Month: April 2017

Do you Love Allah and His Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) – Ibn Masood

On the Authority of Abdullah ibn Masood who said:

“Whoever wants to know if he loves Allah and His Messenger then let him look! If he loves the Quraan (reciting it, acting upon it), then indeed he loves Allah and His Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam).”

Shu’ab al-Eemaan lil Bayhaqee 1861

The Youth who Excommunicate other Muslims – Shaykh Ahmad An-Najmee (rahimahullah)

Shaykh Ahmad An-Najmee (rahimahullah):

The youth who excommunicate [other Muslims by declaring them to be disbelievers without right] adopted this school of thought – the school of thought of [unjustified] Takfeer and Tafjeer [i.e. planting bombs to kill people]- from the methodology of ikhwaan Al-Muslimeen [i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood sect founded by Hasan Al-Bannah].

Al-Fataawa Al-Jaleeya Vol.1 Page 127 Al-Allaamah Ahmad ibn Yahya An-Najmee (rahimahullah)

He Thinks Allah Dislikes Him – Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee

Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee (rahimahullah) said:
In the hadeeth of Anas (radiaAllaahu anhu):

“If Allah wills good for His slave, He hastens his punishment in this world, and if He wills bad for His slave, He withholds from him (the punishment for) his sin, until He requites him for it on the Day of Resurrection.” [Tirmidhi, Authenticated by Al-Albaani]

This hadeeth informs [us] that a servant [of Allaah] is afflicted with adversities and continually [tested] with calamities, so he thinks this is [because] Allah dislikes him, whilst this is not the case; rather it maybe that Allah loves him and wants to test him with trials, so that he appears on the day of resurrection and [the trials he went through in the worldly life becomes a means of] reducing [his] sins.

“Ash-Sharh al-Moojaz al-Mumahhad li Tawheed al-Khāliq al-Mumajjad alladhi allafahu Shaikhul-Islam Muhammad” Page 154

Acting on Knowledge – Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (rahimahullah):

I did not write a single hadeeth except verily I acted on it, to the extent that it came to me that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) was cupped and gave Abaa Tayba a deenar, so I was cupped and gave the cupper a deenar.

Siyaar A’laam An-Nubalaa Vol 11 Page 296

I Want to Learn Akhlaaq from You – Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadi Al-Madkhalee

Shaykh Rabee Al-Madkhalee:

I will mention [something] from the etiquettes of Yahya Ibn Yahya An-Naysaabooree [in the path of seeking knowledge]:

He traveled from his city – Naysaaboor- to Imam Maalik, and took [i.e. studied, memorized etc] Al-Muwatta from him. After he finished Al-Muwatta, he stayed for a year. After he had finished Al-Muwatta, he was supposed to return to his country, [but] he stayed in Madeenah for a year and kept a close companionship with Imam Maalik.

Imam Maalik said to him, “why have you stayed even though you’ve [already studied, memorized] what you were seeking after?” He replied, “I want to learn Akhlaaq [manners] from you.

Al-Wasaaya Al-Manhajiyyah pg 512-51