The Circles and Gatherings of Knowledge Are Indeed the Gardens of Paradise in This World

Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-ʿAbbad (حفظه الله) said:1 Verily, the gatherings of remembrance are the gardens of Paradise in this world. Imam Aḥmad, al-Tirmidhī and others narrated on the authority of Anas ibn Mālik (رضي الله عنه) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, then feast.” They said: “And what are the gardens of Paradise?” He said: “The circles of remembrance.”2 [Furthermore,] Ibn Abī al-Dunyā and al-Ḥakīm and others have [also] narrated this from the Ḥadith of Jābir ibn ʿAbdillāh (رضي الله عنه) who said: “The Messenger (ﷺ) came to us and said: ‘O...

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The Blessing of Eyesight and a Warning Against Misusing It

An emotional warning and please from Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzāq Ibn ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-ʿAbbād concerning the value of sight. The shaykh also discusses the evils of viewing those things that are ḥarām, its ill effect and how it destroys and corrupts, blackening the heart. The speaker becomes emotional and finishes abruptly – the translator, Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson concludes the recording with some points of reflection on the blessing of eyesight.

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