The Sinfulness of one who follows the evil scholars


Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) stated in Masaa’ilil Jaahiliyyah (The 9th Mas-alah)]

They followed and took their example from their sinful and immoral scholars and worshippers. So Allaah said:

”O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allaah (i.e. Allaah’s Religion of Islaamic Monotheism).” [9:34]

And the saying of Allaah: ”Exceed not the limits in your religion (by believing in something) other than the truth, and do not follow the vain desires of people who went astray in times gone by, and who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the Right Path.” [5:77]

Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (hafidha-hullaah) commented on the above saying:

And from the affairs of the people of pre-Islamic ignorance is that (they) were guided by the sinful scholars. The Faasiq (sinner) is one who deviates from obedience to Allaah in knowledge and action, and the sinful scholars are those who do not act upon their knowledge, or those who utter lies against Allaah whilst being aware of that; saying, ”this is permissible and this is impermissible”, whilst knowing that they are liars, and in order that they may obtain what they covet and follow desires under the veil of being scholars and that the people consider them trustworthy.  And the sinful worshippers are those who act without knowledge. The people consider them trustworthy and say: ”These ones are righteous”

So do not be inclined towards the scholar or the worshipper until each one of them is one upright upon the religion of Allaah (Azza-Wa-Jal). He (subhaanahu-wata-aalaa) said about the Jews and the Christians:

”O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allaah (i.e. Allaah’s Religion of Islaamic Monotheism)” [9:34]

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[Source: Sharh Masaa-il Al-Jaahiliyyah of Shaikh Fawzaan: page:74 onwards]

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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