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Every person must have a focus for his love

April 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Everyone who is too proud and arrogant to worship Allah inevitably worships something else, for man is sensitive and is always motivated by ideas. It is reported in al-Sahih that the Prophet ﷺ said, “The truest of names are Read more…

Slaves of the Material World and of Desires

April 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Shaykh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah writes in his work Al-‘Ubudiyah (Being a True Slave of Allah):

Hence in this ummah the issue of shirk is subtler than the noise made by the footsteps of an ant.

According to a sahih hadith, the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wasalam) said: “Wretched is the slave of the dirham, and the slave of the dinar Read more…

Dont depend too much on…

April 2, 2011 4 comments
“Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.” – Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah).
Categories: Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, Quotes

Zuhd and Piety

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Imam Ibn Taymiyyah said:
“Zuhd [detachment from dunya] is to leave alone those things which will not benefit you in the next life. And piety is to leave the things you fear might harm you in the next life.”

Need for Wealth

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah  – rahimahullaah – said:

“The position of wealth should be regarded like that of the toilet, in that there is need for it, but it has no place in the heart, and it is resorted to when needed.”

“Guide Us to the Straight Path”… but we’re already guided?

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Some of them say concerning His saying, اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ ‘Guide us to the Straight Path’ saying: ‘Allaah has already guided the believer, so what benefit is there in seeking guidance?’ Then some of them reply by saying that the meaning is ‘keep us firm upon guidance’, as the Arab would say to the one who is asleep, ‘sleep until I come to you.’ Others from amongst them say that the meaning is, ‘keep our hearts firm upon the guidance’ and that the request for firmness has been omitted. Yet others from amongst them say that it means, ‘increase me in guidance’.

This question really occurs due to the absence of their contemplating upon the Straight Path Read more…

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