Shaykh Muhammad Bin ‘Uthmaan al-Anjaree stated:
Islam has come to complete and perfect good character, but unfortunately many of us have yet to acknowledge this (behavioral) completeness that Allah has blessed the Muslims with. Due to this I wanted to (share) some of the legislative treasures and topics related to good character.
The Noble Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahmaan Ibn Naasir as-Si’dee (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
The people are divided into four categories:
1. The one who is good in himself and his good extends to other than himself. He is the best of the different categories. This person is the believer who reads the Qur’aan and learns the different sciences of the religion. He is a benefit for himself and his benefit extends to other than himself. He is blessed wherever he may be. Just as Allah mentioned about ‘Eesaa (‘alayhis salaam):
And He made me blessed wherever I may be.
(Soorah Maryam: 31)
2. The one who is good within himself. A person of good. He is the believer who does not have knowledge which he can extend to other than himself.
These two categories are the best of creation. And the good that is within them returns back to that which is with them from the faith that is limited (to oneself) and the faith that extends (beyond oneself), one whose benefit extends to others according to the situation of the believers. Continue reading
Al-Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyaad (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
O poor one, you are one who does evil but you see yourself as one who does good. You are ignorant but you see yourself as one who is knowledgeable. You are one who is stingy but you see yourself as being generous. You are an idiot but you see yourself as being one who is intelligent. Your appointed time is short but your hope (for life) is long.
Imam adh-Dhahabee (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated commenting on the statement of al-Fudayl:
By Allah he (Al-Fudayl) has spoken the truth. And (I add) that you are an oppressor but you see yourself as being one who is oppressed. You are one who consumes the Haraam but you see yourself as being one who is fearful of Allah. You are a criminal but you believe that you are just. You are one who seeks knowledge for the Dunyaa and you see yourself as being one who seeks knowledge for Allah.
Source: Siyar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa, vol. 8, pg. 440
:قال الشيخ العلامة زيد المدخلي -رحمه الله وغفر له
ثم إنه لا يليق بالمسلمين أن تكون أخوتهم مجرد كلام وابتسام، مع مخالفة ما في القلوب لما تنطق به الألسنة، بل يجب أن تكون أخوتهم صادقة في الظاهر والباطن، ولا يحمل الأحقاد أخ مؤمن لإخوانه المؤمنين، وإن حصل بينهم ما حصل من مخالفات في حظوظ النفس أو حظوظ الدنيا؛ فإنها لا تخول له أن يحقد على إخوانه المسلمين، أو يبغضهم، أو يسيء بهم الظنون، بل يجب أن يكون مخلصاً في الأخوة وصادقا فيها حتى تجتمع القلوب، وتأتلف على الحق
[أوضح المعاني شرح مقدمة رسالة ابن أبي زيد القيرواني]
The Noble Jurist, Salafi Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee (may Allah preserve him):
We seek refuge in Allah from being amongst those whose tongues are good but their hearts are evil. By Allah there’s no good in this, even if the person becomes raised (in status amongst the people). I swear by, I swear by Allah! That you be one who is unknown along with having the pureness of your heart and soundness of your heart is better for you than you being one who is a shining distinguished personality (amongst the people) with the corruption of your heart by way of any image from the images of corruption which Allah doesn’t love, nor is He ever pleased with it for his servant to have in his heart.
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
23rd of Rabee’ al-Awwal, 1436 H (01-14-2015)
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On the authority of Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (may Allah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) stated:
The most beloved speech to Allah is that the servant says: Glory be to You oh Allah, One who is far removed from any imperfections and for You is the praise. Blessed be Your name. And High is Your status. None has the right to be worshiped except for You. Indeed the most hated of the speech to Allah is that the person says to another person: ‘Fear Allah’ and then the person says in return: ‘Upon you is being concerned about yourself’ (i.e. worry about yourself by minding your own business).
Declared to have an authentic chain of narration by Shaykh al-Albaani in as-Silsilah as-Saheehah.
:من التنبيهات التي ذكرها شيخنا العلامة محمد بن هادي المدخلي – حفظه الله – في محاضرته النافعة
:وفي هذه الآونة قلّ وأقولها بصدق ، قلّ البيان الناصح الواضح ، وكثرت الغمغمة وذلك لعدة أسباب تنحصر في ثلاثة مُجملة
.الأول : خوف المُتكلم على نفسه لا يريد أن يُتَكَلَّمَ فيه
.الثاني : خوف بعضهم على مصالحه ، ربما تكون له مصالح ومنافع فتفوت عليه إن تكلم بكلمة الحق
.الثالث : الحرص على الكثرة والتجميع
إلى أن قال – حفظه الله – فمن لم يبين هذا الصراط المستقيم حقّ البيان للناس فو الله ليس على طريقة ليس على طريقة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم – وهو كذاب مهما تكلم ، كبر أم صغر
إذا لبدّ من هداية الناس إلى هذا الطريق الحق الواضح ولا سيّما إذا دعت الحاجة واشتدّت مع حضور أهل الباطل ودعاة الفتن وحدوث الفتن. فلا تجوز الغمغمة Continue reading
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar Baazmool (may Allah preserve him) stated:
The man being upright and the woman being upright does not mean that there aren’t things between them that does not please the other. It’s possible that there can be in the righteous man an aspect of character that his wife hates in him and the opposite likewise.
It’s not a condition of uprightness that the person is free from every defect or deficiency. The Muslim is to conduct himself in a manner in which the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) taught us.
Imam Muslim mentions in his Saheeh (# 1469) on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The believing man should not hate the believing woman. If he dislikes a trait of hers, he is pleased with another.” Continue reading