The Noble Scholar Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadi, Allah have mercy on him, was asked:
Question: Who is the extremist?
Answer: Extremism/harshness is (that a person) makes prohibited upon the people something that Allah didn’t make prohibited and he obligates upon the people something which Allah didn’t obligate. This is extremism/harshness (in the religion). As for holding on to the religion (as it has been revealed), this is not considered extremism (in the religion).
Shaykh Muqbil, the Muḥaddith of Yemen, was asked his advice on the upbringing and nurturing of our children. The following was his reply, which should be written in gold:
All praise be to Allāh and may the peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ. To proceed: The upbringing of children is from the important affairs and is problematic. As for it being important, that is because the child takes from whomsoever he mixes with. If his father is a singer, then he will not hear except that his father singing. And if his father is an author, then from the very start, he will have a sheet of paper and pen drawing in a notebook until he fills up the notebook.
We say it’s like this: if his father is a officer and you were to say to him: “What would you like to be,” he will say, “I would like to be a officer,” and if his father is a scholar and you were to ask him, “what would you like to be,” he would say “I would like to be a scholar.” This is in his childhood before he begins to mingle in the streets. Continue reading →
The Noble Shaykh Muqbil al-Waadi’ee (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:
Do not busy yourselves with debating the Hizbees, for they do not want the truth. They do not want anything except to enter doubts upon you. Therefore upon you is to keep away from them and do not debate them. Continue reading →