Harms of preferring ones opinion over the texts

Trying to Follow the Salaf

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah 751 AH (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

أصل كل فتنة انما هو من تقديم الرأي على الشرع و الهوى على العقل

“A root for every fitna (trial/tribulation/etc) only (comes from one) who prefers his opinion over legislation and his desires over intellect.”

Taken from: Ighaatha al-Lahfaan 2/165

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Shaytaan is a retreating whisperer

Trying to Follow the Salaf

Shaykhul Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymeeyah 728AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said,

والشيطان وسواسٌ خناسٌ ، إذا ذكر العبدُ ربَّه خنس ، فإذا غفل عن ذكره وسوس

“Shaytaan is a retreating whisperer (waswaas khannaas). If the slave remembers his Lord (Shaytaan) will retreat, and if the slave is forgetful (Shaytaan) will whisper.”

Taken from: Majmu’ al-Fataawa 4/34

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Advise Your Brother in Private

Trying to Follow the Salaf

Abu ʿAbdillah Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi’ee 204 AH (May Allah have mercy on him) said,

من وعظ أخاه سراً ، فقد نصحه وزانه ومن وعظه علانية ، فقد فضحـه وخانـه

“To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him. But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.”

Taken from: Hilyatul Awliyaa 9/140

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