Excellent reminder by Abu Humayd Saalim.

We find in Surah al Baqarah that there is no doubt in this religion of Islaam amongst the believers. Allah describes those who are al-mutaqoon (the pious ones) as having certainty in the hereafter.

This talks goes throught the explanantion of the Hadeeth mentioned in the title wherein the Messenger of Allah (sallaahualayhiwaslaam) said: “We are more deserving of doubt than Ibrahim (alayhisalam). As he said “my Lord show me how you bring he dead to life.” So Allah said “do you not believe?” So Ibrahim (alayhisalaam) replied “of course- but I ask so that my heart may be at rest.”

 

The teacher explains that here Ibrahim (alayhisalaam) was seeking Yaqeen – Certainty – and that is of types: Certainty of knowledge, certainty of the eyes, certainty that comes through actualisation. Allah mentions it in Surah At-Takathur “Nay! If you knew with a sure knowledge (the end result of piling up, you would not have occupied yourselves in worldly things)”

Listen to the rest of the talk and you will learn that with “certainy and patience, leadership in the religion is acquired” (Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah).