The difference between the universal truth and the religious truth

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The difference between the universal truth and the religious truth

Thus, whoever limits himself to this (universal) truth, and just recognizing it alone, but does not establish what he was commanded to do of the religious truth - which is worshiping Him and which is related to His Deity and the obedience to His (SWT) Command and the command of His Messenger - he will be of the same kind as Iblees and the Hell-dwellers. Moreover, if he thought that he is one of Allah's elite and one of the possessors of the Knowledge (of the Unseen) and the Realization (of the Truth), who believe that the legislated Command and Prohibition do not hold for them, he will then be amongst the worst rejectors of faith and the atheists.

And whosoever thought that "Al-Khidr (1) and others like him were not subjected to the Command because they have witnessed the Will," his saying is one of the worst sayings of the rejectors of (faith in) Allah and His Messenger. He will remain as such (a Kaafir) until he fulfills the second type of meaning of Al-'Abd, this is Al-'Abd who is a worshiper. He should be worshiping Allah and not worshiping other than Him -- obeying His Command and the command of His Messengers, becoming loyal to the believing pious allies of Allah (SWT) and disowning His (SWT) enemies.


1) See Surat Al-Kahf:65 and Tafseer Ibn Katheer vol. III, p. 92