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Love of Allah

Love of Allah

Imam Abu Abdullah, Shamsuddin Muhammad, ibn Abu Bakr, ibn Ayyub, ibn Sa`d, ibn Hurayz, al-Jawziyyah, al-Hanbali mentioned ten causes that result in Allah's love for His slave and the slave's love for his Lord. [These ten are:]

First, reciting the Qur’aan while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it.

Second, getting closer to Allah by performing voluntary deeds after completing obligatory deeds. This is as is stated in a Hadeeth Qudsi: "My slave continues getting closer to Me by performing voluntary deeds until I love him." [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree]

Third, continual remembrance of Allah under all circumstances, with one's tongue, heart and actions. The extent of one's love of Allah is determined by this.

Fourth, giving precedence to what He loves over what you love when you are overtaken by your desires.

Fifth, the heart being avid of Allah's Names, and Attributes and the heart roaming in that garden of knowledge.

Sixth, observing Allah's kindness, goodness and bounties, both hidden and open.

Seventh, and this is the most wonderful, the heart being soft, subdued and meek before Allah.

Eighth, being alone with Allah during the time when the Lord descends during the last portion of the night while reading His Book and ending that by asking for forgiveness and repenting.

Ninth, sitting with the beloved and sincere, benefiting from the most fruitful of their speech. And not to speak unless speaking is more beneficial and you know that it will improve your state and be beneficial to others.

Tenth, remaining away from every cause that comes between the heart and Allah.

These ten causes take the lovers to the station of true love and bring them to their Beloved.

By Imam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
Taken from Madarij as-Saalikeen, Vol. 3, pp. 17-18

The Beauty Of Knowledge And How It Enlivens The Heart

The Beauty Of Knowledge And How It Enlivens The Heart

By Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali

Acquire knowledge because doing so is good. Seeking it is worship. Reviewing it is glorifying Allah. Researching it is jihad. Teaching it to the ignorant is charity. Serving the scholars is a way of drawing near to Allah because knowledge is the path of ascension to the stations of Paradise. It is a companion in isolation and a comrade in distant lands. It speaks to you in solitude. It is a guide to prosperity and a shield against adversity. It beautifies one among friends and is a weapon against enemies.

With it Allah elevates people and makes them guides and bellwethers of good. The scholars are people whose words are sought and whose actions are imitated. The angels long for the scholar’s company and comfort them with their wings. Everything, the fish of the sea, the beasts of the earth, the predators of the land and sea, and the cattle pray that blessings come upon him.

This is because knowledge enlivens the heart against ignorance, illuminates the eyes against darkness, and strengthens the body. It transports the servants to the mansions of the select and the righteous and to the highest ranks in the world and in the Hereafter. Contemplating it is equivalent to fasting, and reviewing it is equivalent to the Night Prayer vigil. With it, kinship is united and the lawful is distinguished from the unlawful. Knowledge is an imam which leads to righteous actions. It is craved by the people destined for Paradise and shunned by people destined for Hell.

Warathatu’l-Anbiya’; Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali



Imam Ahmad was asked; How are you today?



Al-Murrudi’ reported that he asked Imam Ahmed: “How are you today?”

He replied: ‘How can I be while I am required by my Lord to perform obligatory acts of worship,by my Prophet (‘alayhi salaat wa salaam) to practice his Sunnah, by the two angels to improve my deeds, and my soul urges me to follow it,Shaytaan pushes me to commit evil deeds, the Angel of death is waiting to take my life,and my children are asking me to provide for them?’”

[Siyaar a’laam an Nubalaa 11/227]

The Difference Between Advice And Backbiting

The Difference Between Advice And Backbiting

By Ibn Al-Qayyim

The difference between advice and backbiting is that the intent behind advice is to warn the Muslim against an innovator, deceiver or an evil doer.

So you will mention about him that which is necessary if one was to seek counsel from you about his companionship, having business transactions or any type of attachment with him as the Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said to Faatimah Bint Qays when she went to him seeking counsel concerning marriage to Mu’aawiyah (Ibn Abi Sufyaan) or Abu Jahm, so he صلى الله عليه و سلم said to her: “As for Mu’awiyyah then he is a poor man and as for Abu Jahm then he used to beat his women.” …(as explained in a narration in Saheeh Muslim: Hadeeth: 1480-47. The chapter of divorce), and some of his (Abu Jahm’s) companions used to advise those who traveled with him that when you leave his land (where he is known) then be cautious of him (i.e. be cautious of marring him because he is known for beating his women).

