41638: The comment of some sinners, “I am free to do what I want”


Some sinners, when we denounce them for their sin, say: “I am free to do what I want.” Are these words correct?.

Praise be to Allaah.  

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: 

“This is wrong. We say: You are not free to disobey Allaah, rather if you disobey your Lord you can no longer call yourself a slave of Allaah because you have become enslaved to the Shaytaan and to whims and desires.”

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him), 3/81.
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