Helpful guidelines in Enduring people’s harm by Ibn Taymiyyah
HELPFUL GUIDELINES IN ENDURING PEOPLE’S HARM
What is well-known is that one is not safe from the – harm of people in this life because people are of (various) types, different in their morals, origins, natural dispositions, and interactions. So the Muslims must adorn themselves with patience.
The (various forms) of patience necessary for a Muslim to adorn himself with is enduring the people’s harm which is an area that many ambitions and desires attempted to achieve however fell short of obtaining it. For this reason, the statements of the people of knowledge expounding on what aids the person to endure the harm of people is considered to be like a lamp and source of light for the Muslims in this area.
This topic that we will tackle using explanatory notes is the abbreviated speech from one of Shaykh-ul Islam Ibn Taymiyah’s treatises that discusses Patience.
May Allah have mercy on this Imam, and how beautiful was his series of advice and how excellent was his clarifications! May Allah reward him (4425) for his efforts and give him a complete reward; May Allah grant him the highest station in paradise— indeed Allah (4,4\6:2) is All-hearing, Near, and answers the (supplication).
I ask Allah, the Generous, Who has facilitated for us, these explanatory notes on Shaykh-ul Islam Ibn Taymiyah’s speech concerning what is mentioned about what will aid in enduring people’s harm. May Allah make that a source of aid for all of us towards this type of Patience.
May He make us among His patience and grateful servants because the religion is of two halves: Patience and Gratitude. For this reason, it has been stated, “Patience is half of the religion.”