Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Slide him off into a hole

In the Name of Allāh, the Beneficient, the Merciful

Haroon ibn Ziyaad said: I heard a man asking Al-Faryaabee about he who curses Aboo Bakr. He said “(He is a) Kaafir!” The man said: “Is he to be prayed upon (i.e., if he dies)?” He said: “NO!” (i.e., the narrator Haaroon) asked him: “What is to be done with him then, since he said Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah?” He said: “Do not touch his body with your hands. Elevate him using a piece of wood until he slides off it into his hole.”

Reported by Al-Khallaal within As-Sunnah 3/499 no.794



Weekly Gem

In the Name of Allāh, the Beneficient, the Merciful

The Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said:

Indeed in Paradise there are apartments, whose exterior can be seen from their interior, and their interior can be seen from their exterior. So a Bedouin stood up and said: “Who are they for, O Messenger of Allah?! He said:” For those who speak good, feed others, fast regularly and perform prayer for the sake of Allah at night, whilst the people are asleep.


Declared ‘Hasan’ by Imaam Albaani [rahimahullaah] in Saheeh Sunan at-Tirmidhee Number 1984

Masjid al-Furqān

Ten Factors Which Bring About the Love of Allaah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Hasan Aal ash-Shaikh (rahimahullaah) stated  when quoting Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah):

The factors which bring about love are ten:

The First: Recitation of the Qur’aan together with reflection and comprehension of its meanings and that which is intended by it.

The Second: Drawing close to Allaah, The Most High,  by way of the supererogatory (deeds) after the obligatory ones.

The Third: Perpetuance in remembrance of Him in every situation, with the tongue and the heart, and through action and circumstance. Consequently his  portion of love is in proportion to this.

The Fourth: Giving preference to that which He loves  over that which you love at the time of predominance of desires.

The Fifth:  The hearts conducting a careful study of His Names and Attributes , and observation of them, and his roving (in his own way) in the garden of this understanding and its domains.

The Sixth: Observation of His Kindnesss and His Beneficence and His Bounties that are hidden and apparent.

The Seventh: And it is the most remarkable of them; [the humble pious] despondency of the heart before Him.

The Eighth: Seclusion at the time of the divine descent[1] and to recite His Book, then to seal that with seeking forgiveness and repentance.

The Ninth: Sitting with the beloved and the truthful ones, and collecting the best parts of the fruits of their speech, and that you do not speak except  when the advantageous benefit for  speech is outweighing, and you know that in it is a furtherance of your circumstance as well as a benefit for other than you.

The Tenth: To stay away from every factor that would bring deflection between the heart and Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic.

So by way of these ten factors, the beloved ones will reach the levels of love, and they will enter upon The Beloved.

(Taken from: Fathul Majeed Sharh Kitaab at-Tawheed p. 403, for the original reference refer to: Madaarij as-Saalikeen vol 3 p. 18-18)

[1] That is when there remains the last third of the night  as occurs in the hadeeth of the descent, reported by Al-Bukhaaree (no.1145) and Muslim (no.758)


Monday, February 5, 2018

Random Quote of the Day

In the Name of Allāh, the Beneficient, the Merciful

Ibn Qayyim

The greatest calamity is the calamity of the fire [Hellfire], “Nothing repels it except the love of Allaah alone and adhering to His Messenger

Tareeq al-Hijratain 475


Source:, 12/31/17, 7:38 PM

From the Secrets of Fatiha and What it Contains

From the Secrets of Fatiha and What it Contains

By Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah as-Salafi –Rahimahullaah-

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Shamsuddeen Muhammad bin Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d. 751 A.H.) –Rahimahullaah- said:

Two Strengths

‘The human being has two strengths:

The strength of researched knowledge.

And the strength of practical firm determination of actions.

A human’s complete happiness is dependent upon the perfection and completion of two strengths of  knowledge  and firm  determination  of  actions.

As for the perfection and completion of the strength of knowledge , then  this is achieved by knowing his Creator and his Originator, knowing  His Names and Attributes; by knowing the path which leads to Him, and by knowing what causes weakness in following that path, and by knowing  himself and his shortcomings and mistakes.

Having awareness of these five points, leads the human to achieve  perfection in the strength of knowledge. The most  knowledgeable of the people  are those who know and understand these points the most.

As for the perfection and completion of the strength of practical firm determination  of actions, this can only be achieved by complying with the rights of Allaah –Subhanahu- which He has over the slave, and the slave fulfills them with Ikhlaas (sincerity), truthfulness, faithfully, being righteous and by following and testifying to Allaah’s favours upon the slave of Allaah.

