Will it end?

The following discusses if Hell will end in particular focus on the views of ibn taymeeyah رحمة الله عليه and his student ibn al-qayyim رحمة الله عليه 

The pages are from the book ‘paradise and hell’ from the aqeedah series of the late shaykh Dr. Umar Sulaiman al-Ashqar رحمة الله عليه


وهذا عبد الله بن عباس رضي الله عنهما يقول : لما قبض رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – وأنا شاب ـ  قلت لشاب من الأنصار: هلم فلنسأل أصحاب رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ولنتعلم منهم فإنهم اليوم كثير، فقال لي: يا عجباً لك يا ابن عباس، أترى الناس يحتاجون إليك وفي الناس من أصحاب رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – من فيهم؟ قال ابن عباس: فتركت ذلك الرجل وأقبلت أنا على المسألة، وجعلت أتبع الصحابة وأسألهم، فإن كنت لآتي الرجل في طلب حديث واحد يبلغني أنه سمعه من رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم –  فأجده قائلاً فأتوسد ردائي على بابه، تسفي الريح على وجهي التراب (أي تنثره) حتى يخرج، فإذا خرج قال: ابن عم رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ؟! ما جاء بك؟ هلا أرسلت إلي فآتيك، فأقول: لا أنا أحق أن آتيك، بلغني حديث عنك أنك تحدثه عن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فأحببت أن أسمعه منك.

Amazing dua

Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) taught the following du’a to Sayyiduna Mu’ad ibn Jabal (رضي الله عنه) for removal of debts:

اللهُمَّ مالِكَ المُلْكِ،  تُؤْتِي المُلْكَ مَنْ تَشاء وَتَنْزِعُ المُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشاءُ،  وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَن تَشاءُ بِيَدِكَ الخَيرُ، إنَّكَ علٰى كُلّ شَيءٍ قَدير،  رَحْمٰنَ الدنيا وَالآخِرَة تُعْطِيهِما مَنْ تَشاءُ وَتَمْنَعُ مِنْهُما مَنْ تَشاء،  اِرْحَمْنِي رَحْمَةً تُغْنِيْنِيْ بِها عَنْ رَحْمَةِ مَنْ سِوَاكْ

Allahumma Malikal Mulk, Tu-til Mulka man tasha-u watanzi’ul Mulka mimman tasha-u, wa tu’izzu man tasha-u, watudhillu mahtasha-u, biyadikal khairu innaka ‘ala kulli shai-in Qadeer.

Rahmanad Dunya wal Akhirati tu’tihima man tasha-u wa tamna’u minhuma man tasha-u irhamnee Rahmatan min ‘indik, tughni nee biha ‘an Rahmati man siwak

Translation: O Allah! possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endow with honor whom You will. In Your Hand is all good. Verily, You are Able to do all things. You make the night to enter into the day, and You make the day to enter into the night (i.e. increase and decrease in the hours of the night and the day during winter and summer), You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give wealth and sustenance to whom You will, without limit (measure or account). O Most Merciful of this world and the Hereafter, You give from them whatever You wish and You deprive whomsoever You wish. Shower upon me such mercy, which will make me independent from the mercy of those besides You.’

Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said to Sayyiduna Mu’adh (رضي الله عنه):

“If you recite this du’a, your debts will be cleared even if they equal to mount Uhud.”

 (al-Mu’jam al-saghir; see Majma’uz Zawa’id vol.10 pg.186).

Hafiz al-Haythami (rahimahullah) has classified its narrators as reliable and ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain as good. (Majma’uz Zawa’id vol.10 pg.186 & Targheeb, vol.2 pg.614)

Don’t make dua for them to remain..

You decide…

If the body was more important..

لو كان الجسم أهم من الروح

ما كانت الروح تصعد للسماء و الجسم يدفن تحت التراب

كم من مشهور في الأرض مجهول في السماء 

وكم من مجهول في الأرض معروف في السماء

المعيار التقوى وليس الأقوى

إن أكرمكم عند الله أتقاكم إنّ الله عليم خبير

If the body had been more important than the soul

The soul would not ascend to the skies and the body buried underground

How many famous people on the earth are unknown in the skies

And how many unknown people on the earth are well known in the skies

The aim is more taqwa not more strength

“Indeed the most beloved in the eyes of Allah is the one with most taqwa. Indeed he is all knowing, ever aware.”

Taken from Zia Sheikh Facebook page

What would Uthman رضي الله عنه choose

قال : لو أني بين الجنة والنار ولا أدري إلى أيتهما يؤمر بي لاخترت أن أكون رمادا قبل أن أعلم إلى أيتهما أصير . 

حلية الأولياء

Uthman رضي الله عنه said:

If I was between paradise and the fire and I didn’t know to which it be commanded (I enter), I would choose to be dust before knowing which would be my destination.

Hilyatul awliyah

*And if our actions and behaviour would be observed today, then it would seem as if the judgement had taken place and as if we have one foot already in paradise 

إنا لله و إنا إليه راجعون 


A bitter pill to swallow…


Want knowledge of the first and last?


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One of the Imāms of the first generation of the Tābi‘īn – Masrūq, may Allah have mercy upon him – once said:

“Whoever would like to learn the knowledge of the first and the last, and the knowledge of this world and the Next, then let him recite Sūrat’l-Wāqi‘ah.”

A forced democracy?


Came across this book. Found one particular quote from the back of the book particularly interesting:

‘The mantra in our Western society is that democracy equals freedom and prosperity. But are we in fact imposing our free-market democracy with the same arrogance that colonial missionaries claimed they were civilising poor natives a century ago? Is perhaps democracy merely a fig-leaf to protect strategic interests and access economic markets? Or is it simply that no one has yet had a better idea?


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