Those Who Worship Allaah On An Edge


Ibn Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) stated in Ath-Thabaat Indal Mamaat, page: 11

And indeed many of the creation become helpless when their loved ones die. So amongst them is one who tears his clothes; and amongst them is one who strikes his face out of despair and amongst them is one who raise objections. And indeed I have seen an old man who reached nearly eighty years of age and he used to strictly guard the congregational prayer. So a son of his died and he said: ‘’It is not befitting for anyone to supplicate, for indeed he will not be answered.’’ He then said: ‘’Indeed Allaah has turned away from us, for He has not left us with a child.’’ So, I realised that his prayers and performance of good deeds was merely a habitual thing, because they were not nurtured upon knowledge and Imaan. These (people) are those who worship Allaah on an edge (i.e. in doubt).¹

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¹ Allaah [The Most High] said: ‘’And among mankind is he who worships Allah on an edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face.’’ ([Soorah Al-Hajj: Ayah 11]|(Translated by: Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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