Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Messenger ﷺ said:
Whoever's worries & anxieties increase, it is upon him to increase in the statement....
لا حول و لا قوة الا بالله
There is no strength or might for me, except with Allaah.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
️[Admonition By Imaam Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى]
[Source: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Fawaa’id’ pages 293-300. slightly paraphrased]
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى said: The souls will not be purified and upright until they are put to test through afflictions.
Shaikh-ul-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله تعالى said:
Allaah سبحانه و تعالى said:
الٓمٓ (١) أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتۡرَكُوٓاْ أَن يَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَنُونَ (٢)وَلَقَدۡ فَتَنَّا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡۖ فَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ صَدَقُواْ وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡكَـٰذِبِينَ (٣) أَمۡ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَسۡبِقُونَاۚ سَآءَ مَا يَحۡكُمُونَ (٤) مَن كَانَ يَرۡجُواْ لِقَآءَ ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّ أَجَلَ ٱللَّهِ لَأَتٍ۬ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ (٥) وَمَن جَـٰهَدَ فَإِنَّمَا يُجَـٰهِدُ لِنَفۡسِهِۦۤۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَنِىٌّ عَنِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (٦) وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُكَفِّرَنَّ عَنۡهُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمۡ وَلَنَجۡزِيَنَّهُمۡ أَحۡسَنَ ٱلَّذِى كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ (٧) وَوَصَّيۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ بِوَٲلِدَيۡهِ حُسۡنً۬اۖ وَإِن جَـٰهَدَاكَ لِتُشۡرِكَ بِى مَا لَيۡسَ لَكَ بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ۬ فَلَا تُطِعۡهُمَآۚ إِلَىَّ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ فَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ (٨) وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُدۡخِلَنَّهُمۡ فِى ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ (٩) وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ فَإِذَآ أُوذِىَ فِى ٱللَّهِ جَعَلَ فِتۡنَةَ ٱلنَّاسِ كَعَذَابِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَٮِٕن جَآءَ نَصۡرٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّكَ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّا ڪُنَّا مَعَكُمۡۚ أَوَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَعۡلَمَ بِمَا فِى صُدُورِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (١٠) وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقِينَ (١١)
Alif-Lam-Mim. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allaah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars; Or those who do evil deeds think that they can outstrip Us (i.e. escape Our Punishment)? Evil is that which they judge! Whoever hopes for the Meeting with Allaah, then Allaah’s Term is surely coming. and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. And whosoever strives, he strives only for himself. Verily, Allaah is free of all wants from the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns, and all that exists). Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allaah (Monotheism) and in Messenger Muhammad, and do not apostate because of the harm they receive from the polytheists], and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do.
“No calamity befalls, but with the Leave [i.e. decision and Qadar (Divine Preordainments)] of Allaah, and whosoever believes in Allaah, He guides his heart [to the true Faith with certainty, i.e. what has befallen him was already written for him by Allaah from the Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], and Allah is the All-Knower of everything.”
Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says:
(No calamity befalls, but by the Leave decision and Qadar of Allaah). This takes account of all calamities that may touch one’s self, wealth, children, loved ones, and so forth. All that touches the slaves happens by Allaah’s decision and destiny. His knowledge has encompassed all this beforehand; His Pen recorded it, His decree appointed it, His wisdom dictated it.
The heart of the matter is, would the slave fulfil their mission here or not? One who does will earn the handsome reward and the beautiful compensation in this and the Last Life. When one believes that calamities are ordained by Allaah, feels content, and submits to Allaah’s decision, Allaah will guide his or her heart. They will then be tranquil and not prone to anxiety when calamities befall, unlike those whose hearts Allaah did not guide. Allaah will also grant them firmness when calamities come, and therefore, they will fulfil the requirements of patience. As a consequence they will earn immediate reward along with the reward that Allaah will keep for them for the Day of Recompense just as he stated,
إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى الصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُم بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
⁃ سورة الزمر - ٣٩:١٠
“Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without reckoning.”
Monday, November 28, 2016
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله said:
…If you ponder Allaah’s wisdom in that with which He tests His slaves and chosen ones, by means of which He directs them to achieve the highest goals and reach the highest positions, which they could not have achieved without these tests and trials… all these tests and trials are in fact a kind of honour, for while they appear to be trials and tests, in fact they are mercy and blessings.
How many great blessings from Allaah are the direct consequences of tests and trials?
Think about the story of our father Adam, and how his test ended with him being chosen and brought close to Allaah, and repenting and being guided and raised in status.
Friday, April 10, 2015
"When the trials & tribulations fall,
hold fast to the Sunnah, observe silence,
& don't get involved in that which doesn't concern you
& that which is problematic for you.
Return back to Allaah & His Messenger, stop & say:
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Opposing the Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم
Dr. Saleh al Fawzan حفظه الله
There is no doubt that a person’s remaining upon Islam is in the hands of Allaah. We are not fully in control as to whether or not we remain upon Islam until we die. However, we should bring about the causes that help us stay upon Islam, until we die. Those practical, protective reasons, so if we adopt these reasons, Allaah enlightens us with His bounty and completes His blessings upon us. Thus, He will cause us to die upon Islam because we have brought about those reasons and striven in the path of gaining salvation for indeed Allaah is kind and generous. If He sees that His servant has a concern and a desire to do good deeds and a hatred for the evil things and likewise fears falling into the evil things, then He سُبحانه وتعالى will strengthen, protect, guard and make his religion safe and complete with all that is good.