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11282: You are not free

What is the ruling on the comment that some people make when they are advised not to sin, “I am free to do as I wish”?

Published Date: 2000-09-02

Praise be to Allaah. 

This is wrong. We say: you are not free to disobey Allaah. If you disobey Allaah, it means that you are coming out of “enslavement” to Allaah, as you describe ‘uboodiyah (total submission to Allaah), and instead you are entering into enslavement to the Shaytaan and your desires.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen
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