Category Archives: Virtues of deeds
Allah has decreed the destinies of everyone.
Each person will experience happiness and prosperity or misery and hardship.
The people and their responses in these circumstances are divided into two groups: the believer and the disbeliever.
Everything that Allah has decreed to happen to the believer is good. If something harmful afflicts him or her they are patient.
During times of adversity, in anticipation of a reward from Allah, they patiently wait for relief to come. And in the end, the harm that afflicts them results in good and additional rewards from Allah because of their patience
Page 21-22 from SABR ,patience and tolerance from An Nawawi’s Riyadus Saliheen with explanation by Shaykh Uthaymeen
Ibn ’Abbaas -may Allah be pleased with him who said:
The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) once passed by two graves and said, “They are being punished, not for something great.”
Then he said, “Rather one of them used to spread gossip and carry tales, whilst the other never protected himself from being soiled by his own urine.”
Ibn ’Abbaas said:
He then took a green leaf and spread it into two pieces and places each piece upon each grave, and then he said, “May their punishment become lightened until these two pieces dry.”
[al-Bukhaaree, no. 1378]
Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim said:
“Grief, sorrow and distress only occur from two directions:
One of it is: The desire for the worldly life and having a zeal for it;
And the second is: shortening in the actions of obedience and piety.”
[Uddah As-Saabireen pg.227]
‘Atta ibn Abee Rabah reported that Ibn ‘Abbas (رضي الله عنه) stated:
“Every soul will blame itself on the Day of Judgment.
The doer of good will regret that he did not increase in good deeds, and the sinner will regret that he did not repent from his sins.”
[Ibn Al Qayyim in Ighathatul Lahfaan pg. 105]
Why is Sadaqah called Sadaqah?
Subhan Allah beautiful words by shaykh Uthaimin about why sadaqah is called sadaqah. It’s when I read things like this that I wish I had the opportunity to have met these great scholars.
Shaykh Uthaimin (May Allah have mercy on him) said:
‘Sadaqah is called sadaqah because it shows the sidq (sincerity) of one’s iman when he gives it…
Because wealth is loved by man and he doesn’t leave it except for something which is even more beloved to him…
And what’s more beloved than wealth with respect to the one who gives sadaqah is the reward that he will be getting…
So him spending from what he loves from this world in the hopes of attaining what he loves in the hereafter is proof of the sidq (sincerity) of his iman.’
(Sharh bulugh al-muram: 9/496)