Saturday, 19 May 2018

[Quote] On Not Being Scared that You Could Enter the Fire

Imaam adh-Dhahabi, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Anyone who isn’t afraid that he might be in the Fire is deceived and has deemed himself secure from Allaah’s Plan.” [cf. Quran 7:99]

Siyaru A’laamin-Nubalaa. vol. 6, p. 291.

[Quote] Uthaimeen on Always Thinking About the Evil Eye

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen said, “The Evil Eye is true and something established, and if there was something that would’ve outdone qadar it would’ve been the Evil Eye. What is there that can repel its evil?

A number of things: firstly, that a person uses the legislated supplications which are recited in the morning and evening. Secondly: That he doesn’t pay it attention and that it shouldn’t be on his mind, because perhaps if he does pay it attention and it is on his mind, that thought might overcome him until he is afflicted by it or starts thinking that he is afflicted by it when he isn’t. A person must be strong, reliant upon Allaah عز وجل, entrusting his affairs to Him.”

At-Ta’leeq ala Saheeh Muslim, vol. 1, pp. 654-655.

Monday, 2 April 2018

[Quote] Uthaimeen On Repentance

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Turning back to Allaah is by feeling remorseful at what one has done, and wishing one hadn’t done the sin, and by resolving not to go back to it in the future—it is not a condition that a person doesn’t do that sin again, the condition is that he resolves not to go back to it—then if it does so happen that his soul entices him and he does it again, his initial repentance for that earlier sin is sound, but he must repent afresh from the following sin which he has just committed.”

Al-Liqaa ash-Shahri, 37.

[Quote] Some of the fruits of treating the people nicely by Ibn ul-Qayyim رحمه الله

The great scholar Ibn ul-Qayyim (رحمه الله) mentions:

"There's nothing more beneficial for the heart than treating the people with kindness and wishing good for them. Because by treating the people in that way, then; 

• if it is a stranger you will gain his love and affection, 

• if it is a friend and beloved one you will maintain his companionship and love, 

• and as for a hated enemy then you will extinguish his firebrand with your kindness and suffice              against his evil."

He (رحمه الله) also mentions: 

"The one who treats the people in a nice way and has good suspicion about them, his intention will be in a good condition, he will feel at ease, his heart will be well and Allah will protect him from any evil and calamities."

Translated by 'Abdurrahīm Ibn Muhammad Al-Hadhramī.
​Published on
​Source: Madarij-us-Salikin 2/511.

يقول ابن القيّم - رحمه الله

فليس للقلب أنفع من معاملة الناس باللطف وحب الخير لهم فإن معاملة الناس بذلك إما أجنبي فتكتسب مودّته ومحبته ، وإما صاحب وحبيب فتستديم صحبته ومودّته ، وإما عدوٌّ مبغض فتُطفئ بلطفك جمرته وتستكفي شره

وقال أيضا رحمه الله: ومن حمل الناس على المحامل الطيبة وأحسن الظنّ بهم سلمت نيته وانشرح صدره وعوفي قلبه وحفظه الله من السّوء والمكاره

 2/511 مدارج السالكين 

Saturday, 30 December 2017

[Quote] Beware of I, mine, and I possess

And the Muslim should be aware of misusing "I", "mine" and "I possess", because Iblees, Fir'aun and Qaaroon were indeed tried with these three expressions...

{I am better than him} [Surah Saad 38:76] is the statement of Iblees,

{mine is the dominion of Egypt} [Surah Az-Zukhruf 43:51] is the statement of Fir'aun, and

{This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.} [Surah Al-Qasas 28:78] is the statement of Qaaroon.

The best place to put "I" is when the worshipper (of Allah) says: I am the sinful, mistaken, forgiveness seeking, confessing worshipper (of Allah). And "mine" when he says: the sin is mine, the fault is mine, the indigence is mine, the poverty is mine and the lowness is mine. And "I possess" when he says: (Oh Allah) forgive me what I have committed (from sins) intentionally, jokingly, mistakenly, purposely, and I possess (within me is) all of that. [This du'a is part of a whole du'a reported in Sahih Muslim 2138]

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, may Allah have mercy upon him

Translated by 'Abdurrahīm Ibn Muhammad Al-Hadhramī.
​Published on
​Source: Zaad-ul-Ma'aad 2/434.

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله : وليحذر المسلم من طغيان " أنا "، " ولي "، " وعندي "، فإن هذه الألفاظ الثلاثة ابتلي بها إبليس ، وفرعون ، وقارون، ف {أنا خير منه} لإبليس، و {لي ملك مصر}  لفرعون، و {إنما أوتيته على علم عندي} لقارون. وأحسن ما وضعت " أنا " في قول العبد : أنا العبد المذنب، المخطئ، المستغفر، المعترف. " ولي "، في قوله: لي الذنب، ولي الجرم، ولي المسكنة، ولي الفقر والذل ، " وعندي " في قوله: اغفر لي جدي، وهزلي، وخطئي، وعمدي، وكل ذلك عندي
زاد المعاد /2/ 434

Saturday, 2 December 2017

[Audio] Stick To The Sunnah And Beware Of Separating From It / By Shaykh Ahmad As-Subay'ee

Shaykh Ahmad As-Subay'ee حفظه الله

From the 8th Annual Knowledge-Base Seminar of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhāb

Date September 15, 16 & 17

Masjid Ahlil Hadeeth, Philadelphia, Pa

Translated by Abu ‘Abdis Salaam Siddiq Al Juyaanee

Sunday, 26 November 2017

[Quote] If a Salafi Goes Astray Due to You! by Shaykh ‘Āyid Ash-Shamri

Shaykh ‘Āyid Ash-Shamri  (may Allah preserve him) stated:

This salafi, if he was to go astray due to you, due to your character, due to your harshness, due to your evil thoughts and your lies upon him–if he was to go astray (because of this), you will be held accountable (for that) on the Day of Judgment. This salafi who teaches the books of the Salaf in opposition to the Ikhwānis, in opposition to the Tablīghis, in opposition to the Takfīris, in opposition to the Ashā‘irah and the Sūfis, he teaches Tawhīd, the Sunnah and Salāh–if he was to stop the classes because of you and your tale-carrying, you will be questioned (about this) in front of Allah (‘azza wa-jall). Therefore fear Allah O brothers!

Source: Sharh at-Tadmuriyyah

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
4th of Safar, 1438 (11-03-2016)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC