Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The importance of saying the Basmallaah (Bismillaah) in all your affairs

7/11/18, 7:29 PM

The importance of saying the Basmallaah (Bismillaah) in all your affairs

Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله mentioned: 

“Making mention of His (Allaah’s) name repels and expels the Shaytaan, and (is a reason) for blessings to be obtained.”

[Ad-Daa’wad-Dawaa’ pg.202]

Random Quote of the Day

 2/24/19, 11:24 AM

Abu Hafs said to Abu Uthmaan Al-Naysaabooriy:

When you sit with the people, then be an admonisher of your heart & soul, & do not be deceived by their gathering around you, for they [are only] aware of what they can see apparently, whilst Allaah is all aware of your inner self.

Madaarij As-Saalikeen 2/106

Monday, February 25, 2019

If Shayṭān looks at you... Al-Ḥasan al-Basrī (رحمه الله)

Al-asan al-Basrī (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) said:

If Shayān looks at you and sees that you are upon other than obedience to Allāh then he will announce your destruction (to his followers) and if he sees that you are persistent upon obedience to Allāh he will become fed up with you and reject you and if he sees that you are, at times, upon obedience and, at times, upon disobedience he will seek to entice you with desires.

Source: Talbīs Iblīs (p. 561) of Ibn al-Jawzī

Translation: Markaz us-Sunnah | @_MuSunnah

Sunday, February 24, 2019

How were the women amongst the Salaf

Ibn Qudaamah said: Thus were the women amongst the Salaf. When a man would leave his home his wife would say to him: Beware of Haram earnings. For we can be patient upon hunger but we cannot be patient upon the Hellfire.

Reported from the book Mukhtasar Al-Minhaj

Translated by Raha Batts 

'O you who believe! Fear Allaah as He should be feared'.

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Explanation of the Ayah: O you who believe! Fear Allaah as He should be feared.

The saying of Allaah Taala

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

O you who believe! Fear Allaah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islaam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allaah. – [Ala-Imraan 3:102] 

The Shaykh said:

‘Having Taqwa of Allaah – ‘Azza wa jal – is that a slave of Allaah places between himself and the anger of Allaah a prevention which protects him from it, and that is by carrying out Allaah’s obedience and keeping away from sinning.

To have Taqwa of Allaah and to fear Him truthfully is to obey Him and not to sin  against Him, to remember Him and not to forget Him, to be thankful  to Him and not to disbelieve in Him. This is how Abdullaah bin Mas’ood explained it as was narrated by Ibn Katheer from Ibn Abi Hatim with an authentic chain.’

By AbdulMuhsin bin Hamd al-Abaad al-Badr 

[Taken from ‘Min Kanooz al-Qur’aan al-Kareem’ P.59]

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Random Quote of the Day

Shaykh Rabee bin Haadee حفظه الله said:

Wage war against yourself from falling into arrogance an evil characteristic leading one to disbelief, belittlement of people & rejecting the truth.

[Taken from The Advice of Luqmān the Wise to his Son]

Translated by Abdulilah Lahmami

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Shaykh Sālih bin Fawzān Al Fawzān – Hafidhahullah – stated in his explanation of the Treatise of Servitude. Regarding the individual who lacks Sincerity; “He is like the branch of a tree, everytime a gust of wind comes he sways…”

Shaykh Sālih bin Fawzān Al Fawzān – Hafidhahullah – stated in his explanation of the Treatise of Servitude.

Commenting on  Shaykh Islām Ibn Taymiyyah’s statement regarding the servant of Allah being granted sincerity by Allah Shaykh Sālih bin Fawzān said:

“If Allah –Azza wa jal- grants the servant sincerity nothing comes to him of harm.

Regardless of what presents itself to him from desires, doubts and adversities for indeed Allah will make him firm.

And as for if the heart is deprived of sincerity, then indeed the individual is affected by the various desires, doubts, fears and other such matters that present themselves to him on account of the deficiency that is in him.

He is like the branch of a tree, everytime a gust of wind comes he sways in a northerly southernly, easternly or westernly direction, he is not firm. Similarly the Heart that does not have sincerity, it is swayed by (the various affairs) that present themselves to it.”

[Sharh Ar-Risālatu Ubudiyah; page 251]

Translated by: Abu Affān, Hakīm bin  Bilāl Davis

12/24/18, 5:58 PM

قال الشيخ صالح بن فوزان الفوزان -
حفظه الله - في شرحه على رسالة
العبودية لشيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية -
رحمه الله - :

إذا رزق الله - عز وجل - العبد الإخلاص
لا يضره شيء، مهما عرض له من
الشهوات والشبهات و الشدائد، فإن الله
يثبته، وأما إذا كان في القلب نقص في
إخلاص فإنه قد يتأثر بالعوارض من
الشبهات والشهوات والمخاوف وغير
ذلك، بحسب ما فيه من النقص.

