Revenge

The great man that is Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal. Tortured unjustly for years by 3 successive rulers for the beliefs he held, when he was eventually released, he was offered the opportunity for revenge and refused.

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70 Excuses

Link to Book: Prayers For Forgiveness – Hasan Al-Basri There are few books I’ve read like it. Every line resonates so deeply. The pain. The struggles. The humanity. It’s as if you’re inner thoughts and feelings are speaking out to you as you read each prayer begging Allah to forgive you. But what is most striking is the realisation…

Despair

God says in the Qur’an: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ “Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves” [2:222] The form of the word ‘tawaabeen’ indicates the action is repeated over and over again, and repentance as an action infers that disobedience was performed before hand. So why does…

“O Allaah! You are `Afuww…”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه وأتباعه بإحسان إلى يوم الدين، أما بعد: Tirmidhee and others report: عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ، رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا , قَالَتْ : قُلْتُ : إنْ عَلِمْتُ أَيُّ لَيْلَةٍ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ مَا أَقُولُ فِيهَا ؟ قَالَ : قُولِي : اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ…