Month: March 2017

A Patient Master and His Harsh Slave  

A slave dealt harshly with his master, so he [i.e. the master] said: “Indeed as you can see I exercise patience with this boy in order to train my soul- because if I exercise patience with the slave [whilst bearing] that which is hated, I will exercise more patience with other than him [i.e. when dealing with others]”.


[Source: Kitaab Uyoounul Akhbaar’ of Ibn Qutaybah (rahimahullaah): Vol: 1-page: 332]

Which Mashaayikh Benefited Me The Most – By Ibnul Jawzi [rahimahullaah]

Imaam Ibnul Jawzi [rahimahullaah] said:

I met the Mashaayikh-their circumstances were different and their stations in knowledge varied. The most beneficial of them for me in companionship was the scholar who acted upon his knowledge, even though there were others more knowledgeable than him.


[Saydul Khaatir: Page:138]

Precise Words of Wisdom and Advice Given By Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah to The Muslim Rulers Regarding The Raafidah  

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said:

A notification to the one in charge of the affairs of the Muslims-may Allaah guide him-that the *Raafidah are not fit to be in authority over the Muslims in anything. They are not suitable for service in their troops and armies. And that is because they are the severest in enmity and harm against the Muslims than the Tartar enemies.  Likewise, they are enemies of the Muslim Rulers–their enmity is based on religion and religious enmity is more severe than enmity [based on] worldly affairs. And an enemy betrays, deceives and double-crosses.

*If the Raafidah manifest repentance to the Muslim rulers and freedom from Rafd [i.e. their evil beliefs of shirk, kufr etc], he [the Muslim ruler] should not believe them merely based on that; rather he should be cautious about their affair. He should split their group and make them take residence in different places in the country in which they will be [living] amongst Ahlus Sunnah. That is because if the affairs change and their state of affairs change, and thus they manifest the enmity in their souls, they will be known and exposed. They will not be able to aid one another in evil and corruption, as opposed to if they were [all] in specific places on their own, then indeed they will have strength and numbers, and will aid one another in evil. And neither will many of their plots be known nor what they are planning to carry out of evil.

*The Raafidah take shelter with the people of evil and corruption in general-those who plot against the servants [of Allaah], the [Muslim] lands and the [Muslim] rulers, such as the heretics- the Qaraamita, the Ismaa’eeliyyah, the Nusayriyyah and their ilk.

*Repelling the harm of the Raafidah from the Muslims and their lands is from the greatest [acts] of sincerity to Allaah; sincerity to the Messenger [i.e. adherence to his Sunnah, obeying his commandments and keeping away from what he has forbidden, and believing everything he has informed of]; sincerity to the Muslim leaders [i.e. obedience to the Muslim leaders in good, making du’aa for them and giving them good advice in private and not to rebel against them etc] and sincerity to the common people [i.e. loving for them what you love for yourself, advising them, commanding them good and forbidding them from evil, preventing them from what harms them and guiding them to what is of benefit to them in this life and the next etc].


Abridged and slightly paraphrased. See link: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=126341]

 

Friday Evening of Knowledge – Lessons with Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq & Abu Humayd Saalim Ahmed

⌚️ 7:00pm UK TIME to 10PM

📆 Friday Feb 31st March

Lesson 1: 📒”Seeking the World Through Deeds of the Hereafter” 📒

From Kitaab al-Tawheed

👤 Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

Lesson 2: 📒”Explanation of the Hadeeth: “We are more deserving  of Doubt than Ibrahim عليه السلام” 📒

👤 Abu Humayd Saalim Ahmed [Graduate of Jaami’at (Universtity) ul-Imam Riyadh, KSA]

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Every Prophet Has His Enemies Amongst The Jinn and Mankind

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَا لِكُلِّ نَبِىٍّ عَدُوًّ۬ا شَيَـٰطِينَ ٱلۡإِنسِ وَٱلۡجِنِّ يُوحِى بَعۡضُهُمۡ إِلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ زُخۡرُفَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ غُرُورً۬ا‌ۚ وَلَوۡ شَآءَ رَبُّكَ مَا فَعَلُوهُ‌ۖ فَذَرۡهُمۡ وَمَا يَفۡتَرُونَ

And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies – Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications.” [Soorah Al-An’aam: Ayah 112]

Allaah [Glorified Be He] stated that they aid one another in opposing the command of the Prophets with what some of them inspire others of adorned speech, so that the gullible and feeble minded people are misled by it.  He [The Most High] stated the reason behind a perpetrator’s [adorned speech] and the reason why it is accepted by the people; then He [The Most High] mentioned [in ayah 113 Al-An’aam] the effects it has on those ignorant souls. When those souls incline towards such adorned speech and become pleased with it, they carry out what it calls them to do -in speech and action.  Therefore, ponder upon these verses and the sublime meanings they convey, for they clarify the roots of false principles and alert a person against them. And if you ponder upon the statements of the people of falsehood, you will indeed find them clothed with expressions and presented in a good light with sophisticated terms, which are quickly accepted by those deprived of sound discernment-to the extent that the wicked sinners would give [good] names to the greatest types of wicked deeds.


[Source: An Excerpt from As-Sawaa-iq al-Mursalah of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim: 2/438). Slightly paraphrased]

 

Having Humility and Avoiding Snobbery – Story from Al-A’mash

Al-A’mash [rahimahullaah] said, “I approached Khaythama [rahimahullaah] and said, Indeed I saw something from Ibraaheem [An-Nakha’ee] the likes of which I have not seen [before]’’; he [Khaythama] said, ‘what is it?’ I said, ‘I saw him sitting with strangers and informed him about it’, so he said, “I was sitting close to them and disliked that by leaving them people may see that as a sign of some superiority I have over them, so I sat with them.””


[Source: التواضع والخمول – pages 113-114]

Deeds Carried Out for Other than the Sake of Allaah are a Cause of Destruction – Ibn al-Qayim

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

مَّثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِرَبِّهِمۡ‌ۖ أَعۡمَـٰلُهُمۡ كَرَمَادٍ ٱشۡتَدَّتۡ بِهِ ٱلرِّيحُ فِى يَوۡمٍ عَاصِفٍ۬‌ۖ لَّا يَقۡدِرُونَ مِمَّا ڪَسَبُواْ عَلَىٰ شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلضَّلَـٰلُ ٱلۡبَعِيدُ

The parable of those who disbelieve in their Lord is that their works are as ashes, on which the wind blows furiously on a stormy day, they shall not be able to get aught of what they have earned. That is the straying, far away (from the Right Path). [14:18]

There is a wonderful underlying reason in likening them [i.e. those deeds] to ashes – due the similarity between their deeds and the disappearance of the ashes found in burning fire, the similarity between the original nature of the ashes and their deeds. Deeds carried out for other than the sake of Allaah are a cause of destruction and as a result of that the fire will be kindled for those who performed them. Allaah [Glorified Be He] will punish them as a result of their false deeds, just as He will bring about bliss and comfort for those people whose deeds were in conformity with His command and carried out for His Sake. Their deeds, the things they worshipped besides Allaah and themselves are fuel for the fire.


[Source: I’laam Al-Muwaqqi-een. 1/223-224. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]