fear of allaah

Bishr ibn Al-Haarith said:

“The (person) that loves fame has not feared Allaah. He also said: Do not act in order to be mentioned, and hide your good deeds as you hide your bad one.”

[As-Siyar 10/476]

Being tested with Love for someone

If he is tested with love but he remains chaste and is patient, then he will be rewarded for fearing Allaah. It is known from shar’i evidence that if a person remains chaste and avoids haraam things in looking, word and deeds, and he keeps quiet about it and does not speak of it, so that there will be haraam talk about that, whether by complaining to another person or committing evil openly, or pursuing the beloved one in any way, and he is patient in obeying Allaah and avoiding sin, despite the pain of love that he feels in his heart, just as one who is afflicted with a calamity bears the pain of it with patience, then he will be one of those who fear Allaah and are patient.

“Verily, he who fears Allaah with obedience to Him (by abstaining from sins and evil deeds, and by performing righteous good deeds), and is patient, then surely, Allaah makes not the reward of the Muhsinoon (good‑doers) to be lost.” [Yoosuf 12:90]

[Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 10/133]

One of the worst sins is when a man says to his brother, “Fear Allaah,” and he replies, “Worry about yourself.“
—  ‘Abdullâh b. Mas’ûd - [Aboo Bakr Al-Daynooree, Al-Mujaalasah Wa Jawâhir Al-‘Ilm, 2619]

Shaykh ul-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah said:

A man will never fear something besides Allaah unless it be due to a disease in his heart.

al-Bazzaar, p. 74.

Translated by Aboo Rumaysah

Whoever relies upon Allah, He will suffice him. Seek His help and trust Him while obeying His commands. “And whosoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him.” [al-Talaaq 65:2-3]

علم و عمل

“The excellence of knowledge is due only to the fact that it causes a person to fear and obey Allaah, otherwise it is just like anything else.”

[Sufyaan Ath-Thawree - related by ibn Rajab]

It was reported that a man advised the a Caliph al-Ma'mūn in a harsh abusive way.



The Caliph said to the man, “Allaah has sent someone better than you to advise someone who is more evil than me,

Allaah said to Moses and Harun, “and speak to Him (Pharaoh) with gentle speech thay perhaps he may be reminded or fear [Allaah].”(20:44)

Al-Farq baynan al-Nasīhah wat-Ta'yir (pg. 55)


It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about that which will admit most people to Paradise. He said: “Fear of Allaah and a good attitude.”

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2004); he said it is saheeh ghareeb. It was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

Three things

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Three things lead to destruction, and three things lead to salvation, three things lead to the expiation of sins and three things which raise you in levels

As for the three things that lead to destruction they are

1) Stinginess which is obeyed. 

2) Sinful desires which are followed. 

3) And a person being amazed with himself (self admiration). 

As for the three things which lead to salvation they are

1) Being just when angry or pleased. 

2) Being moderate when in poverty or in richness. 

3) And having fear of Allaah in secret and in open.

And as for the things that lead to the sins being expiated they are

1) To wait for the next prayer after having prayed the previous prayer. 

2) Competing wudhoo during severe cold. 

3) To walk to the congregational prayer. 

And as for the things that will raise you in levels they are

1) To feed the people.

 2) To spread the greeting of salam.

 3) And to pray at night whilst the people are asleep.

Source: at-Tabaraanee in al-Awsat, Saheehul Jaami’ no.3045

5 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR RIZQ

1. Make Continuous Istighfaar:

“And said: ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; 'He will send rain to you in abundance, increase you in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers. - [71:10-12]

2. Fear Allaah ﺳﺒﺤﺎﻧﻪ ﻭﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ. Have Taqwa:

"Whosoever fears Allah 'keeps his duty to Him’, He will make a way for him to get out from every difficulty. And He will provide for him from (sources) he could never imagine.” - [65:2-3]

3. Depend on Allaah:

Umar said, “I heard the Messenger of Allaah, ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ, say, 'If you were to rely on Allaah as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out early in the morning hungry and return in the evening full’.” –
- [Narrated by At-Tirmidhi and he said, “Hadith Hassan”]

4. Visit Your Kinship:

Imaam Bukhaari and Muslim said the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said as reported by Anas ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ
“He who desires that he be granted more wealth/ provisions, and his life be prolonged should maintain good ties with his kinship.”
In the book of Imam Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi and At-Tabaraani the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, “Maintaining good ties with kinship brings love between relatives, and increases wealth, and prolongs life.”

5. Giving charity:

“Whatsoever you spend of anything for Allaah, He will replace it. He is the best of those who grant Sustenance.” - [34:39]

Imaam Bukhaari and Muslim said, Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allaah, ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ, said, “Allaah Almighty says, 'Son of Adam, spend and you will be spent on’.”

In At-Tabaraani, The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ visited Bilaal when he was ill. Bilaal ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ pulled out some dates. The prophet said, 'what is that Bilaal?’

He said, 'dates, I saved for you’.

The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, 'Oh Bilaal, spend it and do not fear it becoming less’.

In At-Tirmidhi, The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said, “I can take an oath on 3 things: [one of them] Sadaqah (charity) does not reduce one’s wealth.”

Imaam Aboo Bakr al-Aajuree  رحمه الله رحمة واسعة, said in his Poem when will I?

A person when reading the Quraan his concern should not be, when will I complete this Soorah?

