Category Archives: Ibn Qudama Al-Maqdisi [Abdullaah bin Muhammad bin Qudaamah bin Miqdaam (541-620ah)]

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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Seclusion and its various virtues


Seclusion comprises various virtues, namely: 1. Dedication to worship: Being in solitude, man enjoys ample time to worship Allaah. A wise man was once asked, “Where has seclusion lead you?” He replied, “to the Almighty.” In that way, if solitude … Continue reading

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The Sins of the Tongue


Ibn Qudamah (may Allah have Mercy on him) said: “The sins of the tongue are many. They have a certain taste in the heart, and they spring forth from a person’s nature. There is no way to be saved from … Continue reading

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“Know that your soul is your enemy …”


Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisi (rahimahullaah) wrote: “So, know that your own soul is one of your ruthless enemies. It urges man to do wrong and it’s inclined towards evil. You are commanded to reprove and purify it, by leading it with … Continue reading

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The Inner Secrets of Fasting


Know, that in the fast (Sawm) is a special quality that is not found in anything else. And that is its close connection to Allaah, such that He says: ‘‘The Fast (Sawm) is for Me and I will reward it.’’ … Continue reading

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The Repentance of Maalik Ibn Dinaar


  I was a policeman and I was given to drinking. I bought a beautiful slave who gave me a daughter. I doted over my daughter and when she began to crawl on all fours I grew even more fond … Continue reading

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‘You can disobey Allah all you want IF…’


Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi mentions a conversation between a young lad and the great scholar Ibrahim Bin Adham in his book Kitab At-Tawwabin (p. 285): The young boy: “O Abu Ishaq, I am wronging my soul, advise me with something that … Continue reading

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Types Of People Who Are In Continual Repentance


One should know that the repentant are of four types: First: One who repents from all sins is constant in repentance until his death and does not intend to return to committing sins but only falls into small faults that … Continue reading

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Flaws Pertaining to the Tongue & Speech


Flaws Pertaining to the Tongue: There are various flaws which are related to the tongue and for which man finds special inclination in his heart stimulated by his human temperament. Silence is the only way with which man can escape … Continue reading

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Reasons of Negligence of Graces


Reasons of Negligence of Graces: Due to ignorance, people have a very narrow view on divine blessings, disregarding whatever blessings they have in their life. Thus, the do not express their gratitude therefore. Seeing that all humans enjoy the same … Continue reading

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