Preserving Love And Unity

Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baaz (d.1420H) (rahimahullaah) said:

The Religion of Allaah orders to judge (with justice) in all matters and not to have walaa’ (love, loyalty and allegiance) with your brother merely because he agrees with you, or to have ‘adaa (enmity and hatred) merely because he disagrees with you on a certain opinion or issue. This is not from justice at all! The Companions (radiyallaahu ‘anhum) differed in many issues, yet this did affect the overall happiness and sincerity between them, nor their walaa’ and love for each other – may Allaah be pleased with them all. So the Believer acts upon the Sharee‘ah (prescribed and divine Islaamic Law) of Allaah, follows the truth, gives precedence to the evidences before anyone – yet in doing so, he does not oppress his brother, nor negate doing justice to him when he differs regarding any issue of ijtihaad (personal reasoning) in which the evidences are not so apparent. Likewise is the case for those issues in which differences occur due to different interpretations of the text. So in such instances he is excused and it is upon you to sincerely advise him and to love only the good for him and not to split-up, nor to have enmity or hatred between you and your brother – and there is no might, nor power except with Allaah.

[Majmoo‘ul Fataawaa wal-Maqaalaatul Mutanwwi’ah (1/346)]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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