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From the Plots of Shaytaan is to make Mankind Excessive & Wasteful in all Matters
Abbas Abu Yahya
Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728) -Rahimullaah- said:
‘The Shaytaan wants mankind to be excessive and wasteful in all his matters. Indeed, if the Shaytaan sees him inclining towards mercy excessively, then the Shaytaan beautifies mercy from so much so that the human does not hate that which Allaah hates, nor is he protective over that which Allaah is protective.
And if the Shaytaan sees him inclining to harshness for him for other than Allaah’s sake, so much so that he leaves off being good, piety, gentleness, keeping good relations and mercy which Allaah and His Messenger have ordered, then the human transcends in his harshness, so he increases in criticism, hate and the infliction of punishment to the degree at that which Allaah and His Messenger do not love. So this person leaves that which Allaah commands, of mercy and being good and he is rebuked for this and is sinful in this.
He is excessive and wasteful in regard to harshness more so than that which Allaah and His Messenger have ordered, so much so that he transcends the boundaries, and that is excessiveness in Allaah’s commands, so the first is sinful and the second is excessive and wasteful, and Allaah does not love the wasteful ones.’
[Tafseer al-Kabeer 5/247]