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Important Advice from The Proof and The Sheikh for Today's Muslims

 

Hujjat al-Islam Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali d. 505 a.h [may Allah have mercy upon him.] said:

“Thus, if you see a scholar of law wading into declaring others infidels and misguided, shun him and do not busy your heart nor tongue with him! Indeed, provocations in knowledge are from people’s nature, and the ignorant one is not able to exercise patience with it. And because of this, differences have multiplied amongst people. And if the knowledge was forcefully taken from the ignorant, then differences would subside.”

Al-Hafidh al-Dhahabi [may Allah have mercy upon him] states, “I heard our Sheikh, Ibn Taymiyyah d. 728 a.h [may Allah have mercy upon him], say towards the end of his life, “I will never declare anyone from the people of the Qiblah (Muslim direction of prayer) as a rejecter of faith.”

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  • Subhanallah indeed those are words of wisdom and especially relevant to our time today. Too often we see people just begging to start a quarrel over minor differences and very few willing to let it go and move on. May Allah help us set our priorities towards what is pleasing to Him and beneficial for the ummah.

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