Bismillāh wa-Alḥamdulillāh wa al-Ṣalātu wa al-Salām 'alā Rasūlillāh ‘amma ba’d
On Sunday 16thOctober 2016, Muwahhideen Publications will host a LIVE tele-link lecture with Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Ilah b. ‘Abd Al-Azīz al-Juhanī (May Allāh Preserve Him), who is from the mashāyikh of Madīnah, KSA and is close to and recommended by al-Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jābirī (May Allāh Preserve Him).
This event will be broadcast LIVE in several masājid throughout the US and the Caribbean. Check your local masjid for details on LIVE broadcasting or you can request permission from your masjid admin to broadcast our tele-lectures in your community.
This lecture event will be translated LIVE into English In shā` Allāh.
Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:
What is obligatory to know is that neither is it conceivable to the intellect (i.e. the sound, intellect) nor (plausible) in the religion to seek the pleasure of the creation (i.e. mankind) due to two affairs:
Firstly: (Imaam) Ash-Shaafi’ee said: The people are an unattainable goal. Therefore, it is obligated on you to (pursue) the affair that rectifies your affairs upright (and) adhere; abandon its opposite and do not concern (yourself with) it.
Secondly: Indeed, we have been commanded to (seek) the pleasure of Allaah and His Messenger, as Allaah (The Most High) said: [وَاللَّهُوَرَسُولُهُأَحَقُّأَنيُرْضُوهُإِنكَانُوامُؤْمِنِينَ – but it is more fitting that they should please Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), if they are believers (9:62)]
Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to fear Allaah and not fear anyone except Allaah, as Allaah (The Most High) said: [فَلَاتَخَافُوهُمْوَخَافُونِإِنكُنتُممُّؤْمِنِينَ – so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers (3:175)]
[فَلَاتَخْشَوُاالنَّاسَوَاخْشَوْنِ -Therefore fear not men but fear Me (5:44)]
[فَإِيَّايَفَارْهَبُونِ – Then, fear Me (Allaah) much [and Me (Alone), i.e. be away from all kinds of sins and evil deeds that Allah has forbidden and do all that Allah has ordained and worship none but Allah (16:51)]
[وَإِيَّايَفَاتَّقُونِ – and fear Me and Me Alone (2:41)]
It is incumbent upon us to fear Allaah – fear Allaah concerning the (rights) of the people; neither harm them with our hearts (i.e. unjustified hatred, envy etc) nor by way of our limbs (i.e. physical harm). Fulfil their rights with our hearts and limbs, but do not fear them and leave what Allaah and His Messenger commanded. The one who adheres to this path, the (good) end results will be his, just as Aa’isha wrote to Mu’aawiyah, (saying), ‘’To proceed: Indeed, whoever seeks the pleasure of the people at the expense of Allaah’s Pleasure will (earn) Allaah’s displeasure and Allah will cause the people to be displeased with him. And the praise of the people will become blame against him. And whoever seeks Allaah’s Pleasure at the expense of people’s pleasure, will (earn) Allaah’s Pleasure and Allah will cause the people to be pleased with him.”
So the believer’s consideration and intention is nothing else but to (seek) the pleasure of his (or her) Lord and to avoid His displeasure, and the (good) end result will be his (or hers) – ولاحولولاقوةإلابالله [Majmoo 3/233…Abridged and slightly paraphrased]
Shaykh 'Abd Al-Ilah al-Juhanī (ḥafiẓahullāh) will admonish us regarding this extremely pertinent affair and by the Permission of Allāh we will all be determined to seek the Pleasure of our Lord (Subḥānahu wa Ta'ālā) in spite of the consequences we may face from the people.
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