Eat together

Eat together and do not eat separately, for the blessing is in being together. -Sunan Ibn Majah- حَدَّثَنَا الْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ الْخَلَّالُ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا الْحَسَنُ بْنُ مُوسَى قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ دِينَارٍ، قَهْرَمَانُ آلِ الزُّبَيْرِ قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ سَالِمَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَبِي، يَقُولُ، سَمِعْتُ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ، يَقُولُ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «كُلُوا جَمِيعًا، وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا، فَإِنَّ الْبَرَكَةَ مَعَ الْجَمَاعَةِ» -سنن ابن ماجه-

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Three types of patience

THE FIRST: Patience to abstain from sins. It is to patiently continue refraining from sins and rebellion (against Allah). That is, it is the patience shown by abstaining from the things Allah prohibits. A person being patient by not eating something prohibited, turning his face away from the opposite sex and not gazing, and his striving not to commit sins like gambling, drinking alcohol and practicing usury are the examples for this type of patience. It is called taqwa (piety). The best example of this is the patience of Yusuf…

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A subtle point related to two noble hadiths

The first: The ink expended by the scholars of the truth will on the Day of Resurrection be weighed by the measure of the blood of the martyrs, and be on a par therewith. (See Kanz al-‘Ummāl, 28901) The second:   He who holds fast to my sunnah when my Community has become corrupted shall have the reward of a hundred martyrs. (See al-Targhīb wa al-Tarhīb, 1:61) That is, winning the reward of one hundred martyrs is possible for the one who holds fast to the Exalted Sunnah and to…

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