Friday, May 23, 2014

The Majority is not a Proof,
by Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzan (hafidhahullaah) *

From the characteristics of the people of the Days of Ignorance is that they would view the majority as proof that something was true and the minority as proof that something was false. So according to them, whatever the majority of the people was upon, that was the truth. And whatever the minority was upon, that was not the truth. In their eyes, this was the balance used to determine truth from falsehood.

However, this is wrong, for Allah says: And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s path. They follow nothing but conjecture, and they do nothing but lie. [Surah Al-An'aam, ayah 116]

And He says: But most of mankind doesn’t know. [Surah Al-A'raaf, ayah 187]

And He says: And most of them We found to be not true to their covenant, but most of them We found indeed to be evil sinners. [Surah Al-A'raaf, ayah 102]

So the balance is not the majority or the minority.
Rather, the balance is the truth. So whoever is upon the truth – even if he is by himself – he is the one who is correct and deserves to be emulated. And if the majority of the people are upon falsehood, then it is obligatory to reject them and not be deceived by them. So consideration is given to the truth. This is why the scholars say: “Truth is not known by way of men, but rather men are known by way of the truth.” So whoever is upon the truth, then he is the one we must follow and emulate.

In Allaah’s stories about the prior nations, He informs us that it is always the minority that is upon the truth, as Allah says: And no one believed with him except for a few. [Surah Hood, ayah 40]

And in a hadeeth in which the nations were presented to the Prophet, he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that he saw a prophet who had a small group of followers with him, and a Prophet who had a man or two men following him, and another Prophet who had no one with him. (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

So consideration is not given to which opinion or view has the most followers. Rather, consideration is given to its being either true or false. So whatever is true, even though a minority of the people or no one is upon it – so long as it is the truth – it must be adhered to, for indeed it is salvation. Falsehood is not aided by the fact that it has a majority of people following it – ever. This is a determining measure that the Muslim must always abide by.

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Islam began strange and it will return back to being strange as it began.” (Saheeh Muslim)

This will occur at the time when evil, calamities and misguidance increase. So no one will remain upon the truth except for the strange ones amongst the people and those who extract themselves from their tribes (for the sake of their religion). They will become strangers in their society.

The Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was sent while the whole world was submersed in disbelief and misguidance. And when he called the people, only one or two answered his call. It was only until later on that they grew to be many. The tribe of Quraish, not to mention the whole of the Arabian Peninsula and the whole world, was upon misguidance. And the Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was the only one calling the people. So those who followed him were few with respect to the entire world.

So consideration is not given to the majority. Consideration is only given to what is correct and to achieving the truth. Yes, if the majority of the people are upon correctness, then that is good. However, the way of Allaah is that the majority of the people is always upon falsehood.

And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly. [Surah Yoosuf, ayah 103]
 [Surah Al-An'aam, ayah 116]
And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s path. They follow nothing but conjecture, and they do nothing but lie.

* [In his sharh (explanation) of Imam Muhammad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab's (rahimahullaah) statement: many places of the Qur`anFrom the greatest of their principles was that they would be deluded by the majority, using that to determine the correctness of a matter. They would also determine the falsehood of something if it was strange and that its adherents were few. So Allaah brought them the opposite of that, clarifying this in.]

Source: Sharh Masaa’il-ul-Jaahiliyyah (pg. 60-62) of Shaikh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab (rahimahullaah), via al-Ibaanah.


The Light of Furqaan

By ash-Shaykh Aboo ‘Uthmaan Muhammad al-‘Anjaree
The da’wah of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and his Companions is established firmly upon al-Furqaan. Allaah the Most High said:

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَى عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيرًا
“Blessed be He Who sent down the Furqaan (criterion and distinction between Truth and falsehood) upon His slave, that he may be a warner to the 'Aalameen (mankind and jinn).”  [1]



And from the names of the Qur’aan is Al-Furqaan. And from the names of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) is Al-Mufarriq and Al-Faariq. So therefore the separation and distinction between Haqq (Truth) and baatil (falsehood) is from the foundations of the Deen and it’s fundamental principle.



