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  • "What a wonderful thing to know Him (i.e Allah)! But how can one know Him but not love Him? How can one hear the caller but fail to respond? How can one know the profit to be gained in dealing with Him but still prefer others? How can one taste the bitterness of disobeying Him but still abstain from seeking the pleasure of obeying Him? How can one feel the severity of engaging in trivial speech, but fail to open your heart to His remembrance? How can one be tortured by being attached to others but not rush toward the bliss of turning to Him in repentance? Perhaps it is most surprising to know that while you are in need of Him, you are still reluctant to move toward Him because you seek others" -Ibn Al-Qayyim
    The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
    ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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    • "Whoever competes with you in your Deen [Religion], then compete with him, but whoever competes with you in your Dunya [Worldly Matters], then throw it to him"
      -Imaam al-Hasan al-Basri
      The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
      ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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      • Those before you used to give
        to their worldly affairs what
        was left over from their pursuit
        of the hereafter. But today you
        give to the matters of the hereafter,
        the leftovers from your pursuit of
        worldly affairs. 'Awn ibn 'Abdillah.
        Quoted by Abi Nu'aym in

        Hilyat al `Awliya.

        The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
        ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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        • Shaikh Dhun’l-Nun al-Misri (Allah have mercy on him) said,
          He who takes upon himself what does not concern him neglects what concerns him.’
          Jawami’ Adab al-Sufiya, page 18
          The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
          ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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          • Ibn Abî Mulaykah – Allah have mercy on him – said:
            I met thirty of the Prophet’s Companions – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and every one of them feared falling into nifâq (hypocrisy); not one of them claimed he had the level of faith of Jibrîl or Mîkâ`îl.
            Quoted by Al-Bukhârî, Al-Sahîh, Chapter on the believer fearing that his deeds will be nullified without him realizing.
            The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
            ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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            • Imam Ahmad was asked, “When is there rest?”
              He answered, “When you put your foot in Paradise, you will find rest.”
              The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
              ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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              • For everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him"
                -Ibn al-Qayyim
                The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                • This dunya is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so. If you turn your back towards it, it has no choice but to follow you.
                  -Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
                  The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                  ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                  • How is possible for one's heart to be certain that one is going to meet Allah swt, that Allah swt sees and hears all that he does, and knows his secrets, and that he will be be made to stand before Allah swt, answerable for all his deeds - how can one be certain and aware of all this, and yet persists upon things which displease Allah:persists abandoning Allah's orders, neglecting His rights, and yet claims he has good expectation of Allah?


                    ~Ibnul-Qayyim.
                    The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                    ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                    • If I were to backbite against anyone, it would be about my parents, for they have more right to my good deeds.

                      ~Abdullah Ibn-Mubarak.
                      The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                      ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                      • The sea of pleasures may drown it's owner and the swimmer fears to open his eyes under the water.

                        ~Ibnul-Qayyim.
                        The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                        ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                        • What is this world but a dream that a sleeper sees - he delights in it for a few moments, and then wakes up to face reality.

                          ~Hasan Al-Basree.
                          The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                          ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                          • Abū Al-Dardā` once wrote to Salmān Al-Fārsī:

                            Come to the Holy Land. [Salmān] wrote back, “Verily, the land does not make anyone holy; it is the deeds of a man that make him pure.”

                            Al-Dhahabī, SIyar A’lām Al-Nubalā1:549.
                            The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                            ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                            • The one who is truly imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allah swt and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him.

                              ~Ibnul-Qayyim
                              The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                              ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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                              • Whoever loves this Dunya and is pleased by it, then he should know that love of the akhira is leaving their heart because the two cannot co-exist in one heart.

                                ~Hassan Al-Basree.
                                The sunnah is like the ark of Noah, whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.
                                ~ Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him)

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