knowledge Saves ‘Abdul Qaadir


Author: Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah

Reference: Qa’idah Jaleeyyah : P. 44

Topic: Knowledge and its Virtues

I was once in worship when I saw a magnificent throne with a light in it. The light said: O ‘Abdul Qaadir, I am your lord and I have made permissible for you what I have prohibited for others.

I said: “Are you Allaah – other than whom there is no other deity?! Away with you O enemy of Allaah!”

So the throne crumbled and the light became darkness and said: “O ‘Abdul Qaadir, you have escaped from me because of your understanding of the religion and your knowledge of your status. Indeed I have corrupted seventy men in this way.”

He [‘Abdul Qaadir] was later asked: ‘How did you know it was a Shaytaan?”

He responded: “He said to me; ‘I have made permissible for you what I have prohibited for others.’ And I knew that Muhammad’s – صلى الله عليه وسلم – legislation does not change and cannot be abrogated, and because he was able to say; ‘I am your lord.’ but was not able to say; ‘I am Allaah – other then whom there is no other deity.”
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