And (from) the characteristics of Ahlul-Haqq is that they differentiate between Truth and falsehood, and they strive for the distinction of Truth from falsehood , and this is taken from the saying of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) regarding the companions who will be shaded by Allaah in His shade on the day when there will is no shade except His shade:



(( Two men, they love each other for the Sake of Allaah, they come together due to it and separate due to it )) [2]



So Taqwaa is the path of uniting the people of the manhajul-Haqq (the methodology of the Truth) and their coming together.
And Taqwaa is the path of differing with the people of the false methodologies (manaahij al-baatilah). Allaah the Most High said:



يِا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إَن تَتَّقُواْ اللّهَ يَجْعَل لَّكُمْ فُرْقَاناً

“O you who believe! If you obey and fear Allaah, He will grant you Furqaan.”  [3]





So the mu’min has Furqaan by which he separates and distinguishes between the people of the deviated methodologies and false statements, and between the people of the methodology of the Haqq, the people of the one manhaj and the Straight Path. And like this the Companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) have mentioned, when al-Miqdaad bin Aswad said, from the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم), that he “came with Furqaan. By it he separated between Truth and falsehood, and separated between a father and his son.” It was collected by Ahmad and authenticated by Al-Albaanee.



So the teacher, the Sunnee, he teaches his students Furqaan and makes them able to distinguish between Truth and falsehood.
As for the teacher, the cheat, who makes most of his subject matter - I say most of it, not all of it – affiliating with the people of the da’waatul-baatilah and he agrees with what the mashayikhah of the jamaa’aat as-siyaasiyyah al-Islaamiyyah (the Islaamic political groups), this shaykh, the cheat, has extinguished the light of Furqaan that Al-Haqq (Allaah) said regarding it:






وَكَذَلِكَ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ رُوحًا مِّنْ أَمْرِنَا مَا كُنتَ تَدْرِي مَا الْكِتَابُ وَلاَ الإِيمَانُ وَلَكِن جَعَلْنَاهُ نُورًا نَّهْدِي بِهِ مَنْ نَّشَاء مِنْ عِبَادِنَا وَإِنَّكَ لَتَهْدِي إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

“And thus We have sent to you (O Muhammad) Roohan (an Inspiration, and a Mercy) by Our Command. You knew not what the Book is, nor what is Eemaan? But We have made it (this Qur'aan) a light wherewith We guide whosoever of Our slaves We will. And verily, you are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path.” [4]





And the asl of Al-Furqaan is at-tafreeq (differentiation and distinction) between two things and the separation between them by manifesting the proof and victory the. And for that, Ummul-Mu’mineen, ‘Aa’ishah (رضي الله عنها) used to magnify Al-Furqaan due to its importance and greatness. So she would say: “By the One Who sent down the Furqaan upon Muhammad!” Collected by Ahmad and authenticated by Al-Albaanee.



So whoever is most in following closely and adhering tightly to what the Companions of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) were upon is the greatest in Furqaan.

And whoever is farthest from ittibaa’ of the companions is the farthest from Furqaan and intertwines upon himself and his students the light of the Truth with the darkness of falsehood. So Blessed is He Who sent down Al-Furqaan upon His slave, that he may be a warner to the 'Aalameen.



And I ask Allaah, Al-‘Aliyy al-‘Adheem that He establish my brothers, the companions of the website of Tasjeelaat Nidaa’ al-Islaam upon manifesting al-Furqaan between Haqq and baatil and guide them in that.





Written by Muhammad ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree


Saturday, 19 Sha’baan 1428/1 Sept. 2007

Monday, March 10, 2014

Al-Qawaa'id Al-Arba'
Telelink with
Masjid 'Abdullaah bin Mas'ood,
Columbus, GA
taught by
Aboo Sufyaan (Kuwait)
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Sunday, March 9, 2014


لاَّ يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَـفِرِينَ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ فِي شَىْءٍ إِلاَ أَن تَتَّقُواْ مِنْهُمْ تُقَـةً وَيُحَذِّرْكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِيرُ

(3:28. Let not the believers take the disbelievers as friends instead of the believers, and whoever does that, will never be helped by Allah in any way, unless you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allah warns you against Himself, and to Allah is the final return.)

And whoever does that, will never be helped by Allah in any way.

