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A Khutbah regarding a cautioning of
adhering to Desires

By: Shaykh Saleh Bin Fawzan Bin 'Abdillah Al-Fawzan <
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The 3th day of Muharram in the Year 1430 after Hijrah

From the Book: Al-Khutubul-Minbariyah Volume #1 pages 446-449
Translation provided By: Abu Sulaymaan Muhammad Ibn Baker



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Table of Contents

Introduction .................................................................................................................. 3

The desires of man ......................................................................................................... 4

Choosing the love of Allah & His messenger over his desires ................... 5

Having love for Allah mandates action .............................................................. 6

Having love for Allah mandates following the messenger & loving
him more than all creation ...................................................................................... 7

Sacrificing for the love of Allah & his messenger .......................................... 8

Preferring the love of Allah over one's soul ................................................... 10

The origin of disobedience & innovation .......................................................... 11

Placing one's desires over the legislation ......................................................... 13

Conclusion ...................................................................................................................... 16



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Introduction


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All praises belongs to Allah the Lord of all that exists. He has created us, provided for
us and has not left us abandoned. Rather He has sent to us a messenger showing us to
the way to good and forbidding us from the path of evil and wickedness. He enjoins
upon us obey him as well as to adhere to him in order that we may obtain bliss in the
Dunya' and the Hereafter. In addition, I bear witness that none has right to be
worshipped in truth except for Allah alone who has no partners. I bear witness that
Muhammad is the servant and last messenger of Allah. May Allah praises be upon
him, his family, his companions as well as everyone who adheres to him
(Muhammad) and clings to his Sunnah until the Day of Judgment.






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The desires of man

As for that, this is to follow:

O mankind, have Taqwaa of Allah and know you have not been created in vain,
and you haven't been left to no end; rather your deeds and your statements will be
accounted for within a book that no minor thing or major thing will be left except
that it will be recorded. Afterwards you will be held accountable upon that on the Last
Day, and you will be recompensed according to thatso whoever finds good then let
him praise Allah and whoever finds evil then don't blame (anyone) except himself.
Afterwards, Indeed man is within this worldly life desiring and loving with his heart
and that is inevitable. So if he desires good and loves that which came with the
Messenger his soul becomes pleased by it and he hates wickedness and acts of
disobedienceso this is the believer.
Therefore, if he desires wickedness and acts of disobedience, and dislikes that which
came with the prophet --then he is either a disbeliever or a Hypocrite.
Thus in the hadith from the Prophet said:

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"None of you will have complete faith until his desires adheres to what I have came with."
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Hadith on the authority of 'Abdullah bin 'Umar Al-'Aas - mentioned in Forty Hadith (hadith # 41) of
Imam Nawawee - and in his book Hujjah. Shaykh Bin Baaz - was asked about its authenticity he
replied, "some of the Scholars have mentioned this narration who have deemed it to have a Saheeh Isnad (i.e. chain
of narrators) and there are also others who deem this hadith of be Da'eef. Among them is Ibn Rajb in his book Jamee'
Ulum wal Hikmah (volume 2 page 23) he stated: "the authencaon of this hadith is very far from being Saheeh."
Also Shaykh Al-Albaani - mentioned in his book Mashkaatul-Masabeeh (hadith # 167), "its Isnad is Da'eef." And
mentions additionally in his book Dhilaalul-Jannah (#16), "the chain is Da'eef due to Na'eem Bin Hamad because of his
abundant mistakes/errors." Additionally Shaykh Yahya Al-Hajoori - mentions in his Explanation of Forty
Hadith a number of defects in the chain of narrators.
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Choosing the love of Allah & His messenger over his
desires

Allah mentions throughout the Noble Qur'an verses indicating to that. Allah says:
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"But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad) judge in all
disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them)
with full submission."
[An-Nisaa' 4:65]
Moreover, Allah says:
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"It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that
they should have any option in their decision."
[Al-Ahzab 33:36]
Allah says:
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"That is because they hate that which Allh has sent down (this Qur'n and Islmic laws, etc.), so
He has made their deeds fruitless."
[Muhammad 47:9]

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Having love for Allah mandates action

In addition, Allah says:
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Then how (will it be) when the angels will take their souls at death, smiting their faces and their
backs? That is because they followed that which angered Allh, and hated that which pleased Him.
Therefore, He made their deeds fruitless. Or do those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy); think
that Allh will not bring to light all their hidden ill wills?
[Muhammad 47:27-29]
Therefore, the obligation upon every believer is that he loves whatever Allah loves, a
type of love that makes it a duty upon him to perform, that which is obligatory on
him. Therefore, when his love will increases to the point he will perform that which is
recommended of him, that is a virtue and a surplus of good.
It is a duty upon the believer to dislike whatever Allah dislikes, a type of dislike that
makes it a duty upon him to abstain from whatever Allah has made unlawful upon
him. Therefore, when the dislike increases to the point he will abandon what is
appropriate for him to abandon freeing from that, which is a virtue.
Having a love for acts of obedience and performing it as well as having hatred for the
unlawful acts and being distance from them is an indication to having a love for Allah
and His messenger, an indication to following the Messenger.


