“There is a provision for every journey, so take the best provision…”

‘Umar bin Abdul-Aziz (rahimahullaah) said in a speech he gave:

There is a provision for every journey, so take the best provision, (which is) At-Taqwah; from this life to the Hereafter. Be just like those who have just witnessed Allah’s torment, so that you feel fear (from His torment) and eagerness (for His forgiveness). Do not have prolonged hopes because your hearts will become hardened and you will submit to your enemy (shaytaan). Verily, Allah did not give reason to have prolonged hopes to the one who might not live to see the night after the morning or to see the morning after the night, surrounded by traps of death that might overcome him between these two times. Only those who feel safe from Allah’s torment and the horrors of the Day of Resurrection should feel assured and secure (and none should feel this way in this life). As for he who attends to a concern only to find that other concerns strike him, how can he feel safe? I seek refuge with Allah from ordering you to do what I forbid for myself, for if I do, my trade will fail and my poverty will be utterly exposed on a Day, during which only truth and sincerity will avail.


[Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah of Ibn Kathir, Vol.9, Page 283]

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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