Fatawa Sheihk Ibn Taymiyyah

 

Corruption on earth is due to disobedience and Shirk


بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Allaah تعالى says:

 

"ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِي النَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ الَّذِي عَمِلُوا لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ"

 

{Evil (sins and disobedience of Allaah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allaah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allaah, and begging His Pardon).} [Surah al-Room (30): 41]

 

Shaikh al-Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said:

Whoever contemplates on what is going on in the world, will find that the reason for every goodness is due to Tawheed and worship of Allaah تعالى and obedience to His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم. And as for all the evil in the world - the Fitnah (trial), the hardship, the drought, being overpowered by the enemy and other than that - then the reason for it is opposing the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم and calling upon other than Allaah (i.e. Shirk).

So whoever sincerely contemplates on this, will find that this is the case – specifically in himself and in other than him, generally and specifically. And there is no might or power except with Allaah.

[Majmoo` al-Fataawa (15/25)]

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