Excellent advice to the one that returns to sins after repenting – By Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree
What should a servant do when he is tried with a sin and he repents from it with a repentence where these three affairs (conditions) are fulfilled. But (then) he struggles with his heart regarding that sin, only to find that he fell into it (again).
Shaykh ‘Abdullaah bin ‘Abdirraheem al-Bukhaaree:
May Allaah bless you. I say: a sincere tawbah (repentance) requires an effort. Now, there is no command or prohibition – as Imaam ibn al-Qayyim said – except that Shaytaan (the devil) has two incitements regarding it: either to extremism or to negligence. He (i.e. Shaytaan) doesn’t care by which of these two he becomes victorious [over the servant]! The important thing (to him) is that you leave the Straight Path. Also, from his ways is that he doesn’t want you to be steadfast upon tawbah. He doesn’t want this! Because if you – the one he (Shaytaan) led astray and made fall into sin – are steadfast upon sincere tawbah and you adhere to obedience, he (Shaytaan) loses! Right? And this makes him feel very outraged, because he swore by Allaah:
قَالَ فَبِعِزَّتِكَ َلأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ إِلاَّ عِبَادَكَ مِنْهُمُ ٱلْمُخْلَصِينَ
(Iblees (Shaytaan)) said: “By Your Might, then I will surely mislead them all, except Your sincere slaves amongst them (faithful, obedient, true believers of Islamic Monotheism).”
May Allaah bless you. Shaytaan beautifies the sin, this is why it has been narrated in the two Saheehs:
الجَنَّة حُفَّت بِالمكارهِ والنَّارُ حُفَّت بالشَّهوَات
“Paradise is surrounded by things which are disliked and Hellfire is surrounded by desires (temptations).”
So this affair requires one to strive hard!
وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا
As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths.
So you must show Allaah that you are truthful!! And this is a kind of test: you repent sincerely, and then the soul which commands evil entices you. So then you are in a struggle between your soul which commands evil and your self-reproaching soul. This is a test to see if your repentance is truthful, if your intention is correct and if you are sincere to Allaah in leaving [this sin]. Just as it is obligatory upon you to be sincere to Allaah in [performing] that which is commanded, it is also obligatory upon you to be sincere to Allaah in leaving [the prohibitions]. It is obligatory that you are sincere to Allaah in leaving [sins]!
And beware, O beloved one! From the greatest means that lead to the servant being deprived of succes, is commiting sins.
نَحنُ ندعو الإله في كُلِّ كربٍ *** ثمّ ننْساهُ عِند كشفِ الكُروبِ
We supplicate to the One Who is worshipped (Allaah) during every distress, then we forget Him when the distresses are removed.
كيفَ نرجُو إجابةً لدُعاءٍ *** وقدْ سَدَدْنا طَريقَهَا بِالذُّنُوبِ
How can we hope for an answer to our supplications, while we closed its path with sins.
Ibn Mas’ood, may Allaah be pleased with him, said:
إنِّي لأحْسِبُ الرَّجُلَ ينْسَى العِلْمَ يَتعلَّمُه، بالذِّنبِ يَعملُه
“I consider a man to have forgotten the knowledge that he learned because of a sin he commits.”
[Al-Hilyah by Abu Nu'aym]
So a person should beware! This is why the look is an arrow from the arrows of Iblees, so a person should not continue looking, [listening to] whisperings, [listening to] suggestions [of Shaytaan], listening or other than that. So the more a person continues, the more he increases, and it is feared for him that Raan will cover his heart, about which Allaah said:
كَلَّا بَلْ رَانَ عَلَى قُلُوبِهِم مَّا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ
Nay! But on their hearts is the Raan (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn.
We seek refuge with Allaah! So beware! Sins are dangerous, by Allaah, O brothers! Dangerous and significant! And do not belittle [sins] by saying: “This is an insignificant sin,” “Is it from the minor or major sins?” Beware! In al-Bukhaaree on the authority of Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him:
إنَّكم لتعْمَلُون أعمالًا هِي فِي أعْيُنِكُم أدقُّ مِنَ الشَّعر ،كنَّا نعُدُّها فِي عهدِ رسُولِ الله صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم مِنَ المُوبِقَات
“You people do (bad) deeds (commit sins) which seem in your eyes tinier than hair, while we used to consider those (very deeds) during the life-time of the Prophet as destructive sins.”
Trust me completely: Whenever you are truthful to Allaah in seeking refuge with Him and throwing yourself with humility before Him with repentance and returning back, He will make you steadfast, He will help you, He will give you success and He will take away from you the most evil of evils, the plot of the sinners and the most evil calamities of the day and night. But whenever you continue [listening to] whisperings and suggestions [of Shaytaan], Shaytaan will cause you to backslide. So beware!
But, the fact that the servant always talks to himself (i.e. reviews himself), that he is aware that Allaah always watches over him in all of his deeds and movements and that he seeks nearness to Him by staying away from sins: this is a proof of his truthfulness, with the permission of Allaah. This heat that you feel because of this struggle in the inside, will result in coldness, certainty and security for you, if you are truthful to Allaah. This is why Allaah, the Majestic and Most High, says:
يَـۤأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَكُونُواْ مَعَ ٱلصَّادِقِينَ
O you who believe! Be afraid of Allaah, and be with those who are truthful (in words and deeds).
Being truthful in words and deeds is a must! In words and deeds! And from the greatest of this, is that we are truthful to Allaah when we seek His forgiveness and when we return back to Him, the Majestic and Mighty! Is this clear, O brothers? So beware of continuing! Strive against your soul!
Trust me completely: it is only a small amount of days. The Prophet – sallal-Laahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said, as mentioned in as-Saheeh:
إنَّما النَّصرُ صبرُ ساعةٍ
“Victory is only an hour of patience.”
This Shaytaan requires struggle (Jihaad)! Right? He requires a great struggle! You have to struggle against him night and day! And the Prophet – sallal-Laahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – has informed us:
إِذا نام أحدُكُم عقدَ الشَّيطانُ على قَافِيَتهِ ثلاثَ عُقدٍ ويقولُ:نَمْ وراءَك ليلٌ طويلٌ
“When any one of you goes to sleep, Shaytaan ties three knots at the back of his neck, and says: “You have a long night, so sleep.”"
So Shaytaan is with you! And he wages war against you from every place! It is not possible for you to be saved from him, except by seeking refuge with Allaah. This is why Allaah commanded you to seek help from Him and to seek refuge with Him:
قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ
Say: “I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of the daybreak.”
قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ
Say: “I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of mankind.”
And the noble, merciful Prophet – the one whom Allaah sent as a mercy to mankind – advised you, guided you, directed you and clarified to you the Path of salvation, which is adhering to the Sunnah: the adhkaar (supplications) for the morning and the evening , the adhkaar for entering and leaving the toilet, sleeping, eating, drinking, etc.
Review yourself! I say: review yourself and examine yourself: are you from those who are steadfast upon the Sunnah or negligent regarding it? How should you call yourself to account except in this way? And praise and thank Allaah that you are alive! Praise and thank Allaah that you are alive! And I have mentioned this to the students and brothers, here or in a previous lesson – I don’t know.
How should this (calling oneself to account) happen? You have a notebook and a pen with you, and you want to know? Call yourself to account before you are called to account! You have a notebook with you [and you write]: Bismillaahi ar-Rahmaani ar-Raheem. Today, saturday or sunday. We start from Fajr; did you wake up before Fajr or after Fajr? [Mention this] to yourself, not in the radio! Did I wake up in time? Did I catch the Sunnah of Fajr or not? Of course before this [you mention]: have I prayed witr or not? Yes/no. Did I pray Fajr in congregation? Yes. Did I catch Takbeeratul-Ihraam? Yes/no. Have I said the adhkaar after the prayer ? Yes/no. The adhkaar for the morning and the evening? Yes/no. Did I recite my (daily) part of the Qur’aan? Etc, etc etc. Did I backbite? Have I commited something prohibited? Write down! You will see in the end of the day that you have [written] pages! Yes, no, yes, no… Review [yourself]!Yes: I stay upon the truth. No: review it the next day; are you still upon this or have you left it?
O brothers, this affair is significant! It is not trivial!
فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ خَمْسِينَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ
..in a Day the measure whereof is fifty thousand years.
Anyway, it is a must that we prepare an answer for this Day! We ask Allaah to be kind and gentle to us and you, to give us and you a good ending and to make us all steadfast upon Islaam and Sunnah. And may Allaah raise the rank of the Messenger of Allaah, his family and his Companions and grant them peace.
 Authentic adhkaar for the morning and the evening:
 Authentic adhkaar to be said after the obligatory prayer:
Translated by: Yâsîn Abû Ibrâhîm
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Allah has tested me with dangerous illnesses since I was young. Now I am in my thirties and there is no cure for this illness. Thus what is the reward that results from patience, especially patience upon trials and illnesses, may Allah reward you with good?
