Adab

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Madarij Al-Salikin (Steps of the Seekers) | The Station of Adab (Etiquette) – 2

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Beautiful article on having proper adab with the Messenger (saw):

“Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak, God have mercy on him, said:

“Whoever is neglectful of adab is punished by the missing of sunnas [recommended acts], and whoever is neglectful of sunnas is punished by the missing of obligations, and whoever is neglectful of obligations is punished by the deprivation of knowing God.”

It has also been said that adab in a deed is a token of its acceptance.”

The People of Allah

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Article talks about how we can become the people of Allah by becoming people of the Qur’an as mentioned in the following hadith quoted in the article:

“The Prophet Muhammad said,

Allah has His own people among mankind. The Companions said: “O Messenger of Allah, who are they?” He said: “The people of the Quran–they are the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him’” (Ibn Mâjah)”

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Madarij Al-Salikin (Steps of the Seekers) | The Station of Fleeing to Allah (Al-Firar)

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“The meaning of the original word in Arabic, al-firâr, is to hasten, flee, escape or take flight from one thing to another. The fleeing of the successful souls is towards Allah, and that of the doomed ones is away from Allah. The attitude of the special friends of Allah, His awliyâ, is to flee from Allah to Allah, which means, as Ibn ¢Abbâs said, to act in obedience to Allah, or as Sahl ibn ¢Abdullâh said, to flee from other than Allah to Allah, or as some others said, to flee from the chastisement of Allah toward His reward.

The most elementary level of this fleeing to Allah includes three aspects of flight:”