The Real Faqīh

‘Alī b. Abī Ṭālib – Allah be pleased with him – said:

Shall I not tell you who the real faqīh is? He is one who does not make people despair of Allah’s mercy, yet he does not give them concessions to disobey Allah. He does not make them feel safe from Allah’s plan and he does not leave the Quran.

There is no good in worship that involves no efforts to gain fiqh, and there is no good in seeking fiqh without seeking a thorough understanding. And there is no good in reading without contemplating.

Al-Ājurrī in Akhlāq Al-‘Ulamā’ no. 45, 

Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝The best of those who fast are those who remember Allaah [عز و جل] the most in their fast.❞

[Al-Waabil As-Sayyib]

Promise

وَمَنْ أَوْفَىٰ بِعَهْدِهِ مِنَ اللَّهِ

And who is more faithful to his promise than Allah?

The best of those who fast

Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝The best of those who fast are those who remember Allaah [عز و جل] the most in their fast.❞

[Al-Waabil As-Sayyib]

Istighfār

‎“Increase in Istighfār (Seeking Allāh’s forgiveness), for you don’t know when mercy will descend (upon you).”

‎— Ḥasan al-Baṣrī [لطائف ١\٢٣٢]

Tell my servants

The Quran, verse 14:31

قُلْ لِعِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا يُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَيُنْفِقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ يَوْمٌ لَا بَيْعٌ فِيهِ وَلَا خِلَالٌ

[O Muhammad], tell My servants who have believed to establish prayer and spend from what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, before a Day comes in which there will be no exchange, nor any friendship.

What if

Understand that “what if” comes from shaytaan. What came to you, wouldn’t miss you and what missed you, would never be yours.