There is no doubt that the Muslim is commanded with patience upon what he dislikes from the tribulations and illnesses. Along with patience he utilizes the beneficial means by Allah’s permission. Therefore if he has an illness he seeks to cure it along with having patience and seeking the reward, while not panicking. And the permissible means do not negate patience. This because patience during this condition; it is refraining the tongue from complaining, and refraining the soul from panicking, and refraining the hand from slapping the cheeks and tearing the garments. Thus if there are beneficial means, and a cure for this illness then he seeks to cure it. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
ما أنزل الله داءً إلا أنزل له دواءً علِمه من علِمه وجهِله من جهِله
Allah has not sent down an illness except that He sent down a cure. Those who know it know it and those who are ignorant of it are ignorant of it.
Therefore the One who sent down the illness sent down the cure. And His sending down the cure is proof that we search for this cure and we utilize it. As for if there is no cure, meaning the doctors are unable to find the cure, then the afflicted person is patient and seeks the reward from Allah سبحانه وتعالى. And the patient person is rewarded. Allah تعالى said:
إنما يُوفى الصابرون أجرهم بغير حساب
Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning.
(Soorah Az Zummar 39:10)
And Allah will test the believer. If Allah loves a people He will test them. Verily if Allah loves a people He will test them. So whoever is patient will have a reward and whoever panics then upon him is a sin.
إِنَّ اللَّهَ إِذَا أَحَبَّ قَوْمًا ابْتَلاهُمْ، فمَنْ رَضِيَ فَلَهُ الرِّضَا، وَمَنْ سَخِطَ فَلَهُ السَّخَطُ
Verily if Allah loves a people He test them, thus whoever is pleased, for him will be pleasure, and whoever is angry, for him will be anger.
As it appears in the hadith; and with this the believer is at ease. And he knows that which befell him was not going to miss him, and that which missed him was not going to befall him. And it is hoped that this illness and this disease will be better for him with Allah سبحانه وتعالى. The Exalted said:
وعسى أن تكرهوا شيئاً وهو خيرٌ لكم وعسى أن تحبوا شيئاً وهو شرٌ لكم
But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you.
(Soorah Al Baqarah 2:216)
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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Seeking immediate results by following the paths of Shaytaan
Explained by Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool
Narrated from ibn Masood رضي الله عنه he said:
قَالَ : خَطَّ لَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خَطًّا ، ثُمَّ قَالَ : ” هَذَا سَبِيلُ اللَّهِ ، ثُمَّ خَطَّ خُطُ وطًا يَمِينًا وَشِمَالا ، ثُمَّ قَالَ :
وَهَذِهِ سُبُلٌ ، عَلَى كُلِّ سَبِيلٍ مِنْهَا شَيْطَانٌ يَدْعُو إِلَيْهِ , ثُمَّ قَ أَ رَ : وَأَنَّ هَذَا صِ اَ رطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ
سَبِيلِهِ ذَ لِكُمْ وَصَّاكُمْ بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم drew for us a line and he said:
‘This is the path of Allah.’ Then he drew lines to the right and left of it and he said: “These paths; upon each one of them is a Shaytaan calling to it. Then he recited the verse: ”And verily, this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become pious. (Soorah Al An’am 6:153)
Thus whoever follows the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم follows the straight path and is saved from the paths of the devils. And the line which the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم made, and the examples he gave was in order to bring it closer to the minds of the people. So he drew a line and he drew lines on the side of it to illustrate the reality of this Sunnah. Thus the Sunnah is a long path it is not a short path.
Therefore; for those who are in a hurry for the results of the Dawah, and they are in a hurry for the results of following the Sunnah and applying the Sunnah and they say: ‘O my brother for a period of time now we have been seeking hadith and applying hadith and working by the Sunnah but there are no results; the community has not changed.’
I say to you: O my brother; that will not harm you. Do you not see that when the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم gave the example of his Sunnah and his path, he made the example of a long path? And when he gave the example of the other paths he gave the example of short paths on the side of it.
So do not be deceived and do not think that your following these other paths which oppose the Sunnah will bring you results! Some of the people think that these methodologies which oppose the Sunnah of the Messenger will bring immediate results to the intent of the Dawah!
Thus we say: All of this is enticement from the Shaytaan by which he misleads you. He opens for you doors and he deceives you. He deludes you into believing this path has a quick result. Its path is short. As for the path of the Sunnah—O my brother—then verily it is a long path, surrounded by hardships; but it is the straight path that leads the one who follows it to paradise and saves him from the fire!
