رَبِّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ
'My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Jannaah'
(At-Tahreem 66:11)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Comforts & Luxuries

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Sheikh Muhammad ibn Salih al-Uthaimeen رحمه الله تعالى said:

"The more people increase in comfort and luxury and the more they open up before the people [with the Dunya], the more evils will open up before them. It is comfort and luxury that destroys a person. Because if a person was to concern himself with comfort and luxury and providing enjoyment to his body, he will become negligent of providing enjoyment to his heart, and his greatest worry will become providing enjoyment to this body that is doomed to become worms and rotten.

This is the ordeal, and this is what has harmed people today. You can hardly find anyone except that they say: "What is our palace? What is our car? What is our furniture? What is our food?" Even those who study [Islaamic] knowledge, some of them only study in order to gain rank or status to reach the blessings of the Dunya. As if man was not created for a significant purpose. The Dunya and its blessings are only a means, nothing more. We ask Allaah to make us and you use it as a means.

Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله تعالى said:
"A person should use money as he uses a donkey to ride, and as he uses the toilet to relieve himself."

These are the ones who know money and its value. So do not make money your greatest worry, rather ride on money, for if you do not ride on it, it will ride on you, and your worry will become the Dunya.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Not Everyone Is Suitable To Be Your Friend


Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى said:

Know that the greatest of losses is for you to be preoccupied with one who will bring you nothing but a loss in your time with Allaah سبحانه و تعالى  and being cut off from Him, a wasting your time with the person, a weakening of your energy, and the dispersing of your resolve. So, if you are tested with this – and you must be tested with this – deal with him according to how Allaah would wish, and be patient with him as much as possible. Get closer to Allaah and His Pleasure by way of this person, and make your getting together with him something to benefit from, not something to incur a loss from.

Don’t just be patient


Don’t just be patient, be patient and along with that hope for a reward from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى for your patience during your calamity

Sheikh ibn Uthaimeen رحمه الله تعالى said, 
 
Indeed when a person faces calamities with patience [but] without hoping for a reward from Allaah, the calamity will become an expiation for his sins. And if he shows patience along with hoping for a reward [from Allaah], then along with being an expiation for his sins it becomes a good recompense and reward. And the meaning of hoping for Allaah’s reward [al-Ihtisaab] is that a person believes that he will soon be rewarded for the patience [he is showing], so he makes good his thoughts about Allaah and thus Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, will give him [a reward] according to what he thought of Him.”

{At-Ta’leeq alaa Saheeh Muslim, p. 342}.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Venerating the Month of Allaah


O’ people! Fear Allaah, the Most High, and venerate your month, i.e. Muharram, with the obedience of your Lord because Allaah has honored it and made it virtuous. The Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him, said: “The BEST fast after Ramadhan is the month of Allaah, Muharram.
[Muslim]

It is one of the four sacred months wherein acts of obedience and abandoning sins are highly emphasized. Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى says:

مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ فَلاَ تَظْلِمُواْ فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ

“…of them four are sacred (Muharram, Rajab, Dhul-Qi’dah, Dhul-Hijjah). That is the right religion, so wrong yourselves not therein.”
[At-Tawbah 9:36]

On the authority of Abi Hurairah رضي اللّه عنـه said: “When the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم  arrived in Al-Medina he found that the Jews would fast the tenth of Muharram. So he صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said: “What is this?” They said: “This is a GREAT day. Allaah saved Moosaa عليه السلام and the Children of Israel in it and Moosaa would fast it (so this is why we fast it).”

The Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:
We have more right to Moosaa than you do.” So he fasted it and ordered the people to do the same.
[Bukhaari & Muslim]

And he صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:

Fasting the tenth of Muharram expiates the (minor) sins of the previous year.”
[Muslim]

So fast the ninth and tenth of Muharram, may Allaah have mercy upon you all, so that your (minor) sins (of the last year) can be expiated and follow the guidance of your Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم. And whoever has difficulty fasting and Allaah knows that if it wasn’t for this reason he would fast, then let him rejoice with receiving the reward from The King, All-Knowing, especially if he regularly would fast these days, i.e. the ninth and tenth of Muharram each year.

