One reaches the level of the one who prays the night prayer and fasts during the day, due to ..

From ‘A´ishah who said: that the Messenger of Allah – salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said:

Indeed a man reaches the level of the one who prays the night prayer and fasts during the day, due to his good manners.

(Silsilah Ahadith As-Sahihah No.795)

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Have mercy over those whom are upon the earth ..

“Have mercy over those whom are upon the earth, and
He who is above the heaven will have mercy over you”

(al-Huda wan-Nûr tape 674 of al-Albânî)

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Ahl-ul-Bid’ah are as the christians when it comes to accepting that which suits them

Shaykh Al-Albani:

Ahl-ul-Bid’ah are as the christians when it comes to accepting that which suits them. They read the Qur’ân and Sunnah and take that which suits them and lure away from that which doesn’t.

(al-Huda wan-Nûr 430)

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Not doing actions for Allaah’s Sake

Hadith Qudsi :

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) say:

The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who died a martyr. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them. [ The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I fought for you until I died a martyr. He will say: You have lied – you did but fight that it might be said [of you]: He is courageous. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

[Another] will be a man who has studied [religious] knowledge and has taught it and who used to recite the Quran. He will be brought and Allah will make known to his His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I studied [religious] knowledge and I taught it and I recited the Quran for Your sake. He will say: You have lied – you did but study [religious] knowledge that it might be said [of you]: He is learned. And you recited the Quran that it might be said [of you]: He is a reciter. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

[Another] will be a man whom Allah had made rich and to whom He had given all kinds of wealth. He will be brought and Allah will make known to his His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you do about them? He will say: I left no path [untrodden] in which You like money to be spent without spending in it for Your sake. He will say: You have lied – you did but do so that it might be said [of you]: He is open-handed. And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.

It was related by Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and an-Nasa’i).

All of the body-parts humble themselves to the tongue ..

And he sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

“When the son of Aadam wakes up in the morning, then all of the body-parts humble themselves to the tongue, saying: Fear Allaah with regards to us, for we are dependant upon you. If you have istiqaamah, then we have istiqaamah, and if you swerve, then we also swerve.”  [5]

5. Hasan: Related by at-Tirmidhee (no.2531), from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree radiallaahu ‘anhu. It was authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheehul-Jaami’ (no.351).

Seeking Istiqâmah

If your intention is one of these three, do not seek knowledge

Ibn Mas’ud –(radiyallaahu ‘anhu) – would advise his students,

If your intention is one of these three, do not seek knowledge:
To shame the ignorant, or
To argue with the Fuqahaa’ (scholars), or
To cause people to turn their faces in your direction.
Intend with your actions and words that which is with Allaah, for indeed that which is with Allaah shall remain and everything else shall perish.

The position of wealth should be regarded like that of the toilet ..

Shaykhul-lslaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H) – rahimahullaah – said:[1]

The position of wealth should be regarded like that of the toilet, in that there is need for it, but it has no place in the heart, and it is resorted to when needed.

[1] Wasiyyatus-Sughraa (p.55) of Ibn Taymiyy ah.

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There is not in the heaven a space equivalent to four fingers, except that ..

There is not in the heaven a space equivalent to four fingers, except that an angel has prostrated his forehead to Allaah in it.

Hasan: Related by Ibn Maajah (no.4190) and at-Tirmidhee (2/51),who authenticated it, from Abu Dharr radiallaahu ‘anhu.

Source : Allaahu Akbar – Allaah is Greater

For everything there is a polish, and the polish for the hearts is ..

Al-Bayhaqee relates from Ibn ‘Umar radiallaahu ‘anhu that AlIaah’s Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

“For everything there is a polish, and the polish for the hearts is the dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah.

There is nothing more potent in saving a person from the punishment of Allaah than the dhikr of Allaah.” It was said: Not even Jihaad in the path of Allaah. So he replied: “Not even if you were to continue striking with your sword until it breaks.” [1]

[1] Saheeh: Related by Ahmad (4/352), from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal radiallaahu ‘anhu. It was authenticated by al-Albaanee in Saheehul-Jaami’ (no.5644)

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Indeed, This knowledge Is Deen ..

Imaam Ibn Seereen (rahimahullaah) said :

‘Indeed, This knowledge Is Deen,
So Look To The One You Take Your Deen From