Shaykh bin Baaz (rahimahullaah):

This day and age is a day and age of being gentle, of being patient, and of having wisdom. It is not a day and age of being harsh and strict. The majority of the people are in a state of ignorance and neglect influenced by the worldly affairs of this life. So it is necessary to have patience and it is necessary to be gentle until the call has reached and been conveyed to the people and that they come to understanding. We ask Allaah to grant everyone guidance.

  • Source: Majmoo` Fataawaa vol. 8, p376 and vol. 10 p91
  • Translated by: Aboo `Imraan al-Mekseekee

Ibn al-Qayyim:

The soul will never become pious and purified except through undergoing afflictions. It is the same as gold that can never be pure except after removing all the base metals in it.

al-Fawaa`id, p365

Aboo Dardaa said:

Of the insignificance of this world to Allaah is that He is not disobeyed except in it, while what is with Him cannot be obtained except by abstaining from it. Engage yourself in what will benefit you more. Keep away from what is in peoples’ hands you will be the wealthiest of them; do not lose hope in Allaah’s mercy lest you are disgraced; always remember Allaah’s favour on you and drive away your distress by being pleased with Allaah’s decree, for however long the night may be, it will be followed by the dawn.

Supplicate to Allaah. He will give you relief and if you are patient Allaah will provide a way out for you. Ponder over the story of Prophet Ya’qoob who lost a son for a long period and yet did not lose hope of relief from the Al-Miighty One, but rather said,

Maybe Allaah will bring them all (back) to me.

  • Selected from: Trials by Shaykh `Abdul-Muhsin bin Muhammad Al-Qaasim, SalafiTalk

Al-Hasan said:

If you wish, you will see a servant who has insight without having patience, and if you wish you will also see one, who has patience without insight but when you see one who has both insight and patience, he is the successful one.

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Al-Fawaa’id, Ibn Al-Qayyim

One of the nobles said,

The burdens of journeying by night with patience bear,

Return with the morning finding you firm in obedience.

Be not faint of heart and desist not from the aspiration

For resolve dissipates in the face of despair and exasperation.

I know – and the days have practically demonstrated -

That patience has results truly meritable

Say: Whoever strives after a matter desired

With patience accompanying him, will surely succeed.

The Journey to Allaah, Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbalee

Speaking about those who are afflicted with calamities in this world, Imaam Sufyaan (rahimahullaah) said:

“They are not harmed by what they are afflicted with in this world; Allaah will compensate them for all of their hardships with Paradise.”

The Biography of Sufyaan Ath-Thauree, p157

Al-Asma’ee said, “Al-Fudayl saw a man complaining to another so he said,

‘O So and so! Are you complaining about the one who shows you mercy (Allaah) to one who does not show you mercy (man)?!

~ Al-Siyar (8/439)

Narrated ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallaah ‘anhaa) [1], “A man came to the Prophet (sallallaah ‘alayh wa ‘alaa aalih wa sallam) and said, “O Allaah’s Messenger! Verily, you are more beloved to me than myself, and verily you are more beloved to me than my family and more beloved to me than my children. And verily, when I am at home and I remember you then I cannot be patient until I come to you and I look at you. And when I contemplate about my death and your death, I know that when you enter Paradise, you will be raised with the Prophets and that if I enter Paradise, I fear that I will not see you.”
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The Prophet (sallallaah ‘alayh wa ‘alaa aalih wa sallam) did not respond to him until Jibreel (‘alayh as-salaam) brought down this Aayah [2],
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“And whoso obey Allaah and the Messenger, then they will be in the company of those on whom Allaah has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, As-Siddiqeen, the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are!””
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Narrated Anas Ibn Maalik (radhiyallaah ‘anh) [3], “A man asked the Prophet (sallallaah ‘alayh wa ‘alaa aalih wa sallam) about the Hour saying, “When will the Hour be?” He said, “What have you prepared for it?” He said, “Nothing, except that I love Allaah and His Messenger (sallallaah ‘alayh wa ‘alaa aalih wa sallam).” He then said, “You will be with those whom you love.”
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Anas said, “We had never been as glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet (sallallaah ‘alayh wa ‘alaa aalih wa sallam) ‘You will be with those whom you love.’” Anas said, “Hence, I love the Prophet (sallallaah ‘alayh wa ‘alaa aalih wa sallam) and Abaa Bakr and ‘Umar, and I hope that I will be with them because of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.””
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[1] Authentic. Refer to: As-Silsilah As-Saheehah.
[2] Soorah An-Nisaa’, Aayah 69.
[3] Related by Al-Bukhaariy and Muslim.
  • Transcribed from: When Love Overpowers Patience || Fasbir.com

- The best class I’ve ever attended, and all praise is due to Allaah.

Knowledge is only Attained through Six Things || Ustaadh Moosaa Richardson

It’s important to mention that some people give precedence to the one who is a hafidh. It might be said about someone that he memorized 70, 000 hadeeth or he’s memorized a 100, 000 hadeeth. His claim to scholarship is a large amount of memorized information.  But, no one from the scholars will endorse his knowledge as they can’t recognize his level of understanding. Thus it’s simply just memorization and in that way, the likes of this person is not to be given precedence over people who have understanding. Even if the latter’s memorization doesn’t match the former’s memorization. True knowledge in its application, implementation and the use of it to solve the problems of the whole world isn’t limited to a memorization of a text. It goes beyond that. It goes to applying that text; it goes to real life situations. So again we do not given precedence to lots of memorization over understanding in the religion.

Ash-Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymi (haafidahullaahu ta’aala) used to recite these two lines of poetry to his students and one time he gave a short explanation for those lines of poetry.

“Intelligence is something Allaah (subhanaahu wa ta’aala) gives to many people. However, some people use it to aid ignorance or evil, or to promote filthy ideas of falsehood. If a person uses that intelligence for beneficial knowledge, paired with righteous actions, then it will benefit him. And if he uses it for other than that, then it will only be a proof against him.”

Download Knowledge is only Attained through Six Things.

Should any mistakes that I haven’t observed become apparent, please do not hesitate to contact me. If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah jala jallaluh. if there are any deficiencies and errors, then that is due to my own shortcomings and the shayaateen, I seek refuge in Allaah from them.

Ibn Abbaas (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said: One day, I was riding behind the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) when he said, “Oh boy!” I will teach you some words. Be mindful of Allaah (Commandments of Allaah), He will preserve you. Be mindful of Allaah, He will be ever with you. If you beg, beg of Him Alone; and if you need assistance, supplicate to Allaah Alone for help. And know that if all the people gather to benefit you, they will not be able to benefit you except that which Allaah had preordained (for you); and if all of them gather to do harm to you, they will not be able to afflict you with anything other than that which Allaah had pre-destined against you. The pens have been lifted and the ink of the pages has dried up.”

At-Tirmidhee

Commentary:

1. No one has the power to change the Decision of Allaah.

2. Whatever trouble one suffers in this world, it does not last forever. Every trouble is followed by prosperity, pleasure and happiness.

3. One should never ask other than Allaah’s help in supernatural things because it amounts to ascribing partnership with Allaah. If a person is mindful of the Rights of Allaah, then Allaah in return takes care of his needs and helps him.

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