[2] Reminders from Surah Al-Qasas—Look at how Imaam Sadi and Imaam Ibnul Jawzi described the corrupters in the earth

Allaah (The Most High) said:

نَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡكَ مِن نَّبَإِ مُوسَىٰ وَفِرۡعَوۡنَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ

إِنَّ فِرۡعَوۡنَ عَلَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَجَعَلَ أَهۡلَهَا شِيَعً۬ا يَسۡتَضۡعِفُ طَآٮِٕفَةً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يُذَبِّحُ أَبۡنَآءَهُمۡ وَيَسۡتَحۡىِۦ نِسَآءَهُمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ

‘We recite to you some of the news of Musa (Moses) and Fir’aun (Pharaoh) in truth” [because their story is remarkable and the information about them is amazing indeed (1)]; ”for a people who believe” [those who believe in this Qur’an, and in the Oneness of Allah(2)].

”Verily, Fir’aun (Pharaoh) exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsidunthose whose intention is neither to rectify the religious nor worldly affairs, and this was from his corrupt behaviour in the earth; (3) committing unlawful killing, and being disobedient (to Allaah). (4)


Refs 1& 3: See Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan

Ref: 2: Noble Qur’an

Ref 4: Zaadul Maseer of Ibn Jawzi

[1] Reminders from Surah Al-Qasas

Allaah (The Most High) said:


تِلۡكَ ءَايَـٰتُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ ٱلۡمُبِينِ

”Ta-Sin-Mim; These are Verses of the manifest Book” for every affair needed by the slaves (of Allaah), such as knowledge of their Lord, knowledge of His Rights, knowledge of who His allies and enemies are; knowledge of His doings and annals; knowledge of the recompense for deeds and recompense for the performers of deeds. So this Qur’aan has indeed clarified all these affairs with the greatest clarification, and it made them explicit for the slaves (of Allaah) and it made them clear. [Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan’ by Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)]



[1] Instilling the Greatness of Allaah in our hearts and not others; everything is under Allaah’s Absolute Will and Power

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ۬ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَا طَـٰٓٮِٕرٍ۬ يَطِيرُ بِجَنَاحَيۡهِ إِلَّآ أُمَمٌ أَمۡثَالُكُم‌ۚ مَّا فَرَّطۡنَا فِى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ مِن شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۚ

”There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book.” [6:38]

That is all the land and air animals, such as cattle, wild animals and birds–they are all nations like yourselves. (Allaah) created them just as He created you; (Allaah) provide them with sustenance just as He provide for you. They are all under the will and power of Allaah just as you are.

[مَّا فَرَّطۡنَا فِى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ مِن شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۚ] ”We have neglected nothing in the Book.” There is nothing of these things that has been missed or forgotten by Allaah in the preserved tablet; rather all things—be they small or big—are written in the preserved tablet just as they are. All the events take place just as it was written down by the pen. This Ayah is a proof that the first Book (i.e. the Lawh Al-Mahfoodh) has all the things that will happen (i.e. written 50 years before the creation) and this is one of the levels of Devine Will and Decree. The Devine Will and Decree is of four levels:

[1] Allaah’s all-encompassing knowledge of all things; [2] The writing down of everything that will exist; [3] His all-encompassing Will and Power over everything; [4] He created all the creation, even the actions of the slaves.


Slightly paraphrased and abridged…see Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)

He called them to Imaan but they called him to disbelief!

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


Allaah (The Most High) informed us in Surah Ghaafir [Aayaat 41-44] that the believer said:

[وَيَـٰقَوۡمِ مَا لِىٓ أَدۡعُوڪُمۡ إِلَى ٱلنَّجَوٰةِ ] ”O my people! How is that I call you to salvation” by way of what I say to you; [وَتَدۡعُونَنِىٓ إِلَى ٱلنَّار ] ”while you call me to the fire” in order that (I) may abandon following the Prophet of Allaah Moosaa (alayhis-salaam).

Then he (the believer) explained: [تَدۡعُونَنِى لِأَڪۡفُرَ بِٱللَّهِ وَأُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ مَا لَيۡسَ لِى بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ۬ ] “You invite me to disbelieve in Allaah (and in His Oneness), and to join partners in worship with Him; of which I have no knowledge” and that it deserves to be worshiped besides Allaah, when speaking about Allaah without knowledge is from the greatest of sins and most repugnant of (affairs).

