The Books Of Refutation Are A Mercy

The Noble Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

Indeed I confirm with certainty that the books of refutation have within it mercy for the people in general and for those who have been refuted specifically. None comprehends that except for those with sound intellect from among the people. Therefore understand (this matter), may Allah take you under His care, and don’t think anything except for good about the one who refutes the mistaken ideologies.

Source: Al-Irhaab wa Aathaaruhu, p. 115

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
24th of Rajab, 1436 H (06-13-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC

Original Arabic

ﻗﺎﻝ ﺍﻟﻌﻼﻣﺔ ﺍﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﺯﻳﺪ ﺍﻟﻤﺪﺧﻠﻲ ﺭﺣﻤﻪ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ

ﻭﺇﻧﻲ ﻷﺟﺰﻡ ﺃﻥ ﻛﺘﺐ ﺍﻟﺮﺩﻭﺩ ﻓﻴﻬﺎ ﺧﻴﺮٌ ﻭﺭﺣﻤﺔ ﻟﻠﻨﺎﺱ ﻋﺎﻣﺔ ﻭ ﻟﻠﻤﺮﺩﻭﺩ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ ﺧﺎﺻﺔ ﻭﻻ ﻳﺪﺭﻙ ﺫﻟﻚ ﺇﻻ ﺍﻟﻌﻘﻼﺀ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺱ ﻓﺎﻓﻬﻢ ﺭﻋﺎﻙ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻭ ﻻ ﺗﻈﻦ ﺑﻤﻦ ﻳﺮﺩ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻷﻓﻜﺎﺭ ﺍﻟﺨﺎﻃﺌﺔ ﺇﻻ ﺧﻴﺮﺍً

 ﺍﻹﺭﻫﺎﺏ ﻭﺁﺛﺎﺭﻩ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻔﺮﺩ ﻭﺍﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ ﺹ 115