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“Whoever from amongst you…”

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

الحمد الله

Az-Zubayr bin al-‘Awwām رضي الله عنه said, “Whoever from amongst you is capable of having a secret action of righteousness then let him do so.” [Az-Zuhd of Waki‘ ibn Jarrāh/246]

‘Umar bin al-Khattāb رضي الله عنه  said, “Take your share (of good deeds) from isolation.” [Az-Zuhd of Waki‘ ibn Jarrāh/247]

Virtues of Qiyām al-Layl

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

الحمد الله

On the authority of Abū Umāmaħ al-Bāhilī رضي الله عنه said, “The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه و سلم said, ‘Upon you is the Qiyām al-Layl for it was the habit of the righteous before you, it is a means of closeness to your Lord, a way of expiation of sins and it is a termination of evil.” [At-Tahajjud Wa Qiyām al-Layl 1/2 of al-Imām Abīd-Dunyā]

A Man who loves to be known…

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

الحمد الله

Bishr bin al-Ḥārith, may Allāh have mercy upon him, said, “I don’t know a man who loves to be known except that his religion leaves him exposed.” And Bishr bin al-Ḥārith said, “A man will not experience the sweetness of the hereafter, who loves that the people know him.” [At-Tawāḍu' wal Khumūl 1/75]

Whosoever loves Allāh…

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
الحمد الله

Sa’īd bin ‘Abd al-Ghaffār said, “It was Muḥammad bin Yūsuf al-Aṣbahānī and I, when the book of Muḥammad bin al-‘Alā’ bin Al-Musayyab arrived from al-Baṣraħ (or al-Buṣrah) to Muḥammad bin Yūsuf. He read it and then Muḥammad bin Yūsuf said to me, ‘Do you not see what Muḥammad bin al-‘Alā’ has written in it? And in is, “O’ my brother! Whosoever loves Allāh, loves that people don’t know him.”’” [At-Tawāḍu' wal Khumūl 1/39]

It is Sufficient for the…

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
الحمد الله
The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “It is sufficient for the man in evil that he is pointed at with fingers in his religion and worldly (matters) [At-Tawāḍu' wal Khumūl 1/35 of al-Imām Ibn Abīd-Dunyā]

Sa’īd bin ‘Abd al-Ghaffār said, “It was Muḥammad bin Yūsuf al-Aṣbahānī and I, when the book of Muḥammad bin al-‘Alā’ bin Al-Musayyab arrived from al-Baṣraħ (or al-Buṣraħ) to Muḥammad bin Yūsuf. He read it and then Muḥammad bin Yūsuf said to me, ‘Do you not see what Muḥammad bin al-‘Alā’ has written in it? And in is, “O’ my brother! Whosoever loves Allāh, loves that people don’t know him.”’” [At-Tawāḍu' wal Khumūl 1/39]

Reward of Contentment on Little

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
الحمد الله

On the authority of Mālik bin Dinār, Al-Ḥasan said, “Whoever is content with Allāh upon a little provision, Allāh will be pleased with his little actions.” [Ar-Riḍā’ 'Anillāh Biqaḍā’ih 1/50]

Who is content with Allāh?

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
الحمد الله

Narrated to us Qādim ad-Daylamī Al-‘Ābid who said, “I said to al-Fuḍayl bin ‘Iyāḍ, ‘Who is content with Allāh (i.e. with what He has given him)?’ He said, ‘The one who does not like to be on a status other than what he is in.’” [Ar-Riḍā’ 'Anillāh Biqaḍā’ih by al-Imām Ibn Abīd-Dunyā 1/36]

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