Saturday, January 21, 2012
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Which is better: Ribaat or Residing in Makkah for
by al-Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah
Which is better: Ribaat or Residing in Makkah for worship?
Shaykh al-Islaam, Ahmad bin Taymiyyah, may Allah sanctify his soul about the hadeeth,
'Guarding a night at the shores is better than a mans actions for his family, for a
thousand years;' and on the residents of Makkah and al-Quds and al-Madeenah, (who
reside) with the intention of worship and total devotion to Allah, the Most High, and the
ones who reside in Dimyaat and Alexandria and Tripoli with the intention of
Ribaat...which of them is better?
So he answered: