Saturday, June 2, 2012
Fawaa'id: Points of Benefit by Imaam Ibnul Qayyim al Jawziyyah
"There is no doubt that the heart becomes covered with rust, just as metal dishes-silver, & their like- become rusty. So the rust of the heart is polished with dhikr (remembrance of Allaah), for dhikr polishes the heart until it becomes like a shiny mirror.
However, when dhikr is abandoned, the rust returns, & when it commences then the heart again begins to be cleansed.
Thus the heart becoming rusty is due to two matters:
Sins & Ahafah (neglecting the remembrance of Allaah).
Likewise, it is cleansed & polished by two things:
Istighfaar (seeking Allaah's forgiveness) & dhikr."
Al-Fudayl bin Iyaad said:
لا يبلغ العبد حقيقة الإيمان حتى يعد البلاء نعمة والرخاء مصيبة وحتى لا يحب أن يحمد على عبادة الله
A servant does not reach (taste, acquire) the reality of eemaan until he considers tribulation (calamity) to be a blessing and comfort (opulence) to be a calamity, and until he loves not that he should be praised for worship of Allaah.
Al-Siyar of al-Dhahabi (8/434).
by The Albaani Blog
Mujaahid, (may Allaah have mercy on him), said,
“The expiation for eating your brother’s flesh [i.e., backbiting him] is that you praise him and supplicate for goodness for him.”
Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa, 4/418.
The ignorant one complains about Allaah to the people! And this is the worst type of ignorance, because if he truly knew his Lord he would have never complained, and if he knew (the nature) of people he wouldn’t complain to them.
Some of the Salaf once saw a man complaining to another about his