Mistakes and Intentions

The Noble Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree (may Allah preserve him) stated:

The mistake is considered a mistake, even if the intentions (of the person committing) were sound. However, the soundness of (one’s) intentions is signified by (one’s) returning back (to the truth) from the mistake.

Source: Tanbeeh Dhuwil ‘Uqool as-Saleemah ilaa Fawaa-id Mustanbitah minas Sittatil ‘Usool al-‘Atheemah, pg. 33

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NY 11368
4th September 2015 – 20th Dhul Qi’dah 1436