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Having love for Allah mandates following the
messenger & loving him more than all creation

Indeed Allah says:
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"Say (O Muhammad to mankind),"If you (really) love Allh then follow me (i.e. accept Islmic
Monotheism, follow the Qur'n and the Sunnah), Allh will love you and forgive you of your sins.
And Allh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
[Aal-'Imran 3:31]
Moreover, it has been affirmed in Bukhari and Muslim from the Prophet that he
said:

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"None of you will have complete faith until I become more beloved to you than yourself, your children,
your family, and all of mankind."
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Therefore, the believer is not a true believer until he places the love of the Messenger
over the love of all of creation. The love of the Messenger comes after the love of
Allah. Whoever loves Allah and His messenger rightfully he will place the obedience
of them both over the desires of his soul, and it pleasures from wealth, children, and
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Hadith on the authority of Anas - mentioned in Imam Ahmad Musnad, agreed upon in Bukhari &
Muslim, Sunan Nisaae', and in Ibn Majah. Shaykh Al-Albaani - graded the hadith to be Saheeh in his book
Saheeh Jamee' Hadith # 7582.
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Sacrificing for the love of Allah & his messenger

So when these things contradict with the love of Allah and His messenger Allah
says:
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"Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have
gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight ... are dearer
to you than Allh and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His Cause , then wait until
Allh brings about His Decision (torment). And Allh guides not the people who are Al-Fsiqn
(the rebellious, disobedient to Allh)."
[At-Tawbah 9:24]
In addition, for that reason the Muhaajirun abandoned their hometown and wealth
when staying in their hometown conflicted with the obedience of Allah and His
Messenger. Allah says:
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"(And there is also a share in this booty) for the poor emigrants, who were expelled from their homes
and their property, seeking Bounties from Allh and to please Him, and helping Allh (i.e. helping
His religion) and His Messenger (Muhammad ). Such are indeed the truthful (to what they say)."
[Al-Hashr 59:8]

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So they had obtained the pleasure of Allah because of that, and their replacement
of good from what they abandoned, Allah says:
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"Those who emigrated in the Cause of Allh and after that were killed or died, surely, Allh will
provide a good provision for them. And verily, it is Allh Who indeed is the Best of those who make
provision Truly, He will make them enter an entrance with which they shall be well-pleased, and
verily, Allh indeed is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing."
[Al-Hajj 22:58-59]










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Preferring the love of Allah over one's soul


Whoever prefers the love of Allah over his soul's desires, then places what Allah loves
before what he loves he will discover the sweetness of true faith. In Bukhari and
Muslim from the Prophet said:
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"Three qualities whoever has within him he has discovered the sweetness of true faith. That Allah
and His Messenger become more beloved to him than everything else other than those two, that he
loves a person for no other reason except for Allah, and that he dislikes to be returned to disbelief
after Allah had rescued him from it just like that he dislikes to be thrown into the Hellfire."
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Hadith on the authority of Anas - mentioned in Imam Ahmad Musnad, agreed upon in Bukhari &
Muslim, Ibn Majah, Sunan Nisaae', and in Sunan Tirmidhi. Shaykh Al-Albaani - graded the hadith to be
Saheeh in his book Saheeh Jamee' Hadith # 3044.

