Tuesday, November 8, 2011

'If U practice Five {5}Things-Never Worry About Being Amongst Sinners Again'{Ibrahim Ibn Adham r.a}[At Targheeb wat Tarheeb[


'Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim'.
'Assalaamualaykum WaRahmatuallahi
Wa Barakatahu'

'If You Have The Ability To Practice Five{5}
Things, You Will Never Have To Worry
About Being Amongst The Sinners Again!!!

A man came to Ibrahim Ibn Adham (Rahimahullah), who was one of the scholars whose words were
profound cures for the heart, and said:-

إني مسرف على نفسي فاعرض على ما يكون زاجرا لها
"I have repeatedly transgressed against myself by commiting sin; give me something that will inhibit
me from continuing like this?

So Ibrahim said: "If you have the capacity to practice five things, you will never have to worry about
being amongst the sinners again." The man was athirst for this admonition so he said: "Ibrahim
give me these five things!" So he said:-

Firstly: If you want to disobey Allah,
then don't eat anything from the provisions He facilitated for mankind!"
The man was amazed at this comment and asked: "How can you say this Ibrahim while
all of the provisions are from Allah?!"
So he said:-
 "Well if you know this, then how do you have the
audacity to eat from His provision while you are disobedient Him?!!"
So the man said:-
 "No, you're right, we shouldn't have!
Give me the second one!"

So Ibrahim said:-
 "Secondly: If you want to disobey Allah, then
don't live in His earth!"
the man was
amazed at this comment, more so than he was the first comment, so he said: "How can you say that
Ibrahim when all of the earth belongs to Allah?!"
So Ibrahim said: "If you know this, then
how do you have the audacity to live in His
 earth while you are disobedient to Him?!
The man said:-
 "No, you're right, we shouldn't have!
Give me the third one!"

ٍSo Ibrahim said: "
If you want to disobey Allah, then choose a place to disobey Him, where
He can't see you!"
The man said: "How can you say this Ibrahim, when Allah knows the secrets of the
heart and what is hidden! He hears the crawling of an ant on a smooth boulder in the depths of the
darkness of the night!"
So Ibrahim said:-
 "Well if you know this, then how can you have the audacity
to disobey Him?!"
He said :-
"No, you're right, we shouldn't have!
Give me the fourth one!"

So Ibrahim said: "
Fourthly: If the angel of death comes to take your soul, say to him: -
"wait on taking
my soul until a later time!"
So the man said: "How can you say this Ibrahim when Allah says:

فإذا جاء أجلهم لا يستأخرون ساعة ولا يستقدمون
"When their appointed time comes it will not be delayed nor will it be hastened before its time"
('Quran' ~Surah Al A'raf 7:24)

So Ibrahim said: -
"Well if you know this, then how can you expect to
be successful at the time of your
death when you are disobeying Allah?!"
The man said:-
"Yes, you're right, give me the fifth one!"
So Ibrahim said:-
 "Fifthly: When the Zabaaniyah
{i.e. the angels who guard the Hell Fire } come to escort you to the Hell Fire,
then don't go with them!"
The man couldn't handle the fifth one and started
crying while he was saying:-
 "Enough Ibrahim! Enough!
I seek Allah's forgiveness and turn to Him in
He remained steadfast on obedience to Allah until his demise.  

Source &Translator's Note:-
{Kitab at-Tawwaabeen, page 285, Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisi}
This narration is taken from a book called
Hilyat ul Awliyaa by Abu Nu'aim Al
Asbahani (Rahimahullah)
the scholars use them in the realm of what is called At Targheeb wat Tarheeb (i.e. encouragement (to be obedient to Allah) and discouragement (from disobedience to Allah)
and they have stipulated 4 conditions for using these narrations and I will provide them below for
the reader's clarification:

The First: The narration can not be used to establish and/or substantiate a legislative Islamic ruling.
As the Islamic rulings in Islam are established and/or supported by authentic unequivocal and concrete texts from the Qur'an, Authentic Sunnah and the Ijma'a (i.e. Consensus)

The Second: The narration can not be attributed to the
Prophet [Sallahu alaihi wa salam]or the narrator
unless the Isnad (i.e. chain of narrators) is affirmed by those scholars who are proficient in that
respective field. So that is why the scholars will say when narrating these types of narrations "It was
reported…." Or "it was mentioned about…" but they will never say such and such said.

The Third: The class of the narration has to be clarified when quoted so as not to mislead the reader
and/or listener to believe that it is authentic if it is not authentic.

The Fourth: It can only be used in the realm of what the scholars call
At Targheeb wat Tarheeb, as  was mentioned before.

                                    Y a s m i n.                                      

  "All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} 
 the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour"
 {'Quran'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }

'Wasting time is Worse than Death!

Because Death Separates you from this World

 Whereas wasting Time Separates you from Allah'.

Ibn Qayimm Al-Jawziyyah.


I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground!
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!

'Insha Allah'! 

' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.

 {Al-Hasan Al-Basree}



The Religion of Islaam is the religion which Allaah sent Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) with. Allaah abrogated with it all other religions, and perfected it for His slaves, and completed with it His favour upon them, and chose it for them as a religion. So no religion besides it will be accepted. Allaah the Exalted said:

"Muhammad is not a father from any of your men, rather he is the Messenger of Allaah, and the last of the prophets." [Sooratul Ahzaab 33:40]

And Allaah the Exalted said,

"Today I have perfected for you your Religion, and completed for you My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as a religion."
['Quran'~Suratul Maa'idah 3:5]

And Allaah the Exalted said:

"Verily the religion with Allaah is Islaam."
['Quran'Surah Aali 'Imraan 3:19]

And Allaah the Exalted said,

"And whoever takes other than Islaam as a religion, it will never be accepted from him, and he will be in the Hereafter - from the losers."
[Quran~Surah Aali 'Imraan 3:85] 


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