Month: January 2019

Affairs of Guidance That Are Connected to Each Other And Affairs of Misguidance That Are Connected to Each Other – [An Admonition By Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah)]

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

And just as Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] attached Al-Hudaa [Guidance] and At-Tuqaa [Piety] together; Dalaal [misguidance related to knowledge and creed] and Ghay [Misguidance related to knowledge and deeds]; likewise, He attached guidance and mercy together, and misguidance and misery together.

Regarding the first affair, Allaah said:

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ عَلَىٰ هُدً۬ى مِّن رَّبِّهِمۡ‌ۖ وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُفۡلِحُونَ

Such are on guidance from their Lord, and such are the successful.

[Surah Luqmaan. Aayah 5]

 

Allaah said:

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ عَلَيۡہِمۡ صَلَوَٲتٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِمۡ وَرَحۡمَةٌ۬‌ۖ وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُهۡتَدُونَ

They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e. blessings, etc.) (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided-ones. [Surah Al-Baqarah Aayah 157]

And Allaah stated regarding [a supplication of the believers that they say]:

رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغۡ قُلُوبَنَا بَعۡدَ إِذۡ هَدَيۡتَنَا وَهَبۡ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحۡمَةً‌ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلۡوَهَّابُ

(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.” [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 8]

And Allaah stated that the young men of the cave said:

رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحۡمَةً۬ وَهَيِّئۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَمۡرِنَا رَشَدً۬ا

“Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!”  [Surah Al-Kahf. Aayah 10]

And Allaah said:

لَقَدۡ كَانَ فِى قَصَصِہِمۡ عِبۡرَةٌ۬ لِّأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ‌ۗ مَا كَانَ حَدِيثً۬ا يُفۡتَرَىٰ وَلَـٰڪِن تَصۡدِيقَ ٱلَّذِى بَيۡنَ يَدَيۡهِ وَتَفۡصِيلَ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَهُدً۬ى وَرَحۡمَةً۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ

Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding. It (the Qur’an) is not a forged statement but a confirmation of the Allah’s existing Books [the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel) and other Scriptures of Allah] and a detailed explanation of everything and a guide and a Mercy for the people who believe. [Surah Yoosuf. Aayah 111]

Allaah said:

وَمَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ إِلَّا لِتُبَيِّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلَّذِى ٱخۡتَلَفُواْ فِيهِ‌ۙ وَهُدً۬ى وَرَحۡمَةً۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ

And We have not sent down the Book (the Qur’an) to you (O Muhammad), except that you may explain clearly unto them those things in which they differ, and (as) a guidance and a mercy for a folk who believe. [Surah An-Nahl. Aayah 64]

And Allaah said:

وَنَزَّلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ تِبۡيَـٰنً۬ا لِّكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَهُدً۬ى وَرَحۡمَةً۬ وَبُشۡرَىٰ لِلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ

And We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur’an) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allah as Muslims). [Surah An-Nahl. Aayah 89]

And Allaah said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ قَدۡ جَآءَتۡكُم مَّوۡعِظَةٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّڪُمۡ وَشِفَآءٌ۬ لِّمَا فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ وَهُدً۬ى وَرَحۡمَةٌ۬ لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ

‘’O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Qur’an, ordering all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that (disease of ignorance, doubt, hypocrisy and differences, etc.) in your breasts, – a guidance and a mercy (explaining lawful and unlawful things, etc.) for the believers.’’

Then Allaah reiterated and mentioned them, saying:

قُلۡ بِفَضۡلِ ٱللَّهِ وَبِرَحۡمَتِهِۦ فَبِذَٲلِكَ فَلۡيَفۡرَحُواْ

Say: “In the Fadl of Allah, and in His Mercy-therein let them rejoice.”

