What Is The Scale By Way of Which You Judge? By Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadee
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee [rahimahullaah] said:
If numbers is the scale by way of which you judge, then the majority are mostly blameworthy; and if persuasive speech and eloquence is the scale by way of which you judge, then indeed Allaah described the Munaafiqoon that they have tongues that utter beautiful speech. Allaah said:
وَإِن يَقُولُواْ تَسۡمَعۡ لِقَوۡلِهِمۡ
And when they speak, you listen to their words.
[Surah Al-Munaafiqoon. Aayah 4]
Therefore, what is given consideration is that one knows the people of truth by their characteristics – that they call to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, his family and companions], and they neither desire reward from the people nor seeking to be thanked.
[قم المعاند – 2/547]