The Truth is Not Known By The Men, Rather Men are known by the Truth

Shaykh Albanee, may Allaah have mercy on him, said,

“So aspire, O Muslim, to know your Islaam from your Lord’s Book and your Prophet’s Sunnah. And don’t say, ‘So and so said.’ For verily, the Truth is not known by the men–nay, know the Truth, you will recognise the men.’

As-Saheehah, 5/350.

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How amazing is the one who calls to the sunnah today

Yoonus Ibn ‘Ubayd(d.139) said,

How amazing is the one who calls to the sunnah today!
And what is even more amazing than him is the one who answers the call to the Sunnah!

Sharhus-Sunnah(no. 127) of al-Barbahaaree

The religion of Allaah is the most sincere of it and the most correct of it

Al Fudayl bin Iyaad (rahimahullaah) said,”The religion of Allaah is the most sincere of it and the most correct of it.” It was said, “O Abu Ali, what is the most sincere of it and the most correct of it?” He said,

If an action is sincere and it is not correct then it will not be accepted, and if it is correct and it is not sincere then it will not be accpted, until it is sincere and correct, and it will be sincere if it is (done) for Allaah, and it will be correct if it is done upon the Sunnah.

Narrated by Ibn Abi Dunya in his book “Al-Ikhlaas wan Niyyah” p. 50-51, and
by Abi Na’eem in “Al Hilyah” v.8 p.95, 
Select Issues Concerning Du’aa` (Supplication) Part One

O my soul! It is not, except a few days of patience ..

Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee (d.204H) – rahimahullaah -said:

“O my soul! It is not, except a few days of patience;
As if the extent were but a few dreams.
O my soul! Pass quickly on through this world;
And leave it, for indeed life lies ahead of it.”

Related by Ibn Rajab in Fadl ‘Ilmus-Salaf (p.63)
The Yearning of the Pious for Paradise

Building places of Worship at the Graves

Narrated Aisha (radhi Allaahu anha) and Abdullaah bin Abbaas (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

When the last moment of the life of Allaah’s Messenger  (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) came, he started putting his Khameesa (a woolen blanket) on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, “May Allaah curse the Jews and Christians, for they built places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.”

[The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) was warning (Muslims) of what those people had done].

[Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Hadeeth No. 427, Vol. 1]

Source :The Book of Mosques and places of worship – Chapter 3 – It is forbidden to build mosques over the graves
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Shade to Seven on the Day when there will be no shade but His

610. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

Allaah (Subhaanu wata’alaa) will give shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but His. (These seven persons are)

  1. A just ruler,
  2. A youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allaah (i.e. worships Allaah (Subhaanu wata’alaa) Alone sincerely from his childhood),
  3. A man whose heart is attached to the mosques (i.e. who offers the five compulsory congregational Salaat (prayers) in the mosques),
  4. Two persons who love each other only for Allaah’s sake, and they meet and part in Allaah’s cause only,
  5. A man who refusesthe call of a charming woman of noble birth for illegal sexual intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allaah,
  6. A man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity),
  7. And a person who remembers Allaah (Subhaanu wata’alaa) in seclusion and his eyes become flooded with tears.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 629, Vol. 1]

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapterr 30, The Superiority of doing charity in secret
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr.Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Great Reward Of Pronouncing Adhaan And Congregational Salaat

251. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

If the people knew (the reward for) pronouncing the Adhaan and for standing in the first row, [in congregational Salaat (prayer)] and found no other way to get that except by drawing lots, they would draw lots, and if they knew (the reward of) the Zuhr (afternoon) prayer, (in the early moments of its stated time) they would race for it (go early) and if they knew (the reward of) Ishaa (late-evening) and Fajr (morning) prayer in congregation, they would come to offer them if they had to crawl.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 589, Vol. 1]

Source : The Book Of As-Salaat (The Prayer) – Chapter 28 – Straightening of the rows [for the congregational Salaat (prayer)] and its Iqaama.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

The Superiorities In Islaam And Which of The Deeds Are Superior

24. Narrated ‘Abdullaah bin ‘Amr (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

A man asked the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam),

Whose Islaam is good, or what sort of deeds (or what qualities) of Islaam are good?

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa sallam) replied,

To feed (others) and to greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No.11, Vol.1]

Source : The Book of Belief : Chapter 14 – The mention (about) the superiorities (or the best things) in Islaam and which of the deeds are superior (or the best).
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Do not look at how small the sin is but instead look at ..

Al- Awzaa’ee said: “Once I heard Bilaal Ibn Sa’d saying,

‘Do not look at how small the sin is but instead look at how great is the One that you have disobeyed.’

[Al-Hilya, 5/223]

Tasting the Sweetness (Delight) of Faith

26. Narrated Anas (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

Whoever possesses the following three (qualities) will have the sweetness (delight) of faith :

  1. The one to whom Allaah (Subhahanu wata’alaa) and His Messenger (Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) become dearer than anything else.
  2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allaah’s sake. 
  3. Who hates to revert to atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 15, Vol. 1]

Source :
The Book of Belief : Chapter 15 – The mention of the qualities, if one possesses them will taste the sweetness (delight) of faith.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan