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True Knowledge Is What Leads To The Fear Of Allaah

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Allaah says:

… It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allaah…” [35:28]

Ibn Katheer said:

“The only ones who truly fear Allaah are the scholars – those who are knowledgeable about Him. This is because every time one’s knowledge and awareness of The Most Great, The All-Able, The All-Knowing, The One ascribed with Perfect Attributes and described by Perfect Names becomes complete and whole, one’s fear of Him becomes greater and increased.” [Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 3/553]

Al-Bayhaqee said:

“Allaah clarifies that (true) fear of Him can only be achieved through knowledge.” [Shu’ab Al-Eemaan, 5/323]

A man said to Ash-Sha’abee:

“Who is a scholar?”

He replied:

“The scholar is the one who has fear of Allaah.”

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood said:

“Knowledge is sufficiency for the fear of Allaah and ignorance is a sufficiency for delusion and being mislead.” [Az-Zuhd of Ibn Mubaarak, p.15]

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood also said:

“Knowledge is not obtaining an abundance of hadeeth, but rather knowledge is obtaining khashyah (fear of Allaah).” [Al-Hilyah, 1/131]

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood said:

“It is sufficient amount of knowledge for a person that he has fear of Allaah and it is sufficient amount of ignorance for a person that he is amazed by his knowledge.” [Ad-Daarimee, 1/346]

‘Abdul A’laa At-Taymee said:

“Whoever is given knowledge and it does not cause him to weep, then it is appropriate (to say) that he has not been given knowledge that benefits him…” [Ad-Daarimee, 299]

‘Abdullaah Ibn AhmAd Ibn Hanbal said to his father:

“Did Ma’roof have any knowledge?”

Imaam Ahmad replied:

“My son, he had the basis of all knowledge and that is the fear of Allaah.” [Siyar Al-A’laam An-Nubulaa’, 1/339]

Hudhaifah (ra) said:

It is sufficient knowledge for a man that he fears Allaah. And it is a sufficient lie that he says, ‘I seek forgiveness and repent to Him,‘ yet he goes back to doing it.” [Kitaab Al-‘Ilm, of An-Nisaa’ee #14]

Having The Love of Allaah In One’s Heart

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on February 5, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

If there is some weakness in a person’s faith, that weakens his love for Allaah. The love of this world becomes stronger in his heart and takes over until there is no room left for love of Allaah, except for the smallest trace, which has no apparent effect in counteracting the nafs or in restraining it from committing sin or urging it to do acts of obedience.

So the person indulges his desires and commits sin, and darkness of sin piles up in his heart and keeps on covering up what light of faith is present, although it is weak. When the stupor of death comes, the love of Allaah grows weaker in his heart because he sees that he is departing this world which is so dear to him. His love for this world is so great that he does not want to leave it and it hurts him to depart from it. Allaah sees that from him.

There is the fear that hatred may displace the love of Allaah in his heart, and that weak love may turn to hatred. If his soul departs at this moment of great danger, his end will be a bad one and he will be doomed for eternity.

The reason for this bad end is love of this world, being content with it and rejoicing in it, whilst also being weak in faith which means that one’s love for Allaah is weak. This is a chronic problem which may affect most people. If a person’s heart is overwhelmed with some worldly matter at the point of death, this is what will fill his heart and mind, leaving no room for anything else. If his soul departs at that point, his heart will be filled with that worldly matter and his face will be turned towards it, and that will form a barrier between him and his Lord.

[The Minor Resurrection, by ‘UMar Sulaymaan Al-Ashqar, p. 55]

Expecting The Best of Allaah

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood said:

“By the One besides Who none has the right to be worshiped, the believer is not given anything good better than his good expectations of Allaah. And by the One besides Who none has the right to be worshiped, no servant of Allaah expects good of Him except that Allaah gives him what he expected, since all good is in His Hand.” [Husn Adh-Dhan Bi Allaah, p.96]

‘Ammaar Ibn Yoosaf said:

“I saw Hasan Ibn Saalih in a dream, and I said, ‘I was hoping to meet you. What can you inform us of?’ He replied, ‘I give you glad tidings that I see nothing better than to have good expectations of Allaah.’ ” [Husn Adh-Dhan Bi Allaah, p.45]

Advice Of The Scholars

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Awn Ibn ‘Abdullaah said:

“The scholars used to counsel and write to each other with three advices:

1) Whosoever strives for the hereafter, Allaah will suffice him in his worldly life.

2) Whosoever rectifies his dealings that are done behind closed doors, Allaah will correct his affairs that are done openly.

3) Whosoever rectifies his relationship with Allaah, Allaah will rectify his relationship with others.”

[Al-Hilya of Aboo Nu’aym]

The Importance Of Working On Your Relationship With Allaah

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Aboo Haazim said:

“A servant does not cease to correct his relationship with Allaah, except that Allaah rectifies his relationship with the people. And a slave dos not cease to ruin his relationship with Allaah, except that his dealings with the people will be destroyed.

To work for once face is easier than working for multiple faces. Indeed if you worked for Allaah alone, all other faces will be turned towards you, and if you corrupt your relationship with Allaah, all other faces will look down upon you.”

[Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa, 6/1000]

Being A Slave Of Allaah

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Sayyid Qutb said:

“Being a servant of Allaah is not merely a position of honour, it is the highest position to which a human being can aspire. True submission to Allaah alone protects people from being enslaved by their own desires or by other human beings. No human being can attain this highest position unless he refuses to submit to his own desires or to anyone other than Allaah.

Those who are too proud to submit themselves to Allah alone are automatically enslaved by their own desires and caprice, which is the worst type of slavery. They lose their sense of free will with which Allaah has favoured human beings. They sink to the level of animals ad soon descend to the worst rank of animals. They take themselves down to a level that Allaah describes as “the lowest of the low,” [95:5] after they had been created “in their fairest form.” [95:4]. They are willing to accept enslavement by others like them when they allow such people to conduct their lives according to narrow-minded theories and philosophies that are ignorant, deficient and arrogant.

Such people are also ready to submit to ‘certainties’ which they are told to be inevitable and to admit no discussion, such as the certainties of history, economic development and evolution! There is indeed a long list of such materialist certainties and inevitabilities which enslave man and keep his head in the sand.” [Fee Zhilaal Al-Quraan [English trans.], 7/146-7]

Elsewhere he said:

“Human beings are subject to the laws of nature God has set into operation in matters that affect their birth, growing up, health, illness, death and also those that determine the consequences of their own choices in the areas where they can exercise their free-will. They cannot change God’s laws governing the universe or these aspects of their own life.

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How Can You Be Other Than A True Slave Of Allaah?

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn ‘Aqeel Al-Hanbalee (1) said:

“Allaah has dignified the creatures, especially the son of Aadam in that He has allowed you to make shirk if compelled to do so and put the sanctity of you before the sanctity of Him to the extent that He has allowed you to mention Him with that which is not befitting to Him when you have to protect yourself.

Allaah has dignified your honour by legislating the hadd punishment on the one who slanders you. Allaah has dignified what you own by legislating that the Musilm who steals from you should have his hand cut. Allaah has lessened the portion of prayer on you during travel. Allaah has established wiping of the socks to take place od washing te feet as a concession to you in order to avoid the difficulty of removing your clothes.

Allaah has allowed for you to eat the dead animals in order to keep your body well and to preserve your health. Allaah warns you from that which will harm you soner and the threat that will come later. Allaah does what is beyond ordinary for your sake. And Allaah revealed the Books unto you.

So after this respect unto you, is it good for Him to see you going towards that which He has prohibited unto you? When He instructs you, you pay no attention and ignore it. When He warns you from something, you take no notice and commit it and you turn away when He calls you.

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Taking Comfort (With Allaah) When Alone In Seclusion

Posted in Brothers Base, Dunya | Aakhirah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Many of the pious predecessors would spend long periods of time in seclusion.

When one of them was asked:

“Do you not feel the bite of loneliness?”

He replied:

“How can I, when He has said that He is the companion of those who remember Him?”

[Aboo Nu’aym, 8/217]

Another said:

“How can one feel the bite of loneliness when he is with Allaah?”

Yet another said:

“Whoever feels the bite of loneliness when alone does so because of his lack of solace with his Lord.”

[Ibn Abee Ad-Dunyaa, Al-‘Uzlah #49]

Yahyaa Ibn Mu’aadh would frequently seclude and isolate himself. His brother censured him saying:

“If you are a man amongst men, you need the company of men!”

So he replied:

“If you are a man amongst men, you are in need of Allaah!”

It was once asked of him:

“You have migrated from the people, with whom do you live?”

He replied:

“With the One for whose sake I migrated.”

[Extracted from “The Journey Of The Strangers”, p. 96]

To Be Unknown Amongst The People

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

It is reported that Al-Fudayl b. ‘Ayyâd said:

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 Allâh the Mighty and Majestic.

[Al-Bayhaqî, Al-Zuhd Al-Kabîr, p.100]

Why didn’t you respond to him?” – Ibn Qudaamah

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Subki narrated:

“And it’s narrated that Ibn Asaakir passed by Ibn Qudamah, and he greeted him but Ibn Qudamah did not respond to him. He was asked:

“Why didn’t you respond to him?”

Ibn Qudamah replied:

“He believes in Kalam Al-Nafsi (an Ash’aree belief that actions such as speech oppose Allah’s special quality of being eternal, therefore Allah is eternally speaking within Himself), so I responded to him fee-nafsi (within myself)”.

[Tabaqaat Al-Shafi’iyah, 8/184]


Where Is Allah? Debate Between Sh. Albaanee & A Azharee Shaykh

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

This is a debate between the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah (who believe that Allah is above everything) and the Matureedees/Ash’arees who do not believe thus. It also deals with their false claims about Ahlus Sunnah.

Debate about where is Allah:

This is a bit technical but inshallah all of us will understand by Allah’s guidance.

Azhari Shaikh: You (the Salafis) have put Allah in a place.

Shaikh Al Albani: May Allah be raised above this! This is a great lie.

The Shaikh then said: Then a research between myself and him came about.

I (Shaikh Al Albani) said to him: Oh teacher! Is place (makaan) something present or absent?

Azhari Shaikh: No, it is something present.

I said: And is what is present limited or unlimited?

Azhari Shaikh: Limited.

I said: Ok let us research now: we are on the earth, what is above us?

Azhari Shaikh: The first heaven.

I said: Until the seventh?

Azhari Shaikh: Until the 7th.

I said: And above the seventh?

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