“Thaqoothekey thee” by Abu Nuh

“Thaqoothekey thee”
Poem by Abu Nuh (Rahimahullah)

Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (rh) said regarding the Thaqooth ,

“It is everything in which man exceeds his limits, whether it being worshiped, followed, or obeyed. So the Thaqooth of every community is he from whom judgment is sought, instead of what Allah and His Messenger have ruled; or those whom they worship besides Allah; or whom they follow without a proof from Allah; or whom they obey, while not knowing if it is in accordance to the Judgment of Allah. So these are the Thawagheet of the world; if you were to contemplate regarding them and see the conditions of the people with them, you would see that most of them have turned away from worshiping Allah Alone, to worshiping the Thaqooth ; away from seeking judgment from Allah and His Messenger, to seeking judgment from the Thaqooth ; away from obeying Him and following His Messenger, to obeying and following the Thaqooth .”

[Refer to “I’lām Al-Muwaqqi’īn” (1/50)]