The One Who Is Rightfully Envied

Yahyā bin Mu’ādh رحمه الله stated:

“The one who is (rightfully) envied from amongst the people is:

•The one who leaves off (chasing) the life of this world before it leaves him.

•The one who builds his grave before he enters into it.

•The one who pleases his Lord before he meets Him.”

[Az-Zuhd Al-Kabīr of Al-Bayhaqī #488]

قال ﻳﺤﻴﻰ ﺑﻦ ﻣﻌﺎﺫ – رحمه الله

اﻟﻤﻐﺒﻮﻁ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻨﺎﺱ : ﻣَﻦ ﺗﺮﻙ اﻟﺪﻧﻴﺎ ﻗﺒﻞﺃﻥ ﺗﺘﺮﻛﻪ، ﻭﺑﻨﻰ ﻗﺒﺮﻩ ﻗﺒﻞ ﺃن ﻳﺪﺧﻠﻪ، وﺃﺭﺿﻰ ﺭﺑﻪ ﻗﺒﻞ ﺃﻥ يلقاه

[(الزهـد الكبير للبيهقي (٤٨٨]

How Will We Meet Allāh

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Muhammad bin Sālih Al-‘Uthaymīn رحمه الله stated:

“It’s obligatory upon the person to prepare for the meeting with Allāh عز وجل and know how he will meet Allāh. Will he meet Him in a state that is pleasing to Allāh عز وجل or the opposite (of that). Therefore, investigate yourself and know that which you are upon.”

[Sharh Ar-Ba’īn An-Nawawiyyah]

‏قال الـعلامة محمد بن صالح العثيمين رحمه الله:

يجب على الإنسان أن يستعدّ لمُلاقاة الله عز وجل، وأن يعرف كيف يلاقي الله، هل يلاقيه على حال ترضي الله عز وجل، أو على العكس، ففتش نفسك واعرف مـا أنت عليه

شرح الأربعين النووية

Make Good Use of The Blessings of Allāh

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Sulaymān Ar-Ruhaylī حفظه الله stated:

“Know, O brothers, when Allāh bestows upon a servant his blessing and he does not use that blessing for the obedience of Allāh, rather he uses it for the disobedience of Allāh, he will be accountable for that.”

[Sharh Sahīh At-Targhīb wa At-Tarhīb #24]

The Most Expensive Treasure is Knowledge

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Sulaymān Ar-Ruhaylī حفظه الله stated:

“The most expensive of that which the person amasses (as treasure) in the life of this world is (the religious) knowledge. And the richest of those who are rich is the Scholar even if he is the poorest of the people as it relates to wealth.”

[Sharh Sahīh At-Targhīb wa At-Tarhīb #25]

Don’t Continue to Blame The One Who Repented

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله stated:

“It is not permissible to criticize the one who has repented according to the consensus of the people (of knowledge).”

[Majmū Al-Fatāwā 8/179]

قال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية رحمه الله

وَلَا يَجُوزُ لَوْمُ التَّائِبِ بِاتِّفَاقِ النَّاسِ📜

[ مجموع الفتاوى (١٧٩/٨) ]

The one who has repented is the one who has abandoned the sin that was being committed, has regret for what was done and has the firm resolve not to return back to the sin. And if the sin is connected to the right of another, the right is returned back to the person.

Cultivating Ourselves Upon Islām

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Rabī’ bin Hādi Al-Madkhalī حفظه الله stated:

“We must treat (the sicknesses of) ourselves with this Qurān and cultivate ourselves upon its creed. We must cultivate ourselves upon the (true) manhood, love for truthfulness and love for the truth. We must cultivate ourselves to have an alliance for the truth and disassociation from falsehood and its people, even if they are our parents, our children, our siblings or our tribesmen. This is the (one who has a) pure, penitent heart.”

[Asnāf Al-Qulūb Pg.12]

قال العلامة ربيع بن هادي المدخلي حفظه ﷲ:

فلنعالج أنفسنا بهذا القرآن، ونربي أنفسنا على عقائده، وعلى الرجولة، وعلى حب الصدق والحق والولاء فيه، والبراء من الباطل وأهله، ولو كانوا آباءنا أو أبنائنا أو إخواننا أو عشيرتنا، هذا القلب السليم؛ القلب المنيب

[أصناف القلوب ص:١٢]

Conceal Your Good Deeds

Salamah bin Dīnār رحمه الله stated:

“Conceal your good (deeds) just like you conceal your evil (deeds). Don’t be amazed with your actions for you do not know whether you are (destined to be) wretched or happy.”

[Shu’ab Al-Īmān of Al-Bayhaqī #6412]

قال سلمة بن دينار – رحمه الله

أخفِ حسنتِك كما تَخفي سيّئَتِك ولا تكوننَّ مُعجبًا بِعملك فلا تدري أشقيٌ أنت أم سعيد

[ شعب الإيمان للبيهقي برقم: ٦٤١٢ ]

Advice for the Righteous Wife

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Muhammad Alī Ferkūs حفظه الله stated:

“It’s befitting for the righteous wife to always be cautious that she’s not a reason for angering her Lord or disturbing the marital connection or spoiling its purity.”

[Al-Kalimah Ash-Shahriyyah #65]

قال الشيخ محمد علي فركوس حفظه الله

ينبغي للزوجة الصالحة أن تلتزم الحذرَ بأنْ لا تكونَ سببا في إغضاب ربِّها أو في زلزلة العلاقة الزوجية، أو تعكير صفائها

[الكلمة الشهرية:٦٥]