"O my soul, it is only a few days, bear them patiently.A lifetime seems long but a flitting reverie"

~Imam Shafi~
" “The heart will rest and feel relief if it is settled with Allah and it will worry and be anxious if it is settled with people.” – Ibn al-Qayyim"....Say : "This is my way; I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me with sure knowledge" (Qur'an - 12:108) "Say: we believe in God and in what has been revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il: Isaac, Jacob and The Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another, among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam)." (Qur'an, Al-Imran 3:84) . "And if he (Muhammad SAW) had forged a false saying concerning Us (Allah),We would have seized him by the right hand;And then certainly should have cut off his life artery (Aorta),And none of you could withhold Us from (punishing) him" (Qur'an,Al-Haqqah 69:44-47) "Do they not ponder the Quran! If it were revealed from a source other than Allah,certainly they would have found,many contradictions."[Holy Quran 4:82] " O man! Verily, you are returning towards your Lord with your deeds and actions (good or bad), a sure returning, and you will meet (i.e. the results of your deeds which you did)" [Holy Qur'an, 84:6] Say, "Is it other than Allah I should desire as a lord while He is the Lord of all things? And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you concerning that over which you used to differ." ~Holy Quran 6:164 Imam Malik (rh): “Do not look to the sins of people as if you are Lords, but look to your own sins as if you are slaves. Have mercy on the people of affliction and praise Allah for your well-being, and never say, ‘This person is from the people of Hellfire, and this person is from the people of Paradise.’ Do not be arrogant over the sinners, but rather ask Allah to grant them hidayah and rashad (i.e. guidance).” Ibn Kathir (Ra) narrated: كان نقش خاتم عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه : كفى بالموت واعظاً ياعمر “The engraving on ‘Umar ibn al Khataab’s(Ra) ring was: “Sufficient is death as an admonisher O Umar”. ["Al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaaya]. "When you fear the creation, you run away from it, but when you fear the Creator, you feel close to Him,& run towards Him.".Ibn Qayyim . "Allahumma la‘aisha illa‘aish-al-Aakhirah": 'There is no life but the life of the next world' "And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (i.e. death)". (Quran 15:99) “And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways.And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.” [Quran: 29:69] "... And my success is not but through Allah . Upon him I have relied, and to Him I return." ~ Al Quran 11:88
"Nothing in this world is really useful to you unless it has some utility and value for the next world"-Imam Ali(R)

Friday, October 7, 2011

imam ibn hajar al-asqalani - 7

preparing for the day of judgement

[1] The Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Eight things are never satiated
of eight – the eye from looking, the earth from rain, the female from the male, the
scholar from knowledge, the questioner from questioning, the greedy from
gathering, the sea from water, the fire from wood.”
[2] Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “There are eight things which are
adornments for eight others – chastity is the adornment for poverty; gratitude is
the adornment for blessings; patience is the adornment for calamity; gentleness is
the adornment for knowledge; humility is the adornment for the student; much
crying is the adornment for fear [of Allah]; not boasting of one’s generosity to its
recipient is the adornment for charity; and complete calmness and inner
concentration is the adornment for prayer.”
[3] `Umar (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “The one who abandons superfluous speech
will be given wisdom, the one who abandons superfluous looking will be given
the tranquillity of the heart; the one who abandons superfluous food will be
given delight in worship; the one who abandons superfluous laughter will be
given veneration; the one who abandons superfluous joking will be given a
beautiful appearance; the one who abandons the love of the dunya will be
granted the love of the Hereafter; the one who abandons busying himself with
the faults of others will be given the ability to rectify his own faults; and the one
who abandons questioning the Essence of Allah the Exalted will given security
from hypocrisy.”
[4] `Uthman (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “Signs of a person who really know Allah are
eight his heart is in a state of fear and hope, his tongue is in a state of praise and
gratitude, his eyes are in a state of shame and tears, and his will is in leaving the
dunya and seeking the pleasure of his Lord.
[5] `Ali (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “There is no good in prayer without concentration
and calmness; there is no good in fasting without refraining from idle talk; there
is no good in reading without any contemplation; there is no good in knowledge
without piety; there is no good in wealth without generosity; there is no good in
brotherhood without caring for another; there is no good in a blessing that is
short-lived; and there is no good in supplication without sincerity.”

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