IF ALLĀH FAVOURS YOU, DO NOT LOOK AT OTHERS WITH DISDAIN

Imām Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allāh have mercy on him) wrote:

إذا فتح الله عليك في باب قيام الليل ، فلا تنظر للنائمين نظرة ازدراء.

If Allāh opens for you the door of standing in the night prayer (Qiyām al-Layl) then do not look at those who are sleeping with a look of disdain.

وإذا فتح الله عليك في باب الصيام ، فلا تنظر للمفطرين نظرة ازدراء.

And if Allāh opens for you the door of fasting then do not look at those who eat (don’t fast) with a look of disdain.

وإذا فتح الله عليك في باب الجهاد ، فلا تنظر للقاعدين نظرة ازدراء .

And if Allāh opens for you the door of Jihād then do not look at those who sit behind with a look of disdain.

فرب نائم ومفطر وقاعد أقرب إلى الله منك.

Perhaps the one who sleeps and eats and sits behind is closer to Allāh than you.

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allāh have mercy on him) went on to say:

“وإنك أن تبيت نائماً وتصبح نادماً خير من أن تبيت قائماً وتُصبح معجباً ، فإنَّ المُعجَب لا يصعد له عمل.”

“And indeed spending the night sleeping and waking up with regret is BETTER than spending the night standing (in Qiyām al-Layl) and waking up admiring oneself (out of arrogance), for indeed the one who admires himself (out of arrogance) will not have his actions risen (they will not benefit him).”
[Madārij al-Sālikīn 1/177]

Via Sa’id Zulaykha Abiola


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…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth

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