Imām Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him – once saw a man praying more than two rak’ah after the beginning of Fajr, making many bows and prostrations, and so he forbade him.
The man said, “O Abu Muḥammad, is Allāh going to punish me for praying?” Sa’īd said, “No, but He will punish you for contradicting the Sunnah.”
This is one of the superb answers given by Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him. It is a strong weapon against heretics (mubtadi’ah) who recommend many different types of religious innovation in the name of them being dhikr and prayer. They then criticize the followers of the Sunnah for criticizing them, and accuse them of censuring dhikr and prayer, when in fact [Ahl Al-Sunnah] are only criticizing the contravention of the Sunnah in matters such as dhikr and prayer. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON BID’AH – INNOVATIONS & MATTERS NOT FROM ISLAM – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
If you knew that you had 10 hours left to live and in order to live another 3 days you had to give away all of your wealth, you would immediately do so. That’s why we all consider life to be so precious. You do not own any of these moments, as you sit and read this now, the time elapsed is not owned by you, you do not have the capacity to bring anything into existence; you cannot even create a fly. You do not deserve another moment of your existence because it is not yours; you do not have the ability to produce life, even for a second. Therefore, nothing that you do can be deserving of something that you can never acquire by yourself. … More WHY YOU NEED TO WORSHIP “GOD” – WHAT IF YOU ARE WRONG – AN ATHEISTS WORST NIGHTMARE
An-Nawawi may Allah have mercy on him said: It is mustahabb to pray two rak‘ahs or more before ‘Isha’, because of the hadeeth of ‘Abdullah ibn Maghfal,
“Allaah will build a house in Heaven for whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah Rak’aat (as follows): 4 Rak’aat before and 2 after the Dhuhr (Midday) Prayer, 2 after the Maghrib (Sunset Prayer), 2 after the ‘Ishaa’ (Evening) Prayer and 2 before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer.” Hadith sahih … More PROOF FOR FOUR 4 RAKAAT BEFORE ‘ISHA – I PRAY FOUR RAKA’AT SUNNAH BEFORE ‘ISHA – SUNNAH OR NOT?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم IBN TAYMIYYAH SERIES In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy. Indeed Allaah – to whom belongs all praise – has bestowed upon me immense grace, great favours and generous blessings which necessitates immense gratitude, being firm upon obedience to Him, and becoming accustomed to having beautiful … More THE FORGIVENESS OF A MUSLIM – RECONCILIATION AND THE MUSLIMS HEART – IBN TAYMIYYAH SERIES