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The origin of disobedience & innovation


All forms of disobedience verily origins from placing the person's desires over the
love of Allah and Messenger. Indeed Allah distinguishes the polytheist with adhering
to their desires throughout many places in the Noble Qur'an. Allah says:
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"But if they answer you not (i.e. do not believe in your doctrine of Islmic Monotheism, nor follow
you), then know that they only follow their own lusts. And who is more astray than one who follows
his own lusts, without guidance from Allh?"
[Al-Qasas 28:50]
The people of innovation verily introduce their novelties adhering to their desires
contradicting to the legislation of Allah and for that reason; the innovator is called
ashabul-ah'waa (i.e. the people of desires). Those who legislate with manmade laws and
contradict the legislation of Allah, verily what carry them to following their desires
that contradict the legislate of Allah. Allah says:
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"Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our) commandment [like the one
which We commanded Our Messengers before you (i.e. legal ways and laws of the Islmic
Monotheism)]. So follow you that (Islmic Monotheism and its laws), and follow not the desires of
those who know not."
[Al-Jaathiyah 45:18]


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In addition, Allah says:
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"So judge between them by what Allh has revealed, and follow not their vain desires."
[Al-Ma'idah 5:48]
Moreover, whosoever obeys his desires regarding contradicting the command of Allah
then indeed, he has taken his desire as a deity other than Allah. Allah says:
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"Have you (O Muhammad) seen him who has taken as his ilh (god) his own desire? Would you
then be a Wakl (a disposer of his affairs or a watcher) over him?"
[Al-Fur'qan 25:43]
In addition, Allah says:
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"Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilh (god), and Allh knowing (him
as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then
will guide him after Allh? Will you not then remember?"
[Al-Jaathiyah 45:23]




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Placing one's desires over the legislation

Moreover, the rest of the acts of disobedience occur because of putting forth one's
desires over the love of Allah and His Messenger. So the one who abandons the
Prayer with the congregation without a legitimate excuse (i.e. legislatively), then verily
he did that following his desires and the lusts of his soul. Allah says:
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"Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salt (the prayers) [i.e. made their
Salt (prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering
them in their proper fixed times, etc.] and have followed lusts."
[Maryam 19:59]
Thus, this individual hears the Adhaan and does not leave out to perform the prayer
with the Muslims. Verily, he did that out of having a love for sleep, or laziness, or out
of being busy with amusement and play, or having a love for amassing wealth and
having love for the vanities of the Dunya'. Allah says:
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"O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of
Allh. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers."
[Al-Munafiqun 63:9]




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Moreover, Allah says:
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"O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salt (prayer) on the day of
Friday (Jumu'ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allh [Jumu'ah religious talk (Khutbah) and
Salt (prayer)] and leave off business (and every other thing), that is better for you if you did but
know!"
[Al-Jumu'ah 62:9]
Moreover, the announcement regarding the Salatul Fajr says:

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"Salt is better than sleep."
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Thus, whoever loves Allah and His messenger he will abandon sleep and will respond
to the call of Allah.






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This narration mentioned on the authority of Salim from his father mentioned in Ibn Majah's collection of
HadeethShaykh Al-Albaani graded this hadith to be Da'eef (i.e. weak & not to be taken) , as well as the
same narration mentioned in Imam Malik's Mawati ; Shaykh - graded it to be Da'eef in his book Mashkaatul-
Masabeeh # 652.

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Just like what Allah says:
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"Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in fear and hope, and they spend (charity in
Allh's Cause) out of what We have bestowed on them. No person knows what is kept hidden for
them of joy as a reward for what they used to do."
[As-Sajdah 32:16-17]
Therefore, whoever has preferred the love of sleep to the love of Allah and His
messenger, and then verily, he will remain in his bed and will not respond the call of
Allah. Then the Shaytaan will urinate in his ear and tie on the person three knots and
he, Shaytaan, will say to the person,
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"I will put you to sleep for a long time."
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"And the person's punishment in the grave (i.e. for sleeping over the time of the prayer intentionally
without a legislative excuse) is that his head will be crushed by a rock. and every time his head is
crushed it will return to its former state when he would find the Fajr Prayer burdensome and he
would turn away it (i.e. praying it in its proper time)."
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Just like the prophet informs of that.

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Hadith of Abi Hurairah - mentioned in Imam Ahmad Musnad, agreed upon in Bukhari & Muslim,
Sunan Abi Dawud, Ibn Majah, and Sunan Nisaae'. Shaykh Al-Albaani - graded the hadith to be Saheeh in his
book Saheeh Jamee' hadith #8107.
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A long hadith on the authority of Samrah Bin Jun'dub - mentioned in Imam Ahmad Musnad, and
Agreed upon in Bukhari & Muslim. Shaykh Al-Albaani - graded the hadith to be Saheeh in his book Saheeh
Jaame' Hadith #3462.

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Conclusion


So have Taqwaa of Allah O servant of Allah He says:
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"And follow not your desire for it will mislead you from the Path of Allh. Verily! Those who
wander astray from the Path of Allh (shall) have a severe torment, because they forgot the Day of
Reckoning."
[Saad 38:26]

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May Allah bless me and you all concerning the Tremendous Qur'an.