The ruling upon the person who recites the Quraan and learns knowledge but he does not act upon these two things


What is the shareeah ruling upon the person who recites the Quraan and learns knowledge but he does not act upon these two things?


This person is just as Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’aala states:

The likeness of those who were entrusted with (the obligation of the) Tawraah but who subsequently failed in those (obligations) is as the likeness of a donkey who carries huge burdens of books. Surah al Jumuah (62) aayah 5

And just as He subhaanahu wa ta’aala stated:

O you who believe! Indeed there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood and hinder (them) from the way of Allaah. Surah at Tawbah (9) aayah 34

And just as He ta’aala stated:

And recite (O Muhammad) to them the story of him to whom We gave our Aayaat, but he threw them away so Shaytaan followed him up and he became of those who went astray. And had We willed, We would surely have elevated him therewith but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his description is the description of a dog; if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out – or if you leave him alone, he still lolls his tongue out. Such is the description of the people who reject our Ayaat. Surah Al A’raaf (7) aayah 175 to 176

So this person is considered one of the scholars of evil, and Allaah’s help is sought.

Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee

Ijaabat us Saail p 305

Translated by Abu Abdir Rahmaan ibn Najam


Hadeeth: “The Two blessings many people lose: Health & Free time” Explained by Shaykh Uthaymeen Rahimahullaah

عن ابن عباس- رضي اللّه عنهما قال قال النّبي صلي اللّه عليه وسلم- نعمتان مغبون فيهما كثير من الناس, الصحة والفراغ

Ibn ‘Abbas Radhi Allaahu ‘anhumma narrated the Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “There are two blessings many people lose: Health and Free time.” [1]

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah said regarding this hadeeth:

The Prophet Salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam spoke the truth about two blessings many of us lose: the benefit of our health and free time.

Many days pass Man by while he has energy and good health. No doubt this is the devils deception, but he doesn’t realize it until he becomes ill. Then he says, “Why didn’t I do such-and-such when I was healthy?” “How did these days pass me by?”

Then there is free time. A person works and his provisions come to him easily. He doesn’t need to search for a job to support himself. After some time, he finds himself preoccupied with seeking work and other means of support. This is when he realizes he was cheated out of his free time, as he didn’t accomplish anything.

For that reason the Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “There are two blessings which many people lose…”

We learn that some people don’t lose the advantage of free time or good health. These people are grounded and determind, fully appreciate their health and time, and are aware of these bounties. Furthermore, they understand that time passes faster than they can conceive.

How many people put off death for a long time, and then all of sudden it comes to them? How many people are careless about a blessing, and then one day it disappears?

While someone is in sound health he says, “When I’m old, I won’t have the ability to work.” Then suddenly he’s afflicted with a chronic illness that prevents him from working.

This is the way of this life, and no one is safe from it, so one must be farsighted. This is similiar to the speech of the Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “Take from your good health before your sickness and your life before your death.”

[1] Saheeh al-Bukharee 5933

[Sharh Saheeh al-Bukharee || Kitaabar-Riqaaq || The book of Heart Softners || Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen || Page 1-2]

Hadeeth: ”When the son of Adam wakes up in the morning, all the limbs humble themselves before the tongue & say..

The Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:
”When the son of Adam wakes up in the morning, all the limbs humble themselves before the tongue and say: ”Fear Allaah for our sake, (for) we are with you; if you are upright, we will be upright; and if you are crooked, we will become crooked.”

[Reported by Tirmidhee Number 2407: Chapter: What has been reported concerning preservation of the tongue] [Hadeeth Delared Hasan By Imaam Albaani]

Question: Who will have a worse punishment (in the Hereafter): The sinners or the innovators?

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Question: Who will have a worse punishment (in the Hereafter): The sinners or the innovators?

Answer The innovators will have a worse punishment, since innovations are worse than sins. Innovations are more beloved to the Devil than sins because (it is likely that) the sinner may repent –

Sufyaan Ath-Thawree, may Allaah have mercy on him, said:
“Innovation is more beloved to Iblees (the Devil) than sins. This is because sins are repented from whereas innovations are not repented from.”

(Majmoo’-ul-Fataawaa (11/472))

The Prophet said:

“Verily Allaah has prevented repentance from every person of innovation.”

