Posts Tagged ‘Qayyim’

How to be safe from the plots and traps of shaytaan

October 13, 2015

Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullah) said in Ighaathatul Luhfaan:

فلَا نَجَاةَ مِنْ مَصَائِدِهِ وَمَكَائِدِهِ إِلَّا بِدَوَامِ الإِسْتَعَانَةِ بِاللهِ تَعَالَى

There is no safety from the traps and plots of shaytaan except by constantly seeking the help of Allaah, The Most High

Sins Remove the Favors of Allah

August 20, 2012

المعاصي تزيل النعم Sins remove the favors (of Allah)

ومن عقوبات الذنوب : أنها تزيل النعم ، وتحل النقم ، فما زالت عن العبد نعمة إلا بذنب ، ولا حلت به نقمة إلا بذنب ، كما قال علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه – : ما نزل بلاء إلا بذنب ، ولا رفع إلا بتوبة .

And from the punishments for sins is that they remove the favors and cause the punishments to occur.  No favor has been removed from the servant except because of a sin.  And no punishment has occurred except because of a sin.  As was said by Ali bin Abee Taalib – Allah be pleased with him – no trial descends except for a sin, and no trial is raised except with repentance.

وقد قال تعالى : وما أصابكم من مصيبة فبما كسبت أيديكم ويعفو عن كثير

[ سورة الشورى : 30] .

And indeed Allah, The Most High, said (translated), ‘ And whatever afflicts you from calamaties is from what your own hands have earned.  And He forgives much.’ (42:30)

وقال تعالى :

ذلك بأن الله لم يك مغيرا نعمة أنعمها على قوم حتى يغيروا ما بأنفسهم

[ سورة الأنفال : 53] .

And The Most High said (translated), ‘That’s because Allah won’t change the favor He has bestowed upon a people until they change what is in their own selves.’ (8:53)

فأخبر الله تعالى أنه لا يغير نعمه التي أنعم بها على أحد حتى يكون هو الذي يغير ما بنفسه ، فيغير طاعة الله بمعصيته ، وشكره بكفره ، وأسباب رضاه بأسباب سخطه ، فإذا غير غير عليه ، جزاء وفاقا ، وما ربك بظلام للعبيد .
So Allah, The Most High, has informed us that He doesn’t change His Favors that He has bestowed upon anyone until he changes them with himself.  So a person changes obedience to Allah to disobedience to Him, or he changes his gratitude to Him to ingratitude to Him, or He changes from things which cause Him to be pleased to things which cause Him to be displeased.  So if the person changes, then things are changed for him – an exact  recompense.  And your Lord is not oppressive to His servants.

فإن غير المعصية بالطاعة ، غير الله عليه العقوبة بالعافية ، والذل بالعز .

And if he changes the disobedience to obedience, then Allah changes for Him the punishment to forgiveness, and humiliation to honoring

وقال تعالى :إن الله لا يغير ما بقوم حتى يغيروا ما بأنفسهم وإذا أراد الله بقوم سوءا فلا مرد له وما لهم من دونه من وال

[ سورة الرعد : 11 ] .

And The Most High said (translated): “Verily! Allâh will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allâh). But when Allâh wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector.”1 (13:11)

المرجع Reference

كتاب الداء و الدواء لابن القيم رحمه الله

The book: The Illness and its Cure by Imam Ibnul Qayyim – rahimahullah

1Translation of this verse taken from:

Ibnul Qayyim

April 8, 2012



The following taken from:

Brief Biographies of some of the People of Knowledge Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa & Thahdheeb at Thahdheeb And other works Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

Ibn al-Qayyim -Rahimullaah He is Muhammad ibn Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim Shamsud-Deen, Abu Abdullaah, the great scholar Imaam, judge, Mujahid, the famous student of Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah.

He passed away on the Adhan of ‘esha prayer at the age of 60 years. In the year 751A.H. and is buried next to his father.

He was brought up in an environment of knowledge, studied under his father and under Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah- for 17years until the death of the shaykh.

He -Rahimullaah- was a great scholar in all the sciences of Islaam, grammar, hadeeth, fiqh, Adaab and Akhlaaq. He was well known for his worship & travelling in pursuit of knowledge.

