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    On the authority of `A`ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) it is reported
    that Allah's Messenger (saas ) said:

    "Whoever seeks Allah's Pleasure at the expense of men's displeasure, will
    win Allah's Pleasure and Allah (swt ) will cause men to be pleased with him.
    And whoever seeks to please men at the expense of Allah's Displeasure, will
    win the Displeasure of Allah (swt ) and Allah (swt ) will cause men to be
    displeased with him." (Narrated by Ibn Hibban in his Saheeh)

    The Prophet (saas ) informs us in this Hadith that whoever sought Allah's
    Pleasure by obeying His Commands and abstaining from all of that which He
    has prohibited, without caring whether or not he pleased others and without
    paying heed to their insults and oppression, will achieve Allah's Pleasure
    and He will place love for that person in the hearts of mankind; but as for
    him who tried to please the people at the expense of his Religion, he will
    incur the Wrath of Allah (swt ), Most Glorified, Most High, and He (swt )
    will place hate of that person in the hearts of the people as a punishment
    for him because of his bad intentions - one only has to look at the present
    situation in the Muslim world to see the truth of this.

    Benefits Derived From This Hadith

    1. Confirmation of Allah's Divine Attribute of Pleasure.

    2. That adhering strictly to the tenets of the Religion will result in
    Allah's Pleasure.

    3. The forbiddance of hypocrisy in religious matters.

    4. Confirmation of Allah's Divine Attribute of Anger.

    5. That hypocrisy in religious matters results in Allah's Anger.

    6. That the love or hate in the heart is in Allah's Hands.

    Relevance of This Hadith to the Subject of the Chapter

    That it proves the forbiddance of abandoning obedience to Allah (swt ) due
    to fear of others or seeking to please them.

    Relevance of This Hadith to the Subject of Tawheed (Tawheed means to single
    out Allaah with all forms of worship, so that you make all of your worship
    for Allaah alone.)

    That the Hadith proves the obligation to fear Allah (swt ), Alone; this
    proves that fear is a form of worship and directing worship to other than
    Allah (swt ) is shirk (The opposite of tawheed is 'Shirk' which is to
    associate partners with Allah by giving that which belongs to him, to


    Kitaab At-Tawheed
    Shaikh Imam Muhammad Abdul-Wahhaab
    "The Book of Tawheed"
    Translated by Sameh Strauch
    Published by International Islamic Publishing House

    Kitaab At-Tawheed, Chapter: 30 " It is only Satan (shaitan)who suggests to
    you the
    fear of his awliyaa` [supporters and friends]. Do not fear them, but fear
    Me, if you are of the Believers" (Qur'an 3:175)
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    نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
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        Dissociation of the heart from the worldand constant reflection of

        Despite the fact that man is in the world and is part and parcel of
        this material world, it is essential for his spiritual progress that
        his heart remains dissociated from the world and associated with the
        Aakhirah. It is necessary that man at all times reflects on the
        Aakhirah. Allah Ta'ala has created us for a specific purpose, viz.,
        His remembrance. We are to spend a short while in this transitory
        abode and then pass onto our next phase of life in our onward
        journey towards Allah Ta'ala. It is thus imperative that the heart
        of man does not cling to this world even though he physically is
        constrained to participate in mundance activities. Along with
        emptying his heart from worldly love, he has constantly to reflect
        and remind himself about the Aakhirah. This attitude will produce
        strength in the heart. Deen will become solidified and the Imaan in
        the heart will start to glow.

        For attaining firmness of Imaan, it is necessary that one endeavours
        to meditate on the worthlessness of this world. Reflection is
        necessary. Always ponder on the fact of this earth being perishable
        and will one day pass into non-existence. Ponder especially on the
        shortness of one's own life. How swiftly the time flies by. Soon
        will one be called into the presence of Allah Ta'ala and a reckoning
        will be demanded. Reflect on the wonders and the everlasting nature
        of the Life Hereafter. Once maut (death) arrives and in relation to
        man maut arrives with great swiftness all the events of the period
        after death will occur in rapid succession. The athaab (punishment)
        in the grave, the reckoning and the torment in Qiyaamah, Jannat,
        Jahannum, Siraat, reward and punishment are all things on which it
        is necessary that the Mu'min reflects continuously. Constant
        reflection on these issues will produce firmness of Imaan and the
        realization of the futility of this ephermeral life and the reality
        and permanence of the akhirah will dawn on one. The Imaan and
        intelligence of the Mu'min will then disern actual truth and operate
        from an elevated platform.

