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“…There are four matters…”

The servant is not afflicted with a punishment greater in severity than the hardening of the heart and its being distant from Allaah. The Fire was created to melt the hardened heart, this heart which is the most distant of … Continue reading

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Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Shaqique Ibne Ibrahim rahmatullahi alayh says: People seem to agree with me when they say that they believe in four things, but their actions belie what they claim to believe:- 1 They say that they are slaves (bondsmen) of Allah … Continue reading

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“Eight things”

A Scholar once asked his student: You have accompanied me for a long period of time, so what have you learnt? … He replied : “Eight things” The first: I looked at the creation and found that every person has … Continue reading

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Preoccupying with one who will bring you nothing but a loss

“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 Allah – the Mighty and Majestic – and being cut off from Him, a … Continue reading

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Radiant Pages From The (examples) of The Worship of The Scholars

Ibn Al Juwziee said: Whoever does not read the stories of the Salaf and the path that they tread, he can never tread that path.  It is befitting for a person to know and understand that the nature of an individual … Continue reading

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The Flavor of the Heart

Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim, rahimahullah said: If you would like to draw a conclusion of what is contained in someone’s heart then use as a proof the movements of his tongue, for surely, he will show you what is contained in his heart … Continue reading

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The Levels Of The People in the Hereafter

So these are the levels of the people, and their ranks in the Abode of the Hereafter, as mentioned by Ibnul Qayyim rahimullah, and they are eighteen in number. The highest level is that of the Messengers, may Allah extol … Continue reading

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Letter of Admonition by Abu Ad Dardaa

Abdur-Rahmaan bin Muhammad al-Muhaaribi narrated that Abu-d-Dardaa’, Allah be pleased with him, once sent a letter to one of his brethren, and after greeting him with the peace of Allah, blessed be His Name, he wrote: ‘My dear brother, remember … Continue reading

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Remember!

Remember that with the rise in temperatures there will be an evident rise in fahisha/shamelessness and all types of immodesty that will surround you and I. Remember to guard your eyes and guard your faith for these are the times … Continue reading

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“…As if you weren’t meant to expire and be forgotten?”

This is a beautiful admonishment I came across yesterday. It is from Imam Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullah). Please take this reminder to heart, act upon it and share with those that you love for them what you love for yourself (admonishment, … Continue reading

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One Day You’ll Wake Up and Realize

One Day You’ll Wake Up and Realize That The Sun Has Risen From The West And The Doors Of Forgiveness Are CLOSED The Qur’ân and Sunnah speak frequently and emphatically about the fact that a worshipper who repents and asks … Continue reading

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In times of calamity

In times of calamity, people divide into four levels Q: What is the ruling on one who becomes discontented when he is afflicted by calamity?   A: In times of calamity, people divide into four different levels: The First Level: … Continue reading

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Our Inner vs. Outer Condition

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…And the believer – subhan Allah, glory be to You, O Lord – is liked by everyone no matter what. Why? The believer isn’t fake. There is nothing you can hold against him. What … Continue reading

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True Men Are Known in Times of Hardship

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…Those who gave Bay’at ar-Ridwan beneath the tree at Hudaybiyah were 1,400 men. When was this? It was in Dhu al-Qi’dah 6 AH. When the treaty was solidified and Quraysh stood aside and held … Continue reading

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Fearing that Wealth is your only Reward

‘Abd Al-Rahmân b. ‘Awf – Allâh be pleased with him – was once brought some food, and he had been fasting. He said: Mus‘ab b. ‘Umayr was killed, and he was better than me and he was buried with a … Continue reading

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Between The Past And The Future

Your life in the present moment is in between the past and the future. So what has preceded can be rectified by tawbah (repentance), nadam (regret) and istighfar (seeking Allaah’s forgiveness). And this is something that will neither tire you, … Continue reading

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The wise one..

A precious Advice: The wise one is the one who uses what he is blessed with to aid those who are less than him Wahab ibn Munabih advices: “Distance yourself and honour yourself, raise yourself from the foolish and the … Continue reading

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Keep only a few friends

Sufyaan Ath-Thawri: A True Mountain of Knowledge & the Leader of Believers in Hadeeth Sufyaan ath-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him) said that one foolishly compromised one’s religion when one kept too many friends. Having too many acquain…tances diverts … Continue reading

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Abu Darda on Dunyaa

I chose to share with you some wisdoms from Abu-d-Dardaa’, radhiallaahu `anhu, for two simple reasons: One is that he was a wise admonisher and ascetic known for his extensive knowledge and devotion, and the other is that we live … Continue reading

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When Times Get Hard, Pray !!!

