Faith is Statement & Action

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.

Related Links:

  • The Entirety of Faith is Deed (blog) (PDF)

 

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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