Strangers Essay

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Advice to the Strangers (Within Islâm) Abdul-Wahid bin Abdullaah al-Muhaidib Wasiyyatu Ghareeb Verily all praise belongs to Allâh, we praise Him, seek His Aid and His Forgiveness. Whomsoever Allâh guides there is none to misguide and whomsoever Allâh misguides there is none to guide. I testify that there is none deserving of worship except Allâh alone without any partners and I testify that Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam is His servant and His Messenger. Allâh the Exalted said in His Mighty Book: Know that the life of this world is nothing but play and amusement, glitter, mutual boasting and rivalry amongst yourselves in (the accumulation of) wealth and children. Just like the example of the rain and the growth it brings which brings delight to the tillers. Then it withers and you see it become yellow. Then it dries and crumbles away. But in the hereafter there is an intense punishment as well as forgiveness from Allâh and His good pleasure. And this life is nothing but a deceiving entertainment. Be foremost in seeking forgiveness from your Lord and a garden whose width is as the width of the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who believe in Allâh and His Messengers. That is the bounty of Allâh and He gives His bounty to whomsoever He pleases, and Allâh is the Possessor of great bounty and grace. My brother and sister for the sake of Allâh, in compliance with what Allâh the Exalted has enjoined upon the Muslim regarding the giving of advice to his Muslim brothers and sisters, I present this advice to you. Perhaps Allâh will bring about benefit on account of it. Jareer ibn Abdullaah radiallaahu 'anhu said: We gave the pledge of allegiance to the Messenger of Allâh sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam for establishing prayer, giving the zakah and giving advice to every Muslim. My brother and sister for the sake of Allâh, this is advice to a stranger which I

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