Some Reasons Why Some Who Know the Truth Still Reject It
Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:
A person might know that the truth is [found] with someone else; despite this, he outwardly denies that [truth] due to his envy for him, his wanting to be in a higher position above him, or [his having] desires in [his] soul.
I said: “Don’t find it so surprising. If were to make a comment with manners, I’d respond back and forth with you, there being no problem [with that]–[it’s] dialogue and discussion. As for you throwing insults and heaping abuse and wanting responses to continue from me at the same time???!!!”
…[T]he first of the levels of reverence and awe due to Al-Ḥaqq (the Ever True and Certain One)—great is His might and majesty—is holding His commands and prohibitions in the highest regard…so a believer’s treating Allāh the All-High’s commands and prohibitions with the utmost reverence is a sign of his treating the Giver of commands and prohibitions with reverence and awe….