Taking the good, Leaving the bad

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
What’s the problem with the argument “take the good and leave the bad” when it comes to deen?

Sometimes we use this concept in other parts of life….which can be beneficial. But why is it very dangerous to use this concept with deen?
If you had an option to chose a doctor who sometimes gave the right prescription and sometimes the wrong prescription or a doctor who was known for giving the right prescription… Who would you pick?  Especially, given that we are not doctors and cannot diffrentiate between a good and bad prescription.

Most people of intelligence would chose the doctor known for giving good prescriptions.

Our deen is much more valuable to us than our bodies. It concerns our happiness in this life and the next and fulfilling our purpose of creation to the Creator.

Most of us may know some things about deen, yet we must remain humble and recognize that we simply do not have the level of knowledge in deen to distinguish right and wrong between all matters. We are not safe from deviation.

That’s why it’s so important to know who the scholars are, listen to them, and apply what we learn. And leave completely the “scholars” or speakers who are known to be on deviation… even if you think there’s a little good from them. You might see a a worldy benefit from a disbeliever.. but we’re certainly not going to learn our deen from someone who doesn’t believe la ilaha il Allah or someone who calls to bidah!

May Allah guide us and increase us in knowledge, may Allah let us see truth as truth and give us strength to submit to it. And let us see falsehood as falsehood and protect us from it. Ameen.


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