Category Archives: Character

Envy–A Great Disease of the Hearts–and some of its cures


Imaam Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee (rahimahullah) said: Know that envy is a great disease of the hearts, and the diseases of the hearts are not cured except with knowledge and action. The beneficial knowledge for curing envy is to know that … Continue reading

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There is no Shyness in the Religion, or is there?


Questioner: The statement “There is no shyness in the Religion” has been circulating upon the tongues of the people. Shaykh Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah): This is correct linguistically and in meaning. This is similar to what the woman (Umm … Continue reading

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Guarding the tongue – by: Shaykh Fawzan


O mankind fear Allaah and guard your tongues because it is very dangerous. The Prophet warned from (the dangers) of the tongue as he mentioned in the authentic Hadeeth when Muadh asked him about an action that will enter him … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week


Abdul-Azeez Al-Qurashee related that he heard Sufyaan say: “Practice Zuhd (seeking little from this world out of a desire for the rewards of the Hereafter), for Allaah will then make you see the defects of this world. Practice Al-Wara (fearing … Continue reading

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Reasons For Persistence Upon Falsehood


Returning to the truth is better than persistence upon falsehood; because persistence upon falsehood is proof of being forsaken, as Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated in Al-Fawaa-id: ”To be forsaken is that Allaah leaves you to yourself.”  The causes of … Continue reading

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Special Characteristics of the Salafee Woman


Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee (d.1421H) [1]: She holds fast to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), within the limits of her capability, upon the understanding of the Salafus-Saalih. [2]: … Continue reading

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The Trial of the Believer¹


Questioner: If a person is befallen with a sickness or is trialled in his person or wealth, how does he know whether that trial is a test or Allāh’s Anger? Shaykh Ibn Bāz: Allāh trials His slaves with good and … Continue reading

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If It Is Not Self-Amazement, Then Beware of Love of Praise


Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Beware of that which corrupts your deeds, for indeed Riyaa is what corrupts your deeds. And if it is not Riyaa, then it may be you being amazed with yourself until it makes you think … Continue reading

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Anger Management


A Warning from Anger- no matter the Reason. This is because anger lures its victim into practicing acts that necessitate punishment such as murder, speaking negatively of others, destroying property, abstaining from being good to others and similar issues that … Continue reading

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The Four Levels of Striving against Oneself


The First: That a person strives against it by gaining knowledge and following guidance and Allah’s religion, the religion with which a soul has no victory without, nor contentment in the life of this world or the next. If the … Continue reading

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