The Ant

The Ant

Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

Reference: Miftaah Dar as Sa’aadah: 2/150

Also, ponder over the frail ant – the intelligence and dynamics it was granted in gathering, storing, preserving and repelling harms/disease from its provision. You will indeed see signs and lessons in this.

You see a group of ants, if they want to gather and store their sustenance, they depart from their swarm in search for it. When they find it, they make a pathway from their home to the food and embark on transporting it [back]. You find that they are two groups; a carrier group that carries the sustenance to their home in a line, and another group that does not cross paths with the first group which leaves it’s home headed for the sustenance. They are like two threads, like a group of people parting in one path, and another group beside them returning.

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Categorizing People

Categorizing People

Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan


Category: Methodology

Firstly: Categorizing people according to desires and pride, this is prohibited, Allaah the Glorified said:

{O mankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may know one other (not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is the one who is the most righteous. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted with all matters.}

The Messenger – صلى الله عليه وسلم – said:

“All of you are from Aadam, and Aadam is from dust, an Arab does not have virtue over a non-Arab, nor does a white person over a black person, [virtue] is only through Taqwaa”

Superiortiy is only through Taqwa, not by colors or nationalities.

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Six Attacks by Shaytaan – Ten Defenses

Six Attacks by Shaytaan – Ten Defenses
Shaykh Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa`dee
Reference: Compiled by as Sa’dee from Ibnul Qayim’s book: Badaa-‘i al fawaa-id. Tareeq al Wusool ila al ‘Ilm al Mawool: p.129

The evil of Shaytaan is limited to six categories, he continues [to assault] mankind until he succeeds in one or more of them:
1) The evil of polytheism and disbelief;
2) Then innovations;
3) Next are the major sins;

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Women Giving Da’wah

Collective Rulings Concerning Women in Da’wah

By Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Abdullah Ibn Baaz (d.1420H)

[Q.1] `What do you say about the woman’s role in calling to Allaah?’

[A.1] `She is like the man, she should call to Allaah, and order the good and forbid the evil, since the texts from the Noble Qur`aan and the Pure Sunnah prove this, and the words of the scholars are clear about this. So she should call to Allaah, order the good and forbid evil in accordance with the manners prescribed in the sharee’ah (revelation) which are required from the man. [1]

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Acting Upon Knowledge






ABU DARDA – The thing I fear the most is when I stand on the Day of Judgment it will be said to me “you learned and what did you act upon what you learned”

–Jamiah Bayaan Ilm Vol 1 pg 680



ABU DARDA – You will not be pious person except that you are a knowledgeable person and knowledge will not be good until you act upon it. Vol 1 pg 698


Ibn Masud – “Seek knowledge, seek knowledge” If you acquire it then act upon it

Vol 1 pg 705


Sufyan At Thawri – No Hadeeth from the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) reaches me ever except I act upon it even if it’s one time.

Al Seera Vol 7 pg 242


Ibraaheem Bin Ishaq – It’s befitting to a man if he heard anything of the etiquettes of the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) he should hold/stick to it.

Al Seera Vol 15 pg 358


Amr Bin Qays Al Malaae – If you hear anything of good act upon it and you be from amongst those people even if it’s one time. Al Zuhd by Ahmed Pg 326


Maalik Bin Dinar – If a person seeks knowledge in order to act upon it, his knowledge will make him happy but if he seeks it for other than that, then it will increase him in pride, boasting.

Rawda Al Uqulah Pg 35


Sufyan Bin Uyanah – A scholar is not the one who knows good and evil but verily a scholar is the one who knows good and follows it and knows evil and stays away from it.

Hilyah Vol Pg 274



Hasan Al Bashari – The one who surpasses others in knowledge is a merit to surpass them in action. Vol 1 Pg 706


Imam Al Awzayee – If Allah wants evil for the people then He opens the door of argumentation to them and forbid them from acting (upon knowledge)

Iqtida Al Ilmul Amel Pg 112