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Difficult to follow the Truth

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Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) had a good understanding of why it is difficult for many people, especially those looked upon as people of authority and knowledge, to follow the truth while they have been straying in the past.

Thus he understood why it is that even while presenting the clear truth from the Quran and Sunnah, people will still not listen and will continue to adhere to the way of life that they have been living. He gave four reasons for this behavior:

(1) They do not recognize the truth even though some of them claim to be scholars;

(2) the truth goes against what they grew up with and what they are accustomed to, and it is very difficult to go against one’s customs;

(3) the truth is contrary to the “knowledge” that they have and that they have grown to love, much like the Tribe of Israel grew to love the golden calf; and

(4) this religion attempts to get between them and the forbidden, evil wealth that they are acquiring.

Source: Abdul-Mushin ibn Baaz in Rasaail al-Imaam Muhammad ibn Abdil-Wahhaab al-Shakhsiyyah: Diraasah Daawiyyah, vol. 1, p. 464, quoted from ibn Ghannaam, vol. 1, p.185.

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24/05/2012 at 12:00 PM

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