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Three Great Rivers for the People of Sins to Purify themselves in this World

March 17, 2015

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, رحمه الله: “For the people of sins there are three great rivers with which they purify themselves in this world and if these do not suffice in purifying them, then they are purified in the river of Hell-fire on the Day of Judgment: 1. A river of sincere repentance 2. A river […]

Ruling on marriage, divorce and taking back (one’s wife) in jest / joke

January 29, 2015

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Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There are three matters in which seriousness is serious and joking is serious: marriage, divorce and taking back (one’s wife).” [Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2194; al-Tirmidhi, 1184; Ibn Maajah, 2039. […]

The Fruit of Sin

January 23, 2015

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Some of the salaf – may Allaah have mercy upon them – used to say: “From amongst the punishments of committing sins is that they lead to more sins and from the rewards of performing good deeds is that one performs more good deeds, so if a slave performs a good deed another good deed […]

Allah loves those who repent and the virtues of those who seek forgiveness

November 13, 2014

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Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: I am as My servant expects Me and I am with him as he remembers Me. By Allah, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His servant than how one of you would be on finding […]

Those who say that the one who does not pray is a kaafir and those who say that he is not a kaafir both claim that there is consensus on their point of view; how are we to understand the claim of consensus on both their parts?

April 21, 2014

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Q. I have read the scholars’ opinions on the one who does not pray. Some of them say that he is a kaafir and an apostate, and some say that he is an evildoer (faasiq). The first group claims that there is consensus on this point. My question is: if there is consensus concerning this […]

Ruling on a believer who commits some sins

February 7, 2014

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Q. What is the situation of a believer who commits many sins during his life? Will Allaah forgive him or will he be punished? What is the extent of his punishment? A. Praise be to Allaah. If believers die believing in Allaah but having committed sins less than major shirk that puts a person beyond […]

Commentary on the hadeeth, “No one who has an atom’s weight of faith in his heart will enter Hell”

January 14, 2014

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Q. I have heard that no one who has an atom’s weight of faith in his heart will enter Hell, and that the one who has an atom’s weight of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise. Is this true? A. Praise be to Allah. What is indicated by the texts of the Qur’an and […]