Ibn Taymiyyah رحمة ألله

“The reason why the religion of Allah and its rituals is vanishing, and disbelief and sin are prevailing, is because of imitation of the disbelievers, just as the means of preserving all good is by following the ways and laws of the Prophets.”

*(al-Iqtidaa’, 1/413)*


‏من سوء ظن الإنسان بالله تمنّي أن ينقل مرض محبوبه إليه، أو يأخذ من عمره ويعطيه، فالله غني لا تنقصه أيام لزيادة الإعمار ولا أماكن لنقل الأمراض .

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Seeking repentance from Allah.

Ibn Taymiyya “The secret of being a strong person is relying on Allāh, and with istighfaar does a person not only gain forgiveness but has punishment driven away.”

Then he recited “And Allāh will not punish them whilst they are seeking forgiveness”.

‏وَمَا كَانَ الله مُعَذبهم وَهُمْ يَسْتغفرون

The poppy.

Question: Some Muslim clerics are encouraging the wearing of the poppy. What do you think regarding this?

Answer: WW1 was a war of colonial powers that did not have the interest of humanity. The soldiers that were conscripted by the ruling elite were fodder for them. These unjust wars should not be romanticised. I remember one Tv host wearing a poppy telling a British African that slavery happened a long time ago and black people should get over it. There are no memorials held for the tens of millions who died during slavery and colonialism. Those wars were unjust just like the wars today. So I totally disagree with clerics encouraging Muslims to wear the poppy as it is hypocritical. My grandad fought in WW2 in Burma but I never celebrate this as he told me he was treated inferior to the British whites and he was not proud of having killed Japanese people for the colonial elite.


Good manners.

Good manners are from the inheritance left behind by the prophets. They are among the qualities of the God-conscious and the heaviest thing that will be placed on the Scale. The one with good manners is the most beloved of people to Allah and the closest in council to the prophets.

حسن الخلق من ميراث النبوة ومن صفات المتقين و أثقل مايوضع بالميزان و إن صاحبه أحب الناس إلى الله وأقربهم من النبيين مجلسا

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Humans and errors.

Allah has destined for man to fall into error to remind him of his weakness and the perfection of his Lord. If man was to always be correct, he would forget his Lord and deny His existence, but Allah causes him to fall into error so that he turns to Him, thus not becoming arrogant nor transgressing.

يقدّر الله الخطأ على الإنسان ليذكّره بضعفه وكمال ربه، ولو أصاب الإنسان دوماً لنسي ربه وألحد، ولكن يوقعه ليلتفت إليه فلا يتكبر ولا يطغى

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