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A Sitting with Shaykh Waseeyullah ‘Abbaas

All praise is for Allah. May the Salaah and Salaam be upon the Messenger of Allah.  As to what follows:

We visited the Shaykh, the Muhaddith (scholar of Hadeeth) Waseeyullaah ‘Abbaas (may Allah preserve him) in his home in Makkah.  He hosted us as guests, may Allah reward him with good, and received us in a good manner.  We sat with him for over an hour and a half.  He gave to myself as well as the brothers who were there with me precious, valuable pieces of advice and instructions.  From them: Continue reading

The Two Deviated Paths of Learning – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him) stated:

There are now (in this day and time) two deviated paths regarding learning:

1.) Learning (only) from books without (learning from) the ‘Ulamaa. This is a deviated path and many have gone astray because of it. This is due to the person not understanding what is in the books or he understands in a manner that is not intended because the books have not been Continue reading

Why Has Allāh Resembled The Dunyā To Water?

Imām al-Qurtubī (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:

Why did Allāh resemble the Dunyā to the water in His statement:

…وَاضْرِبْ لَهُم مَّثَلَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا كَمَاءٍ أَنزَلْنَاهُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ
And put forward to them the example of the life of this world, it is like the water (rain) which We send down from the sky… (Soorah Al-Kahf: 45)

The wise ones have stated: Allāh resembled the Dunyā to the water (due to the following reasons): Continue reading

The Reality of Jannah

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:

Al-Jannah is not merely a name for the trees, the fruits, the food, the drink, the women of paradise, the rivers and palaces. Most of the people make a mistake regarding the name of Al-Jannah. Indeed Al-Jannah is the name for the abode of unrestricted complete bliss. And from the greatest of the bliss in Al-Jannah is the enjoyment of looking at the Noble Face of Allah and hearing His speech. Also is the delight of the eye by being near to Him and by way of His being pleased. There’s no comparison of the pleasure in it from the food, the drink, the clothing and the images (therein) to this pleasure (of seeing the Noble face of Allāh and being near to Him). 
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