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Precious Advice For The Muslims – Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi (rahimahullaah)

The Noble Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi (may Allah have mercy upon him) was asked:

Question: What do you advise the Muslims with in these days of ours?

I advise (every Muslim) that he should live upon at-Tawheed and the correct ‘Aqeedah. I advise that he takes care of fulfilling the obligations and mandates and keeps far away from the acts of disobedience and the prohibitions. I advise that he accompanies the best of the people and keeps away from the evil people. I advise that he follows the Sunan and keep away from the innovations. I advise that he takes caution from the Fitan, for they are many in this time. I advise him to stay in his home (to avoid the Fitan) and cry over his sins, just as the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said to one of his companions: “Stay in your home and cry over your sins.” And with Allah is the success.

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Obedience Magnifies The Soul And Disobedience Belittles It

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

Allah The Most High stated: “The one who purified his soul is indeed successful and the one who corrupts his soul is indeed destroyed.” The meaning: The one who magnifies his soul, lifts it and makes it superior by way of being obedient to Allah is indeed successful. And the one who makes his soul inferior and insignificant and belittled it by way of disobedience to Allah is indeed the loser. There’s nothing that belittles the soul like disobedience to Allah. And there’s nothing that magnifies the soul, makes it honorable and raises it up (in status) like obedience to Him.

Source: (Al-Jawaab Al-Kaafi pg.52)

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
12th of Rabee’ ath-Thaani, 1436 H (02-01-2015)
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