The Noble Shaykh Ibn Bāz (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated:
When the need (you have) is delayed (from being fulfilled), do not blame your Lord. Do not say: Why, why (haven’t you answered my du’ā and fulfilled my need) my Lord. Rather, it is upon you to return back to yourself and take account of yourself, for indeed your Lord is All-Wise and All-Knowing. Therefore, return back to yourself and look. Continue reading
Fatwā from Shaykh Sāliḥ al-Fawzān:
Question: Is it correct that the duʿā (supplication) and al-Istighfār (seeking Allah’s forgiveness) between the adhān and the iqāmah is better than the recitation of the Qur’ān (during this time)?
Answer: Yes. That’s because the duʿā between the adhān and the iqāmah is something that is sure (to be an act of worship done at this specific time). It is legislated. The duʿā between the adhān and the iqāmah is not rejected and (if it is not done at this time), its (benefit) can be missed. As for the recitation of the Qur’ān, (the benefit of) it can not be missed because its time (of reciting it) is vast and it can be recited at another time. Continue reading
It has been narrated that ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) missed a man from the people of al-Shaam who used to attend his sittings.
He said to his companions, “What has so and so the son of so and so done?” They said, “Oh commander of the believers he has gone about drinking alcohol and we haven’t seen him for days.” ‘Umar called for his writer and said:
“Write: From ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattaab to so and so, Salaamu ‘Alaikum. As to what follows: I praise Allah to you, the One whom none has the right to be worshiped except for Him, The Forgiver of the sins, The One who accepts the repentance, The One who is severe in punishment, none has the right to be worshiped except for Him and to Him is the return.” Continue reading
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.