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Harshness and Leniency In Their Inappropriate Places!- By Imaam Ash-Shanqeeti

Imaam Shanqeeti (rahimahullaah) said:

It is idiocy and an offence to (apply) harshness in a place where leniency is to be (applied), and it is weakness and spiritlessness to apply leniency in a place where harshness is to be applied.  If it is said: Apply leniency, say: Leniency should be in its place, for the leniency of a young man in other than its place is ignorance.”  [Al-Islaam Deenu Kaamilu’ page 12]