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after repenting from sins

Source: Sayd ul-Khaatir; Chapter 249, p. 343
Asaheeha Translations 

“I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come”

Shaykh Ibn aj-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) says:

“If you fall into a hardship that is hard to be free from, you can’t (do anything) but make du’aa and take refuge in Allaah, after repenting from sins, because sins necessitate punishment, so if they disappear by repentance from them, the reason (for punishment) is lifted. So if you repented and made du’aa, and did not see any trace of response, then look into your affair. Maybe the repentence was not sound, so correct it then make du’aa and don’t become tired of making du’aa. Maybe the good is in delaying the response, and maybe the good is not in responding, so you will be rewarded and responded by being referred to what benefits you, and it would be beneficial for you to not be given what you requested, but rather to be given other than it as a replacement.

So if iblees comes and says: ‘How much did you call upon Him and did not see any response?’ Then say: ‘I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come. But maybe its delay is due to some good, and even if it doesn’t happen, worship and humility takes place.’ So take care not to ask for something except by combining it with asking for that which is good, because the occurance of many a wish from the dunyaa was a cause for destruction.”

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  1. [59] Question: I read the introduction of a book written by a contemporary author – the name of the book is Al-Muqtanee al-‘Aatir – in which he claims to be verifying the book Sayd Al-Khaatir of Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee, may Allaah have mercy on him. In the introduction of this book, I read some phrases in which he talks about Ibn Al-Jawzee saying about him: “He was a staunch Jahmee” and about Adh-Dhahabee: “This is vile recklessness from Adh-Dhahabee.” What is your view on these statements?

    Answer: Yes, Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee, may Allaah have mercy on him, had errors no doubt. This book of his, Sayd Al-Khaatir, has many errors in Creed in it – on the subject of Allaah’s Attributes, which was influenced by the view of those who make ta’weel (misinterpretation) of the Attributes. There is no doubt about this. He was a noble Imaam, a Muhaddith, a Faqeeh, a Mufassir and an expert in the Islaamic Sciences.However, he has errors in his books, amongst which is this book Sayd Al-Khaatir. There are words in this book that are not good regarding Allaah’s Attributes and misinterpreting them. However, he is not considered a Jahmee.We hope that Allaah will forgive and pardon him, yet we avoid these errors and do not accept them, whether they come from Ibn Al-Jawzee or anyone else.The same goes for Imaam Adh-Dhahabee, may Allaah have mercy on him. He is a noble scholar from the students of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah. But he is not free from error.

    Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan
    [Al-Ajwibah Al-Mufeedah: pg. 119-120]

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