Thursday, 29 September 2016

Loneliness & Riyaa

Loneliness & Riyaa

Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad said:

❝Whosoever is saddened by loneliness and feels tranquil around the people, is not safe from Riyaa.❞

[As-Siyar, (8/436) | Translated By Abu Abdillaah Hassan as-Somali]

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Stick with your true brothers

Stick with your true brothers

Umar ibn al-Khattāb رضي الله عنه said:

“Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm you from him. Avoid your enemy, and beware of befriending anyone but the trustworthy, and there is no trust for the one who doesn’t fear Allāh. Do not befriend the corrupt, as he will teach you his corruption, and do not reveal your secrets to him, and only consult those who fear Allāh, the Exalted.”

[Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin of Ibn Qudamah, pg. 132]

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Carelessness of some Women concerning Travelling by Airplane without a Mahram

Carelessness of some Women concerning

 Travelling by Airplane without a Mahram

Shaykh Uthaymeen states:
There is a very regrettable thing with regard to this matter which is the carelessness of some women concerning travelling by airplane without a Mahram.
They are very negligent in this matter: One finds women travelling by airplane alone, and their justification for doing this is that they say that her Mahram escorted her in the airport from which the airplane took off and the other Mahram will meet her in the airport at which the airplane lands, and that in the airplane she is safe.
This justification is weak in reality, because the Mahram who accompanies her does not admit her onto the airplane, he only admits her to the departure lounge.
It may also be that the airplane is delayed in taking off and so this woman remains lost, or the airplane might take off and then be unable to land at the intended airport due to some reason or another, and so it lands at some other place, else and so this woman will be lost. Or, the airplane might land at the intended airport, but the Mahram who is supposed to meet her does not arrive due to one reason or another, such as illness, sleep or a car accident which prevents him from getting there, or something else.
Even if all of these things did not happen, and the airplane landed at the correct time of arrival and the Mahram who was supposed to meet her was present, there might be some man sitting next to her on the airplane who does not fear Allah, the Most High and does not respect the worshippers of Allah, and he might be attracted to her and she to him, which might lead to Fitnah (temptation, trial) and unlawful deeds, as is well known.
So, it is incumbent upon a woman to fear Allah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful and not to travel except with a Mahram. It is also incumbent upon women's male guardians whom Allah has made protectors and maintainers of women to fear Allah, the Almighty, the Ail-Powerful, and to avoid being negligent to those they are Mahrim for, and losing their zeal and their religion, for a person is responsible for his family.
Fatawa Arkanul-Islam - Fatawa on Hajj (Pilgrimage) Q.No 458
Islamic Verdicts on t he Pillars of Islam (Volume Two) - Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj
By the Honorable haikh Muhammad bin Salih Al- 'Uthaimeen
Collected and Arranged by : Fahd bin Nasir bin Ibrahim As-Sulaiman , Dar-us-salam Publications
Dhul-Qadah 5, 1437/August 8, 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

In this world the believer is like the stranger

In this world the believer is like the stranger

Al hasan رضي الله عنه

“In this world the believer is like the stranger. He does not become upset when it degrades/humiliates him, nor does he compete with others in chasing after its grandeur. For the people are in one state and his is in a totally different state.”

| Ahmad, Az-Zuhd page 321

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Are we in the worst time?

Abu Hazim al-Ashja’i [رحمه الله] said:

“If you find yourself in a time when speech is accepted as knowledge and knowledge is accepted as deeds [instead of putting it into practice], then you are in the worst time and with the worst people.”

[al-Mujalasah wa Jawahir Al-‘Ilm of Abu Bakr Al-Daynuri, (4/338)]