Tag: Fear and Consciousness

Patience: Solution for Life’s Sorrows

And know that ṣabr (patient perseverance) is of three kinds: [i] ṣabr whilst (fulfilling) the orders of Allāh, [ii] ṣabr whilst (abandoning and keeping away) from the prohibitions of Allāh, and [iii] ṣabr with the Decree of Allāh with respect to afflictions and difficulties. The Virtues of Patience Imām Aḥmad (d.241H) said, “Allāh has mentioned ṣabr (patient perseverance) in over ninety places in His Book.”2 And there occurs in the authentic ḥadīth, “Sabr (patient perseverance) is light.”3 The Prophet (ﷺ) also said, “No one has been given anything more excellent and more comprehensive than...

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The Khuṭbah ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz

I swear by Allāh that had I wanted something else, namely, affluence, then it would have been easy for me to utter the word, aware as I am of the means for obtaining this. Alhamdulillāh was ṣalātu was salāmu ʿalá nabiyyinā wa habīibnā muhammad According to ʿAbdullāh ibn Bakr ibn Habīb al-Sahmī: We were told by a man in the mosque of al-Junābidh that ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz delivered a sermon to the people in Khunāsirah in which he said: O people, you were not created in vain, nor will you be left to yourselves [See 75:36]. Rather, you will return to a place in which Allāh will descend in order...

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