In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Shaikh Saaleh Aala Ash-Shaikh [hafidhahullaah] said:
This is not the era of relaxation! This is not the era of sleeping! This not the era of amusement! Rather, it is the era of striving and fulfilling that which will bring about mighty reward for the people. “Verily, ahead of you are days of patience, the one who does good deeds in that time will have the reward of fifty men…” [Hadeeth]
This makes the affair great indeed, because at present we find that the majority of the people are amazed with their views – a young person who is only ten years old debates with you in major issues.. you find the ignoramus debating with you in affairs, until it has become that the young one argues in the issues of the religion, so everyone becomes amazed with his view; therefore this makes the affair great upon the people of knowledge, the students of knowledge and those attributed to knowledge. Indeed, they have a great role in this ummah. This era is an era of striving, therefore upon them is that they spread the knowledge which Allaah has bestowed on them – spreading it through recorded voice, through statements that can be read, spreading it by meeting the people, just as the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Your own self has rights over you, your family have rights over you, your Lord has rights over you, so give everyone the rights due to them”. We see that many people give great rights to themselves… this era is not an era of amusement…!
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