Another great story from ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattāb concerning the status of the prayer and attentiveness to pray in congregation is what has been narrated from al-Hākim in his collection of hadīth from Abdullāh Ibn Ja’far.
‘Umar Ibn al-Khattāb went to the home of Sa‘īd Ibn Yarbu’ to visit him when he lost his eyesight. He lost his eyesight so ‘Umar went to his home to visit him. ‘Umar said to him: “Do not abandon Jumu‘ah prayer and do not leave off praying in the Prophet’s Masjid (sallallāhu ‘alaihi wa-sallam). Sa‘īd replied: “I don’t have anyone to take me.”
‘Umar said: “We will find someone to take you.” Thus they found a young slave boy to take him. Look at this concern. During this time Sa‘īd was almost 100 years old. Continue reading →
This is a disease of the heart that differs from every other disease in its nature, its causes, and its remedy. Once it enters the heart it dominates it. Even the doctors (i.e. therapists) are unable to provide a medicine for it. But the medication for this disease lies in knowing firstly that what you have been tested with conflicts with tawhīd.
Thus one should occupy himself with physical and spiritual acts of worship, which in turn would preoccupy him from constantly thinking about that woman. Make lots of du‘ā to Allah (The Most Perfect) that He turns your heart away from her and He returns it back to Him. Continue reading →
Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (may Allâh have mercy upon him) stated:
When Moosaa traveled to al-Khidr he experienced in his travel upon his path the touch of hunger and tiredness. Therefore he said to his youth (that traveled with him):
Bring us our lunch for indeed we have experienced tiredness on this journey of ours.
Indeed (his traveling) was traveling to creation (so he experienced tiredness). However when his Lord made an appointed time for him of thirty days and completed it with ten more days, he didn’t eat during this time and he did not experience the touch of hunger or tiredness. That’s because (his travel) was traveling to his Lord the Most High. Likewise the traveling of the heart in its journey to its Lord, it doesn’t experience during it anything from suffering and tiredness like it finds when traveling to some of the creation. Continue reading →
The Noble Scholar Shaykh Ibn Bāz (may Allâh have mercy upon him) stated:
Being that Allâh created His Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) upon the most complete description and the most noble of it as has come in the narration of Abu Hurayrah (may Allâh be pleased with him) the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
Indeed I have only be sent to complete the noble character.
The Messenger of Allâh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was the most generous of all the people. Likewise he is the most noble, most courageous and most complete in all of the praiseworthy characteristics. His generosity consisted of all the categories of generosity. His generosity use to increase in Ramaḍân more so than other months just as the generosity of his Lord increases in it. Continue reading →
الشيخ د. صالح بن فوزان الفوزان عضو اللجنة الدائمة للإفتاء محاضرة بعنوان أهمية دعوة الإمام المجدد الشيخ محمد بن عبدالوهاب ــ رحمه الله ــ بالقاعة الرئيسية بجامعة دار العلوم بحي الفلاح بمدينة الرياض يوم الخميس 5/8/1437هـ