Verily This Knowledge is Religion – by Shaykh Ahmed ibn umar Bazmool

In the name of Allaah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

The symbolic scholar: Ahmed ibn ‘Umar Bazmool – may Allaah preserve him – said:

Ibn Sireen رحمه اللّٰه said:

“Verily this knowledge is religion, so look to who you take your religion from.”

From the requirements of this statement or this principle, is to free yourself completely from all of the false methodologies and newly invented matters.

▫️And in this is a refutation of those who say, “Learn knowledge and do not concern yourself with the issue of refutations, and speech against so and so, and differentiating this from that.” This is incorrect, because you will not truly adhere to the Sunnah and follow the example of the Salaf-as-Salih unless you free yourself from innovations and its people.

And what proves this is the statement of Ibnu ‘Umar regarding the Qadariyah, what did he say?

“Let them know that I am free from them, and they are free from me.”

Some of the people may have a certain view and say, “Don’t busy yourself with refuting the people and speaking against so and so, just leave these types of matters.” Of course, this statement is true in one way, and false in another – it is true because this matter is not for the general youth to speak about so and so from the people. And as for it being incorrect; then it is because it is a general unconditional ruling, so that even if the one who speaks is from those who are qualified to speak against the opposers – he will not be pleased with him speaking, and this is falsehood. Because this is in opposition to the methodology of the Salafi – may Allaah be pleased with them – and in opposition to the principles of knowledge. And the meaning of this is not that the scholar makes it a way of life to speak ill of the people, but the desired meaning is that the scholar protects himself and other than him from those who oppose the truth.

From the first lesson of Usool as-Sunnah which were delivered in Masjid as-Suabayil in the beginning of the year 𝟏𝟒𝟑𝟔h.

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