And the following can be found at Article ID SRH060001 (compiled by Abu Iyaad)

This Salafee Imaam became well-known with the title ‘Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah’ because his father was the principal of the school ‘al-Jawziyyah’ in Damascus. As for his name, it is: Shams ud-Deen, Abu Abdullaah, Muhammad bin Abu Bakr ibn Ayyoob az-Zar’ee (an ascription to Azra’ which is in the south of Syria), then Dimashqee, Hanbalee.

He was born on the 7thof Safar in the year 691H (1292 CE) and was raised in a house of knowledge and excellence and this offered him the chance to take knowledge from the senior scholars of his time, at a time when the various sciences (of knowledge) had flourished. He studied under ash-Shihaab an-Naabilisee, Abu Bakr bin Abd ud-Daayim, al-Qaadee Taqee ud-Deen Sulaimaan, Eesaa al-Mut’im, Faatimah bint Jawhar, Abu Nasr Muhammad bin Imaad ud-Deen ash-Shairaazee, Ibn Maktoom, al-Bahaa’ bin Asaakir, Alaa ud-Deen al-Kindee, Muhammad bin Abu al-Fath Ba’labkee, Ayyoob bin al-Kamaal and al-Qaadee Badr ud-Deen bin Jamaa’ah.

He took the knowledge of the laws of inheritance from Ismaa’eel bin Muhammad and read the Arabic language to Abu Fath al-Ba’labkee and al-Majd at-Toonisee. He studied fiqh with a group of scholars, amongst them Ismaa’eel bin Muhammad al-Harraanee. He took usool (fundamental issues regarding creed etc.) from As-Safee al-Hindee. As for his greatest teacher and his shaikh whom he accompanied for 17 years from the years of his life, and who left the greatest impact upon him, then that is the Imaam, the Mujaddid, Taqee ud-Deen Ibn Taymiyyah. He (Ibn al-Qayyim) took the same methodology as him and traversed his path in waging war against the People of Innovations and Desires and those who deviated from the religion.

As for his own students, then they are many. Amongst them, his son Abdullaah, Ibn Katheer, the author of ‘al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah’, and the Imaam and Haafidh, Abdur-Rahmaan bin Rajab al-Baghdaadee, al-Hanbalee, the author of ‘Tabaqaat ul-Hanaabilah’, and also Shams ud-Deen Muhammad bin Abdul-Qaadir an-Naabilisee.

Ibn al-Qayyim lived in a time in which there was strife and internal confusion and chaos, as well as an external threat which was menacing the Islamic state. For this reason, he used to order for the rejection of separation and disunity and holding fast to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) . Amongst his goals was returning to the fountains of the original (and pure) religion and purifying it from the innovations and desires. So he called for the destruction of the madhhab of taqleed (blind-following) and a return to the madhhab of the Salaf and traversing upon their way and methodology. And because of this we see that he did not restrict himself to the Hanbalee madhhab and often he would take the opinion and view of one of the various madhhabs or perhaps he may have an opinion which conflicts the opinion of all the other madhhabs. Therefore, his madhhab was ijtihaad and the rejection of taqleed. As a result of this he incurred great harm and was imprisoned along with his shaikh, Ibn Taymiyyah, in the same prison, but in isolation from him. He was not released from the prison until after the death of the shaikh.

He took to teaching and giving verdict for a number of years and (all) the people, without exception benefitted from him. The scholars also testified to his knowledge and piety, Ibn Hajr said about him: “He had a courageous heart, was vast in knowledge and was well acquainted with the differences (of opinion) and the madhaahib of the Salaf.”

Shaikh ul-Islaam, Muhammad bin Alee ash-Shawkaanee said: “He restricted (himself) to the (most) authentic of evidences, and admired acting upon them. He did not depend upon opinion (rai’), would overcome (others) with the truth and would not be harsh with anyone with respect to it.”

Ibn Katheer said: “He was attached to occupying himself with knowledge, day and night. He would pray and recite the Qur’aan much and was of excellent character, show great affection and friendship. He would not be jealous or envious.”

