Salaficentre Appeal 2019

Mutual Rivalry In Affairs of Knowledge- By Imaam Ibnul Qayyim

Allaah [The Most High] said:

أَلۡهَٮٰكُمُ ٱلتَّكَاثُرُ

حَتَّىٰ زُرۡتُمُ ٱلۡمَقَابِرَ

The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you, Until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die). [102:1-2]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] stated about this mutual rivalry: It is everything a slave piles up in rivalry against others (with regards to things of) the worldly life, such as wealth, prestige, (ownership) of slaves, construction of buildings or growing crops; or knowledge by way of which Allaah’s Face is not sought; or deeds through which [one does not seek] to get close to Allaah. All this is from mutual rivalry in piling up of worldly things, which diverts (a person) from Allaah and the home of the Afterlife. 

[Source: (  بدائع التفسير الجامع لما فكره الإمام ابن قيم الجوزية)   Vol 3. pg. 355]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags: ,



0161 317 1481


2 Dudley Street
Cheetham Hill
M8 9DA

(C) 2012 The Salafi Centre of Manchester | 2 Dudley Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 9DA
The Quran and Sunnah Upon The Understanding of The Salaf

Pin It on Pinterest