Dicussing Destiny

[Qari] Wahb ibn Munabbih(124) said,”I looked into the matter of destiny (qadar), and I was bewildered. I looked into it again, and I was still bewildered. I then concluded that the most knowledgeable of people regarding destiny are those who keep farthest away from it, and the most ignorant of people regarding destiny are those who talk most about it.” This is supported by what the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “When destiny is discussed, restrain yourself from it” (Tabarani). [140]


(124) The imam and erudite scholar Wahb ibn Munabbih ibn Kamil ibn Sayaj ibn Dhi Kibar al-Yamani al-Saghani, the brother of Hammam ibn Munabbih. He was born during the caliphate of `Uthman, may Allah be pleased with him, in 34/654. He traveled and studied under many Companions and Followers and was known for his extensive knowledge of the Israelite traditions. He passed away in 110 or 113 AH. See Siyar A`lam al-Nubala’ 4:544-557.

(Imam Abu Hanifa’s al-Fiqh al-Akbar explained / by Abu’l-Muntaha al-Maghinsawi; with selections from `Ali al-Qari’s commentary, including Abu Hanifa’s Kitab al-Wasiyya; compiled and translated with an Introduction by `Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf. Published by White Thread Press p.112)


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