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Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon.

 

The Shaykh passed away yesterday, subhaanAllah. May Allah ta’ala forgive him his sins, accept his deeds, and grant him Jannat Al Firdaus. Ameen.

 

May we continue to benefit from the legacy of knowledge he has left behind. Ameen.

 

SubhaanAllah – surely, it is something to reflect upon that within just a few months Shaykh Bakr Aboo Zayd, Dr Saleh As-Saleh, and now, Shaykh Yahya An-Najmee have left us.

 

We ask Allah ta’ala preserve our ‘Ulama and allow us to benefit greatly from the works of those who have past.  Ameen.

 

Wa Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

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“…It befits him to employ…taqwa of Allaah secretly and openly, by exercising caution (wara`) with regards to the sources of his food, drink, dress and earnings. He is perceptive about his time and the corruptions of its people, that he may beware of them regarding his religion. He concentrates on his own situation, having the aspiration to reform whatever is corrupt in his affairs, guarding his tongue and choosing his words. If he speaks, he speaks with knowledge when he sees speech to be correct. If he remains silent, he remains silent with knowledge when he sees silence to be correct. He rarely delves into that which does not concern him. He fears from his tongue things more severe than he fears from his enemy. He imprisons his tongue the way he imprisons his enemy, so that he may be safe from its evil and bad consequences…He is accomodating in countenance, pure in speech. He does not allow himself to be praised for qualities he has, how then for qualities he does not have? He is wary of his self, that it should overcome him for what he desires, of the things that will anger his Master. He does not backbite anyone. He does not look down upon anyone. He does not abuse anyone. he is not happy at the afflictions of others. He neither transgresses upon anyone, nor envies him.

 

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Whosoever Turns Away …

But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur’ân nor acts on its orders, etc.) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection.”

… 20:124

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