Category Archives: Humility

The student has fine manners


Shaykh al Uthaymeen rahimahullah said: Adorn yourself with fine personal behaviour, such as abstinence and forbearance and patience and humbly submitting to the Truth – because the station (of being a student of knowledge) necessitates this, that the student of … Continue reading

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Throwing dirt in the face of the one who praises you


Questioner: Is it correct for the one who is praised to throw dirt in the face of the person who praises him? Shaykh Sulayman Ruhaylee: Praising a person in their face is of different types. The first type is praising … Continue reading

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Knowledge can Inherit Three Things


Allah raises whoever humbles himself to Allah, and a lot of the claimants to knowledge, the only thing that lead them to where they are at now in being conceited, is Ta’aalum[1], arrogance and being deluded by the little knowledge … Continue reading

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Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen and the Speeding Ticket


“…The shaykh (may Allaah have Mercy on him) would not be pleased when people gave him special privileges due to his status. Once, he was late for a charity engagement in Buraydah, and his driver was driving fast on the … Continue reading

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The Salaf: Where Does This Leave Us If This Is How They Viewed Themselves


Abu-Bakr As-Siddeeq (radiyallaahu-anhu) said:  ”I wish I was a piece of hair on a believer.” [Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad: page: 112] It was said to Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah): ”May Allaah reward you for the good you have (done) for Islaam.” … Continue reading

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Having Tender Hearts


From the morals and manners of the Salaf was that they possessed tender hearts and would weep much because of their deficiency in their duties towards Allaah the Most High, so that He may have mercy upon them. The Messenger … Continue reading

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Abundance of Sincerity in their Knowledge and Actions


From the morals and manners of the Salaf was their abundant sincerity (al-ikhlaas) in their knowledge and actions, fearing the presence of vanity (ar-riyaa’). Allaah the Most High said, ‘Is it not to Allaah that sincere religion is due?“(1) The … Continue reading

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The Evil Effects of a Prolonged Term of Heedlessness and an absence of Reminder


  Allaah (The Most High) said: ‘’Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) to be affected by Allah’s Reminder (this Qur’an), and that which has been revealed … Continue reading

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It Is Extremely Heavy, Except For The People of Humility


Allaah (The Most High) said: ‘’And seek help in patience and prayer, and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for those who humble in the presence of their Lord.” They are those who are certain that they are … Continue reading

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Gratitude is based on five foundations


Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said in Madaarij al-Saalikeen (2/244-246): Gratitude is based on five foundations: “Humility of the thankful one towards the One Who is thanked, his love for Him, his acknowledgement of His blessing, his praise of Him for that … Continue reading

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