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Are You Planting the Seeds?

قال أبو بكر البلخي : شهر رجب شهر الزرع ، وشهر شعبان شهر سقي الزرع ، وشهر رمضان شهر حصاد الزرع 

Abu Bakr al-Balkhi said:

“The month of Rajab is the month for planting the seeds; the month of Sha3baan is the month of watering the seeds & the month of Ramadhan is the month of reaping the fruits.

Rajab Shaban Ramadaan

He also said: The likeness of the month of Rajab is that of the wind, the likeness of Sha3baan is that of the clouds and the likeness of Ramadaan is that of the rain; whoever does not plant and sow in Rajab, and does not irrigate in Sha3baan, how can he reap in Ramadaan?

Its Rajab…. are you Planting the seeds of good deeds & 3Ibaadah?

If People are Impressed with You

‘Know that if people are impressed with you, in reality they are impressed with the beauty of Allaah’s covering of your sins

Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullaah)

Beautiful Advice from Hasan Al-Basree

Hasan Al-Basree advised some of his students admonishing them about avoiding the state of being proud.

He said:

1) Do not deceive yourself into becoming too proud because you are in a good or righteous environment, for there is no place that is better than Paradise, and our father, Aadam 3alayhi salaam, experienced there what is known to all.

2) Do not become proud merely because you worship often, for consider what happened to Iblees after he spent a great deal of time worshipping.

3) Do not think yourself great because you have met with righteous people, for there is no man more righteous than the Prophet sallAllaahu 3alayhi wa sallam, yet the disbelievers and hypocrites did not benefit by simply knowing him”.

Transcribed from: Gems and Jewels

Compiled by 3Abdul-Malik Mujahid  (DarusSalaam)

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Keep Yourself Busy In Remembering Your Faults

“O people! I am a new day…”

“Every day the sun rises it calls upon us:

“O people! I am a new day;

I am an observer of your actions.

Take advantage of me for I will not return until the Day of Judgment.

O son of Adam, you are nothing but a few breaths.

Once one breath goes out, part of you goes with it.

In the same way that part of you has gone, soon all of you will go.

[Hasan al-Basri]

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‘O People, Prepare for Departure!’

Complain To Allaah

“Complain about your situation to Allaah and don’t complain about it to His creation. 

Know for certain that all forms of grief or heartache that pass by you are because either He loves you and is therefore testing you, or either He loves you and is therefore purifying you from your sins.”

Shaykh Salih Al-Maghamsi

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If the servant of Allaah knows…

Always a Bounty for you

He Gives and He Withholds

O Afflicted One!

“O Afflicted One!

Your Lord does not deny you what you want except what is better than that, He does not test you but for your well-being and He does not subject you to tribulations but to purify you. He tries His slaves with pleasure as He blesses them with calamity. Do not therefore waste your time thinking over what has already been guaranteed for you. As long as one is still alive his provision will no doubt come to him”.

3Abdul-Maalik Al-Qaasim

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You Are The Author…

“You are the author of your own book. So make sure its worth reading on the day of judgement.” 

Quote by anonymous

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“And We have fastened every man’s deeds to his neck, and on the Day of Resurrection, We shall bring out for him a book which he will find wide open. (It will be said to him): “Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day”.  

You Will Be Your Own Worst Enemy

If the servant of Allaah knows…


If the servant of Allaah knows that he cannot escape nor change the plan of Allaah, he will commit all his affairs to Allaah and throw himself between His hands as a humble servant throws himself between the hands of a mighty king who has authority over him- and indeed the servant has no power of his own.

When the servant knows all that, he will be relieved from all distress and sadness and will pass the burden to Allaah who does not get tired. Allaah will carry them, and show him kindness and mercy without any tiredness. The servant has paid attention to Allaah alone and Allaah paid attention to the needs and benefits of his life and emptied his heart from them, and, as a result, his life will be good and his heart will be happy.

The sweetness of trusting in Allaah
Taken from Al – Fawaa’id’ by Imam Ibn al-Qayyim rahimahullaah
 
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Always a Bounty for you

Always A Bounty For You


The divine decree related to the believer is always a bounty, even if it is in the form of withholding (something that is desired), and it is a blessing, even if it appears to be a trial, and an affliction that has befallen him is in reality a cure, even though it appears to be a disease!

Unfortunately, due to the ignorance of the worshipper, and his transgressions, he does not consider anything to be a gift or a blessing or a cure unless he can enjoy it immediately, and it is in accordance with his nature.

