July 2011

I pray this Ramdhaan serves as a catalyst and not just another pit stop. I pray that the worst of your tomorrows be better than the best of your yesterdays.

ramadhaan mubaarak, taqaballaahu minna wa minkum jami’aan!

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:

“…We would like to state that our religion, Islaam, is the religion of purity and cleanliness; the religion of the best standards of behavior and the noblest manners. It stresses and clarifies whatever issues the Muslimoon may have, and whatever principles that may rectify their lives. There is nothing that benefits the Muslimoon unless it is stated, stressed and enjoined in Islaam, so praise be to Allaah for all of His Graces. We invoke Allaah to make us steadfast in establishing and observing this great religion, grasping its rulings, abiding by its teachings, faithfully, sincerely and devoutly, so that Allaah may accept our good deeds.”

Mulakhhass Al-Fiqh, Chapter 4

{Know that Allaah gives life to the earth after its death! Indeed We have made clear the Aayaat to you so that you may understand}
Surat ul-Hadeed

Ibn Katheer comments: “This Aayah indicates that 
He brings softness to the hearts after they have become hard, 
guides the confused after they were led astray, and 
relieves hardships after they have intensified
Tafseer Ibn Katheer, chapter 57, verse 17

On the authority of Anas ibn Maalik (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said:

I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhe wasallam) saying: “Allaah, The Exalted, has said: ‘O son of Aadam, whatever you call upon Me for, and hope of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done and I shall not mind O son of Aadam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and then you were to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you.  O son of Aadam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and you were then to face Me not committing shirk (ascribing partners to Allaah) in anything, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.”[1]

[1] Reported by At-Tirmidhee (#3540), refer to As-Saheehah #127. Shaykh Al-Albaanee declared the hadeeth as hasan.


وَيْلٌ لِّكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُّمَزَةٍ

“Woe unto every slanderer and backbiter.”



May Allaah bless you.

Readers, subscribers, visitors, it has well-prevailed upon me to inform you that my website is no longer at www.daraGharbi.com. Alas, someone decided to purchase my domain before I was able to renew it. It was all according to the plan of Allaah, so all praise and thanks are due to Him in every situation.

My new website is now at www.daraGharbi.org. Please update your bookmarks and inform your family and friends. Jazaakumullaahu khayran!

I will be earnestly praying for you, you, you, yaa Saudiyyah, every moment, every. single. fleeting. moment. And when I meet you again, we’ll grip eachother so tightly that nothing and no one shall ever rent us apart, bi’idhnillaahi ta’aala. The very atoms of you and the very atoms of me – iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, so on, so forth…We’ll live in mosques and in scriptures, in Shaykh ‘Abbaad’s library and in the rising storm of Shaykh Rabee’s words and within the blue vaulted night that harbors Shaykh Fawzaan’s home. ♥

We’ll gaze at the multitudinous Arabian seas, visit salafee students who will tell us of the beautiful wisdoms tucked beneath the verses of our Lord and those encrypted in the narrations of our prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhe wasallam). But before I sail through the pulse of the rebounding ocean, I must ensure that the winds will blow only in the directions that the ship wishes. So, I will continue to implore the creator of all things beautiful. And I will keep in mind this: The Lord may not come when you call but He is always on time.

Ones of the sages amongst the Salafsaid:

How many occasions of sorrow will one face on the Day of Judgment that did not even across his mind?!

Allaah, Exalted is He, says:

You were in heedlessness of this. Now we have removed your covering from you, and piercing is your sight this Day.” (50):22

  • Abridged from: The Journey to Allaah, by Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbalee

My beloved!

Those who falter in the path across the desert

Are many, but those who reach the end are few.

Khulayd al-’Asari said:

“Every lover desires to meet His beloved, so love your Lord and travel to Him with a fine journey; neither arduous or lax. This journey will take the believer to His Lord and whoever does not know the path to his Lord will not traverse it and there is no difference between such a person and an animal.”

Abu Nu’aym, vol.2, p.232


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