Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah:

"It is not permissible for the Muslims to attend the festivals of the mushrikeen, according to the consensus of the scholars whose words carry weight. The fuqaha’ who follow the four schools of thought have stated this clearly in their books…

Al-Bayhaqi narrated with a saheeh isnaad from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab that he said:

“Do not enter upon the mushrikeen in their churches on the day of their festival, for divine wrath is descending upon them.”

And ‘Umar also said:

“Avoid the enemies of Allah on their festivals.”

Al-Bayhaqi narrated with a jayyid isnaad from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr that he said:

“Whoever settles in the land of the non-Arabs and celebrates their new year and festival and imitates them until he dies in that state, will be gathered with them on the Day of Resurrection.”

Source: Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah, 1/723-724

Islam Muslim Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

Shaykh Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy on him, said,

“O People! Fear Allah, the Most High, and be grateful to Him for the seasons of goodness that He has bestowed upon you, and the excellence and dignity that He has given you. Value these seasons/times and give them their true worth by performing acts of obedience and actions which will bring you closer [to Him] and by refraining from committing sins and destructive actions [mubiqaat]–for these seasons were only made to expiate your sins and to increase your good deeds and to raise your ranks.”

From: Ad-Diyaa al-Laami, vol. 3, p. 15.

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'Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, said:

"Verily the dunya is coming to an end, and the akhirah is coming to a beginning and they both have children. So be children of the akhirah and do not be children of the dunya. For verily today there is action with no account and tomorrow there is account with no action."

Related by Ibn al-Qayyim in ad-Da’ wad-Dawa Fasl 15

Islam Muslim Ibn Qayyim Dunya Akhirah

Fudayl bin ‘Iyyad:

"Man’s fear of Allah is equal to his knowledge of Him and his renunciation of worldly pleasures is equal to his desire in the Hereafter."

Related in Abdul-Malik al-Qasim’s Life is a Fading Shadow, (Dar-us-Salam)

Allah Islam Muslim Akhirah

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

"The dunya is cursed. Cursed is all that is in it except for the remembrance of Allah, and that which resembles it, a scholar, and a student (of knowledge).”

Related by at-Tirmidhee, Ibn Majah, and Bayhaqee. The wording is taken from Shaykh al-Albaani’s Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (1/34)

Islam Muslim Dunya Hadeeth

Al-Hasan al-Basree, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:

"So beware of this land (the dunya) that is falling down and is misleading and deceiving, being decorated by its deceit and having eluded (others) by its delusion, and having killed its people with its hopes. It looks forward with anticipation towards the one who proposes to it for marriage. Hence it becomes like the unveiled bride - all the eyes are looking towards it, and the souls are in love with it, and the hearts are captivated by it."

Related by Abu Nu’aym in al-Hilyah (2/135-136)

Islam Muslim Al-Hasan Al-Basree Dunya

Al-Awzaa’ee (157 AH) said:

“Adhere to the narrations from those who have preceded, even if the people reject you…”

[Bayhaqi - Al-Madkhal/233]

Islam Muslim Salaf Salafiyyah

Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him:

"Verily the life of man is in the life of his heart and his soul. And there is no life in the heart except by knowing its Creator, having love for Him, worshipping Him solely, turning to Him in times of need, and seeking tranquility with His remembrance. And he who loses this life has lost all good. Even if he attempts to substitute (this loss) with all that is in the world. For verily not even all of the world together would be able to replace this life. And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him."

Related by Ibn al-Qayyim in ad-Da’ wad-Dawa Fasl 49

Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him:

"Verily the life of man is in the life of his heart and his soul. And there is no life in the heart except by knowing its Creator, having love for Him, worshipping Him solely, turning to Him in times of need, and seeking tranquility with His remembrance. And he who loses this life has lost all good. Even if he attempts to substitute (this loss) with all that is in the world. For verily not even all of the world together would be able to replace this life. And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him."

Related by Ibn al-Qayyim in ad-Da’ wad-Dawa Fasl 49

Allah Islam Muslim Ibn Qayyim Dunya

“You are the One who puts forward (al-Muqaddim) and You are the One who puts back (al-Mu’akkhir)” [Saheeh al-Bukhari #6317]

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) comments:

“Whoever Allah puts forward (with regard to something), there is none to put him back; and whoever Allah puts back, there is none to put him forward. If the whole nation gathered to put back that which Allah has put forward, they will not be able to do that. And if you believe in this, you will rely on Allah, and all the people will be behind your back, and the One who will be in front of you is who? Allah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala. ‘You are the One who puts forward and You are the One who puts back’ – the One who puts forward and the One who puts back with regard to situations, times, places, everything.”

Source: Saheeh al-Bukhari, Sharh Kitaab id-Da’waat; tape no. 2a

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“Complaining (to Allah) does not contradict patience”

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) comments:

“And complaining to Allah, ‘azza wa jal, does not contradict patience. For indeed Ya’qoob, ‘alayhi salam, promised to have good patience, and if a Prophet promises, he does not break it. Then he said: ‘I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah.’ Likewise Ayyub – Allah informed that He found him to be patient, despite his saying: ‘Distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.’ Rather, complaining about Allah contradicts patience, not complaining to Allah, as one saw a man complaining to another of his need, so he said: ‘You are complaining about the One who has mercy on you to the one who does not have mercy on you?’”

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; Sabr; Volume 1, p. 559

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