The Prohibition of Supporting the Disbelievers

 

Allah prohibited His believing servants from becoming supporters of the disbelievers, or to take them as comrades with whom they develop friendships, rather than the believers. Allah warned against such behavior when He said,

 

وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ فِي شَىْءٍ

 (And whoever does that, will never be helped by Allah in any way) meaning, whoever commits this act that Allah has prohibited, then Allah will discard him. Similarly, Allah said,

 

يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ عَدُوِّى وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَآءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَوَدَّةِ

 

(O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies as friends, showing affection towards them), until,

وَمَن يَفْعَلْهُ مِنكُمْ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ سَوَآءَ السَّبِيلِ

 (And whosoever of you does that, then indeed he has gone astray from the straight path.) ﴿60:1. Allah said,

 

يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْكَـفِرِينَ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَتُرِيدُونَ أَن تَجْعَلُواْ للَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ سُلْطَاناً مُّبِيناً

 (O you who believe! Take not for friends disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves) ﴿4:144, and,

 

يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَـرَى أَوْلِيَآءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَآءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ

 (O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as friends, they are but friends of each other. And whoever befriends them, then surely, he is one of them.) ﴿5:51.

 

Allah said, after mentioning the fact that the faithful believers gave their support to the faithful believers among the Muhajirin, Ansar and Bedouins,

 

وَالَّذينَ كَفَرُواْ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَآءُ بَعْضٍ إِلاَّ تَفْعَلُوهُ تَكُنْ فِتْنَةٌ فِى الاٌّرْضِ وَفَسَادٌ كَبِيرٌ

 

(And those who disbelieve are allies of one another, (and) if you do not behave the same, there will be Fitnah and oppression on the earth, and a great mischief and corruption.) ﴿8:73.

 

Allah said next,

 

إِلاَ أَن تَتَّقُواْ مِنْهُمْ تُقَـةً

 (unless you indeed fear a danger from them) meaning, except those believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers. In this case, such believers are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda' said, "We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.'' Al-Bukhari said that Al-Hasan said, "The Tuqyah is allowed until the Day of Resurrection.'' Allah said,

 

وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ

 (And Allah warns you against Himself.) meaning, He warns you against His anger and the severe torment He prepared for those who give their support to His enemies, and those who have enmity with His friends,

 

وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِيرُ

 (And to Allah is the final return) meaning, the return is to Him and He will reward or punish each person according to their deeds.

 

The Prohibition of Wilayah with the Disbelievers

 

 

 

Allah forbids His believing servants from taking the disbelievers as friends instead of the believers. This includes being friends and associates of the disbelievers, advising them, being intimate with them and exposing the secrets of the believers to them. In another Ayah, Allah said,

 

لاَّ يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَـفِرِينَ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ فِي شَىْءٍ إِلاَ أَن تَتَّقُواْ مِنْهُمْ تُقَـةً وَيُحَذِّرْكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ

 

(Let not the believers take the disbelievers as friends instead of the believers, and whoever does that, will never be helped by Allah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allah warns you against Himself). meaning, He warns you against His punishment if you fall into what He has prohibited. This is why Allah said here,

 

أَتُرِيدُونَ أَن تَجْعَلُواْ للَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ سُلْطَاناً مُّبِيناً

 

(Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest Sultan against yourselves) meaning, proof against you that warrants receiving His torment. Ibn Abi Hatim narrated that Ibn `Abbas commented;

سُلْطَاناً مُّبِيناً

 

(manifest Sultan), "The word Sultan in the Qur'an means proof. '' There is an authentic chain of narration for this statement, which is also the saying of Mujahid, `Ikrimah, Sa`id bin Jubayr, Muhammad bin Ka`b Al-Qurazi, Ad-Dahhak, As-Suddi and An-Nadr bin `Arabi.

 

 

يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَـرَى أَوْلِيَآءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَآءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَهْدِى الْقَوْمَ الظَّـلِمِينَ

(51. O you who believe! Do not take friends from the Jews and the Christians, as they are but friends of each other. And if any among you befriends them, then surely, he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the wrongdoers.)