[وَأَنَا۟ أَدۡعُوڪُمۡ إِلَى ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡغَفَّـٰرِ] “And I invite you to the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving!”– The one that owns all power and others besides him do not have control over anything. The one that when His slaves transgress against themselves and act in a manner that incurs wrath, but then if they repent and turn to Him in repentance, submission and obedience, He expiates their evil deeds and sins, and prevents what such (sins and acts of disobedience) necessitate of punishment in this life and the next.

[لَا جَرَمَ] ”No doubt”; That is: In truth and with certainty that [أَنَّمَا تَدۡعُونَنِىٓ إِلَيۡهِ لَيۡسَ لَهُ ۥ دَعۡوَةٌ۬ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَلَا فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ ] ”You call me to (worship) one who cannot grant (me) my request (or respond to my invocation) in this world or in the Hereafter;” That is: It is neither worthy of being invoked nor is (worthy) that protection is sought from it–neither in the world nor in the Hereafter due to its weakness and dificiency. Indeed it neither owns the power of benefit nor harm, and it neither owns the power to cause death nor give life, nor (the power) to resurrect.

[وَأَنَّ مَرَدَّنَآ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ ] ”And our return will be to Allaah” [The Most High] and He will reward every doer of deeds for his deeds.

[وَأَنَّ ٱلۡمُسۡرِفِينَ هُمۡ أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلنَّارِ ] ”And the (polytheists and arrogant one, those who commit great sins, the transgressors of Allaah’s set limits)! They shall be dwellers of the Fire!

So after he advised, warned and cautioned them, but they neither obeyed him nor agreed with him; he said to them:

[فَسَتَذۡكُرُونَ مَآ أَقُولُ لَڪُمۡۚ] ”And you will remember what I am telling you” concerning this advice and you shall see the consequences for not accepting it, when the punishment befalls you and you are deprived of much reward.

[وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمۡرِىٓ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۚ] ”And my affair I leave it to Allah;” That is: I turn to him; I seek shelter from Him and place all my affairs in His Hands.  I rely on Him for my well-being and in repelling the harm I receive from you or others besides yourselves.

[إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَصِيرُۢ بِٱلۡعِبَادِ ] ”Verily, Allah is the All-Seer of (His) slaves.” He knows their state of affairs and what they deserve.  He knows my state of affairs and weakness, so He will protect me against you and He suffices me against your evil.  He knows your state of affairs and you cannot act except by His Pre-decree and Will. If you overpower me, then it will be wisdom from Him (The Most High) and that will occur due to His Pre-decree and Will.


[Slightly paraphrased and abridged: for further details, see Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan of Imaam Sadi]

May Allaah reward our brother Dawud [Markaz Mu’aadh (Slough)] for sending us these Aayaat as a reminder, so we decided to bring some few words of Imaam Sadi regarding them.  We ask Allaah to include us amongst those who leave this worldly whilst being steadfast upon His Religion…Aameen.




It is obligatory to believe (in and acknowledge) everything stated by Allaah and His Messengers–Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)

Allaah (The Most High) said:

قُلۡ صَدَقَ ٱللَّهُ‌ۗ

”Say (O Muhammad): “Allah has spoken the truth.” [3: 95]

وَمَنۡ أَصۡدَقُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ قِيلاً۬

”And whose words can be truer than those of Allah? (Of course, none).” [4: 122]

وَلَا يُنَبِّئُكَ مِثۡلُ خَبِيرٍ۬

”And none can inform you (O Muhammad) like Him Who is the All-Knower (of each and everything).” [35: 14]

قُلۡ أَىُّ شَىۡءٍ أَكۡبَرُ شَہَـٰدَةً۬‌ۖ قُلِ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ

”Say (O Muhammad): “What thing is the most great in witness?” Say: “Allah (the Most Great!) is Witness between me and you.’‘[6:19]


لَّـٰكِنِ ٱللَّهُ يَشۡہَدُ بِمَآ أَنزَلَ إِلَيۡكَ‌ۖ أَنزَلَهُ ۥ بِعِلۡمِهِۦ‌ۖ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ يَشۡهَدُونَ‌ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ شَہِيدًا

”But Allah bears witness to that which He has sent down (the Qur’an) unto you (O Muhammad), He has sent it down with His Knowledge, and the angels bear witness. And Allah is All-Sufficient as a Witness.’‘ [4:166]


شَهِدَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّهُ ۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَأُوْلُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ قَآٮِٕمَۢا بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ‌ۚ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَڪِيمُ

”Allah bears witness that La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He is always) maintaining His creation in Justice. La ilah illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” [3: 18]

The Aayaat (concerning) this mighty affair are many, and they are indications to the clearest proofs that the most obligatory of obligations upon the slaves is that they should believe and testify to everything Allaah (The Most High) has stated about Himself–regarding His perfect Attributes and that which He negated from Himself regarding attributes of deficiency, and that Allaah is more knowledgeable of that than His creation. His testimony is the greatest testimony, and what He has stated about Himself and everything else is of the highest degree of truthfulness. So this makes it obligatory on the slave that he (or she) does not enter the least of doubt in his (or her) heart regarding any information given by Allaah. He (or she) is to place that (information) in his (or her) as a firm creed which can neither be opposed by anything in opposition nor blemished by (any) doubt.

He (or she) should know with certain knowledge that it is not possible for anything to (rightfully) oppose the information given by Allaah and His Messenger, and everything that opposes and negates it-regardless what type of knowledge that is- is self-evident falsehood. (It is) false in its judgement and there is nothing to be (considered) sound that can be in opposition to what Allaah has stated.

[Also these Aayaat (3:95; 4:122; 35:14; 6:19; 4:166; 3: 18 etc)] indicate towards the greatest proof that the one who establishes his (or her) creed solely on the information given by Allaah and His Messenger, then indeed he (or she) has established it upon a strong foundation; rather he (or she) has established it on the foundation of all sound foundations even if opponents were appointed or decreed for it.

And how can this not be the case [i.e. that he (or she) is established upon the basis of all sound foundations] when it is the (fact that) the sound intellectual proofs, the sound innate uncorrupted human disposition, the sound uncorrupted paths of comprehension and the sound uncorrupted human (self, frame of mind etc) are all in support of the information given by Allaah and His Messengers—testifying to the truthfulness of that which Allaah and His Messengers have stated and its benefits. And because of this Allaah has praised the people of sound understanding amongst the creation because they establish their creed based on this foundation. (Allaah informed us that they say):


رَّ‌بَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلْإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُوا بِرَ‌بِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا ِ‌

“Our Lord! Verily, we have heard the call of one (Muhammad) calling to Faith: ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed.” [3: 193]


وَقَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا

”And they say, “We hear, and we obey.’‘ [2: 285)


 الَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ ۚ أُولَـٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّـهُ ۖ وَأُولَـٰئِكَ هُمْ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ

Those who listen to the Word [good advice La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and Islamic Monotheism, etc.] and follow the best thereof (i.e. worship Allah Alone, repent to Him and avoid Taghut, etc.) those are (the ones) whom Allah has guided and those are men of understanding (like Zaid bin ‘Amr bin Nufail, Salman Al-Farisi and Abu Dhar Al-Ghifari). [39:18]


And from this one knows that the innovated statements and creeds of the futile  people of philosophical rhetoric have neither been given any authority by Allaah nor are they based on the Qur’aan and the Sunnah; rather they are founded on the intellects of those whose mistakes and deviation is known. (Their views) are the most futile of all futilities and the most foolish of all foolish affairs because they turn away from the information given by Allaah and His Messengers—deceived by their souls that call to evil and abandoned to their intellects, which have neither been purified by the realities of Imaan nor have they been nourished with sound Imaan and firm certainty.

This foundation (i.e. belief and testifying to all the information given Allaah and His Messengers) is enough to refute all the statements of the people of deviation with a clear observation, whilst being acquainted with the falsehood (of such statements) in detail. That is because when we know that (these statements) are in opposition to the clear revealed Islamic texts and the  sound unambiguous proofs transmitted by (the scholars from the Book, the Sunnah and the Salaf), then we will know their futility. And that is because anything that opposes the truth is falsehood and that which is in opposition to truthfulness is a lie.


[Source: Fat-hul Raheem Al-Malikil Allaam Fee Ilmil Aqaa-id Wat-Tawheed Wal Akhlaaq Wal-Ahkaam Al-Mustanbatu Minal Qur’aan’ page: 9-10. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]


The foolish pagans were amazed by an affair that should not cause amazement!

