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

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

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

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

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

The Salaf During The Month of Ramadhaan

  The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) During Ramadhaan: Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said in Zaadul Ma’aad 2/30 regarding the obligation of fasting in Ramadhaan: “And its obligation began in the second year after the Hijrah, so that when the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) had died; he had fasted nine … Continue reading

Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee & Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan on The Wisdoms Behind The Legislation of Fasting

  With regard to some of the wisdoms in fasting, Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmee (rahimahullaah) said:   Firstly: It is a spiritual exercise of the soul due to the withholding itself from its desires and that which is beloved to it. Secondly: That the abandonment of food and drink … Continue reading