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Don’t fear them, but fear Me

January 15, 2019

This first part is translated from Shaikh Fawzaan’s explanation of Kitabut-Tawheed by Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhaab

 

The statement of Allaah, The Most High (translated): “That is only shaytaan who tries to make you fear his helpers and supporters.  So don’t fear them, but fear Me if you are truly Believers.” (Aal-Imraan 3:175)

 

Explanation by Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan:

 

1.The connection between this chapter and kitabut-tawheed:

Fear is one of the most common forms of worship and it must be directed only to Allaah, The Most High. The author is pointing out with this chapter the obligation to fear Allaah alone.

 

2.The word “Innamaa” إِنَّمَا is a restrictive particle.

3.“Shaytaan” is a proper name for Iblees, the cursed one.

4.“Who tries to make you fear his helpers and supporters” means he tries to make you fear his helpers and supporters by making you think they have tremendous powers.

 

5.“So don’t fear them” meaning don’t fear his friends and helpers that he is trying to make you fear.

 

6.“but fear Me” so don’t disobey Me

 

7.“if you are truly Believers” because faith requires you to put fear of Allaah ahead of fear of people.

 

8.The summarized meaning of the verse is: Allaah, The Most High, informs us that one of the strategies of the enemy of Allaah is to make the Believers fear his helpers and soldiers so that they won’t struggle against them by enjoining the good and forbidding the evil.

Allaah has prohibited us from fearing them and commanded us to fear Him Alone. This is what faith requires.

Every time the servant’s faith strengthens, fear of the helpers of shaytaan leaves his heart.  And every time his faith weakens, his fear of them increases.

 

Benefits of this verse:

1.Fear is an act of worship that is for Allaah alone.

2.Being afraid of other than Allaah is polytheism (shirk) when one fears that someone other than Allaah – an idol or something which is worshiped other than Him – will afflict him with a calamity,

3.This is a warning from this strategy shaytaan uses.

 

Al Mulakh-khas fee Sharh Kitabut-Tawheed p. 258

 

 

 

 

The second part is taken from:

http://www.rabee.net/ar/questions.php?cat=18&id=102

 

Q: Is fear of the jinn considered to be from natural fear or no?

A (Shaikh Rabee): If fear of the jinn is the secret fear in which someone believes the jinn can benefit them or harm then, then this is polytheism:

“Men from mankind used to seek refuge with the men of the jinn, but they only increased them in terror.” (al-Jinn 72:6)

 

Usually fear of the jinn enters into the fear that is worship and Allaah knows best. Because a person believes the jinn can harm them or benefit them.  However, none possesses the ability to bring about harm or benefit except Allaah.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Know that if the entire world got together to benefit you with something, they would not be able to benefit you with anything except what Allaah had decreed for you to get. And if they all got together to harm you with something, they would not be able to harm you with anything except what Allaah had decreed to happen to you.” (collected by at-Tirmidhee)

The sincere Muslim fears none but Allaah, Mighty and Majestic is He: “Don’t fear them, but fear Me if you are truly Believers.” (Aal-Imran 3:175)

Meaning – the secret fear, fear of worship. As for being afraid of a snake, a lion, or an evil person who might attack you and you are unable to resist him, then this is the natural fear that doesn’t harm a person to have. This won’t harm a person if Allaah wills, and it is not a deficit in one’s beliefs.

However, fear of the jinn usually is based upon corrupt beliefs. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) has given you weapons and knowledge. Recite ayatul Kursi. Recite the 3 surahs that begin with “qul” (ikhlass, falaq and naas). Protect yourself. The remembrance of Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, protects you from them. Do those things that will protect you from them and from every type of harm – from snakes, vipers, scorpions and other than them. Like saying: “I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allaah from the evil of what He has created.” When you say these things with sincerity and truthfulness, nothing will harm you – not a jinn, nor a snake nor other than that. May Allaah bless you.

 

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Allaah is not inside His creation

September 22, 2018

 

From Shaikh Zaid al-Madkhalee’s explanation of the Introduction of Ibn Abee Zaid al Qayrawanee (Awdaahul-Ma’aanee), p.26-27

(Translation follows)

:(السؤال: فسّر بعض المفسرين قوله ( سبحانه وتعالى

 ( اللهُ الصَّمَدُ )

 {الإخلاص:2}

بالذي لا جوف له, فهل هذا صحيح؟ وما وجه كونه صفة كمال لله ( عز وجل )؟

الجواب: هذا ذكره المفسّرون إذ قالوا: الصمد الذي لا جوف له,

أي أنّ الله – تبارك وتعالى – ليس فيه أحد من مخلوقاته

ولا هو في شيء من مخلوقاته, فهو صفة مدح لا شكّ في ذلك,

والله أعلم.

 

Question: Some of the scholars explain His (سبحانه وتعالى) statement:

“Allaahus-Samad” (al-Ikhlaas 112:2)

They explain this statement to mean, “He has no ‘jawf’” – is this correct?  And do they mean this as a description of Allaah’s perfection (عز وجل)?

 

Answer by Shaikh Zaid al-Madkhalee (رحمه الله): This is what the scholars mention when they say, “As-Samad is the one who has no ‘jawf’.”  This means that Allaah (تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى) – no one from His creation is in Him and He is not inside any of His creation.  So without a doubt, this is a praiseworthy description.”

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

 

 

How to be safe from the plots and traps of shaytaan

October 13, 2015

Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullah) said in Ighaathatul Luhfaan:

فلَا نَجَاةَ مِنْ مَصَائِدِهِ وَمَكَائِدِهِ إِلَّا بِدَوَامِ الإِسْتَعَانَةِ بِاللهِ تَعَالَى

There is no safety from the traps and plots of shaytaan except by constantly seeking the help of Allaah, The Most High