The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan | Ash-Shaykh al-‘Allamah Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’di (Rahimahullah)

The Noblest Type of Knowledge In The Qur’aan

The knowledge of Tawheed is the noblest aspect of knowledge without exception. It is the most virtuous and perfect. By way of it the hearts are nurtured upon a sound creed. By way of it, moral character is purified and deeds are perfected. The subject matter of Tawheed is based on the following:

To study what is obligatory to affirm for Allaah regarding His perfect Attributes and lofty descriptions, and that which makes it impossible to either describe Allaah with deficient and blameworthy attributes, or likening Him to others.

To study that which establishes the fact that Allaah alone brought about all things into existence and that He does whatever He wills-whatever He wishes will take place and whatever he does not wish cannot take place.

Likewise, studying what is obligatory regarding belief in the Messengers, their qualities and the rights due to them, and what is forbidden with regards to violation of such rights.

Belief in the Books revealed to the Messengers and in that which Allaah has stated about Himself, and that which His Messengers stated regarding the events of the past and the future.

Belief in the last day, recompense, reward and punishment, the paradise and hell fire, and that which is stated and connected to these affairs.

These are the general affairs of this lofty affair of knowledge. Indeed the Qur’aan has explained these affairs with a profound explanation and clarified it in a manner that is not equal to [its explanation and clarification] in the other revealed books.

[Source: Fat-hul Raheem Al-Malikil Allaam Fee Ilmil Aqaa-id Wat-Tawheed Wal-Akhlaaq Wal-Ahkaam of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). Page:7 Abridged & slightly paraphrased]

The Importance of Having A Good Companion – Al-‘Allamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-‘Allamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah) said:

“Search for a believing friend, For indeed he will assist you upon Allah’s obedience and he will motivate you towards goodness and he will warn you against evil and you will not acquire anything from him except goodness”

Al-Majmoo Al-Raaiq Page 28

Steadfastness Is Required From An Adherent To The Sunnah In All Circumstances – Al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ Bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [may Allah preserve him] said:

“O brothers! It is obligated on you to be steadfast- [both] in times of severe poverty and when afflicted with ailments; in times of hardship and ease, especially in times of fitan [trials and tribulations].”

Muqaal Naseehah Wadiyah Liman Yahtrim As-Salafiyyah

What Do We Utilise When Dealing With The Innovations? – Al-‘Allamah Shaikh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ Bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [May Allah preserve him] said :

“If we are to devote ourselves in confronting the difficult affairs, such as the bid’ah [innovations brought into the religion] and other than them, then it is obligated on us to adhere to that which the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and his rightly guided Caliphs were upon. We distinguish -by way of that- between guidance and misguidance, [between] truth and falsehood, and [between] Sunnah and bidah.

Al-Majmoo Ar-Ra’iq Min Al-Wasayah Wazahdiyah Waraqaaiq – page 395

Salafiyyah Has To Be Differentiated From The Paths of The Hizbiyyoon! – Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabi’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ bin Hadee al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said:

“Salafiyyah and the path upon the cannot be actualised until it is distinguished from the [path of] the people of Innovation and illegal Partisanship- inwardly [in one’s heart] and outwardly [through one’s actions].”

Majmoo Ar rudood, page 376

Following Scholars Based On Evidence – Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabi’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Hafithahullah)

Al-Allaamah Rabi’ Bin Hadee Al-Madhkali [May Allah preserve him] said:

“The scholars in our religion are not followed except if their speech is based upon text from the Kitaab [Quran] and Sunnah. If their speech opposes the texts, it becomes compulsory to reject it. If it [i.e. their speech] is devoid of evidence, it is not obligated on anyone to follow them [i.e. that statement of theirs].”

Al-Majmoo Al-Waadih – page 145

Please refer to the following articles for further detail:

A Misunderstanding Regarding The Statement, ‘Laa Inkaar Fee Masaa’il Al-Khilaaf [There Should Be No Repudiation In The affairs of Khilaaf (i.e. differing)]

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=9&Topic=12294

https://www.salaficentre.com/2012/06/the-permissible-and-prohibited-forms-of-taqleed-salafipublications-com-article-id-mnj060005/

What is a Person Commanded To Do When Bidah Appears? – By Imaam Ibn Rajab [rahimahullaah]

The Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

”Indeed, the one who lives long amongst you will see a lot of differences, and beware of newly invented matters [in the religion] because it is misguidance. So whoever amongst you reaches that, then upon him to hold onto to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khulafaa, and bite onto it with the molar teeth.” [Reported by Ahmad: 4/126; Abu Daawud 4607; Tirmidhee 2676; Ibn Maajah 43]

Imaam Ibn Ibn Rajab [rahimahullaah] said: In this hadeeth is [the] command that when splitting and differing occurs, [one should] adhere to the Sunnah of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and the Sunnah of the khulafaa [radiyallaah-anhum] after him. The Sunnah is a path that should be adhered to and it includes that which the rightly guided khulafaa were upon in creed, actions and statements. This is the complete Sunnah. 


[Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam: page: 249. Slightly paraphrased]

Absolute Safety Is Found In The Path of The Salaf And Beware of Ahlul Bidah! – Shaykh al-Allaamah Zaid ibn Haadi al Madkhali (Rahimahullah)

Al-Allaamah Zaid Ibn Muhammad Al-Madhkali ( May Allah have mercy on him ) said :

“And beware! Beware of falling into innovation and mixing [with] its people, and beware of listening to their deceptive [statements] and arguments because it is a disease. Indeed safety- absolute safety- is found in clinging to the Quran and Sunnah based on the correct understanding- the [understanding] of the Salafus Saaleh [the righteous predecessors], which cannot be attained except by way of ernest effort and striving in seeking understanding of the religion, with the righteous intention, wisdom [in the manner of] attaining and conveying [it].”

Al Fawaaid al Jaliyyah Sharh Masaail al Jahiliyyah 79

The Danger of Sitting With Ahlul Bidah – By Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad [rahimahullaah]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad (rahimahullaah) said: ‘Do not sit with a person of innovation, for I fear that curses will descend upon you.’

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] commented on the above statement, saying: [That is] because punishment, anger and deviation descend upon a person of innovation, so it is feared that you will be afflicted with some of what afflicts him, and for that reason Allaah [جَلَّ وَعلَا] stated:

وَإِذَا رَأَيۡتَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَخُوضُونَ فِىٓ ءَايَـٰتِنَا فَأَعۡرِضۡ عَنۡہُمۡ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُواْ فِى حَدِيثٍ غَيۡرِهِۦ‌ۚ وَإِمَّا يُنسِيَنَّكَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ فَلَا تَقۡعُدۡ بَعۡدَ ٱلذِّڪۡرَىٰ مَعَ ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ

And when you [Muhammad] see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur’aan) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic.  And if shaitaan causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zaalimoon [polytheists and wrongdoers]. 6:68

And Allaah [تعالى ] said to the believers:

وَقَدۡ نَزَّلَ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ فِى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ أَنۡ إِذَا سَمِعۡتُمۡ ءَايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ يُكۡفَرُ بِہَا وَيُسۡتَہۡزَأُ بِہَا فَلَا تَقۡعُدُواْ مَعَهُمۡ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُواْ فِى حَدِيثٍ غَيۡرِهِۦۤ‌ۚ إِنَّكُمۡ إِذً۬ا مِّثۡلُهُمۡ‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ جَامِعُ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقِينَ وَٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ فِى جَهَنَّمَ جَمِيعًا

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book [this Qur’aan] that when you hear the Verses of Allaah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allaah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell.’4:140

In this is a warning against sitting with the people of misguidance and desires, and against sitting, accompanying and listening to their speech or reading their books.  So it is upon you [i.e. obligated on you] to be distant from these affairs.  And Allaah’s Aid is sought! Nowadays, it is said about the one who acts upon this [i.e. the one who keeps away from the people of misguidance and desires] that he is an isolated [or unapproachable, secluded person etc], a boycotter and that he is one who harbours doubt towards the people.


[Source: It-haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharh As-Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree (rahimahullaah) by Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah) (2/318-319 ). Slightly paraphrased]

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If People Desisted and Did Not Enter Into Bidah, Certainly They Would Have Attained Safety- By Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Al-Barbahaaree [rahimahullaah] said:

‘’May Allaah have mercy upon you! Know that if the people were to desist from newly introduced matters, not entering into any of them at all and did not say anything for which there was no narration from the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] or from his Companions, there would not be any innovation.” [1]

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] comments on the above statement:

And ‘’if the people were to desist from newly invented matters [in the religion]”-Meaning: If they desisted and did not enter into them; restricted themselves to the Sunnah and did not leave it for innovations, certainly they would have attained safety.  But whoever relinquishes the Sunnah and innovate statements which have no proof in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] will eventually be with the innovators and the deviated sects.  And there is no safety except by way of the Sunnah which the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] left for us. He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’Indeed, I have left amongst you two things, if you hold firmly to them, you will never go astray; the book of Allaah and my Sunnah.’’

And in another hadeeth:‘I have left you upon white plain [i.e. clear guidance], its night is like its day, and none deviates from it except he who is destroyed.’’

This is the path to safety- the Sunnah of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and that which his companions were upon…. [2]


[Ref 1: Translated by Abu Talhah Daawud Burbank (may Allaah have mercy upon him and his wife)

[Ref 2: It-haaful Qaaree Bitta’liqaat Alaa Sharh As-Sunnah Lil Imaam Barbahaaree’ Page: 82-83. Vol 2. Abridged and slightly paraphrased (Abdullah Jallow )]

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