Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
Many from amongst the people weigh statements according to men. If one of them believes concerning a person that he is magnified (i.e. has status), then his statements will be accepted even if they are falsehood, opposing the Kitaab and the Sunnah. Rather in this case (you’ll find that the one who accepts these statements) will not listen to the one who refutes that statement (of falsehood) with the Kitaab and the Sunnah. Rather (the one who accepts the statement) deems the one who made the statement (to be) infallible. And when he believes concerning a person that they don’t have status, he rejects the statements (of that person) even if they are the truth. Therefore he deems the one who makes the statement as the reason for accepting (the statement) or rejecting it without weighing the statement according to the Kitaab and the Sunnah.
‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib (may Allah be pleased with him) said to al-Haarith Ibn Hoot when he said to him: “Oh Alee, do you think that Talhah and az-Zubayr were upon falsehood and you were upon the truth?” Alee said in response: “No oh Haarith, the matter is confusing to you. Know the truth and you will know its people. For indeed the truth is not known by the men, rather the men are only known by the truth.” Continue reading →
A question Abu Yusuf Khaleefah posed to Shaykh Mustafaa Mubrim (may Allah preserve him) today:
Shaykh, I work in a hospital and there are Muslim patients here. Today the administration had food cooked for the patients for an early Thanksgiving celebration. Being that Thanksgiving is really next week and not today, can the Muslims eat from this food?
The Shaykh answered:
No. It is not allowed for the Muslims to eat from this food since it has been cooked for the reason of celebrating Thanksgiving. The major scholars like Shaykh Saalih and others have fataawa regarding the prohibition of eating from the food that has been prepared for the celebration of the holidays of the kuffaar. If you eat from that food, this means you have joined with them in the celebration of the holiday.
Abu Yusuf then asked the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him):
What about the leftover food? For example, can they eat from that food tomorrow, after the celebration is over? Continue reading →