’Uthaimeen: “When You Ask Allaah You are a Winner in Every Situation.”
Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Be aware of the fact that when you ask Allaah you are a winner in every situation, because He سبحانه will either give you what you ask for or divert an evil which is greater [than what you asked for] away from you or He will store it away for you as reward on the Day of Resurrection. So whoever supplicates to Allaah then he will not be let down—so supplicate to Him a great deal, and seek forgiveness and turn in repentance to Him a great deal.”
Everyone has inner battles that they are either facing or avoiding. Be mindful, you might not understand what a person is going through since everyone has different battles they are facing. That does not mean you cannot be kind, or offer emotional support regardless of the matter. In doing so, you will become part of why someone conquers their battles.
The Prohibition of Demonstrations in Islâm - Shaykh al-Fawzân
خطبة الجمعة 06-04-1432 ه
‘نعم الله على بلاد الحرمين الشريفين وحرمة المظاهرات فيها’
(An audio excerpt of Khutbah)
And under the guises of those ones who pronounce Takfeer based on falsehood are a people who do not know the creed of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah as it is obligated, or they know some of it and are ignorant of some of it. They conceal that which they know of it and do not clarify it for the people. They neither forbid innovations nor censure Ahlul Bidah and punish them; rather they may even censure a statement in the Sunnah and a fundamental of the religion completely, and they would not differentiate between what Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah say and what Ahlul Bidah Wal Furqah (i.e. the people of innovation and splitting) say, or they would affirm all their differing ways. (i.e. declare all of them correct even though the path of Ahlus Sunnah is the only truth)
May Allaah make our hearts kinder toward the believers and fill them with Taqwa. May we always remember that our tongue and limbs should act only in obedience to Him, and may we come to understand that time wasted in a state of heedlessness, whether deliberate or unintentional, will never return.