[Soorah Yoonus. Aayaat 57-58]

There are various statements of the Salaf [the pious predecessors] regarding the explanation of Fadl and Rahma, and the correct saying is that they mean guidance and bounty – Allaah’s Fadl is His Guidance and His Mercy is His bounty, and that is why He attached guidance and bounty together [in the above Aayah], which is similar to His statement in Surah Al-Faatihah:

ٱهۡدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٲطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ

صِرَٲطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ غَيۡرِ ٱلۡمَغۡضُوبِ عَلَيۡهِمۡ

Guide us to the Straight Way. The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace… [Surah Al-Faatihah. Aayaat 6-7]

And also in Allaah’s statement to his Prophet regarding the blessings  bestowed on him:

أَلَمۡ يَجِدۡكَ يَتِيمً۬ا فَـَٔاوَىٰ

وَوَجَدَكَ ضَآلاًّ۬ فَهَدَىٰ

وَوَجَدَكَ عَآٮِٕلاً۬ فَأَغۡنَىٰ

Did He not find you (O Muhammad) an orphan and gave you a refuge? And He found you unaware (of the Qur’an, its legal laws, and Prophethood, etc.) and guided you? And He found you poor, and made you rich (self-sufficient with self-contentment, etc.)? [Surah Ad-Duhaa. Aayaat 6-8]

So, Allaah gave him [i.e. the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi wasallam)] a combination of guidance and blessing- by granting him refuge, self-sufficiency with self-contentment.

And regarding this also is the statement of Allaah that Nooh [alayhis salaam] said:

قَالَ يَـٰقَوۡمِ أَرَءَيۡتُمۡ إِن كُنتُ عَلَىٰ بَيِّنَةٍ۬ مِّن رَّبِّى وَءَاتَٮٰنِى رَحۡمَةً۬ مِّنۡ عِندِهِۦ

O my people! Tell me, if I have a clear proof from my Lord, and a Mercy (Prophethood, etc.) has come to me from Him.. [Surah Hud. Aayah 28]

And Allaah said that Shu’aib [alayhis salaam] said:

أَرَءَيۡتُمۡ إِن كُنتُ عَلَىٰ بَيِّنَةٍ۬ مِّن رَّبِّى وَرَزَقَنِى مِنۡهُ رِزۡقًا حَسَنً۬ا‌ۚ

Tell me, if I have a clear evidence from my Lord, and He has given me a good sustenance from Himself (shall I corrupt it by mixing it with the unlawfully earned money). [Surah Hud. Aayah 88]

And Allaah said about Khidr [alayhis salaam]:

فَوَجَدَا عَبۡدً۬ا مِّنۡ عِبَادِنَآ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُ رَحۡمَةً۬ مِّنۡ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمۡنَـٰهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلۡمً۬ا

Then they [i.e. Moosaa (alayhis salaam and his boy servant) found one of Our slaves, unto whom We had bestowed mercy from Us, and whom We had taught knowledge from Us. [Surah Al-Kahf. Aayah 65]

And Allaah said to His Messenger [Muhammad (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam)]:

إِنَّا فَتَحۡنَا لَكَ فَتۡحً۬ا مُّبِينً۬ا

لِّيَغۡفِرَ لَكَ ٱللَّهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِن ذَنۢبِكَ وَمَا تَأَخَّرَ وَيُتِمَّ نِعۡمَتَهُ ۥ عَلَيۡكَ وَيَہۡدِيَكَ صِرَٲطً۬ا مُّسۡتَقِيمً۬ا

وَيَنصُرَكَ ٱللَّهُ نَصۡرًا عَزِيزًا

Verily, We have given you (O Muhammad) a manifest victory. That Allah may forgive you your sins of the past and the future, and complete His Favour on you, and guide you on the Straight Path; And that Allah may help you with strong help. [Surah Al-Fath. Aayah 1-3]

And Allaah said:

وَأَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ وَعَلَّمَكَ مَا لَمۡ تَكُن تَعۡلَمُ‌ۚ وَكَانَ فَضۡلُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡكَ عَظِيمً۬ا

Allah has sent down to you the Book (The Qur’an), and Al-Hikmah (Islamic laws, knowledge of legal and illegal things i.e. the Prophet’s Sunnah – legal ways), and taught you that which you knew not. And Ever Great is the Grace of Allah unto you (O Muhammad). [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayah 113]

And Allaah said:

وَلَوۡلَا فَضۡلُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَرَحۡمَتُهُ ۥ مَا زَكَىٰ مِنكُم مِّنۡ أَحَدٍ أَبَدً۬ا

And had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, not one of you would ever have been pure from sins. [Surah An-Noor. Aayah 21]

The Fadl [bounty] of Allaah [in this Aayah] means His Guidance, Mercy, Blessings, Kindness and Generosity which He bestowed on them.

