There are six places where we should avoid talking about dunya: When the Qur'an is recitedDuring a lesson of sacred knowledgeDuring the adhanIn the masjidAmong the graves in the cemeteryIn the presence of someone who died
﷽ The first level of freedom is the freedom of the common folk: the breaking of bonds of the ego and its passions.حرية عن رق الشهوات At the second stage, the masters speak of the true freedom of the minority (حرية الخاصة), which is liberation from the slavery of the various types of bitterness and … Continue reading Three Levels of Freedom
"Labbayk ya rasul Allah!" Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:Mu'adh bin Jabal was riding on the beast with the Prophet (ﷺ), when he (ﷺ) said to him, "O Mu'adh!" Mu'adh replied, "Here I am responding to you (labbayk), and at your pleasure, O Messenger of Allah (لبيك يا رسول الله وسعديك)." … Continue reading Hadith: On Saying “Labbayk ya Rasul Allah”
That which has no existence in/by its essence ** its existence, were it not for Him, would be the epitome of impossibility.مَن لا وُجُوْدَ لِذَاتِه مِن ذاتِه ** فوجودُه لولاهُ عَينُ مُحَال - Sheikh Abu Madyan al-Ghawth Read more here (Arabic)
Excerpts from Riyadh as-Saliheen and its commentary on backbiting and listening to it.
The travail of Shaytan, may Allah ﷻ protect us from him, is his inability to simply admit that he was wrong. This is what separates him from Adam ﷺ: Adam ﷺ chose humility and repented, Shaytan chose arrogance (الكِبر) and refused to admit he was wrong, even when the truth is overtly clear. 'Abdullah bin … Continue reading On Admitting When We’re Wrong
Knowledge of the heart will be first to be taken away. And look at what we've seen in the past two centuries!
We may read poems, texts, quotes, and aphorisms that make no sense to us, but mean a lot to others. Why?
There are & were awliya' who are Hanafi,Maliki,Shafi'i,& Hanbali in fiqh. There are & were awliya' who are Ash'ari, Maturidi, & traditional Athari in aqida. If all of these great men and women reached the highest stations with Allah ﷻ through these various paths, why cling and promote one of them so strongly above the … Continue reading Fiqh and Aqida Differences
Renounce worldliness and Allah will love you; renounce what is in the hands of people and people will love you.