Tag: fear

The People Only See The Apparent, But Allah Knows The Inner Self

Abu Hafs  [rahimahullaah] said to Abu Uthmaan Al-Naysaabooriy  [rahimahullaah]: When you sit with the people, then be an admonisher of your heart and soul, and do not be deceived by their gathering around you, for they [are only] aware of what they can see apparently, whilst Allaah is all aware of your inner self [i.e. your heart, soul]


[Madaarij As-Saalikeen 2/106. Slightly paraphrased]

Poisoned Food – Ash Shaykh Abdur Razzaaq Al Badr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ash Shaykh Abdur Razzaaq bin Abdul Mohsin Al Badr (May Allah preserve them) wrote:

Have you seen if a man was afflicted with severe hunger and delicious food was placed in his hands and he extended his hands (to his mouth) to eat from the food; then it was said to him: “indeed it is poisoned, if you eat from it, it will harm you or destroy you”, will he place his hands in it (eat it) or will he refrain?

Subhaanallah!!

How can a person stay far away from (poisoned) food, fearing it’s harm!! And he doesn’t stay away from sins fearful of their punishment!!

May Allah guide us –
Source:

http://al-badr.net/muqolat/2598

Shaykh Fawzaan: Whoever worships Allah with…..

Shaykh Fawzaan was asked:

 

Question:

What is the ruling on those who say: We only worship Allah with love for him and we do not fear his punishment and we do not desire his reward?

 

This is a statement of the soofiyah; it is an error and refuge is sought with Allah. This is in opposition to the methodology of (all of) the Prophets (alayhimus Salaatu was Salaam).

 

Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call upon Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us. [Surah Al-Anbiya’ Verse 90]

 

Those whom they call upon [like Isa (Jesus) – son of Maryam (Mary), Uzair (Ezra), angel] desire (for themselves) means of access to their Lord (Allah), as to which of them should be the nearest; and they [Isa (Jesus), Uzair (Ezra), angels and others] hope for His Mercy and fear His torment. Indeed the torment of your Lord is (something) to be afraid of. [Surah Al-Isra Verse 57]

 

Therefore, whoever worships Allah with fear only then he is a Khaarij; whoever worships Allah with hope only then he is from the murji’ah and whoever worships Allah with love only then he is a Soofi.

And (finally) whoever worships Allah with Love, Hope and Fear then he is a believer upon Tawheed.

 

http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/8309

May Allah reward Abu Alfarooq Imad_Eddeen for his assistance.

Abu Abdir Razzaaq Amjad