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WomanOfJihad
01-09-2005, 10:45 PM
What a Bad Servant we are!

Imaam al-Hasan al-Basree rahimahullaah

From Ghunyat-ut-Talibeen of Shaykh 'Abdul-Qaadir al-Jeelaani rahimahullaah

Al-Hasan al-Basri (may Allah bestow His mercy upon him) said:

"What a bad servant [of the Lord] is he! I am speaking of a servant who fits the following description:

1. He asks for forgiveness (maghfirah), while he is actively engaged in sinful disobedience (ma'siya).

2. He behaves in a humbly submissive manner, so that he may be credited with loyalty (amana), but he is only pretending, to hide his disloyalty (khiyanah).

3. He forbids what is wrong, but does not refrain from it himself.

4. He enjoins what is right, but does not act upon his own instructions.

5. If he gives, he does so very stingily, and if he withholds, he offers no apology.

6. If he is in the best of health, he feels secure, but if he falls sick, he becomes remorseful.

7. If he is impoverished, he feels sad, and if he gets rich, he is subject to temptation.

8. He hopes for salvation, but does not act accordingly.

9. He is afraid of punishment, but takes no precautions against it.

10. He wishes to receive more benefit, but he does not give thanks [for what he has received].

11. He likes the idea of spiritual reward, but he does not practice patience.

12. He expedites sleep and postpones fasting"

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Uthman
01-10-2005, 05:55 PM
Mashallah! A great post! :)
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A. Mukhtar
01-11-2005, 11:27 AM
Maa'sha Allah. Great Article. A reminding one.
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Khaldun
01-11-2005, 12:07 PM
:sl:

what you have described with your post sister is infact the issue of Nifaq (which the Munafiqs (hypocrites) are suffering from)....it is indeed a gravious sin...and may Allah reward you for reminding us about it and may Allah save us from this disease, mashAllah great article :)
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Uthman
03-24-2005, 04:11 PM
:sl:

What a Bad Servant We Are!

Al-Hasan al-Basri (may Allah bestow His mercy upon him)] said:
"What a bad servant [of the Lord] is he! I am speaking of a servant who fits the following description:
1. He asks for forgiveness (maghfirah), while he is actively engaged in sinful disobedience (ma'siya).
2. He behaves in a humbly submissive manner, so that he may be credited with loyalty (amana), but he is only pretending, to hide his disloyalty (khiyanah).
3. He forbids what is wrong, but does not refrain from it himself.
4. He enjoins what is right, but does not act upon his own instructions.
5. If he gives, he does so very stingily, and if he withholds, he offers no apology.
6. If he is in the best of health, he feels secure, but if he falls sick, he becomes remorseful.
7. If he is impoverished, he feels sad, and if he gets rich, he is subject to temptation.
8. He hopes for salvation, but does not act accordingly.
9. He is afraid of punishment, but takes no precautions against it.
10. He wishes to receive more benefit, but he does not give thanks [for what he has received].
11. He likes the idea of spiritual reward, but he does not practice patience.
12. He expedites sleep and postpones fasting"
Source Salaam Ansar! :)

:w:
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niqaabii
03-24-2005, 04:43 PM
asalam o alaykum
dat is sooo tru
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أحمد
03-24-2005, 04:43 PM
:sl:

:applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

Very good article. I've read it before, only that wasn't in English . . . :p ;)

:w:
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أحمد
03-24-2005, 04:51 PM
:sl:

:D It was actually in Farsi, and I never understood a word of it; so I had it translated to me. That was some time back now . . . :p ;D ;)

:w:
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Uthman
03-24-2005, 05:04 PM
:sl:

Same here! You lead a very interesting life! . . . To say the least!

:w:
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Umm Yoosuf
03-24-2005, 05:09 PM
Asalaamu Alaykum
Thanks for sharing it with us. Indeed i learnt some new things and it made me think.
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Uthman
03-24-2005, 06:50 PM
:sl:

Take a good ol' stroll down here, do ya? ;)

:w:
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Ansar Al-'Adl
03-25-2005, 01:30 AM
Originally Posted by Osman
Salaam Ansar! :)
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:w: Osman! Thanks for the great article! If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have known about this useful site.

