Friday, August 15, 2014
Sheikh Zayd Al-Madkhalee رحمه الله
Similarly, guidance is of two types. The first type of guidance is the guidance of direction, instruction, and teaching. Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى is responsible for this as are the human beings. Allaah gives them the favor to be able to do so; therefore, they have the ability to do it. At the head of them and at the forefront of them are the noble messengers and the magnificent prophets and the Imams of guidance. Meaning, they direct the people to that which contains rectification for the religion as well as their Dunyaa. And they direct them towards that which Allaah wants from them and that which the Messenger ﷺ wants as well. And the evidence for this is the statement of Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى:
وَإِنَّكَ لَتَهْدِي إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
"And verily, you (O Muhammad ﷺ) are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path."
Meaning, you guide and direct to the upright path which has no crookedness in it. Likewise, the statement of Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى :
By: Sheikh Zayd Al-Madkhalee رحمه الله
I fear that if I gain Fiqh (comprehension in the religion) that I will not act upon it and thus fall into sin.
This is an argument that is not correct. It has no basis in the legislation nor in the intellect, and it is not permissible for him to hold this ideology. It is upon him to have a good thought about himself and be truthful with Allaah. So if he learns whilst being determined to act upon his knowledge then Allaah will pour forth upon him from His Tawfeeq and will guide him to act upon that which he knows. As for him preferring to remain upon ignorance, fearing that he will not act upon the knowledge, then this is a sign of destruction and a reason for bankruptcy in terms of legislative knowledge which rectifies the affairs of the Deen and the Dunyaa.