Quote … Unquote … no. 11
February 26, 2009 2 Comments
In his wonderful advice titled, Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah, during the course of his outlining the road to safety from the turmoil currently affecting the People of the Sunnah, he mentioned that
instead of disparaging and cautioning, one [should] occupy himself with the acquisition of, the seriousness and the diligence in, the beneficial knowledge to make use and be useful, and [seek] benefit and [cause] benefit. So from the good the person has is that he occupies [himself] with knowledge, learning, teaching, calling [to Allah], writing. He does not occupy himself with disparaging the scholars and the students of knowledge from the People of the Sunnah, cutting off the path connected to benefiting from them, thus being from the people of destruction. If he mastered that, he would certainly be from the people of construction. The likes of this [person] occupied with disparaging does not leave behind knowledge he can make use of when he dies. With his death, the people do not lose a scholar [who] benefits them. Rather, with his death, they are safe from his evil.
‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad al-Badr al-‘Abbâd
Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah, pg. 30 of my English translation (emphasis added).