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it is disbelief

Source: Shabakat ul-Imaam al-Aajoory 

“Having ill thoughts of Allaah”

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) comments:

Having ill thoughts of Allaah, ta’aala, is kufr (disbelief). He, ta’aala, said: {…they thought wrongly of Allaah – the thought of ignorance}, and He, ta’aala, said: {…who think evil thoughts about Allaah: for them is a disgraceful torment; and the Anger of Allaah is upon them, and He has cursed them and prepared Hell for them – and worst indeed is that destination}.”


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leave it to Him

Source: Fataawa; Shaykh Mandakaar’s website

“Allaah will not decree for us except that which is good for us”

Shaykh Falaah bin Ismaa’eel Mandakaar (hafidhahullaah) says:

“What you must do is make du’aa. As for what happens after that, leave it to Allaah, because Allaah will not decree for us except that which is good for us. So we make du’aa and say ‘yaa Rabb, yaa Rabb,’ but if contrary to what we want happens, we must be pleased because this is what Allaah has decreed for us.

So that which Allaah decreed is what is good, and we don’t know where the good is. So you wish to, for example, marry such-and-such person; it is true that what is apparent from his state now is good, but you don’t know, this may change tomorrow into evil and a hundred evils. And what we don’t see as good today, may (actually) be what is good, as Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, said: {It may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allaah knows but you do not know}.

We must have good thoughts of Allaah, and believe that whatever Allaah decreed is that which is good for us.”


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despite your weakness

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; At-tafweedh, Ath-thiqqa billaah; Volume 1, p. 542-546
Translator’s note: Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) mentioned that there are some objections to the book Madaarij us-Saalikeen, such as having a trace of Sufism, as Ibn ul-Qayyim wrote it before the Salafi Manhaj became clear to him [refer to silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor tape no. 437]; however, the Arabic text for the following translation has been checked and approved by Shaykh Maahir al-Qahtaanee (hafidhahullaah)

“Thus, whatever is for him from it, it will come to him despite his weakness”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) says:

The one who entrusts his affair to Allaah does not do so except because of his wish that He decrees for him whatever is good for him in his worldly life and his hereafter, even if that which is decreed for him is contrary to what he thinks would be good. So he is pleased with it, because he knows that it is good for him, even if the good aspect of it is hidden from him.

And (the slave) is certain that his ability is in the Hand of Allaah, not in his hand. So He is its Owner, not him, for if He did not give him ability, he would be incapable. Hence, he does not move except by (the help of) Allaah, not by himself; so his salvation is only by Allaah, not by his work.

So the one for whom Allaah decreed something, and allotted a share of provision or obedience or condition or knowledge or other than that, then it will inevitably happen to him; and the one for whom that has not been allotted, then he absolutely has no way to it, just as he has no way to fly up to the sky and to carry the mountains.  So in this same manner, he cannot oppose what has been allotted. Thus, whatever is for him from it, it will come to him despite his weakness, and whatever is not for him from it, he will not attain it (even) with his power.”


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Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 59, p. 236

“Al-Haseeb, Al-Kaafee – (the Sufficient)”

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Razzaaq al-Badr (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“And whenever the slave has good thoughts of Allaah, great hope for what is with Him, true tawakkul (trust) in Him, then indeed Allaah will never disappoint him. And the slave should not consider Allaah’s sufficing him to be slow if he has taken the means for it, for Allaah will accomplish His purpose at the time that He has decreed for him, and this is why He, ta’aala, said: {And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish His purpose. Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things}.

Ibn ul-Qayyim, rahimahullaah, said: ‘So when He mentioned His sufficiency for the one who puts his trust in Him, perhaps that would make one think that the sufficiency will be hastened at the time of (the slave having) tawakkul, so He said after it: {Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things}, i.e., a time which He will not exceed, thus He will make it come at the time that He has decreed for him. So the one who puts his trust (in Allaah) should not be hasty and say: ‘I had tawakkul and made du’aa, but I did not see anything and the sufficiency did not happen to me,’ because Allaah will accomplish His purpose at the time that He has decreed for him.'”


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