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Supplicate to Allah For Your Companions

It has been narrated that ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) missed a man from the people of al-Shaam who used to attend his sittings.

He said to his companions, “What has so and so the son of so and so done?” They said, “Oh commander of the believers he has gone about drinking alcohol and we haven’t seen him for days.” ‘Umar called for his writer and said:

“Write: From ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattaab to so and so, Salaamu ‘Alaikum. As to what follows: I praise Allah to you, the One whom none has the right to be worshiped except for Him, The Forgiver of the sins, The One who accepts the repentance, The One who is severe in punishment, none has the right to be worshiped except for Him and to Him is the return.” Continue reading

Return The Blame To Yourself And Seek Forgiveness

Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

When you see the servant talking about the people when they have harmed him whilst he  (the servant) doesn’t return the blame back to himself and seek forgiveness (from Allah), then know that his calamity is a true calamity. However when he repents, seeks forgiveness and says “This is due to my sins,” then this matter (of being harmed by the people) will become a blessing for him. Continue reading

Being Patient Upon The Harm of The People

 وَلَمَن صَبَرَ وَغَفَرَ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ لَمِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ

“And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.” (Soorah ash-Shooraa: 43)

The noble Imaam Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated commenting on this verse:

This means the one who is patient upon the harm of the people, endures them and pardons them for the evil deeds. The evil deeds which they have done towards him, indeed that is from the affairs of firm resolve. Meaning by that the firm affairs and serious affairs that are in need of being faced and shown endurance on top of one’s patience. This is the case especially when the harm that the person is encountering is due to his Jihaad (striving) for the sake of Allah and due to his obedience to Allah. That is due to the harm of  people coming as a result of many different matters. Therefore if the reason (of him being harmed) is a result of his obedience to Allah, his Jihaad for the sake of Allah, the commanding of that which is right and the forbidding of that which is wrong, indeed the person is rewarded for that from two angles. Continue reading