Want to become a walee of Allah? Adopt two attributes: Imaan and Taqwa

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, من كان مؤمنا تقيا كان لله وليا “Whoever is a Allah-fearing believer is a walee of Allah” This is taken from the statement of Allah, أَلَآ إِنَّ أَوۡلِيَآءَ ٱللَّهِ لَا خَوۡفٌ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَا هُمۡ يَحۡزَنُونَ (٦٢) ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَڪَانُواْ يَتَّقُونَ (٦٣) “No doubt!…

Deeds done in secret brings happiness to the heart

Imaam Maalik bin Anas 179 AH said, من أحب أن تفتح له فرجة في قلبه فليكن عمله في السر أفضل منه في العلانية “Whoever loves for their heart to be opened up with happiness, then let their deeds be in secret. (That) is more virtuous than performing them in public.” Taken from: Tarteeb al-Madaarik 2/60

The hearts die and live

Hasan al-Basree 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said, إن القلوب تموت وتحيا فإذا هي ماتت فاحملوها على الفرائض فإذا حييت فأدبوها في التطوع “Indeed, hearts dies and lives. If the hearts are dead then (give it life by) carrying out the obligations, and if the hearts are alive then refine it by…

This knowledge is your flesh and blood

Imaam Maalik bin Anas 179 AH said, ان هذا العلم هو لحمك و دمك و عنه تسأل يوم القيامة فانظر عمن تأخذه “Indeed this knowledge is your flesh and blood, and on the Day of Judgement you’ll be asked about it. Therefore, look to whom you take (knowledge) from.” Source: al-Kifaayah 21

Disputing and Lying prevents attaining true Imaan

Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him said, ولن يصيب رجل حقيقة الإيمان حتى يترك المراء، وهو يعلم أنّه صادق، ويترك الكذب في المزاحة. “A man will never reach the reality of Imaan until he abandons disputing even if he knows he is right and to abandon lying in jest.” Source: az-Zuhd by Ahmad bin…

Arabic language vs language of Aristotle!

Abu ʿAbdillah Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi’ee 204 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said, “ما فسد النَّاس إلا لما تركوا لسان العرب، واتبعوا لسان أرسطو “ “People did not become corrupted, or deviated, except after their abandonment of the Arabic language and their inclination to the language of Aristotle!” [Sharh Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah 1/100; quoted by…

How those before you dealt with blessings and trials

Wahb ibn Munabbih 110 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said, إِنَّ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ كَانَ إِذَا أَصَابَ أَحَدَهُمْ بَلَاءٌ عَدَّهُ رَخَاءً ، وَ إِذَا أَصَابَهُ رَخَاءٌ عَدَّهُ بَلَاءً “Verily, there were those before you, when a trail befell them, they counted it as a blessing, and when a blessing befell them they counted…