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Worship Allah Between Hope And Fear
Abu Uwais Abdullah Ali (rahimahullaah)
[Mp3|English] – Short Clip
One of the most beautiful this about the concept of worship in Islaam is the truly unique way in which it incorporates the feelings of love, fear and hope within the hearts of the worshippers of Allah. Understanding how to combine these three qualities into the worship (‘ibaadah) of Allah is one of the most essential things that every Muslim must grasp
And our Righteous Predecessors used to say:
“He who worships Allah with hope only is a Murji’ee. He who worships Him in fear only is a Harooree [Khaarijee]. And he who worships Allah in love only is a Zindeeq [e.g. Soofees, Christians]. But he who worships Allah in fear, love and hope is a Muwahhid Mu’min [a believer upon Tawheed].” 
The fear and hope should be in equal proportions but as for love, then that should be uppermost, As Fudayl ibn Iyyaad (d.187H) said: “The love is better than fear. The fear checks us from sinning, and the love makes us to do what is prescribed with an open heart.”
(Read the below link for further understanding of the above statements)
 Quoted by ibn Rajab in at-Takhweef minan-Naar as the saying of one of the Salaf.
 Saheeh – Reported by Aboo Hurairah & collected in Aboo Daawood (eng. trans. vol.3 p.1365 no.4883). Authenticatd by al-Albaanee in Saheehul-Jaami (4455).
 This was the opinion of most of the Salaf. Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyyaad said that when one is healthy and well, then fear should predominate, but when terminally ill then hope should predominate – so that one should strive to do good when well and not despair of Allah’s Mercy when terminally ill. [At-Takhweef minan-Naar].
 Reported in at-Takhweef minan-Naar of Ibn Rajab. Note that some scholars hold that fear is better than love. Allah knows best.
Further Reading :
- Worshipping Allaah out of Love, Fear and Hope – Source: Ad-Dawah ilalLaah Magazine
This shprt clip audio is extracted from the youtube video posted by SalafiDawahNZ
The Salafis’ Actualization & Execution Of Good Character
Abu Uwais Abdullah Ahmad (rahimahullaah)
More talk on how our religion is based upon good character for Allah and His messenger (salallaahu alaihi was salaam) and how that can make all the difference.
May Allah make us pleased with what pleases Him.
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- Good Manners in Dealing with the Creation – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee (mp3/english)
- Having Good Manners with the Creator – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee (mp3/english)
- Which is better, good character which is inborn or the good character which is sought after and attained? – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee (mp3/english)
- Upright Moral Character – Few stories from the life of our Sheikh Ibn Uthaymeen – Abu Muhammad al Maghribee (mp3/english)
Loving One Another For The Pleasure Of Allah (The Harm Of Differing) – Abu Uwais Abdullah Ahmad [Mp3|En]
Loving One Another For The Pleasure Of Allah (The Harm Of Differing)
Abu Uwais Abdullah Ahmad (rahimahullaah)
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This lecture was done in Atlanta, GA. We are in more need of this lecture today than ever before. We ask Allah for forgiveness, guidance, safety and wellbeing.
This is a very good reminder from our brother Abu Uwais (raheemahullaah). Listen as he describes the lives of the Salaf of this Ummah and their reality.
May Allah make us sincere and guide us to this.
- This worldly life is like an unchaste woman – Ibn al Qayyim
- This world is more insignificant in the eye of Allah as dead lamb – from Sahih Muslim
- The Last Drops of this World – Sayings of the Salaf
- From The Foundations of Evils
- The Evil of Craving for Wealth and Status – by al-Haafidh ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee
-  Life is a Fitnah!(as Understood From Soorah Al-’Ankaboot) - by Shaykh Saalih ibn ‘Abdil-’Azeez Aalish-Shaykh
- Craving For Wealth - by Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
- The Life of this World is Fleeting Enjoyment – by Ibn Kathir
- Be in this Life as if you were a Stranger or a Traveller on a Path – al-Hâfidh Ibn Rajab Hanabali
PDF – Translated by Abu az-Zubayr Harrison @ authentictranslations.com
- Tafseer Soorah Al-Asr – The Time – by Ibn Kathir
By Al-Asr. Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience
- Each of us has a Bank called “T I M E”
- Some Narrations about the Reality of Zuhd & Dispraise of the Dunyaa
Collected & Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya [PDF]
Continuing with our brother Abu Uwais (may Allah have mercy upon him and those he left behind). We were in difficult times. Allah’s mercy upon us was to have Abu Uwais explain things to us in the simplest terms.
Don’t Be a Spectator – Be Distinct (التميّز)!!
