Islamic Creed

Pleasing People While Displeasing Allah


My question regarding the following hadith below is how to explain when people who commit haram acts are acclaimed by their fans, such as music concerts, wrestling, or discussions between non-mahram men and women. Do not they like it? “Whoever seeks to please Allah with something that displeases people, then Allah will be pleased with him. Whoever seeks to please people with something that displeases Allah, then Allah and people will be unhappy with him. “


Perfect praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is no other worthy worship than Allah, and that Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allah extol his mention) is his slave and his messenger.

Scholars differ as to the authenticity of this hadeeth. Some Imams such as Al-Bukhari, At-Tirmithi and Ad-Daaraqutni confirmed that it was a statement from ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her and that she can not authentically be attributed to the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allah extol his mention) (ie not a Marfoo Hadith).

However, Ibn Hibbaan can ask Allah for mercy to classify him as authentic as a Marfoo ‘Hadith (ie, to go back to the Prophet Sallallahuahi alayhi wa sallam (may Allah extol his mention)).

Ibn Al-Muflih said, “His chain of narrators is good.” Al-Albaani also called it genuine. May Allah grant him mercy.

Anyway, what you mentioned is not a problem, it is that people are angry with the one who pleases them by putting Allah in anger, if they are free from whims and corrupt goals. .

Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said in Majmoo ‘Al-Fataawa, commenting on this hadeeth:

“Whoever wills Allah while the people are angry with him, then he feared him and was his just slave, and Allah is an ally of the righteous, and he is sufficient for his slave. a means of getting out of his difficulty and providing for him by unexpected sources, Allah will certainly be able to no longer need the people, and for all the people who are satisfied with him, that may not happen. will be if they are free to follow their goals and desires and if they know the outcome.If anyone pleases the people by provoking the wrath of Allah, it does not benefit him at all against Allah, all as a malefactor who bites on his hands (with regret) and says (as in the verse that means): “Oh, I would have taken a path with the Messenger Oh, woe to me! did not take him as a friend.} [Quran 25:27 -28] “

As for the one who praised him by provoking the wrath of Allah turning into someone who scatters him, then this happens often and in the end, and the good result is for those who fear Allah, but as he did not fear Allah, turn against him (to praise to dispel). This does not happen at first because their praises are based on their whims, and Allah is most aware of it.

Allah knows best.


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