This is the abode of actions and the abode of remembrance and the abode of being held accountable – the abode of this dunyaa. As for the Hereafter, after the death, then there is nothing but reward.
For what reason have they gathered here?
Those who remember death the most, and those who are best prepared for what comes after it. These are the intelligent ones.
‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez used to gather the fuqahaa. Every night and they would [all] remember death, the Day of Judgment and the Hereafter and then they would weep.
What is the sign of the people perishing?
I know my Religion. If you have lost your Religion go out and look for it.
Indeed the people of Truth and the Sunnah do not follow anyone [unconditionally] except the messenger of Allaah ﷺ, the one who does not speak from his desires – it is only revelation revealed to him.
The Sunnahs of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ reach, as well as escape from every one of us.
The sword was put to my neck five times [and each time] it was not said to me, ‘Leave your madhhab’ but it was said to me, ‘Remain silent about those who are in opposition to you’. So I would say, ‘I will not remain silent’.
When I say something contradicting the Book of Allaah the Exalted or what is narrated from the Messenger ﷺ, then ignore my saying.