        Some narrations in regard to this subject will now be related.

        1. Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'aan Shareef:

        "Alluring (and adorned) has been made for mankind the love of
        desires regarding women, sons, mounds of gold and silver,
        beautifully marked horses, other grazing stock and farms. (But)
        these are things for use in this worldly life. And, by Allah is a
        beautiful end. Say (O Muhammad!): Shall I inform you of that which
        is better than these things? For these who fear (their Rabb) are
        such Gardens by their Rabb, beneath which flow rivers; therein will
        they dwell forever; (and for them therein) will be pure wives and
        (greatest of all) The Pleasure of Allah. Allah is the Overseer of
        His servants."

        (Aayat 15, Aal Imraan)

        2. Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'aan Shareef:

        "Whatever you have (of worldly possessions) will (one day) come to
        an end, (But) whatever is with Allah will remain forever."

        (Surah Nahl)

        3. "Wealth and children are a glitter of this world. And, righteous
        deeds which remain forever are best by your Rabbfor obtaining
        thawaab and best for (pinning) hopes."

        (Sura Kahf)

        4. "Know (and understand well) that, verily, the life of this world
        is (but) play, amusement, adornment, mutual pride (vieing with one
        another in material possession and worldly pomp) and mutual rivalry
        in accumulating wealth and children. In the Hereafter is a dreadful
        punishment (for the rebellious ones) and (for the people of Imaan)
        will be forgiveness and pleasure from
        (Surah Hadeed)

        5. "You prefer the worldly life (to the Aakhirah) whereas the
        Hereafter is best and everlasting."

        (Surah A'laa)

        6. Hadhrat mastoor Bin Shaddaad (radiallahu anhu) narrates that
        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "I take oath by Allah (and any) that the similitude of this life
        with the Aakhirah is like the (quantity of) water which remains on
        the finger after it was dipped into the sea."

        The insignificance of this world in relation to the Aakhirah is
        described in this hadith. What quantity of water will there be on
        one's finger which has been withdrawn from the sea after having
        dipped it in? Whatever comparison that slignt bit of moisture on
        one's finger has with all the water in the oceans of the earth, that
        is the relation or comparison of this world with the Aakhirah. The
        worthlessness and insignificance of this worldly life in relation to
        the wonderful and everlasting life in the Aakhirah is quite apparent
        from this hadith.

        `7. Hadhrat Jaabir (radiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) once on passing by a dead goat,
        said: "Who among you desires to obtain this dead and decomposing
        goat for the price of a dirham (a silver coin)?"

        The people said: `We do not desire it for anything (leave alone a

        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "I take oath by Allah that the world is more contemptible to Allah
        that what this (dead) goat is to you."


        8. Hadhrat Sahl Bin Sa'd (radiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "If the world had the value of even the wing of a mosquito by Allah,
        He would not have given any kaafir even a drink of water." (Tirmizi,
        Ibn Majah)

        9. Hadhrat Abu Musa (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "Whoever love his world will harm his Aakhirah and whoever loves his
        Aakhirah will harm his world. Therefore, give preference to the
        abode which will be everlasting (i.e. Aakhirah)." (Ahmad, Baihaqi)

        10. Hadhrat Ka'b Bin Malik (radiallahu anhu) narrates that
        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "Two Hungary wolves let loose in a flock of sheep do not cause so
        much damage to the flock as does the love of wealth and vanity cause
        to one's Deen." (Tirmizi,

        Love of wealth and vanity or the desire for greatness and glory are
        spiritually destructive forces. They bring total ruin to one's Deen.
        Love of wealth drives one to indulge in all sorts of unlawful
        activities which utterly ruins one's Deeni life. The desire for
        name, fame and glory brings in its wake much corruption, hatred,
        revenge and other bestial qualities which also wreck one spiritually
        and harm one's worldly life considerably.