Allaah (The Most High) said:

الٓر‌ۚ تِلۡكَ ءَايَـٰتُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ ٱلۡحَكِيمِ

أَكَانَ لِلنَّاسِ عَجَبًا أَنۡ أَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَىٰ رَجُلٍ۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ أَنۡ أَنذِرِ ٱلنَّاسَ وَبَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَنَّ لَهُمۡ قَدَمَ صِدۡقٍ عِندَ رَبِّہِمۡ‌ۗ

 قَالَ ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرُونَ إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَسَـٰحِرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ


[الٓر‌ۚ تِلۡكَ ءَايَـٰتُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ ٱلۡحَكِيمِ] ”Alif-Lam-Ra.  These are the Verses of the Book (the Qur’an) Al-Hakim.”

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) said: It is this Qur’aan, which includes (all affairs) of wisdom, and rulings whose verses guides to the realities of Imaan, the divine legislated  commandments and prohibitions, which all the Ummah (i.e. the Muslim nation)  has received with  pleasure,  acceptance and submission.  However, despite this many of them (i.e. the disbelievers among mankind) turn away and they do not know; so they wonder [أَنۡ أَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَىٰ رَجُلٍ۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ أَنۡ أَنذِرِ ٱلنَّاسَ ] ”That We have sent Our Inspiration to a man from among themselves (i.e. Prophet Muhammad) (saying): “Warn mankind” of Allaah’s punishment, and make them fear Allaah’s Anger, and remind them of Allaah’s Aayaat (i.e. his signs, revelations etc).

[وَبَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ ] ”And give good news to those who believe” with a truthful belief  [أَنَّ لَهُمۡ قَدَمَ صِدۡقٍ عِندَ رَبِّہِم] ”That they shall have with their Lord the rewards of their good deeds”; That is: They will have abundant good recompense and accumulated rewards from their Lord due to the (good deeds) they have sent forth (for the hereafter) and the righteous truthful actions they have done. However, the disbelievers are amazed about this great man–a type amazement that led them to disbelieve in him; so [قَالَ ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرُونَ إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَسَـٰحِرٌ۬ مُّبِين ] “The disbelievers say (about him): This is indeed an evident sorcerer”; That is: As they claimed, he has manifested clear sorcerer and it is not something hidden from anyone. This (statement of theirs) is due to their foolishness and obstinacy because they were amazed by an affair that should neither amaze them nor was it something strange to them; rather their ignorance and lack of awareness of what brings about well-being for them is what amazes one.

How is it that they did not believe in this noble Messenger who was sent among them and they knew him well, then they rejected his call and were eager to nullify his religion! But Allah will not allow except that His Light (i.e. the religion of Islamic monotheism which he gave all the Messengers) should be perfected even though the Kafirun (disbelievers) hate (it). [1]


[1] Slightly paraphrased; for further details see Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan



The saying of Allaah: –[وَٱعۡتَصِمُواْ بِٱللَّهِ هُوَ مَوۡلَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۖ فَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡمَوۡلَىٰ وَنِعۡمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ]—with a short Faa-idah from Imaam Ibnul Qayyim

Allaah (The Most High) said:

[وَٱعۡتَصِمُواْ بِٱللَّهِ هُوَ مَوۡلَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۖ فَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡمَوۡلَىٰ وَنِعۡمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ]

”And hold fast to Allah; He is your Maula (Patron, Lord, etc.), what an Excellent Maula (Patron, Lord, etc.) and what an Excellent Helper!” [1]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

When you hold fast to Allaah, Allaah will protect you.  Allaah will help you against (the evil urges) of your souls and shaytaan. These are two enemies that do not separate themselves from a slave (of Allaah). Their enmity is more harmful than an outside  enemy. Therefore being given help against them is the most important thing and a slave (of Allaah) is more in need of this (than other things).  And the completeness of this help (against the urge of the evil self and shaytaan is obtained) in accordance with one’s (level) of attachment to Allaah. [2]


[1]Soorah Al-Hajj. Ayah 78]

[2]جلاء الأفهام  page: 154]

They (i.e. the people of the pre-Islamic era of ignorance) attributed Deficiencies to Allaah…..

Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) said:

”They (i.e. the people of the pre-Islamic era of ignorance) attributed Deficiencies to Allaah…..

