Author: Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali
Translator: Abu Rumaysah
Publisher: Daar us Sunnah Publishers
About the Book: Bukhari records on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa salam) said, “Your actions alone will not save any of you.” They asked, ‘Messenger of Allah, not even you?’ He replied, “Not even me, unless Allah were to envelop me in His mercy. Be firm; steadfast and balanced; and journey [to Allah] at the beginning of the day, and the portion of the latter part of the night. Moderation, moderation! Through this, you will attain your goal!” He also recorded this hadith in another place with the wording, “This religion is easy, none makes it hard upon himself except that it overwhelms him; therefore be firm, steadfast, and balanced; upon which have glad tidings! Seek help in this by journeying [to Allah] at the beginning of the day, at the end of the day, and a portion of the latter part of the night.
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The Ibn Rajab series entirely and this book in particular is a truly scholarly work. The way one hadith has been explained shows the depth in the words of the Messenger SAWS as well as the intellect of those interpreting the meaning and connotations. Filled with inspiring and thought provoking narrations, this is a classic work that everyone must expose their hearts and mind to.
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