Sunday, August 5, 2012
“It [taqwa] mostly comes to someone who does his duty to Allaah with loving obedience. Most people if they try to do this neglect their duties to others or only fulfill them partially. These people do not leave time or energy for their duties to their families & the community. To be able to give what is due to Allaah & what is due to people is something can only be achieved by few special people -- they are the true people of taqwa.”
Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī [d. 795H/1393CE]
Monday, July 2, 2012
‘Umar bin Abdul-Aziz (rahimahullaah) said in a speech he gave:
“There is a provision for every journey, so take the best provision, (which is) At-Taqwa; from this life to the Hereafter. Be just like those who have just witnessed Allaah’s torment, so that you feel fear (from His torment) & eagerness (for His forgiveness). Do not have prolonged hopes because your hearts will become hardened & you will submit to your enemy (shaytaan).