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How to Distinguish Between a Caller to Allah & Others

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Sâliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:

The callers to Allah are divided into two categories: 1) One who (truly) calls to Allāh 2) One who calls to other than Him. The one who (truly) calls to Allāh: He is one who is sincere who wants to connect the people to Allah. The one who calls to other than Allāh: He can be one who calls to himself. He calls to the truth in order that he is magnified and respected amongst the people. For this you find him becoming upset when the people do not do what he commands them with and he doesn’t become upset when they embark upon a prohibition that is greater than it (i.e. that which he commanded them with). However he does not call to the abandonment of it (i.e. the prohibition.

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Intentions Matter When Speaking the Truth

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

If the person who speaks the truth intends (with that) being uppermost in the land (over the people) and/or causing corruption therein, then he is on the same level as the one who fights out of fanaticism and showing off. On the other hand, if the person speaks (the truth) sincerely for the sake of Allāh, making the religion for Him (Alone), he is from the Mujāhidīn (i.e. those who  strive) on the path of Allāh; (he is from the) inheritors of the Prophets (and) the successors of the Messengers.

Source: Al-Fatāwā, 28/235

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
30th of Muḥarram, 1437 AH (11/13/2015)
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القاصد لوجه الله

:قال ابن الوزير رحمه الله

والقاصد لوجه الله لا يخاف أن يُنقد عليه خَلَلٌ في كلامه، ولا يَهاب أن يُدَلَّ على بطلان قوله، بل يحب الحق من حيث أتاه، ويقبل الهدى ممَّن أهداه، بل المخاشنة بالحق والنصيحة أحبُّ إليه مِن المُداهنة على الأقوال القبيحة، وصديقك مَن أَصْدَقَكَ لا من صدَّقَك

العواصم والقواصم ١/ ٢٢٤

Salafiyyah Is Purity Of The Hearts – Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee (hafidhahullaah)

Shaykh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhaylee (hafidhahullaah) commenting on the true nature of Salafiyyah. Salafiyyah is:

  • The purification of the hearts.
  • Salafiyyah is maintaining the ties of brotherhood
  • Salafiyyah is preserving the good will in the hearts of your brothers.

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From The Great Calamities: Weakness of One’s Zeal in Seeking Knowledge and The Cure for It

Question posed to al-Imam Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him):

Noble Shaykh, one experiences weakness in one’s zeal and laziness when it comes to seeking knowledge. What are the means and the ways which push one to have a high zeal for and diligence in [seeking] knowledge?

The Shaykh answered:

Having weakness in one’s zeal for seeking the legislated knowledge is from the great calamities. There are matters that are a must (in order to remove this calamity).

The first matter is: Sincerity for Allah in seeking the knowledge. When the person is sincere in seeking knowledge for Allah’s sake, and he knows that he will be rewarded for seeking it and that he will be on the third level (of the people) from this ummah, his zeal will become vigorous. Allah has mentioned: Continue reading