Posts Tagged 'wisdom'

Whoever is mindful of Allah when he is young and strong

Ibn Rajab al Hambali (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

“Whoever is mindful of Allah when he is young and strong, Allah will take care of him when he is old and has become weak, and will bless him with good hearing, eyesight, strength and intellect. One of the scholars who lived beyond the age of one hundred years and enjoyed good strength and reasoning jumped up in a lively manner one day, and was asked about that. He said: ‘I kept these physical faculties from sin when i was young, and Allah has preserved them for me now that I am old.’ The opposite also applies. One of the Salaf saw an old man begging from people and said: ‘ This is a weak man who ignored Allah when he was young. So, Allah is ignoring him now that he has grown old.'” 
(Jami’ al-ulum wal Hikam)

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The righteous servant is refined through tribulation

Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) said,

“Son of Adam! Do not rejoice at wealth
and do not despair at poverty.
Do not become despondent at the onset of tribulation
and do not rejoice at the onset of ease
for gold is refined through fire
and the righteous servant is refined through tribulation.
You will not attain what you want except by leaving what you desire
and you will not reach what you aspire to except through patience.
Expend all your efforts in carefully fulfilling the duties made obligatory upon you.”

[Trials and Tribulations – Wisdom and Benefits]

Tafseer of the Qur’an 2012 by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq – ‘From Darkness to Dawn’ – Surah al-Falaq

Do not look except to the sky

“My Brother, walk on and do not look back,
your path has been covered with blood (i.e. struggles),
And do not look here or there,
And do not look except to the sky…
(i.e turn your gaze towards Allah only)”
[Diwan of Sayyid Qutb (rahimullah)]

Don’t be concerned about what the people may say or think

A wise person said,

“People are oblivious of you and me, and are busily striving for their bread. And if one of them is thirsty, he will forget my death and yours.”
[La tahzanu (Don’t be sad) by A’aid al Qarni]

Lesson: The is indeed a very true statement. Many people constantly worry about what others might think or what others may say, which leaves them in an almost perpetual state of worry and concern which is not healthy for a believer. Muslims should only be concerned about what Allah thinks of them and about how Allah views them. Our concern should only be Allah, and about observing the commandments of Allah and following the sunnah of the Prophet(saw). By adopting this attitude inshaAllah He(swt) Himself will make us appear honorable before the people, without us having even sought it.

A truly deep and profound hadith – Allah’s knows what condition is best for us

The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Allah (swt) said: ‘Verily, from amongst My slaves is he whose faith cannot be rectified except by being inflicted with poverty, and were I to enrich him, it would surely corrupt him. Verily, from amongst My slaves is he whose faith cannot be rectified except by wealth and affluence, and were I to deprive him, it would surely corrupt him. Verily, from amongst My slaves is he whose faith cannot be rectified except by good health, and were I to make him sick, it would surely corrupt him. Verily, from amongst My slaves is he whose faith cannot be rectified except by disease and illness, and were I to make him healthy, it would surely corrupt him. Verily, from amongst My slaves is he who seeks worship by a certain act but I prevent that from him so that self-amazement does not enter his heart. Certainly, I run the affairs of My slaves by My Knowledge of what is in their hearts. Certainly, I am the All-Knower, All-Aware.‘”

[Reported by al-Tabarani.]

Business and Industry – Get Involved

This is an excellent book translated and commented by Abu Eesa Niamatullah. The book contains selected Prophetic ḥadīth and narrations from the early Imāms on the Islamic imperative to work and engage in commerce taken from the book al-Ḥaththu ‘ala’l-Tijārah wal-Ṣinā‘ah of Imām Abu Bakr Aḥmed b. Muḥammad al-Khallāl al-Baghdādī al-Ḥanbalī (d. 311h).

I highly advise people to download the free e-book from here. Or if anybody wishes to purchase the book can do so here.

May Allah reward the efforts of Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah for making these gems available to the english speaking audience, and may Allah enable us all to benefit immensely from this work. Ameen


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