What does it mean to be a “Muslim skeptic”?

Ibn `Abbas narrated a hadith from the Prophet ﷺ. A man heard the hadith and became disturbed by it and objected to it. Upon hearing this, Ibn `Abbas commented, “What is it that they have to fear?! They easily accept what is clear, however when it comes to what is unclear, they are destroyed.”

The modus operandi of the Western skeptic is to question and then object to anything that does not accord with his understanding. This is because he erroneously believes that his own mind can serve as the absolute criterion of Truth.

The Muslim skeptic, however, questions himself and objects to anything within himself that does not accord with Islam. This is because he correctly believes that his own mind is finite and that only Islam can serve as the absolute criterion of Truth.

 

What does it mean to be a "Muslim skeptic"?Ibn `Abbas narrated a hadith from the Prophet ﷺ. A man heard the hadith and…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Monday, August 17, 2015

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