Tag: humility

Accepting sincere advice and following the truth is from one of the greatest obligations – Shaykh Rabee bin Hadi Al-Madhkhali

Accepting sincere advice and following the truth is one of the greatest obligations upon all of the Muslims, from whichever source it comes from. It is not permissible for a Muslim to belittle and disrespect the sincere adviser regardless what his status may be.

I seek refuge with Allah that I reject an advice and defend a mistake or falsehood which emanated from me; for indeed this is from fhe means to evil, infact it is from the ways of the people of corruption, arrogance and arrogant stubbornness. And when he is reminded he doesn’t take the reminder, as Allah said,

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِّرُوا بِآيَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ لَمْ يَخِرُّوا عَلَيْهَا صُمًّا وَعُمْيَانًا

And those who, when they are reminded of the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord, fall not deaf and blind thereat. (Al-Furqan: 73)

Shaykh Rabee bin Hadi Al-Madhkhali

Chapter on Humbleness from Al-Fusool al-Mudiyyah min Seerati ash-Shaykh Rabee bn Hadi ‘Umayr Al-Madhkhali wa Juhoodihi Al-Ilmiyyah wa ad-Da’awiyyah pg 152

Having Humility and Avoiding Snobbery – Story from Al-A’mash

Al-A’mash [rahimahullaah] said, “I approached Khaythama [rahimahullaah] and said, Indeed I saw something from Ibraaheem [An-Nakha’ee] the likes of which I have not seen [before]’’; he [Khaythama] said, ‘what is it?’ I said, ‘I saw him sitting with strangers and informed him about it’, so he said, “I was sitting close to them and disliked that by leaving them people may see that as a sign of some superiority I have over them, so I sat with them.””


[Source: التواضع والخمول – pages 113-114]

Pay Close Attention to Yourself -Neither Be Distracted By Flattery Nor Self-Delusion!

Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (rahimahullaah) said: ”O miserable one! You are disobedient yet you see yourself as a good-doer; you are ignorant yet you see yourself as a scholar; you are miserly yet you see yourself as a generous person; you are an idiot yet you see yourself as a sensible person, and your lifespan is short yet your hopes are prolonged”
Imaam Dhahabi (rahimahullaah) said: ”I swear by Allaah, (Fudayl) spoke the truth! You (O miserable one) are an oppressor yet you see yourself as one who is oppressed; you eat haraam yet you see yourself as one who fears (Allaah); you are a rebellious evil person yet you see yourself as someone who is just; you seek knowledge for the sake of the worldly things yet you see yourself as one who seeks it for the sake of Allaah”. [End of Quote] [Source: Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa: 8/440]

Greater need for humility of the heart than of the limbs – Shaykh Ibn Uthaimeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaikh Ibn ‘Uthaimeen said:

Humility of the heart is in greater need of being observed than humility of the limbs. That is because the one who has awe of Allah in his heart is [consequently] more observant of Allah The Mighty and Majestic and of His rights.

Hence, it is necessary for humility of the heart to be paid attention to more than humility of the limbs.It is possible for any individual to practise humility of the limbs, even inside his house. Everyone is able to stand praying motionlessly [out of apparent humility], however having a heart that is heedless. Therefore, it [the heart] is the basis. It is that that requires a person to pay attention to, taking constant and absolute care of it.

Tafsir Surah Yasin, p.36.

[7] Few Reminders from our Salaf and Imaams of The Sunnah: [A Woman said to Ash-Shabi, ”O Scholar…..]

A woman said to Ash-Shabee (rahimahullaah), ”O scholar! Give me a verdit.” So he said: Indeed a scholar is one who fears Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic).”

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[Jaami Bayaan Al-Im 1/267]

Seize The Benefit Of Five Things From The People Of Your Time

Ibn Abee Haatim(.328H) Rahimahullaah said:

”I entered Damascus and came upon the students of hadeeth, and I passed by the circle of Qaasim al Joo’ee(d.248 AH). I found a  group sitting around him and he was speaking. Their appearance amazed me; and I heard him saying:

”Seize The Benefit Of Five Things From The People Of Your Time:

  1. When you are present, you are not known;
  2. When you are absent you are not missed;
  3. When you are seen, your advice is not sought;
  4. When you say something, your saying is not accepted;
  5. And when you have some knowledge, you are not given anything for it.

I Also Advise You With Five Matters:

  1. When you are treated unjustly, do not behave unjustly;
  2. When you are praised, do not become happy;
  3. When you are criticised, do not become upset;
  4. When you are not believed, do not become angry;
  5. And if people act deceitfully towards you, do not act deceitfully towards them.”

Ibn Abee Haatim said: ”So I took that as my benefit from Damascus.”

Related by Ibn al Jawzee in Sifatus-safwah(2/200).

Important Announcement: Sincerity and Donating – Salafi School/Al-Markaz As Salafi

Asalaamu alaykum Warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu

Pray all the brothers and sisters are well. May Allaah (The Most High) grant (us and them) beneficial knowledge, pure provision and righteous action.

We wish to make something very clear… It has come to Al Markaz As Salafi’s attention that some individuals wish to donate for Allaah’s sake.  Then we encourage them to khayr (goodness) for indeed the reward is with Allah.

However we must bear in mind a very simple affair: Allaah is the One who will establish the project; whether that is through the hands of two people or two thousand people.  Let no person with ulterior motives think that this school is a pet project for them; nor should anyone be oblivious to the fact that we will not bend to anyone’s whims and desires, simply because they gave something (little or plenty). What is most important is that we correct our intentions when giving for the sake of Allah, lest we lose any reward when doing so.

Likewise, let it be absolutely clear that money does not give a status or say in how we pursue the project. We will be consulting responsible and experienced people within the community and outside of it.  The dawa has never been based on money nor are we in need of money for favours, or to heap praise on someone; brushing aside the sound manhaj positions to gather wealth.

By the Mercy of Allah, we have seen the fitnah and errors committed; all in the pursuit of money for a project. And so we will not fall [by Allah’s permission] to those same errors; neither compromising the sound Manhaj positions nor our stances towards those who deliberately seek to dilute the correct stances towards ahlul bidah.  Donating is free for all to do and the reward is with Allah. How many children we have seen give in the projects established amongst the salafis around the country, let alone those who are wealthy.  And it is Allah who records it and indeed, Allah is sufficient as a Helper and a Guardian.

Jazaakumullaahu khayran

Al-Markaz As Salafi bi Manchester