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People cannot Bestow Blessings Upon Themselves or Others – Shaykh Fawzān

Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān:

Allah (Subhānahu wa ta’āla) began this great sūrah (Suratul Mulk) with praise and glorification of Himself, and He is the most deserving to be praised and glorified.

The meaning of تبارك (tabāraka) is تعاظم. Allāh is the one who, when performing dhikr of him, blessings are obtained from (when done sincerely for Allāh and in accordance with the sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (sallallāhu alaihi wa salam)). He is the one who sends down blessings and He is the one who bestows blessings on whomsoever He wills.

This word ‘tabāraka’ does not apply except when speaking of Allāh, hence it is not allowed to say to someone “Oh so and so, tabārak upon us”, as some of the ignoramuses say.

However, as for saying to someone, you are “mubārak”, then there is no issue with it, because the meaning of “mubārak” is that Allāh (Subhānahu wa ta’āla) has blessed you and bestowed his blessings upon you.

Allāh (Subhānahu wa ta’āla) said:

‎وَجَعَلَنِي مُبَارَكًا أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُ

“And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be (Sūrah Maryam: 31)
and

‎كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ

(This is) a Book (the Qur’ān) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings (Sūrah Sād: 29).

Therefore, Allāh is the one who bestows blessings and places blessings in whoever, wherever and whatsoever he wills. As for mankind, they can not bless themselves, indeed it is only Allāh who gives mankind blessings and makes them blessed.


Slightly Paraphrased from Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān’s ‘Mā Tayassara wa Tahassala min Durūs al-Qurān fī Hizb al-Mufassal’ Vol.2 Page 6

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What Do I Owe My Parents? – Shaykh Zayd bin Haadi

Al Allaamah Zayd bin Haadi Al Madhkhalee (rahimahullah) said:

“The greatest act of good (towards parents) is that the son whom Allaah has bestowed upon him with some (Islamic) knowledge, that from it, he offers (teaches) it to his parents as a first priority.

And this is better than being good to them by giving them money or anything other than that.

Then (it follows that) he should be good and dutiful to them with good words and good actions which pleases Allaah, then with that which pleases both of them (Parents).

[This applies to both Son and Daughter]”

‘Awn Al Ahad As Samad Sharh Adabul Mufrad 28/1

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The Calamity of Ignorance & Its Trial – Shaykh Zayd bin Haadi

 

Al Allaamah Zayd bin Haadi Al Madkhalee (rahimahullah) said:

“And People are not exactly similar, the reality is that ignorance is like (different levels of) darknesses, and ignorance is from the greatest calamity and trial, especially when Allaah grants and favours you with an opportunity in your life for you to learn (Islamic knowledge), you instead spend your entire lifetime in enjoying your worldly physical existence, this is what (true and great) loss is.”

‘Awn Al Ahad As Samad Sharh Adabul Mufrad 28/1 – Shaykh Zayd Bin Haadi

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The Blessing Of Eemaan

 

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ فِيكُمْ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَوْ يُطِيعُكُمْ فِي كَثِيرٍ مِنَ الْأَمْرِ لَعَنِتُّمْ وَلَكِنَّ اللَّهَ حَبَّبَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْأِيمَانَ وَزَيَّنَهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ أُولَئِكَ هُمُ الرَّاشِدُونَ فَضْلاً مِنَ اللَّهِ وَنِعْمَةً وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ

And know that, among you there is the Messenger of Allah. If he were to obey you (i.e. follow your opinions and desires) in much of the matter, you would surely be in trouble, but Allah has endeared the Faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience (to Allah and His Messenger) hateful to you. These! They are the rightly guided ones, (This is) a Grace from Allah and His Favour. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. [Soorah al-Hujuraat: Ayah 7-8]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim said:

Your love for Imaan, desire for it and its beautification in your hearts is not from yourselves; rather it is Allaah who placed it in your hearts.  He is the one who made it preferable and pleasing to you; therefore do not put yourself before My Messenger-neither speak until he speaks nor act until he commands you.  The one (i.e. Allaah) who made you love Imaan is the most knowledgeable concerning what is of benefit for His slaves than yourselves.  And had it not been the Tawfeeq of Allaah upon you, your souls would not have yielded to Imaan.  Imaan would not have been (acquired) through your consultation and bestowed from yourselves, nor would you have given it precedence because your souls are unable and weak to (do that), and cannot reach it….

[For further details, See ‘Madaarij As-Saalikeen 1/414—415]

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Allaah (The Most High) is Just & Only Removes Blessings if… ibn Al Qayyim

Allaah (The Most High) said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ

Verily! Allah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change what is in themselves.”[Ar-Radd: Ayah: 11]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

The wording of this (ayah) shows that He (Allaah) does not (remove) His blessings which He bestowed upon His slaves until they (move away from) obedience to Him and disobey Him.

[Badaa-I At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnu Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah: page: 80: Vol: 2]

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