Quote … Unquote … no. 9

As of late I’ve been reading Sharh Alfâdh as-Salaf wa Naqd Alfâdh al-Khalaf fî Haqîqah al-Îmân by Shaikh Ahmad bin Sâlih az-Zahrânî; great book so far, by the way. Anyhow, it’s been a while since I posted, and since I came across this nice quote, I thought what the heck, and thought I’d share it with the rest of you. From Majmū’ al-Fatâwâ (vol. 20, pg. 90), Shaikh Ahmad az-Zahrânî quotes Shaikh of Islam Ibn Taimiyyah as saying,

If the servant left what is commanded, then either he is a believer in its obligation or he is not. So if he was a believer in its obligation [and] left its performance, then he has not left all of the obligation. Rather, he fulfilled some of it i.e., the faith in it, and he left some of it i.e., the deed of it.

Likewise the forbidden, if he did it, then either he is a believer in its forbiddance or he is not. So if he was a believer in its forbiddance [and] did it, then he combined between the fulfillment of an obligation and the doing of [something] forbidden, thus it becomes for him a good deed and a misdeed.

Source: az-Zahrânî, Dr. Ahmad bin SâlihSharh Alfâdh as-Salaf wa Naqd Alfâdh al-Khalaf fî Haqîqah al-Îmân. Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dâr al-Imâm Mâlik, 2005. pg. 89.

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About Rasheed Gonzales
My name is Rasheed Gonzales. I’m a Muslim convert of Filipino descent. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I was guided to Islam through one of my younger brothers and a couple of friends, all of whom had converted to Islam sometime before me (may Allah reward them greatly). I am married with four children (and the praise is Allah’s) and also a volunteer for the Qur'an & Sunnah Society of Canada, based in Toronto.

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