• making • religion • an • object • of • argumentation •

Ma’n ibn ‘Isaa reports,

Maalik ibn Anas was once returning from the mosque, leaning on my arm, when a man called Abu Al-Juwayriyah who was accused of Al-Irjaa’* caught up with him. He said. “O Abu ‘Abdullaah, listen to something I have to say and debate with me and let me tell you my opinion.” [Imaam] Maalik said, “And what if you overcome me?” The man replied, “If I defeat you, you follow me.” Maalik asked, “And what if another man comes and defeats us?” He replied, “Then we follow him.” To this, Maalik – Allaah’s mecy be upon him – said, “O servant of Allaah, Allaah sent Muhammad – Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon him – with a single religion, but I see you moving from religion to religion. ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Azeez said, ‘Whoever makes his religion the object of argumentation will frequently change it.’”

Al-’Aajurree, Kitaab Ash-Sharee’ah 1/128.

* Al-Irjaa’: The deviant belief that Imaan lies only in the heart and that actions and statements have no bearing upon belief, even if the actions and statements are ones of Kufr.


4 Responses to “• making • religion • an • object • of • argumentation •”

  1. Hammad Says:

    Beautiful reminder…

  2. Abe Ik Says:

    Assalaamu Alaikum,

    Very Nice.

  3. bint Husayn Says:

    Time for a update yes?

  4. istiqaamah Says:

    hehe look who’s talkin :P

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