Saturday 18 Jumada al-ula 1445 - 2 December 2023

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”?


Praise be to Allah.

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.

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Source: Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen