December 2011


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Let go these transient lands, my dear (brothers/sisters). For your fitrah and roots are only content with the lands to come. Hoist the horizons. And set sail. We are heading for a concealed pearl, wherein the lowest of its people will have a distance that would be traveled in a thousand years.

*~ Istijabah.com

Question: What is the ruling on saying “shukran” to the one who rendered goodness to a person?

Shaykh Ahmad bin Yahyaa an-Najmee:

Whoever did that has abandoned that which is more superior, which is the saying, “Jazaak Allaahu khayran” (may Allaah reward you with good). And in Allaah lies success.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan:

Knowledge cannot be acquired except through learning, and learning requires diligence, effort, time, and it requires understanding and attentiveness of the heart. This is learning.

Sharh ul-Usool ith-Thalaathah, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
Q. What is the best way to  maintain what I have already memorized from the Qur`aan?
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A. All praise is for Allaah alone, and  may His prayers and salutations be upon Muhammad, his family, and his companions.
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Constant repetition, truthfulness, sincerity, contemplation, a desire to keep what you have memorized, an understanding of the Qur`aan, supplication to Allaah, ask of Him to grant you success in this regard, avoidance of sins, and repentance to Allaah for past sins- by employing these means, you will be able- in shaa. Allaah-to maintain what you have memorized.
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And success lies with Allaah (ta`aala). Oh Allaah, send prayers and salutations upon Muhammad, his family and his companions.
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Islaamic Rulings Regarding the Qur`aan, p16
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 Sisters Upon Al-Istiqaamah

Ibn Taymiyyah:

For indeed the dispraising of the best of generations, those of whom accompanied the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) is a dispraise of the Messenger (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam).

Majmoo` al-Fataawaa, vol. 4, page 429

Al-Imaam, Al-Haafidh Al-Mubarakfuri:

We need to constantly follow and stick to the Sunnah; especially this Sunnah from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). We need it now more than ever, in this time where Fitnah is knocking on everybody’s door. Just look around and reflect. How many people were praised from Ahlus Sunnah, and are now dispraised by Ahlus Sunnah?! How many scholars were recommended to be learnt from, but now are being warned against?! How many people were Muslims have now left Islam?!. Reflect, Reflect O Ahlus-Sunnah,

O’ Changer of the hearts make my heart stick to Your religion.

Aameen.

How you word your dreams changes how you approach them. Do not say ‘I want to do.’ Also do not say, ‘I will try to do.’

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Say you will do (bi`ithnillaah) & leave no room for not wanting and not trying to justify why you didn’t.

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Istijabah.com ~

Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

By committing sins, the servant of Allaah does not aim to disobey his Lord or violate his prohibitions, but it was the result of an evil nature, the deceit of the soul and Satan, the strength of vain desires, and believing that one will be forgiven, however, according to Allaah, the aim of committing sins is the reason behind passing judgments, manifesting the dignity of the Lord, and the submission of the servants, and their complete need for Allaah.

As well as this, the existence of the Attributes of Allaah, like the Oft-Pardoning, the Oft-Forgiving, and the One Who accepts repentance, and the Clement to the repentant and remorseful. On the other hand, Allaah is the Avenger, the Just. And the One with the Strongest Grasp on those who insist on disobeying Him. He, the Exalted, wants His servant to perceive His Perfection, and to feel absolute need of his Lord, moreover, He wants His servant to see the Perfection of His Power, Glory, Forgiveness, Mercy, and Patience, and that His Mercy is nothing but beneficence, for if Allaah does not bestow His Mercy upon him, surely he will be destroyed.

Estimating guilt by Allaah has a great wisdom in it and a lot of benefit and mercy for that servant by offering him the way of repentance.

Al-Fawaa`id, p105

Narrated Aa`ishaah (radiallaahu ‘anhaa):

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I was a young girl and did not have much knowledge of the Qur`aan. I said. ‘I know, by Allaah, that you have listened to what people are saying and that has been planted in your minds and you have taken it as a truth.

Now, if I told you that I am innocent and Allaah knows that I am innocent, you would not believe me and if I confessed to you falsely that I am guilty, and Allaah knows that I am innocent you would believe me.

By Allaah, I don’t compare my situation with you except to the situation of Joseph’s father (i.e. Jacob) who said,

‘So (for me) patience is most fitting against that which you assert

and it is Allaah (Alone) whose help can be sought.’

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Then I turned to the other side of my bed hoping that Allaah would prove my innocence. By Allaah I never thought that Allaah would reveal Divine Inspiration in my case, as I considered myself too inferior to be talked of in the Holy Qur`aan. I had hoped that Allaah’s Apostle might have a dream in which Allaah would prove my innocence. By Allaah, Allaah’s Apostle had not got up and nobody had left the house before the Divine Inspiration came to Allaah’s Apostle. So, there overtook him the same state which used to overtake him, (when he used to have, on being inspired divinely). He was sweating so much so that the drops of the sweat were dropping like pearls though it was a (cold) wintry day. When that state of Allaah’s Apostle was over, he was smiling and the first word he said, ‘Aa`ishah! Thank Allaah, for Allaah has declared your innocence.’ My mother told me to go to Allaah’s Apostle . I replied, ‘By Allaah I will not go to him and will not thank but Allaah.’

Saheeh Bukhaaree Volume 3, Book 48, Number 829

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