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Turn Away from the Foolish!

Shaykh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī

An advice on staying on the straight path and not involving oneself in squabbling with the disbelievers. The shaykh also discusses how the people of innovation pose more danger than the people of disobedience.

A piece of advice to my noble brothers and sisters – may Allāh have mercy upon us and you.

Let us benefit from the remaining days, minutes, and seconds of this blessed month, as it may be our last. Do not allow the comical Twitter rants and barks of the foolish to consume your time, especially in this month (Ramaḍān).

Shaykh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī

Do not lower your morals or standards in responding to these people, as this is what they desire in the first place.

وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ

“And turn away from the foolish.”
[Al-Aʿrāf, 7:199]

Al-ḥamdulillāh, the Salafis are busy learning the affairs of their religion, while others bootlick for scraps at the table of the people of innovation – and lately the radio stations of the NOI.

أعرض عن الجاهل السفيه   فكل ما قاله فهو فيه

فلا يضر نهر الفرات يوما   إذا خاض بعض الكلاب فيه

Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymīyyah (Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá: 20/103) said,

“The people of innovation are more evil than the people of lascivious disobedience according to the Sunnah and Ijmāʿ (consensus). Verily, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) commanded with fighting the Khawārij while he prohibited fighting the tyrannical rulers. And he (peace and blessings be upon him) said about the one who was drinking alcohol, ‘Do not curse him, as indeed, he loves Allāh and His Messenger,” while he said about Dhu al-Khuwaysrah, “There will come from the loins of this person a people who will read the Qurʾān but it will not go past their throats. They will leave the religion (in one narration, ‘they will leave Islām’) as an arrow penetrates the prey…'”

Be patient O Sunnī, do not disembark from the ark in order to argue and quarrel with them.

As Imām Aḥmad mentioned among the foundations of the people of the Sunnah,
“And the abandonment of quarrelling, argumentation, and disputation in the religion.”

Published: July 24, 2014
Edited: December 19, 2022

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