Islaam, the Quraan and Old Age

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

’Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abi Ruwaad, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever does not take a lesson from three things will not take a lesson from anything: Islaam, the Quraan and old age.”

Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, 7/564.

The Master Reciter, The Shaikh of Islaam ’Abdullaah ibn Idrees [d. 192 ah]

February 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Imaam adh-Dhahabi said, “’Abdullaah ibn Idrees ibn Yazeed ibn ’Abdur-Rahmaan, the Imaam, the Great Memoriser [Haafidh], the Master Reciter [Expert in the Dialects of the Quraan, Muqri’], the Exemplary, The Shaikh of Islaam, Abu Muhammad al-Awdi, al-Kufi [d. 192 ah] …

About him Hussain al-’Anqaziyy said, ‘When death came upon [’Abdullaah] Ibn Idrees, may Allaah have mercy on him, his daughter wept, so he said, “Don’t cry, O Daughter, for I have finished reciting the Quraan in this house four thousand times.’”

Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa, vol. 7, p. 499.

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 on Leaving the Prayer Due to The Du’aa Performed in Tarawih Upon Completing the Recitation of the Quraan

August 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Some brothers who are eager to implement the Sunnah pray behind Imaams who perform a supplication upon completing the recitation of the Quraan [in tarawih], [and so in their eagerness to implement the Sunnah and avoid innovations] when the last rak’ah comes they leave it and part from the people using the argument that the supplication at the end of the completion of the recitation is an innovation [and it is but] this [i.e., leaving the prayer] is something which should not be done due to the discord created between the hearts and the alienation that occurs and because it is in opposition to what the Imaams held, for Imaam Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy on him, used to say that when a person prays behind an Imaam who performs Qunoot in the Fajr prayer he should follow him and say aameen to his supplication.”

48 Su’aal fis-Siyaam, p.54.

Uthaimeen Asked About Seeking Knowledge During I’tikaaf

August 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Does someone who is performing i’tikaaf negate its spirit by seeking knowledge?”  He replied, “There is no doubt that seeking knowledge is obedience to Allaah the Most High, but i’tikaaf is for specific forms of worship like prayer, dhikr, reciting the Quraan and things like that.”

Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 6, p. 501.

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.

They Recited, Ibn Baaz Explained and Then They Ate

February 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

Shaikh Khaalid ibn Abdur-Rahmaan ash-Shaayi’ said, “And I witnessed a Walimah the Shaikh had been invited to after ishaa.  After he had taken his place he asked those present how they were and was introduced to them, he then said, ‘Who will read something from the Quraan to us?’  So it was as though everyone relied on the next person to read, and thus they gave no answer.  So the Shaikh said, ‘Subhaanallaah!  Why aren’t you desirous of the reward?’  So one of those there read something and after he finished reciting the Shaikh started to explain the excellence of reciting and then he explained the very verses that were recited. He then listened to some questions and answered them.  After which he requested a second person to read, then a third, and he kept explaining the aayahs that were recited until the food was brought.”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 142.

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