Category Archives: Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah [Muhammad bin Abiy Bakr bin Ayyuwb bin Sa’ad (691-751ah)]

Quote of the Week


Abdul Maalik bin Ishaaq said: “There is none from among the people except that he is tested with healthiness to know his thankfulness (to Allaah), or to be afflicted with misfortunes to know his patience (with the qadr of Allaah).” … 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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“That which comes along with sin is greater (in evil) than it.”


Al Imam ibn ul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah mentions in his tremendous book “Al-Jawaab ul-Kaafy li man sa`ala ‘an id-Dawaa` ish-Shaafy” , “…and also in ‘al-Hilya’ [is a report] that ibn ‘Abbaas said, ‘Oh sinner, don’t feel safe from the evil consequence of … Continue reading

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Taqwah


“Man needs sufficient provisions on his journey through life, but the only sufficient provision to the Hereafter is Taqwah (piety, fear of Allah). Therefore, one should strive hard to be patient while observing Taqwah. Otherwise, he will cry, when it … Continue reading

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Hypocricy And Doubts


Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: Hypocrisy is a deep rooted and all-pervading spiritual disease. A person’s heart could be overflowing with it yet be oblivious of it due to its hidden and subtle nature; frequently does it lead a person think … Continue reading

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The stances to be adopted with regard to decreed events which are disagreeable


“When something predecreed happens to the servant, and it is something which he dislikes, then he must adopt six stances regarding it: The first: The stance of Tawheed: and that Allaah is the One Who decreed it, willed it, and … Continue reading

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To Exercise Patience (by turning away) From (forbidden) Desires Is Easier Than Exercising Patience Upon Its Punishments


Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: To exercise patience (by turning away) from (forbidden) desires is easier than exercising patience upon that which (such) desires necessitates (of punishments); for indeed (such desires) either necessitates hurt and punishment or suspends a more … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week


“There is no success, except through Allaah’s obedience, nor might, except through being humble before His Might, nor richness, except by being meek to His Mercy, nor guidance, except by embracing His Light. There is no life, except by earning … Continue reading

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Making Allaah Your Priority


“Therefore be diligent in ensuring that you only have one priority – that priority being Allaah alone, as in this objective is a worshiper’s happiness. The one who is in this state finds that he is in a present state … Continue reading

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The Slave Approaches The Forbidden Things Through Two Ways


Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: The slave does not embark upon what he has been forbidden except through two ways;  Firstly: Harbouring evil thoughts against his Lord, that if he were to obey Allaah and preferred Him, He (subhaanah) will … Continue reading

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