Archive for November, 2016

Walking With A Limp

Posted in Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , on November 20, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

One day ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (ra) saw a man walking along a pathway with a stiff gait. He was clearly strutting in a haughty manner. ‘Umar said to him: “Do not walk this way.”

The man said: “I am unable to stop.”

‘Umar then whipped the man, after which he walked with a strutting gait again. ‘Umar then whipped him again, but this time around, the man actually stopped walking with a strut.

‘Umar said: “If I am not going to inflict punishment of whipping for this (kind of behaviour), then for what behaviour should I whip someone?

Afterwards, the same man returned and said to ‘Umar: “May Allaah reward you well! That was nothing short of the Devil (that made me walk like that), and through you, Allaah has driven him away.

[Akhbaar ‘Umar, by ‘Alee At-Tantawi, p. 175]

Remember Often The Destroyer Of Pleasures

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , , on November 10, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

One of the scholars from the past gave a lesson on death saying:

“O you who are deceived by this world, think of death and its agonies, how difficult and bitter a cup it is. What a true promise death is! How fair a judge it is! Death is enough to fill the heart with fear and the eyes with tears, to separate people, destroy pleasure and put an end to all worldly hopes.

Have you given any thought, o son of Adam, to the day when you will die and will be taken out of your place? When you will move from the spaciousness (of this world) to the confines (of the grave), when friends and loved ones will let you down, and brothers and friends will desert you? When you will be taken from your bed and placed in a hole in the ground, and instead of a soft blanket you will be covered with dust and earth? O gatherer of wealth, O industrious builder, by Allaah you will have nothing left of your possessions except shrouds, and even they will be destroyed and will vanish as your body disintegrates and turns to dust.

Where is the wealth that you amassed? Will it save you from these terrors? No indeed, you have left it behind for those who will not praise you, and you have come with your burdens (of sin) to One Who will not excuse you.”

[Quoted in Tadhkirat Al-Qurtubi, p.9]

Relaxation Through Worship

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on November 1, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“Why does a person become relaxed? A person becomes relaxed as the result of worship, because this fills the empty space inside. That empty space that is reserved specifically for worship becomes filled with it. So a person becomes relaxed when he fills himself with worship, just like when a motor is filled with oil.”

[At-Tarbiyyah Al-Jihaadiyyah Wal-Bina, 5/27]