Friday, August 11, 2017

The Sunnah is to be guarded with the truth, honesty, and justice...

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (May Allãh have mercy upon him) said:

"The Sunnah is to be guarded with the truth, honesty, and justice, and it is not to be guarded with lies nor oppression."

 Dar at-Ta'aarud (7/182)

Translator's Note:

These are words deserving to be written in gold, by Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله.

How many a time do we witness those claiming to be warning against falsehood and calling to the haqq, when in reality they have ulterior motives?

They warn against a falsehood that themselves fabricate and attribute to those innocent of them, while claiming this is guarding and protecting the truth and the people of truth.

They enjoin a good that they have fabricated and made it appear to be the truth, yet it is nothing but corruption and misguidance.

One cannot defend the truth and its people except by using the truth to do so, while at the same time being honest and just.

One cannot, likewise, guard and protect the truth and its people by way of lies and oppression.

And Allaah knows best.

Translated by Abu Asiya Ilyas Aidarus Al Kanadi