Q. May Allah bestow goodness upon you, O Noble Shaykh. There’s a man who committed illegal sexual intercourse with a woman, and she became pregnant. Afterwards he married her. What is the ruling of this marriage? 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
Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
When you see the servant talking about the people when they have harmed him whilst he (the servant) doesn’t return the blame back to himself and seek forgiveness (from Allah), then know that his calamity is a true calamity. However when he repents, seeks forgiveness and says “This is due to my sins,” then this matter (of being harmed by the people) will become a blessing for him. Continue reading
Shaykhul-Islam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) mentioned that the Commander of the Believers Umar Ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
If the person will leave from his home and upon him are the sins similar to the mountains of Tihaamah. When he hears the knowledge, he has fear (of Allah’s punishment), returns back and repents. Then he leaves to go back to his home and there are no sins upon him. Based upon this, do not separate (yourselves) from the sittings of the Ulamaa.