And Allaah said:

فَإِمَّا يَأۡتِيَنَّڪُم مِّنِّى هُدً۬ى فَمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَ هُدَاىَ فَلَا يَضِلُّ وَلَا يَشۡقَىٰ

Then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My Guidance shall neither go astray, nor fall into distress and misery. [Surah Taahaa. Aayah 123]

Guidance is barrier against misguidance, and mercy is a barrier against misery. This is what Allaah stated in the beginning of Surah Taahaa, saying:

طه

مَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ لِتَشۡقَىٰٓ

Taa-Haa.  We have not sent down the Qur’an unto you (O Muhammad) to cause you distress. [Surah Taahaa. Aayah 1-2]

Allaah bestowed on him the ‘Sending down the Qur’aan to him’ [i.e. the Prophet (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam)] and negated misery from him, just as Allaah stated at the end of Surah Taa Haa regarding those who follow the guidance [or revelation]:

فَلَا يَضِلُّ وَلَا يَشۡقَى

Shall neither go astray, nor fall into distress and misery.

Therefore, Al-Hudaa [Guidance], Al-Fadl [Bounty], An-Ni’mah [Blessing] and Rahma [Mercy] are attached to each other and they are not separated from each another, just as misguidance and misery are two affairs that are attached to each another and do not separate from each another.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

إِنَّ ٱلۡمُجۡرِمِينَ فِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ وَسُعُرٍ۬

Verily, the Mujrimun (polytheists, disbelievers, sinners, criminals, etc.) are in error (in this world) and will burn (in the Hell-fire in the Hereafter). [Surah Al-Qamar. Aayah 47]

The word Su’ur is the plural of Sa’eer, and it is that punishment that necessitates extreme misery and distress.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَلَقَدۡ ذَرَأۡنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ ڪَثِيرً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلۡجِنِّ وَٱلۡإِنسِ‌ۖ لَهُمۡ قُلُوبٌ۬ لَّا يَفۡقَهُونَ بِہَا وَلَهُمۡ أَعۡيُنٌ۬ لَّا يُبۡصِرُونَ بِہَا وَلَهُمۡ ءَاذَانٌ۬ لَّا يَسۡمَعُونَ بِہَآ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ كَٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمِ بَلۡ هُمۡ أَضَلُّ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡغَـٰفِلُونَ

And surely, We have created many of the jinns and mankind for Hell. They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones. [Surah Al-A’raaf. Aayah 179]

And Allaah said about them [i.e. the criminals]:

وَقَالُواْ لَوۡ كُنَّا نَسۡمَعُ أَوۡ نَعۡقِلُ مَا كُنَّا فِىٓ أَصۡحَـٰبِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ

And they will say: “Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire!” [Surah Al-Mulk. Aayah 10]

And based on this, Allaah attached guidance, Inshiraah As-Sadr [i.e. when one’s heart is opened to Islaam] and Al-Hayaat At-Tayyibah [i.e. a good life] together; and He attached misguidance, a constricted heart and a life of hardship together. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

فَمَن يُرِدِ ٱللَّهُ أَن يَهۡدِيَهُ ۥ يَشۡرَحۡ صَدۡرَهُ ۥ لِلۡإِسۡلَـٰمِ‌ۖ وَمَن يُرِدۡ أَن يُضِلَّهُ ۥ يَجۡعَلۡ صَدۡرَهُ ۥ ضَيِّقًا حَرَجً۬ا

And whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islam, and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed and constricted. [Surah Al-An’aam. Aayah 125]

And Allaah said:

أَفَمَن شَرَحَ ٱللَّهُ صَدۡرَهُ ۥ لِلۡإِسۡلَـٰمِ فَهُوَ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِ

Is he whose breast Allah has opened to Islam, so that he is in light from His Lord (as he who is a disbeliever)? [Surah Az-Zumar. Aayah 22]

And likewise, Allaah attached guidance and Inaabah [i.e. the act of turning repentantly to Him with submission and Eemaan] together, and He attached misguidance and hard heartedness together.

