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    Me, Myself & I

    Me, Myself & I


    Shaykh ul –Islaam
    Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah as-Salafi

    From his book
    ‘Za’ad al-Ma’aad’

    Translated by
    Abbas Abu Yahya

    Ibn al-Qayyim said:

    ‘Every Muslim should be warned of the oppression of:

    ‘I – My/Mine – I Possess’
    Indeed these three words are what Iblees (Shaytan), Fir’awn and Qaroon were tried with.

    Iblees said: ‘I am better than him’

    Fir’awn said: ‘Is not mine the Kingdom of Egypt,’

    Qaroon said: ‘This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.’

    So regarding the saying of the Slave of Allaah ‘I’ – then the best that he can be described with is:

    I am a slave who sins, makes mistakes, seeks forgiveness and recognizes this.

    So regarding the saying of ‘My/Mine’ – and those statements similar to that is:

    My sins, my crimes, my humbleness, my depravation and submissiveness.

    So regarding the saying of ‘I Possess’:

    Forgive me for my mistakes and what I do intentionally, in jest, or in seriousness and I possess all these shortcomings.

    [Taken from ‘Za’ad al-Ma’aad’ 2/475 – By Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah]
    Abbas Abu Yahya
    Jeddah, KSA.


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