:w:
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Uthman
03-29-2005, 06:50 PM


Glad to have been of service to the grand Ansar fruitcake, who shall succeed Emoto-khan to the throne and rule over the smileys ere death takes him. :)

:w:
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Uthman
03-30-2005, 07:16 PM
:sl:

SURELY MY EYES DECEIVE ME!!! HASH HAS POSTED SMILEYS?! THIS IS . . . . . . OH, THE JOY!!! I THINK I'M GOING TO GO INTO CARDIAC ARREST! NO, THAT'S A BAD THING TO SAY. TAWBA TAWBA.

But what? Hash? Throne? Succeed? Nahi!!! Chup karo!!! Tum Jaa Raha hoon!!! How was my urdu for work in progress?? Ansar against Hash!? So we come to it at last . . .. The Great Battle of our time . . . . :p

:w:
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Far7an
05-16-2005, 03:04 PM
Assalamu alaikum

Jazakallah khair for that article
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أحمد
05-30-2005, 12:34 PM
:sl:

:) Ameen . . .

:w:
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Protected_Diamond
05-30-2005, 04:39 PM
:sl: astaghfirullah thats really bad and i think ive got a few of the descriptions maself :zip:
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Uthman
05-31-2005, 09:28 AM
:sl:

Ameen. :'(

:w:
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Rabi'ya
08-12-2005, 04:33 PM
Assalamualaikum sister

Jazak Allah for the reminder....something which it is easy to be guilty of and we must keep these point in constant reminder.

Wsalaam

Rabi'ya:rose:
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Muhammad
08-14-2005, 12:11 PM
:sl:

Jazakallahu Khayr for sharing this, and I would just like to ask if you could also provide the source of the hadeeth Insha'Allaah so we can be further convinced it is authentic,

:w:
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Riya90
01-22-2006, 12:10 PM
Salam
Jazakallah sis . its an excellent article :)
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habib
03-30-2006, 02:32 PM
Masha Allah nice post!

Jazakallah bro!
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mehnaz
03-30-2006, 02:34 PM
Salaam,

MashaAllah really nice post..JazakAllah for sharing it with us...

W'salaam
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hidaayah
07-08-2006, 03:14 AM
:sl:
Ameen. Jazakallah khayr sis.
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seek.learn
07-08-2006, 05:36 AM
Salaam o alaikum,

JazakAllah u khairun sister.

Great post.

Aameen to all the dua's.
May Allah forgive us all and guide us. Aameen.

Alaikum Salaam
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Woodrow
07-08-2006, 05:50 AM
Jazakallahu Khairan Sister,

Thank you for the reminders. They are a good thing for me to review often through out the day. In one manner or another each of them applies to myself. Good reminders for me to review that which I must not let control my life.

You have given out too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later.
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IbnAbdulHakim
07-08-2006, 11:46 AM
jazakALlah khair! printing this out inshaAllah!

:salamext:
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umm-sulaim
07-08-2006, 11:55 AM
Wow that is something wallah! ameen! Yeah thx 4 that.
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muslim_friend
07-08-2006, 12:03 PM
JazakAllah for the article.

May Allah protect us from being that way..
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DAWUD_adnan
07-08-2006, 12:06 PM
:offended: subhanAllah !
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khushnood
07-08-2006, 12:18 PM
Jazakallahakhaira For The Eye Opener Sis!very Sad That I Fit Into A Few Of These Descriptions:'( .
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Thanaa
07-10-2006, 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Umm Salamah
:sl: astaghfirullah thats really bad and i think ive got a few of the descriptions maself :zip:
Me Too....
:embarrass
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searchingsoul
07-27-2006, 07:07 AM
Don't worry Thanaa and Knushnood I fit several of these too. Most of us do. It shouldn't keep us from striving to better ourselves.
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^..sTr!vEr..^
07-27-2006, 07:32 AM
Ameen to the duaa..n jazakAllah for postin that up..
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syilla
07-27-2006, 08:21 AM
errm...errm...the last one...is ...ermm..

amen to the dua...
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09-21-2006, 08:28 AM
Wow....wow....I....wow....speechless....Jazakallah Khair.
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Intisar
10-07-2007, 06:59 PM
:salamext: A great reminder subhanallah! :cry: Jazak'Allahu kheyr.
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