How to obtain ikhlaas


Al Ghuraba Ikhlaas (sincerity) cannot coexist in a heart which [embraces] the love of praise and commendation, [nor] the yearning [to obtain] that which is possessed amongst the people, save in the [manner] that fire and water, or a lizard and fish may coexist. If your soul informs you to quest for Ikhlaas, turn first […]

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Piety


lbn ‘Aun was saying good bye to a man and said to him, “You should fear Allah, for he who fears Allah never feels loneliness. Zaid bin Aslam said, “It used to be said, “Whoever fears Allah, people will love him even if they hated it. At-Thawry said to lbn Abu Dhi’b, “If you fear […]

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The Great Virtues of Lowering The Gaze


Taken from ‘al-Muntaqâ min Ighâthatul Lufhân fî Masâyid ash-Shaytân’ [pp.’s 102-105] of Ibn al-Qayyim, Allâh, the Exalted said, “Say to the believing men that they should lower their sight and guard their private parts; that will make for greater purity for them. Indeed Allâh is well acquainted with all that they do.” [an-Nûr (24):30] So […]

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Greatness of Allah


GREATNESS Of ALLAAH   source : Hanbali revival  Ibn Al-Qayyim described Allah’s Greatness, saying, He governs the affairs of the various kingdoms and He commands and forbids, creates, sustains, gives death, gives life, gives power, strips power (to and from whom He wills) and alternates the night and day. He gives varying fortunes to people […]

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The Bitter Consequences of Sins


The Bitter Consequences of Sins By Imam Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyya rh It is essential to know that sins and acts of disobedience are, necessarily, very harmful. Their harm effects upon the heart are akin to the harmful effects of poison upon the body, though the effects vary in their levels and intensities. So is […]

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The Three Kinds of Hearts… Like The Three Kinds of Land


Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (Rahimahullah) writes, saying: “The Prophet :sal: classified people into three groups based on their response to his Message and Guidance. He said: “The example of the guidance and knowledge with which Allah :swt: sent me is like rain that falls on different kind of land: 1) One kind of land is […]

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Completely Free Your Heart for Knowledge and Remove All Obstacles


  Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have Mercy on him) said: “Getting what you want depends on cutting off habits and attachment to anything else. Habits are when one leans towards what is more relaxing, such as the systems and traditions that people are accustomed to and place at the same level as the Shari’ah. In […]

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