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The elite…

As-salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

This is from the chapter: “Honouring the people of Qur’aan and refraining from harming them”

Allaah the exalted say:

وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَائِرَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ

“…And whosoever honours the symbols of Allaah then that is indeed from the piety of the heart.” [Al-hajj:32]

And Allaah the almighty says:

ذَلِكَ وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ حُرُمَاتِ اللَّهِ فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ

“…And whoever honours the sanctities of Allaah then that is better for him with his Lord.” [Al-Hajj:30]

Allaah the almighty says:

وَاخْفِضْ جَنَاحَكَ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

“And be gentle with the believers.” [Al-Hijr:88]

Allaah the almighty says:

وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِغَيْرِ مَا اكْتَسَبُوا فَقَدِ احْتَمَلُوا بُهْتَانًا وَإِثْمًا مُّبِينًا

“Those who harm the believing men and the believing women undeservedly have to bear on themselves the crime of slander and clear sin.” [Al-Ahzaab:58]

Abu Musa Al-Ashari (May Allaah be pleased with him) said that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Among the means of venerating Allaah is to honour elderly Muslims, those who have memorised the Qur’aan and who neither exaggerates nor neglects it (the recitation) and to honour the people of authority who judge fairly.” [Narrated by Abu Dawood and is classified as hassan]

Aisha (May Allaah be pleased with her) said that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ordered us to place people in their respective rankings. [Narrated by Abu Dawood in his Sunan and Al-Haakim Abu Abdullaah classified it saheeh in his book ‘Uloomul Hadeeth’]

Jaabir bin Abdullaah (May Allaah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would bury two martyrs of Uhud together in the same grave and then asked; ‘Which of them knew more Qur’aan?’ and if one of the two was pointed out, he would place him in front of the other in the grave.” [Narrated by Al-Bukhaari]

Abu Hurayrah (May Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Indeed Allaah has said, whoever harms a friend of mine, I have indeed declared war against him.” [Narrated by Al-Bukhaari]

And it is also narrated in the two authentic books (Bukhaari and Muslim) that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said” “Whoever prays the dawn prayers in congregation will be in the guardianship of Allaah, so let not yourselves be accountable to being questioned by Allaah regarding that under his guardianship.”

And the two great Imaams, Abu Haneefah and Shaafi’ee (May Allaah be pleased with them) are reported to have said: “If the scholars are not friends of Allaah, then Allaah has no friend.”

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At-Tibyaan fi adaab bi-hamalatil Qur’aan by Imaam Nawawi [p23-25]

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Allaah will love you…

As-salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

In these blessed days of Ramadaan, our Imaan is soaring, our tongues are moist with the rememberance of Allaah, our limbs bare the signs of fatique from hunger and thirst and our hearts are ever hopeful of the rewards awaiting us…and we say, as we should say everyday…We love our Lord!

Bishr Ibn Al-Sarri said: “It is not one of the signs of love that you hate what your beloved loves!”

Yahya Ibn Mu’adh said: “The one who claims to love Allaah yet does not preserve His limits is not truthful”

Al-Hasan said: “The companions of the prophet (sallaallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said, ‘We Love our Lord a great deal,’ So Allaah desired to appoint a sign proving love of Him, so he revealed this verse”

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ

Say: “If you Love Allaah then follow me, Allaah will love you…”

 [Al-Imraan: 31]

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Tahqeeq kalimatul Ikhlaas by Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali