The One Who Created Death & Life, That He May Test Which Of You Is Best In Action – By Abu Inaayah Seif

Abu Inaayah Seif

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[30/11/2023] The One Who Created Death & Life, That He May Test Which Of You Is Best In Action – By Abu Inaayah Seif حفظه الله. Lesson at Masjid Salafi, Small Heath, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this lesson:

  • Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) on the amazing outcomes of contemplating over the Book of Allāh.
  • Reflections upon the āyah, “Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving.” [Sūrah al-Mulk 67:2]
  • The nature of the dunyā, and our reality in it.
  • The two states in which a person can spend his day.
  • Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) on the wisdom of the dunyā being an abode of tests and trials.
  • Being like a stranger or traveller in the world.
  • Ibn Kathīr (رحمه الله) and Ibn ‘Abbās (رضى الله عنه) on the āyah, “Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.” [Sūrah al-Anbiyā 21:35]
  • Hastening to perform good deeds.
  • The outcome of the one who sells his religion for the dunyā.
  • Imām as-Sa’dī (رحمه الله) on trials we face and the reason for them.
  • Imām as-San’ānī, Fuḍayl b. ‘Iyāḍ and Ibn Kathīr (رحمهم الله) on the meaning of “best in deed”.
  • The outcome of making the hereafter one’s main concern vs making the dunyā one’s main concern.
  • The danger of seeking the pleasure of the people through the anger of Allāh.
  • The pinnacle of ikhlāṣ.
  • Imām Aḥmad and Sufyān ath-Thawrī (رحمهم الله) on the difficulty of rectifying one’s intention.
  • The severity of showing off.
  • The punishment on the Day of Resurrection for those who sought to be seen and heard.
  • The destructive nature of the desire for wealth and fame upon a person’s religion.
  • That which is necessitated by the testification ‘Muḥammad is the Messenger of Allāh’.
  • Following the example of the Companions (رضى الله عنهم) in their staunch adherence to the Sunnah of the Messenger ﷺ.

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