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

10 ways to expiate your sins!

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, “If a believer does a sin then his punishment is repelled through 10 reasons: He repents to Allah and Allah accepts his repentance, for indeed the one who repents from a sin is as if he hasn’t sinned He seeks Allah’s forgiveness and…

Innovations and trials occur when…

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, ” فإنما ظهرت البدع والفتن لما خفيت آثار الصحابة فإنهم خير قرون هذه الأمة و أفضلها رضي الله عنهم و أرضاهم ” . جامع المسائل ٥/١٥٨ “Indeed, innovations and trials/tests only occur when the narrations of the companions are rarely mentioned. For…

Nothing more beneficial and harmful to the heart than…

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, ولا أنفع للقلب من التوحيد وإخلاص الدين لله ، ولا أضرَّ عليه من الإشراك. مجموع الفتاوى [٦٥٢/١٠] “There is nothing more beneficial for the heart than Tawheed and sincerity in the religion for Allah, and there is nothing more harmful for the…

Allah aids the just, even if they are kuffar

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, قال ابن تيمية اللَّهُ يَنْصُرُ الدَّوْلَةَ الْعَادِلَةَ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ كَافِرَةً وَلَا يَنْصُرُ الدَّوْلَةَ الظَّالِمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ مُؤْمِنَةً 28/63 مجموع فتاوى ابن تيمية “Allah will support the just state even if it is led by unbelievers, but Allah will not support the oppressive…

Importance of the Arabic language

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, ( إن اللغة العربية من الدين، ومعرفتها فرض واجب، لأن فهم الكتاب والسنة فرض، ولا يفهم إلا بالعربية، وما لا يتم الواجب إلا به فهو واجب ). “The Arabic Language is from the Religion, and the knowledge of it is an obligation…

Dhikr of Allah is similar to water for fish

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH said: الذكر للقلب مثل الماء للسمك, فكيف يكون حال السمك اذا فارق الماء “Remembrance of Allah as it relates to the heart is equivalent to water for fish. Therefore how is the fish’s conditoon when it is separated from water?” Source: Al-Waabilus Sayyib- Ibn Qayyim p.85