Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Journeying to Allah with Hope & Fear


Conduct your journey between fear and hope
They are as unto the bird’s two wings at the moment you are intent.
As for your heart, then purify it from every defect, and incessantly search after its flaws.

From the poem: MANHAJ AL HAQQ by Al-S’adī (explanation of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzāq al Badr)


Source: https://twitter.com/masjidassahaaba, 3/1/18, 12:41 AM

Monday, June 25, 2018

Reminders & Quotes: What Is Beneficial Knowledge - Ibn Rajab

Remiders and Quotes
What Is Beneficial Knowledge?

Ibn Rajab ( (رحمه اللهsaid: This knowledge (i.e. of the  religion) leads to two things:

The first is knowing Allāh and what He deserves regarding the Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes and Magnificent Actions; and that necessitates revering Him, exalting Him, fearing Him, being in awe of Him, loving Him, having hope in Him, depending on Him, being pleased with His decree and being patient  upon His tests.

The second is knowledge of that which He loves and is pleased  with and what He hates and what makes Him angry, from beliefs, both apparent and hidden actions and statements. Therefore this (knowledge) obligates the one  who knows it to rush towards that which Allāh loves and is pleased with, and (compels him to rush to) staying away from what He hates and makes Him angry.

So if knowledge produces this for the one who possesses it, then it is beneficial knowledge.

[Fal Ilm as-Salaf ‘Alā Ilm al-Khalaf Li Ibn Rajab (pg.7)]

TRANSLATED BY Abū Ibrāhīm Navīd Shakīr

# 0132 


For original, genuine & safe copy see Original Arabic/English full texts here >> http://www.mpubs.org/raqaaiq-heart-softners/883-reminders-quotes-what-is-beneficial-knowledge-ibn-rajab

Posted with kind permission from Muwahhideen Publications 

The Heart and its Enslavement (Uboodiyyah)

On the Hardness of the Heart
Source: Al-Hijrah Magazine
Article ID : TZK020002 [14199]

The 'Abd is never afflicted with punishment more severe than hardness of the heart and being away from Allaah Subhanahu wa ta'aala. An-Naar (Hellfire) was created to melt the hard hearts. The more distant of hearts are the hard ones. When the heart hardens the eye becomes dry. The hardness of the heart stems from exaggeration in four things: eating, sleeping, talking, and socializing. As when the body becomes sick, eating and drinking cannot cure it; if the heart becomes sick with desires, preaching cannot help it.

Whoever seeks to purify his heart let him favour Allaah over his desires. The hearts are the vessels of Allaah Subhanahu wa ta'aala on His earth. The most beloved to Him are those that are most soft, most strong and most pure.

They occupy their hearts with ad-Dunyaa (the world). If they occupied them with Allaah and al-Aakhirah their hearts would wonder in the meanings of His words and His clear signs. Then their hearts would return to them with marvelous wisdoms an astonishing benefits.

Taken from AL-HIJRA Magazine vol. 3, issue 6


(Copyright notice read here)

The Meaning of Qaswah [Hardness] of the Heart

The Meaning of Qaswah [Hardness] of the Heart

The word Qaswah comes from Qasā/Yaqsū, which  in the Arabic  language means to be hard in every sense. It is said a stone is  Qās, meaning solid; and the earth is Qāsīyah,  meaning it does not  produce any vegetation.1

Ibn Manūr (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) said:

Hardness of the heart is the loss of softness, mercy  and humility from it.

Al-Qurubi (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) said:

Al-Qaswah is hardness, sternness and dryness.

Therefore, this is a word indicating the absence of penitence and [lack of] submissiveness to the Ayāt of Allāh.2

Al-Mubārakfūrī (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) defined hardness of the heartto mean:

A dislike to hear the truth and a desire to [excessively] socialize with the creation; and a deficiency in the fear of  Allāh, the absence of humility and weeping, and frequent  heedlessness of the everlasting abode [i.e. the Hereafter].3

1 Lisān al-‘Arab (15/181).
2 Tafsīr al-Qurubi (1/204).
3 Tuhfah al-Awadhī (12/442).


Selected from: A Treatise In Condemnation Of THE HARDNESS OF THE HEART, 18|Page,  by āfi Ibn Rajab  al-anbalī (d. 795H), Translated by Hassan Hussein Abdi, Publisher: HIKMAH PUBLICATIONS, Philadelphia, PA.  

Note: wrong typos edited today 6/27/18 @ 12:35 PM. Baarak Allaahu feekum

Friday, June 22, 2018

Random Quote of the Day

قال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية :
"وكلما قويَ التوحيد في قلب العبد قويَ إيمانه وطمأنينته وتوكله ويقينه"
 (٣٥/٢٨) مجموع الفتاوى 


Ibn Taymiyyah:

Whenever tawhīd strengthens in ones heart, then his faith, his reassurance, his reliance, and his certainty will strengthen!


