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Love for the sake of Allah is one of the strongest bonds of faith

April 3, 2018

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Q. Is love for the sake of Allah and doing what is dictated thereby an act of worship that will bring one closer to Allah, may He be exalted? Is it equivalent to naafil (supererogatory) acts of worship or Hajj, as al-Hasan al-Basri said to someone: “O A‘mash, do you not know that going and putting […]

Affirming the Trandencensy of Allaah

February 7, 2015

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‘Alee Ibn al-Hasan Ibn ash-Shaqeeq said, “I said to ‘Abdullaah Ibn al-Mubaarak – may Allah have mercy upon him – ,  ‘How are we to know our Lord?‘  He (‘Abdullaah Ibn al-Mubaarak) replied: “He is above the seventh Heaven, above His Throne, and we do not say as the Jahmiyyah say, ‘He is here upon […]

How to make our Earnings and Spendings Noble, while seeking little from this World

February 7, 2015

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Ali ibn Fudail related that he heard his father say to Ibn Mubarak: “You order us to seek little from this world, yet we see you trading in merchandise. Please explain how you reconcile one with the other?”  He said, “O Abu Ali, I do so only to protect myself (from begging), to be generous […]