Actions and Their Recompense – The Factors Through Which the Good of This World and The Hereafter Are Attained

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   Allaah has made these two affairs (i.e. true Eemaan in Allaah and Taqwa) as factors and paths through which the good things of this world and the … Continue reading

Why Does Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah Expiate the Sins of 2 years Whilst ‘Ashuraa Expiates That of 1 Year?

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “If it is said: ‘why does ‘Ashuraa expiate (the sins) of a year and the day of ‘Arafah expiates that of two years?’ Then it is said … Continue reading

Sincerity & The Purity of Intention – Readings from Siyar

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The following are a selection of illustrations cited by Imaam Adh-Dhahabee in his book: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa of the virtuous characteristic of sincerity and the purity of intention as possessed by the Salaf … Continue reading

10 Immense Qualities of the First 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) listed the qualities and virtues of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, he said regarding them:   The first: Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic swore by them, for He … Continue reading

A Great Point of Benefit Regarding the Pursuits & Interests of the People – By Ibn Taymiyyah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh ul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:   “From the nature of the body is that when it is hungry and so takes its need from its food, it can do without other … Continue reading

The Virtues of Giving in Charity & A Glimpse at the Generosity of the Prophet & His Companions

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما   The reward of giving in charity and it being a means of purification as well as a sign of Eemaan:   Allaah, The Most High said:   مَّن ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا … Continue reading

Factors Which Aid a Person Upon the Performance of Worship Specifically During Ramadhaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما   Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (hafidhahullaah) said:   “There are four factors which the scholars have mentioned that aid upon the performance of worship, there are four things[1] that aid upon the performance of … Continue reading

Three Scholars Illustrate the Unique Status of the Fasting Person During the Month of Ramadhaan

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said: “As for fasting, then along with it being an aspect of worship; it also halts the soul from its desires and so takes it out from the … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Jawzee: If it Were Said to the Inhabitants of the Graves: ‘Wish’ – They Would Wish for a Day From Ramadhaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Imaam Abul-Faraj ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) said:   O striver; this is the season of your diligence. O seeker; these are the times of your share (portion). Awaken O negligent one … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Illustrations of Leaving Something Sincerely for the Sake of Allaah – & How it is Done Correctly

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: “The basis of this chapter and its principle is: That whoever leaves off something for the sake of Allaah; then Allaah will replace that with something better. Just as … Continue reading