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The Pious, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

They are the ones who, as soon as they reflected upon creation they understood the purpose of their life and therefore they packed their belongings prior to their departure and prepared themselves to embark the journey. While people indulge in the mire of earning wealth, the pious are reposing in the shades of content. While those whose hearts and souls are infected with the sickness of desires seek help in hospitals of trials, the pious enjoy their stay in the castles of safety…

What they were deprived from never caused them any harm, and they are well-pleased with what they will be granted afterwards. They easily endure the exhaustion of the long journey for they know the high status of their final destination.

They have tasted the bitterness of trials in this life, so their safety is assured in the next life. May glad tidings be for them on the Day on which it will be said to them, “This is your Day which you have been promised.” [21:109]

[“Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz”, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, pp. 105-6]

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Quotes From ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam

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

1) Work For Allaah

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“Work for Allaah and stick together, and the more you work for Allaah, the more your souls will become strong and rise, and you will ascend rapidly upon the path of those who are ascending towards Allaah.”

[At-Tarbiyyah Al-Jihaadiyyah Wal-Bina, 5/36]

2) Who Is Pleased With You?

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“If you see America or Russia or Britain or the criminals and tyrants in the Islamic world – if you see them pleased with someone, you should doubt this person’s Islam and his faith. Understood? This is because Allaah has set down a rule that does not change, and this rule says, “And the Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their way.” [2:120] “

[Fee Dhilaal Soorah At-Tawbah, p.22]

3) The Hidden Punishment

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“It is a disaster that your heart dies without you noticing. It is as if you say, “O Lord! How often I rebel against You without You punishing me for it.” And He (swt) replies, “How often I punish you without you even noticing! Haven’t I removed the life from your heart?”

[[Fee Dhilaal Soorah At-Tawbah, p.223]

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]

Definition Of Eemaan (Faith)

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Abee Zayd Al-Qirwaanee Al-Maalikee (d.386H) said:

“Belief is (1) a statement of the tongue and (2) sincerity of the heart and (3) actions of the limbs. It increases with the increase of good deeds and decreases due to its decrease. So it will increase and decrease due to that (one’s deeds).

Faith is not complete by the statement of the tongue except with actions.

Both statement of the tongue and actions are not complete except with intention.

Statement of the tongue, actions and intentions are not complete unless they are in accordance with the sunnah.”

[Muqadimatul Qirwaaniyyah]

Imaam Ash-shaafi’ee on The Different Levels Of Imaan

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Miscellaneous, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Concerning the following two ayahs:

And whenever there comes down a Surah, some of them (hypocrites) say: “Which of you has had his Faith (reman) increased by it?” As for those who believe, it has increased their Faith (eeman), and they receive glad tidings. But as for those in whose hearts is a disease, it will add suspicion and doubt to their suspicion, disbelief and doubt, and they die while they are disbelievers.” [9:124-125]

And:

Verily they were young men who believed in their Lord (Allah), and We increased them in guidance.” [18:13]

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said; “If this eeman had been one thing, neither increasing nor decreasing, then no one could have any more than another, and the people would all be the same, and superiority (of one over the other) would be nullified.

However, the believers enter Paradise due to complete eeman, and the believers attain different ranks with Allaah in Paradise due to their various levels of eeman. And due to deficient eeman, the negligent ones will enter the Fire.

Allaah (swt) makes His servants compete with each other, like horses racing on the day of the competition. They travel upon their various speeds, and He gives each person (his rank) in accordance to what he has achieved, without taking anything of their right away from them, and without giving precedence to the slower person over the faster one, nor the lesser in virtue over one who is better than him.

This is how He favoured the beginning of this Ummah over its later part. Had it not been the case that the one who was quicker to eeman was more virtuous than the latecomers, than the latter part of this Ummah would have reached (the status of) its first part.

[Manaaqibush Shaafi’ee, 1/387-393]

And this quote of Imaam Ash’shaafi’ee is also a nice refutation of the Murji’ah (those who say eemaan does not go up and down).

The Best Thing After Iman And The Worst Thing After Kufr [Women]

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with him – once addressed the people and said:

No man can have anything better after faith (îmân) than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing. And no man can have anything worse after unbelief (kufr) than a sharp-tongued woman of bad character.

[Al-Hâfidh Abul-Qâsim Al-Asbahânî, Al-Targhîb wa Al-Tarhîb article 1528. Also recorded in other sources with a slight variation in wording]

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O Allaah, The Turner Of The Hearts, Turn Our Hearts To Your Obedience

Posted in Brothers Base, Inspirational Stories, Killing The Fitna, Knowledge, Marriage, Miscellaneous, Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

O Allaah, The Turner Of The Hearts, Turn Our Hearts To Your Obedience

Narrated Abduh ibn Abdurrahim :

“We went on an expedition to one of the lands of Rome; and among us was a youth of who there was none amongst us more proficient in reciting The Qur’ân than him, and none of us was more knowledgeable of fiqh and inheritance laws than him, one who used to fast the days and stand at night in prayer.

Whilst in our expedition we passed by a fort -of which we were not ordered to stop for- [guarded by many soldiers] ; and this youth stopped close to the fort as if he was relieving himself.

So he looked up the fort and he caught sight of a woman from among the women of the Romans who was looking from that fort, and she amazed him.

And as such he desired her, so he talked to her in the Roman language : ‘Tell me the way to get to you?

So she replied: ‘For you to become a christian, then we will open the door for you [to enter the fort] ; and I am yours.

And he answered that call of hers, and he entered the fort!

In one narration it says : [The Muslims were not aware of the on-goings except that by the time they realized ; he was with her!]

[The narrator continues to say] Consequently we were covered in great distress and encountered hardship in our expedition because of that. It was as if each of our men took that to be as if it happened to his own child.

After some time while on another expedition, we returned and passed by this same fortified town: and there he was with that woman, and the Christians ; looking at us [from the fort].

So we said [to him] : ‘O so- and –so what happened to your Qur’ân? What happened to your knowledge? What happened to your fasting? What happened to your prayers!

And there he said to us : ‘Indeed, know that; I have forgotten all the Qura’n except His statement:

رُّبَمَا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَوْ كَانُواْ مُسْلِمِينَ

ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُواْ وَيَتَمَتَّعُواْ وَيُلْهِهِمُ الأَمَلُ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ

Perhaps (often) will those who disbelieve wish that they were Muslims.

Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope.

They will come to know!

[Suraatul Hijr 1-2]

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