21+ Quotes by Ibn Rajab

Ibn Rajab also known as Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali was Born in 1335, Baghdad, Iraq and died on Died: 14 July 1393, Damascus, Syria. Ibn Rajab (Rahimahullah) was the imam, the hafidh and Islamic scholar

“Love of Allah can’t be attained except by loving and hating the things Allah loves and hates.” – Ibn Rajab, (May Allah have mercy on him)

“When love firmly settles in the heart, the limbs will only act in obedience to Allah – Ibn Rajab

“When love for Allah is rooted in the heart the body will only do acts of obedience.” – Ibn Rajab

“Everyone who claims to love Allah, and his actions are not in accordance with that which Allah has commanded, then his claim of loving Allah is a lie” – Ibn Rajab

“Whomsoever Allah loves, will be given love for Allah, being obedient to Him, and busying himself in His remembrance and servitude, and this will draw him closer to Allah.”- Ibn Rajab

“How can a believer not shed tears at the departure of Ramadan, when he/she even doesn’t know whether he/she will be alive for its return or not?.”

“Headaches are from the signs of the people of imaan and the people of jannah.” – Ibn Rajab

“Some of scholars said if you have a big stomach, you should consider yourself disabled until you become slim.” – Ibn Rajab

“Strive today in implementing Tawheed, since there is nothing that will deliver you to Allaah except Tawheed. Also, be eager in fulfilling its rights, since there is nothing that can save you from the fire except Tawheed.” – Ibn Rajab [رحمه الله] said:

“If you don’t have the ability to compete with the pious in deeds, compete with the sinners in seeking Allaah’s forgiveness.” – Ibn Rajab

“Dealing with people with kind words is perhaps dearer to them than offering them food and money to them.” – Ibn Rajab

“Having patience while waiting for relief is a form of worship since hardship never lasts.” – Ibn Rajab

“Whoever sets tawheed in his heart, it will remove everything other than Allah from his heart with regards to love.” – Ibn Rajab

“How can we hope for an answer to our dua’s, when we have blocked its way with sins?” – Ibn Rajab

“The bodies of the righteous are in this dunya, but their hearts are connected to the hereafter” – Ibn Rajab

“Good manners are part of taqwa and you cannot have taqwa without good manners.” – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

“Every sin is a result of a person’s putting the desires of his soul above his love for Allah and His Messenger.” – Ibn Rajab

“The heart is the ruler of the limbs and they are it’s soldiers. And if the ruler is firm then the soldiers likewise will be firm.” – Ibn Rajab

“A sign that your good deed has been accepted is that you do more good deeds after it.” – Ibn Rajab

“Purify yourself from sins.” – Ibn Rajab

“The days of Eid are days of thankfulness, seeking forgiveness and pardoning others.” – Ibn Rajab

“Eid is not for the one with beautiful clothes and fine means of transport, Eid is for the one whose sins are forgiven.” – Ibn Rajab

“Some of the Salaf would ask Allāh for everything, even when they needed salt for dough and grass for the sheep.” – Ibn Rajab

“O you who has wasted the years of his life, there is nothing that will amend those lost and wasted years except for the night of Al-Qadr, for verily its value is equivalent to that of a lifetime.” – Ibn Rajab

“Whoever is mindful of Allah when he is young and strong, Allah will take care of him when he is old and weak.”- Ibn Rajab al-Hambali

“Most people’s fasting are full of shortcomings, charity helps to patch these up.” – Ibn Rajab

“And the Dua of the fasting person is accepted during his fast and at the time of breaking it.” – Ibn Rajab

“Following the soul’s desires in the things Allah forbade reduces one’s tawhid and its fullness.” – Ibn Rajab

“The foundation of knowledge is fear of Allah” – Ibn Rajab

“Tomorrow the souls will be granted what they worked for, and the farmers will harvest what they planted.” – Ibn Rajab

“Whoever turns his/her heart to ALLAH, ALLAH responds by turning the people’s hearts towards him/her.” – Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali

