Rush Towards Understanding The Meaning Of The Noble Qur’aan O Student Of Knowledge! | Shaykh Muhammad bin Saaleh al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [May Allah have mercy on him] said:
“I encourage my brothers, especially the students of knowledge, to be eager to understand the meaning of the noble Qur’aan, because indeed the noble Qur’aan was revealed [as a guide for the people in their acts of ] worship – by reciting it and contemplating on its meaning.

Allaah [The Most High] said:
“[This is] a blessed book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.””
Fatawa fil Aqeedah 2/838

Restrict Yourself To The Authentic Narrations | Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah)

Imaam Muhammad bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [May Allah have mercy on him] said:
“I advise my Muslim brothers to have [a strong] desire to [act upon] the affirmed Sunan of the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and leave that which has not been affirmed; for indeed the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi wasallam] did not leave off anything that is needed by his Ummah [nation] in their worldly affairs and affairs of the afterlife; rather he made it known.”

Fatawa fil ‘Aqeedah 2/1129

When Are Deeds Likened To Skins Without Flesh And Body Without Souls? | al-‘Allamah Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’di (Rahimahullah)

When Are Deeds Likened To Skins Without Flesh And Body Without Souls?
al-‘Allamah Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’di (Rahimahullah)

Allaah [The Most High] said:

لَن يَنَالَ اللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَٰكِن يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَىٰ مِنكُمْ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمْ لِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

It is neither their meat nor their blood [i.e. the animals we sacrifice] that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) to the Muhsinun (doers of good). [Surah Al-Hajj. Ayah 37]

“It is neither their meat nor their blood”- meaning: The aim [or goal] behind them [i.e. the animals slaughtered as sacrifice] is not just to merely slaughter them, for neither does their meat nor blood reach Allaah because Allaah is [الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ -The Independent One Who is Free of all Needs and The One Who is Deservedly Praised (Ref A)]; rather what reaches Allaah is the sincerity [in your hearts in relation to the performance of the deed]; hope for Allaah’s reward and having a righteous intention.

“But it is piety from you that reaches Him”.

So with regards to this, there is an urge towards sincerity in [the act] of sacrifice and that one’s intention is to seek the Face of Allaah [alone], and not out of boasting, show off and to be heard; nor merely following a custom. Likewise, this is [the goal behind] all acts of worship, for if they are not connected to sincerity and piety, then they are similar to skins that have no flesh and a body that has no soul.

[Abridged and Slightly paraphrased..Source: Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan’ by Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). Publisher Daar Ibn Hazm 1st ed. 1424 (Year 2003)] [NB: The Translation of (الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ) was taken from the poster titled: ‘The Beautiful Names of Allaah’- Distributors: SPubs (Salafipublications)]

No Path To Safety Except That of the Salaf | Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al’Jaamee (Rahimahullah)

Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

“The safe path is to believe that the Salaf of this ummah are more knowledgeable, wiser, safer [from error, deviation etc] and had a greater understanding than those who came after them. And there is no safety for one who comes after them except if he follow their way.”

Sharh Al-Hamawiyyah 1

Corruptors Claiming To Be Rectifiers! | Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Shaykh Rabee bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [May Allah preserve him]:

Allaah [Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala] said:

‘And when it is said to them, “do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “we are but reformers”.’

Every sinner and every corruptor in earth does not tell the people that he is a corruptor; rather  indeed he tells them, “I am a rectifier” and he claims that he is guiding the ummah to rectification.

Al Kadhib wa Aathaaruhu As-Sayyi’ah p.26

The Person Who Is Unaware of The State of His Corrupt and Diseased Heart | Imaam Ibn ul-Qayyim (Rahimahullah)

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] said:

“Glorified be Allaah! How many a heart is decayed yet its owner is unaware of it! How many a [person] is put to trial by the praises he [receives] from the people, deceived by Allaah’s concealment of his [sins, shortcomings etc] and being gradually led to destruction through the blessings Allaah bestowed upon him [i.e. he utilizes those blessings to commit sins and feels safe from punishment]! All these affairs are a punishment and humiliation, whilst the ignorant one thinks that it is nobility.”

[Al-Jawaab Al-Kaafi: page 140. Abridged]

The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan | Ash-Shaykh al-‘Allamah Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’di (Rahimahullah)

The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan

The knowledge of Tawheed is the noblest aspect of knowledge without exception. It is the most virtuous and perfect. By way of it the hearts are nurtured upon a sound creed. By way of it, moral character is purified and deeds are perfected. The subject matter of Tawheed is based on the following:

To study what is obligatory to affirm for Allaah regarding His perfect Attributes and lofty descriptions, and that which makes it impossible to either describe Allaah with deficient and blameworthy attributes, or likening Him to others.

To study that which establishes the fact that Allaah alone brought about all things into existence and that He does whatever He wills-whatever He wishes will take place and whatever he does not wish cannot take place.

Likewise, studying what is obligatory regarding belief in the Messengers, their qualities and the rights due to them, and what is forbidden with regards to violation of such rights.

Belief in the Books revealed to the Messengers and in that which Allaah has stated about Himself, and that which His Messengers stated regarding the events of the past and the future.

Belief in the last day, recompense, reward and punishment, the paradise and hell fire, and that which is stated and connected to these affairs.

These are the general affairs of this lofty affair of knowledge. Indeed the Qur’aan has explained these affairs with a profound explanation and clarified it in a manner that is not equal to [its explanation and clarification] in the other revealed books.

[Source: Fat-hul Raheem Al-Malikil Allaam Fee Ilmil Aqaa-id Wat-Tawheed Wal-Akhlaaq Wal-Ahkaam of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). Page:7 Abridged & slightly paraphrased]

The Importance of Having A Good Companion – Al-‘Allamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-‘Allamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah) said:

“Search for a believing friend, For indeed he will assist you upon Allah’s obedience and he will motivate you towards goodness and he will warn you against evil and you will not acquire anything from him except goodness”

Al-Majmoo Al-Raaiq Page 28

Protection From The Hellfire, Blessed Life In The Dunya And A Life Of Light In The Grave – Al ‘Allamah Zaid ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Rahimahullah)

Al-Allaamah Zaid Ibn Muhammad Al-Madhkali [May Allah have mercy on him] said:

“Preserve the prayer if you love yourself and want to be safe from the hellfire, which neither
spares [any sinner], nor does it leave [anything unburnt]!

And seek- [by way of the prayer]- a blessed life in the dunya; a life of light in the grave, and a life of bliss and eternity in paradise in presence of the Generous Lord [Allaah].”

Al Afnaan an-Nadiyah Sharh Mandhooma as-Subol as-Sawiyyah li-Fiqh as-Sunnah al-Mooriyyah 1/ 341

What Do We Utilise When Dealing With The Innovations? – Al-‘Allamah Shaikh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ Bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [May Allah preserve him] said :

“If we are to devote ourselves in confronting the difficult affairs, such as the bid’ah [innovations brought into the religion] and other than them, then it is obligated on us to adhere to that which the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and his rightly guided Caliphs were upon. We distinguish -by way of that- between guidance and misguidance, [between] truth and falsehood, and [between] Sunnah and bidah.

Al-Majmoo Ar-Ra’iq Min Al-Wasayah Wazahdiyah Waraqaaiq – page 395