If he were only given a little bit of understanding, then he would have counted being withheld from as a blessing, and the sickness as a mercy, and he would relish the trouble that befalls him more than he relishes his ease, and he would enjoy poverty more than he enjoys richness, and he would be more thankful when he is blessed with little than when he is blessed with a lot.

Imam ibn al Qayyim rahimahullah

Madarij al-Salikin 2/215-216

Quotes From the Salaf About the Life of This World

Quotes From the Salaf About the Life of This World

1. Sufyan ath-Thawri said: “Man’s love for the life of this world is shown in the way he greets people.”
[Look at a chaste poor man … nobody talks to him. People greet him so warily as if fearing that he may pass poverty to them. But see how the people welcome a rich man, even if he does not perform prayer. They stand up with smiling faces, and each one hopes to greet him first. Note the difference between a man who is so great as seen by Allah and another who does not even weigh a mosquito’s wing – but this is life.]

2. Narrated Muhammad ibn Abi Imran, “I heard a man asking Hatim al-Asamm: ‘On what have you based your dependence on Allah?’ He said: ‘On four points: I knew that my sustenance cannot be eaten by someone else and I am assured, I knew that my duty cannot be done by anyone else, so I kept myself busy with that. I knew that death will come suddenly to me, so I prepared myself for it. I knew that wherever I go I am under Allah’s Eye, so I am always shy of Him.'”

3. 3Abdullaah ibn Mubarak said, “O man! Prepare yourself for the Hereafter, obey Allah to the extent of your need for Him and anger Him to the extent of your patience in Hell.”

4. Abu Safwan ar-Ru`wini was asked: “What is that life dispraised by Allah in the Qur’an and that the sensible man should avoid?” He said: “Whatever you love in this life seeking worldly benefits is dispraised, and whatever you love seeking benefits in the Hereafter is praised.”

5. Yahya ibn Mu3adh said, “O how poor is man, if he fears Hell in the same degree of his fearing poverty, then he will enter Paradise.”

6. Ali ibn Al-Fudayl said: “I heard my father saying to Ibn Al-Mubarak: You order us to renounce the worldly pleasures and to be satisfied with the minimum, whereas you are buying goods, so what is that?” He said: “I do that to protect my face and my honour, and this helps me obey my Rabb.” My father said: “How good is that if realized.”

7. An ascetic said: “I know none who has heard of Paradise and Hell, then spends an hour of his life without praying, remembering Allah or doing a good deed.” A man said: “I weep so much.” He said to him: “To laugh and admit your sins is better than to weep and feel proud of your deeds.” The man said: “I need your advice.” He said: “Abandon the life of this world to its people as they have abandoned the Hereafter to its people.”

8. Shumait ibn `Ajlan used to say: “Two persons are tormented in the life of this world: a rich man who is given a great wealth that keeps him so busy with worldly pleasures, and a poor man who is deprived of such pleasures for which he is longing with a heartbreak.”

9. Al-Hasan said: “How good is life in this world for a believer because he uses it to prepare his provisions for Paradise. And how evil it is for a disbeliever who uses it to prepare his provisions for Hell.”

10. Yahya ibn Mu`adh said: “The life of this world is a house of deeds and the Hereafter is a house of horrors. Man remains between deeds and horrors until he settles either in Paradise or in Hell.”

11. One of the salaf said: “Beware of the life of this world because its magic is more effective than that of Harut and Marut. The two latter’s separate a man from his wife whereas the life of this world separates a man from his Rabb.”

12. Abu Dardaa’ said: “Everyone has an imperfection of knowledge and wisdom, if his wealth increases, he becomes so happy though day and night are working hard on destroying his life-span. So what is good of a wealth that increases and a life-span that decreases.”

13. Al-Hasan al-Basri said: “I am astonished about those people who are ordered to prepare their provisions, then the start of the journey is announced, however they remain unmindful in their vain discussions and fruitless deeds.”

14. A man came to Sufyan ath-Thawree seeking his advice, and he said to the man: “Work for the sake of this life within the extent of your stay in it, and for the Hereafter within the extent of your stay therein.”

15. Al-Fudayl ibn `Ayyad said: “Man’s fear of Allah is equal to his knowledge of Him and his renunciation of worldly pleasures is equal to his desire in the Hereafter.”

16. Salman ibn Dinar said: “What you love to have with you in the Hereafter you should advance today, and what you hate to have with you, you should abandon today.”

17. “Don’t seek anything other than contentment, because therein is the bliss and the comfort of your body. Then consider the case of a person who possesses the whole world, can he take with him in the grave more than cotton and a shroud?”

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by Abdul Malik Al-QasimExcerpted from “The Life of This World Is a Transient Shade”
© 1999 IIPH

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