“The best charity is to teach the jahil or to awake the heedless one.” – Ibn Rajab

“Obeying the devil by sinning is called devil worship.” – Ibn Rajab

“Eemān has a sweetness that can be tasted by hearts just like the sweetness of food & drink can be tasted by mouth.” – Ibn Rajab

“Betrayal is one of the (most) distinctive signs of the hypocrite.” – Ibn Rajab

“From the greatest of voluntary acts through which Allah’s Love is earned, is reciting and pondering upon Qur’ān.” – Ibn Rajab

“Their [the Companions] hearts were empty of the world and filled with the Hereafter.” – Ibn Rajab

“Increasing in useless speech indicates the hardness of the heart.” – Ibn Rajab

“That shield is to obey His commandments and abstain from His prohibitions.” — Ibn Rajab

“Some people put themselves down in-front of others only to pretend to be humble so that they may be praised.” – Ibn Rajab

“Astonishing is that a person knows his Lord then disobeys Him, & knows the Shaytaan then obeys him.” – Ibn Rajab

“The foundation of istiqaamah is firmness of the heart upon Tawheed.” – Ibn Rajab

“The best of deeds is to have fear of Allah in privacy and in open.” – Ibn Rajab

“If a person does not want to face anything that he dislikes, he should not do anything that Allaah dislikes him to do.” – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

“The congregation should recite ‘Ameen’ together with the Imam. But not before him nor after him.” – Ibn Rajab

“Whoever’s not able to spend the night at Muzdalifah, let him spend it in obedience to Allah so he comes close & is near to Him.”- Ibn Rajab

“Whoever is not able to make a stop at Arafat, then let him stop at the limits of Allah which He has set.”- Ibn Rajab

“Regardless of how great and numerous the sins of a servant may be, the pardon and forgiveness of Allah is much greater.” – Ibn Rajab

“If a person was saddened by his bad deeds and does good deeds due to this, then this is an evidence of his Imaan.” – Ibn Rajab

“From the best types of patience is fasting.” – Ibn Rajab

“Be cautious of sins for they prevent the forgiveness of Allah on you during the seasons of forgiveness.” – Ibn Rajab

“If man knew his true worth he would not disgrace himself by sinning.” – Ibn Rajab

“And from the acts of worship whose reward is multiplied during the heat, is fasting.” – Ibn Rajab

“Every Muslim is recommended to avail himself for ‘ibadah on this night (15th Sha’ban).” – Ibn Rajab

“Beware of sins as they deprive one from forgiveness.” – Ibn Rajab

“A person does not show his actions to the creation, except due to his ignorance of the Greatness of the Creator.” – Ibn Rajab

“Enter the morning repenting…” – Ibn Rajab

“The foundation to steadfastness [in religion] is the steadfastness of the heart upon tawhīd.” – Ibn Rajab

“Whenever the salaf wanted to advice someone, they’d do it privately.” – Ibn Rajab

“Taking care of the poor in winter and protecting them from cold is a great deed.” – Ibn Rajab

“It is obligatory upon every believer to love what Allah loves.” – Ibn Rajab

“Controlling one’s tongue is the foundation of all good. The one who controls his tongue controls all of his affairs.” – Ibn Rajab

“How long will the person be happy with his worldly home? Knowing that his ultimate house is the grave.” – Ibn Rajab

“Scholars have unanimously agreed upon reciting Takbeer right after obligatory prayers.” – Ibn Rajab

“Indeed when Allāh accepts the deed of a servant, He facilitates for him to do good deeds after it.” – Ibn Rajab

“A slave’s situation cannot go from bad to good nor have any power to do so except with Allah.” – Ibn Rajab

“Be cautious of returning to enslavement after having been freed.” – Ibn Rajab

“Let those who have failed to make the most of this month end it with good, because actions are (judged) by their ending.”- Ibn Rajab

“I fasted from this life, and I hope to break it in the next.”- Ibn Rajab

“Whoever can not afford a slaughter (sacrifice) then let him slaughter (sacrifice) his own lusts and desires.” – Ibn Rajab

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