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By Abu 'Aaminah

Collection of Sayings of Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah al-Harraani

On 18, Nov 2013 | In Articles, Tazkiyah / تزكية | By Abu 'Aaminah

Collection of Sayings of Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah al-Harraani

Every punishment from Him is pure justice and every blessing from Him is pure grace. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 10/85]

Whoever desires everlasting bliss let him adhere firmly to the threshold of servitude. [ibn al-Qayyim, Madaarij, 1/531]

The Lord loves to be loved. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 1/54]

Guidance is not attained except with knowledge and correct direction is not attained except with patience. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 10/40]

In this world there is a paradise, whoever does not enter it will not enter the Paradise of the Hereafter. [ibn al-Qayyim, al-Waabil, p.69]

The one who is (truly) imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allaah and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him. [ibn al-Qayyim, al-Waabil, p.69]

This whole religion revolves around knowing the truth and acting by it, and action must be accompanied by patience. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 10/38]

Worship is founded upon the Legal Law and following it, not upon ones based desires and innovations. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 1/80]

If you do not taste the sweetness of an action in your heart, suspect, for the Lord, Exalted is He, is the Appreciative. [ibn al-Qayyim, al-Madaarij, 2/68]

The more the servant loves his Master, the less will he love other objects and they will decrease in number. The less the servant loves his Master, the more will he love other objects and they will increase in number. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 1/94]

Perpetually is the servant either the recipient of a blessing from Allaah, in which case he is need of gratitude; or he is the perpetrator of a sin, in which case he is in need of repentance; he is always moving from one blessing to another and is always in need of repentance. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 10/88]

Sins cause harm and repentance removes the cause. [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 10/255]

Bearing witness to Tawheed opens the door of good and repentance from sins closes the door of evil [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 10/256]

The jihaad against the soul is the foundation for jihaad against the disbelievers and hypocrites [Ibn al Qayyim, Ar-Rawdah, p478]

A man will never fear something besides Allaah it is due to a disease in his heart [Al-Bazzaar,p.74]

Trials and tribulation are like feeling  the heat and cold, when one knows that they cannot be avoided , he will not feel anger at their onset, nor will he be distressed and disheartened [Ibn al-Qayyim,Al-Madaarij, 3/289]

The perfection of Tawheed is found when there remains nothing in the heart except Allaah, the servant is left loving those He loves and what He loves, hating those He hates and what He hates , showing allegiance to those He has allegiance to, showing enmity to those He shows enmity towards, ordering what He orders and prohibiting what He prohibits. [Ibn al-Qayyim , al-Madaarij, 3/485]

In this world, man finds in the remembrance of Allaah, praising Him and worshipping Him, a delight that is incomparable to anything else [Minhaj as-Sunnah, 5/389]

The objective of asceticism is to leave all that harms the servants Hereafter and the objective of worship is to do all that will benefit his Hereafter [Majmoo’ al-Fatawaa, 14/458]

Sins are chains and locks preventing their perpetrator from roaming the vast garden of Tawheed and reaping the fruits of righteous actions [Majmoo’ al-Fatawaa, 14/49]