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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Words of Advice


"We find fault with the world, while the faults lie in our own selves." --- Imam al-Shafii r.a 

"If you make intense supplication (doa) and the timing of the answer is delayed, do not despair of it. His reply to you is guaranteed; but in the way He chooses, not the way you choose, and at the moment He desires, not the moment you desire." – Ibn Ata’Allah

"Do not use the sharpness of your speech on the mother who taught you how to speak." ~ Ali Ibn abi Talib (RA)

To Allah we belong, to Allah we will return. Turn to Allah before we return to Allah. 

Allah allows everything to happen for a reason. Circumstances will either direct you, correct you, protect you perfect you.

Not a lot of people know who we are but Allah does. He even knows whats in your heart. SO be aware of who you are trying to impress. 

Good manners is part of taqwa and you cannot have taqwa without good manners. - Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

Do your best, pray for the best. Allah will take care of the rest.

HARAM is just one letter more than HARM. What is HARAM is HARMFUL.
Sufyan ibn ‘Uyainah said: "The intelligent person is not one who merely knows what is good and what is bad. The intelligent person is one who, when he sees what is good, follows it, and when he sees evil, shuns it." [Aboo Nu’aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyaa, Vol. 4, p.16]

Whoever does not find happiness in the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah, prayer, and reciting the Quran, he will not find it anywhere else! --- Hasan Al Basri

"Knowledge is like a fruit. When a fruit grows on a branch of a tree, its weight causes that branch to bend and bow. Similarly, when knowledge increases in a person, it causes him to become humble and not Mutakabbir (proud and boastful)."

"Every journey requires provisions, so let taqwa (piety) be your provision in the journey from the life in this world to the Hereafter." [Scholar: Umar ibn Abdil-Azeez]

Ibn Taymiyyah

"Allah has made lowering one's gaze and guarding one's modesty the strongest means of purifying one's soul". (Ibn Taymiyyah)

"Do not depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness." (Ibn Taymiyyah)

Ibn Al-Qayyim

“When the heart is nourished with dhikr (remembrance of Allah), its thirst quenched with contemplation and cleansed from corruption, it shall witness remarkable and wondrous matters and be inspired with wisdom.” (Ibn Al-Qayyim)
“Whenever Allah, the Exalted prevents His believing servant from something during this worldly life, He will bestow upon him something which is better and more useful to him. It should be noted that this is only granted to the believers.” (Ibn Al-Qayyim)

“The Prophet (peace be upon him) established a relationship between the fear of Allah and good character, because fearing Allah improves the relation between the servant and Allah, and good character improves the relation between a person and others. Therefore, fearing Allah makes it possible for Allah to love him, and good manners makes it possible for people to love that person.” (Ibn Al-Qayyim) 

If you are afraid of any creature, you will run away from it. When you are afraid of Allah, you will love Him and seek to be close to Him. (Ibn Al-Qayyim) 

"Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries in his water-jug dirt. The carrying of it burdens him and it brings no benefit." (Ibn Al-Qayyim)

In order for a place to contain something, it must be free from whatever contradicts it. This principle applies to mankind and all creation as well as to belief and desires.  So, if the hearts is obsessed by belief in falsehood, there will be no place for truth.  Accordingly, if the tongue is involved in trivial discourse, one shall be incapable of useful speech, unless falsehood is abandoned.  (Ibn Al-Qayyim)
Stand firm against evil thoughts, for if you fail to do so, they will become ideas, if you do not, they will become desires, so fight against them. If you do not, they will become a form of determination and intention, if you do not resist, they will become actions, and if you do not follow them up with their opposite, they will become habits that will be hard to quit. (Ibn Al-Qayyim)
If you do not work hard and face difficulties along your way in seeking glory, you will never taste honor and relief when you attain victory. (Ibn Al-Qayyim)

"Whoever knows himself well, would keep himself busy reforming himself instead of talking about the faults of others...Whoever knows his Lord, would keep himself busy trying to please Him, instead of trying to please himself."-Ibn Al-Qayyim

Imam Shafi'e

"Knowledge is that which benefits you, not that which is memorised." - [Imam Shafi'e]

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