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Allah doesn't need to explain Himself to us

ومن الناس من يسأل دائماً عن حكمة الشرع في كل أمر ونهي. كأنهم لا يطيعون الا إذا عرفوا الحكمة، وللشرع حكمة لا شك فيها، ولكنها قد تبدو لنا، بالنص أو بالاستنباط، وقد تخفي علينا، افنعصي ربنا إذا لم تظهر حكمة شرعه لنا؟

تصور: انك كلما أمرت ولدك بأمر لم ينفذه، حتى تبين له مقصدك منه، وحكمتك فيه، ولو كان الموقف ضيقا لا يتسع للبيان، ولو كان في الأمر سر لا يجوز معه الاعلان! الا عتد هذا الولد عاصيا لك؟ أولا تنتظر منه أن يطيعك على أي حال، لأنه ولدك ولأنك أبوه؟ ولو أن ضابطا تلقى أمر القيادة فأبي أن ينفذه حتى تشرح له خطتها التي أوحت به، وغايتها من اصداره ألا يستحق العقاب؟ -من كتاب تعريف عام بدين الإسلام لعلي الطنطاوي.

Translation: Among people there are those who always ask about the wisdom behind religious rulings, whether of prohibition or permission. As if they are not going to obey it unless they know why Allah made that ruling. There is not doubt that every religious ruling has its own wisdom, but this wisdom may either be apparent to us -whether in religious texts or by deduction-, and it can be hidden from us. Then do we disobey our Lord if we didn't know the wisdom behind His rulings?

Imagine: If every time you commanded your son to carry out a task and he didn't do it unless he was told why you wanted him to do it, and the wisdom behind doing it, even if the situation was an urgent one, even if there was a secret in the command that you didn't wish to tell your son. Wouldn't you consider this child disobedient? Don't you expect him to obey you anyway, because he is your son and you are his father? And if an officer of the army received an order and refrained from executing it unless its benefits and goals were explained to him, doesn't he deserve punishment? -From A General Introduction to the Religion of Islam by Ali At-Tantawi.

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