So if Backbiting occurs in a manner in which it is advice for the pleasure of Allaah and loving the sunnah of His Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم and (loving) His slaves from amongst the Muslims, then it is a means of closeness to Allaah and from hasanaat (the acts of good). And if it takes place in a manner where it is to humiliate your brother and to tear up his honor and to take delight in his flesh and to bite at it and to lower his place from the hearts of the people, then this is a disease that is incurable and a fire of hassanaat (good deeds) that burns them just as fire burns up wood.

[Taken from: Ar-Ruh (The Soul) by Ibnul Qayyim: P 357]

الفرق بين النصيحة والغيبة

وقال ابن القيم أيضاً في كتاب الروح (ص240): فصل :الفرق بين النصيحة والغيبة أن النصيحة يكون القصد فيها تحذير المسلم من مبتدع أو فتان أو غاش أو مفسد، فتذكر ما فيه إذا استشارك في صحبته ومعاملته والتعلق به، كما قال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم لفاطمة بنت قيس وقد استشارته في نكاح معاوية وأبى جهم فقال:" أما معاوية فصعلوك , وأما أبو جهم فلا يضع عصاه عن عاتقه", فإذا وقعت الغيبة على وجه النصيحة لله ورسوله وعباده المسلمين فهي قربة إلى الله من جملة الحسنات, وإذا وقعت على وجه ذم أخيك وتمزيق عرضه والتفكه بلحمه والغض منه لتضع منزلته من قلوب الناس فهي الداء العضال ونار الحسنات التي تأكل كما تأكل النار الحطب ا.هـ

When does a person become Hizbee

 بسم الله و الحمد لله ، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وعلى آله وصحبه ومن تولاه وبعد 
When does a person become Hizbee

Shaykh Zayd Al Madkhali  رحمه الله was asked when does a man become a Hizbee? 

Henceforth he gave seven descriptions

1) بانضمامه إلى جماعة معينة لها منهجها الخاص بها المخالف لمنهج السلف أهل الحديث والأثر كجماعة الإخوان وفصائلها وجماعة التبليغ المتعاطفين معها وانتصاره لحزبه أو جماعته بحق أو بباطل .

1) He holds on to a specific group which has its own methodology that deviates from that of the methodology of the Salaf, the people of Hadeeth and Narrations like the Ikhwaan (Al Muslimeen) and its sections and the Tableeghi Jama’ah and those who are sympathetic with it. And he defends his party or group whether they are upon truth or falsehood.

2) مجالسته ومشيه مع إحدى الجماعات السالفة الذكر وغيرها من أهل الانحراف فى العقيدة والعمل وسواء كانوا جماعة أو كانوا فردا تابعًا أو متبوعاً.

2) His sitting and walking with one of these groups that were previously mentioned and other than them who are deviant in their belief and action whether they are a group or a single person whether they are leaders or followers.

3) نقده لأهل السنة وتغير وجهه إذا سمع من يرد على الحزبين المعاصرين أصحاب التنظيمات السريه والتكتلات الخفية .

3) His disparagement of the people of the Sunnah and the turning of his face when he hears refutations of the contemporary partisans and the people who have secret organizations and hidden blocs.

4) وقوعه فى أعراض الدعاة إلى تمسك بما عليه أهل الأثر من طاعة الله وطاعة الرسول وطاعة ولاة أمور المسلمين السائرين على نهج السلف.

4) Him speaking ill of those who call toward holding on to what the people of narrations were upon from the obedience of Allah and the obedience of the Messenger and the Muslim rulers who are upon the way of the Salaf.

5) وقوعه فى أعراض ولاة الأمر ومحبة من يشهرون بهم فى كتبهم وأشرطتهم ومجالسهم .

His ill speech about the Muslim rulers and their love to make their faults public in their books, tapes and sittings.

6) هجومه على العلماء الذين لم يثوروا على الحكام حال وقوعهم فى الخطأ فيصفهم بالمداهنة ونحوها من الرزايا التي لا يطلقها على العلماء الربانيين إلا مرضى القلوب وسفهاء الأحلام.

His ill speech about the scholars who do not seek to bring about revolution against the rulers when they fall into sin. And they describe them with hypocrisy and other than that of the ill speech that is not appropriate to say about the scholars who nurture the people upon authentic knowledge except that they have evil hearts and foolish ideas.

7) حبه للأناشيد والتمثيليات ودفاعه الحار عنها وعن أهلها.

7) Their love for Nasheeds and plays and defending it and its people to his utmost.

