By: Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (691/1292 - 751/1350) ابن قيم الجوزية
Language: English w/ Arabic
A believer may face many trials and tribulations to test their faith, patience and endurance. In a world full of conflicts, wars, disasters and many personal and family problems, Shaytan can cause a person to question many things. If a Muslim is tried, in body, wealth, or any other difficulty, the only reason for this is ones sins – due to leaving something obligatory or committing a prohibited act. However it is also a means of Allah aiding His servants, ennobling one and granting well-being. The most severely tried were the Prophets and then those closest to them.
The Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) were evicted from their homes, leaving their possessions behind, their enemies multiplied, on occasions they were overcome and defeated, many were martyred. The Messenger of Allah (saw) received injury to his face, his molar teeth was broken; his helmet was crushed into his head, while his enemies rejoiced and his associates despaired. They lived in a constant state of fear, destitution and poverty - tying rocks to their stomachs out of severe hunger. The Messenger of Allah (saw) never ate to his fill of bread twice in any one day. He was injured in various ways to the point that they accused the chastity of his most beloved wife.
The state of hardship causes the servant to turn to Allah, Mighty and Magnificent. Often the state of ease, well-being and blessings cause a person to turn away from Allah. In tribulations, trials, misfortunes and calamities lay numerous benefits, having differing degrees of relevance, in accordance to the various ranks of people. The believers are afflicted with tribulation to such an extent that they end up walking on the earth with no trace of sin remaining on them.
This amazing work deals with many aspect of trials and tribulations, including realising the greatness of Allah, humility, dejection of servitude, sincerity for Allah, being patient, supplication, expiation of sins and many other benefits and wisdoms. This Iman boosting work will aid every reader and it will develop an understanding that a believer should accustom themselves with, in times of calamities and refine their character.
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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (691/1292 - 751/1350) ابن قيم الجوزية
English w/ Arabic
Dar As-Sunnah Publishers, Birmingham, UK 2012
14 x 21 cm
Early Work - Islam - Spiritual Life
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought.
Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others.
Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350 C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father - Rahimahuma Allah.