Could you kindly reference this narration:
Imam ‘Abdur Rahman Al Awza’i (rahimahullah) said: “If Allah decides to harm a people, he would afflict them with endless argument and prevent them from [carrying out] good work.”
This statement of Imam Abdur Rahman Al Awza’i (rahimahullah) [a leading Muhaddith and Jurist of the second century of Islam] is recorded in the following sources:
- Tarikh Ibn Abi Khaythamah, vol. 3 pg. 251
- Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 35 pg. 202
- Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 16 pg. 104
A similar narration has been recorded as the statement of the famous Saint, Ma’ruf Al Karkhi (rahimahullah). See here.
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