: Jul 04, 2015

The Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Never has a nation gone astray, after having been guided, except that they were prone to excessive argumentat…

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The Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Never has a nation gone astray, after having been guided, except that they were prone to excessive argumentation” [al-Tirmidhī].

And al-Awzai, the famous jurist of Syria, said, “It has been narrated to us that when Allah intends evil for a person, He opens up the door of argumentation, and closes the door of action.”

How much time we waste in useless arguments! How much of our Islamic pseudo-scholarship has become ‘refuting so-and-so’ and talking about issues that have little relevance! And how much of that involves our social media and online experiences!

What we need is more righteous actions and less talk. Most disagreements don’t deserve any ‘refutations’ (yes, it is true that some do – but leave it to those qualified and specialized!).

If you disagree with your Muslim brother, concentrate more on setting an example with your actions rather than raising the volume with your opinion.

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