Tamīm al-Dārī (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu) said:
“The Prophet (ﷺ) said, (three times), “The Religion is Naṣīḥah (sincerity and sincere advice).” We said, “To whom?” He said, “To Allāh, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and the general people.” 1
Commentary Upon The Ḥadīth:
Imām al-Nawawī (d.676H) – raḥimahullāh – said:
“As regards sincerity to Allāh – the Most High – then its meaning refers back to having īmān (faith) in Allāh, and the denial of ilhaad 2 with regards to His Attributes. Describing Him – the Most High – with the qualities of completeness, perfection, and gre…
The one who committed the sin, constantly thinks about it, which causes him to fear it, regret it, weep over it and feel ashamed in front of his Lord – the Most High – due to it.
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim1
1. Six Etiquettes Of Learning: 2
Ibn al-Qayyim – raḥimahullāh – said, “There are six stages to knowledge:-
Firstly: Asking questions with good manners.
Secondly: Remaining quiet and listening attentively.
Thirdly: Understanding well.
Sixthly: and it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.” 3
11. Fruits Of Humility:
Verily Allāh the Exalted said:
فَلَا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّىٰ يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَجِدُوا فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَرَجًا مِّمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا ﴿٦٥﴾
So No! By your Lord, they cannot believe until they make you (O Muḥammad) a judge in all disputes that they have between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decision, but accept them with full submission.
We hope for the Muslim youth that they do not open the door of destructive explanations for the Sunnah and for the Salafī methodology, as we hope for the…
“There is no one who does not know his own faults, except that he is stupid.”
Iyās ibn Muʿāwiyah (d. AH 122)
Between Hope and Fear
Sufyān Ibn ʿUyaynah (d.198H) – raḥimahullāh – said:
“He whose sin is due to desire, then have hope for him; and he whose sin is due to pride, then fear for him. Because Ādam (ʿalayhi al-Salām) sinned due to desire, and he was forgiven; and Iblīs sinned due to pride, and he was cursed.”1
Signs of True Brotherhood
ʿAlī Ibn Abī Ṭālib (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu) said:
“Your brother is one who – if he brings a calamity upon you sometimes, t…
“Wahb used to give precedence to Sufyān’s memory over that of Mālik.”
Sufyān al-Thawrī2 – raḥimahullāh – wrote to ’Abbaad Ibn ’Abbaad al-Khawwaas al-ArṢūfī3 – raḥimahullāh – saying,
“To proceed: You are in a time which the Companions of the Prophet ﷺ used to seek refuge from reaching, and they had the knowledge that we do not have, and they had precedence which we do no. So how is it for us, when we reach that, having little knowledge, little patience, few helpers upon what is good, corruption of the people and pollution of this world?! So take to the original state o…
By Allāh the Khawārij were never a jamāʿah (united body), except that Allāh split them up into their worse condition. Nor has anyone of them opened his mouth except that Allāh smote him on his neck. Never has the Ummah united under a man from the Khawārij.
All praise is to Allāh. And may Allāh bless and send peace upon His Messenger, and upon his family, and upon his Companions, and he whom He has befriended.
Verily the Khawārij 1 are evil people, advocates of fitnah (trials/tribulations) and the standards of division. If the Muslim affairs had been settled, and they we…
Then know that there cannot ever be any innovation, except that a proof against it has already passed, and there is a warning in it.
From Shihaab Ibn Khiraash1 who said: ʿUmar Ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz (d.101H) – raḥimahullāh- wrote to a man,
“May peace be upon you, to proceed:
So verily I advise you to fear Allāh, and to make His Command the objective, and to follow the Sunnah of His Messenger, and to leave off what people invented after him ﷺ, from whatever is confirmed as his Sunnah, and his supply will suffice you.
Then know that there cannot ever be any innovation, except that a proof agai…
One should always move and hide away from others when relieving oneself.
As an added note, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the ʿawrah of the sons of Ādam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillāh’ when entering the toilet.”1 One should enter the toilet with the left foot first2 and say whilst entering: “Allāhumma innī aʿūdhu-bika min al-khubuthi wa-al-khabāʾith.”3 [O Allāh, verily I seek refuge in you from all evil things. It could also mean, O Allāh, verily I seek refuge in you from the male and female jinns.4 It is known that th…