Ibn Rajab on Shyness

Aḥmad and ibn Ḥibbān record on the authority of ʿAbdullāh b. al-Mughaffal (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhu) that a man met a woman who used to be a prostitute in the Days of Ignorance. While flirting with her, he extended his hand towards her upon which she said, 'Stop, Allāh has removed

Ibn Rajab on ‘Moderation’

The Prophet (sallAllāhu ‘alayhī wasallam) said, “Moderation, moderation! Through this will you attain your goal!” This statement encourages us to be moderate in worship in a way that avoids both extremes of excess and deficiency. It is for this reason that he (sallAllāhu ‘alayhī wasallam) repeated it twice. Al-Bazzār records

Ibn Rajab on the Sound Heart

The only person who will be successful tomorrow is one who meets Allāh with a sound heart, containing none save Him, “…the Day when neither wealth nor sons will be of any use – except for he who comes to Allāh with a sound and flawless heart.” The sound heart is

Protect Allah, Allah Will Protect You

Ibn Rajab on the Protection of Allāh In His Book, Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) has informed us that He is the Protector of the believers and that He protects the righteous; subsumed by this is the fact that He safeguards what is good for them both in this life and

Ibn Rajab’s secret to Ramadan readiness

Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbali’s Lata’if al Ma’arif is a detailed treatise on the merits, virtues and practices for the months of the Islamic calendar. His chapter on Ramaḍān is a masterful compilation of the narrations and āyāt related to preparing for, transforming through, and reflecting on Ramaḍān, alongside commentary that pulls it all