Sharing a Faa’idah: [Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhaab Was Very Clever and Hardworking] – By Shaikh Ubaid
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Ubaid (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
He [rahimahullaah (i.e. Shaikhul Islaam)] was very clever; strong in discernment; hardworking in [affairs] of knowledge and sought after it; brave in [adhering to] truth and defended it. He manifested this clearly in his jihaad against ahlul bidah, even in a western land at Basrah he announced his rejection against bidah, so he was harmed and removed from there.
Among his praiseworthy qualities and noble traits is that he had earnest concern for Allaah’s religion and His ordainments, and thus he used to repel bidah. He was not able to keep quiet like others and this [deed of his] is part of defending the statement of truth, even if it opposed the desires of the people.
[Source: Tanbeeh Dhawil Uqool As-Saleemah Ilaa Fawaa’id Mustanbatu Minas Sittatil Usoolil Adheemah’ page 11′ abridged and slightly paraphrased]