Ruling on saying “Whatever is good is from Allah while evil and sin are from ourselves and Satan” – Fatwas of Ibn Baz
Q: We received a question from Makkah and it reads: Some Du`ah (callers to Islam) and lecturers say at the end of their lecture, “Whatever is good is from Allah while evil and sin are from ourselves and Satan.” What is the ruling on saying that? Please, enlighten us. May Allah enlighten you!
A: There is nothing wrong – I see – with saying that, as it is the truth.
A lecturer, teacher, preacher or anyone else giving advice should observe Taqwa (fear/wariness of offending Allah) and seek the truth. If they do well, it is due to Allah’s Favor on them and if they err, it is due to their negligence and Satan. Allah (Glorified be He) and His Messenger (peace be upon him) are free from such error.
Allah is the Grantor of success!