Ibn Katheer also said: “I do not know, in this time of ours, anyone in the world who worships greater than him. He used to have a particular manner with respect to the prayer. He would lengthen it a great deal, would extend its bowing and prostrating. Many of his associates would censure him at times but he would never return and leave alone this (action of his), may Allaah have mercy upon him.”

And Mullaa Alee al-Qaaree said: “And whoever investigates the book Sharh Manaazil us-Saa’ireen (i.e. Madaarij us-Saalikeen), it will become plain and clear to him that both of them (meaning Ibn al-Qayyim and Ibn Taymiyyah) were amongst the most senior from Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah and amonsgt the Awliyaah (of Allaah) of this Ummah.”

Al-Haafidh as-Suyootee said: “And he became one of the senior scholars in tafseer (exegesis), hadeeth, usool, furoo’ (subsidiary matters) and Arabic language.”

He authored and compiled in the field of fiqh , usool, siyar (biography), history and the sciences of hadeeth. Alongside this, he was a linguist, well-acquainted with grammar, and a poet. He had written much poetry.

He passed on to the mercy of His Lord at the latter time of Ishaa, on the night of Thursday, 13thof Rajab in the year 751H (1350 CE) and was buried at the foot of Mount Qaasiyoon by Damascus, leaving behind many written works, amongst the most famous of which are:

  1. Shifaa ul-Aleel
  2. Miftaah Daar us-Sa’aadah
  3. Zaad al-Ma’aad fee Hadyi Khair il-Ibaad
  4. Haadi ul-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah
  5. Ighaathatul-Lahafaan fee Hukm Talaaq al-Ghadbaan
  6. Al-Jawaab Kaafee liman Sa’ala an Dawaa ish-Shaafee
  7. Madaarij us-Saalikeen fee Manaazil is-Saa’ireen
  8. Tahdheeb Sunan Abee Daawood
  9. As-Sawaa’iq ul-Mursalah alal-Jahmiyyah wal-Mu’attilah
  10. Raf’ Yadain fis-Salaat
  11. Kitaab ul-Kabaa’ir
  12. Hukm Taarik us-Salaat
  13. Al-Kalim ut-Tayyib wal-Amal us-Saalih
  14. Sharh Asmaa il-Husnaa
  15. A’laam al-Muwaqqi’een an Rabbil-Aalameen.

May Allaah have mercy upon this great and notable Imaam, benefit the world by him and elevate his position, rank after rank, in the Hereafter.


Ibn al Qayyim on the Salah

October 5, 2010

قال ابن القيم الجوزي رحمه الله : (الصَلاةُ : جَلْبَةٌ لِلرِزْق . حَافِظَةٌ ‏لِلصِحَّة دَافِعَةٌ

لِلأذَى ، طَارِدَةٌ لِلأدْوَاء ، مَقْوِيَةٌ لِلقَلْب ، مُبَيِّضَةٌ لِلوَجْه ، ‏مُفْرِحَةٌ لِلنَفْس ، مُذْهِبَةٌ لِلكَسْل

مُنْشِطَةٌ لِلجَوَارِح ، مُمَدِّةٌ لِلقُوَى ‏،شَارِحَةٌ لِلصَدْر، مَغْذِيَةٌ لِلرُوْح ، مُنَوِّرَةٌ لِلقَلْب ، حَافِظَةٌ

لِلنِعْمَة ، دَافِعَةٌ ‏لِلنَقْمَة ، جَالِبَةٌ لِلبَرَكَة, مُبْعِدَةٌ مِن الشَيْطَان، مُقْرِبَةٌ مِن الرَحْمَان

من زاد المعاد

The great Scholar Ibnul Qayyim al Jawzee (rahimahullah) said (translated): “The Salaah: (1)brings the sustenance, (2) preserves the health, (3) defends from harm, (4) repels the illnesses, (5) strengthens the heart, (6) brightens the face, (7) delights the soul, (8) removes laziness, (9) energizes the limbs, (10) increases the strength, (11) expands the chest, (12) nourishes the soul, (13) enlightens the heart, (14) preserves the favor, (15) guards against affliction, (16) brings the blessing, (17) distances the shaytaan, (18) brings (the slave) closer to The Most Merciful”

Zaad al Ma’aad