The early Muslims forbade revolting!

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, “وكان أفاضل المسلمين ينهون عن الخروج والقتال في الفتنة” “And the most superior of the Muslims (from the early Muslims) used to forbid revolting and fighting in times of tribulation.” Taken from: Minhaaj as-Sunnah an-Nubuwa 4/527

Beware of sinning in sacred times and places!

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, المعاصي في الأيام والأمكنة المعظمة يغلظ عقابها بقدر فضيلة الزمان والمكان. “Disobedience during sacred days and places worsen the punishment to the extent of the virtue of the time and place.” Source: al-Fataawa al-Kubraa 3/412

The difference between a scholar and the one who is ignorant

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, العالم يعرف الجاهل لأنّه كان جاهلا، والجاهل لا يعرف العالم لأنّه ما كان عالما “The scholar recognizes the one who is ignorant because he was once ignorant. However, the ignorant does not recognize a scholar because he was never one of them.”…

Why are the Muslims weak today?

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, وإذا كان في المسلمين ضعفوكان عدوهم مستظهرًا عليهم كان ذلك بسبب ذنوبهم وخطاياهم إما لتفريطهم في أداء الواجبات باطنًا وظاهرًا “If the Muslims are weak and their enemies have gained an upper hand against them, then this is a result of their sins whether it is…

Innovation leads to evil while sincerity leads to good deeds

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, فإن البِدَع في الدين سبب الفواحش وغيرها من المنكرات ، كما أن إخلاص الدين لله سبب التقوى وفعل الحسنات ، قال تعالى: ( ﻳَﺎ ﺃَﻳُّﻬَﺎ ﺍﻟﻨَّﺎﺱُ ﺍﻋْﺒُﺪُﻭﺍ ﺭَﺑَّﻜُﻢُ ﺍﻟَّﺬِﻱ ﺧَﻠَﻘَﻜُﻢْ ﻭَﺍﻟَّﺬِﻳﻦَ ﻣِﻦْ ﻗَﺒْﻠِﻜُﻢْ ﻟَﻌَﻠَّﻜُﻢْ ﺗَﺘَّﻘُﻮﻥَ ) وقوله : (لعلكم تتقون) متعلق بقوله…

Every type of evil stems from two things

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, والجهل والظلم:هما أصل كل شر كما قال سبحانه “وحملها الإنسان إنه كان ظلوماً جهولاً”. “Ignorance and oppression: these two are the foundation for every type of evil as Allaah تعالى said: {But man bore it. Verily, he was unjust (to himself) and…

Speaking about the religion without knowledge

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, ﻣﻦ ﺗﻜﻠﻢ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺑﻼ‌ ﻋﻠﻢ ﻛﺎﻥ ﻛﺎﺫﺑﺎً، ﻭﺇﻥ ﻛﺎﻥ ﻻ‌ ﻳﺘﻌﻤﺪ ﺍﻟﻜﺬﺏ “Whoever speaks about the religion without knowledge is a liar even if he doesn’t intend to lie.” Source: Majmu’ Fataawa 10/449