        The desire for rank and position is evil. However, if high rank
        comes to one without hankering after it, then it will be a ni'mat
        from Allah Ta'ala. In this regard Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radiallahu
        anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "Allah Ta'ala will say to a man on the Day of Qiyaamah:

        `What! Did I not bestow leadership on you?"


        In the Qur'aan Shareef, Allah Ta'ala states:

        "And, he (Nabi Musa) was (given) by Allah dignity."

        (Surah Ahzaab)

        "And, he (Nabi Isa) was (given) dignity on earth and in the
        Aakhirah." (Surah Aale Imraan)

        From these narrations it is clear that rank, dignity and honour, if
        forth coming from Allah Ta'ala, are favours which have to be
        appreciated. Nabi Dawood and Nabi Sulaimnan (alayhimas salaam) were
        even granted vast kingdoms. This was a great bounty from Allah

        Although it is improper to desire for rank and position for worldly
        and nafsaani motives, there is nothing wrong if such desire is
        motivated purely for Deeni purposes to render service to the Deen as
        was the case with Nabi Yusuf (alayhi salaam) who expressed the wish
        to be put in charge of the treasury of the land. However, it is not
        for everyone to express the wish for high posts and ranks. Inspite
        of such wishes being permissible if based on sincere motives, there
        is always the danger of spiritual corruption overtaking one.

        11. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "Whoever had control over even ten persons (on earth) will be
        ushered (into the Divine Court) in such a way…. That (if he had
        committed any injustice upon his subjects) his injustice will
        destroy him." (Daarmi)

        The grave danger attendant to leadership should thus be realized
        from this hadith.

        12. Hadhrat Ibn Mas'ood (radiallahu anhu) narrates that once
        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) slept on a mat. The imprint
        of the mat had formed on the mubaarak (auspicious) body of Nabi-e-
        Kareem (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Ibn Mas'ood (radiallahu anhu)
        then said:

        "O Rasulullah! Grant us permission to prepare a (comfortable) bed
        for you."

        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "What relationship have I with the world? My similitude with the
        world is like a traveler with a tree under which he halts after a
        tiresome journey. He halts a while under the shade of the tree and
        then leaves it again to continue his journey."

        (Ahmad, Tirmizi)

        13. Hadhrat Aishah (radiallahu anha) narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "The world is the abode of a person who has no home; it is the
        wealth of the person who had no wealth. He who has no intelligence
        accumulates the wealth of the world (i.e. more than what is

        (Ahmad, Baihaqi)

        14. Hadhrat Huzaifah (radiallahu anhu) narrates that he heard
        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say in his Khutbah:

        "The love of the world is the root of all evil."

        (Tazeen, Baihaqi)

        15. Hadhrat Jaabir (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "This world is a continuous journey which recedes (further and
        further) while the Aakhirah is a continuous journey which approaches
        (nearer and nearer). Both (this world and the Aakhirah) have their
        sons. If you can, be not among the sons of the world. Today you are
        in the abode of practice (Daarul Amal) and there is no reckoning
        here. Reckoning will be for you in the Aakhirah and there will be no
        amal (practice)."


        16. Hadhrat Ibn Mas'ood (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) recited the following aayat:

        (Translation of the aayat):

        "Allah Ta'ala expands the breast of the one whom He intends to
        guide, so that he accepts) Islam."

        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) then said:

        "When Noor enters the breast, it (the breast) expands."

        Someone asked: "O Rasulullah! Is there a sign for this?

        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "Yes. He saves himself from this abode of deception (the world); he
        inclines towards the everlasting abode (Aakhirah) and he makes
        preparations for the everlasting abode before the arrival of death."

        17. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah
        (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "Remember much the severer of delights, i.e. Maut." (Tirmizi,
        Nisaai, Ibn Majah)

        18. Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiallahu anhu) narrates that
        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "Maut is a gift for the Mu'min."


        A gift is an object of pleasantness. The Mu'min should therefore be
        pleased with Maut. If there is fear for athaab (punishment) then
        arrangements should be made to be protected against such punishment
        (which follows after death). The protection against athaab is to be
        obedient to the commands of Allah and His Rasool (sallallahu alayhi
        wasallam) and to resort to taubah for deficiencies.

