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 on: October 21, 2017, 04:16:41 PM 
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The one you seek to befriend must have five characteristics:



Know that not everyone is suitable to be your friend. You must verify that this potential friend has the neccessary characteristics that make friendship with him something to be desired. The one you seek to befriend must have five characteristics:

* He must be intelligent, as there is no good in befriending an idiot, as he will only harm you when he wants to benefit you. By intelligent, we mean one who understands things as they are, either on his own, or if they are explained to him;

* He must have good manners, and this is a must. One who is simply intelligent might be overcome by anger or desire, and obey his desire. Thus, there would be no benefit in befriending him;

* He must not be a Faasiq, as such a person would not fear Allah, and whoever does not fear Allah cannot be trusted;

* He must not be an innovator, as his abundance of innovation is feared from befriending him;

* He should not be eager for the dunya.

[Mukhtasar Minhaaj al-Qaasideen by Ibn Qudaamah]

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 on: October 21, 2017, 03:49:57 PM 
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The impact of the Qur'aan on human body

The one who recites the Qur'aan will not descend to decrepit old age, because of this: "Then We return him to the lowest of the low (i.e., decrepit old age), except for those who believe." [95:5-6] (Ibn 'Abbaas)



Shaykh Muhammad Al-Munajjid
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 on: October 21, 2017, 03:49:28 PM 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


"If you ask Allaah for something, ask for it in safety and good health.”


Al-Khallaal said, “I heard Ahmad ibn Hanbal saying, ‘I had memorized the Quran. Then when I began seeking the narrations, I became busy.'” When he began seeking and memorizing the narrations, he became too busy to keep track of the Quran, and forgot some of it due to his occupation with the narrations.

“I had memorized the Quran,” said Imam Ahmad, “But when I began seeking the narrations, I became too busy for it, and it got away from me. So I asked Allaah, the Mighty and Exalted, to grant me its memorization, but I did not add, ‘in safety and good health.'”

He said, “O Allaah! Grant me the memorization of the Quran,” without adding, “In safety and good health.”

He was saying that what is more befitting is to ask, “O Allaah! Grant me the memorization of the Quran in safety and good health.”


He said, “So then I did not memorize the Quran until I was in prison. If you ask Allaah for something, ask for it in safety and good health.”





[ Part Ten of a series of inspiring articles from a recorded lecture entitled, “Min Ma’een al-Imaam Ahmad” (“Benefits from the Life and Works of Imam Ahmad”) by Shaykh Saalih Aal ash-Shaykh (may Allaah preserve him) ]

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 on: October 21, 2017, 03:48:33 PM 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ



Reciting the Qur’aan makes the house feels spacious

Abu Hurayrah (radiAllahuanhu) would say: "The house feels spacious to its inhabitants, the angels visit it, the devils desert it and its goodness increases when the Qur'aan is recited in it."


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A practical interpretation for "blessings"

Dhiyaa' Al-Maqdisi (rahimahullah) said: "Whenever I would recite the Qur'aan, I was able (after that) to hear many Prophetic narrations (form scholars) and record plenty of them. However, whenever I did not recite (the Qur'aan), this did not happen."




Shaykh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid.
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 on: October 21, 2017, 03:48:06 PM 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ



قال شيخ الإسلام

"ما رأيت شيئا يغذّي العقل والروح ويحفظ الجسم، ويضمن السعادة، أكثر من إدامة النظر، في كتاب الله تعالى ".

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn taymiyah said:

"I have seen nothing that feeds the mind and the soul and protects the body, ensures happiness,

more than persistently looking (reading, pondering) in the book of Allah!".





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 on: October 21, 2017, 03:47:20 PM 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


The company of Quran


If you want to rectify your heart, or Want to see betterment in your child or companion—or whoever it is for that matter, then direct them to places where the Qur’an is recited and direct them to be in the company of the Qur’an. Allah will then cause them to become better, whether they are willing to it or not.


-Imam ash-Shafi (Rahimahullah)
Source: Hilyat al-awliya’ 9/123



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 on: October 16, 2017, 02:41:21 PM 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ



So you, O my brother, should be (persistent) in joining the first row...


Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

As for the men, whenever they precede (in joining the front rows), that is better for them; for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had warned against those who lag behind (in joining the front rows):

"If people will continue to lag behind, Allaah will put them at the back."
[Saheeh Muslim (878)]


This is dangerous! Whenever a person lags behind in joining the first row or the second or the third, he will find that Allaah تعالى has put in his heart the love of lagging behind in doing other righteous deeds (as well) – and Allaah’s refuge is sought from this.

This is why (he صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: "If people will continue to lag behind, Allaah will put them at the back."

So you, O my brother, should be (persistent) in joining the first row.





[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen of Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen (5/111)]
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 on: October 16, 2017, 02:40:27 PM 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


Come to success



After ar-Rabi` bin Khaytham became partially paralyzed, he used to go to the mosque helped by two men.
He was told: O AbuYazid! You have been given permission to pray at home.

He said,

You have said the truth, but I heard the caller hearld, ‘Hayya `ala al-Falah (Come to success)’,
and I thought that whoever heras this call should answer it even by crawling.



[Hilyat al Awliya 2/113]



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Abu Bakr bin Abdullah al Muzani said:

Who is like you, O son of Adam?
Whenever you wish, you use water to make Ablution, go to the place fo worship and thus enter the presence of your Lord (start praying) without a translator or a barrier between you and Him!



[Al Bidayah wa an Nihayah 9/256]




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Abu Rajaa al `Ataridi said:

Nothing that I leave behind grieves me, except that I used to bow down on my face five times a day before my Lord, the Exalted and Most Honored.




[Hilyat al Awliya 2/306]



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 on: October 16, 2017, 02:33:04 PM 
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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


Why their speech was so sweet?





It is reported that the son of Al-Fudayl ibn Ayyad رحمه الله said to his father:

Father! How sweet the speech of the Companions is!

Al-Fudayl said, “Son, do you know why it was so sweet?”

He replied, “No father, I do not.”

He said, “Because they sought Allah سبحانه وتعالى when they spoke.”





Al-Bayhaqî, Shu’ab Al-îmân 2:299

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 on: October 16, 2017, 02:22:11 PM 
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Why I forgave you?



بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


Abu Bakr as-Saidalaani reported that he heard Salim bin Mansur bin ‘Ammar say,

“Upon seeing my father in a dream, I asked him, ‘What did your lord do with you?’

He answered : ‘Indeed, my lord drew me near and close and he said to me:‘O evil shaykh (old man), do you know why I forgave you?’

I said: ‘No, O my lord.’

He said : ‘You sat before people in a gathering one day and you made them cry. Among them was one of my slaves who had never before cried from fear of me and so I forgave him and forgave everyone in the gathering for him; and you were among the ones I donated to him (among the ones that I forgave for him)’





(Sifatus-Safwah 2/ 204)

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