Just as sleeping too much leads to these problems, resisting and avoiding sleep will lead to other problems such as bad moods, muddled thinking, and exhaustion that prevents one from understanding and working properly, and it can lead to many fatal illnesses, whereby a person will not be able to think properly and will feel physically weak.
Creation is based on balance and whoever adheres to moderation has achieved all goodness.
As for what the deniers (i.e. the Mu’tazilah) say in that they (the magicians) did that with the ropes and sticks what necessitated their movement and motion, such as using mercury and other (such things) until they expanded (and appeared to move), then this is falsehood from many different angles.
For if it had been like that, this would not have then been imagination (of movement) (khiyaal), rather it would have been an actual true and real movement, and hence, this would not then have been bewitching the eyes of the people, and that is not called magic (sihr), rather merely an art (skill) from the shared arts.
The knowledge seeker is distinguished by some traits, which include:
• His pursuit of goodness wherever it may exist;
• He loves goodness, strives for it and invites others to it.
• He is the one known for his wisdom in times of hardship, and for his forbearance and discernment, his understanding and judgment of matters in the light of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger
Whenever one writes the Name of Allah, the Exalted, he should follow it up with a description of exaltation, such as “Ta’ala” (the Exalted)
Whenever he writes the name of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), he should write after it “as-Salatu was-Salamu ‘alayh” (prayers and peace be upon him)
If one comes across mention of a Companion – let alone the major ones – he should write “Radhi Allaahu ‘anhu” (may Allah be Pleased with him)
The Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) said:
“The sun has never been held back for a human being from setting except for Yoosha‘ (Joshua) on the day he was marching to Jerusalem (Bayt ul-Maqdis).”
We have not come across any basis for the story about the sun being held back from rising until Bilaal ibn Rabah (رضي الله عنه) gave the adhaan, in any saheeh or da‘eef report, or even in any fabricated (mawdoo‘) hadeeth that is known.
I have not come across any basis supporting the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the Qur’an or the Sunnah. Its celebration was not reported from any Muslim scholars who are the good example to be followed in religious matters and who abided by the practices of their pious predecessors. Rather, it is a Bid`ah introduced by the falsifiers and a desire raised by the gluttonous (i.e. a desire through which greedy people became rich).