"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)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Imam ibn hajar al-asqalani -8

preparing for the day of judgement

[1] The Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah the Exalted revealed to
Musa ibn `Imran (Moses) in the Torah that the source of all mistakes are three –
arrogance, envy and greed. Another six diseases were born out of these three,
and thus they became nine – satiety, excessive sleep, excessive rest, love of
wealth, love of praise, and love of leadership.”
[2] Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “Worshippers are of three groups,
each group has three signs by which it is known – a group who worship Allah
the Exalted out of fear; a group who worship Allah out of hope; and a group who
worship Allah out of love. For the first group there are three signs – they
disparage themselves; deem their righteous deeds to be few; and there evil deeds
to be plenty. For the second group there are three signs – They are an example to
others in all situations; they are the most generous of all people in spending their
wealth; and they have the best opinion amongst creatures regarding Allah. As
for the third group there are three signs – they gave away what they love most
and do not care as long as their Lord is pleased with them; and they do that
which will displease their nafs to please their Lord, and they are with their Lord
in every situation, whether it be in [following] His commandments or [avoiding]
His prohibitions.”
[3] `Umar (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “The progeny of Satan are nine – Zaltun,
Wathin, Laqus, A`wan, Haffaf, Murra, al-Musawwit, Dasim and Walhan. Zaltun
commands the markets and he unfurls his banner therein; Wathan commands
catastrophes; A`wan commands rulers; Haffaf commands intoxicants; Murra
commands licentious music; Laqus commands the Magians; Al-Musawwit
commands [false] news which he puts in the mouths of people while they know
not its origin; Dasim commands houses; if a man were to enter his house without
greeting his wife and family with salam and mentioning the name of Allah the
Exalted, Dasim will cause a dispute between husband and wife such that it leads
to divorce, separation, or violence; as for Walhan, he whispers [in people’s ears]
during ablution, prayer, and other acts of worship.”
[4] `Uthman (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “The one who observes the five daily prayers
in their proper times and is constant in this, Allah will honour him with nine
miracles – Allah will love him, his health will be good, angels will protect him,
blessedness (baraka) will descend on his house, the sign of the righteous will be
apparent on his face, Allah will soften his heart, he will cross the bridge of al-sirat
al-mustaqim [in the Hereafter] at the speed of a flash of lightening, Allah will save
him from Hellfire, and Allah will place him amongst the people who have no
fear nor are they ever sad.”
[5] `Ali (radyAllahu`anhu) said, “Shedding tears is of three types – the first is from
the fear of Allah’s punishment, the second is from the fear of Allah’s anger, and
the third is from the fear of being cut off from Allah. The first one is a
compensation for sins, the second is purification from faults, and the third is
elevation to the ranks of sainthood accompanied by the pleasure of the Beloved.
The fruit of the compensation of sins is salvation from punishment; the fruit of
the purification of faults is eternal bliss and high ranks; and the fruit of the
elevation to the ranks of sainthood accompanied by the pleasure of the Beloved
is glad tidings from Allah the Exalted of His pleasure, of seeing Him, of the
visiting of angels, and of an increase in virtue.”

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