Shaykh Nazhim al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the Breaking of Idols

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) said, “Allah (s.w.t.) Mentions, in the Qur’an, about the grandfather of prophets, Ibrahim (a.s.) and his work that he did, that Ibrahim’s (a.s.) nation, the nation of Nimrod, were keeping idols that represented their pride.

He said, “Nay, your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, He Who Created them (from nothing): and I am a witness to this (truth).  And by Allah, I have a plan for your idols - after ye go away and turn your backs.”  So, he broke them to pieces, (all) but the biggest of them, that they might turn (and address themselves) to it. (Surah al-Anbiya’:56-58)

Through Ibrahim’s (a.s.) story, Allah (s.w.t.) Says He breaks down all idols.  It is through those imitated idols that men claim sovereignty but there is only one Lord, Allah (s.w.t.).  Allah (s.w.t.) did not Send scripture as fairy tales or storybooks, but for Guidance.  Everyone has idols within themselves.  They keep them and look after them carefully.  Until they break their idols, they will fight and kill anyone who tries to break their idols.  The Lord of the Heavens Teaches us that we must break down the idols of our ego.”


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