Sharh as-Sunnah : Lesson 40 : Point 64
Shaykh Fawzan | Dawud Burbank [Audio|English]
Imaam Barbahaaree rahimahullaah said:
And to have eemaan that when children are afflicted by anything in the life of this world then they feel pain. And that is mentioned because Bakr ibn ukht `Abdul Waahid said “they do not feel pain” and he lied.
This matter is mentioned on account of those who say that children do not feel any pain. And he mentioned this to refute this man and this man it is said that he was from the Khawaarij also. And the Khawaarij have even more surprising things than these worthless sayings on account of their ignorance and on account of their pretence to knowledge. When a child suffers something, he screams and he cries and he calls out for help and this is a proof that he indeed feels pain and this is something witnessed and felt. However, this man has strange sayings and from them is this issue.
 Al Haafiz ibn Hajar said in Lisaan ul-Meezaan: “Bakr ibn ukht `Abdul Waahid ibn Zayd al-Basree al-Zaahid”.
He was mentioned by Ibn Hazm in Al-Milal W’al Nihal as being one of the Khawaarij that he said,
“With regard to every sin, even a small sin, even a slight lie which a person told as a joke that the person who does it is a kaafir (disbeliever), a mushrik (one who associates partners with Allaah) from the People of the Hellfire except that if he is from the people who fought at Badr then he will be a kaafir, a mushrik but he is from the People of Paradise”
And his student `Abdullaah ibn `Eesaa used to say,
“The insane person and the children and the animals never ever feel any pain on account of every ailment or anything else because Allaah never oppresses anything even by the extent of a tiniest ant.”
Ibn Qutaybah (rahimahullaah) quoted this matter of pain from Bakr himself. From his foul sayings is that, “Whoever steals anything even to the amount of a mustard seed will remain in the Hellfire forever along with the disbelievers” and Ibn Qutaybah refuted this at length.
Ithaaful-Qaaree bit-Ta`leeqaat `alaa Sharhis-Sunnah
(A Gift To The Reader In Annotation Of Sharh As-Sunnah)
by Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan hafizahullaah
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah
Transcribed by Saima Zaher.
Posted with kind permission from Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah
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