The slave has shortcomings in fulfilling Allaah’s rights, and so is ashamed to face Allaah with what (little) he has from servitude to Him. The slave knows that his servitude to Allaah is less than that which Allaah is worthy of, in fact it is even  less and lesser than that. There  is no way for him to  perfect these two strengths except with Allaah’s help. Allaah guides him to the straight path to which He guided, His ‘Awliyaa and those who are close to Him. Allaah averts him from going off the path (Siraat), through either becoming corrupted in his strength of knowledge, and he falls into  misguidance, or from his strength of actions, which obligates anger upon him.

The Principles of Guidance in Sooratul – Fatiha

The complete happiness of a human cannot be achieved except with a combination of these  matters, and they are included in Sooratul Fatiha and these matters are arranged in the best way, so the saying of Allaah Ta’ala < of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Ressurrection )>; comprises the first  principle, which is knowing about Allaah and His Names, His Attributes and His Actions.

The Names mentioned in this Soorah are the principle names of Allaah’s Beautiful Names, which  are, the Name ‘Allaah’, ‘ar-Rabb’ (The Lord) and ‘ar-Rahmaan’ (The Most Merciful).

The Name ‘Allaah’ comprises the attributes of al-Ulooheeya (worship). The Name ‘ar-Rabb’ comprises the attributes of Roobubeeyah.

The Name ‘ar-Rahman’ comprises the attributes of Beneficence, generosity and Kindness.

The meanings of the Names of Allaah revolve around this.

As for Allaah’s saying:

This is knowing the path leading to Allaah, which is none other than worshipping Him Alone with what Allaah loves and is pleased with, and seeking aid from Him whilst worshipping Him.

As for His saying this comprises the explanation that the slave of Allaah has no way to his own happiness except by Isteeqamah (being upright) on the Siraat al-Mustaqeem (the straight path). There is no path for him to isteeqamah except  by Allaah’s guidance, just as there is no way  for him to Allaah’s worship except by Allaah’s aid, in the same way there is no path for him  to Isteeqamah upon the correct way except by Allaah’s guidance.

As for Allaah’s saying: <not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray> not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray>; this contains the two extremities of deviancy from the straight path. Deviating to one of these sides leads to misguidance, which is the corruption of knowledge and belief deviating to the other side, to Allaah’s anger which is due to corruption of the intention and action.

The first part of the Soorah is mercy, the middle is guidance and last part is blessings.

The Slave of Allaah is between Blessings and Guidance

The portion of blessings a slave of Allaah has is related to the amount of guidance he has.

The proportion of guidance for a slave of Allaah is related to the portion of Mercy. So, the whole matter returns back to Allaah’s Blessings and His Mercy. Blessing and Mercy are from those things which necessitate Allaah’s Roobubeeyah (Lordship). Indeed Allaah is The Merciful and The Giver  of blessings and these are from the obligations of His Ilaheeyaeehi (being the One worthy of worship), so He is the deity in Truth, even if the rejecters deny it, and the Mushrikeen associate partners with Him.

Whoever puts into effect the meanings of Fatiha with knowledge and understanding, practically and immediately; then he will have been successful  in his perfecting [knowledge and action] in the best way. Then his worship of Allaah becomes a distinct worship by which his grade is raised above  that of the general worshippers. Wa Allaahul Must’aan.’

[Taken From his book ‘Al-Fawaid’ p. 115-118]


Friday, February 2, 2018


In the Name of Allāh, the Beneficient, the Merciful


Abu Haazim (rahimahullaah) said:

“Fighting against your (evil) desires is more difficult than fighting against your enemy.”

[1/519 (تهذيبه) الحلية]


Do you want to achieve salvation? Look at what the Prophet peace be upon him advised...

In the Name of Allāh, the Beneficient, the Merciful

‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I asked the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him),

“How can salvation be achieved?” He replied, “Control your tongue, keep to your house, and weep over your sins.”


Imam an-Nawawi commented on this Hadith: It is better for one to spend his spare time at home in the remembrance of Allah, in the recitation of the Qur’an and the performance of acts of obedience, if one feels unable to benefit others or if one fears that he, as well as his religion will not be safe if one mixes with others. Allah greatly likes it that one repents of his own sins and weeps over them.


Note: The English meaning used بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ  translated by   Ustaadh Abu al-Hassan Maalik al-Akhdar (hafidhahullaah)