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The Happiness of Knowledge

The Noble Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

“As for the happiness of knowledge, nothing will allow you to inherit it except the exerting of oneself, truthfulness in one’s seeking (of it) and the soundness of the intentions. If it wasn’t for the ignorance of most of the people about the sweetness of this delight, they would have debated with one another over it with swords. However, it has been covered with a cloak (made from) the dislikes/difficulties. And they have been screened from it with a cloak from the ignorance (they have) in order that Allah specify with it those whom He wills from His servants. And Allah is the possessor of the great virtue.”

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From the Sign of Happiness

Abu ‘Uthmaan al-Jeezi (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:

From the signs of happiness is that you obey (Allah) and fear that you will not be accepted (by Allah). From the signs of wretchedness is that you disobey (Allah) and hope that you will be saved.


Source: Fathul-Baaree, vol. 11, p. 301.

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
1st of Rabee’ ath-Thaani, 1436 H (01-21-2015)
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