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Fear Self-Admiration With Your Deeds, By Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

“If you fear that self-admiration will affect your deeds, remember the One Whom you are trying to please, what blessings you are trying to seek and what kind of punishment you are seeking to escape. The one who thinks of that will see his deeds as insignificant.”

[Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa, 10/42]


Thinking Little Of Oneself, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Jawzee:

“Whoever thinks of the inclination of his own self and the sins that his self is committing will release his sins and shortcomings for certain and will be uncertain with regard to other people. What he must beware of is self-admiration and exaggeration about the righteous deed that he is doing for the hereafter. The believer in that regard is always thinking little of himself.

It was said to ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azeez, ‘If you die we will bury you in the chamber of the Messenger of Allaah (saw).‘ He said, ‘If I meet Allaah with all kinds of sins except for polytheism (shirk), that is dearer to me than thinking of myself a qualified for that.‘ “

[Sayd Al-Khaatir, p. 250]

Admiring One’s Knowledge, By An-Nawawi

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , on November 10, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

An-Nawawee said:

“The way to rid oneself of self-admiration is to know that knowledge is a blessing from Allaah (swt) and a complete favour. That belongs to Allaah (swt) which He takes away, and that belongs to Him which He gives, and everything has an appointed time with Him, so a person should not develop self-admiration for something that he had nothing to do with and has no control over, and it is not certain that it will last.”

[Al-Majmoo’ 1/55]

The Cure For Self-Admiration, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“It should be noted that when a person says or does something, seeking the pleasure of Allah (swt), realising the blessings that Allaah (swt) has bestowed by enabling him to do or say it and knowing that Allaah (swt) helped him with regard to that, and he is doing it by the help of Allaah (swt) and not by his own power, knowledge, thought and strength – rather it is Allaah (swt) Who created for him his tongue, heart, eyes and ears – therefore He is the One Who blessed him with what he said or did.

When that becomes well entrenched in his mind, then self-admiration will not develop in him, because self-admiration results from focusing on one’s own self and not realising the blessing and help of one’s Lord.”

[Al-Faraa’id, p.144]

Allaah Ascended Over His Throne Bi-Dhaatih (With His Self), By Imaam At-Talamankee

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam at-Talamankee (d. 429H) said:

“There is ijmaa (concensus) from Ahlu Sunnah that Allaah ascended over His Throne bi-dhaatih (with His Self)… There is ijmaa from the Ahlu Sunnah that Allaah ascended over His Throne alal-haqeeqah (in a real sense), not alal-majaaz (metaphorically).”

[Reported by Adh-Dhahabee in Siyaar A’laamin Nubulaa, 17/566]

And here is a nice refutation of those who say one cannot say that Allaah ascended over His Throne bi dhaatih (by His Self), claiming that this last part (underlined) causes confusion!

Life’s A Reflection Of Yourself

Posted in Adab (Manners), General Family Issues, Inspirational Stories, Miscellaneous, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Life’s A Reflection Of Yourself

“A son and his father were walking on the mountains.

Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

Curious, he yells: “Who are you?”

He receives the answer: “Who are you?”

And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”

The voice answers: “I admire you!”

Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!”

He receives the answer: “Coward!”

He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”

The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”

Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”

The voice answers: “You are a champion!”

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.

It gives you back everything you say or do.

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.

If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life
will give you back everything you have given to it.”