Faith is Statement & Action
April 27, 2008 Leave a comment
Faith is Statement & Action (PDF), by Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalî.
From the article:
al-Bukhârî expressed it as statement and action. From the people are [those] who say the action is synonymous with the deed, while from them are [those] who say it is more general than the deed. From these [ones] are [those] who said the statement and the deed of the limbs are included in the action, while the statement is not included in the deed with the generalization. The statement of ‘Ubaid bin ‘Umair, “Faith is not by desire, but faith is a statement [that is] made and a deed [that is] done,” brought out by al-Khallâl testifies to this. From them are [those] who said the deed is what needs work and labour, while the action is more general than that; and from them are [those] who said the deed is from which an effect in what is done arises, such as making clay into brick, while the action is more general than that.