July 18, 2020 § Leave a comment
Ibn Baaz said, “Repentance nullifies what went before it and wipes it out, alhamdulillah, so don’t have anything [negative] in your heart about that, you must have good thoughts about your Lord, believing that He has turned in repentance to you if you are truthful in your repentance, because He said, “Turn to Allah in repentance all together, O believers, so that you may be successful,” so He attached success to repentance, whoever repents has succeeded, so you must have good thoughts about your Lord, [believing] that He will accept your repentance if you are truthful in it and regret what you did and leave doing it, resolving not to go back to it. And beware of the whispers of the devil [waswās].”
April 22, 2020 § Leave a comment
Abū Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “Some of the Companions of the Prophet ﷺ came and asked him, ‘We find in ourselves something that is too awful for any of us to speak of.’ He said, ‘Do you really find that?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘That is clear faith.’” Muslim, no. 340.
Imām an-Nawawī said, “Meaning, ‘Your regarding talking about this as something great is clear faith, for your deeming it something great and the severity of your fear from it and from saying it, let alone believing it, only comes from someone who has completed faith unquestionably and [someone] from whom doubts and uncertainty have been driven away.
And it is said that its meaning is that Shaitān only whispers to the ones he has given up hope of misleading so he distresses and troubles them with whispers due to his inability to misguide them. So then the meaning of the ḥadīth is: the cause of the whisperings is pure faith or whisperings are the sign of pure faith.”
Al-Minhaj Sharh Sahih Muslim ibn al-Hallaaj, of an-Nawawa, vol. 1, p. 333.