Four benefits of saying “Allah knows best” -‘Abdur-Rahman as-Sa’dee

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Four benefits of saying “Allah knows best”

By Shaykh Abdur-Rahman bin Naasir al-Sa’dee may Allah have mercy on him

The Shaykh mentions this point of benefit in his risaalah “From the mannerisms of the Learned and Learners” and is found in his book “al-Fataawa as-Si’deeyah”.

From the greatest obligations upon the teachers is to refrain from speaking about things they have no knowledge of by saying, “Allah knows best”. This does not diminish their status, rather it increases their degree. It shows their perfection in the deen and causes them to investigate for the correct answer.

Benefits of refraining from speaking without knowledge

Refraining from speaking without knowledge has numerous benefits. From them:

1.It something obligatory upon every individual.

2.If one stops and says, “Allah knows best” then it will be a means to attain knowledge faster, because either the teacher, or another, will review the issue. When the student sees his teacher diligent and serious in obtaining that knowledge, then the teacher becomes a valuable gift to him . And what a perfect influence this is!

3.When a person refrains from indulging in what he has no knowledge of, then this is a sign for his reliability, integrity, perfection in his surety regarding masaa’il (issues). Likewise, the one who is known to speak about affairs he has no knowledge of is doubtful (to the people) every time he speaks, even in clear issues.

4.If the students see from their teacher that he stops in affairs he doesn’t have knowledge of, then in that is educating and guidance to this beautiful path. And being an example in situations through actions stands out more than being an example through statements.

Translated by: Abu Awzaa’ee AbdusSalaam

الفقير الى الله

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