dawaa

If a respectable good man sits with you, you would be watching every word you utter so that you do not say something wrong. Yet, you know that your words are watched by Allah but you still do not watch the words you utter!
—  Haatim Ibn Al-A’sim,
(Aldaa Wa Al Dawaa, by Ibn Al-Qayyim)
Du’ā is like a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the person who is using it; it is not merely the matter of how sharp it is. If the weapon is perfect and free of faults, and the arm of the person using it is strong, and there is nothing stopping him, then he can lay waste the enemy. But if any of these three features is lacking, then the effect will be lacking accordingly.
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Imam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah رحمه الله تعالى

[Al-Daa’ wa’l-Dawaa’, p. 35]

Du’ā is like a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the person who is using it; it is not merely the matter of how sharp it is. If the weapon is perfect and free of faults, and the arm of the person using it is strong, and there is nothing stopping him, then he can lay waste the enemy. But if any of these three features is lacking, then the effect will be lacking accordingly.
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Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

[al-Daa’ wa’l-Dawaa’, p. 35]

Diantara dampak dosa (maksiat) adalah menyebabkan Allah mengabaikan dan meninggalkan hamba-Nya, serta menyerahkan pelakunya kepada diri sendiri dan syaitan. Inilah puncak kebinasaan yang tidak dapat diharapkan lagi keselamatannya. - Ibnu Qayyim al-Jauziyah dalam Ad-daa’ wa Ad-dawaa'

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Ibn al-Qayyim - may Allaah have mercy on him - said:

“Some people ask, why should I pray if everything is already decreed for me?

To such people we ask, why do you eat when you are hungry even though it’s decreed for you that you were going to eat?”

[ad-Daa’ wa Dawaa’ p. 18]

In judgment day, the slave of Allah will be given his book of deeds, where he finds rewards for things he did not do, so he asks: O My lord, where did I get these deeds? So Allah replies to him saying:” these are because of the people who backbited you and you did not know about it.
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Abu Umamah Al-Baheli

[Aldaa Wa Al dawaa, by Ibn Al-Qayyim]

Ibn Al-Qayyim mentions:
“..And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him.”
[Ad-Daa’ Wad-Dawaa Fasl, 49]

Rewards from others Backbiting

Abu Umamah Al-Baheli once said:

“In judgment day, the slave of Allah will be given his book of deeds, where he finds rewards for things he did not do, so he asks: O My lord, where did I get these deeds? So Allah replies to him saying:” these are because of the people who backbited you and you did not know about it.”

[Aldaa Wa Al dawaa, by Ibn Al-Qayyim]

❝ In the same way that the affairs of the one who fears Allah are made easy, the affairs of the one who leaves off taqwa are made difficult.❞
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Ibn al-Qayyim ﺭﺣﻤﻪﺍﻟﻠﻪ
• ad-Daa wa Dawaa (Page 87)

Ibn al-Qayyim - may Allaah have mercy on him - said:

“Some people ask, why should I pray if everything is already decreed for me?

To such people we ask, why do you eat when you are hungry even though it’s decreed for you that you were going to eat?”

[ad-Daa’ wa Dawaa’ p. 18]