This is the path of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم if you want to cling to it—and it is a long path—then it is upon you to be patient and follow the path. For this reason, it is from the general advice given to all the believers; that which Allah سبحانه وتعالى mentioned in His statement:
وَالْعَصْرِ . إِنّ الإِنسَانَ لَفِى خُسْرٍ .إِلاّ الّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْاْ بِالْحَقّ وَتَوَاصَوْاْ بِالصّبْر
By the time; indeed, mankind is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience. (Soorah Al Asr 103:1-3)
Patience is essential in the affair of Dawah!
And the path of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم in Dawah is the methodology of the Prophets in Dawah. It is not a quick methodology; hastily seeking results. It is not a methodology completed in a day and a night, or in a year or two; rather it is a long path, and the straight path. As for the paths of Shaytaan, then all of them are short. He deceives you by its brevity and you surmise it will bring you quick results!
Therefore the path of the Sunnah is a long path. It is upon you to follow it and adhere to it; and to enjoin to the truth upon it along with your brothers, and to enjoin to patience upon it along with your brothers. Thus following the Sunnah is security for you and an escape for you from the paths of the devils.
Extracted from the must read upcoming Miraath publication, “Virtues in following the Sunnah” by Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool. Visit: http://www.miraathpublications.net/
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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Naseehah (Advice) from Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa
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As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh. May Allah have mercy upon me, you and all of the Muslims. Aameen.
Once, I entered the masjid for our class with our Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him, and his family upon good), I found him praying. After I offered my prayer of greeting the masjid, I greeted the Shaykh, and kissed his head. We talked about how each of us spent our Eid and the conditions of our families. After this the Shaykh began to drink his tea, which was prepared for him.
I asked the Shaykh, how does one become a strong student, treading the path of seeking knowledge? The Shaykh replied, Patience (Sabr). He said this 3 times. He said patience with Allah, in good and bad times. Patience with yourself, patience with ease and with hardships. Patience with your family and friends. Patience with knowledge. Patience with the Qur’aan. Patience with learning the Arabic language. I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short while, the Shaykh motioned to me to come to him. He told me, not to waste time. He told me to guard my time from the time wasters. He told me not to waste my time with that which wont bring about any benefit. Guard your time against your desires. Give knowledge all of your time. Tire yourself with seeking knowledge. Do not become distracted by those who want to take your knowledge. Once again I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short period, the Shaykh motioned to me again to come to him. He told me to engulf myself in reading the Qur’aan. He said to read the Qur’aan in abundance. Over and over and over. He said to read the Qur’aan when you wake from your sleep, read the Qur’aan before you go to bed. The more you read the Qur’aan, the better you will become in the Arabic language. So constantly read the Qur’aan.
He also told me to listen to the tapes of the Ulamaa (major scholars), from the likes of Shaykh Al-Albaanee, Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, and Shaykh Saalih Aali Shaykh.
Later on the Shaykh was asked about the rights of the Qur’aan. Is it better to read it or to memorize it?
He, the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him, and his family) said, one should read the Qur’aan. The Qur’aan is to be read. To memorize it is good. But if it cant be memorized, so read it. Read it in your prayers, before you sleep, when you wake. Before prayer and after prayer. Always have a mushaf (copy of the Qur’aan) near you, everywhere. In Shaa Allah.
May Allah have mercy upon us all.
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy
Sheikh Falaah Ismaa-eel (may Allaah preserve him) says that his Sheikh, Sheikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaami (Rahimahullaah) said: ”The one who is not able to exercise patience in the path of knowledge will not be able to exercise patience in worship; and the one who is not able to exercise patience in worship will not be able to exercise patience in the path of calling to Allaah.” 
Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari (may Allaah preserve him) said that their shaikh Al-Allaamah Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami (rahimahullaah) said: ‘’Rectification is more cumbersome than enactment.’’ 
[Source: (Explanation of Usoolus Sitta by Sheikh Falaah Ismaa-eel at Salafipublications 2004)]May Allaah grant all of us Tawfeeq
[Sharh Umdatul Ahkaam: Lesson: 23:www.elbukhari.net]
Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)
Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said,
“Indeed those things which inhibit a person from attaining what he is aiming for are numerous. But by seeking Allaah’s Aid, the Mighty and Majestic, and by expending [the required] effort he will achieve his goal. And let it be known that every time the diversion is stronger then the one seeking [his goal] will be in a jihaad, and that every time the distraction is stronger but the person drives it away then through that he will receive two rewards: the reward for doing the [righteous] action and the reward for repelling the hindrance and for this reason the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said,
“Ahead of you there are days of patience, when patience will be like grasping live coals, and the one who does good deeds will have the reward of fifty Companions,” because of the numerousness of the things that hinder.”
