Ramadhaan – A Blessed Month of Fasting and Seeking Closeness to Allaah

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “Fasting has a remarkable effect in conserving the outer limbs, as well as the inner potencies, and protects them from merging with the unsound harmful elements that can … 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

Exceptional Words on the Prophetic Conduct with Non-Muslims & the Issue of Compulsion in the Religion

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “Whoever observes the biography of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), it becomes clear to him that he did not compel anyone upon his religion – ever, rather; … Continue reading

Some of the People Being a Trial for Others – Will You Have Patience?

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said regarding the saying of Allaah, The Most High:   وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ ((And We have made some of you as a trial for others; will you have … Continue reading

The Qur’aan – All of It is in Relation to Tawheed

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Al-‘Allaamah Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said:   “For indeed; every aayah in the Qur’aan – then it comprises of Tawheed, as an attestation of it – a caller to it. Indeed; the Qur’aan is: … Continue reading

Sincerity; Riyaa and Performing Actions for Worldly Effect – Beneficial Points to Check One’s Intentions

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said:   Know that sincerity for Allaah is the foundation of the religion and the essence of Tawheed and worship. It is that the servant intends with his action … 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

Not Being Put Off the Straight Path Due to the People or Due to a Lack of Companionship Upon it – 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:   “Since the pursuer of the Straight Path is pursuing an affair that most of the people turn away from; aspirant to conduct (himself) upon a path whose companionship … 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

Benefits From Tafseer: Referring Back to the Scholars in Matters of Importance

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said in his explanation of the saying of Allaah, The Most High:   وَإِذَا جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِّنَ الْأَمْنِ أَوِ الْخَوْفِ أَذَاعُوا بِهِ ۖ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَىٰ … Continue reading