Monday, September 5, 2011

Shaikh Ibn Baaz: Virtues of the Scholars

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Concerning Allaah’s تعالى saying:

﴿شَهِدَ اللَّهُ أَنَّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ وَالْمَلَـئِكَةُ وَأُوْلُواْ الْعِلْمِ قَآئِمَاً بِالْقِسْطِ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ﴾

{Allaah bears witness that none has the right to be worshipped but He, and the Angels, and those having knowledge (also bear witness to this)} [Surah aal-`Imraan (3): 18]

Shaikh Ibn Baaz رحمه الله said:
i.       Allaah chose the people of knowledge to bear witness to his Oneness (Tawheed) over and above the rest of His Creation.

ii.      Allaah honored the people of knowledge by mentioning their testimony along with His testimony.

iii.   He raised high the status of the scholars by associating their testimony with the testimony of the angels

iv.   This verse bears witness to the superiority of those who possess knowledge. Allaah does not make any of His creation bear witness except the upright among them.

v.   Allaah made the scholars bear witness with the greatest and most excellent testimony and that is “None has the right to be worshiped except Allaah” (لا اله الا الله). Allaah, the Most High, does not bear witness except to matters of great importance and only the greatest from Allaah's creation bear witness to this.

vi.     Allaah Himself bears witness to His Oneness, and He is the greatest of witnesses. Then He chose from His creation the Angels and the Scholars - this is sufficient to show their excellence.

From the book: “Knowledge” by his eminence Shaikh `Abdul `Azeez bin `Abdullaah bin Baaz رحمه الله

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