Benefit: How Do You Determine the Truth?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Muqbil al-Wādʿī mentioned: If your scale [in determining the truth] is based upon the majority, then the majority is dispraised. If your scale is based upon eloquence and fluency in speech, then, Allāh has described the hypocrites with persuasive tongues. Allāh mentions:

وَإِن يَقُولُوا تَسْمَعْ لِقَوْلِهِمْ
And when they speak, you listen to their words [Surah al-Munāfiqūn, 63:4]

That which must be considered [in determining the truth] is recognizing the attributes of the people of truth. They are those who call the people to the book of Allāh and the Sunnah of His Messenger (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam). They seek neither reward nor gratitude from the people (for this).

Source: قمع المعاند
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Tags: Salafī, Muqbil ibn Hādī

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