Abu Uway’s ‘Abdullaah Ahmad ‘Alee (rahimahullaah)
Mp3 can be downloaded at below url link :
“The Virtues Of The Month Of Ramadhaan – Ibn Baaz”
By Abu Uwais Abdullah Ali
Masjid ar-Rahmah Presents: “The Virtues & Benefits Of The Month Of Ramadhaan” Lecture October 2004. It was at this lecture that “We Need A Ramadhaan” by Abu Uwais was born may Allah reward him well for that talk. But…..here’s my favorite. As you will hear he was sick. This was his last lecture series he gave on Ramadhaan as Allah, The Tremendous, The Compassionate took his life the following month, raheemahullaah. Gather the family around for this one! I hope you enjoy it. - Abu Muhammad al-Looweesi’aani at Insight Audio Studio
Tremondous and Beneficial Lecture !!
They (the disbelievers, the Jews and the Christians) want to extinguish Allâh’s Light (with which Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wa Sallam) has been sent – Islâmic Monotheism) with their mouths, but Allâh will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the Kâfirûn (disbelievers) hate (it).(At-Tawbah 9:32)
It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad Sallallaahu alaihi wa Sallam ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâm), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it). (At-Tawbah 9:33)
From Tafsir Ibn Kathir 9:32-33
Allah says, the disbelieving idolators and People of the Scriptures want to,
(extinguish the Light of Allah).They try through argument and lies to extinguish the guidance and religion of truth that the Messenger of Allah was sent with. Their example is the example of he who wants to extinguish the light of the sun or the moon by blowing at them! Indeed, such a person will never accomplish what he sought. Likewise, the light of what the Messenger was sent with will certainly shine and spread.
Allah replied to the idolators’ desire and hope,
(but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers (Kafirun) hate (it)) (9:32).(Linguistincally) a Kafir is the person who covers something. For instance, night is called Kafiran (covering) because it covers things (with darkness). The farmer is called Kafiran, because he covers seeds in the ground. Allah said in an Ayah, (thereof the growth is pleasing to the (Kuffar) tillers) (57:20).
Allah said next, (It is He Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth.) `Guidance’ refers to the true narrations, beneficial faith and true religion that the Messenger came with. `religion of truth’ refers to the righteous, legal deeds that bring about benefit in this life and the Hereafter.
(to make it (Islam) superior over all religions) It is recorded in the Sahih that the Messenger of Allah said,
(Allah made the eastern and western parts of the earth draw near for me (to see), and the rule of my Ummah will extend as far as I saw.) Imam Ahmad recorded from Tamim Ad-Dari that he said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah saying,
(This matter (Islam) will keep spreading as far as the night and day reach, until Allah will not leave a house made of mud or hair, but will make this religion enter it, while bringing might to a mighty person (a Muslim) and humiliation to a disgraced person (who rejects Islam). Might with which Allah elevates Islam (and its people) and disgrace with which Allah humiliates disbelief (and its people).)(Tamim Ad-Dari ﴿ who was a Christian before Islam﴾ used to say, “I have come to know the meaning of this Hadith in my own people. Those who became Muslims among them acquired goodness, honor and might. Disgrace, humiliation and Jizyah befell those who remained disbelievers.”
Adding more to our Women’s collection, Good News For The Strange Sister, was recorded in Los Angeles, CA at the Masjid where our Sheikh Fareed Abdullah (may Allah preserve him) is the Imam.
We had just gotten off of a long flight from the east coast, landed in LA and went to the Masjid in time for the khutbah. Word spread that Abu Uwais had just arrived. We were all tired and I was looking for a hotel and a bed. Someone came out and told Abu Uwais, “There are people here including sisters. They want to know if you can give a talk.” He looked at me and I looked at him. I said, “Give me a few minutes to unpack the audio.”
Abu Uwais then requested to use Fareed’s library which was upstairs in the Masjid. He came down shortly after I had set up the recording gear. He got on the microphone and the rest was history.
I understand that some people cried that day, from the affect of this talk which Abu Uwais had not prepared for in advance. I was in shock by the ease of delivery and fluency that I heard coming from him. But with Allah all things are possible.
When I came home to Philly after the trip I listened to it again. I thought about how it had touched those sisters who listened. So I gave it the title that you see.
If any sister is feeling low, sad or depressed I ask Allah, our God, to allow this talk to reach her as it reached our sisters on that sunny blessed day in Los Angeles with my dear companion whom I miss so very much, Abu Uwais Abdullah Ahmad Ali (may Allah have mercy upon his soul and those he left behind).
Abu Muhammad al-Looweesi’aani
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