Archive for March, 2009

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

Because names have meanings, these meanings will inevitably have an effect on the person who carries the name. Names have an effect on the things that are named, and the things that are named have an effect on their names, whether they are beautiful or ugly, light or heavy, subtle or crude.

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Silence is golden

اذا كان الكلام من فضة فالسكوت من ذهب
If speech is from silver, then silence is from gold/is golden.

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You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

Khalil Gibran

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The heart gets sick as the body does and
its cure is in asking for forgiveness and protection.

It also becomes rusty like a mirror does and
it is polished by remembering Allah.

The heart can also be naked like the body and can lose its dress and decoration, which is piety,
and it can feel hunger and thirst like the body does, and its nourishment is knowledge, love, trust, and offering service to Allah

– Ibn Al-Qayyim

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وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَتَ اللّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنتُمْ أَعْدَاء فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُم بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنتُمْ عَلَىَ شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِّنَ النَّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُم مِّنْهَا
كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ
{And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allaah (i.e. this Qur’aan), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allaah’s Favour on you,
for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islaamic Faith),
and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allaah makes His Aayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,)
clear to you, that you may be guided.}
[Aal-‘Imraan 3:103]
Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله said:
فأما الاعتصام بحبله: فإنه يعصم من الضلالة والاعتصام به: يعصم من الهلكة
“Holding on to the Rope of Allaah is security from misguidance and holding fast to Allaah Himself is security from destruction.”
Ibn ‘Abbaas رضي الله عنهم said:
“Holding on to the Rope of Allaah is holding on to the Deen of Allah.”
Ibn Mas’ood رضي الله عنه said:
“It is the Jama’ah” and he said “and upon you is to hold on to the Jama’ah as it is the Rope of Allaah that He has ordered us with and this holding fast together is better than being apart.”

Ibn Mas’ood رضي الله عنه and others also said, “It is the Qur’aan.”

And in a narration from Ibn Mas’ood رضي الله عنه it is reported that the Prophet, صلى الله عليه و على آله و سلم said:
إن هذا القرآن حبل الله والنور المبين والشفاء النافع عصمة لمن تمسك به ونجاة لمن اتبعه
“The Qur’aan is the Rope of Allaah and it is the light which guides and it is the medicine that is beneficial and it is what protects from destruction.”
And it is reported that ‘Alee رضي الله عنه said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

هو حبل الله المتين وهو الذكر الحكيم وهو الصراط المستقيم هو الذي لا تزيغ به الأهواء ولا تلتبس به الألسنة ولا يشبع منه العلماء ولا يخلق على كثرة
“The Qur’aan is the strong Rope of Allaah and it is the Wise Remembrance and it is the Straight Path. And it is what the tongue cannot deviate from.
And no matter how much it is repeated it cannot be worn out (by being read too much) and the ‘Ulamaa’ (scholars) do not get enough of it.”

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“Dont get tired of standing at His door, even if you were thrown out
And dont stop apologizing to Him, even if you were turned back
And if He opens the door for the ones who were accepted,
then enter (with them) the entrance of the ones who were unexpected
And say, ‘Miskeen (poor) so give me Sadaqah (charity)”


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The Messenger of Allah said:

أَحْبِبْ حَبِيبَكَ هَوْناً مَا

Love your loved ones moderately,

عَسَى اَنْ يَكُونَ بَغِيضَكَ يوماً مَا

as one day he may become someone you hate!

وَ اَبْغِضْ بَغِيضَكَ هَوْناً مَا

And hate the one you hate moderately,

عَسَى أَنْ يَكُونَ حَبِيبَكَ يَوماً مَا

as one day he may become someone you love!

Found in at-Tirmithee on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah t.
It is saheeh as Shaykh ‘Alee al-Halabee shows in “Forty Hadeeth on the Islamic Personality” (#3).

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