Quote … Unquote … no. 17
August 11, 2012 Leave a comment
When the tribulation occurred, the sensible [people] were incapable of warding off the foolish [people] and the senior-ranking [people], may Allah be pleased with them, became incapable of extinguishing the tribulation and hinder its people. This is the nature of the tribulation, just as He, exalted is He, said, «And be wary of a tributation that does not exclusively strike those of you who oppress» (8:25).[*] When the tribulation occurred, no one was safe from being dirtied by it except whoever Allah safeguarded.
Shaikh of Islam Ibn Taimiyyah
Minhâj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah, vol. 4, pg. 343.
(As quoted by Abul-Hasan Mustafâ bin Ismâ’îl as-Sulaimânî in ad-Difâ’ ‘an Ahl al-Ittibâ’)
[*] [t] I.e., a tribulation that strikes everyone indiscriminately, oppressor or not.