Allaah [The Most High] said:

ٱللَّهُ يَجۡتَبِىٓ إِلَيۡهِ مَن يَشَآءُ وَيَہۡدِىٓ إِلَيۡهِ مَن يُنِيبُ

Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills, and guides unto Himself who turns to Him in repentance and in obedience. [Surah Ash-Shooraa. Aayah 13]

And Allaah [The Exalted] said:

فَوَيۡلٌ۬ لِّلۡقَـٰسِيَةِ قُلُوبُہُم مِّن ذِكۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ فِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ

So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error! [Surah Az-Zumar. Aayah 22]

Source: Al-Fawaa-id. Pages 198-201. Paraphrased]

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The Relationship Between Guidance and Striving – By Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah]

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

Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَٱلَّذِينَ جَـٰهَدُواْ فِينَا لَنَہۡدِيَنَّہُمۡ سُبُلَنَا‌ۚ

As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (i.e. Allah’s Religion – Islamic Monotheism)] [29:69]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] stated:

Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] attached guidance to Jihaad [i.e. striving in the path of Allaah]. The people with the most perfect guidance are those who [perform] a greater Jihaad [i.e striving in the path of Allaah].  And the most obligatory Jihaad is the Jihaad against the Self [Ref 1]; Jihaad against [evil or vain] desires, Jihaad against shaytaan and jihaad against the Dunyah [Ref2].

Therefore, whoever strives against these four [in the path of Allaah and for the sake of Allaah], Allaah will guide him to the paths of [attaining] His Pleasure [that] leads to Paradise. And whoever abandons [this] Jihaad, he will miss guidance depending on the extent of what he neglected of [it]. Junaid said, ‘’Those who strive against their [evil or vain] desires [in the path of Allaah] by way of repentance, Allaah will  guide them to the paths of Ikhlaas.

It is not possible to strive against the enemy in the open, except for the one who strives against these enemies inwardly.  So whoever is aided against them, he will be victorious against his enemy.  And whoever is made to be overcome by them, his enemy will be made victorious over him. [Al-Fawaa’id page 97. Paraphrased].

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Ref 1: Jihaad Against The Self: Striving to attain upright guidance, adhering to it after being acquainted with it, calling to it and exercising patience when faced with the difficulties in that path [Zaadul Ma’aad 3/9-12]

Ref 2: Jihaad against the Dunyah: In a supplication, the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] asked Allaah, saying: ‘’Do not make the Dunyah our greatest concern’’. [Reported by Imaam Tirmidhee (rahimahullaah) Number 3502 & declared authentic by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in Saheeh At-Tirmidhee]. Al-Mubaarakfooree [rahimahullaah] stated in his explanation of this supplication that it means: Do not make wealth and status our greatest goal or the reason behind our grief, rather direct our greatest goal or the reason behind our grief towards the deeds of the afterlife. [Tuhfah Al-Ahwadhee 9/475-477]

What is the Meaning of Hizbiyyah and What is The Ruling Upon It? Shaykh Ubaid Al Jaabiree

A questioner from Germany asks:

“What is the definition of Hizbiyyah and what is its ruling?”

Watch the video for the answer.

Your question O my child from Germany is composed of two parts. The first: concerning the meaning of hizbiyyah and I say you have done well for asking this question. So hizbiyyah is to unite and side with an individual, individuals or a group other than Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamā’ah. And it’s possible (the people of hizbiyyah) side themselves with a number of groups. So you find one of them for example, uniting with Jamā’atu-Tablīgh, Jamā’atul-ikhwān, Jamā’atul-jihād or other than them from the present day da’wah affiliated groups that are all deviated and misguide people.

I say this without any reluctance, as this is what I profess as my religion before Allāh.

So you find him (a person of hizbiyyah) making his friendship and allegiance towards those who side with him, a groups of people, a single individual or various individual persons.  He builds his allegiance and enmity based on them.

It was this that Shaykhul-Islām – may Allāh have mercy upon him – signified with his saying, “And whosoever raises for the people a man for whose sake friendship and enmity is formed, then he is  from those who have divided their religion and split into sects” and with this detailed explanation – if Allāh wills – I think you have understood the meaning of hizbiyyah. It is taken from (the word) tahazzub (to form partisanship).

