Allah Most Merciful has blessed humans with a unique quality – intellect. This is a test like every other quality and ability that humans have been given. In this khutbah Shaykh Abu Adnan (may Allah protect him) examines this amazing ability through the eyes of the Qur’an and Sunnah, its link to the concept of following the “majority” and crucially, advises on the pitfalls and dangers of the mis-use of the intellect. A timely reminder and clarification of many misconceptions that are currently held.
“If you obeyed most of those on earth, they would misguide you from Allah´s Way. They follow nothing but conjecture. They are only guessing.” (The Noble Quran 6:116)
Say, “Are those who know equal to those who do not know?” Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding.” (The Noble Quran 39:9)