Hudhayfah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “Whenever the matter became serious the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would pray.” Collected by Abu Dawud (1319) and others. [Graded as being Hasan by Sheikh al-Albaani (may Allaah have … Continue reading

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Umar b. Abd Al-Aziz on the Way of the Believers

Ibn Shihâb reports: ‘Umar b. ‘Abd Al-’Azîz – Allah have mercy on him, said, “The Messenger of Allâh – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – and the authorities (leaders of the Muslims, the Caliphs ) after him set … Continue reading

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The Zuhd of the Righteous [Kitab al-Zuhd by Imam Ahmad]

Statements of Abul-‘Aliyah [Taken from Imam Ahmad’s Kitab al-Zuhd]: “There will come a time upon the people when the Qur’an shall become ruins and disappear from their chests; they shall find no sweetness or delight in it. If they fall … Continue reading

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Imam Malik meets Imam Abu Hanifa

Before Malik and Abu-Hanifa’s encounter, Imam Malik used to say, “Beware of the people of opinion.” Abu-Hanifa’s school was called the “school of opinion.” Before their meeting, there was a lot of talk and exchange of letters but they only … Continue reading

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Praise of, and Thanks to Allah

بِحَمْدِك ‏‏ذِي‏‏ الْإِكْرَامِ‏‏ مَا ‏‏رُمْت ‏‏أَبْتَدِي ~~~~‏ ‏كَثِيرًا‏‏ كَمَا‏‏ تَرْضَاهُ‏‏ بِغَيْرِ تَحَدُّدِ ‏ With Your prolific praise, O Owner of Honour, I desire to begin A limitless praise, with which You are Pleased The author begins by praising Allah ‘azza … Continue reading

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The Invocation of God – On the Paths to Happiness

The Invocation of God – On the Paths to Happiness Ibn Qayyim Al-Jaqziyya *******In the name of Allah, Merciful and Compasionate******* There is neither stregnth nor power save in Allah Almighty.  It is Allah we impore and whose answer we … Continue reading

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Sayings of the Salaf

he biogra “And if they (referring to us) believe the way you believe then they (sahabah) will be guided. And if they do not then they are misguided / deviant. Allah will deal with them and Allah Sees and Hears all…” [2:137] … Continue reading

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Troubled in aspects of Deen

Troubled in aspects of Deen: Imam Shafies response And ath-Thahabee mentions from al-Muzanee that he said: “I knew that if anyone could rid me of a troubling concern about an issue of tawheed, it would be ash-Shaafi’ee. So I went … Continue reading

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Imam Sufyaan ath-Thawri (rahimahullah) wrote in a letter of advice to one of his Brothers in Islam:

Imam Sufyaan ath-Thawri (rahimahullah) wrote in a letter of advice to one of his Brothers in Islam: “….The most wise of the wise ones, is he who enters Paradise because of a sin he perpetrated: He places his sin before … Continue reading

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Imam Sufyaan (rahimahullah) once wrote in a letter of advice

Imam Sufyaan (rahimahullah) once wrote in a letter of advice: “…Allah (azza wa jal) says: “And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteouness, etc).” (Qur’an 2:197) Piety here means staying away … Continue reading

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“From Sufyaan ibn Sa’eed to ‘Abbaad ibn ‘Abbaad

“From Sufyaan ibn Sa’eed to ‘Abbaad ibn ‘Abbaad Peace be upon you. All praise is for Allaah, and none has the right to be worshipped but Him. To proceed: I advise you to fear Allaah, for if you fear Allaah, … Continue reading

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Imam Sufyaan once wrote to one of his Muslim brothers

Imam Sufyaan once wrote to one of his Muslim brothers May Allaah, with His Mercy, protect both me and you from the Hellfire. I advise both you and myself to fear Allaah. And I warn you not to turn to … Continue reading

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‘Ibaadah and Adherence to the Masjid

al-Hasan al-Basri said, “Whoever competes with you in your Deen, then compete with him, but whoever competes with you in your Dunya, then throw it to him” It was said to Naafi’. “What did Ibn ‘Umar used to do in … Continue reading

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“O Allaah, make me from amongst the few”

Narrated from Ibn Jad’aan: ‘Umar (radhi’Allaahu ‘anhu) heard a man say, “O Allaah, make me from amongst the few” so he said “Ya ‘Abdallaah! And who are the few?” He said, “I heard Allaah say ‘And none believed in him … Continue reading

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Hurry to the compassionate brother who gives sincere advice.”

