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The State Of A Believer And A Hypocrite

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

[The Believer]

“And the believer – subhaanAllaah, glory be to You, O Lord – is liked by everyone no matter what. Why?

The believer isn’t fake. There is nothing you can hold against him. What he does in secret is what he does openly. There aren’t secret acts and public acts. He doesn’t have a personality in secret and a different one in public. They are both the same. So, if you were to peek into his life when he’s alone, you would find him even better than he is in public. If you were to see him at home at night, you would find him either praying, sleeping, eating suhoor, or reciting the Quraan. There is nothing you can hold against him. There is no girl he has snuck in to commit indecent acts with, nor does he have stolen money that he is counting.

His outer condition is like his inner condition. In fact, his inner condition is even better than his outer, and the early Muslims would say, “O Allaah, make our inner condition better than our outer condition, and make our outer condition good.” There is nothing you can hold against him. He has inner confidence, is sure of himself, and is relaxed.

[The Hypocrite]

As for the hypocrite, he fears that everyone will discover his faults and that they are privy to his sins. This is why it’s as if the suspicious person wants to tell people, “Take me away. Take me away.” Why? He is filled with faults, and he suspects that this person knows of them, that person found out, etc. So his whole life is full of anxiety and constriction.”

[Fee Dhilaal Soorah At-Tawbah, by Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam, p.489]

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Abandoning Sins, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Abandoning sin when one is old and his hair is grey is not like the one who abandoned sins when he is young.”

He also said:

“The illumination of grey hair, which signals to the path of departure from this life, should be enough warning and alert for a mature man.”

[Awaking From The Sleep Of Heedlessness, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, pp. 31 & 33]

Being Ashamed To Commit Sins

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Muhammad Ibn Al-Fadl said:

“For the last forty years, I have not dictated to my recorder to record even one bad deed. If I did, I would be ashamed of both of them (i.e. the two angels).”

[Sifat Al-Safwah, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, 4/165]

Enduring Temptations, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Abandoning sin when one is old and his hair is grey is not like the one who abandoned sins when he is young.”

Ibn Al-Jawzee also said:

“Whoever can endure the temptation of sins patiently, without falling into them deserves to be praised, just as Yoosuf (as) was praised for his patience, for if he had sinned, he would not have been what he had become…

One should hold fast to patience! Because he who seeks eternal pleasure in the Hereafter will be able to endure even being unmarried despite of his youthfulness and lust, and as a result he will be praised for his patience and so he will be told “This is your day!” [21:103]

And he who sinned during his youthfulness should reflect on the great satisfaction and achievement he has missed out on. For nothing remains from sins except lasting regret, which he feels distressed by every time he remembers it.”

[Awakening From The Sleep Of Heedlessness, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, p. 26, 30 & 31]

Take Advantage Of Good Deeds Before Death Approaches

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Abdul Waahid Ibn Safwaan said: “Once we were with Hasan in a funeral so he said:

“May Allaah have mercy on a man who works deeds for the likes of this day. For surely, today you have the ability to work deeds the likes of which your brothers in these graves don’t. So take advantage of good health and free time before the great terror and reckoning comes.” ‘

[Qisarul Aml, p.141]

Finding faults With Others

Posted in Adab (Manners) with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Abu Hatim said:

“Probing and seeking the faults of others is from the branches of hypocrisy just like thinking good of others is from the branches of faith. The intelligent one always has a good opinion of his brothers, and keeps his grief and sadness to himself. As for the ignorant one, he has evil opinion of his brothers and does not think about his crimes and distress.” (1)

Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadi Al-Waadi’ee said:

“So let my enemies say what they will for my sins are many, and perhaps because of their backbiting and slander my sins will be lightened and instead fall upon their shoulders “

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

‎”Let not your tongue mention the shame of another, for you yourself are covered in shame, and all men have tongues. If your eye falls upon the sin of your brother, shield them and say ‘O my eye all men have eyes‘.”

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said:

“Do not think badly of a word uttered by your brother, when you can find a good interpretation for it.” (2)

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Exposing Others’ Sins, Part 2

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Aboo Ja’far Muhammad Ibn ‘Alee said:

“It is a sufficient portion of defect for a person to clearly see from the people [of mistakes and shortcomings] that which he is blind of from his own self…” (1)

Hasan said:

The believer is the mirror of his brother, if he sees something that he is not pleased with, he straightens it out and adjusts it, and protects his honor in private and public.” (2)

‘Abdullaah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Manaazil saod:

“The Believer seeks excuses for his brothers, and the hypocrite seeks the mistakes for his brothers.” (3)

Bakr Ibn ‘Abdillaah Al-Muzanee said:

“Treat your brothers well despite their shortcomings that they have, just as you like for them to treat you [well] despite the shortcomings that you have. Everyone that you see making a mistake or mishap should not fall from your sight, for surely you are most deserving of this yourself.” (4)

Footnotes:

(1) Al-Hilyah, 3/188

(2) Al-Ikhwaan Of Ibn Abid Dunyaa, p. 55

(3) Ash-Shu’ab, 7/11197

(4) At-Tawbeekh of Abush Shaykh, p.54