The importance of salawaat..

‏قال السخاوي -رحمه الله- :


‏الصلاة على النبي ﷺ من أبرك الأعمال وأفضلها، وأكثرها نفعا في الدين والدنيا


‏✏القول البديع(١٠٩)

Al-Shakhawi رحمة الله عليه said:

Sending salutations upon the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم is from the most blessed and best actions. And it is one of the most beneficial actions for one’s dunya and hereafter.


Why is it called سفر

سُمِّي السفر سفرا لأنه يُسفر عن وجوه المسافرين وأخلاقهم فيظهر ما كان خافيا منها.

( لسان العرب 4/368 الجامع لأخلاق الراوي وآداب السامع 2/ 242 )

The word سفر (to travel) is called so because the root word means to unveil. Because when one travels it unveils the manners of the traveler and what would be previously hidden.

Just that slight turn…

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله:

‏على قدر تجريد التوحيد⁩ تكون صحة التوكل .

‏فإن العبد متى التفت إلى غير الله .

‏أخذ ذلك الالتفات شعبة من شعب قلبه.

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Ibn al-Qayyim رحمة الله عليه said:

Based on one’s purity of tawheed will be the soundness of their reliance on Allah. So if the slave turns to other than Allah. That turning will result in a portion (of that purity of tahweed) to be taken away from their heart.

Steps to sincerity..

‎‏قال الإمام ابن تيمية – رحمه الله- :

‎‏” لا يحصل الإخلاص إلا بعد الزهد،

‎‏ولا زهد إلا بتقوى ، والتقوى متابعة الأمر والنهي”.

‎‏مجموع الفتاوى ١/ ٩٤

Ibn Taymeeyah رحمة الله عليه said:

Sincerity can not be reached except after asceticism and there is no asceticism without taqwa. And taqwa is to adhere to the commands of what is lawful and unlawful.

Majmu’ al-Fataawa

Thinking is only part of the activity…

Thinking is only part of the activity of learning. One must also use one’s senses and imagination. One must observe, and remember, and construct imaginatively what cannot be observed. There is, again, a tendency to stress the role of these activities in the process of unaided discovery and to forget it or minimize their place in the process of being taught through reading or listening. For example, many people assume that though a poet must use his imagination in writing a poem, they do not have to use their imagination in reading it. The art of reading, in short, includes all of the same skills that are involved in the art of unaided discovery: keenness of observation, readily available memory, range of imagination, and, of course, an intellect trained in analysis and reflection. The reason for this is that reading in this sense is discovery, too- although with help instead of without it.

How to read a book. The classic guide to intelligent reading.

Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren

I do not know of any disagreement on the matter…

‏” قال ابنُ عبدالبر:

‏”لا أعلمُ خلافاً بين العلماءِ أنّ من بكّرَ وانتظرَ الصّلاةَ وإن لم يصلّ في الصّفّ الأوّلِ أفضلُ ممن تأخّرَ ثمّ تخطّى الصّفوفَ إلى الصّفّ الأوّل “.

‏فتح الباري لابن رجب ٢٥٦/٤

Ibn abdul Barr رحمة الله عليه said:

I do not know of any disagreement amongst the scholars regarding the one who comes early for the prayer, yet does not get to pray in the first row. He Is better than the one who comes late and manages to cross the lines to pray in the first row.

A real lesson for the khateebs

‎‏قال الشعبي رحمه الله: (ما من خطيب يَخطب إلاّ عُرضت عليه خُطبته يوم القيامة)رواه ابن المبارك في الزهد(١٣٦)

Ash-Sha’bi رحمة الله عليه said:

There is no khateeb who delivers a khutbah except that he will have his khutbah displayed out to him on the day of judgment.

British terrorism

Why he would turn pale during wudu

حدثني عبد الرحمان بن حفص القرشي قال: كان علي بن حسين إذا توضأ اصفر، فيقول له أهله: ما هذا الذي يعتادك عند الوضوء؟ فيقول: تدرون بين يدي من أريد أن أقوم؟

حلية الأولياء

It is said about Ali bin Husayn رحمة الله عليه when he would perform ablution he would turn pale. It was asked from him: ‘what happens to you when you perform ablution?’ He said: Do you know who It is who I intended to stand in front of?

The meaning of the Huwqala

عن زهير بن محمد أنه سئل عن تفسير: لا حول و لا قوة إلا بالله: قال: لا تأخذ ما تحب إلا بالله، و لا تمتنع مما تكره إلا بعون الله.

أوردهما السويطي في الدر المنثور

Zuhayr bin Muhammad رحمة الله عليه was asked about the words: لا حول و لا قوة إلا بالله.

He said رحمة الله عليه: It means: when you are not able to obtain that which you like except with the permission of Allah, and when you are not able to prevent that which you dislike except with the aid of Allah.

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