فهو مثل: غصن الشجرة كلما جاء نسيم
من الهواء أماله شمالاً وجنوباً وشرقاً
وغرباً، فهو ليس ثابتاً، وكذلك القلب
الذي ليس فيه الإخلاص فإنه تميله

[شرح رسالة العبودية ص ٢٥١]

 ٤/١٧/١٤٤٠,٥:م ٥٨

Friday, February 15, 2019

Oh Allah do not leave us to ourselves even for the blink of an eye...

9/8/16, 7:24 AM

Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen raheemuhullah said:

Verily Allah puts a person to trial by making easy the means to sin so that He Subhaanah will know who fears Him in private!

Al-Qowl al-Mufeed 1/200

Translation: Markaz Salafi Reading

Random Quote of the Day

Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu anhu] said: The most excellent wealth is self-contentment, the most excellent provision is Taqwaa & Yaqeen [certainty] is best of that which is in the heart.

[Al-Fawaa’id, Page 215]

From the sayings of the Salaf about Truthfulness and Sincerity

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From the sayings of the Salaf about 
Truthfulness and Sincerity 
Collected by Abdul Wahhab bin Muhammad as-Salafi
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

The slave of Allaah cannot actualize ‘You are the One that we worship’ except with two principles: one of them is following the Messenger and the second is having sincerity (Ikhlaas) for the One worshipped.

Ibn al-Qayyim – ‘Tahdeeb al-Madrij’ 68

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Shaikh ‘Uthaimeen: “If You See Yourself as Sluggish in Regards to Good…”

With regards to the saying of Allaah, The Most High:

 {وَلَكِنْ كَرِهَ اللَّهُ انْبِعَاثَهُمْ فَثَبَّطَهُمْ وَقِيلَ اقْعُدُوا مَعَ الْقَاعِدِينَ}

((But Allaah disliked their being sent, so He made them lag behind, and it was said [to them]; “Remain [behind] with those who remain.”)) (At-Tawbah: 46)

Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:

 {وَقِيلَ اقْعُدُوا مَعَ الْقَاعِدِينَ}

((and it was said [to them]; “Remain [behind] with those who remain.”))

Be careful and inspect: if you see yourself as sluggish in regards to good – then be fearful that Allaah dislikes your being sent forth in good. Look again for a second time and ask your soul to accustom itself upon patience and oblige it upon obedience – and so today you carry it out reluctantly whilst tomorrow you will carry it out obediently and so it will be light for you...

Excerpts from: Shaikh ‘Uthaimeen: “If You See Yourself as Sluggish in Regards to Good…”  

Originally posted on October 18, 2014 by Aboo Haatim M. Farooq  for The Salafi Masjid


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Random Quote of the Day

Imaam ibn al-Qayyim (d.751H) رحمه الله mentioned that one of the greatest of punishments for sins is that it causes a person to leave (deviate) from the right path in this life and the Hereafter.

[Ad-Daa’ wad-Dawaa’ pg.286, Dār ‘Aalim al-Fawaaid print, 2nd edition]

The Salaf looked towards piety not the colour of a person's skin or status...

9/13/18, 1:27 AM

و قال ثابت البُناني: قال أبو عبيدة (بن الجرّاح): يا أيها الناس! إني
امرو من قريش، وما منكم من أحمر ولا أسود يَفضلني بتقوى، إلا
وَدِدتُ أني في مِسلاخه.

Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn Al-Jarrāh said:

“O people! Indeed I’m am from the (tribe of) Quraish, however, there isn’t amongst you a white man or a black man that exceeds me in piety, except that I wish I was in his skin.”

  ١:١٨سير أعلام النبلاء: 


أبو مريم طارق بن علي
Translation: Abu Maryam Tariq bin Ali

The origin of the act of the people of Lut.

It is reported by Ishaaq ibn Bishr and Ibn Asaakir by way of Muhammad ibn Ishaaq from some of those who narrated  from Ibn Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said:

The origin of the act of the people of Lut was that Iblees came to them, whilst they were talking, in the image of a boy who was the most beautiful boy the people had seen, and he invited them to himself. So they had intercourse with him and were thus dragged into (this act.)

