30 May

وَآمِنُوا بِمَا أَنزَلْتُ مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا مَعَكُمْ وَلَا تَكُونُوا أَوَّلَ كَافِرٍ بِهِ ۖ وَلَا تَشْتَرُوا بِآيَاتِي ثَمَنًا قَلِيلًا وَإِيَّايَ فَاتَّقُونِ

And believe in what I have sent down confirming that which is with you, and be not the first to disbelieve in it. And do not exchange My signs for a small price, and only fear Me. (2:41)

  • The addition of small price implies that it is permissible to sell the verses if the price is really high.
  • If Allah SWT said do not sell my verses, it would mean that no matter what the price is it is impermissible.
  • Is it permissible to sell the verses of Allah? Of course not. How do we understand this?
  • Hassan al-Basri RA said the ‘small price’ refers to this world and everything in it i.e. if a person sold the entire world for one verse it would be little compared to the hereafter.


14 Feb

وَذَا النُّونِ إِذ ذَّهَبَ مُغَاضِبًا فَظَنَّ أَن لَّن نَّقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ فَنَادَىٰ فِي الظُّلُمَاتِ أَن لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

And remember the companion of the whale, when he went off in anger and thought that We would not decree upon him. And he called out within the darknesses, “There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”(21:87)

  • In this ayah, Allah SWT describes how Yunus AS was in an impossible situation: trapped in the belly of a whale.
  • All of Yunus AS feelings, emotions, sentiments, fears, worries, and concerns are astonishingly captured in one preposition: in.
  • Allah SWT did not say he called from the darknesses; instead he called from within the darknesses. What is the difference?
  • The latter implies that he was completely submerged in numerous layers of darknesses, as if he was totally drowning in them, and there was not a single drop of physical light that would give him hope.
  • Despite this, his only hope was calling upon Allah SWT. And he called upon Him, with a special duaa.
  • Prophet SAW said no believer ever calls upon Allah SWT with the duaa of my brother Yunus, except that Allah SWT responds to him (Ahmad & authentic).

Who can you hurt?

2 Feb

قال الفضيل بن عياض :”والله ما يحلُّ لك أن تؤذي كلبا ولا خنزيرا بغير حق فكيف تؤذي مسلما ؟

Fudayl ibn ‘yaad said, “By Allah it is not permissible for you to hurt a dog or a pig, so how can you hurt a Muslim [or a non-Muslim].”

What if you are in the hellfire?

29 Jan

قال الفضيل بن عياض رحمه الله : وعزته لو أدخلني النار فصرت فيها ما أيست [من رحمته.

Fudayl ibn ‘yaad rahimahullah said, “by His Might, if He entered me into the fire, I would not loose hope in His Mercy.”

Mercy of Allah

5 Dec

ربما أعطاك فمنعك

وربما منعك فأعطاك

Ahamd ibn ‘Atta Allah al-asakandri said, “Perhaps Allah gave you something but in actuality withheld, and perhaps He withheld but in reality gave.”

ما من ليلة اختلط ظلامها إلا نادى الجليل جل جلاله

5 Dec

حدثنا أبو أحمد محمد بن أحمد الغطريفي ، ثنا محمد بن شاذان ، ثنا أحمد بن محمد بن غالب ، ثنا هناد بن السري ، قال : سمعت الفضيل بن عياض ، يقول : ” ما من ليلة اختلط ظلامها ، وأرخى الليل سربال سترها إلا نادى الجليل جل جلاله :  من أعظم مني جودا ، والخلائق لي عاصون وأنا لهم مراقب ، أكلؤهم في مضاجعهم كأنهم لم يعصوني ، وأتولى حفظهم كأنهم لم يذنبوا من بيني وبينهم ، أجود بالفضل على العاصي ، وأتفضل على المسيء ، من ذا الذي دعاني فلم أسمع إليه ، أو من ذا الذي سألني فلم أعطه ؟ أم من ذا الذي أناخ ببابي ونحيته ؟ أنا الفضل ومني الفضل ، أنا الجواد ومني الجود أنا الكريم ، ومني الكرم ، ومن كرمي أن أغفر للعاصي بعد المعاصي ، ومن كرمي أن أعطي التائب كأنه لم يعصني ، فأين عني تهرب الخلائق ؟ وأين عن بابي يتنحى العاصون ؟ ” .


25 Oct


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