Shaykh Hamad al-`Uthmaan|
In Arabic & English
Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, says "but they will not cease to disagree except him on whom your Lord has bestowed His Mercy" [Surah Yusuf:118/119]. Imaam Shaatibi said, regarding this Ayah, "that the people will differ except those upon whom is the Mercy of Allaah...There are two groups mentioned in this Ayah - those who differ and those who are under the Mercy of Allaah. And this shows that the people [upon whom is the Mercy of Allaah] are not those who differ. And they are the people from the Qur'an and Sunnah. And those who differ from them will lose of the Mercy of Allaah equal to what he has differed from them.
Ibn al-Qayyim said "The Path that leads to Allaah is One and that is the path that the messengers have been sent with and the Books that have been sent down. No one can reach it except through this [One] path. And if the people were to come from every other way, opening every door - then all these doors are locked except from this one path ... and it leads one to Allaah".
Added by: [ahamid] [07-Mar-02]
Source: [Salafi Publications]