A statement of Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi that brings tears to the eyes!
Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
As you all know, we do not take the course of war; rather we take the course to advise you and the Muslims. Allaah alone knows the intentions. At present my two feet are at the doorstep of the grave. Neither do I want anything of the Dunyah nor a (lofty) position. [ولله الحمد]—Indeed I rejected all these affairs in the prime of my youth. And by Allaah, I am a seeker of knowledge and I used to say to myself: ”If I were to be given the highest ministerial position, by Allaah I would not give it precedence over seeking knowledge.” This is my natural disposition. My natural disposition—by Allaah—is to give sincere advise to the Muslims; eager for them to be guided and eager for the guidance of the youth. And I clarified Sayyid Qutb’s affairs of misguidance and other than him (in order) to enlighten the youth about Allaah’s true Religion; enlightening them about the misguided stances, so that they may save themselves from them and avoid them. And so that they may follow Allaah’s Straight Path along with those upon whom Allaah has bestowed His grace from amongst the Prophets, the truthful ones, the martyrs and the righteous, and how excellent these companions are! And I ask Allaah [The Blessed and Most High] to establish this aspiration in the Ummah very soon and quickly. Verily! Our Lord is indeed the All-Hearer of invocations.
[Source: Kashf As-Sitaar page: 104]
Translator: Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullah Al-Gambi)