Translated By Raha Batts

Monday, February 4, 2019

What People of Piety Advised One Another When They Met Each Other & When They Were Not In One Another's Company - By Abu Awn [rahimahullaah]

Abu Awn [rahimahullah] said: When the people of righteousness used to meet, they advised one another with three [affairs], and when they were absent [from each other], some of them used to write to others, [saying]: Whoever acts for the sake of the afterlife, Allaah will suffice him with his worldly affairs. Whoever rectifies what is between him and Allaah [i.e. obedience to Allah and fear of Him etc], Allaah will suffice him with the people. And whoever rectifies his secret affairs, Allaah will rectify his outward affairs.

[Al-Musannaf 7/165]


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Random Quote of the Day

أفلا يتدبرون القرآن @tdabor_

قال شيخ الإسلام رحمه الله :

أصل وقوع أهل الضلال في مثل هذا التحريف
الإعراض عن فهم كتاب الله تعالى كما فهمه الصحابة والتابعون...

[درء التعارض]

١٠/١٧/١٤٣٩, ١٠:ص٤١

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyah:

“The root cause of the people of misguidance falling into the likes of this distortion (of the meanings of the Quran), is because they have turned away from understanding the Quran as the Sahābah & Tābi’ūn understood it.”


7/1/18, 12:41 PM

Saturday, February 2, 2019

True Foolishness

Yūnus ibn ‘Abdul-A’lā said: I heard Imām Ash-Shāfi’ī say:

If a man were to practice Sūfism at the beginning of the day, Dhuhr will not reach him except that you will find that he has become an idiot.

Al-Manāqib by Al-Bayhaqī 2/207

Trans. by Raha Batts (may Allaah preserve him) 

Great Reminder regarding sins narrated by Dr ʿAbdulilāh Laḥmāmi حفظه الله

ʿAbdullāh b. Mubārak said: 1 I see that sinning kills the heart and committing sins persistently will result in despicableness. Abandoning sins gives life to the hearts and rebelling against sins is better for yourself. Has anything destroyed the religion except evil kings, evil scholars, and evil monks?” 2

1Narrated by Dr ʿAbdulilāh Lamāmi | 03/11/2018 during a lecture  entitled, “Has not the time come for the hearts of those  who believe  to be affected  by Allāhs reminder?
2Shar ʿAqīdah al aawiyyah

11/10/18, 3:13AM


A few extracts from the lecture Has not the time come for the hearts of those  who believe  to be affected  by Allāhs reminder?

Dr. Abdulillaah says Sins kill the heart so, be careful what your eyes witness and what your ears hear. Shaykh 'Uthaymin (رحمه الله) said, "Whatever you see and hear will enter your heart. So what is it that you see and what is that you hear?" then he mentioned the above quote...

He continues...

Ask yourself, when was the last time you cried? 

Ibn 'Abbās said regarding the verse,"Has the time not come for the hearts of those who believe to be affected by Allāh's Reminder?","They were inclined to the dunya and they turned away from the warnings of Allāh."

Their hearts became so hard that they turned to the affairs of this world. They turned away from the remembrance of Allāh, which would soften their hearts, and they did not give importance. They abandoned their morning and evening adhkār (supplications of remembrance), they did not maintain their five daily prayers, they abandoned their adhkār after the prayers and their adhkār before they sleep, their adkhār during the rain, thunder or when they board a form of transport, and as a result their hearts became hardened. However, with regards to the affairs of the dunya, then they are fully aware (and not negligent)...

Listen & Download this beautiful & beneficial lecture here taught by Our Noble Ustaadh Abdulilaah Lahmaami (may Allaah preserve & protect him) Ameen. 

Updated on June 6, 2019 @ 11:27 AM

Quotes & Reminders: The Reason Why A Person Commits Innovation Thinking It Is From The Sunnah - The 'Allaamah Siddeeq Hasan Khan al-Qunoojee

12/30/18, 10:04 PM

The Reason Why A Person Commits Innovation Thinking It Is From The Sunnah

The ʿAllāmah iddīq asan Khān al Qanūjī رحمه الله stated: 

And in many cases, a person falls into innovations whilst thinking that in doing so he is actually following the (the Prophet ), and the reason for this is because of him not busying himself with (acquiring) knowledge or asking the people of knowledge.

[ar Rawah an Nadiyah, v.1, pg.286]

Translated By 
Abū Afnān Muammad

من أسباب وقوع الإنسان في
البدعة وهو يظن أنها من السنة

قال العلامة صديق حسن خان القنوجي

رحمه الله:                                 

وكثيرا ما يقع الإنسان في الابتداع وهو يظن

أنه في الاتباع والسبب عدم الشغل بالعلم

وسؤال أهل الذكر.

[الروضة الندية، ج . ١، ص. ٢٨٦]



Note: Posted with kind permission from Muwahhideen Publications