As for the second part and that is your question concerning its ruling – it is an innovation and misguidance. So whoever sides himself with other than the Salafis – and they are the People of Hadīth (prophetic narrations), Ahlul- Athar, (people of narrations), the Victorious Party, the Saved Sect, the People of Sunnah and Jamā’ah (unity).

So this is the reality of despicable hizbiyyah and (one who falls into it) is from those who have divided their religion and split into sects.

Live Lecture Announcement – Principles of the Salafi Manhaj – By Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq @ The Masjid

We are delighted to announce an upcoming lecture by our brother and teacher – Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

Title: Principles of the Salafi Manhaj

“Between Extremism and Neglect”

  • Live at the Masjid
  • Friday 1st February
  • 7:30 pm

Broadcast live on SunnahRadio.net

 

Lying for the Purpose of Calling to Allah – Shaykh Saaleh al Fawzān

Question: “May Allaah be good to you. Is lying permissible for the purpose of calling to Allaah?”

Answer:

No, calling to Allaah is based upon truthfulness. There is no good in lying. Except for in the instance of rectification, rectification between the people. Rectification between the people, there is no problem with lying for the purpose of rectification, (which is) an overriding benefit. Likewise (lying) between the spouses for the sake of maintaining the close relationship between the two. So one of them lies to the other in order to rectify their relationship. There is no problem with this.

Why Does My Prayer not Prevent me from Evil Actions – Shaykh Uthaymeen

I pray, however I (still) perform some evil actions; so, what is your advice for me? And why does my prayer not prevent me from forbidden actions?

Shaykh Uthaymeen Replies:

My advice for you is that you repent to Allah (The Mighty and Majestic) and that you sincerely draw close to Allah. (Likewise) that you recall the greatness of the one you have disobeyed and recall His punishment (The Mighty and Majestic), for whoever opposes his command.

You should also read the statement of Allah,

نَبِّئۡ عِبَادِىٓ أَنِّىٓ أَنَا ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ (٤٩) وَأَنَّ عَذَابِى هُوَ ٱلۡعَذَابُ ٱلۡأَلِيمُ (٥٠)

Declare (O Muhammad SAW) unto My slaves, that truly, I am the Oft-Forgiving, the Most-Merciful. (49) And that My Torment is indeed the most painful torment. (50)

So, seek Allah’s forgiveness and mercy and fear his punishment. As for your situation, i.e. that you pray and you prayer does not prevent you from evil actions, then perhaps your prayer has deficiencies, because the prayer which prevents from fahshaa (i.e. great sins) and munkar (everything Islam rejects & has prohibited) is the complete prayer, (meaning) the prayer which is (performed) in accordance to that which the Messenger of Allah came with; with presence of heart, performing the actions (of the prayer) as they were reported in the sunnah. It is not every prayer which prevents from fahshaa (i.e. great sins) and munkar (every thing Islam censures & has forbidden ), rather it is the established prayer (in the sunnah) which the people perform in the manner which is befitting.

Allah The Most High said:

﴿اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ﴾ [العنكبوت:45]

Recite (O Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wa salam) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Qur’ân), and perform As-Salât (Iqamât¬as¬Salât). Verily, As-Salât (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahshâ’ (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed).

Meaning, the prayer which is performed in the correct manner (according to the sunnah of the Messenger of Allah), prevents these evils.

(1) The questioner is alluding to this aayah in the Quran: Al-Ankaboot: 45


VIDEO – Show Your Gratitude To Allah & Perform The Night Prayer – Shaykh Fawzaan

From the Video:

“Do you not feel ashamed in front of Allaah that you sleep the whole night and do not stand to pray to Allaah The Mighty & Majestic even if it be a short portion of the night whilst Allaah has blessed you, given you health and safety? “

Say Only Those Words that are the Best – An Excerpt From a Contemplative Khutbah – Shaykh Abdur Razzaaq al Badr

An Excellent Khutbah based upon the following Ayah in which Allah says:

“And say to My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism) that they should (only) say those words that are the best. (Because) Shaitan (Satan) verily, sows disagreements among them. Surely, Shaitan (Satan) is to man a plain enemy.” [Surah Al-Israa. Ayah 53]

Excerpt

How many – O slaves of Allaah- enmities and wars broke out due to one evil statement, and how much love, brotherhood and [amicability, hospitality, cordiality etc] spread between the slaves due to one good statement!

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