11 September 2014

Cure For Self Amazement

Cure For Self Amazement

Imam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) states in Al Fawaa-id that Ibn Sad (rahimahullaah) mentions in At Tabaqaat about Umar Bin Abdul Azeez (rahimahullaah) that: 
Whenever he delivered a khutbah on the mimbar, and feared being amazed by himself; he would terminate it (i.e. the khutbah)
And whenever he wrote a letter and feared amazement by way of it; he would tear it. 
And he would say: "O Allaah! I seek refuge in you from the evils of my nafs."
Source: Al Fawaa-id of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) (page: 225)

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Try to distance yourself from everything that causes you worry and sadness, so that you may always live with peace of mind and an open and tranquil heart, 
seeking Allah and His worship and working on your worldly and otherworldly matters, for if you try this, you will find rest, 
but if you tire yourself out in thinking of the past, or in worrying about the future in a way not approved by Islam, 
then know that you will become exhausted, and you will miss a lot of good things. 
~Ibn Uthaymeen, Attaining the Goal.

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