 

 

 

 

 

The Prohibition of Taking the Jews, Christians and Enemies of Islam as Friends 

 

 

 

Allah forbids His believing servants from having Jews and Christians as friends, because they are the enemies of Islam and its people, may Allah curse them. Allah then states that they are friends of each other and He gives a warning threat to those who do this,

 

وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ

 

(And if any among you befriends them, then surely he is one of them.) Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Umar ordered Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari to send him on one sheet of balance the count of what he took in and what he spent. Abu Musa then had a Christian scribe, and he was able to comply with `Umar's demand. `Umar liked what he saw and exclaimed, "This scribe is proficient. Would you read in the Masjid a letter that came to us from Ash-Sham'' Abu Musa said, `He cannot.'' `Umar said, "Is he not pure'' Abu Musa said, "No, but he is Christian.'' Abu Musa said, "So `Umar admonished me and poked my thigh (with his finger), saying, `Drive him out (from Al-Madinah).' He then recited,

 

يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَـرَى أَوْلِيَآءَ

 

(O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as friends...)'' Then he reported that `Abdullah bin `Utbah said, "Let one of you beware that he might be a Jew or a Christian, while unaware.'' The narrator of this statement said, "We thought that he was referring to the Ayah,

 

يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَـرَى أَوْلِيَآءَ

 

(O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as friends, )''

There will always be a group that will be triumphant upon the truth



لاَ يَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي ظَاهِرِينَ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَهُمْ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ وَهُمْ ظَاهِرُونَ
"There will always be a group amongst my Ummah that will be triumphant and Allah will cause them to triumph."


لاَ تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يُقَاتِلُونَ عَلَى الْحَقِّ ظَاهِرِينَ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ

"There will always be a group from my Ummah that will fight upon truth until the Day of Judgment."



لاَ تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي عَلَى الْحَقِّ ظَاهِرِينَ لاَ يَضُرُّهُمْ مَنْ يَخْذُلُهُمْ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ
"There will always be a group from my Ummah that will be triumphant upon Haq, they will not be harmed by those who abandoned them until the order of Allah."




لاَ تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي قَائِمَةً بِأَمْرِ اللَّهِ لاَ يَضُرُّهُمْ مَنْ خَذَلَهُمْ أَوْ خَالَفَهُمْ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ وَهُمْ ظَاهِرُونَ عَلَى النَّاسِ
"There will always be a group from my Ummah that will be steadfast on the order of Allah, they will not be harmed by those who oppose them or abandon them, until the order of Allah comes and they will be triumphant over humankind."







لاَ تَزَالُ عِصَابَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يُقَاتِلُونَ عَلَى أَمْرِ اللَّهِ قَاهِرِينَ لِعَدُوِّهِمْ لاَ يَضُرُّهُمْ مَنْ خَالَفَهُمْ حَتَّى تَأْتِيَهُمُ السَّاعَةُ وَهُمْ عَلَى ذَلِكَ
"There will always be a group in my Ummah that will fight according to the order of Allah, victorious over their enemies and there will be no harm on them from there contradictors until the hour comes and they will be triumphant."




وَلاَ تَزَالُ عِصَابَةٌ مِنْ الْمُسْلِمِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَ عَلَى الْحَقِّ ظَاهِرِينَ عَلَى مَنْ نَاوَأَهُمْ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ
"There will always be a group that will be triumphant upon the truth and will prevail on those who oppose them until the Day of Judgment."



لاَ تَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي ظَاهِرِينَ عَلَى الْحَقِّ لاَ يَضُرُّهُمْ مَنْ خَذَلَهُمْ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ وَهُمْ كَذَلِكَ
"There will always be a group amongst my Ummah who is triumphant upon truth, abandoning them will not harm them, until the order of Allah is given and they will be like that (triumphant)"






لاَ يَزَالُ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي ظَاهِرِينَ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَهُمْ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ وَهُمْ ظَاهِرُونَ
"There will always be a group amongst my Ummah that will be triumphant and Allah will cause them to triumph."


Regarding them, the Prophet  said: "There will constantly be a group from my Ummah steadfast upon the commandments of Allah. They will not be harmed in any way by those who abandon their help, or by those who oppose them. This will remain their condition until the final hour ordained by Allah arrives."        (Bukhari, Muslim)

The Prophet  also said: "This sacred knowledge will be borne by the reliable authorities of each successive generation, who will preserve it from the interpolations of those guilty of exaggeration, the plagiarism of the corrupt and the false interpretations of the ignorant."  (Bayhaqi)

"A group of my Ummah will continue to prevail, adhering to the truth, and they will not be harmed by those who abandon them and oppose them, until the decree of Allah comes to pass while they are like that." (Al-Bukhari, Muslim, and At-Tirmidhi)
 


The Qur’an Is A Proof For The Sunnah

 

﴿يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تُقَدِّمُواْ بَيْنَ يَدَىِ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

O you who believe! Make not (a decision) in advance before Allah and His Messenger, and have Taqwa of Allah. Verily, Allah is Hearing, Knowing.

