Author: Shaikh Abu Anas Hamad-ul-‘Uthmaan
Source: His book Nubadh Fee Aadaab it-Talab (pp.12-15)
Al-Ibaanah Magazine – Issue No.2 – Rabî’ul-Awwal 1416H / August 1995
Allaah – the Most Perfect, Most High – said:“O you who Believe! Have taqwaa (fear) of Allaah and believe in His Messenger; and He will bestow upon you a double portion of His Mercy and He will provide you with a light by which you will walk.”
Allaah – the Most High – also said:
“O you who Believe! If you have taqwaa of Allaah, He will give to you a Furqaan (criterion to judge between right and wrong).”
AI-Haafidh Ibn Katheer (d.777H) – rahimahullaah – said:
Advising the one who says “Taqwa is here” and he continues to Sin
A Doubt and its Rebuttle
Question 15: What lead to this question is that nowadays there is a group of people when they are called to worship Allaah they say: “Allaah is the Rabb of the hearts.” We would like also that you comment on this response?
The Answer: We say that Allaah is indeed the Rabb of the hearts as well as the tongues. He is not the Rabb of the hearts only; and if the hearts become good then the limbs become good, because the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم says:
The following are excerps from ‘Sincere Counsel to the Seekers of Sacred Knowledge’ by Imaam Ibn al-Jawzi (Rahimahullaahu Ta’aala), in which he is advising his son:
Observe, my son, the way you deal with the limits of Allaah and see how you can keep yourself within their bounds. Indeed, he who takes care of these limits is taken great care of, and he who doesn’t, is left to himself. I shall now mention some of my experience to you so that you may observe my striving and ask the Granter of success to bless me.
Truly, most of the blessings I have been given have not been earned by me but rather they are conferred as a result of the planning of The Gentle One alone.