A True Companion
ﻗــــﺎﻝ ﺍﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﺯﻳﺪ ﺍﻟﻤﺪﺧﻠﻲ – ﺭﺣﻤﻪ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ –
( ﺍﻟﺼﺎﺣﺐ ﺑﺤﻖ ﻫﻮ ﺍﻟﺬﻱ ﻳﻌﻴﻦ ﺃﺧﺎﻩ ﺑﻘﺪﺭ ﻣﺎ ﻳﺴﺘﻄﻴﻊ ﻭﻟﻮ ﺑﻜﻠﻤﺔ ﺍﻟﺨﻴﺮ
ﺍﻟﻄﻴﺒﺔ، ﻭﻳﻌﻴﻨﻪ ﺑﺎﻟﻨﺼﻴﺤﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻧﻔﺴﻪ، ﻭﺇﺫﺍ ﻧﺴﻲ ﺷﻴﺌﺎ ﺫﻛﺮﻩ، ﻟﻴﻘﻮﻡ
ﺑﺤﻖ ﺍﻟﺼﺤﺒﺔ ﻻﺳﻴﻤﺎ ﻓﻴﻤﺎ ﻳﺘﻌﻠﻖ ﺑﺄﻣﻮﺭ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﻳﺬﻛﺮﻩ ﻭﻳﻨﺼﺢ ﻟﻪ،
ﻭﻳﺴﺪﻱ ﻟﻪ ﺍﻟﻤﻌﺮﻭﻑ، ﻓﻜﻞ ﺫﻟﻚ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻮﻓﺎﺀ ﺑﺎﻟﺼﺤﺒﺔ، ﻭﺃﻣﺎ ﻣﻦ ﺇﺫﺍ
ﻧﺴﻴﺖ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺬﻛﺮﻙ، ﻭﺇﺫﺍ ﺍﺣﺘﺠﺖ ﺇﻟﻴﻪ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻌﻨﻚ؛ ﻓﺈﻧﻪ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻘﻢ ﺑﺤﻖ
ﺍﻟﺼﺤﺒﺔ؛ ﻷﻧﻪ ﻟﻢ ﻳﻌﺮﻑ ﻗﺪﺭﻫﺎ ﻭﻗﺪﺭ ﻣﺎ ﻳﺘﺮﺗﺐ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻮﻓﺎﺀ ﻣﻊ ﺍﻷﺻﺤﺎﺏ .
(ﻋﻮﻥ ﺍﻷﺣﺪ ﺍﻟﺼﻤﺪ ﺑﺸﺮﺡ ﺍﻷﺩﺏ ﺍﻟﻤﻔﺮﺩ ( ١٦٦/١ )
Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhali (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
The one who is truly a companion is the one who aids his brother according to that which he (the one reminding) is able to do, even if it is with the statement of good. He aids him by way of giving (his brother) the (beneficial) advice (even if that advice goes) against him. When he forgets anything, he reminds him in order that he (i.e. the one reminding) establishes the rights of companionship. (This is) especially in that which is connected to the matters of the religion. He reminds him, advises him and does good to him. All of that is from fulfilling the rights of companionship. As for the one who doesn’t remind you when you forget, and he doesn’t aid you when you are in need of him, (then) indeed he has not established the rights of companionship. That’s because he doesn’t know its status and the status of that which comes as a result of fulfilling (rights of companionship) with the companions (that he have).
Source: ‘Awnul-Ahad as-Samad Bi Sharh al-Adab al-Mufrad, V.1 pg. 166
Translated By: Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
11th Of Dhul Qid’ah, 1435( 6th of September, 2014)
Masjid Nur Allah,LeFrack City, Corona, NYC
"Whenever I Saw A Man From The Ahlul Hadeeth, It Was As If I Saw The Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam Alive"
Imaam Ash Shafi’ee Rahimahullah
[Sharaf Ashaabul Hadeeth p.47]
If Only The Servant Was To Be Patient At The Door Of Allah
One of the Salaf, al Imām Fudayl bin Iyād (رضي الله عنه) said,
“I learned patience from a small boy. On my way to the Masjid one day, I came across a woman beating her son at home. As he was yelling and screaming, he managed to open the door and flee. So his mother locked the door on him. When I returned from the Masjid, I found the boy after having cried and wept sleeping at the door of his home longing for his mother. So his mother’s heart softened and she opened the door for him.” Upon witnessing that, Fudayl bin Iyād cried until his beard became wet with tears, and then he said “SubhānAllāh! If only the servant was to be patient at the door of Allāh, Allāh would surely open it!”
[Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (6/22)]
"The Knowledge Of Hadith Is Your Flesh And Blood And You Will Be Asked Concerning It On The Day Of Judgement, So Look Who You Are Taking It From"
Imam Maalik (d.179H) [ al-Muhaddith al-Fasil p.416] and [ al-Kifayah p.21 of al-Khatib]
My sister you also have a responsibility in the dawah. You have a role in the dawah. The people will look at you my sisters, they will look at your behaviour, manners and etiquette and you will either be a cause for them to be tuned to the direction of Islam… Or you may be the cause of turning them away from Islam
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لم أرَ خليلاً يرفع قدر خليله گَـالقرآن فطوبى لمن اتخذَ
"I have never seen a companion/friend that raises the value/status of his friend like the Qur’aan, so glad tidings to whoever took Qur’aan as a companion".
It is narrated that the wife of Ibn Mas’ood (May Allaah be pleased with them both) requested from him a Jilbaab (an outer garment) and he said: “I fear that you will leave the Jilbaab of Allaah which He has covered you with.”
She said: “What is that?”
He said: “Your house.”
[Source: A Women’s Guided to Raising a family, by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (May Allaah preserve him), page 9]
Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
تقبل الله منا ومنكم صالح الأعمال
May Allaah accept our Ramadan and allow us to enter in the door of Ar-rayyan! Ameen! Love you sisters for the sake of Allah az’al wajal, have a blessed eid with your family and loved ones bithnillaah.
Reminder to myself first!
The month of Ramadan is coming to an end and we must ask ourselves, what have we gained out of this Beloved month? The month were everyone was trying to rush to deeds as fast as they could. Some would stand up in prayer through the nights. Some would give out Sadaqaah. Some would finish the Qur’an 10+ during this month. Most were dealing with hunger and thirst through the long hours of the day and Alhamdulillaah it was all worth it. But does it stop here? Does it stop when Ramadan goes? La!!! Ramadan is a month where we revive our eemaan and build a schedule in were we worship Allaah through the days and nights, so that when Ramadan goes, we continue these deeds! The qiyam, sawm and so on.
Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali said:
"Slaves of Allaah! The month of Ramadan is determined to leave and there are but a few days left of it. Those of you who have done good should complete it (in goodness) and whoever has neglected it then let him end it in goodness since actions are according to their ending. So enjoy the few nights and days that are left and bid it farewell by performing good deeds which can be witness for you with Al-Malik Al-‘Alam, and see it off by parting with the most pure greeting and salam." [Lata’ef Al-Ma’arif, P. 386]
So lets all try to end of Ramadan with a good ending, and pure intentions bithnillaah. May Allaah accept this Ramadan from us, may Allaah forgive us and may Allaah allows us to enter His Jannah tul-Firdows!! Allaahumma ameen.
Baraka’Allaahu Feekunnaa. Asalamu’ alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu!