Thursday, November 20, 2014

Most Virtuous Actions Vary by Time and Circumstance

The best deed to achieve the pleasure of your Lord in every moment is that which is required and dictated by that time
​. - ​
Ibn al-Qayyim, Madarij al-Salikin

Monday, November 17, 2014


If you are DEPRESSED, you are living in the PAST
If you are ANXIOUS, you are living in FUTURE
If you are at PEACE, you are living in the PRESENT 
Choice is yours

Monday, November 10, 2014

Actions For The Sake Of Allah​

‘He who gets himself in the habit of doing actions just for the sake of Allaah, there is nothing harder upon him than to do an action for other than Allaah. And he who gets himself in the habit of doing actions based upon his desires, or [an ulterior motive, such as praise from the people, or status, or position, or wealth] then there is nothing harder upon him than to try to do an action sincerely to Allaah.' - Ibn ul Qayyim​

Sunday, November 9, 2014

For the sake of Allah

Whatever is not done by the permission of Allaah will not happen, and what’s not done for the sake of Allaah will not benefit or remain. - Imam ibn Taymiyyah 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

​Quran: Can Be A Testimony For You Or Against you​

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari gathered those who had recited [ie. memorized] the Qur’an, and they were close to three hundred in number.  He emphasized the magnificence of the Qur’an, and then said,
“Truly this Qur’an can be an asset for you, or it can be a burden upon you.  So follow the Qur’an, and let it not follow you: for he who follows the Qur’an, it lands him in the Gardens of Paradise; and he whom the Qur’an follows, it smites him in the back of the head and hurls him into the Fire.”

Friday, October 24, 2014


A small deed may become great due to the intention behind it, and a great deed may become small, due the intention behind it.” “Siyar a’laam anNubalaa’”, 
by Imam ath-Dhahabi)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Traveling in the Way of Allah

“When Musa travelled to meet with Khizar, he got tired and hungry on the journey, and said to his servant, "Bring me my dinner, for this journey has made us very tired” [Kahf: 62]. For in this journey, he was traveling to another created being. 

But then, when his Lord promised him a meeting for thirty full days, and He blessed him with ten more to complete forty, on Mt. Sinai, he did not eat during this meeting, nor did he feel hungry or tired. For in that journey, he was traveling to his Lord. 

And so from this we learn that when the heart is on its journey to its Lord, it shall not find any pain, or tiredness, or suffering, yet when it is on a journey to another created being, it shall suffer from all of these.“ 
From Ibn al-Qayyim's book Bada'i al-Fawāid, vol. 1, p. 72.