Because the Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:

Whoever becomes sick or travels will have the reward of that which he does while he is healthy and present."
[Bukhaari]

On the tenth of Muharram, Allaah saved Moosaa عليه السلام, and his people from Fir’aun and his army. Moosaa عليه السلام invited him to the worship of his Lord however he was arrogant and refused saying:

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The most diseased form of Gheeba


Ibn Jawzi (رحمه الله) said,

The most diseased form of backbiting is when people induce others to stay away from some people, while having others look towards them. They combine the acts of dispraising the one mentioned, earning praise for themselves. Due to their ignorance they are oblivious to the fact that they are falling into two sins: backbiting and showing-off. 

Who is 'TRULY' fortunate?


Sheikh-ul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) mentioned in his Majmū’:

The (truly) fortunate one (is he who) seeks forgiveness for the mistakes, and is patient upon the calamities, just as Allāh says: {So be patient. Verily, the Promise of Allāh is true, and ask forgiveness for your fault}in [Sūrah Ghāfir 40:55].”

[Majmū’ Al-Fatāwā 8/454]

Between You & the One in the Grave

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It is reported that Al-Hasan Al-Basrī (رحمه الله) once said during the funeral of a man:

May Allāh have mercy on the man who works for the likes of this day; for today you are able to do what these brothers of yours, the residents of these graves, cannot do. So make full use of your health and free time before the day of distress and accounts comes upon you.

{Ibn Abī Al-Dunyā, Dhamm Al-Dunyāarticle 53}

Do you want Allaah to reciprocate your evil with gooness?


Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى said, 

“Whoever would love that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى reciprocates his evil with goodness, let him reciprocate the evil people do towards him with goodness.”

{Miftaah Daaris-Sa’aadah, vol.1, pg. 292}

SINS...

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Sheikh ibn Uthaimeen رحمه الله تعالى said, 

“If you see that you have turned away from something from Allaah’s Religion or you see that you have turned away from the Book of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, either from reciting its [actual] words, or reciting it [by pondering over] its meaning, or reciting it by acting on it, then it is obligatory on you to cure yourself – and know that the cause of that turning away is SINS.”

{Tafsir Surah al-Maa’idah, vol. 1, pg. 483}

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Those who are known for insulting the companions

كَنْزُالأَطْفاَل
(The Childrens' Treasure)

Authored by: Dr. Faisal Az-Zanâmi al Wâdi'ee

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Taught by: Umm Hyatt al-Amerikiyyah  حفظها الله

Question 77
Who are those who are known for insulting the companions?

Answer:
The Râfidah (الرَّافِضَة). 

Sheikh Uthaimeen رحمه الله mentioned that the Râfidah are from the Shia sect. The Shia are basically general and the Rafidah are specific. Every Shia is not a Râfidah and but every Râfidah is from the Shia sect. Râfidah are considered disbelievers.

Sheikh Yahya (حفظه الله) mentioned the following hadith:

Imām al-Barbahārī (رحمه الله) stated: “Know that Allaah’s Messenger (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) said: “My ummah will divide into 73 sects, all of them will be in the Fire except for one, and that is the Jamā’ah.” It was said, “And who are they, O' Allaah’s Messenger?” He responded,That which I and my Companions are upon today.” 
 (Tirmidhi)

Sheikh Saleh al Fawzan (حفظه الله) mentioned that: 

"The Râfidah are NOT considered brothers of the Muslims because they are disbelievers." 

Therefore the Râfidah are NOT considered from the 73 sects. 

They are disbelievers. They are called Râfidah from the word '(rafada)' which means 'to rejector or refuse.' The Râfidi rejected Zayd ibn ‘Ali ibn Hussein. The Râfidah insult Abu Bakr and Umar رضي الله عنهم and make them disbelievers saying that they disbelieved after Iman. The Râfidah came to Zayd ibn Ali to inquire after Abu Bakr and Umar رضي الله عنهم and Zayd praised them replied that: 'they were both ministers of my grandfather.' Because of this statement they then rejected Zayd ibn Ali. They claim love for Ahl-al-Bayt -- praising them and going overboard in their love for them. 


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