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What to do if a person who is argumentative and fond of debating comes to you?

Imam Malik said:

“If a debater comes to you, then make clear the sunnah to him but do not debate him”

Shaykh ibnu Uthaymeen comments: Because if you made clear the sunnah to him, then you have placed the proof upon him between his hands (before him). If he then (still) debates, then he is debating Allah (as the proof/sunnah is from Allah) and he is not debating you. So clarify the sunnah to him and refrain from debating about it (the issue), because what is compulsory upon the one whom the sunnah has been made clear to is to accept it without debating.

Tafsir Surah An-Nisaa V.63

How to protect yourself from the punishment of the grave and Hell fire

Shaykh ibnu Uthaymeen said:

A muslim shields himself from them by performing righteous actions which brings him closer to Allah. A righteous action comprises of two conditions:

1st: Ikhlaas (sincerity) for Allah, by way that he does not intend his actions of worship except for Allah and the Hereafter. He should not intend showing off to other people in order to earn praise or something from the Dunya.

2nd: That he does not introduce a new affair (innovation) from himself in Allah’s religion, for indeed Allah does not accept an action except if it’s done sincerely for him and is in agreement with his legislation.

Allah says in a Hadith Qudsee: “I am free from having a partner (equal) whosoever performs an action and ascribes a partner with me in it, i will abandon him and his shirk” [Muslim: #2985]

And the Prophet (sallaaAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever performs an action that is not from our affair (religion), then it is rejected” [Al-Bukharee # 2550 & Muslim #1718]

And from the means to protection from the punishment of the grave is that he protects himself from urine and cleans it completely. As the Hadith of ibnu Abbaas mentions that the Prophet (sallaaAllahu alayhi wa sallam) passed by two graves and He said: “Indeed they are being punished, and they are not being punished for something that was difficult, as for one of them he never used to protect himself from his urine and as for the other he used to walk around tale-carrying” [Al-Bukharee #215 & Muslim #292]

And from the means also is for a person to constantly seek refuge in Allah from the punishment of the grave, for this reason the Prophet (sallaaAllahu alayhi wa sallam) commanded us to seek refuge from four things in the last tashahud of the salaah: “O Allah truly i seek refuge in you from the punishment of the grave, from the punishment of the Hell fire, from the trials of life and death and from the evil trial of the dajjaal” [Al-Bukharee #798 & Muslim #587]
Fataawaa Noor Alaa Ad-Darb (12/12-13)

Cultivate good deeds for your Hereafter

Shaykh ibnu Uthaymeen said:

“The Worldly life (Dunya) is a place for cultivating (good deeds) for the Hereafter, and whosoever does not cultivate for his Hereafter has ruined it (i.e his dunya) and has ruined his Hereafter.”

Source: الضياء اللامع ٦٥/١

Translators Note: The one who ruins his worldly life is the one who fails to make use of it, by failing to do good deeds and having sound belief in accordance to the Qur’aan and Sunnah.