Sunday, July 1, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
‘Abdullah b. Mas’ûd (Allaah be pleased with him) said:
“The believer sees his sins as if he is sitting at the foot of a mountain fearing that it might fall on him, while the sinner (fâjir) sees his sins as a fly that lands on his nose, he just waves it away.”
Al-Bukhârî, Al-Sahîh, The Book of Supplications, Chapter on Tawbah.
Ibn Hajr quotes in his commentary, Fath Al-Bârî:
Ibn Abî Jumrah said,
“The reason for this [fear] is that the heart of a believer is illuminated; so when he sees from himself something that goes against what he illuminates his heart with, it is very distressing to him. The wisdom behind giving the example of a mountain is that a person might find some way to escape from other dangers, but if a mountain falls on a person he does not survive. In short, the believer is dominated by fear (of Allaah) due to the strength of îmân he has; he does not therefore feel falsely secure about being punished because of his sins. This is the way of the Muslim: he always fears and checks on himself, his good deeds are little to him and he fears even the small bad deeds he has done.”
Saturday, June 23, 2012
It is reported that 'Abdullah b. Mas'ud (Allaah be pleased with him) said:
This world (the dunya) is [only taken as] a home by those who will have no real home [in Jannah], & it is the wealth of those who will have no real wealth, & it is gathered & collected for by those who have no real intelligence.
[Ibn Abi Al-Dunya, Dhamm Al-Dunya article 16.]