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MuHHib al ‘Ilm vs. Taalib al ‘Ilm

“Two people can never have enough: taalib ad-dunia (the seeker of this world – chases desires) and taalib al-‘ilm (the seeker of islamic knowlege). Taalib al-‘ilm is different from muHHib al ‘ilm and 90% of the people fall in the second category. While muHHib al ‘ilm is the one who loves knowledge, enjoys listening to it […]

An Extremely Inspirational Talk by Sh. Abu Taubah [mashaa’Allah]

A mentor never ceases to inspire whether imprisoned physically or otherwise. May Allah SWT hasten his release and support him and his family members with the best of Angels. Ameen.

How to be granted resolution?

Imam ibn al- Qayyim(R):  “Whoever is true to his intention, will be granted resolution.”  [al-Fawaa’id, pp.119]

Imam ibn al Qayyim (R): ‘Enough as a punishment for sins…’

Imam ibn al-Qayyim (R): ‘Enough as a punishment for sins is that it prevents you from worshipping Allah, even if you wanted to.’ [ad-Daa‘, pp. 87]

“O People! Go away, for Allah will protect me!”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم O Rasool! Deliver the message which has been revealed to you from your Rabb, and if you do not, you are not doing justice to your mission. Allah will protect you from the mischief of the people. Rest assured that Allah will not let the unbelievers succeed against you. [Surat’l Maa-idah, […]

Allah SWT takes care of…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Allah SWT takes care of those who are meant to take care of others’ needs. أَلَمۡ يَجِدۡكَ يَتِيمً۬ا فَـَٔاوَىٰ وَوَجَدَكَ ضَآلاًّ۬ فَهَدَىٰ وَوَجَدَكَ عَآٮِٕلاً۬ فَأَغۡنَىٰ Wasn’t that the case with Prophet salalahu ‘alayhi wasalam all his life? Barakah touched every aspect of his life. Food/drink/money increased. Emotional support always provided through […]

Understanding Rida (contentment) with Qadr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Ibn Rajab (R) in Jami’ al-‘Ulum wa-l-Hikam [1/239] said, ‘Rida is recommended whereas Sabr is obligatory, from Sabr ensues a great deal of good. The difference between Rida and Sabr is that Sabr is to restrain one’s soul from feeling and displaying displeasure or malcontent coupled with sensing the pain of what has befallen him and the […]