How Should I Respond When Someone Says To Me: “Fear Allāh”?
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)
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Allah, the Most High said,
“And when it is said to him, Fear Allāh, pride in the sin takes hold of him. Sufficient for him is Hellfire, and how wretched is that resting place.” [Al-Baqarah: 206]
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said,
From the benefits of this verse is that the man who has been described with these traits haughtily rejects being commanded to fear Allāh, based on His Saying, the Most High:
“Pride in the sin takes hold of him.”
So he disdains this. It is as if he said to himself, “I am above you commanding me to fear Allāh.” And it appears that this ignorant individual pretends to be unaware of the Saying of Allāh, the Most High to the most pious of mankind,
“O Prophet, fear Allāh and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites.
Indeed, Allāh is ever Knowing and Wise.” [Al-Ahzaab: 1]
Among the benefits [of this verse] is that it warns against rejecting [the advice] of the sincere advisors because Allāh included this among the characteristics of the hypocrites. Therefore, the one who rejects the [counsel] of a person who commands them to fear Allāh has resembled the hypocrites [in this affair].It is obligatory upon a person when it is said to them, “Fear Allāh” that they respond by saying, “We hear and we obey,” revering the fear of Allāh.
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