﴿وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلاَ مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْراً أَن يَكُونَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ

(It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision.)

وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلاَ مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْراً أَن يَكُونَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ

(It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision.) This Ayah is general in meaning and applies to all matters, i.e., if Allah and His Messenger decreed a matter, no one has the right to go against that, and no one has any choice or room for personal opinion in this case. Allah says: o

فَلاَ وَرَبِّكَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لاَ يَجِدُواْ فِى أَنفُسِهِمْ حَرَجاً مِّمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُواْ تَسْلِيماً

(But no, by your Lord, they can have no faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.) (4:65) Hence the issue of going against it is addressed in such strong terms, as Allah says:

وَمَآ ءَاتَـكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَـكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُواْ

(And whatsoever the Messenger gives you take it and whatsoever he forbids you, you abstain (from it).)

 

فَلْيَحْذَرِ الَّذِينَ يُخَـلِفُونَ عَنْ أَمْرِهِ أَن تُصِيبَهُمْ فِتْنَةٌ أَوْ يُصِيبَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

 

(And let those who oppose the Messenger's commandment, beware, lest some Fitnah should befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them) (24:63).

 

يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِى الاٌّمْرِ مِنْكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِى شَىْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الاٌّخِرِ ذلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلاً

 

(59. O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and those of you who are in authority. If you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The First Step Towards Becoming from Ahlul-Bid'​ah;
The Reason that it causes one to leave the Sunnah; The Texts & Warnings Against it; How it happens; Why one would do so despite all the warnings; The Dispraisew​orthy outcome!

- Sitting with Ahlul-Bid'ah is the first step to becoming from Ahlul-Bid'ah!

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said: If you sit with a person of bid'ah, it's your first step to becoming from ahl-bidah & leaving Ahl-Sunnah; your Deen has weakened! 

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said: Everyone who has left the path of Ahl-Sunnah has [left] due to his sitting with the people of desires & bid'ah. إبانةصغرى
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- The Reason Listening to Ahlul-Bid'ah - or Reading their Material - causes a person to leave the Sunnah

Point 170 of Imam Barbaharee's Sharh-us-Sunnah: Sufyaan ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said, "Whoever listens to a person of bid'ah has left the protection of Allaah, and is entrusted to it - meaning the bid'ah."

Shaikh Muhammad bin Ramzaan Al-Haajiree (hafidhahullaah) said concerning this scholarly warning: "Because he has mixed truth with falsehood, and the light with darkness, and the correct with the error-ridden, and that which is pure with that which is not pure, and health with sickness, and that which is pure and clean with filth. So beware, if you are pure and clean, don't dirty this. Every bid'ah is misguidance, so why would you listen (to a person of bid'ah) or say "I'll read this book (of bid'ah)." Leave it off! There is no benefit in reading the books of the people of bid'ah, because it will affect you and damage you. And it will cause you confusion. And you will find people who are not sure of the minhaj, because they read from the people of Ahlul-Bid'ah like this. They are moving back and forth. He either reads their books or sits with them, or listens to their tapes or videos, and he begins moving towards them. So then he becomes soft with regards to his Deen. He no longer has clarity with regards to his minhaj.

And you find that he becomes 'ateefi (emotional) with regards to people of bid'ah. And he begins describing the Salafee brothers as "shadeed" (strong), and he sees himself as being soft and lenient with the people of bid'ah.

But the truth is he is "shadeed" with his Salafee brothers, because he accuses them of being "shadeed" and he leaves them. And he is lenient with the people of bid'ah, because he is with them. So, he does not affect the people of bid'ah in inviting them to the Sunnah, and he lost the love of his Salafee brothers, the clarity of his relationship with them.

And this is one of the entrances that shaytan enters from."

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- Some of The Abundance of Texts, Athaar Concerning This Serious Matter

Allaah, Subhanahu wa Ta'aala, commanded (what means): And when you (Muhammad) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur'an) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitan (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Dhaalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-An'aam, ayah 68)

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur'an) that when you hear the Verses of Allaah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allaah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell (An-Nisa`, ayah 140) Imam At-Tabari (rahimahullaah) said these above ayat refer to people engaged in their batil (falsehood), whether it be shirk, bid'ah or sin.

