يَسْتَخْفُونَ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَلَا يَسْتَخْفُونَ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَهُوَ مَعَهُمْ إِذْ يُبَيِّتُونَ مَا لَا يَرْضَىٰ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ..

They conceal [their evil intentions and deeds] from the people,
but they cannot conceal [them] from Allah ,

and He is with them [in His knowledge] when they spend the night in such as He does not accept of speech.

— Quraan 4 : 108

يَسْتَخْفُونَ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَلَا يَسْتَخْفُونَ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَهُوَ مَعَهُمْ إِذْ يُبَيِّتُونَ مَا لَا يَرْضَىٰ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ…

They conceal [their evil intentions and deeds] from the people,

but they cannot conceal [them] from Allah ,

and He is with them [in His knowledge] when they spend the night in such as He does not accept of speech. 

— Quraan 4 : 108 

The Prophet ﷺ did not differ nor distinguish himself from his Companions.

Anas bin Malik said: “Once, while we were sitting with the Messenger of God ﷺ in the Masjid, a man on his camel approached. After he tied it with a rope, he asked: ‘Who amongst you is Muhammad?’ أَيُّكُمْ مُحَمَّدٌ ؟
The Messenger of God ﷺ was sitting on the ground while he was leaning, with his Companions.
we said to him : ‘This white man leaning on the ground.’ — Sunan Abi Dawud, 486

One year, when al-Asma’i was on his way to perform hajj, a bedouin carrying a large sword and a long spear confronted him. It was quite obvious that he was a highway robber. He came near al-Asma’i and instead of fleeing or attempting to escape, al-Asma’i drew nearer to him. He extended greetings of peace to the robber. The latter responded and then asked, “Where are you from?” “I am a poor man on a journey,” was al-Asma’i’s reply. “Do you have anything with you?” asked the robber. “Yes, I have with me the Quran,” answered al-Asma’i. “And what is the Quran?” asked the robber. “It is the speech of Allah ‘Azza wa Jall,” said al-Asma’i. “And does Allah have speech?” “Yes,” replied al-Asma’i. “Then let me hear some of His speech,” said the robber.
Al-Asma’i recited the following verse:
وَفِي السَّمَاء رِزْقُكُمْ وَمَا تُوعَدُونَ
And in the heaven is your provision, and that which you are promised [adh-Dhaariyaat : 22]
When the robber heard these words, he began to cry, and threw down his sword and spear, and said, “Perish the highway robber, who seeks sustenence on the Earth, when it is really in the heavens!” Al-Asma’i was very much pleased to see the quick transformation of the robber. On the following year, when al-Asma’i went to perform Hajj again, he saw the former robber- whose face now had the signs of faith written on it- clinging to the curtain of the Kaa’ba.
It was late in the night and he was saying, “O my Lord, the eyes are sleeping and every loved one is with his beloved. The gates of all kings are now closed, but Your gate is open to those who ask of You. Would that I knew whether You accepted this night of worship from me…”

It is reported that a man once went to Ibrahim bin Adham and said,
“Oh Abu Ishaaq, I continually wrong my own self, and I turn away from everything that invites me to improve my way of life.” Ibrahim said, “If you can fulfill five conditions, then sinning will never harm you, and you can fulfill your desires as much as you want.”
“Tell me those conditions,” exclaimed the man.
“As for the first, if you want to disobey Allah, then do not eat from His sustenence,” said Ibrahim.
“What then will I eat, for everything on the earth is from His sustenence?” said the man.
“Listen,” said Ibrahim. “Are you being sensible when you eat from His sustenence while you are disobedient to Him?”
“No,” said the man. “What is the second condition?”
“If you want to disobey Allah, then do not live in any of His lands,” said Ibrahim. “This is even worse than the first. All that is in the East and West belong to Him. So where then will I live?”
“Listen,” said Ibrahim. “If you insist on disobeying Him while you eat from His sustenence and live in His lands, then at least look for some spot where He cannot see you, and disobey Him there.”
“O Ibrahim!” exclaimed the man. “How can I do that, when He even knows the deepest secrets that are in the breasts of men? What is the fourth condition?” he asked despondently.
“When the angel of death comes to take your soul, then say to him, ‘Give me some respite, so that I can repent sincerely and perform good deeds.’”
“When the time comes, the angel will not accept that plea from me,” said the man.
“Listen,” said Ibrahim. “If you cannot put off death in order to repent, then how do you expect to be saved?”
“Tell me the fifth condition,” said the man.
“When the guardians of Hell-fire come to take you away on the Day of Resurrection, don’t go with them.”
“They won’t let me go!” exclaimed the man. “Then how do you expect to be saved?” asked Ibrahim. “Stop, stop! That is enough for me,” said the man. “I ask Allah to forgive me and I indeed repent to Him.”

• Hide your good deeds •

On the report of ‘Asim who said: “When Abu Wa’el would pray at home he would cry and sob, and if the world were to be given to him so that he does it in the presence of someone, he would not do it.” — [Al-Hiliya (tahdhibiya), 1/385]

On the report of Al-‘Amash who said: “I was with Ibrahim Al-Nikh’ee while he was reciting from the Qur’an and a person requested to enter, so he covered the Qur’an. He said: ‘I don’t want him to see that I read the Qur’an at every hour’” — [Sifat Al-Safwa, 3/59]

On the report of Al-‘Amash who said: “When Abdulrahman bin Abi Layla used to pray and someone walked in, he went and slept on his bed.“ — [Al-Siyar (tahdhibiya) 1/494]

Al-Falas said: I heard Ibn Abi ‘Uday say:

Dawud bin Abi Hind fasted for forty years without his family knowing , he sold clothes and would carry his lunch with him and give it in charity on the way (to work). — [Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala, 20/6]

Bishr bin Al-Harith said: “Don’t do good deeds so that to be known, hide your good deeds as you would hide your sins” — [Al-Siyar (tahdhibiya), 2/886]

Qais bin Sa’ad bin ‘Ubada fell ill one time so his companions were slow to visit him.

He asked about them and it was said to him: “They are embarrassed because of the debt they owe you”.

He said, “May Allah disgrace the money which prevents the visit of companions”.

He then ordered a person to call out: “Whoever is indebted to Qais then he has forgiven him of his debt”.

His doorstep broke that evening from the amount of visitors!

— [Al-Bas’er wal Thakha’er, 4/241]

Shaykh Abdur-Rahman as-Sa’di:

“Allah has honored men with beards and has made their beauty and character apparent in it,

so woe to the one who shaves it, for he has disobeyed his Lord openly.

Do all of those that shave their beards think that they have achieved a handsome appearance?  

Surely, they have not, since it shames the face of a man and takes away from its nobility.”

— al-fataawa as-Sa’diyyah p.96-97, Gems and Jewels p. 39


Sincere hearts and righteous supplications are the undefeatable army.

— Sheikh’l Islām Ibn Taymiyyah, in:

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Basement of Masjid Al Aqsa

It’s the entrance to the Maktab. Allow me to give you a tour of some pictures I took:


And past that point my cousin made me stop because it’s ‘disrespectful’. But it’s so beautiful! I pray you all get to visit Palestine. <3 




اللهم اعز الاسلام والمسامين

اللهم أمين

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Aishah [رضى الله عنها] said:

"The Messenger of Allāh [ﷺ] never struck a servant or a woman."

[Abu Dawud, (No. 4786)]


Quran 64:11

مَا أَصَابَ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَمَنْ يُؤْمِنْ بِاللَّهِ يَهْدِ قَلْبَهُ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ
No disaster strikes except by the permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things. (Quran 64:11)

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