Allah (The Most High) said: وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ And We have made some of you as a trial for others: will you have patience? [Surah Al-Furqaan: Ayah 20] Imam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: This is universal amongst all the creation- they are put to trial by one another. Those whom the Messengers are … Continue reading We Have Made Some of You as a Trial for Others ~ Ibn al Qayyim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWwbudRxh8E By Ibn al-Jawzi From Ibn al-Jawzi's 'Bustan al-Wa'idhin wa Riyad as-Sami'in' (p. 213-214): "The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya'qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah. A nice point for the nation of … Continue reading The Likeness of Ramadan and Prophet Yusuf
يا ربي Your lessons hurt... Mostly because I don't understand With pain and grief... I long to flee from this land I'm full of weakness... I don't claim to be strong But Your tests encompass me… Such that I always feel I'm doing wrong What hurts most is not my failure … Continue reading يا ربي ~ Your Weak Servant
Do deeds alone guarantee a successful path to Allah?
Ibn Al Qayyim Al - Jawziyyah In this lies a great secret from the secrets of Tawheed. This is that the heart cannot become firm, it cannot find satisfaction and it cannot find tranquillity except by reaching out to Him. Everything that is loved and desired besides Him then it must be desired for other … Continue reading The Secret to the Relief of the Heart and Body
Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shanqeeti mentioned in his book Adhwaa’ al-Bayaan that from amongst the verses that give the most hope to a believer is: “Then We gave the Book (the Quran) for inheritance to such of Our slaves whom We chose. Then of them are some who wrong their ownselves, and of them are some … Continue reading Engraved with Teardrops!
Another heart softening lecture by Sheikh Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Ash-Shinqitee from the holy city of Madinah. Here he discusses the truth and reality of the Day of Judgement from the verse "Fear and Guard yourselves against the day you will be returned to Allah" [2:281], and a heart rending account of the penultimate stage before this.....death. One to be watched with the hearts....