Testing People According To Personalities – Shaykh Al-Fawzaan

Shaykh Al-Fawzaan said, “…Whoever conforms to the Book and the Sunnah, he is from Ahlus Sunnah, without paying attention to personalities [and] we do not follow anybody except the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam).

Allah said, “Certainly, there is a good example for you in the Messenger of Allah for the one who has hope in Allah, the Last Day and remembers Allah often.” [33:21]

As for other than him, then whoever obeys [Allaah and His Messenger], we follow his guidance and whoever opposes [Allaah and His Messenger], we oppose him.

The person who deserves to be followed is the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam).

This is why Shaykhul Islaam [Ibn Taymiyyah] said, “Whoever claims there is a person who it is obligated to be followed other than the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam), then he should be asked to repent. Either he repents or he is to be killed.”

This is because he has affirmed that somebody else apart from the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaah alayhi wa sallam) should be followed.

The only person who should be followed is the one who shows obedience to Allah and His Messenger.

Thus we don’t test people according to personalities; rather we test people according to the Book, the Sunnah and being obedient to the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam).

[…Unclear] to test a person according to a personality [is incorrect, so instead], test him according to the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam), as he is the only one who it is obligated to obey and follow.”

Ref: alfawzan.af.org.sa via madeenah.com

Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie

Advertisements

About Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie

I am a revert trying to spread the sunnah inshallah.
This entry was posted in REFUTATION OF THE MUMAYEEN (THOSE WHO ARE TOO EASY ON AHLU BIDAH), REFUTATION UPON THE HADDAADIES (THOSE OVERLY HARSH WITH THEIR SALAFI BROTHERS & SISTERS) and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s