Are you part of the solution or the problem again?

Ouzibillahi Mina shytan Al Rajeem

Bismillahi Al Rahman Al Raheem

It is important to emphasize that from early post-Qur'anic history, leading Muslim scholars have warned against disagreement in all its forms and emphasized that it is essential to avoid it. The companion of the Prophet, Ibn Mas`ood may God be pleased with him said: "Discord (khilaaf) is evil."Al Subkee, may God be merciful to him, said: "Kindness and compassion (rahmah) require that you should eschew disagreement."

There are many verses of the Qur'an and many sayings of the Prophet, peace be upon him, in this regard. The Qur'an speaks of people who contended with one another after all evidence of truth had come to them, but as it was, "they did take to divergent views, and some of them attained to faith, while some of them came to deny the truth" (2: 253). And the Prophet, peace and blessings of God be on him, has said: "The Israelites perished only because of their excessive questioning and their disputes over their prophets."

Al Subkee lists three types of differences in dealing with minor issues over which people indulge in mutual blame and praise. The first, which he regarded as innovation and straying from the straight path, concerns the very sources of Islam. The second concerns opinions freely expressed and (internecine) wars; this type of disagreement is also forbidden because it is injurious to the public interest. The third concerns subsidiary matters with respect to what is lawful and what is prohibited.5 He concluded that agreement on these is better than disagreement. He also drew attention to Ibn Hazm's deprecation of disagreement on such issues in which he did not perceive any blessing but regarded the whole process as a scourge.

If your parents and sheikh don't teach you, then shytan will teach you! AstugfarAllah Azeem!

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    MashAllah, thanks for sharing.. <3

  • 1 decade ago

    It is not one or the other. God has given a good mind, to do the right things, to have the ability to distinguish right and wrong. You do not have to depend on parents and sheikhs for every answers because they will always fail you with their own bias. See the world around and you will figure out.

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