❝Sometimes he (Ibn ‘Uthaymin) would go out with his students for a break, like how he would often go swimming with them and also joke around and say, “Throw so and so into the pool!”.
In addition to the lessons he would always have gatherings in his house with his students which had nothing to do with seeking knowledge or teaching; he would just listen to them, their stories, their needs, and he would then go out of his way to help them.❞
— Sh. Salih al-Munajjid. Translated by Abdullah Wafi.
Asalamwalikum, Could you please provide with a list of really good books about the sahabas, the seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and other good islam related books?Also, do you know of a really authentic tafsir book in English and Urdu? I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you.
Wa’alaikomissalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Ma sha Allah a seeker of ilm. I love getting messages like this.
Could you be more specific? Do you need a list of english or arabic books about the sahabah?
For the Tafsir, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saleh Al Uthaymin Rahimahullah recommended some and these are the top two of those books:
Tafseer al-Qur’aan al-‘Azeemby Ibn Katheer Rahimahullah
Tayseer al-Kareem al-Rahmaan fi Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di Rahimahullah
I don’t speak or understand Urdu, so I really can’t recommended one. Forgive me.
“Know that when you deal and interact with your wife then it is mandatory that you think of a [scenario] where a man is the husband of your daughter. How does he treat her? Would you be pleased for him to treat her with harshness and sternness? The answer is no. Therefore, do not be content with treating the daughter of another person in a fashion that you would not be pleased for your daughter to be treated. This principle should be known by all people.”
Committing acts of disobedience, iman decreases according to the class of sin, its amount, the indifference the person has towards it and the strength or weakness of the incentive to perpetrate it.
As for its class and amount; the decrease of iman by major sins is greater than that by the minor sins. The decrement of iman by killing a soul unlawfully is greater than (illegally) devouring valued wealth. Its decrease by two acts of disobedience is greater than one act of disobedience and so on.
As for being indifferent to the sin; if an act of disobedience emanates from a heart that thinks little of who it is disobeying and has little fear of Him, then the resultant decrease will be greater than if it were to emanate from a heart that glorifies Allah and is very fearful of Him except that an act of disobedience inadvertently occurs from him.
Concerning the strength of the motive for committing the sin; if an act of disobedience emerges from a person whose incentives for doing the sin are weak, then the resultant decrease of his iman will be much greater than if it were to emerge from one whose incentives for doing the sin are strong.
This is why the display of arrogance by a poor person and an illegal sexual encounter by an old person are more sinful than the display of arrogance by a rich person and an illegal sexual encounter by a young person. As in the hadith: 'Three (types of people) whom Allah will not speak to. He will not look at them on the Day of Resurrection or sanctify them and they will have a painful punishment.’
Mentioned amongst these three are the gray-haired fornicator and the poor person who is arrogant, because of the lack of strong motives they have for embarking on these disobedient acts.”(Fath al Bariyyah pg. 65)