Sunday, October 23, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

Tawheed And Aqeedah


Shaykh Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee said,

“The one who does not call to Tawheed and the correction of the Aqeedah, is like the one who seeks to cure a body whose head has been cut off,since the place of the Aqeedah in the religion is like the head with regards to the body.”

[Al-manhaj al-Anbiyaa fee Da’wah ill-Allaah]
Monday, March 28, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

Importance of Knowledge

Imam Ahmad's saying:

الناس أحوج إلى العلم منهم إلى الطعام و الشراب ، لأن الطعام والشراب يحتاج إليه في اليوم مرة أو مرتين ، والعلم يحتاج إليه في كل وقت
“People need knowledge more than they need food and drink, because they need food and drink two or three times a day, but they need knowledge all the time.”
["Majmu' Al-Zawaid", 1/201].

The Difference Between Advicing and Exposing

Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali writes:

وقال الفضيل بن عياض موضحًا الفرق بين الناصح والشامت: المؤمن يستر وينصح والفاجر يهتك ويعير

“When Al-Fudhayl Ibn Iyaadh was asked about the difference between advicing and exposing, he said: “A believer covers up and advises [his or her fellow believers], whereas an evildoer exposes and humiliates [others].”

["Jami' Al-'Uloom wal-'Hikam", 77].

Become an Aalim (scholar)

Abu Ad-Dardaa said:

إنك لن تكون عالما حتى تكون متعلما ولن تكون متعلما حتى تكون بما علمت عاملا

“You will not become an aalim (scholar) until you become a mut’alim (student) and you will not become a muta’alim (student) until you act upon the knowledge you posses”.
["Iqtidaa-u al'ilmi al'amal", 29]
Friday, March 11, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

The Tawheed

Ibn Suraij as-Shafi'ee (d. 306H) said, as narrated from him by Abu Ismaa'eel al-Harawi in "Dhamm ul-Kalaam" and as mentioned by Ibn Taymiyyah in "Bayaan Talbees al-Jahmiyyah":
توحيد اهل العلم وجماعة المسلمين أشهد أن لا اله الا الله وان محمدا رسول الله وتوحيد اهل الباطل الخوض في الأعراض والأجسام وانما بعث النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بانكار ذلك

The Tawheed of the people of knowledge and the jamaa'ah of the Muslims is "I testify none is worthy of worship except Allaah (alone) and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah". And the Tawheed of the people of falsehood is disputing about al-a'raad (incidental attributes) and al-ajsaam (bodies) and the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) was sent with the rejection of that.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

When ‘Alee ibn al-Husayn Died

Ibn Al-Jawzi wrote:


لما مات علي بن الحسين فغسلوه جعلوا ينظرون إلى آثار سود في ظهره، فقالوا: ما هذا فقالوا: كان يحمل جرب الدقيق ليلا على
 ظهره يعطيه فقراء أهل المدينة

“When ‘Alee ibn al-Husayn died, they washed him and noticed a black mark on his back, so they (some of them) said: “What is this?” So they said: “He used to carry a sack of flour on his back during the night and used to distribute it to the poor and needy of the people of Madeenah.”["Sifat as-Safwah", 2/96].


Monday, February 21, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

Feared of Being Hypocrites

Ibn Abi Mulaykah has said:


أدركت ثلاثين من أصحاب النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- كلهم يخاف النفاق على نفسه
“I met thirty of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him), all of whom feared being hypocrites”["Al-Jawaab Al-Kafi", 79].

Sunday, February 6, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

Example of the Dunya

Wahb Bin Munbih said:

مثل الدنيا والآخرة كمثل رجل له ضرتان إن أرضى إحداهما أسخط الأخرى


“The example of the dunya (worldly life) and hereafter is like the example of a man who has two wives. If he pleases one of them, the other one will be displeased”.
[“Kitaab Dham Ad-Dunya”, 1/119].

Monday, January 24, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

Fire of Hell Does not Allow to Sleep

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali has narrated:

قال مالك بن دينار قالت ابنة الربيع بن خيثم يا أبت ما لك لا تنام والناس ينامون فقال إن النار لا تدع أباك ينام

Maalik Ibnu Dinaar said: “The daughter of Ar-Rabi’u Bnu Khaytham said to her father: “O my father, why don’t you sleep, whilst everyone else is sleeping?” He said: “The Fire of Hell does not allow your father to sleep”.

["At-Takhwief min An-Naar", 37].

Friday, January 21, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

Ibn al-Mubarak Riding on a Cold

Al-Qadhi Iyadh writes:

قال العسولي العابد: كنت مع ابن المبارك في غزاة في ليلة ذات برد ومطر فبكى. فقلت أتبكي من مثل هذا؟ فقال: إنما ابكي على ليال سلفت ليس فيها مثل هذا من الشدة لنؤجر عليها
“Al-Usuli the worshipper said: “I was with Ibn al-Mubarak raiding on a cold, rainy night. He wept and I said, ‘Are you weeping for the like of this?’ He said, ‘I am weeping for the previous nights which did not have the like of this hardship so that we could be rewarded for them.’["Tarteeb Al-Madarik", 1/102]

Ittiba' As Sunnah

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:


العمل بلا إخلاص ولا إقتداء كالمسافر يملأ جرابه رملا، يثقله ولا ينفعه
“An action done without Ikhlaas and without following the Sunnah is like a traveler whose sock becomes filled with sand, which weighs him down, and has no benefit”.
["Al-Fawaaid", 442]

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | By: Gun Toro

Forgiveness

It’s narrated in Tarikh Al-Dimashq:

أسمع رجل الشعبي كلاما ، فقال له الشعبي : إن كنت صادقا ؛ فغفر الله لي ، وإن كنت كاذبا ؛ فغفر الله لك


“A man said something about Al-Shu’bee, so he replied to him by saying: If you’ve spoken the truth may God forgive me, and if you’re a liar may God forgive you”.
["Tarikh Al-Dimashq", 25/381].

When Sufyan Al-Thawri Passed Away

Imam Ad-Dhahabi writes:

عن عبد الرحمن بن إسحاق قال : لما مات سفيان الثوري حملته إلى المغتسل أغسله فحللت إزاره فإذا فيها رقعة فيها أطراف الحديث
“Abdul Rahman Ibn Ishaaq said: “When Sufyan Al-Thawri passed away, I brought him to the the mughtasil (so that he can be washed). I untangled a piece of his garment and found a sheet with ahadith written on it”.["Manaqib Sufyan Al-Thawri", 24]

Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd

Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd writes:

وأسند الخطيب عن الرحبي قال: سمعت بعض أصحابنا يقول: إذا كتب لحان، فكتب عن اللحان لحان آخر؛ صار الحديث بالفارسية


“Al-Khateeb narrated that Ar-Rahbi said: “I heard some of our peers say: “If a person who makes gramatical errors writes from another person like him, and he writes from another person like him, the hadeeth will end up in Persian!”["Hilyat Talib-ul-Ilm", 90].


 

Groaning of the Sinners

Al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab writes:
قال ابن رجب رحمه الله في لطائف المعارف : أنين المذنبين أحب إلى الله من زجل المسبحين
“The groaning of the sinners is more beloved to Allaah than the tasbeeh (God’s glorification) of the conceited”.
["Lata'if Al-Ma'arif", 24].