Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) : The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ” Let the slave of Dinar and Dirham, of Quantify and Khamisa perish as he is pleased if these things are given to him, and if not, he is displeased. Let such a person perish and relapse, and if he is pierced with a thorn, let him not find anyone to take it out for him. Paradise is for him who holds the reins of his horse to strive in Allah’s Cause, with his hair unkempt and feet covered with dust: if he is appointed in the vanguard, he is perfectly satisfied with his post of guarding, and if he is appointed in the rearward, he accepts his post with satisfaction; (he is so simple and unambiguous that) if he asks for permission he is not permitted, and if he intercedes, his intercession is not accepted.”

      

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Book: Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad) – كتاب الجهاد والسير

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 2887

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Muslims By Name, Kuffar By Actions 

Muslims By Name, Disbelievers By Actions
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah(رحمه الله):

Most Muslims are born to two Muslim parents, essentially becoming Muslims by name, without there being any actual faith on their part. Then, when they reach puberty, from them are those that are blessed with actual faith, performing their obligations. Likewise, from them are those who perform these acts out of ingrained habit, and just to go along with his relatives, the people of the land in which he lives, etc.

For example, he gives Zakah simply because it is a habitual tradition that the ruler collects tax, and not because he realizes either the generality or specifics of the obligation to pay it. So, in his eyes, there is no difference between the innovated tax and the legislated Zakah. Such is the case with the inhabitant of Makkah who goes out to ‘Arafat every year simply because this is the way it is done, without realizing the generality or specifics of this being an act of worship of Allah.

So, the acts of worship performed by such people is invalid, without a doubt. In fact, the texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah, as well as the consensus of the Ummah, are clear in the ruling that these actions do not fulfill the obligation placed upon their doer…

So, the Islam of most people is by name, only. Rather, it (faith) only enters into their hearts during the course of the matter (i.e., later in their lives), if it enters at all. So, were this intention not to be obligatory upon them, they would not at all attempt to have it, and their hearts would be empty of it, and they would essentially be hypocrites, carrying out their actions out of habit and imitation, as is the case with many people.

[Majmu al-Fatawa; 26/32]

Friends 


#Friends: 
The great Aalim Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam (may Allah SWT accept him amongst the shuhadaa) said:
“A group of friends are all like each other, and the longer the friendship lasts, the closer the character and manners of each person in the group will be to the others. Do not believe that a good person can live for long with a corrupt person, unless the corrupt person improves and follows the example of the good person. This is why you should look for the good people, and a friend is like a chain: he will either drag you into Paradise, or drag you into Hell. He will either cause you problems or he will help you solve your problems.”
• Source: At-Tarbiyyah Al-Jihaadiyyah Wal-Bina, 5/35

Benefits Regarding Idiots and How to Deal With Them 

​Benefits Regarding Idiots and How to Deal with Them
Ibn Al-Jawzee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said in his book: Akhbaar Al-Hamqaa wal-Mughaffileen (Narrations regarding the Foolish and Heedless):
“The idiot is known by six characteristics:

1. Becoming angry over nothing.

2. Giving to one who should not be given to.

3. Speaking regarding that which is of no benefit.

4. Trusting everyone.

5. Spreading secrets and not differentiating (in that) between his friend and his enemy.

6. Speaking about whatever comes to his heart whilst believing that he is the most intelligent of the people.”
Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“From the characteristics of the idiot is to be pleased with a lie if it is in praise of him and loving to be honored even if he does not deserve that.”
Ibn Aboo Zayd said:

“My father said to me: ‘My son, cling to the intelligent people and sit with them; and avoid the foolish people. For I have never sat with a fool and then departed except that I found deficiency in my intellect afterwards.'”
“Khaleel ibn Ahmad said:

“The people are of four types:

1. A man who knows, and knows that he knows. This is the scholar, so take from him.

2. A man who knows, but doesn’t know that he knows. This one has forgotten, so remind him.

3. A man who doesn’t know, and knows that he doesn’t know. This one is a student, so teach him.

4. A man who doesn’t know, and doesn’t know that he doesn’t know. This one is an idiot, so reject him.”
Bishr ibn Al-Haarith said: “To look at an idiot burns the eyes.”

A Poem : The Knight 

They have placed your corpse in the sand as a banner which awakens the people of the valley day and night.
Woe to them (the kuffar)

For they have lit a lantern from blood that will continue to instill anger in future generations

 

The flames of battle did not leave his bones worn out 

Nor did the Spears take from him a trace of blood.
He was not left like the bones of an eagle or the remnants of a lion 

To be forgotten blowing in the wind like floating particles.
A brother of war steeds he would fight on horseback 

And on it he would oversee the battle.
A knight of the deserts, he would attack fearlessly.

Gay Rights 

Gay Rights
Homosexuals fly out into the public eye showing off their filth demanding respect as if they have accomplished a great achievement. Their celebrations have turned into annual parades across the globe attracting hundreds of more insane people to this disgusting movement
Things didn’t stopped there, with the shaytan, the sky is the limit and every step he makes one take only takes them deeper into shame and humiliation. From this movement emerged whats even nastier. There really is no limit for these animals, as if sleeping with the same sex was not enough now they change their sex to become “who they thought they really were”. Living a lawless and religionless life, many don’t know who they are and resort to insane alternatives like surgical procedures costings hundreds of thousands of dollars to change who they are. From that they feel “real” and finally have a purpose in this life. Men wearing women clothing exposing their private parts while women disengage in the role they are most qualified for to be in what they consider “equal”.
Again it didn’t  stopped there. But the shaytan is tireless and his engine doesn’t stop. These filthy creatures have decided to leave their footprint and poison the mind of the young. There are cases of men performing multiple surgeries to replace the proper organs in themselves to have children. Biologically altering the body to give birth and then breastfeeding the child. 2 men can now adopt and raise children. How dare them deprive a child of the irreplaceable love and nurturing that only a mother can provide. Is this what their life has been reduced to? Superficial accomplishments of “being me” after hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on medical procedures because one can not identify his purpose in life.
The last point sums up, the “progress” and the “democracy” of the west. In America, the Arthur Ashe courage award is rewarded every year to someone who as the title says showed some courage. Courage is recognized regardless of the differences people have among each other in religion, gender, or race, courage is courage. America has a population of 330 million so lets examine the persons of courage in 2014 and 2015 just to get an idea of the direction this sick society is heading. 2014 award went to a college football player with extremely mediocre skills BUT was gay and the this qualified him for the reward; 2015 even worse. In 2015 the award was given to a celebrity male who has switched to female well above the age of 60 years old. 
Is this the most courageous member of the “home of the brave, the so called super power of this era”.

Pondering the Book of Allāh 

When Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah was jailed towards the end of his life. He started using his time exclusively to ponder 🤔 on the book of Allah. Him and his brother Zayn al-Dīn ‘Abd al-Raḥmān (who was jailed with him) read the Quran together 80 times and they were well on their way to completing their 81st read of the Quran. 

However, when they completed Sura al-Qamar, Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah passed away. May Allah have His mercy on him. Ponder the meanings of the last few verses Allah allowed Ibn Taymiyyah recite:

Surah al-Qamar starts with: «The hour has drawn near and the moon has split.» and it finishes with the following verses (54-55): «Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in gardens and rivers. In the station of honor with a most Powerful King.»

(Recorded by Ibn Kathīr via Ibn Nāṣir al-Dimashqī)

— Sh. Abdul Wahab Saleem