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Some sayings of the Salaf

January 22, 2010 10 comments

Tonite, we want to share with our readers, may Allah bless all of you, some beautiful sayings of the Salaf (pious predecessors).

We should not just read them, but rather we should try to implement them in our lives and see if we are living by these statements or acting in contradiction to it.

We ask Allah that He guides all of us to the straight methodology of the Sahaabah (Salafee Methodology) and increases us in beneficial knowledge and makes that knowledge a source for us to increase in taqwa (fear of Allah). Ameen.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ

Mâlik ibn Dînâr (rahimahullâh) said, “Whoever proposed to the world, then the world would not be satisfied until he gave up his Deen as dowry.”

Bakr ibn ‘Abdullâh al-Muzanî (rahimahullâh) said, “If you see someone older than you then respect him saying, ‘He has beaten me to Islâm and righteous action.’ If you see someone younger than you then respect him saying to yourself, ‘I have beaten him in sins.’ If the people honour you then say, ‘That is from the grace of Allâh, but I do not deserve it.’ If they degrade you then say , ‘This happened as a consequence of a previous sin.

Sufyân ath-Thawrî (rahimahullâh) said, “Whoever’s knowledge makes him weep, then he is a scholar (‘âlim). Allâh the Most High said, ‘Verily those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them they fall down on their faces in humble prostration.’ [Sûrah Banî Isrâ’îl (17):107] He also said, ‘When the verses (âyât) of Ar-Rahmân (The Most Merciful) is recited to them they fall in prostration weeping.’ ”

Fudayl ibn ‘Iyâd (rahimahullâh) said, “A believer plants a palm tree and fears that thorns will grow. The hypocrites plant thorns expecting ripe dates to grow!”

Once ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul ‘Azîz (rahimahullâh) was advised, “O ‘Umar, beware of being the ally of Allâh in open, while being His enemy in secret. If one’s nature in open and secret do not equate then he is a hypocrite, and the hypocrites occupy the lowest level in Hellfire.”

Ahmad ibn Harb (rahimahullâh) said, “There is nothing more beneficial to a Muslim’s heart than to mix with the righteous and to watch their actions, while nothing is more harmful to the heart than mixing with the sinners and watching their actions

One of the Salaf said, “I disobey Allâh to find its effect in the way my animal behaves and my wife.”

Ahmad ibn Harb (rahimahullâh) would say, “If six mannerisms are gathered in a woman, her goodness is perfected: Guarding the five prayers, yielding to her husband, pleasing her Lord, guarding her tongue from backbiting and gossip, forsaking worldly possessions, and being patient following a tragedy.”

Yahyâ ibn Mu‘âdh (rahimahullâh) said, “Renew your hearts with the remembrance of Allâh because it rushes into forgetfulness.”

‘Abdullâh ibn Mubârak (rahimahullâh) would say, “The world is the believer’s prison. The best action in the prison is patience and control of one’s anger. The believer has no country in the world, His land will be there tomorrow in the Afterlife.”

One of the Salaf used to say, “If you want to be close to Allâh then put an iron wall between yourself and your desires.”

Fudayl ibn ‘Iyâd (rahimahullâh) said, “If Iblîs conquers the son Âdam with one of the three [things] he says: I will not seek anything else from him – 1) being fond of himself, 2) deeming his deeds to be plentiful, and 3) forgetfulness of his sins.”

Al-Hasan (rahimahullâh) said, “If shaytân saw you consistently obeying Allâh he will seek you time and time again. If he sees your consistency he grows weary of you and rejects you. If you changed, however, each and every time, then he begins to have hope in you.”

Ash-Shâfi‘î (rahimahullâh) said, “Whoever spread gossip for you spreads gossip against you. Whoever relates tales to you will tell tales about you. Whoever when you please him says about you what is not in you, when you anger him will say about you what is not in you.”
Fudayl ibn ‘Iyâd (rahimahullâh) said, “Whoever’s admonition is much, his friends will be few.”

“If you can be unknown, be so; it doesn’t matter if you are not known and it doesn’t matter if you are not praised. It doesn’t matter if you are blameworthy according to people if you are praiseworthy with Allah, the Mighty and Majestic.”

Al Fudayl ibn Ayyadh, Al Bayhaqi, Al Zuhd Al Kabir p100.
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The Door of Tawfeeq has been closed on the people..


Ibn ul Qayyim Al Jawziyah (Rahimahullah) mentioned in his monumental book

“Fawaa’id ul Fawaa’id” on the authority of Shaqeeq Ibn Ibrahim (Rahimahullah),

 


Who said:The door of Tawfeeq (i.e. success) has been closed on the people because of six things:

The First: Because they (i.e. the people) busy themselves with the Ni’mah (i.e. blessing) bestowed upon them and
forget about the gratitude they should express to Allah, the One who bestowed the favor on them.

The Second: Because they have an ardent desire for knowledge however, they abandon acting upon it.

The Third:  Because they hasten to commit sin but delay repentance for the sin.

The Fourth: Because they are deceived by the companionship of the righteous but fail to emulate their actions.

The Fifth: Because the life of this world is behind them but they are insistent on chasing after it.

The Sixth:  Because the hereafter is in front of them but they turn away from it.

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Shaykh Ghudayaan will do a Monthly QA session for Muslims in America

Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghudayaan (one of the senior and major scholars alive today) has agreed to do a monthly QA session on Sundays walhamdulillah.

Mp3 Player – Pre-Loaded w/ Authentic Islamic Audio

January 3, 2010 2 comments

As salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

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BarakAllahu feekum

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Signs of the Victorious Group

Bismillah,

Signs of the Victorious Group by the Imaam ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Baaz may Allah have mercy upon him.

Female Questioner asks: I would like to know (who are) the Saved Sect until the Day of Resurrection, as it comes in the hadeeth of the Messenger sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam. And are they present in one country or spread throughout the lands of the Muslims. What can I do so that I can be from amongst them?

Answer: The Saved Sect are those who fulfill the commandments of Allah, are steadfast upon the religion of Allah. The Prophet sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: (My Ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of them in the fire except one! It was said: Who are they Oh Messenger of Allah? He said: That which I and my companions are upon*).

And in another narration: (It is the Jamaa’ah) meaning those who are united and gathered upon the truth and they are the Companions of the Messenger sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam and those who come after them who follow in their path.

These people are indeed the Victorious Group, the Saved Sect, those who single Allah out in His Oneness, remain steadfast upon His religion, carry out His obligations, refrain from His prohibitions, recommend one another with all that is good, forbid one another from all that is evil and recommend (each other) to be patient upon that. These ones are certainly the Victorious Group and the Saved Sect the ones who adhere and follow the Messengers ‘alayhim salaam and remain firm upon their way, the most virtuous amongst them and their (the Prophets) leader being our Prophet Muhammad sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam.

So the Victorious Group from this nation are those who remain solid and sound upon the religion (of Islaam) by way of statements, actions and beliefs. This is the Victorious Group and the Saved Sect not being harmed by those who do not support them nor by those who oppose them.
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Translators Note: “The only sect that will be safe is Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama fah, who adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and hold fast to what he and his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, were holding (fast to)”. Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts   (Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.1, p.20)

Footnote:*At-Tirmithi (2564) and others.
Takeen from: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/10244 (Noor ‘alad Darb)
Translator: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim