As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 5


Deviation from the Aqeedah and Means of avoiding it

Chapter 3:
Deviation from the Aqeedah
and Means of avoiding it

Deviation from the correct Aqeedah is destruction and failure because the correct Aqeedah is the strong motivating force towards beneficial actions. An individual without the correct Aqeedah can become a victim of misunderstandings and doubts that besiege him and make obscure (for him) the path to the blissful life, until his life narrows upon him and he tries to break through this confinement by committing suicide as has occurred with many people who have lost the guidance of correct Aqeedah.

A society, which is not governed by the correct Aqeedah, is an animalistic society, which has lost all components of the blissful life. Even if (such a) society possesses many elements of material life, it gradually leads to destruction, as is witnessed in the disbelieving communities. It is such because (even) these material elements require direction and guidance in order to benefit from their qualities and advantages and nothing can guide it except the correct Aqeedah. Allah says, 'O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Taiyibat (lawful) and do righteous deeds.' [Soorah al-Muminoon (23): 51]

‘And indeed, We bestowed grace on David from Us (saying), 'O you mountains. Glorify (Allah) with him! And you birds (also)! And We made the iron soft for him'. Saying, 'Make you perfect coats of mail, balancing well the rings of chain armour, and work you (men) righteousness. Truly, I am All­Seer of what you do.' And to Solomon (We subjected) the wind, its morning (stride from sunrise till midnoon) was a month's (journey), and its afternoon (stride from the midday decline of the sun to sunset) was a month's (journey i.e. in one day he could travel two months' journey). And We caused a fount of (molten) brass to flow for him, and there were jinn that worked in front of him, by the Leave of his Lord, and whosoever of them turned aside from Our Command, We shall cause him to taste the torment of the blazing Fire. They worked for him what he desired, (making) high rooms, images, basins as large as reservoirs, and (cooking) cauldrons fixed (in their places). 'Work you, O family of Dawud (David), with thanks!' But few of My slaves are grateful.' [Soorah Saba (34):10-13]

Therefore, it is necessary that the strength of Aqeedah not be separated from the materialistic strength. Because, if you separate yourself from the correct aqeedah by deviating to the false beliefs, then the materialistic strength becomes a means of destruction and degradation, as is seen today in the disbelieving countries, which possess the materialistic (strength), but do not have a correct Aqeedah.

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