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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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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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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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Carrying out Commandments, Abandoning Prohibitions, Exercising Patience upon Pre-decree


“The believer is commanded to carry out commandments, abandon prohibitions and exercise patience upon what has been pre-decreed” Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: The believer is commanded to carry out commandments, abandon prohibitions and exercise patience upon what has … Continue reading

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The student of knowledge contemplates and is not hasty


With regards to the student of knowledge being thoughtful and not one who is hasty in speech and action, the Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al ‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah comments: What is important is ta-ammul (being someone who contemplates) – meaning being … Continue reading

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Whoever ponders upon the end results of this worldly life


Imaam Ibnul Jawzee (rahimahullaah) said: Whoever ponders upon the end results of the worldly life will be cautious, and whoever is certain about the long distance of the journey will prepare for the journey.  How amazing is your affair O … 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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Imaam Ibn Jawzee (rahimahullaah): How excellent are the people who have abandoned sweet dreams, withdrawing from that for which they erected their feet for. Standing up to fatigue themselves in the dark, seeking a portion of the blessing. When the … Continue reading

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“..And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow..”


Shaykh Abd ar-Razzaq al-Abbaad: All Praise is Due to Allah the Lord of the Universe, He is Alone He has not partners, and I bear witness that there is no Deity worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness … Continue reading

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Upright Moral Character : The Effects of a Pleasant Smile


Regarding the hadeeth where the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) said: “Do not look down on any act of kindness, even if it is just meeting your brother with a pleasant smile on your face.” [Sahih Muslim] Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) … Continue reading

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