Ibn Al-Jawzi (rahimahu Allah) said:

And we have narrated about a man who sought permission to enter upon the judge of judges, Ibn Abi Dawood. The man said: “Tell him it’s Abu Ja’far at the door”. When he heard this, he shook and said, “Allow him in!”.

The man walked in and Ibn Abi Dawood stood up, greeted him and offered his kindness, gave him five thousand, and then bade him farewell.

It was said to him: “You do this with a common person?!”

He said: “I was once poor and he was a friend of mine. I went to him one time and told him: ‘I am hungry’. He said to me: ‘Sit down’.

He left and came back with grilled food, sweets, and bread. He said: ‘Eat’. I said to him: ‘Eat with me’.

He said, ‘No’. I said: ‘By Allah, I will not eat unless you eat with me’. So when he ate, blood fell from his mouth.

I said to him: ‘What is this?‘

He replied: ‘Sickness‘. I said: ‘By Allah, you must tell me‘.


He said: ‘When you came to me, I did not own anything, and my teeth was covered with a strip of gold, so I removed it and sold it’.  

Shouldn’t I reward such a man?!”

— Saaid Al-Khatir, P. 724

“Allah (‘azza wa jaal) made the believer’s strength in his heart and did not make it in his limbs,

don’t you see a weak old man fast the hot days and stand (in prayer) at night while a young man is unable to do that”

— Ibn ‘Ijlan (rahimahu Allah) 

[Sifat Al-Safwa, 3/341]

Talha bin ‘Abdulrahman bin ‘Awf was the most generous of Quraish during his time so his wife said to him one day,


“I have not seen people more base than your brothers.”


He said, “Why is that?”

She said, “I see that when you become rich, they keep to you, and when you become poor, they leave you!”

He said to her, “By Allah, this is from the generosity of their good conduct!

They come to us while we are able to be generous to them and they leave us in the time we’re unable to fulfill their rights”

Al-Imam Al-Mawridi commented on this story:

“Look at how he interpreted, through his generosity, this interpretation until he made their ugly act a good one, and their apparent betrayal, a loyal one.

And by Allah, this indicates that a healthy heart is a comfort in this world and riches in the Hereafter, and a reason to enter Jannah.

{ And We will have removed whatever is within their breasts of resentment. }


— Quraan 7:43

Shaykh Al-Fawzan was asked  the following question: 

‘Why can’t we see Allah in this life?’ ?

The Shaykh (May Allah preserve him) said,

”This is because you are not able to see him [in this life]. You would burn to pieces.’ It is not possible for a created being to see Allah in this life.

Whereas in the Hereafter Allah gives the believer the strength and ability so he is able to see Allah. Yes.

In another place Shaykh Al-Fawzan mentions:

“The Jahmiyyah and the Mu’tazilah, all of them, reject Ar-Ru’yah (the seeing of Allah) in the Hereafter. Another group exists who say, ‘Verily Allah is seen in this life and in the Hereafter.’ This is a position that is held by some of the Sufis.

The third position, and this is the true and correct stance, is that Allah, the Mighty and Majestic will be seen in the Hereafter by the people of paradise as is found in the ahadeeth that have been narrated upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and which have reached the level of Mutawaatir (such a great number of ahadeeth it is not possible that they have all been invented). However, in this life, then verily Allah cannot be seen because the people cannot endure and survive seeing Him, the Exalted in this life. When Moosa (peace and blessings be upon him) asked to see Allah, the Exalted, in this life, Allaah said:

“And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, “My Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You.” [Allāh] said, “You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me.”

But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. A
nd when he awoke, he said,

“Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers.” [Al-A’raaf: 143]

The solid mountain became dust due to the Greatness of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic.

So how can a human being withstand seeing Allah [in this life]?”

“It is better to advise your friend than to severe relations with him, for no one can take the place of your friend if you lose him.

Be generous and lenient with your friend, and do not allow an envious person to come between you and him, for in this case, your friend might die tomorrow and you grieve for him.

However, how could you grieve after he dies, when you have shunned him when he was still alive?”

— Abu Ad-Dardaa, Sifaat us-Safwah, 1/364

Allamah ash-Shanawani said:

It is related with regard to Abu Dawud (as-Sijistani), the author of the Sunan [Abi Dawud], that he was on board of ship. He heard a person at shore sneezing and saying “Alhamdulillah.” [the praise is for Allah].


So he hired a rowing boat for one dirham and went to shore and replied to this person’s saying: “Yarhamukullah” [Allah have mercy on you].

Imam Abu Dawud then was asked about this action of his, he answered:
It is possible that this person who sneezed is a man whose supplication is accepted by Allah*.

When people on board fell asleep, they heard a voice calling out:
“O people of the ship! Surely Abu Dawud purchased paradise from Allah for one dirham!.”


— Ash-Shanawani «Sharhul mukhtasar ibn Abi Jamrah» p 290.)


• He may have expected that person to reply to him by saying; “May Allah have mercy on us and you and forgive us and you”… As was practised by the Salaf:


• Malik related to me from Nafi that when Abdullah ibn Umar sneezed and someone said to him, “May Allah have mercy on you,” (Yarhamuka’llah), he said, “May Allah have mercy on us and you, and forgive us and you.” (Yarhamuna’llah wa yaghfirlana wa lakum).


— Malik’s Muwatta Book 54, Number 54.2.5

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ ۚ

The believers are but brothers,so make settlement between your brothers.
— 49 : 10 

Allah, The Most High says in the Qur’aan, “And He has united their (i.e. believers’) hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allâh has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise.”

— [Suraah al-Anfaal: 63]

Muadh Ibn Jabal (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,”Allah, the Exalted, has said, ‘For those who love one another for the Sake of My Glory, there will be seats of light (on the Day of Resurrection), and they will be envied by the Prophets and martyrs.’”

— [at-Tirmidhi]

Upon the authority of Ibnil Fudhail who said: “I went to visit Abu Ishaaq As Sabee’ee after he lost his sight. So I said: “Do you know who I am? He said: “Fudhail? So I said: “Yes!” So he said to me: “Verily, By Allah I love you! and were it not for me being shy of you I would kiss you” then he pulled me to his chest (and hugged me) then said:

“Al Ahwas narrated to me upon the authority of ‘Abdullah who said (concerning the statement of Allah) “If you were to give in Charity All that is on earth you would not be able to unite their hearts but Allah has united them”

— (Surah al Anfaal : 63)

“This verse was revealed concerning those who love each other (For the sake of Allah)”


— Collected by Imaamudh Dhahabi in ‘Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa’ 5/378 

Upon the authority of Imaamul Auwzaa’ee (who lived in Shaam, the area of Syria) who said: “Qataadah wrote to me from Basrah (Modern day Iraq) saying: “Even though our lands have caused a separation between me and you, the uniting factor of Islaam brings us together“

— Collected by Imaamudh Dhahabee in ’Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa 7/121.

Upon the authority of Bashaar Ibn Moosaa Al Ijlee who said: “Tomorrow is a blessed appointment! Ibn Ma’een and I have a meeting!”

— Collected by Imaamudh Dhahabi in ‘Sityar A’laamin Nubalaa 10/582

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Subhanal-lahi wabihamdih, AAadada khalqihi warida nafsih, wazinata AAarshih, wamidada kalimatih.
‘How perfect Allah is and I praise Him by the number of His creation and His pleasure, and by the weight of His throne, and the ink of His words.’

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