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The Advice of Imām Al-Ghazālī رحمه الله

October 8, 2012

Imām Al-Ghazāli رحمه الله said: 

“From among the duties of the laymen are that they believe [in Allāh] and submit [to His Will], and engage in their worship and everyday matters, leaving matters of [Islamic knowledge] to the ‘Ulamā, because that layman who commits adultery and robbery, is better than the one who comments on ‘ilm. Whoever speaks regarding Allāh or His Dīn without having perfection in ‘ilm will fall into disbelief unknowingly, like a person who surfs the waves of the ocean without knowing how to swim.”[1]

 

 

 

[1] Iḥyā ‘Ulūm Ad-Dīn, Rub‘ Al-Muhlikāt, Bayān Ma‘na An-Nafs wa Ar-Rūḥ…

...وإنما حق العوام أن يؤمنوا ويسلموا ويشتغلوا بعبادتهم ومعايشهم ويتركوا العلم للعلماء فالعامي لو يزني ويسرق كان خيراً له من أن يتكلم في العلم فإنه من تكلم في الله وفي دينه من غير إتقان العلم وقع في الكفر من حيث لا يدري ك

 

من يركب لجة البحر وهو لا يعرف السباحة ومكايد الشيطان فيما يتعلق بالعقائد والمذاهب لا تحصر...

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