Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Disputation of The Qur'an

'Abdullah ibn 'Umar Radhiyallahu anh reported: I went to Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alihiwassalam) in the morning and he heard the voice of two persons who were having an argument with each other about a verse. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) came to us (and) the (signs) of anger could be seen on his face. He said: Verily, the people before you were ruined because of their disputation in the Book.

- It is natural to have difference of opinion in everything. Even the best among people (the companions of the Prophet had). You can share and discuss your difference of opinions, but not get into arguments.
- Do not cause evil to make your point of view clear, even though you maybe be on the "right" side.
- In matters of religion, unless you are a scholar, it is better to refrain from giving conclusions regarding certain rulings, Instead we should try to seek advice or opinion of scholars, and turn to the Qur'an and Sunnah. We should always concentrate on seeking more knowledge that will benefit us in increasing our emaan, and not argue with the little knowledge we have.
- We should always remember that Allah knows best in all matters, and show humility.
- And to help us to stick to the above qualities, we should remember that the people of the book were ruined because of their nature of delving into such situations which will cause fitna.

And Allah knows best.

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