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Qul Huw Allahu Ahad

Allah us-Samad

Lam yalid wa lam yoolad

wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad

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“Ikhlaas and Tawheed are a tree in the heart. Its branches are good actions. Its fruits are a good life in this world, and eternal comfort in the Hereafter, and just like in Paradise the fruits whose supply is not cut off, nor are they out of reach, likewise are the fruits of Tawheed and Ikhlaas in this world.” “An action done without Ikhlaas and without following the Messenger is like a traveller whose sock becomes filled with sand, which weighs him down, and has no benefit.” “Allaah loves from His slave that he beautifies his tongue with the truth, and his heart with Ikhlaas and love, turning repentantly with reliance upon Allaah.”

Ibn al-Qayyim – ‘al-Fawaid’

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Sincerity cannot coexist in a heart that contains the love of praise and commendation and the yearning to possess that which is owned by the people save in the manner that fire and water or a lizard and fish may coexist. If your soul directs you to seek sincerity then first turn your attention towards your yearning and slaughter it with the knife of renunciation. Then turn your attention towards praise and commendation and forsake it with the asceticism of those who loved the world for the sake of the Hereafter. When your slaughtering of your yearning and the renunciation of praise and commendation becomes firm then attaining sincerity will become easy for you.

Ibn Al Qayyim (ra7imahullah)

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