Death has Ruled You Out Against Others – Yet at Some Point it Shall Rule Others Out Against You

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The following excerpts are two beneficial reminders of the importance of preparing oneself for the inevitability of death, along with a mention of the reality of the life of this world and … 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 Trials of Living and Dying Which the Muslim Seeks Refuge From in His Prayer

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   It is authentically established that the Prophet (sallaallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) would say whilst in tashahud:   اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ وَمِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ وَمِنْ … Continue reading

Why Does the Mention of Ahlus Sunnah Live On After Their Death – In Contrast to Those That Oppose Them?

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh ul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) stated:   “It was said to Abee Bakr bin ‘Ayyaash: ‘in the Masjid there are a people that are sat; and they are sat with (by … 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

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s List of the Best Forms of Worship & an Account of When & How to Perform Them

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “The best forms of worship are the actions that are in accordance to the pleasure of The Lord , The Most High, at all times – according to 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 On The Virtue of Leaving Behind Beneficial Knowledge After One Passes Away

  After citing numerous ahaadeeth regarding the excellence of knowledge and its benefits in both the life of this world as well as in the Hereafter; Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “For indeed; we have mentioned two hundred proofs regarding the excellence of knowledge and of its people in a … Continue reading