it is filled with something no space for anything else remains [in it], so when it is filled with the love of this world it becomes preoccupied with that instead of the love of Allaah عزوجل and His Messenger and [thus] a person becomes such that he has no interest except to gain [more and more].”

Sharh Bulugh al-Maraam, vol. 9, p. 366.

Acquiring Allaah’s Love

September 24, 2013 § Leave a comment


Muhammad ibn Nu’aim al-Mowsilee said, “Indeed the heart that loves Allaah, loves being exhausted and exerting itself for Allaah—verily Allaah’s Love is not acquired through comfort/relaxation.”

Majmoo’ Ar-Rasaa’il al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, vol. 3, p. 327.

Uthaimeen On the Greater Type of Punishment

May 14, 2013 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Many people think that being punished [for one’s sins] is only in those things that are external, like the body, wealth and children, but the reality is that the punishment of the sickness of the heart and its corruption is more severe and greater than the punishment through those things.”

Ahkaam minal-Qur’aanil-Karim, vol. 1, p. 87.

Ibn al-Qayyim, “Seek Out Your Heart in Three Places …”

February 3, 2013 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Seek out your heart in three places: when listening to the Quraan, in the gatherings of [Allaah’s] remembrance, and when [alone] in privacy, and if you do not find it in these places, then ask Allaah to grant you a heart – for verily, you do not have one.”

Fawaaidul-Fawaaid, p. 479.

Uthaimeen: Guard strictly [the practice] of always inspecting/investigating your heart …

February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Guard strictly [the practice] of always inspecting/investigating your heart.  For it may have the sickness of doubts or the sickness of desires, and everything–and all praise is for Allaah–has a cure.  So the Noble Quraan is a cure for doubts and desires.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 4, p. 22.

Uthaimeen: Orphans, the Poor and Your Heart

February 8, 2012 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Know that being kind to the weak, the orphans and the young places mercy in the heart, and softness, and tenderness and [a feeling of] turning to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic which none except those who have tried this can grasp.  So that which is fitting for you is that you have mercy on the young, that you have mercy on the orphans and that you have mercy on the poor so that there will be compassion and affection and mercy in your heart.”

Sharh Riyaadus-Saaliheen, vol. 3, p. 89.

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