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Published on October 25th, 2016 | by Abu Umayza | Views:



Deliver the Message, Don’t Argue

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحـمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آلـه وصحبه ومن والاه


Al-Hafidh Al Haytham Ibn Jameel (d. 213 AH) said:

ﻗﻠﺖ ﻟﻤﺎﻟﻚ ﺑﻦ ﺃﻧﺲ: اﻟﺮﺟﻞ ﻳﻜﻮﻥ ﻋﺎﻟﻤﺎ ﺑﺎﻟﺴﻨﺔ ﺃﻳﺠﺎﺩﻝ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ؟ ﻗﺎﻝ: ﻻ، ﻭﻟﻜﻦ ﻳﺨﺒﺮ ﺑﺎﻟﺴﻨﺔ ﻓﺈﻥ ﻗﺒﻠﺖ ﻣﻨﻪ ﻭﺇﻻ ﺳﻜﺖ

جامع بيان العلم ٩٣٥/٢ ~

“(Imam) Malik was asked, ‘If a man is well learned in the (affairs of the) Sunnah, should he (debate and) argue about it?’ He replied, ‘No, but he should inform the people about the Sunnah, so if it’s accepted (from him then it’s good) otherwise keep silent.'”

It remained a generally common practise of our a’immah that they would never argue or debate about matters of Deen. Exceptionally they would engage detractors and trouble-makers whose increasing influence was confusing the masses; yet their rebuttals and clarifications carried with them aura of dignity and self-respect.

Contrast to today, those who have little or seemingly no knowledge about the Sunnah are ironically engaged in bitter disputes about matters of Deen, leading to altercations and more. And worse still is the fact that most of the arguing rests on subsidiary matters that are of secondary and tertiary nature!

Sh. ‘Abd Al-Azeez At-Tarifi hafidhahullah made an insightful point when he said,

“The greatest reason for the failure and defeat of the Ummah is disputing over specifics, in an age of conflict over fundamentals”:

{ وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ ۖ وَاصْبِرُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ }

Yet feeding their own massive egos seems more apt. May Allah grant us the wisdom and baseerah to navigate through the multitude of trials inflicting the Ummah today. Ameen.

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The more the people are guided to follow the goodness, the greater the opportunity for him to get the reward.

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