Monday, February 28, 2011

The Biography of Shiekh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

‎'People have differing opinions about the Sufis, some of them exaggerate and see them as the greatest Muslims. There are some who see all the Sufis as innovators, and have left the fold of Islam but this is slanderous. The best opinion about them is that they are a hard working Muslim faction who had worked hard to arrive at the truth. So some of them are unjust to themselves, some of them are frugal and some of them vie in doing good deeds. There are also attached factions that don't belong to the Sufis at all.' - amazing justice shown by Ibn Taymiyyah in his take on Sufis related in part 2 of the video below.

The speaker continued.. "I, in fact, had a discussion with the scholar and Imam, Ibn Baz, may God have mercy on him, before his death about this matter, so I wanted to hear his opinion on what he felt to be true. I asked him if we should adopt Ibn Taymiyyah's opinion about the Sufis, Ibn Baz said two or three times (I'm not exactly sure), he said: "This is my opinion, this is my opinion." I was sitting with him in a private session of three people, no more and he said those completely impartial words of Ibn Taymiyyah were fair."

We have to strive to be fair and uphold justice no matter what..

Allah says in the Noble Qur'an:

"O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do.” [Sûrah al-Mâ’idah: 8]

Allah Almighty knows best.

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