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With regards to having khashyah of Allaah, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al

Uthaymeen rahimahullaah comments on the statement of Imaam Ahmad ibn


Hanbal rahimahullaah:
The foundation of knowledge is khashyah (fear and awe) of Allaah, the Most
High.
cp n vic c c khashyah (lng knh s) vi Allaah, Shaykh Muhammad ibn
Saalih al Uthaymeen rahimahullaah gii thch v pht biu ca Imaam Ahmad
ibn Habal rahimahullaah:
Nn tng ca kin thc chnh l khashyah (lng knh s) vi Allaah, ng Ti Cao
And this statement of Imaam Ahmad is correct: the foundation of knowledge is
khashyah of Allaah. And khashyah of Allaah is fear of Allaah which is built upon
knowledge and glorification (of Him).
V li pht biu ny ca Imaam Ahmad l chnh xc: Nn tng ca kin thc chnh
l khashyah vi Allaah. V khashyah vi Allaah ngha l s knh s Allaah c xy
dng trn kin thc v s ca Ngi (dnh cho Ngi)
And for this reason, Allaah the Most High, said:
It is only the people of knowledge from amongst His servants who have
khashyah of Allaah. Soorah Faatir (35) aayah 28
V chnh v l , Allaah ng Ti Cao phn:
Trong s by ti ca Ngi (Allaah), ch nhng ai hiu bit mi knh s Allaah
Soorah Faatir (35) aayah 28
So if a person has true knowledge of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and if he has
true awareness and knowledge of Him, then khashyah of Allaah will inevitably be
established in his heart.
V vy, nu mt ngi c s hiu bit (kin thc) tht s v Allaah, ng Hng
Mnh v Oai Phong, v nu anh ta c s nhn thc v hiu bit v Ngi, th
khashyah vi Allaah s c cng c vng chc trong tri tim anh ta.
(This is) because if he has knowledge of that, having knowledge of a Lord who is
Adheem (Tremendous), of a Lord who is Qawee (Perfect in strength), of a Lord who
is Qaahir (Invincible Subduer), of a Lord who is All Knowing of that which the person
keeps secret and hidden, then you will find him (that person) establishing obedience
to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic in a complete manner.
(iu ny) bi v nu anh ta c kin thc, c s hiu bit v mt Cha T, ng
Adheem (Hng Cng), ng Qawee (Hon Ho trong Sc Mnh), ng Qaahir
(ng Chinh Phc bt kh chin bi), ng Rt Mc Am Hiu nhng iu con ngi
gi b mt v n giu, bn s thy rng anh ta (ngi c kin thc y) thc hnh s
tun lnh Allaah, ng Ton Nng v Ti Cao, trong mt ct cch hon chnh.
Translator: Nasser ibn Najam

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It is only the people of knowledge from amongst His servants who have khashyah
of Allaah.
The scholars have said:
The distinction between khashyah (fear and awe) and khawf (fear) is that khashyah
occurs due to tremendous greatness of the one being feared and khawf occurs
due to the weakness of the one who has the fear, even if the one being feared
(with khawf) is not tremendous and great
Trong s by ti ca Ngi (Allaah), ch nhng ai hiu bit mi knh s Allaah
Cc hc gi ni rng:
S cch bit gia khashyah (lng knh s) v khawf (s s hi) l khashyah c
c bi s V i Hng Cng ca ng c knh s - v khawf xy ra bi s yu
ui ca ngi mang trong lng ni s hi, d rng i tng c s (vi khawf)
khng h hng mnh v v i
So in summary, khashyah is more tremendous than khawf - but sometimes it is
said, have khawf of Allaah. He, the Most High, said:
So do not have khawf of them, but rather have khawf of Me if you truly believe.
Soorah aale Imraan (3) aayah 175
And this is (being said) in direct opposition to the action of those who have khawf of
the people.
Ni tm li, khashyah mnh m, v i, hn khawf nhiu nhng i khi (iu )
vn c ni rng hy s (khawf) Allaah. Ngi, ng Ti Cao ni rng:
Bi th ch s chng m hy s TA (Allaah) nu cc ngi l nhng ngi c c tin.
Soorah aale Imraan (3) aayah 175
V y (c cho rng) chnh l lp trng hng n hnh ng, vic lm ca
nhng ai khip s con ngi.

(Sharh hilyah taalib il ilm p23 of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al


Uthaymeen rahimahullaah)

Translator: Nasser ibn Najam

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