Day 28 – Bite Size Ramadan – 1437 A.H. – Miraath Publications
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Aid Comes With Seeking Forgiveness
By Shaykh ul-Islaam Ahmad bin AbdulHaleem Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah-
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
Shaykh ul-Islaam Ahmad bin AbdulHaleem Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:
‘. . . Whoever hopes for something he strives and seeks it, and whoever fears something flees from it.
If a person strove and sought aid from Allaah Ta’ala and adhered to seeking forgiveness (Istighfaar) and striving, then Allaah will most surely give him from His excellence that which never even crossed his mind.
If a person finds that his heart does not become happy and delighted, nor does it achieve the sweetness of Eemaan, nor the light of guidance then he should repent (Tawbah) a lot and seek forgiveness (Istighfaar) a lot, and he should adhere to striving as much has he can, since indeed Allaah says:
وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا ۚ
《As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (i.e. Allaah’s Religion – Islamic Monotheism). 》[Ankaboot: 69]
It is upon him to establish the obligatory duties outwardly and inwardly; and adhere to the straight path seeking aid with Allaah, absolving himself from strength or might except with Allaah.
[Taken from Majmoo al Fatawa 11/390]