Love to meet Allaah

1719. Narrated ‘Ubaaba bin As-Saamit (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

Whoever loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 514, Vol. 8]

Source : The Book of Dhikr, Ad-Du’aa At-tauba etc – Chapter 5 – Whoever  loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Related Hadith:

It is authentically reported that `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“He who loves meeting Allah, Allah will love to meet him, and he who dislikes to meet Allah, Allah dislikes to meet him.” I (‘A’ishah) said: “Allah’s Messenger, as for death, we all hate it.” Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: “It is not that (which you construe), but (this) that when a believer (at the time of death) is given the glad tidings of the mercy of Allah, His Pleasure, and of paradise, he longs to meet Allah, and Allah also loves to meet him; and when a Kafir (disbeliever/non-Muslim) is given the news of the torment and hardship which he is going to face at the Hand of Allah, he abhors to meet Allah and Allah also hates meeting him.

(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

* Fear of Death – Fatwa of Ibn Baaz

Remembrance of Allaah for the heart is like water for the fish ..

Shaikhul Islaam Ibnu Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

Remembrance of Allaah for the heart is like water for the fish, and what will be the state of affairs of the fish when it is separated from water

[Al-waabilus sayyib of Ibnul Qayyim]

* Miracle of the Crying of the Tree Trunk Regarding the Remembrance of Allah
* Ibn al Jawzi’s brilliant depiction of conflict between Mankind and Shaytan

* Offering of a Salaat (prayer) (in its proper time)

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

Whoever could get or was able to offer one Rak’a of a Salaat (prayer), (in its proper time) he has got that Salaat.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 554, Vol. 1]

Source : The Book of Mosques and places of worship – Chapter 3o – Whosoever did (or got) one Rak’a of a Salaat (prayer) (in time) then he has got that Salaat.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Read – Times of the Five Obligatory Daily Prayers – alifta.net

* The deeds of anyone will not make him enter Paradise except if Allaah bestows His Mercy on him

1793. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

“The deeds of anyone of you will not save you [from the (Hell) Fire].” They said, “Even you (will not be saved by your deeds), O Allaah’s Messenger?” He said, “No, even I (will not be saved) unless and until Allaah (Subhanahu wata’alaa) protects me with His Grace and His Mercy. Therefore, do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately, and worship Allaah (Subhanahu wata’alaa) in the forenoon and in the afternoon and during a part of the night, and always adopt a middle, moderate, regular course whereby you will reach your target (Paradise).” (*)

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 470, Vol. 8]

(*)  [H. 1793] The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) compares the Muslim to a traveller who should not exert himself at the beginning of the journey for he would become too tired to reach his destination. So one should adopt a moderate way of regular, constant worshipping of Allaah whereby one should reach his destination (i.e. Paradise)

Source : The Book about Hypocrites : Chapter 17 – The deeds of anyone will not make him enter Paradise except if Allaah (Subhanahu wata’alaa) bestows His Mercy on him.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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* Al-Ghurr-ul-Muhajjaloon (Radiant and Beautiful) – Because of the Ablution

141. Narrated Nu’am Al-Mujmir (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Once I went up the mosque, (along with) Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu). (He performed ablution and) said, ” I heard the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying,

‘On the Day of Resurrection, my followers will be called Al-Ghurr-ul-Muhajjaloon from the traces of ablution, and whoever can increase the area of his radiance(*) should do so (i.e. by performing ablution in the most perfect manner).'”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 138, Vol. 1]

(*) [H. 141] The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) did not increase the area that what is washed of the bodyparts while doing the ablution as Allaah ordered to be washed, in the Qur’aan.
Source : The Book of At-Tahaara – Chapter 12 – It is preferable to increase the area of radiance and wash perfectly the body parts during ablution.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Notes:  al-Ghurr: beautiful, handsome   ;  al-Muhajjaloon (sing. muhajjal): bright, radiant.

* Innovative Mutakallim

Adh-Dhahabee (rahimahullaah) said:

“If you see the innovative mutakallim saying: ‘leave out the Qur’aan and Sunnah and bring forth logic‘, then know that he is Aboo Jahl.

And if you see the ‘One on the Spiritual Path’, [who claims that by practicing a set of prescribed forms of innovated worship he will attain oneness with Allaah] (i.e. the Soofees) saying: ‘Leave us from [knowledge] that is transmitted (i.e. the Qur’aan and Sunnah) and bring forth the ‘Taste and Ecstasy of Passion’(1),‘ then know that he is Ibless (Shaytaan) become manifest in human form, or has become incarnate within him; so if you become cowardly then run away from him, otherwise wrestle him down, and sit on his chest with your knee, and read ayaatul-kursee, and strangle him.”

[as-Siyaar, (4/472)]

Footnotes:

(1) The taste and ecstasy of passion is that which they claim to achieve after the continual performance of innovated forms of dhikr.


The Healthy Heart

The heart is healthy ONLY when it is functioning contrast to its desires. In other words, desires are the sickness of the heart and opposing them is the cure.

Ibn al-Qayyim, Sins & their Punishments

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Be like an Orange (Citron)

460. Narrated Aboo Moosa Al-Asharee (radhi Allaahu anha):- Allaah’s

Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi wasallam) said,

The example of a believer who recited the Qur’aan, is that of a citron which smells good and tastes good; and the example of a believer who does not recite the Qur’aan, is that of a date which has no smell but tastes sweet; and the example of a hypocrite who recites the Qur’aan, is that of Ar-Reyhan (an aromatic plant) which smells good but tastes bitter; and the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’aan, is that of a colocynth plant which has no smell and is bitter in taste.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 338, Vol. 7]
Source : The Book of the Salat of travellers and its Taqsir – Chapter 37 – The superiority of a person who knows Quraan by heart (Haafiz-ul-Quraan)
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Verily the Sunnah has preceded your qiyaas

Shuraih al-Qaadee (d. 80H) said,

Verily the Sunnah has preceded your qiyaas (analogical deduction), so follow and do not innovate

[Related by ad-Daarimee (1/66) and by al-Baghawee in Sharhus-Sunnah (1/216)]

Imprisoned is he whose heart is imprisoned from Allâh ..

Ibn Taymiyyah:

Imprisoned is he whose heart is imprisoned from Allâh. Captured is he who is captured by his desires.

(al-Wabil, p. 109)

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