Source: https://twitter.com/bander7464, 9/28/17, 8:49 AM

Ibn Taimiyyah: The Effects of Piety and Sin on Beauty

The Effects of Piety and Sin on Beauty

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ahmad bin AbdulHaleem Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

Every time a person increases in doing good acts and Taqwaa1 then his goodness and beauty strengthens.

Every time his sinning and enmity strengths then his ugliness2 and disfigurement increases . . . . So we see the faces of the people of the Sunnah and obedience3, that, as they grow older, their beauty and radiance increases so much so that you find one of them in his senior age better and more beautiful than when he was younger.

We find that the faces of the people of Bida’ and sinning, every time they grow older their ugliness and disfigurement gets worse so much for so that you cannot even look at them, those who were dazzled and deceived by the people of Bida’ and sinning when they were young due to the beauty of their forms.

This is apparent in everyone [from the people of Bida’] who glorifies his Bida’ and his evil, like the Rafidah, and the people of tyranny, oppression and evil deeds. . . Since indeed every time the Rafidi gets older his face gets uglier and his disfigurement gets worse to the extent his resemblance to a pig increases, and perhaps transforms into a pig and a monkey as it has been frequently mentioned about them….’

Translator: Abbas Abu Yahya

Compiler: Abbas Abu Yahya

 Source: Al-Istiqāmah, vol. 1, p. 365.

1From Abu Hurairah -RadhiAllaahu anhu- from the Prophet -SallAllaahu alayhi wa Sallam- who said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يَنْظُرُ إِلَى صُوَرِكُمْ وَأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَإِنَّمَا يَنْظُرُ إِلَى قُلُوبِكُمْ وَأَعْمَالِكُمْ

Indeed Allaah does not look at your forms [bodies], nor your wealth, but rather he looks at your hearts and your actions. [Muslim]

2From Abu Musa al-Asha'aari -RadhiAllaahu anhu- who said:

The Messenger of Allaah -SallAllaahu alayhi wa Sallam- said:

مَثَلُ الذي يَذْكُرُ رَبَّهُ وَالَّذِي لا يَذْكُرُ رَبَّهُ، مَثَلُ الْحَيِّ وَالْمَيِّتِ

The like of the one who remembers his Lord and does not remember his Lord is the like of the living and the dead. [Bukhari & Muslim]


For better viewing see original article here>> https://tasfiyah.com/ibn-taimiyyah-the-effects-of-piety-and-sin-on-beauty/ 

Note: Posted with kind permission from Mikail Mahboob Ariff (حفظه الله)

What are the means of attaining Forgiveness (from Allah)?

Ibn ul Qayyim رحمه الله  said:

The means of Forgiveness (from Allah) are Ten:

1. Repentance
2. Seeking forgiveness
3. Good deeds
4. Afflictions and trials
5. Supplication of the Muslims
6. The trials and test in the Barzaq
7. The standing on the day of judgment
8. Permissible intercession
9. The truthfulness of ones Tawheed (singling out Allah alone with no partners in His Lordship, Worship and Names and Attributes)
10. The Mercy of the Lord of all worlds.”

٣٧٧ إعلام الموقعين :  


Source: https://twitter.com/Athariyyah/media, 7/27/17, 9:05 AM

Words of deep wisdom from Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (may Allah protect him). Read and benefit...

The Allaamah Shaykh Rabee (May Allah protect him) said:

“By Allah! This Shirk requires great effort by the callers!

Ninety nine (%) of the effort should be used for correcting the Aqeedah and the rest of the effort should be for other affairs in Islaam!

Because there is no Islaam except purifying the hearts from this Shirk!!!

Al-Majmoo’ ar-Raaiq, p. 336


Source: https://twitter.com/salafireading, 1/27/17, 2:11 AM 

Transcriber's note: Emphasis added

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Random Quote of the Day

Shaykh Muammad Amān al-Jāmī (رحمه الله) said:

“The truth is not loved by all people; it is [only] loved by those who possess [sound] intellect and have been given success by Allāh.”

[Shar Qurrah ‘Uyūn al-Muwaḥḥidīn (p. 6)]

@_MuSunnah | MuSunnah.com | MuSunnahPublications |facebook.com/Musunnah

Source: https://twitter.com/_musunnah, 4/5/18, 12:48 PM

Be Humble

Imām Ibn Qudāmah (d.620AH) رحمه الله  stated:

“The Salaf used to love those who informed them of their shortcomings and mistakes. And as for us now, the most hated of the people to us are those who inform us of our mistakes & shortcomings.”

