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October 17, 2010

Article: The Fitnah of Doubts and Desires

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Note: Insha-Allah, the Recover Ramadan posts will be only twice a week, insha-Allah. I barely managed to post them every day and it seems many people are still reading Step 1!

So, we’ll be having daily posts as usual, insha-Allah but I’ll alternate between Project Recover Ramadan, the Teensie-Weensie  Tips, the Remember Ramadan Ramblings and other stuff.]

What’s “Fitnah”? It means trials and tribulations.

And as we all face them, we need to understand more about them.

Basically, there are two types of trials. One has to do with aqeedah (creed) and the other has to do with desires.

The former is worse than the latter although many people mistakenly regard the latter as being worse.

Here’s a article that clarifies the whole issue. PLEASE read it.

The Fitnah of Doubts and Desires by Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullah)

You’ll also find this article useful, insha-Allah.

Again, I will request all of you to read it.

It’s strange. Many people seem to read normal blog posts (by ignorant writers like me) but when they are provided with the writings of REAL scholars which contain IMPORTANT information, they don’t read them.

“He (Musa) said, “Would you exchange that which is better for that which is lower?” [Surah Al-Baqarah (2) : 61]

Better = Writings of scholars, no matter how difficult you find them to read.

Lesser = Writings of ignorant people like me, no matter how much you may enjoy reading them.

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