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The Abundance of Numbers Is Not Used As a Proof

Allah The Most High stated:

And if you were to obey the majority of those in the Earth, they would lead you astray from the path of Allah. (Al-An’aam:116)

The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

This verse indicates that the abundance of people (being together) is not to be used as a proof against the truth, nor is the small number of those traversing upon a matter from the affairs a proof that it is other than truth. Rather the reality is opposite of that. Indeed the people of the truth are fewer in number but greater with Allah in status and reward. Rather that which is obligatory (upon the people) is to use the paths which lead to it, (truth or falsehood) as a proof for what is the truth and what is falsehood.

Source: Al-Kanz Ath-Thameen Fee Tafseer Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 6/210 Continue reading

Following The Truth Even If The Followers Are Few

Shaykh ‘Abdullāh Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahman Aba Batīn, may Allāh have mercy upon him, said:

And a person, if the truth becomes clear to him, should not be discouraged by the fewness of those who agree with him in that, and the great number of those who oppose him — especially in these latter times.

And as for the statement of the ignoramus: ‘If this is indeed true, then it would not have been hidden from so and so!’ This is the very claim of the disbelievers, as in their statement:

لو كان خيرا ما سبقونا إليه

“If it had truly been good, they would not have preceded us to it!” (al-Ahqāf: 11) Continue reading