Monday, August 8, 2011

Be you Rabbaniyyun

Allaah stated:

"It is not possible for any human being to whom Allaah has given the Book and the Hukm (knowledge and understanding of the laws) and Prophethood to say to the people: "Be my worshipers rather than Allaah's." On the contrary (he would say): "Be you Rabbaniyyun (learned men of religion who practice what they know and also preach to others)-Nor would he order you to take angels and Prophets for lords. Would he order you to disbelieve after you have submitted to Allaah's will?" 
(Aali 'Imraan: 79-80)

Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdil-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated about these two verses:

"When you come to know that the reason behind these verses coming down is the statement of the people of the book: "We are Muslimoon, we will worship Allaah except if you want us to worship you", you'll come to know that it is the most clear of that which is in the Qur'aan from the establishment of sincerity and disassociation from polytheism. It is also from the greatest of that which clarifies for you the path of the rightly guided leaders and the misleading leaders. It is that Allaah has described the leaders of guidance with the negation and the affirmation. He negated for them that they command their followers with associating them as partners (with Allaah), or the Angels or even the Prophets even though they are the most righteous of the creation. He affirmed for them that they command their followers to be those who learn and practice that which they learn and teach it to others. So if it is not conceivable that the one who Allaah has given this status would command his followers to make him a partner with Allaah, nor the Prophets, nor the Angels, then other than them would be more apparent (in not calling the people to Shirk)."

Source: Tafseer of Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdil-Wahhaab (may Allaah have mercy upon him) pg. 31

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