Sheikh Saaleh al Fawzaan (Hafidha-hullaah) explained the above, saying:

Deficiency is opposite to Perfection.  Attributing deficiencies to Allaah (Glorified Be He) is a violation of His Lordship, and that is (case) when a son is attributed to Him because the father is in need of a son and is like him.

The Jews said that Ezra (alayhis-salaam) is Allaah’s son and the Christians said that The Messiah (alayhis-salaam) is Allaah’s son; and the Pagan Arabs said that The Angels are Allaah’s daughters; while, (on the other hand) the Christians declare their Monks free from having wives and sons; because (attributing this to the Monks) is a diminution of their rights.  So these (Christians) do not declare Allaah free from that which they free their Monks.

Likewise, the Arabs hated having daughters, while (on the other hand) they attributed that to Allaah.  So they attributed to Allaah what they hated for themselves and considered to be a disgrace and deficiency.  Allaah said:

 وَيَجۡعَلُونَ لِلَّهِ ٱلۡبَنَـٰتِ سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ‌ۙ وَلَهُم مَّا يَشۡتَہُونَ

”And they assign daughters unto Allaah! Glorified and Exalted) is He above all that they associate with Him! And unto themselves what they desire’’ (16:57).

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَيَجۡعَلُونَ لِلَّهِ مَا يَكۡرَهُونَ وَتَصِفُ

”They assign to Allaah that which they dislike (for themselves)” (16:62)

A Muslim Scholar went on a mission to one of the kings of Rome, so when he entered upon (the King) he said to him, ”How is the wife and the children? Thus, those who were present became angry because how can (this Muslim Scholar) describe their leader as having a wife and children!  So (the Muslim Scholar) said to them, ‘you (people) free your leader from having a wife and a son, whilst (on the other hand) you attribute that to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) and you do not declare Him free from that!  So he silenced them and debated with them, and greatly embarrassed them.


[Source: ‘Sharh Masaa’il Al-Jaahiliyyah’ by Sheikh Saaleh al Fawzaan.  (Page: 150-151)]

The Evil Consequences Of Miserliness

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمِنۡہُم مَّنۡ عَـٰهَدَ ٱللَّهَ لَٮِٕنۡ ءَاتَٮٰنَا مِن فَضۡلِهِۦ لَنَصَّدَّقَنَّ وَلَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ

فَلَمَّآ ءَاتَٮٰهُم مِّن فَضۡلِهِۦ بَخِلُواْ بِهِۦ وَتَوَلَّواْ وَّهُم مُّعۡرِضُونَ

فَأَعۡقَبَہُمۡ نِفَاقً۬ا فِى قُلُوبِہِمۡ إِلَىٰ يَوۡمِ يَلۡقَوۡنَهُ ۥ بِمَآ أَخۡلَفُواْ ٱللَّهَ مَا وَعَدُوهُ وَبِمَا ڪَانُواْ يَكۡذِبُونَ

 ”And of them are some who made a covenant with Allah (saying): “If He bestowed on us of His Bounty, we will verily, give Sadaqah (Zakat and voluntary charity in Allah’s Cause) and will be certainly among those who are righteous.  Then when He gave them of His Bounty, they became niggardly [refused to pay the Sadaqah (Zakat or voluntary charity)], and turned away, averse. So He punished them by putting hypocrisy into their hearts till the Day whereon they shall meet Him, because they broke that (covenant with Allah) which they had promised Him and because they used to tell lies. [9:75-77]

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) mentioned in his Tafseer that Allaah punished the Munaafiqoon by putting hypocrisy in their hearts; because they made a covenant with Allaah that they will spend in charity if given of Allaah’s Blessings, but they became n*gg*rdly and turned away after they were given of His Blessings.

Therefore, the believer is warned against this evil characteristic of the Munaafiqoon, such that he makes a covenant with his Lord to do such and such, but when he reaches his goal he fails to fulfil that; for indeed, it may be that Allaah will punished him by putting hypocrisy in his heart just as he punished the Munaafiqoon.


[See Tayseerul Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan]

Our Salaf: Ibn Seereen–There is nothing more frightening than this Ayah!

Imaam Ibn Seereen (rahimahullaah) said:

There is nothing more frightening than this Ayah:

[وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَمَا هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ]

”And of mankind, there are some who say: “We believe in Allah and the Last Day” while in fact they believe not.” [Q 2:8]


Source: [Fat-hul Baari of Ibn Rajab 1/197]