Ash-Sharh al-Mumti, vol. 1, pp. 22-23.
Don’t just be patient, be patient and along with that hope for a reward from Allaah for your patience during your calamity
Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said,
“Indeed when a person faces calamities with patience [but] without hoping for a reward from Allaah, the calamity will become an expiation for his sins. And if he shows patience along with hoping for a reward [from Allaah], then along with being an expiation for his sins it becomes a good recompense and reward. And the meaning of hoping for Allaah’s reward [al-Ihtisaab] is that a person believes that he will soon be rewarded for the patience [he is showing], so he makes good his thoughts about Allaah and thus Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, will give him [a reward] according to what he thought of Him.”
At-Ta’leeq alaa Saheeh Muslim, p. 342.
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AsSalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuhu
On the authority of Suhaib (may Allaah be pleased with him) he said: The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said:
“Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for no one except the believer. If something of good/happiness befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him” (Saheeh Muslim #2999)
From this we understand that the state of affairs for the believer changes in the life of this world. Shaykhul Islaam ibn Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said regarding the state of affairs for the believer:
“One of them is the state of (receiving a) blessing. It’s obligatory upon him (the believer) in this state (to display) the gratitude.
The second: is the state (of being) tested. It is obligatory upon him (the believer) in this state (to observe) the patience.
The third: is the state (of committing) a sin. It is obligatory upon him (the believer) in this state to seek the forgiveness from it (the sin).
The servant does not go outside of the fluctuation between these three states.
One of them is either a blessing or a virtue from Allaah of good health, wealth, a child to other than that.
It is obligatory upon him that he thanks Allaah for this bounty. Let the servant contemplate over the statement of Allaah:
“ ٱعۡمَلُوٓاْ ءَالَ دَاوُ ۥدَ شُكۡرً۬اۚ وَقَلِيلٌ۬ مِّنۡ عِبَادِىَ ٱلشَّكُورُ “
“Work you, O family of Dâwud (David), with thanks!” But few of My slaves are grateful.” (surah Sabaa: 13)
So how many of those whom Allaah has favored them:
“وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعۡمَةَ ٱللَّهِ لَا تُحۡصُوهَآۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬”
“And if you would count the favours of Allâh, never could you be able to count them. Truly! Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (surah an-Nahl: 18)
How many show thanks to Allaah for these favours? Less than a few!
Or there is a (state of being) tested.
It is obligatory upon him in this state (to observe) the patience. Meaning that Allaah from His overwhelming wisdom He could test the believing servant from the different types of test. It’s obligatory upon him to (observe) the patience because this is from the belief in the divine decree and from submitting the the decree of Allaah. Also (the servant must know) that what has befalling him was never going to pass him by. All of that is written in the book of Allaah (al-Lawhul-Mahfooth). Verily Allah doesn’t test him (the servant) to destroy him. He only test him in order to test his patience and servitude. Verily there is for Allaah upon the servant servitude in times of hardship just as there is for Him (Allaah) upon the servant servitude in times of happiness. There also is for Him (Allaah) upon the servant servitude in that which he (the servant) dislikes just as there is for Him (Allaah) upon the servant servitude in that which he (the servant) loves. Most of the creation give the servitude in that which they love. However the matter is giving the servitude in that which there is his hardship.
The other state is (a state of) sin.
It is obligatory upon him (the servant) in this state to seek the forgiveness this is clear with regards to the obligation of turning to Allaah (repentance) displaying ones need for him.”
- Have You Thanked Allah? – by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
Taken from “Uddat as-Sâbireen wa Dhâkirat ash-Shâkireen” by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
This article contains advice from the Salaf on remembering and being grateful for the blesseings that Allah is constantly showering us wit.
- Thank Allah by saying AlHamdulillah – Meaning and Explanation – from Tafseer Ibn Katheer – Surah Fatiha
- Sajdat al-Shukr – Prostration of Thankfulness – Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah Li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’, 7/266
- An Explanation on the Excellence of Patience [PDF] – by Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan
And indeed patience is the testing of the soul, and it is of three types: patience on the obedience of Allah, patience on the disobedience of Allah, and patience on the painful events from the Qadr (PreDecree) of Allah.
- The Cure for Individuals and Societies – Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.8
- The Most Excellent Way of Seeking Forgiveness – Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq ibn Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad
- Between The Past And The Future – by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah – al-Fawaa’id, pp 151-152 Al-Istiqaamah, No. 2