[E-book] Az-Zuhd by Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawzeeyah


“Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers-evil doers,) and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers good doers) whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment.”

{Suratul Hadeed: 20}

 

Many have defined the meaning of Zuhd. I heard Ibn Taymiyyah say about Zuhd and (Wara’a):

‘Zuhd is to leave alone those things which will not benefit you in the next life.’ ‘And Wara’a (piety) is to leave the things you fear might harm you in the next life.’

And this so far, has been (one of) the best explanations, of the meaning of Zuhd and Wara’a.

 

Sufiyaan al-Thauri said about Zuhd:

‘Zuhd is to have limited amount of expectations (very few hopes); It does ‘not’ mean eating poor or inadequate foods as many think, or wearing a cheap gown or cloak.’

Az-Zuhd

 

 

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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[PDF]: A Glimpse at the Way Of the Companions


This is the first treatise in a series regarding the Methodology of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions (may Allaah The Most High be pleased with them). It is the Methodology that was implemented by the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and adhered to by the best of generations (the Companions), giving them success in this world and ultimate success in the Hereafter. The series is entitled Tasfiyah Wat Tarbiyah which are the two main instruments of this Prophetic Methodology that can be used to help us to remain firmly established upon the Deen of Islam.
This treatise was written by Shaykh Abdul-Qaadir in response to the numerous questions that were posed to him and the general confusion concerning this important matter. In compiling this treatise the Shaykh relied upon classical works, due to the importance of returning to the understanding of the early scholars in this Ummah.
The treatise has been translated in an attempt to remove the confusion surrounding this crucial subject, concerning the methodology adopted by the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions (radiyallaahu ’anhum), in establishing Islaam as a way of life.
Every Muslim desiring to return to Islaam in its true sense, must grasp what the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions were upon, in all aspects of life. Only then can we move further towards establishing Islaam as our way of life.

 

This treatise highlights the main principles governing the correct understanding of this topic following the way of the early scholars in clarifying and expounding the Prophetic Methodology.
The treatise has been abridged in order to remove some of unnecessary technical terms, and also wherever necessary, clarification of some terms and points have been included. A glossary has also been added to assist the reader.

 

A Glimpse at the Way Of the Companions

 

Shaykh’ Abdul Qaadir al-Arna’oot

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