Archive for April, 2008

What is your goal of gaining knowledge?

April 25, 2008

If Allah grants you knowledge, in return worship Him and do not make your goal merely narrating to the people.” (quoted from a compilation of quotations translated into English and attributed to Iqtidaa-ul-‘Ilmil-‘Amal by al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee rahimahullaah)

the QUR’AN

April 16, 2008

Ibn ‘Abbas narrated:

…Abu Jahl said: “Say to Muhammad something that would convince your people that you oppose him.”

al-Walid ibn Al-Mughirah replied: “And what can I possibly say? There is not a single man who is more knowledgable of poetry or prose than I, or even that of the Jinn, and by Allah, what he says bears no resemblance to these things. By Allah, what he says has a sweetness to it, and a charm upon it; the highest part of it is fruitful and the lowest part of it is gushing forth with bounty; it dominates and cannot be dominated, and it crushes all that is under it.””

[Reported by al-Hakim in ‘al-Mustadrak’ (2/506-507) and at-Tabari in ‘Jami’ al-Bayan’ (29/156), and it is authentic]

Ibnul Qayyim rahimahullah

April 15, 2008

“Truly in the heart there is a void that cannot be removed except with the company of Allah. And there is a sadness that cannot be removed without the happiness of knowing Allah. And in it there is an emptiness that cannot be filled except with love for Allah. And if a person were given all of the world and what is in it, it would not fill this emptiness. ” (Ibn al Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullah))