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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝The slave of Allaah cannot actualize ‘You are the One that we worship’ except with two principles: one of them is following the Messenger and the second is having sincerity (Ikhlaas) for the one worshipped.❞

[‘Tahdeeb al-Madrij’ (No. 68) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Sincerity for Allaah is that a person’s intent is for Allaah and intends everything for Him, causing fountains of wisdom to spring up from his heart on to his tongue.❞

[‘an-Naboowaat’ (No. 147) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Whenever the sincerity of the slave of Allaah strengthens, his worship becomes more complete.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’ (10/198) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝In relation to the amount of Tawheed a slave has for his Lord, and his sincerity for the religion for Allaah is the amount he is deserving of the generosity of Allaah upon him, from intercession and other things.❞

[‘As-Sarim al-Monkey’, (No. 390) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Rajab [رحمه الله] said:

❝A person does not show his actions to the creation, except due to his ignorance of the Greatness of the Creator.❞

[‘Kalimat ul-Ikhlaas’, (No. 31) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Ikhlaas cannot be achieved except after having Zuhud, and there is no Zuhud except after having Taqwa, and Taqwa is following the commands (of Allaah and His Messenger) and keeping away from prohibitions.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (1/94) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Rajab [رحمه الله] said:

❝Strive today in implementing Tawheed, since there is nothing that will deliver you to Allaah except Tawheed. Also, be eager in fulfilling its rights, since there is nothing that can save you from the fire except Tawheed.❞

[‘Kalimat ul-Ikhlaas’, (No. 54) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Whoever is sincere in regards to the actions of the Deen, which he does for Allaah, then he is from the pious Awliyah of Allaah.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (1/8) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝If you correct your hidden deeds subsequently Allaah will correct your outward deeds.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (3/277) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝Having the correct understanding of the Deen is light which Allaah throws into the heart of the slave of Allaah, which is increased by having the Taqwa of Allaah and having good intent.❞

[‘Ilaam al-Muaq’een’, (1/69) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝Ikhlaas is the way to salvation, Islaam is the ship to safety and
Emaan is the seal of security.❞

[‘Dar miftah as-Sa’ada’, (1/74) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Certainly the strength of Yusuf’s sincerity [عليه سلم] was stronger than the beauty of Azeez’s wife, stronger than her allure, and his want for her.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (10/602) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝The heart of the truthful person is filled with the light of truth and he
has the light of Emaan.❞

[‘Madarij as-Salikeen’, (2/282) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝The sincere person is fortified by Allaah due to his worship of Him Alone, intending his Face Alone. He has humility for Him Alone, and hope in Him Alone, requesting from Him Alone, submissiveness for Him Alone and has a dire need of Him Alone.❞

[‘Madarij as-Salikeen’, (2/202) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝There is nothing that drives away the afflictions of this world except Tawheed. That is why the supplication of the distressed person is with Tawheed. Such as, the supplication of Yunus. The distressed person does not supplicate by what Yunus supplicated with except that Allaah releases him from his hardship with Tawheed.

There is nothing more gruesome for the distressed person except shirk, and there is nothing that can rescue you from it except Tawheed, it is the refuge for the creation, its shelter, its fortress and its aid.❞

[‘al-Fawaid’, (No. 96)  | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Rajab [رحمه الله] said:

❝The reward is doubled in accordance with one perfecting his Islaam and with his perfecting the strength of Ikhlaas, in that action.❞

[‘Jama’ al-Aloom’, (2/316) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝If a benefit could be achieved from an action performed without
Ikhlaas, then Allaah would not have criticised the hypocrites.❞

[‘al-Fawaid’, (No. 65) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Without doubt al-Ikhlaas negates the reason for entering into the Fire, therefore, who ever enters the fire, from those who said: ‘‘la illah ila Allaah’ (there is none worthy of worship except Allaah)’ then this is proof that he never implemented the sincerity of ‘‘la illah ila Allaah’’ which would have prohibited him from the fire.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (10/261) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Rajab [رحمه الله] said:

❝If the slave of Allaah perfects his Tawheed and his sincerity for Allaah and he establishes / fulfills all its conditions with his heart, and his tongue and his limbs then forgiveness for his past sins becomes obligatory.❞

[‘Jama’ al-Aloom’, (2/417) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Fitnah continues upon the heart, except if the Deen of the slave is completely for Allaah.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (10/545) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Without doubt, the sincere person has tasted the sweetness of his worship for Allaah, this is what stops him from performing worship for other than Allaah, since there is nothing more sweet or more blessed for the heart than the sweetness of Emaan in Allaah the Lord of the worlds.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (10/215) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝The different grades of doing actions for Allaah are in relation to what is in the heart from Emaan, sincerity, love and that what follows them.❞

[‘al-Waabil as-Sayib’, (No. 22) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝Sincerity is not combined in the heart along with the love of being praised by the people, and being commended by them, and also having greed for what the people have, except like water being combined with fire.❞

[‘al-Fawaid’, (No. 267)  | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝Ikhlaas and Tawheed are a tree in the heart. Its branches are good actions. Its fruits are a good life in this world, and eternal comfort in the Hereafter, and just like in Paradise the fruits whose supply is not cut off, nor are they out of reach, likewise are the fruits of Tawheed and Ikhlaas in this world.❞

[‘al-Fawaid’, (No. 292) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝An action done without Ikhlaas and without following the Messenger is like a traveler whose sock becomes filled with sand, which weighs him down, and has no benefit.❞

[‘al-Fawaid’, (No. 89) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn al-Qayyim [رحمه الله] said:

❝Allaah loves from His slave that he beautifies his tongue with the truth, and his heart with Ikhlaas and love, turning repentantly and reliance upon Allaah.❞

[‘al-Fawaid’, (No. 327) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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Ibn Taymiyāh [رحمه الله] said:

❝Having sincerity for the Deen of Allaah is the foundation of justice,
likewise committing Shirk with Allaah is a great injustice.❞

[‘al-Fatawa’, (1/87) | Abbas Abu Yahya]

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