        19. Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiallahu anhu) narrates that
        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) took hold of his (Ibn
        Umar's) shoulders and said:

        "Stay on earth as if you are a foreigner or like one walking along
        the road."

        Like a foreigner longs for his homeland and a traveller is
        continuously on the move anticipating a quick arrival home, so too
        should be the Mu'min. His heart should never be attached to this
        world. His faze must be focused on Jannat, his original and
        permanent home. He must prepare himself for his return home.

        20. Hadhrat Ibn Umar (radiallahu anhu) would say:

        "When evening approaches do not wait for morning; when the morning
        approaches do not wait for the evening….." (Bukhari)

        21. Hadhrat Baraa' Ibn Aathib (radiallahu anhu) narrates that
        Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

        "When the Mu'min is about to depart for the Hereafter, Malaaikah
        (angels) with glittering faces come to him. They have with them
        kafan (burial shrouds) and fragrance from Jannat. Malakul Maut then
        arrives and explains (to the dying Mu'min): "O pure soul! Come
        towards the forgiveness and the pleasure of Allah Ta'ala…. The
        Malaaikah (with glittering faces) take possession of the soul and
        wrap it in the heavenly kafan and fragrance… They proceed with the
        (pure) soul upwards. Every group of angles living on earth, by whom
        they pass, enquire: ;Whose pure soul is this?' The Malaaikh (in
        whose possession the soul is) inform them (the other angels) of the
        identity of the person and (in informing them) call the soul by
        various beautiful and honouranble titles….. They then reach the
        first heaven and the Doors thereof are opened up. The holy Malaaikah
        of the first heaven (a group among them) accompany the procession to
        the second heaven and the Doors are opened, up. In this way the
        procession goes from heaven Allah Ta'ala then orders:

        "Enter the Book of Record of My servant in Illeeyeen and proceed
        towards the earth with him (for the questioning in the grave by
        Munkar and Nakeer)."

        The soul is then returned to its body. The angels (Munkar and
        nakeer) then come to the person and ask:

        "Who is your Rabb?"

        The Mu'min replies: "Allah is my Rabb."

        They ask: "What is your Deen?"

        He replies "Islam is my Deen."

        They then ask: "Who is this man who was sent among you?"

        He replies: "He is the Nabi of Allah."

        A caller than (on the instruction of Allah Ta'ala) calls out from
        the heaven: "My servant has spoken the truth. Arrange for him the
        comfort of Jannat; Clothe him with the garments of Jannat and open
        up on him a window from Jannat. The sweet breezes and fragrances of
        Jannat thus come to him….." (Ahmad)

        The same hadith continues and narrates the evil and terrible
        condition which overtakes the kaafir soul.

        After death and in Qiyaamah will occur the following events:

        The sounding of the Trumpet (Soor), the resurrection of the dead,
        the torments of Qiyaamah, the reckoning, the fortunate will be given
        to drink from the Fountain of Kauthar, Punishment in Jahannum for
        certain sins (or for those who were not forgiven), intercession for
        the people of Imaan, entry into Jannat and the Vision of Allah

        These are all things to reflect on so as to creat life in Imaan. If
        one is not able to set aside a specific time for such meditation,
        then at least when going to bed at night, think about these events.
        .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
        نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
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          Re: Please Allah, or please man?

          .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
          نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
          دولة الإسلامية باقية


            Re: Please Allah, or please man?


            Very nice post, and so very true. So many today forget this important fact.

            Strieving to please their neighbors, leaders and some how forgot All is for Allah swt.

            The ones you try to please, will not help you to Jannah.

            Allah swt is the Only Way to Jannah.

            fee amaan Allah
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              Re: Please Allah, or please man?

              /\ very true unfortunately:(

              :jkk: abumubarak for posting
              Some claim that u are like any one of us, But who can claim, to have visited the Arsh? We say bashr, but respect is also due. For mankind are like rocks, but a pearl are u. U travelled the 7Heavens, and ur eyes did not lie. For Jibril could not pass, but u, O Madani, glided by.


                Re: Please Allah, or please man?

                :jkk: amin
                "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

                The Prophet :saw: said:

                "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."


                Narrated 'Abdullah:

                The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari

                "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

                By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

                [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]