Tag: Ibn Al-Qayyim ابن القيم

Ibn Al-Qayyim on Allah: If you seek Me, you will find Me

June 5, 2017

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: A divine narration states, “O son of Adam, I created you for My worship, so do not be diverted by amusement. I have made you responsible for My provision, so do not tire of working. O son of Adam, seek Me and you will find Me. If you find Me, you have […]

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Ali on Adultery: No punishment for the woman forced into adultery

May 11, 2016

Abdur Rahman As-Salami reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked to judge a woman who had been suffering from thirst. She had passed by a shepherd and asked him for water. The man refused to give her anything unless she offered herself to him, so she had intercourse with him. […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Character: We need manners more than we need knowledge

March 12, 2016

Ibn Asākir reported: Ibn Al-Mubārak, may Allah have mercy on him, said to the people of hadīth, “You are in greater need of a little manners than a great deal of knowledge.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 32918 Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The reality of manners is that it results from beautiful character. Thus, manners is the externalization […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Desires: Conquering lust and caprice is harder than conquering cities

January 28, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Opposing desires will allow the servant to acquire strength in his body, his heart, and his speech. Some of the righteous predecessors would say that conquering desires needs more strength than one who could conquer a city by himself.” Source: Rawḍat al-Muḥibbīn 1/477 قال ابن القيم رحمه الله مُخَالَفَةُ الْهَوَى تُورِثُ الْعَبْدَ قُوَّةً […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: Humility is a third of all knowledge

October 27, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If you are asked about something you do not know, then say: I do not know. Verily, saying so is a third of knowledge.” And Ibn Mas’ud said, “I say things that are my opinion. If they are correct, then they are from […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Context: The scholar must consider the context to issue a true ruling

February 15, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Neither a scholar nor a judge can issue a ruling (fatwa) by the truth unless he has two types of understanding. First, understanding the context and deriving the reality of what occurred through gathering facts and signs until he achieves comprehensive knowledge. Second, understanding the religious obligation related to the context and […]

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Hasan on Jihad: The best jihad is the jihad against your soul and desires

January 27, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: It was said to Hasan Al-Basri, “O Abu Sa’eed, which jihad is best?” Hasan, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Your jihad against your desires.” Source: Rawdat Al-Muhibeen 1/478 Abu Na’eem reported: Ibrahim ibn Adham, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most difficult jihad is the struggle against desire. Whoever […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Fatwa: Islamic rulings and judgments may change by time, place, and condition

September 25, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “As for knowing the condition of people, this is a tremendous principle required of the scholar and judge. For if he does not have a proper understanding of commanding and forbidding and then he applies one judgment over another, it will cause more harm than benefit. Indeed, if he does not understand the […]

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Ibn Qayyim on Hearts: In the heart is a void that can only be filled by loving Allah

August 28, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “In the heart are disorders that cannot be remedied except by responding to Allah. In it is a desolate feeling that cannot be removed except by intimacy with Him solitude. In it is sadness which will not leave except by happiness with knowing Him and truthfulness in […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Jama’ah: If you alone are following the truth, then you alone are the true community

August 23, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud said, “The true community (jama’ah) is that which adheres to the truth, even if you are alone.” Nuaim ibn Hammad said, “If the community becomes corrupted, then you must adhere to its practice before it became corrupted. Even if you are alone, then you by yourself would be the […]

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