Sufyan ath-Thawree reported that Abu Dharr al-Ghafari was with al-Ka’b when he said: “O People, I am Jundub al-Ghafari, hurry to the compassionate brother who gives sincere advice.” The people gathered around him, and he said: “Do you not know … Continue reading

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Ten Useless Matters

Imam Ibn ul-QayyimAal-Jawziyyah There are ten useless matters: 1. Knowledge that is not acted on 2. The deed that has neither sincerity nor is based on following the righteous examples of others 3. Money that is hoarded, as the owner … Continue reading

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The Doors Of Success

Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Shaqeeq Ibn Ibaraheem said: “The doors of success have been closed upon the creation because of six things: 1) Their busying themselves with the blessings of Allaah instead of thanking Allaah for them, 2) their … Continue reading

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Advice To Those Who Feel Proud

Hasan Basri adviced some of his students admonishing them about avoiding the state of being proud. He said; 1) Do not deceive yourself into being too proud becuase you are in a good or righteous environment, for there is no … Continue reading

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Humble, Sincere Advice From A Worshipper

It is reported that a man was closely watching Bishr As-Sulaimi, who was prolonging his prayer and praying it well. When Bishr completed his prayer, he said to the man, “Do not be decieved by what you have seen from … Continue reading

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Time Is Precious

Al-Hasan Al-Basri said: I have met people for whom time was more precious to them than how preciously you people covet coins of gold and silver. And Al-Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, also said: There is not … Continue reading

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Garbage Dump

It was narrated that Abu Al-Ashhab said: ” ‘Umar passed by a garbage dump and stopped there, and it was as if his companions were bothered by it (the smell). He said, ‘This is the world of yours which you … Continue reading

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‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab And His Zuhd

It was narrated from Ash-Shifa’ Bint ‘Abdullaah that she saw some people who walked slowly and spoke slowly. She asked, “Who are these (people)?” They said, “They are Ascetics (people who forsake the pleasures of this world).” She said, “By … Continue reading

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Sound Advice From ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab once said to Al-Ahnaf Ibn Qais: “O Ahnaf, the more one laughs, the less dignity will he posses. Whoever jokes (excessively or indecently) is a person who will be taken lightly. Whoever does something frequently will become … Continue reading

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Ten Lessons Ibn al-Mubarak Taught Us

‘Abdullah bin al-Mubarak was a scholar known for simultaneously combining numerous traits of virtue. In fact, his friends would sit and count all of the good things that were part of his character and personality. adh-Dhahabi related that they said: … Continue reading

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“I know exactly who you are…”

Abu Bakr said: “Let not any Muslim belittle another Muslim, for the lowest of the Muslims is great in the Sight of Allah.” Wahb (bin al-Munabbih) said: “When Allah Created the Garden of Eden, He looked to it and said: … Continue reading

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Hearts of the Hereafter

Ibn Mas’ud said to his companions, ‘You fast and pray more than the Companions of Muhammad (sal’Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) but they were better than you.’ They asked, ‘How so?’ He replied, ‘They were more abstinent of this world and … Continue reading

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Remember Allah

A man once asked Abû Al-Dardâ’ – Allah be pleased with him – for advice. He said: Remember Allah in good times and He will mention you in hard times. When you remember those who have passed away, consider yourself … Continue reading

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A Benefit From Damascus

Ibn Abee Haatim(.328H) Rahimahullaah said ‘I entered Damascus and came upon the students of hadeeth, and I passed by the circle of Qaasim al Joo’ee (d.248 AH). I found a  group sitting around him and he was speaking. Their appearance amazed … Continue reading

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Inspirational Words

Every Punishment from Him is pure justice and every blessing from Him is pure grace. (Majmoo-ul-Fataawaa , 10/85) Whoever desires everlasting bliss, let him adhere firmly to the threshold of servitude. (Ibn al-Qayyim, al-Madaarij 1/531) The Lord loves to be … Continue reading

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An Insult with a Gift [Backbiting]

It is reported that ‘Abd Al-Rahmān b. Mahdī – Allāh have mercy on him – said, “If it were not for the fact I hate that Allah is disobeyed, I would have wished that no one remain in this city … Continue reading

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Holy Man

Abû Al-Dardâ` once wrote to Salmân Al-Fârsî: Come to the Holy Land. [Salmân] wrote back, “Verily, the land does not make anyone holy; it is the deeds of a man that make him pure.” Al-Dhahabî, SIyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ 1:549.

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True Goodness

It is reported that ‘Alî b. Abî Tâlib – Allâh be pleased with him – said: Goodness is not in your wealth and offspring being plentiful; true goodness is when your [good] deeds are plenty and you have great understanding … Continue reading

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Praise be to Allâh for this Calamity

It is reported that Shurayh – Allâh have mercy on him – said, “If I am afflicted with a calamity, I praise Allâh for it four times: I praise Him because it wasn’t worse than it was, I praise Him … Continue reading

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The Madhab of Imam Malik

Ma’an b. ‘Îsâ reports that Imâm Mâlik said, “I am but a man. I make mistakes sometimes and I am correct sometimes, so examine my opinions and accept anything that agrees with the Book and Sunnah; and leave anything that … Continue reading

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No poverty after Paradise and no wealth in the Fire

