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Forms of Rejecting the Qur'an and Uncertainty about It
Ibn Qayyim, al-Fawaid

Forms of rejecting the Qur'an:

One: to refuse to listen to it, have faith in it and pay attention to it.

Two: to refuse to act according to it, abide by its lawful and unlawful commandments, even if the person reads it and has faith in it.

Three: to reject its arbitration and litigation according to its principles and branches of the religion, and to believe that its words are not meant to be indisputable, and that its proofs are verbal and does not reach the level of real knowledge.

Four: to reject careful consideration of it, and fail to understand it and learn that which the Speaker intended.

Five: to reject seeking medication with it concerning all the diseases of the heart, by seeking the cure of such diseases from other than it.


All these are included in the following Qur'anic verse:


وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُوراً

which means, "And the Messenger (Muhammad) will say: "O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur'an (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and orders)." (al-Furqan 25/30)

This is the case with people although some rejection is less than others.

Uncertainty in the hearts concerning the Qur'an, is;

Sometimes an uncertainty about whether it was really revealed by Allah or not, and whether it is really the truth from Allah.

Sometimes this uncertainty is whether the Qur'an is Sacred or not, whether it is the word of Allah or a part of His creation.

Sometimes it is whether the Qur'an is sufficient or not, whether it is necessary for people or that they are in need of some things other than it, like other reasonable things, analogies, opinions and policies.

Sometimes, it is about its meaning; its entirely clear meanings or interpreting it by leaving the entirely clear meanings and associating offensive interpretations.

Sometimes, it is concerned with the entirely clear meanings, and whether or not they are meant to be practiced for their sake or for the sake of interest.


People have such uncertainties in their hearts about the Qur'an.

You will find that every innovator in the religion has some kind of uncertainty about the Verses that contradict his innovation in his heart.

Every dissolute oppressor has some kind of uncertainty about the Verses that come in between him and his will.

So consider this meaning carefully, then be pleased with that to which you are inclined.
Shaykh'ul Islâm Ibnu Taymiyyah Rahimahullâh said,

وكل قول ينفرد به المتأخر عن المتقدمين، ولم يسبقه إليه أحد منهم، فإنه يكون خطأ كما قال الإمام أحمد بن حنبل‏‏

"All statements that had been said by the Muta'akhirrűn (latter ones) differing from the Mutaqaddiműn (predecessors) and that had not been previously mentioned by any other, is a mistake. As Imâm Ahmad bin Hanbal Rahimahullâh said,

‏إياك أن تتكلم في مسألة ليس لك فيها إمام‏

"Refrain from speaking about a matter without an Imâm!.." (Ibnu Taymiyyah, Majmű'ul Fatâwâ, 21/291)

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Re: Forms of Rejecting the Qur'an and Uncertainty about It
« Reply #1 on: 01.05.2021, 03:03:21 AM »
Bismillâh,

Just a reminder!
Shaykh’ul Islâm Ibnu Taymiyyah Rahimahullâh said,

والعالم يعرف الجاهل؛ لأنه كان جاهلا، والجاهل لا يعرف العالم لأنه لم يكن عالما

“The Âlim (scholar) recognizes the Jâhil (ignorant) since he was once a Jâhil. The Jâhil does not recognize the Âlim since he has never been an Âlim.” (Majmű’ul Fatâwâ, 13/235)