May Allaah reward you with good, O our Shaykh, this is the 27th question from Libya. The questioner says: I am a youth who has become upright recently, and I was happy with that uprightness. However, before Ramadhaan I was tried with whisperings. The first doubt that was presented to me was: Is it from the justice of Allaah that He punishes the disbeliever who the Da’wah has not reached as it has reached us? Then the matter increased until I rejected the existence of Allaah. Then Allaah favored me and I was freed of this whispering. Then it returned and I was freed of it (again). Now, this is the fifth time that it has returned to me. Every time it returns it is more severe than the previous time and every time I am freed of it I am better than before. How can I be free of this and is this from the signs of insanity?
Firstly: From the Justice of Allaah is that He does not punish anyone until after the establishment of the proof via the sending of the Messengers. Allaah, the Exalted has said:
وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّى نَبْعَثَ رَسُولاً
And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).(Al-Isra 17:15)
This is with the exception of those who have been made exceptions. There are some people who have been made exceptions. From that is his (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) statement:
الْوَائِدَةُ وَالْمَوْءُودَةُ فِي النَّارِ
“The woman who buries her child alive and the child who is buried alive will (both) be in the Hellfire.”
The scholars explain this by saying that the Maw’oodah الموءُودة is pleased (with being buried alive); based on the knowledge of Allaah regarding her she is pleased with the threat (of Allaah).
الموءُودة This is the one who is buried alive.
Secondly: It is upon you to sit with the good and righteous people and turn your sights away from this whispering once and for all. It is also upon you to seek refuge with Allaah; say:
أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
I seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan.
Recite the Qur’aan much; for Allaah will not leave you to be prey for Shaytaan as long as you are with Him, Glorified and Exalted be He. Enact His obligatory matters and preserve the acts of obedience; whether superogatory or obligatory. From that is being abundant in recitation of the Qur’aan; being abundant in superogatory acts; being abundant in repentance and seeking forgiveness. Be abundant in the statement:
سبحان الله وبحمده، استغفر الله وأتوب إليه
Glorified be Allaah (Free from imperfections) and the praise is for Him; I seek the forgiveness of Allaah and I repent to Him
Allaah will not leave you lost; receive glad tidings.
There is no harm for you to search for an upright man to perform Ruqyah on you; for perhaps this is the beginning of insanity.
Translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
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“The meaning of jealously is the hoping in the removal of the blessing from the one who is envied. When he sees his brother blessed with what Allaah has given him, then he hopes that this blessing disappears from him for no other reason except because of his hatred and when he hated him (he therefore) envied him. Jealousy is an ancient disease, and the first to envy was Satan, (May Allaah’s curse be upon him) when he envied our father Adam for the virtues that Allah gave him. He created Adam by His hands, taught him the names of everything, made the Angels prostrate to him and let him live in His Paradise”
What would he do about the frequent thoughts which (he thinks) do not please Allaahu Ta’aalaa – Shaykh Saleh Fawzaan
The questioner asks:
My thoughts often come to me in the things that are displeasing to Allaah and i always reproach myself from these thoughts and i say to myself this is from shaytaan, are the mankind accountable with it?
Shaykh Saleh Fawzaan says:
No, mankind is not accountable with it, (the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said) “My nation is forgiven for their mistakes and forgetfulness and the things that occur in their minds which they do not talk about or do” your state of hating to talk about it and stating it, this is a sign of faith and you should seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of shaytaan the accursed and you also have to reject those thoughts and avoid its interaction….Yes
Translated by: Umm Abdulazeez
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Why was Ibrahim, peace be upon him, afraid?
Explained by Shaykh Fawzan
The questioner says: Noble Shaykh may Allah give you success. We want from you to clarify for us the statement of Ibrahim—prayers and peace are upon him—when he supplicated to his Lord to distance him from idol worship, despite the fact that he—prayers and peace are upon him—was infallible?
He feared for himself. He did not laud himself. This shows that man should not admire himself, and he should fear misguidance and he should fear deviance. This is a great subtlety; that the person fears deviance, he fears misguidance. How many scholars have gone astray! How many worshippers have deviated and disbelieved! Thus the person fears for himself as long as he is alive. And he does not admire himself. When things increase; when things increase the person fears for himself. When the fitna increases the person fear for himself that he will fall into and it will afflict him.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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The Difference Between Seeking Refuge and Taking Refuge
Imam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) gave a beautiful explanation of taking refuge (a’oodhu), and from that long explanation, he said: “Its essential meaning is to flee from that which you fear will harm you to that which will safeguard you from it.” …The meaning of a’oodhu is: “I take refuge, guard myself and take precaution.”
Also, Ibnul-Qayyim explained the difference between seeking refuge (asta’idhu) and taking refuge (a’oodhu):
The reply is: The “seen” and “ta” are grammatically used to denote a person’s seeking something. Therefore when one says, ‘Asta’idhu with Allaah,’ he is saying, ‘I seek refuge with Him.’ When he says, ‘Astaghfirullaah,’ he is saying, ”I seek the forgiveness of Allaah.”
However, when the person says, ‘I take refuge (a’oodhu) with Allaah,’ he is actually implementing and realizing what he seeks, because he sought refuge and protection with Allaah. There is a clear difference between actually taking refuge and seeking refuge. Therefore, because the one who is taking refuge is actually recoursing to Allaah, and holding firmly to Him, he says the verb that denotes this rather than saying the verb that denotes that he only seeks this.
The opposite is true for the saying, ‘Astaghfirullaah’ (I seek the forgiveness of Allaah), for in this case the person is asking Allaah to forgive him. Therefore, when he says, ‘Astaghfirullaah,’ he is implementing what he desires because the meaning of this statement is, ‘I ask Allaah that He forgive me.’
This then is the best way of seeking refuge, and it was for this reason that the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to say: “I take refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan,” and “I take refuge with Allaah’s perfect words,” and ‘”I take refuge with the Might and Power of Allaah,’ saying, ‘a’oodhu’ rather than ‘asta’idhu.’ Indeed, this is what Allaah taught him to say with His words:
Say: “I take refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of the daybreak, (Al-Falaq, ayah 1)
Say: “I take refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of mankind, (An-Nas, ayah 1)
Employing the word ‘a’oodhu’ rather than ‘asta’idhu.’
(Ibnul al-Qayyim, Bada`i al-Fawa`id, vol. 1, pg. 439-441; Tafsir al-Qayyim, pp. 538-541)
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عَنْ أَبِى الْمَلِيحِ عَنْ رَجُلٍ قَالَ كُنْتُ رَدِيفَ النَّبِىِّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- فَعَثَرَتْ دَابَّتُهُ فَقُلْتُ تَعِسَ الشَّيْطَانُ . فَقَالَ « لاَ تَقُلْ تَعِسَ الشَّيْطَانُ فَإِنَّكَ إِذَا قُلْتَ ذَلِكَ تَعَاظَمَ حَتَّى يَكُونَ مِثْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيَقُولَ بِقُوَّتِى وَلَكِنْ قُلْ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّكَ إِذَا قُلْتَ ذَلِكَ تَصَاغَرَ حَتَّى يَكُونَ مِثْلَ الذُّبَابِ ».