Delusion

‏أعظم الفتنة أن تتمسّك بالشر وتدعو إليه وتدفع الخير وتحذر منه وتحسب أنك على هدى (وإنهم ليصدونهم عن السبيل ويحسبون أنهم مهتدون)

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The Best Way to Deal With the Ignorant

“…And from the best ways of dealing with the ignorant is to ignore and avoid them. This is because if you debate with them, they beat you, and if you beat them, they will end up hating you and will not admit your being correct. Therefore, ignore them:

{“So, avoid those who turn away from Our Reminder…”} [an-Najm; 29]

{“…So, overlook their faults in a beautiful manner.”} [al-Hijr; 85]

Avoid them and do not debate them, because debating them puffs up their chests and increases their confidence, and ash-Shafi’i said: “I never debated an ignorant person except that he won, and I never debated a knowledgeable person except that I won.” This is because the ignorant one will deny even the presence of the Sun at noon, and will deny the presence of the Moon on a night when it is full!

So, watch the ignorant die if you avoid them, and be given life if you debate them. It might be that they come to their senses if you ignore them, and will realize their status if you are shown to be above debating and discussing with them – this is if you are sure that he is an ignorant follower of desires, not seeking to admit the truth, and not seeking to follow that which is certain…”

Sh Abdullah Rahimahullah via iskandrani

* How do I advise my children? *

Muhammad Al-Baaqir said to his son,

يابني ! إن الله خبأ ثلاثة أشياء في ثلاثة : – خبأ رضاه في طاعته، فلا تَحْقِرَنَّ شيئًا من الطاعة؛ فلعل رضاه فيه. – وخبأ سخطه في معصيته؛ فلا تحقرن شيئًا من المعاصي؛ فلعل سخطه فيه. – وخبأ أولياءه في خلقه، فلا تحقرن أحدًا من خلقه؛ فلعله فى ذلك

“My son, Allah has hidden three things within three things:

(1) He has hidden His pleasure within good deeds, and so do not belittle any act of goodness, for His acceptance may be in it.
(2) And He has hidden His anger within sins, and so do not belittle any sin, for His anger may be in it
(3) And He has hidden His allies within His creation, and so do not belittle any person, for he may be one of them.”

This is how Muslims raise their children.

What example are you setting?

Ali Hammuda

True freedom

Freedom is for the intellect to be free, not for the soul to be free; for when the intellect becomes free it leads to guidance, but when the soul becomes free it leads to evil whims and desires.

الحريّة أن يتحرر العقل، لا أن تتحرر النفس، فإن العقل إذا تحرر قاد إلى الهدى، والنفس إذا تحررت قادت إلى الهوى

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A faker is the most self-contradicting of people in his words and principles.

A faker is the most self-contradicting of people in his words and principles. His conviction doesn’t mean to him as much as the satisfaction of people does. He continues thinking that he is gaining their (hearts), while in reality he is only proving to them his self-contradiction.

المتصنّع أكثر الناس تناقضاً في الأقوال والمبادىء، لا تعنيه قناعته بقدر ما يعنيه رضا الناس عنه، يستمر ويتوهّم أنه يكسبهم وهو يبرهن لهم تناقضه

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Intelligence

A person’s intelligence is a blessing, but if it doesn’t lead to Allah then stupidity is better than it; he becomes self-deceived thus becoming heedless of his Lord:

{ يَعْلَمُونَ ظَاهِرًا مِنَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَهُمْ عَنِ الآخِرَةِ هُمْ غَافِلُونَ }
“They know what is apparent of the worldly life, but they are heedless of the Hereafter.” [Al-Rūm 30:7]

ذكاء الإنسان نعمة لكنه إذا لم يوصل إلى الله فالغباء خير منه، يغتر بنفسه فيغفل عن ربه (يعلمون ظاهرا من الحياة الدنيا وهم عن الآخرة هم غافلون)

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Gentleness

 

You can attract people to evil through gentleness more than you can attract them to good through harshness, and even if they are convinced [to do the good], they would hate doing it. He ﷺ said, “Whoever is deprived of gentleness is, in fact, deprived of all good.”

يستطيع الإنسان جذب الناس بالرفق إلى الشر، أكثر من جذبهم بالفظاظة إلى الخير، ولو اقتنعوا كرهوا العمل به قال ﷺ (من يُحرم الرفق يحرم الخير كله

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