From Ibn ‘Abbas (ra) that a man came to him and said: ‘I proposed to a woman, but she refused to marry me, someone else proposed to her and she liked him and married him. I became jealous over her and I killed her, can I repent from this?’
Ibn ‘Abbas (ra) asked: ‘Is your mother alive?’
He answered: ‘No.’
Then Ibn Abbas (ra) said: ‘Repent to Allaah –Azza wa Jal- and come close to Him as much as you can.’
The narrator said: I went and asked Ibn ‘Abbas (ra): ‘Why did you ask him whether his mother was alive?’
Ibn Abbas (ra) answered: ‘Indeed I do not know of an action closer to Allaah –Azza wa Jal- than being good to one’s mother.’
[Collected by Bukhari in ‘Adab al-Mufrad’ no.4, declared Saheeh by Albaani in ‘Silsilah as-Saheehah’ 2799]
Apologise to both of your parents today, mum and dad, regardless of what they’ve done to you.
Before you go to bed, think of all the people that have hurt you or offended you, and forgive them. It takes a lot, but this is a quick way to clean one’s heart!
The ulema have said that looking around a lot and not controlling one’s gaze is the foundation of trials and tribulations
If someone’s ibaadah is weak, then it doesn’t matter how much knowledge they possess, their relationship with Allah will be weak and their da’wah will be weak!
Some benefits from the book “Al Istighfar” by Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah).
He (rh) mentions that abandoning commandments is worse than committing prohibitions.
What one committed of prohibited actions, as well as what one left out of ignorance and neglect, needs to be repented for.
A Sheikh mentioned the more a person increases in knowledge, the more they increase in gentleness with the people.
Ibn Qudaamah (Rahimahullah) mentions that the highest level of fear is to fear a barrier being placed between the slave and Allah and this is the fear of those that have knowledge.
He also mentions that there is a difference between the one that fears the Hellfire and the one that fears Allah Himself, with the latter being of a higher level!
He also mentions that the greatest fear they had was that emaan would be taken away from them before their death! And they feared that they would be tested with kufr.
One of the main reasons for a person to be tested with kufr before he dies is if he was involved in innovations when he was alive!