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Pondering Over the Qurān is Following It

Al-Hasan Al-Basri  (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated about the statement of Allāh:

كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
A blessed book We have revealed to you in order that they may ponder over its verses and in order that those of understanding may reflect.” (Saad: 29)

The reflecting over its verses is nothing but following it with actions. By Allāh, it’s not the memorization of its letters and the wasting of its prescribed limits. It’s to the point that one of them says: 《By Allāh, I read the entire Qurān and I do not leave off one letter》 but he indeed has left off all of it (in practice). You don’t see in him the mannerisms of the Qurān nor the actions. It’s to the point that one of them says: 《By Allāh, indeed I read the Sūrah in one breath》By Allāh, these individuals are not (true) reciters, nor scholars, nor wise, nor people of religious piety. When have the (true) reciters ever said the likes of this?! May Allāh not increase the likes of these individuals among the Muslims!! Continue reading

The Path is Two Paths

The Noble Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jābirī (may Allāh preserve him) stated:

The path is two paths:

1. The First: The Straight Path. This is what Allāh sent down in His Book and what the authentic Sunnah came along with (based upon the actions, speech, and approvals of) the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. This is the clarification of the upright religion which is truly from Allāh. [Note: There is only ONE straight path; there are no subcategories].  Continue reading

The People Are Of Four Categories

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

Seeking Du’aa From The Needy Person To Whom One Has Given Sadaqah Is Not Appropriate

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated:

Whoever sought du’aa or praise from the poor people (after giving them Sadaqah) has gone outside (the interpreted meaning of) this verse:

إنما نطعمكم لوجه الله لا نريد منكم جزاءً ولا شكوراً
“(Saying): ‘We feed you seeking Allaah’s Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you.” (al-Insaan: 9) Continue reading

Being Patient Upon The Harm of The People

 وَلَمَن صَبَرَ وَغَفَرَ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكَ لَمِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ

“And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.” (Soorah ash-Shooraa: 43)

The noble Imaam Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated commenting on this verse:

This means the one who is patient upon the harm of the people, endures them and pardons them for the evil deeds. The evil deeds which they have done towards him, indeed that is from the affairs of firm resolve. Meaning by that the firm affairs and serious affairs that are in need of being faced and shown endurance on top of one’s patience. This is the case especially when the harm that the person is encountering is due to his Jihaad (striving) for the sake of Allah and due to his obedience to Allah. That is due to the harm of  people coming as a result of many different matters. Therefore if the reason (of him being harmed) is a result of his obedience to Allah, his Jihaad for the sake of Allah, the commanding of that which is right and the forbidding of that which is wrong, indeed the person is rewarded for that from two angles. Continue reading