Browsing All posts tagged under »Ibn al-Qayyim«

The virtue of remembering Allah (dhikr), may He be exalted; is everyone who remembers Allah little a hypocrite?

May 25, 2017

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Q.  “and they do not remember Allah but little” [an-Nisa’ 4:142] – this phrase is from a verse which speaks of the hypocrites. My question is: is remembering Allah (dhikr) obligatory? If I do not remember Allah, but I pray and do all the obligatory duties, am I a hypocrite? Is everyone who remembers Allah […]

Serious Consequences of Falling Short in Raising Children

May 22, 2017

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Q. My mother is not compassionate or understanding. Since we were small, she has treated us harshly and has never shown us an ounce of compassion, and we have grown up in this atmosphere. She has never supported me as a girl and has never taught me how to interact with suitors or with people in […]

Difference between Major Sins and Minor Sins

May 9, 2017

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Q. Can you explain to me the difference between major sins and minor sins? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Sins may be divided into minor sins and major sins, according to the texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the consensus of the early generations, and how they […]

Blessings of Ramadaan (Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzee)

June 22, 2015

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Ibn al-Jawzee [Rahimahullaah]: “O my dear brother, in this month all faults and mistakes are concealed, all souls and hearts are softened, sins and burdens are forgiven, and Allah `azza wa jall relieves every sad and troubled one. He says to His angels, ‘O My Angels, look at those dry tongues, how they become moist […]

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 […]

If you mix Faith and Sins, eventually one would overcome the other.

November 8, 2014

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Ibn al-Qayyim says: “In order for a place to contain something, it must be free from whatever contradicts it. This principle applies to mankind and all creation as well as to belief and desires. So, if the heart is obsessed by belief in falsehood, there will be no place for truth. Accordingly, if the tongue […]

The Nature of Tongue [Ibn al-Qayyim]

November 7, 2014

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Ibn al-Qayyim said: “For the tongue does not keep quiet at all. It is either a tongue that remembers or a tongue that is frivolous and it has to be one of these two. It is the nature of the soul; if you do not preoccupy it with truth, it will occupy you with falsehood. […]