It is reported that Jundub b. ‘Abdillâh Al-Bajalî – Allah be pleased with him – was once asked for advice and instruction. He said: I advise you to fear Allâh and obey Him (taqwâ) and I advise you to adhere … Continue reading

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The Muhaddith: Protector of the Sunnah

It is reported that once, a heretic was brought to Harun al-Rashid (the ‘Abbasi Khalif) who subsequently ordered his execution. The heretic said to him, ‘Why are you executing me?’ He said, ‘To relieve the worshippers of you (and your … Continue reading

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Seeking out the Fawa’id

One piece of advice I’ll never forget is when it was said to me (or did I read it somewhere?) that: ‘Whatever situation you find yourself in, derive a point of benefit.’ The last 3 weeks (and beforehand) for me have … Continue reading

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Sujood of the Heart

It was said to one of the Salaf: ‘Does the heart prostrate?’ And he said: ‘Yes, by Allah. It prostrates such that it doesn’t lift its head until it meets Allah, `azza wa jall.’ Ibn al-Qayyim: ‘This points to the … Continue reading

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To His Majesty We Bow and Rise

Not many of us realise the subtle and hidden secrets that lie behind our movements in salah (prayer). Some of us may even rush through it without giving much thought to the hidden intricacies and the hidden beauty. How many … Continue reading

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Quotes & Wise Words

‘There is nothing more beneficial for a slave than his truthfulness to his Lord in all circumstances. Whoever proves true to Allah in all his affairs, Allah will give him what He does not give others… and the most truthful … Continue reading

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Sit with the People!

Sit with the people قال هارون بن عبد الله الحمال: جاءني أحمد بن حنبل بالليل فدق البال علي. فقلت من هذا؟ فقال: أنا أحمد. فبادرت إليه فمساني ومسيته قلت: حاجة يا أبا عبد الله؟ قال: نعم شغلت اليوم قلبي قلت: … Continue reading

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Even if…

Some selections from Ibn Muflih’s book, ’Adab al-Shar’iyyah’: Al-Hasan al-Basri: ‘Even if their horses amble and stroll with them, even if their riders flutter along with them, indeed the bitterness of disobedience still lies in their hearts. And Allah `azza wa … Continue reading

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‘… So long as you are not overjoyed or grieved by it…’

قال الإمام أحمد – رحمه الله Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) said: إن لكل شيء كرم وكرم القلب الرضاء عن الله عز وجل ‘Everything has nobility in it, and the nobility of the heart is to be pleased with Allah, `azza wa … Continue reading

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‘Ibaadah: A reflection of ‘ilm

Hasan al-Basri (rahimahullaah): “I saw a people from the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) saying: ‘Whoever acts without knowledge, then that which he corrupts and ruins is greater than that which he sets aright. The … Continue reading

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When a Single Mistake Leads You to Become an Imam for the Ummah

How often we frown at ourselves when we make mistakes in life, and indeed how often we become disheartened when we fall into error! But yet how little we realise that sometimes it’s these small mistakes that shape our lives … Continue reading

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Allah Does Not Disappoint

In one of Shaykh Muhammad Mukhtar al-Shanqiti’s tapes on ‘Yaqin’ (certainty), he mentions the story of a scholar who was once afflicted with poverty… The scholar had just completed writing the tafseer of the Qur’an but due to his poor … Continue reading

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‘By My Knowledge of your heart…’

A powerful narration: وخرجه الطبراني من حديث أنس عن النبي (صلى الله عليه وسلم): يقول الله عز وجل: إن من عبادي من لا يصلح إيمانه إلا بالفقر وإن بسطت عليه أفسده ذلك , و إن من عبادي من لا يصلح … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Kitab al-Zuhd by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Statements of Salman al-Farisi “O Jarir, lower yourself for Allah. Indeed whoever lowers himself for Allah `azza wa jall in this world, will be raised by Him on the Day of Judgment.” “The most sinful amongst the people, are those … Continue reading

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Qatada’s Statement

Qatada (rahimahullah) said: “Whoever has taqwa of Allah (consciousness), then Allah will be with him. And whoever Allah is with, then such a person has with him the Victorious Group that can never be defeated, the Guard Who never falls asleep, and the … Continue reading

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Levels of Jannah‏

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The people of Jannah will look at the people dwelling in the chambers above them in the same way that people look at a brilliant star shining far away on the horizon, … Continue reading

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‘On what have you based your dependence on Allaah?’

Narrated Muhammad ibn Abi Imran, “I heard a man asking Hatim al-Asamm: ‘On what have you based your dependence on Allaah?’ He said: ‘On four points: I knew that my sustenance cannot be eaten by someone else and I am … Continue reading

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Ibadah Preserves You

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali: “And whoever is mindful of Allah (and keeps to His boundaries) in his youth during his years of strength, then Allah will preserve him in his old age when his strength weakens. And He will allow him … Continue reading

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