المصدر : العقد المنضد الجديد فى الإجابة على مسائل فى الفقه والمناهج والتوحيد ص 43 و 44

Source: Al Aqd Al Mundid Fi Ijabat Al Masail Fee Fiqh, Wal Manahij Wat Tawheed: pages 43-44

Excellence of giving up Elegant Clothes for Humility


Excellence of giving up Elegant

 Clothes for Humility

IMAM AL-NAWAWI’S RIYAD-US-SALIHEEN
CHAPTER 120
EXCELLENCE OF GIVING UP ELEGANT CLOTHES FOR HUMILITY

802. Mu`adh bin Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever gives up wearing elegant and expensive garments out of humbleness, when he can do so, Allah will call him on the Day of Resurrection and before all the creations, He will give him the choice to wear whichever garment of Iman he would like to wear.”
[At-Tirmidhi].

Taken from : https://abdurrahman.org/2014/09/04/riyad-us-saliheen-imaam-nawawi-chapter-120/

Not Everyone Is Suitable To Be Your Friend

بسم الله و الحمد لله ، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وعلى آله وصحبه ومن تولاه وبعد

Not Everyone Is Suitable To Be Your Friend

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

“Know that the greatest of losses is for you to be preoccupied with one who will bring you nothing but a loss in your time with Allah – the Mighty and Majestic – and being cut off from Him, a wasting your time with the person, a weakening of your energy, and the dispersing of your resolve. So, if you are tested with this – and you must be tested with this – deal with him according to how Allah would wish, and be patient with him as much as possible. Get closer to Allah and His Pleasure by way of this person, and make your getting together with him something to benefit from, not something to incur a loss from.

Be with him as if you are a man who is on a road who was stopped by another man, who then asks you to take him on your journey. Make sure that you are the one who gives him a ride, and that he is not the one giving you the ride. If he refuses, and there is nothing to gain from travelling with him, do not stop for him, bid him farewell, and do not even turn back to look at him, as he is a highway robber, regardless of who he really is.

So, save your heart, be wary of how you spend your days and nights, and do not let the Sun set before you arrive at your destination.”

[‘al-Wabil as-Sayyib’; p. 45]

Is it Obligatory for Women to Dye Their Hands with Henna? – Shaykh ibn Baz


Is it Obligatory for Women to Dye Their Hands 
with Henna? – Shaykh ibn Baz

Questioner:

Is it obligatory for a woman to dyer her hands with henna, because some people claim that a woman is imitating men if she does not henna her hands? Please benefit us.

Shaykh ʿAbd al-Azīz bin ʿAbdullah bin Bāz:

Without a doubt, dyeing her hands with henna is highly recommended. Some narrations are reported which are weak, however it is better for her to dye them with henna. In regards to its ruling, if its permissible or prohibited for her to leave her hands plain, I’m not aware of any basis this saying. Nonetheless, it is better and preferable for her to dye them with henna, so that they will not resemble the hands of a man.

This is what is better and is more preferable, since there are narrations which mention this, and it is from the sunnah that is well-known among women and it was a norm at the time of the Prophet ﷺ and after his death to dye the hands with henna, and it is highly recommended for women.


SOURCE: Binbaz.org

http://dusunnah.com/article/is-it-obligatory-for-women-to-dye-their-hands-with-henna-shaykh-ibn-baz/

Praying for Allah to heal non-Muslims is permissible


Praying for Allah to heal non-Muslims is permissible

Explained by the Permanent Committee of Scholars 

Question: Is it permissible for those who utilize the Quran to treat the sick; to recite the Quran to treat non-Muslims?

Answer: It is permissible to treat non-Muslims with the Quran if they are not combatants at war with the Muslims; and if it is done in a manner in which the non-Muslim does not handle the Mushaf. This treatment is implemented by reciting the Quran over them, and praying to Allah to heal them and guide them.

And with Allah lies all success and may the salutations and peace of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and Muhammad’s family and companions.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

http://www.alifta.net/fatawa/fatawasubjects.aspx?languagename=ar&View=Page&HajjEntryID=0&HajjEntryName=&RamadanEntryID=0&RamadanEntryName=&NodeID=7426&PageID=10545&SectionI D=3&SubjectPageTitlesID=32250&MarkIndex=2&0

Taken from: http://mtws.posthaven.com/praying-for-allah-to-heal-non-muslims-is-permissible-dot-dot-dot-explained-by-the-permanent-committee-of-scholars

LYING TO AMUSE PEOPLE:


LYING TO AMUSE PEOPLE

Mu’aawiyah ibn Haydah رضي الله عنه said: I heard the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم say:

❝Woe to the one who talks to make the people laugh and tells lies, woe to him, woe to him.❞


 [Sunan al-Tirmidhee (2315) and Sunan Abu Dawood (4990) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

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