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Strive to Guide your Family Members

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

“Pay attention to your family members and do not neglect them, O slave of Allah. You have to strive hard to guide them. Instruct your sons and daughters to pray when they are seven, and smack them if they do not pray when they are ten, a light smack to help them obey Allah and help them get used to praying on time, so that they will adhere to…

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Fear

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‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said (advising Sa’d Ibn Abee Waqqaas, who was the leader of an army),

“I urge you and the troops who are with you to fear Allaah in all circumstances, for fear of Allaah is the best means of preparation to face the enemy and the best plan at times of war. I command you and those who are with you to be more cautious of sin than of your enemy, for the sins of an army are more…

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Whoever

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Whoever appoints a man because of favouritism or blood ties, and does not appoint him for any other reason, has betrayed Allaah and His Messenger. And whoever appoints an evildoer knowing that he is an evildoer, is just like him.

— ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (radiAllaahu ‘anhu)
[Al-Idaarah Al-‘Askariyah Fee Ad-Dawlat Al-Islaamiyah, 1/66]

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Scholars

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It is reported that Abū Muslim Al-Khawlānī (Allāh have mercy on him) said:

“The example of the scholars on earth is that of the stars in the sky: when they appear, the people are guided (they navigate using the stars), but when they disappear, the people get confused and lost.”

— [Al-Bayhaqī, Al-Madkhal ilā Al-Sunan Al-Kubrā #287]

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An answer

Sometimes I would spend three years thinking about one single question before giving an answer.

— Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (rahimahullaah) [Manaqib Ahmad p. 359]

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