"When someone offends me, I feel it is a gift from Allah that He is teaching me humility."
– Ibn Taymiyah (rahimahullah)
"Look at every act that you would hate to die while committing, and then abandon it."
– Abu Haazim Salamah Ibn Dinar (rahimahullah) [Al-Musannaf, 7/194]
"Stay away from a companionship that does not benefit you with knowledge."
– Mu’adh Bin Jabal (radi’Allahu ‘anhu) [Adab Shari’yyah 4/232] (via sayingsofthesalaf
"Consider the life of the world like a day during which you fasted, and then broke your fast by the approaching of death."
When I read about Islam, I get this weird feeling of familiarity like I just... understand? I feel like I already know/have always known Allah. Does that sound strange?
No it doesn’t sound strange at all! In Islam we believe in a concept called ‘Fitrah’, namely that the natural disposition of a human being is pure, and that a human being naturally believes in God being One and in God existing (deep down inside).
It’s very common to hear, ‘when I came to Islam, it felt natural’, or ‘it made sense inside’. I felt the same way. Why? Because when someone accepts Islam, they are rejecting all that goes against their natural self and accepting everything that agrees with it.
What are those caps called that muslim boys wear?
Taqiyah or Kufi (or ‘topi’ in South Asia)
The Importance of Knowledge