(Silsilat-ul-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (1620))

– but as for the innovator, then very rarely does he repent because he thinks that he is upon the truth. This is contrary to the sinner for he knows that he is disobeying Allaah and that he is committing a sinful deed. As for the innovator, he considers himself to be obeying Allaah and to be upon obedience. This is why innovation – and Allaah’s refuge is sought – is worse than sin. And this is why the Salaf warned the people from sitting and gathering with the innovators –

Al-Hasan Al-Basree, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:
“Do not sit with a person of innovation, for indeed he will put a disease in your heart.”

(Al-I’tisaam of Ash-Shaatibee (1/72) verified by Saleem Al-Hilaalee and Al-Bid’a wan-Nahee ‘anhaa of Ibn Waddaah (pg. 54))

Ash-Shaatibee (158) said:

“Indeed the saved sect – and they are Ahl-us-Sunnah – are commanded to disassociate themselves from the people of innovations, to expel them, and to punish severely anyone that follows in their direction, whether by killing them or less than that. And the scholars have warned us against accompanying and gathering with them.”

I (the compiler) say : may Allaah have mercy on the Salaf (predecessors). They did not leave behind any person of innovation except that they subdued him and warned against him.

– for they would influence those whom they sat with, and their danger is great. There is no doubt that innovation is worse than sin and that the danger of the innovator is worse to the people than the danger of the sinner. –

Concerning the danger of the people of innovation, Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, said:
“If it were not for those whom Allaah placed to repel the danger of them [meaning the innovators], the Religion would have been corrupted. Their corruption is worse than the corruption caused by the conquering of the enemies at times of war. For indeed, when they conquer, they do not corrupt hearts or the Religion found in them, except for a while. But as for these people [i.e. the innovators], then they corrupt the hearts from the very beginning.”

(Majmoo’-ul-Fataawaa: (28/232)

He (Ibn Taimiyyah) also said (20/103):

“The people of innovation are worse than the people of lustful sins, according to the Sunnah and the Ijmaa’ (consensus).”

– This is why the Salaf would say:

“Being moderate while upon the Sunnah is better than exerting oneself while upon Innovation.”

[This statement is reported from Ibn Mas’ood, may Allaah be pleased with him. Refer to Al-Laalikaa’ee (1/188, no. 114), Al-Ibaanah (1/320, no. 161) and As-Sunnah of Ibn Nasr (30).]

Reference: Beneficial Answers to Questions on Innovated Methodologies by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan Hafithahullaah. (Beneficial footnotes by Jamaal bin Fareehan Al-Harithee). Pg. 31-32


I believe that the Salafee manhaj is the truth, however the character of the Salafees runs me away from this manhaj

Q&A With Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool (Part 2)
Author: Shaykh Ahmad ibn ‘Umar Baazmool (hafidhahullaah Ta’aala)

Questions posed by Anwar Wright & Abu Yusuf Khaleefah

Translated by Anwar Wright

Eighth Question:

Some people say “I believe that the Salafee manhaj is the truth, however the character of the Salafees runs me away from this manhaj.”


The answer to this question is from many aspects.

The first, did you accept Islam and follow the Salafee manhaj for the people or for Allaah? (Did you accept it) for Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, (and) to follow His religion, and to seek the reward from Him, the High and Exalted. You do not seek the reward from the people. If the people make mistakes, then stay away from their mistakes. And the one who mixes with the people and is patient upon their harm is better than those who do not mix with the people. This is the first thing.

The second thing: if you find from your brothers some opposition, mistakes and bad manners and they are Salafees, then you advise them and clarify to them, and be diligent upon guiding them.

Thirdly, by Allaah, your Salafee brothers with their bad manners that you complain about, they are – by Allaah – better than the hizbees, those whom you claim to possess praiseworthy mannerisms.

Fourthly, the Salafee with his manners is more lofty than the hizbee who has manners. This is because the hizbee is lowly and disgraced due to his hizbiyyah, and his oppositions to the truth.

Fifthly, we say to you O brother, (that) shaytaan in regards to these Salafee is diligent upon causing conflicts and disputes between them and trying to corrupt their mannerisms, so let not you be a prey for shaytaan that he distances you from your Salafee brothers. Also shaytaan is far from those hizbees, because shaytaan doesn’t come to a house that’s already destroyed. Just as some of the Salaf would say – I think al-Awzaa’ee or other than him:

“Ahlus Sunnah causes the people to flee or isolate away from them.“

Why? Because Shaytaan comes to them and tries to lure them and tries to flee the people away from them. As for the people of innovation, they have calmness and tranquility, so shaytaan can use them as a trap to (misguide) the people. So beware, beware that you be deceived by the good mannerisms of these people and you fall into their trap, for verily this is nothing but poison and it is destruction. And beware, beware that you flee from the truth because of some alienation or some bad dealings that you find from your brothers.

