The Greatest Factor in Attaining Forgiveness

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said:   “From the factors in attaining forgiveness is: Tawheed, and it is the greatest factor, so whoever is bereft of it is bereft of forgiveness, and whoever comes … Continue reading

The Attainment of Taqwa – the Purpose and Wisdom of Fasting

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ((O you who believe; fasting is prescribed upon you just as it … 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

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

The Two Shaikhs: Ibn Baaz & Al-Fawzaan on The Position of Ahlus-Sunnah Regarding a Person Committing Major Sins & Not Making Takfeer of The Sinners

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) was asked: Does the undertaking of sins affect the declaration of Tawheed? Committing certain sins – especially the major sins; does that effect this pillar from … Continue reading

The Virtuous Day of ‘Arafah & Some Points of Benefit Related to It

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   The Excellence of The Day of ‘Arafah   1. Allaah, The Most High states in His Book: {وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ} {وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ} ((And by the Promised Day, And by the witness and … Continue reading

The Key to Paradise & That Which Leads to it; & The Key to The Hell-Fire & That Which Leads to it – By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) quotes from Al-‘Allaamah Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) who said after mentioning the narration in which is the mention that the key to Paradise is: ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah’ (none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah): Indeed its teeth are: the legislations of Islaam; the outward forms … Continue reading

Backbiting is Sinful in Practice as it is to Listen to

  Imaam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) said:   Know that backbiting – just as it is forbidden upon the one who backbites to utter it; then likewise it is forbidden upon the listener to listen to it and to approve of it. So it is obligatory upon the one who hears a person initiating … Continue reading