[Minhaaj al-Qaasideen, p. 196]

@MarkazMuaadh | MarkazMuaadh.com

Source: https://twitter.com/markazmuaadh, 4/18/18, 11:09 AM

Reminders & Quotes: Characteristics of The Truthful Sincere Salafi - al-Allaamah Rabee' ibn Hadee al-Madkhalee


Characteristics of the Truthful Sincere Salafī

al-‘Allāmah Rabī’ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (حفظه الله) stated: 

“The truthful sincere Salafī looks at every action or belief and assesses it in light of the Book of Allāh  and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and he fights desires, bid’ah and misguidance. He raises the banner of the Sunnah, advises the Muslims and explains the truth to them just as he clarifies for them the path of guidance from the path of misguidance as well as what brings them happiness in both their worldly  lives (dunyā) and their hereafter (ākhirah).”

[Al Majmū’: Shar Aqīdah as Salaf, pg. 240, v 2]

Translated By Abu Afnān Muhammad AbdAllāh


@Mpubs | Mpubs.org | Store.Mpubs.org | facebook.com/Mpubs

NOTE: Posted with kind permission from Muwahhideen Publications

Al-Fawzan On Depending On Books And The Internet For Knowledge

Shaykh āli b. Fawzān Al-Fawzān was asked the following question after delivering a lecture on Being Upright on the Religion of Allāh, at a university in Saudi Arabia.

Question 3: Is it allowed for a student of knowledge who studies at this university to take knowledge from the Internet? [The questioner] says we have advised him but he says some scholars have allowed this.

Response: Knowledge is not to be taken from the Internet, cassettes (recordings) or books; rather knowledge is only taken from the scholars. Knowledge is through direct personal learning (al-talaqqī), one must learn and understand [knowledge] from the scholars. If knowledge could be taken from books, or whatever else takes their place, the scholars, in the past, would not have travelled to [other] scholars to learn from them and take knowledge from them. And Allāh the Lofty and Sublime said (what means):

And it is not (proper) for the believers to go out (in battle) all together. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they [who are left behind] may get instruction in religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may beware [of evil]. 

Meaning of Qurān 9:122

Thus, it is necessary to travel to the people of knowledge, to the Islamic universities and colleges, to learn Islamic knowledge wherever it is found, and a person must not suffice himself with browsing (reading from books), listening to cassettes or the likes; one only benefits by these things as utilities. As for depending on them and [then] considering oneself a knowledgeable person (scholar), this is a gross error, yes.

Al-Fawzān, āli b. Fawzān. ‘Being Upright On The Religion Of Allāh’. Official Website of His Eminence Shaykh Dr āli b. Fawzān Al-Fawzān. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. Available at: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/4439

Published on Thu 12 Mar, 2015 by  Ustaadh Owais Al-Hashimi (حفظه الله)


Note: Posted with kind permission 

Follow the Path of Guidance


عن الفضيل بن عياض رحمه الله قال
اتبع طرق الهدى ولا يضرك قلة السالكين،
 وإياك وطرق الضلالة ولا تغتر بكثرة الهالكين

Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyād رحمه الله said:

“Follow the path of guidance and you will not be harmed due to the small number of those who traverse upon it. And beware of the paths of misguidance and do not be deceived by the large numbers of those who are destroyed.”

٦٢/ الإعتصام

@AbuMaryamT | SalafiSounds.com

Source: https://twitter.com/AbuMaryamT/media, 9/3/15, 10:56 PM

Lengthening the Fingernails? Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn Bāz (رحمه الله)

Shaykh Abd al-Azīz ibn Bāz (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) said:

Lengthening the fingernails is in opposition to the Sunnah and in it is a resemblance to animals and some of the disbelievers.

Source: Majmūal-Fatāwá (v. 10 p. 49).

@_MuSunnah | MuSunnah.com | Telegram.me/MuSunnah


Origin of most calamities is blind following by Imām Muqbil al-Wādī (رحمه الله)


Imām Muqbil al-Wādī (رحمه الله) said,

“Where did the ūfīs come from?
Through blind following (taqlīd).

Where did wiping (seeking blessing) over the soil (on the grave) of the dead come from?
Through blind following (taqlīd).

Where did unveiling and promiscuousity come from?
Through blind following (taqlīd).

Where did most of the calamities which deter from (following) the Book and the Sunnah come from?
Through blind following (taqlīd).

The origin of most of the calamities is blind following (taqlīd).

Source: Ijābah as-Sā’il pg. 330

Translated by Zubayr Abbasi 

 7:42 AM – 26 JAN 2018

Note: Posted with kind permission