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  • Abu Qilabah said: The people of desires are misguided and I say that their place is fire. If you examine them, you will never find any of them who speaks from his own or from a narration, speak to you till end without swords being used.

    There are different categories of hypocrisy. Abu Qilabah then recited some verses:

    And of them are some who made a covenant with Allah (saying): "If He bestowed on us of His Bounty, we will verily, give Sadaqah (Zakat and voluntary charity in Allah's Cause) and will be certainly among those who are righteous." (Tawbah:75)

    And of them are some who accuse you (O Muhammad) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms. If they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if they are not given thereof, behold! They are enraged! (Tawbah:58)

    And among them are men who hurt the Prophet (Muhammad) and say: "He is (lending his) ear (to every news)." Say: "He listens to what is best for you; he believes in Allah; has faith in the believers; and is a mercy to those of you who believe." But those who hurt Allah's Messenger (Muhammad) will have a painful torment. (Tawbah:61)

    Abu Qilabah said: These people have different versions of narrations (to prove their falsehood) but they are united in speaking falsehood and spreading doubts. Their speeches are different but they are united when it comes to swords (fighting) and in my opinion their abode is hell fire.

    Hammad said: Then Ayyub said after narrating this narration or the narration before it that by Allah! Abu Qilabah was one of the knowledgeable scholars.

    - Sunan Ad-Darimi 1/231, no. 101; Isnaad classed as Saheeh by Shaykh Abdul Mannan Raasikh; Imam Dhahabi narrated this in As- Siyar 4/470


    • Al-A’mash said:

      مَا سَمِعْتُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ يَقُولُ بِرَأْيِهِ فِي شَيْءٍ قَطُّ

      I never heard Ibrahim Al-Nakha'i saying anything from his own opinion (i.e he always used to provide proofs from authentic sources)

      - Sunan Darimi 1/234, no. 106; Isnaad classed as saheeh by Husayn Saleem Asad


      • Abdulaziz ibn Rafia narrated that Ata was asked about an issue, and he said: "I don't know".

        He was asked:

        أَلَا تَقُولُ فِيهَا بِرَأْيِكَ؟

        "Would you say something about that from your own opinion?"

        He said:

        إِنِّي أَسْتَحْيِي مِنَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْ يُدَانَ فِي الْأَرْضِ بِرَأْيِي

        "I am shy before Allah that my view would become religion on earth".

        - Sunan Darimi 1/234, no. 108; Isnaad classed as Saheeh by Shaykh Husayn Saleem Asad


        • Barakah Allah feekum akhi


          • Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said:

            "المستكبر عن الحق يُبتلى بالانقياد للباطل"

            "Whoever is arrogant towards the truth will be afflicted with subjugation to falsehood."

            [Majmu' al-Fatawa, 7/629]


            • ⛓ Non-Binding Advice ⛓
              Ibn Hazm رحمه الله said:

              ولا تنصح على شرط القبول منك فإن تعديت هذه الوجوه فأنت ظالم لا ناصح

              "Do not advise (anyone) on the condition that they must accept it, for this is transgression and you will be (considered) an oppressor not an advisor..."

              [Al Akhlaq wal-Siyar, p.44]


              • Mothers of Virtues
                :قال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية

                أمهات الفضائل

                🌸 العلم
                🌸 والدين
                🌸 والشجاعة
                🌸 والكرم

                Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said:

                "Mothers of all virtues are (found in):

                - Knowledge
                - Deen
                - Courage
                - Generosity"

                [Minhaajus-Sunnah, 2/379]


                • Good Character Rests Upon Four
                  :‏قال ابن القيم رحمه الله

                  وحسن الخلق يقوم على أربعة أركان لا يتصور قيام ساقه إلا عليها

                  🌸 الصبر
                  🌸 والعفة
                  🌸 والشجاعة
                  🌸 والعدل

                  Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said:

                  "Good character (and manners) is built upon four pillars. It can't be achieved except by safeguarding:

                  - Patience
                  - Chastity
                  - Courage
                  - Justice"

                  [Madaarijas-Salikeen, 2/294]


                  • COLDER THAN ICE, NICER THAN MUSK!

                    His companion Abu Juhaifa (may Allah be pleased with him) described:

                    وَقَامَ النَّاسُ فَجَعَلُوا يَأْخُذُونَ يَدَيْهِ، فَيَمْسَحُونَ بِهَا وُجُوهَهُمْ، قَالَ فَأَخَذْتُ بِيَدِهِ، فَوَضَعْتُهَا عَلَى وَجْهِي، فَإِذَا هِيَ أَبْرَدُ مِنَ الثَّلْجِ، وَأَطْيَبُ رَائِحَةً مِنَ الْمِسْكِ.

                    (After the prayer), the people got up and held the hands of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and passed them on their faces. I also took his hand and kept it on my face and noticed that it was colder than ice, and its smell was nicer than musk.


                    • Ibn Qayyim said:

                      التفاخر بالعلم أسوأ حالاً عند الله من التفاخر بالمال والجاه

                      Boasting on knowledge is more worse in the sight of Allah than boasting on wealth and prestige.

                      - Id-datu-as-sabireen, page 197


                      • Hardness of the Heart

                        Malik ibn Deenar (d.127AH) said:

                        إذا رأيت قساوة في قلبك ووهنا في بدنك وحرمانا في رزقك فاعلم أنك تكلمت فيما لا يعنيك[

                        "When you see hardness in your heart and (eroding) weakness in your body and deprivation in your provision, then know you spoke about what does not concern you."

                        [Faydul Qadeer, 1/369]


                        • { ‏كان الحسن بن علي يجلس إلى المساكين، ثم يقرأ { إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ

                          Al-Hasan ibn 'Ali was sitting among the poor and then read the Ayah:
                          "[Assuredly, Allah knows what they conceal and what they declare]. Indeed, He does not like the arrogant."

                          [Al-Durr al-Manthoor, 6/127]


                          • The Heart is King

                            Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه said:

                            القلب ملك والأعضاء جنوده فإذا طاب الملك طابت جنوده وإذا خبث الملك خبثت جنوده

                            The heart is king and (other) organs are its soldiers; so if the king is good, the soldiers will be good, and if king is bad, the soldiers will be bad.❞

                            [Majmu' Fatawa ibn Taymiyyah, 13/235]



                            • Ya‘la ibn Murrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated:

                              The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

                              “Husayn is part of me and I am part of him. May Allah love those who love Husayn. Husayn is one of my grandsons.”

                              - Al-Tirmidhi (3775), Ibn Maajah (144) and Ahmad (17111). Classed as hasan by at-Tirmidhi and al-Albaani


                              • It's All About Barakah

                                Ibn al-Qayyim said:

                                ليست سعة الرزق بكثرته ولا طول العمر بكثرة الشهور والاعوام ولكن سعة الرزق والعمر بالبركة فيه

                                "It's not about the extent of having abundant sustenance or longevity of life (by months and years). Rather, it's about the extent of blessing one has within such sustenance and life."

                                [Jawab al-Kafi, 1/369]