Thursday, August 2, 2012
Question: Is having fear of the Jinn considered from natural fear or not?
Sheikh Rabee’ ibn Haadi al-Madkhali, may Allaah preserve him, says: “Fearing the jinn; if it is the fear of the heart where he believes that the jinns can benefit or harm him then this is shirk.”
وَأَنَّهُ كَانَرِجَالٌ مِّنَ الْإِنسِ يَعُوذُونَ بِرِجَالٍ مِّنَ الْجِنِّ فَزَادُوهُمْ رَهَقًا
“And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin & disbelief.”
The majority of time fearing from the jinn is the fear of the heart where he believes that they can benefit or harm when in fact no one possesses this ability except Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى, not jinn nor man. And know that if the entire world was to gather together to benefit you, they wouldn’t be able to do so at all unless Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى wrote it for you. And if they gathered to harm you, they wouldn’t be able to except if Allaah wrote it upon you as the Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, said. The true believer doesn’t fear anything except Allaah.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Al-Allaamah Sheikh Rabee' (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
"Belief in the Last Day & that which the last day entails from the resurrection, the compensation, the bridge, the Paradise & Hell-fire (is a must). Also (we must believe in that) which Allaah has prepared in the gardens of bliss from gardens & rivers just as Allaah has mentioned that in many verses. Likewise the belief in the Hell-fire (& the refuge is sought with Allaah) & that which is in it of severe punishment. The Hell-fire is that which Allaah has prepared for the disbelievers & the people of innovation share with them in that. They have their portion of the Hell-fire according to the degree of that which they have deviated from the true religion of Allaah & according to the degree of what they have opposed from the true religion of Allaah."
This has come in the severe threat which the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) mentioned:
"This nation will split into seventy three paths (i.e. meaning paths of desires). All of them in the fire except for one."
The companions said: "Who are they Oh Messenger of Allaah?"