Month: November 2013

The severest type of miserliness….

”The severest level of miserliness is that a person is miserly towards himself despite being in need; for how many a miser has wealth and falls ill, but he does not seek medication.  He yearns for something but miserliness prevents him from (getting it).”

[Mukhtasar Minhaaj Al-Qaasideen of Imaam Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee (rahimahullaah) page 218]

Our Salaf: Sincere repentance [Al-Hasan Al-Basri and Al-Kalbee]

Al-Hasan Al-Basri (rahimahullaah) said:

”Sincere repentance is that the slave (shows) regret for what has elapsed (of his sins) and is determined not to return to them.”


Al-Kalbee (rahimahullaah) said:

”It is to seek the forgiveness (of Allaah) with the tongue, being regretful in the heart and restrain the limbs (from committing the sins again).”

[Source: Madaarij As-Saalikeen 1/309-310]

Hastiness; Constant Anger; Uncontrollable; Generousity; Greed; Boring

Amr Ibn Muhammad said: Al-Ghalaabee narrated to us from Ibraaheem Ibn Umar Ibn Habeeb who said: It used to be said:

Praiseworthiness cannot be found in the one who is (constantly) hasty nor can happiness be found in the one who is (constantly) angry.

(Sound) aspiration cannot be found in the one who is uncontrollable nor can envy be found in the generous one.

Richness cannot be found in the greedy one nor can the boring one have brothers (i.e. people he socialises with).

[Source: Rawdatul Uqalaa: 1/24]



Ibn Abdul Waahid advised Diyaa about recitation of the Qur’aan and seeking knowledge

Ibraaheem Ibn Abdul Waahid Al-Maqdisee (rahimahullaah) stated whilst advising Diyaa al-Maqdisee (rahimahullaah) when he (Diyaa) desired to travel and seek knowledge: ”Read the Qur’aan a lot and do not abandon it; for indeed it will make it easy for you to acquire (the knowledge) you seek in proportion to what you read.”  Diyaa (rahimahullaah) then said: ”I did see and experience (what Ibraaheem advised me); for when I used to read a lot of (Qur’aan), it was easy for me to listen and write down a lot of hadeeth.  And when I did not read (a lot), it was not easy for me.”


[Source: ذيل طبقات الحنابلةof Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) 3/205]

[3] A mention of some of the characteristics of the raafidah

Imaam Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said:

”They are a forsaken group and a despicable sect that follow ambiguities and abandon the entirely clear affairs that have been determined by the Imaams of Islaam amongst the Sahaabah, the Taa-bi’een and those who came after them amongst the scholars who are (highly) recognized in all eras and regions of the earth.” [Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah: 5/287]

Our Salaf: Abdullaah Ibn Daawud Sandeelah–It is from the signs of truth…..

Abdullaah Ibn Daawud Sandeelah (rahimahullaah) said:

”It is from the signs of truth to have hatred for a person who basis his religion upon desires (i.e. innovations); and it is incumbent upon the one who loves the truth to hate the people of desires (i.e. ahlul bidah).”

[Hilyatul Awliyaa 10/392]

Our Salaf: Taawoos (rahimahullaah)–Allaah responds to the supplication of the distressed one

Abdullah Ibn Abee Saaleh (rahimahullah) said: Taawoos (rahimahullah) visited me so I said to him: “O Abu Abdur-Rahmaan! Supplicate to Allaah for me”. So he said: Supplicate for yourself because Allaah responds to the distressed one when he supplicates to Him.”

[Sifatus safwah 2/289]