Rabee’ Ibn Anas (Rahimahullah) said,
A sign (of a person) having love for Allaah is his increase in his rememberance of Him (Allaah), for verily you do not love something except that you increase rememberance of that (thing)
Jaami’ al-Uloom Wal-Hikm of Ibn Rajab (Rahimahullah) p. 444
It has been authentically related from the Prophet (Sallahu alaihi wa salam) on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas -May Allah be pleased with him – that when he was a small boy, the Prophet (Sallahu alaihi wa salam) advised him by saying,
Know Allah in times of ease and He will know you in times of adversities
Nnarrated by Ahmad and others.
Al Hafidh Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali – may Allah have mercy upon him- mentioned in his book, ‘Al Jaam’I Al ‘Uloom wal Hikm’, pg. 424,
In the general sense, whoever has dealt with Allah with taqwa and obedience while in a state of ease, then Allah will deal with him with compassion and assist him in the circumstance of his experiencing hardship.
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Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said,
From Allaah’s Blessings on a servant is that he be granted contentment, whether that be regarding his residence, his clothes, his means of transport, or his children. For when a person is content with what Allaah has given him, he will remain rich
Bulughul-Maraam, vol. 6, p. 272.
Abûd-Dardâ (radhiya Allâhu ´anh) said:
The one who advises his brother in secret has beautified him and the one who advises his brother openly has uglified him.
(al-Amr bil-Ma´rûf wan-Nahî ´an-il-Munkar, p. 39, by Imâm Abu Bakr al-Khallâl)
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
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
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)]
‘Alee ibn Abee Taalib (radhi Allaahu anhu) said to Kumail ibn Ziyaad,
Knowledge is better than wealth. Knowledge is a protection for you, whereas it is you that has to protect wealth. The zakaat of knowledge is action, whereas spending decreases wealth. And love of the Scholar is part of the Religion. Knowledge brings about obedience for the Scholar in his own lifetime and causes him to have good repute after his death, whereas the benefit of wealth ceases when it passes away. The hoarders of wealth have died even though they are still alive, whereas the Scholars remain for as long as time remains – their persons are lost, but their examples remain in the hearts.
Reported by Abu Nu’aym in Hilyatul-Awliyaa (1/79-80), al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee in al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih (1/49-50) and Ibn Katheer in al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah (9/47).
The Advice of ‘Alee (radiallaahu ‘anhu)
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.’