Be Mindful of Allah
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
Nur al-Iqtibas fi Mishkat Wasiyyat an-Nabi Li-Ibn 'Abbas
This book is a commentary of the invaluable advice of the Prophetﷺ to ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAbbās, which begins with the words, ‘Be mindful of Allah and He will be mindful of you.’ The famed eighth-century traditionalist Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī takes the reader on a thought-provoking journey through the meanings that can be derived from the hadith, in a manner that is scholarly and comprehensive, yet also easily understood. He explains that the hadith ‘contains great counsel and comprehensive principles from the most important and most significant aspects of the religion’, such as the rights we owe Allah ﷻ and what He has promised to give us if we fulfil those rights. Ibn Rajab supports his arguments with verses of the Qur’an, additional narrations of the Prophet ﷺ (whose transmissions are analysed), sayings of the Companions and their followers, and insightful stories and poems.