What is a Person of Opinion?

A ‘Person of Opinion’ uses his/her own judgement to decide what is best for him/her. This is bad if ALLAH, Most High, and His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, have given us guidance already. This guidance is in the form of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

“O you who have believed, obey ALLAH and obey the Messenger and do not invalidate your deeds.” (Qur’an, Muhammad 47:33)

Without that guidance we would wander the world in blindness. Such are the disbelievers.

“Indeed, for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, We have made pleasing to them their deeds, so they wander blindly.” (Qur’an An-Naml 27:4)

However, there are Muslims who wander the world in a similar manner of blindness, precisely when they decide to not adhere to the Qur’an and Sunnah and decide to use their own opinions on matters that necessitate guidance.

They use their own Opinions for three main reasons:

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The Story of Bus No. 35

Bowed Balcony

Have you heard the Story of the Bus number 35?

This story was told to me by Sheikh Fakhriy al Qaisi:

Well…

Sheikh Fakhriy al Qaisi’s Tale

He said:

Once, he heard about a man in Iraq, who was in hospital and who had broken both his arms and legs. Rumour spread about this man. And the Islamic culture favours visiting the sick. And so the Sheikh found himself visiting the man with the broken arms and legs. The Sheikh saw many people, paying their respects to him, and they made dua’at for him. When eventually the Sheikh made his way to him, the man said, jokingly, that the Sheikh was probably jealous because of the attention (and dua’at) he was gaining from the people rather than the sheikh. Or perhaps this was a sarcastic remark at his own condition. Regardless, the Sheikh asked the man what happened to him – how did he get himself into such a condition?

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The Hospitalised Man’s Tale

The man said:

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