Prayer and Sacrifice: Ibn Taymiyah

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In part of his commentary on surah al-Kawthar, ibn Taymiyah included the following beautiful points: وقوله‏:‏ ‏{‏فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ‏}‏ ‏[‏الكوثر‏:‏ 2‏]‏، أمره الله أن يجمع بين هاتين العبادتين العظيمتين، وهما الصلاة والنسك الدالتان على القرب والتواضع والافتقار وحسن الظن، وقوة اليقين، وطمأنينة القلب إلى الله، وإلى عدته وأمره، وفضله، وخلفه، عكس…

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“So Flee to Allah”: Tafsir al-Sa’di

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Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says in surah al-Dhaariyat:  فَفِرُّ‌وا إِلَى اللَّـهِ So flee to Allah [51:50] Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di said in his tafsir:  وهو الفرار إليه أي: الفرار مما يكرهه الله ظاهرًا وباطنًا، إلى ما يحبه، ظاهرًا وباطنًا، فرار من الجهل إلى العلم، ومن الكفر إلى الإيمان، ومن المعصية إلى…

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Knowing that Allah is Always with You: Sheikh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Badr

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In this course of his explanation of the book al-‘Aqeedah al-Wasitiyyah, Sheikh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Badr mentioned the following hadith and then proceeded to comment on it: فأفضل الإيمان أن تعلم أنّ الله معك حيثما كنت. أيْ: سواءً كنت في مكان خفيّ، أو في مكان أو موضع مُعلن، في غيب أو شهادة،…

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Points of Contrast Between Surah al-Falaq and Surah al-Nas

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One of the valuable books of Badr al-Deen ibn Jamaa’ah (d. 733AH) was Kashf al-Ma’aani fee al-Mutashaabih min al-Mathaani, which focused on providing explanations for the slight differences in otherwise similar ayaat. In his discussion of surah al-Nas, ibn Jamaa’ah included the following notes: مسألة: قوله تعالى: (بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ * مَلِكِ…

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How to Approach Reciting the Qur’an: Ibn Qudamah

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Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi included the following beautiful words in his part of his discussion on recitation of the Qur’an: ينبغى لتالي القرآن العظيم أن ينظر كيف لطف الله تعالى بخلقه بى إيصال معاني كلامه إلى أفهامهم، وأن يعلم أن ما يقرأه ليس من كلام البشر، وأن يستحضر عظمة المتكلم سبحانه ويتدبر…

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The two types of ‘with-ness’ of Allah: Tafsir al-Shinqitee

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Allah informs us in surah al-Nahl: إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوا وَّالَّذِينَ هُم مُّحْسِنُونَ Indeed, Allah is with those who have taqwa of Him and those who are doers of good. [16:128] Commenting on this in his tafsir, Imam Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shinqitee wrote: قوله تعالى : إن الله مع الذين اتقوا والذين…

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The Effects of Parents’ Actions on their Children: Ibn Rajab

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In his famous collection of forty hadeeth, Imam al-Nawawi mentions the long hadeeth of ibn ‘Abbaas which begins with the Prophet saying: يَا غُلاَمُ إِنِّي أُعَلِّمُكَ كَلِمَاتٍ احْفَظِ اللَّهَ يَحْفَظْكَ Oh boy, I am going to teach you some words: Preserve [the limits of] Allah, He will preserve you … Commenting…

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The Meanings of the Word Fitnah in the Qur’an: Tafsir al-Shinqitee

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Sheikh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shinqitee wrote the following in part of his explanation of surah al-Nur: قال مقيده – عفا الله عنه وغفر له – : قد دل استقراء القرآن العظيم أن الفتنة فيه أطلقت على أربعة معان : ـ The author – may Allah pardon and forgive him – says: An…

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