Then – may Allaah not decree – if you do stumble across this matter, if you remain patient and seek your reward with Allaah, you will find your reward with Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic. So beware of the likes of this affair, may Allaah bless you.

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A believer will say on the Day of Judgment: I have major sins too! – Shaykh Sulayman Ar Ruhaylee

Shaykh Sulayman Ar Ruhaylee:

A man from the believers, a person of Tawheed, will be brought forth on the Day of Judgment. It will be said:

اعْرِضُوا عَلَيْهِ صِغَارَ ذُنُوبِهِ وَيُخَبَّأُ عَنْهُ كِبَارُهَا ، فَيُقَالُ لَهُ :عَمِلْتَ يَوْمَ كَذَا وَكَذَا , كَذَا، وَهُوَ مُقِرٌّ, لا يُنْكِرُ، وَهُوَ مُشْفِقٌ مِنْ كِبَارِهَا
Present to him his minor sins and conceal from him his major sins. Thus it will be said to him: On this day you did such and such, and this and that. And he will affirm that and he will not deny it. And he will be afraid lest his major sins be presented.

His minor actions will be presented to him, his minor sins. On this day you did such and such, and this and that. And he will affirm that and he will not deny these sins. But his heart will be terrified that his major sins will be mentioned; full of fear from his major sins.

فَيُقَالُ : أَعْطُوهُ مَكَانَ كُلِّ سَيِّئَةٍ عَمِلَهَا حَسَنَةً
It will be said: Give him in place of every sin he did; a good deed.

It will be said: Give him in place of every sin he did; a good deed. Allah will pardon his sins and honor him by replacing them with good deeds.

فَيَقُولُ : إِنَّ لِي ذُنُوبًا مَا أَرَاهَا
Thus he will say: Verily I have sins which I do not see!

After he had been terrified that his major sins would be mentioned, he began to hope they would be mentioned so they would be replaced with good deeds.

So when the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ mentioned that:

ضَحِكَ حَتَّى بَدَتْ نَوَاجِذُهُ
He smiled until his molar teeth became visible.

This was due to the situation of this man. He was terrified, petrified, frightened that his major sins would be mentioned. But when he saw the generosity of Allah, he desired them, so he started to look for them. He said: ‘Verily I have sins which I do not see.’ Meaning: the major sins which were concealed from him. He said this so his major sins could be exchanged for good deeds. So the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ smiled about that until his molar teeth became visible.

This hadith has been collected by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad. And it has been declared authentic by Al Albani.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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Beautiful advice from Abu Uwais! What is your connection with Allaah!?

Abu Uwais:

But we need to ask ourselves some questions, from today, What is my connection with Allaah tabaaraka wa ta3aala? Am I close with Allaah tabaraaka wa ta3aala? Do I do more obediences? or do I commit more ma’aasi, more sins? do I put myself in a position where I try to please Allaah or do I do those matters which Allaah hates? This is a question we have to ask and this is also from the way of the salaf us saalih, to judge oneself before one is judged, judge our situation, judge our state! How is our Salawaat (Prayers)? hows our tilawah (recitation) of the Qur’aan? How is our ordering of what is good and forbidding that which is bad? How is our goodness to parents? How is our goodness to the neighbour, hows our islamic brotherhood? How are we!? Like ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullaah described those upon the sunnah, they fulfill the rights of Allaah, and they don’t forget the rights of the creatures. They fulfill the rights of Allaah, and they dont forget the rights of the creatures. We have to begin to reflect on these issues, we have to begin to understand that this existence hayaatud-dunya (the life of this world), this is our only chance! We are in the abode of examination, it was never meant to stay here, we’re not meant to stay here, we’re moving on! Now we have to judge ourselves before we are judged! What is our connection with our Rabb (Lord)? Do we remember Allaah tabaaraka wa ta3aala more than anything or anyone else, or do we remember the dunya (world) more than anything or anyone else? Are we striving for al-jannah, for paradise, that is as vast as the heavens and the earth? Do we believe in the Jannah that Allaah tabaaraka wa ta3aala has described in the Qur’aan and the Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam has described in the Sunnah?

Listen to the rest here in shaa Allaah:

What is your connection with Allaah? – Abu Uwais Rahimahullaah –