Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim (d. 751H, rahimahullaah Ta’aala) said: “One cannot benefit from Allaah’s blessings of Eemaan and knowledge except for that individual who understands his true state, who holds himself to the limits of his capacity, and does not enter into areas that he is not suitable for, nor exceeds his proper limitations.
Nor does he say, ‘this blessing is from my own efforts or merit,’ rather he has certainty that [it] is only by Allaah, from Allaah, and [via] Allaah that he possesses them. Allaah blessed him with them initially, and maintains them within him, without there having to be a specific reason for this which originates from him as a worshipper, and without him definitely deserving it.
Furthermore, the blessings of Allaah upon him cause him to be humble, and he reflects the state of lowliness of the one who understands that these blessings are not from himself, nor…
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