His concern should be:

When will I be enriched by Allaah  سبحانه و تعالى , Glorified and Exalted be He ] so I am only in need of Him and no one else? 

When will I be of the Pious ones? 

When I will be of those who have true reliance upon Allaah  سبحانه و تعالى ? 

When will I become of those who have awe and humility of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى?

When will I become of the patient ones?

When will I become of the truthful ones? 

When will I become of those who truly fear Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ? 

When will I become from those who hope in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ? 

When will I become from those who abstain from the world? 

When will I have desire for the Hereafter? 

When will I make a true repentance from sins? 

When will I recognise the numerous blessings? 

When will I be grateful for them? 

When will I realise what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is addressing me with? 

When will I reflect upon what I am reciting? 

When will I control my soul over its wants? 

When will I strive a true striving for Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ? 

When will I safeguard my tongue? 

When will I lower my gaze? 

When will I protect my private parts (from illegal relations)? 

When will I be shy from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى  with a true shyness? 

When will I busy myself with my own faults? 

When will I rectify my affairs which have become corrupted? 

When will I take account of myself? 

When will I prepare provisions (good deeds) for the day of my return (to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى 

When will I be pleased with Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ? 

When will I take heed from the warnings of the Quraan? 

When will I love what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى loves? 

When will I hate what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى  hates? 

When will I busy myself with the remembrance of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى than being busy with the remembrance of others?  

When will I do actions sincerely for Allaah سبحانه و تعالى 

When will I reduce my false hopes? 

When will I prepare for my death when my lifespan will come to an end? 

When will I build for my life in the grave? 

When will I reflect and ponder over the Day of Standing and its hardships? 

When will I take heed in what my Lord has warned me regarding the Fire and its severe heat? 

[Taken from the magnificent book- The Manners of Those Who  Carry The Quraan by Imaam Aboo Bakr Al-Aajuree رحمه الله رحمة واسعة]

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Know that every habit comes by getting used to it. Get used to being patient and doing good. Be patient against whatever befalls you. It will make you fear Allaah
—  ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab radiallahu anhu , Taareekh At-Tabaree (4/306)

Stay away from what many of the women are doing Today!

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (May Allaah preserve him)

“It is upon the woman who fears Allaah and the hereafter to stay away from what many of the women are doing today such as being lackadaisical with the hijaab and easy-going with wearing decorative garments when going outside and being lax with using perfume when going out of the house and intermingling with men and joking with them.

Allaah, the Most High, said to His Prophet’s wives:

Then do not be soft in speech, lest he in whose heart there is a disease (of fornication) should be moved with desire. But rather speak in an honorable manner.” [Ahzaab: 32]

If a woman has a need to speak to a man that is not one of her mahaarim, she may speak to him, but with a casual tone that has no softness or gentleness in it, and not in a joking or laughing manner.

Rather her speech must be ordinary and in accordance with what necessity dictates – i.e. a question and an answer – as per the need only.

She must not speak in a tone that appears friendly, laughing or teasing, or in a mellow or beautiful voice, thus stirring the desire of the one who has a disease in his heart. 

This is based on Allaah’s saying: “But rather speak in an honorable manner.” [Ahzaab: 32]

So the Muslim women of today must fear Allaah with respect to themselves and their societies.”

[Taken from ‘Four Essays On The Obligation Of Veiling’ Chapter: Advice To Muslim Women by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, p. 72]

If you truly love one another for the sake of Allaah, then correct eachother, (with hikma) share benefits (Al fawaa'id), remind eachother of Allah (fear Allaah). If you you truly love me or she or him for the sake of Allah, cause would you like to see the one whom you care about on the day of judgement to be thrown in djahanam?(i.e hell) or would you like to be with them in djanah (i.e paradise) hand in hand shoulder by shoulder entering paradise in peace? ..

Women Being Careless in their Hijaab and Speech

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan Hafidahullah

“It is upon the woman who fears Allaah and the hereafter to stay away from what many of the women are doing today such as being lackadaisical with the hijaab and easy-going with wearing decorative garments when going outside and being lax with using perfume when going out of the house and intermingling with men and joking with them.

Allaah, the Most High, said to His Prophet’s wives:

“Then do not be soft in speech, lest he in whose heart there is a disease (of fornication) should be moved with desire. But rather speak in an honorable manner.” [Ahzaab: 32]

If a woman has a need to speak to a man that is not one of her mahaarim, she may speak to him, but with a casual tone that has no softness or gentleness in it, and not in a joking or laughing manner.

Rather her speech must be ordinary and in accordance with what necessity dictates – i.e. a question and an answer – as per the need only.

She must not speak in a tone that appears friendly, laughing or teasing, or in a mellow or beautiful voice, thus stirring the desire of the one who has a disease in his heart. This is based on Allaah’s saying:

“But rather speak in an honorable manner.” [Ahzaab: 32]

So the Muslim women of today must fear Allaah with respect to themselves and their societies.”

[Taken from “Four Essays On The Obligation Of Veiling”. Chapter: “Advice To Muslim Women” by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, p. 72]

Two sets of eyes have been forbidden from the Fire: an eye that weeps from the fear of Allaah, and an eye that has spent the night protecting Islaam and its people from the people of disbelief.
—   Prophet  Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم, Sahih al-Jami’ #3136