Sticking to those who oppose the truth – Shaykh Fawzaan
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan – May Allah preserve him – was asked:
There is found in these times those who fanatically cling to personalities, although the truth opposes them; so how do we advise these youth?
We advise them first and fore-mostly to study , for they did not fanatically cling to anyone except due to ignorance; so upon them is to study beneficial knowledge(*) and to gain understanding of the religion of Allah and the truth will become clear/manifest to them. – if Allah wills -But as long as they are ignoramuses or pseudo seekers of knowledge, this will not increase them in anything except differing. And it will not increase them except (in) disagreement
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* Ibnul qayyim said in his poem “Al- kaafiyah ash-shaafiyah”
“Knowledge is what Allah, His messenger, and the companions said.