Reflections on the Day of ‘Eid Over the Blessed Month Which Has Passed

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said:   “Some of the Salaf stated that they would supplicate to Allaah for six months that He should cause them to reach the month of Ramadhaan. Thereafter … Continue reading

Our Lord Does Not Prevent Anything From His Servant in This World Except that He Gives Him What is Better Than it

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said:   Vacate your mind for concern over that which you have been commanded with, and do not preoccupy it with that which is guaranteed for you. For indeed; … Continue reading

The Bitterness of the Dunya is the Sweetness of the Hereafter – A Consolation of Enjoining Patience Under Tribulations

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   When discussing some the remedies which help to enjoin patience when one is faced with tests and tribulations; Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said:   “From its remedies is that he should look … Continue reading

The Levels of the People in Relation to Sicknesses & Some Words of Encouragement for Those Afflicted With Illnesses

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said when speaking of the levels of people in relation to sicknesses:   “The first level: the level of annoyance/embitterment In that one is annoyed with … Continue reading

The Consequences of Opposing the Messengers & its Destructive Effects Upon Mankind – by Ibn Al-Qayyim

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: Whoever has awareness of the circumstances of the world and its fundamentals will know that all corruption in its sphere and in its plant and animal life and in … 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

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-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

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Words on The Light Attained by The Believers

  الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said regarding the saying of Allaah, The Most High:   اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ … Continue reading

Imaam An-Nawawee on The Remedies for Envy, Riyaa, Self-Amazement & Contempt of Others

  Imaam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) said: From them[1] is the caution against envy and riyaa (showing off) and self-amazement and contempt of the people – even if they are lower than him by degrees. These are diseases and sicknesses which many of those possessing despicable souls are afflicted with. Thus; his … Continue reading