Allaah, Ta'aala, said (what means): And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do. (Al-A'raf, ayah 180)

Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu anhu) said: the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: A person is upon the deen of his friend, so let each one of you look at whom he befriends. [Saheeh; Refer to Silsilah as-Saheehah of al-Albaani (no.927)]

Ibn Mas'ood (radiallaahu 'anhu) said, "Indeed a person walks alongside and accompanies the one whom he loves and who is like him." [Al-Ibaanah (2/476)]

Ibn 'Abbaas (radiallaahu 'anhumma) said, "Do not sit with the people of desires, for verily their sittings causes diseases to enter the hearts." [Al-Ibaanah #371]

Abu ad-Dardaa (radiallaahu 'anhu) said, "It is from the fiqh (understanding of a person) that he [chooses] those whom he walks with, whom he enters upon (visits) and whom he sits with." [Al-Ibaanah (2/477)]

Also, Yahyaa bin Sa'eed al-Qattaan (rahimahullaah) said: "When Sufyaan ath-Thawree came to Basrah, he began to look into the affair of ar-Rabee' bin Subaih and the people's estimation of him. He asked them, 'What is his madhhab?,' and they said, 'His madhhab is but the Sunnah.' He then asked, 'Who is his companionship?' And they replied, 'The people of Qadr.' So he replied, 'In that case he is a Qadari.'" After quoting this above athar, Ibn Battah (rahimahullaah) said: "Allaah's mercy be upon Sufyaan ath-Thawree. He has indeed spoken with wisdom, and he spoke the truth. He spoke with knowledge that is in agreement with the Book and the Sunnah and what is necessitated by wisdom and what the people of sure insight know. Allaah, the Exalted, said (what means): O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitaanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those other than you (outside your religion or upon other than the right way) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. (Aali Imraan, ayah 118)." [Al-Ibaanah (2/453)]

Mufaddal ibn Mahallal (rahimahullaah) warned: "If the companion of the bid'ah were to speak to you about his bid'ah at the beginning of sitting with him, then you would have kept away from him and left. But he will speak to you at the beginning with the Sunnah, then he will put in you his bid'ah and your heart accepts it, so when will it leave your heart?" [Kitab ut-Tafsir, no. 3004]

Imaam as-Saaboonee (d. 449H, rahimahullaah) said about Ahlus-Sunnah, "They follow the Salafus-Saalih the Imaams and the Scholars of the Muslims, and they cling to the firm deen that they clung to and to the clear truth. And they hate Ahul-Bid'ah (the People of Innovation) who innovate into the Deen that which is not from it. They do not love them and they do not keep company with them. They do not listen to their sayings, nor sit with them, nor argue with them about the Deen, nor debate with them. Rather, they protect their ears from hearing their futility; things, which if they pass through the ears and settle in the hearts, will cause harm and cause doubts and wicked ideas to appear. And concerning this Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, sent down: And when you see people engaged in vain discourse about Our Signs, then turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme." (al-An'aam, ayah 68)

Ayyoob as-Sakhtiyaanee (d. 131, rahimahullaah) said: "Aboo Qilaabah said to me: 'O Ayyoob! Memorize from me four (things): Do not speak regarding the Qur`an with your opinion, and beware of (speaking about) al-Qadr, and if the Companions of Muhammad (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) are mentioned then withhold, and do not give the people of ahwaa' your hearing so they cast into it what they wish." [Al-Ibaanah #397]

Muhammad bin Seereen (d. 110H, rahimahullaah), if he heard speech from a person of bid'ah, he would put his fingers in his ears. [Al-Ibaanah #484] 

Muslim bin Yasaar said: "Do not open up your hearing to a person of bid'ah, so he pours inside it what you don't have the ability to take out of your heart." [Al-Ibaanah #436] 

Sufyaan ath-Thawree (d.161H, rahimahullaah) said: "Whoever lends his hearing to a person of bid'ah has gone out from the protection of Allaah and is entrusted to himself." [Al-Ibaanah #444] 

Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d.241H, rahimahullaah) said: "So safety - if Allaah has willed - is in abandoning sitting with them to discuss their innovation and misguidance." [Related by Ibn Battah in Al-Ibaanah] 

Ibn Battah (d. 387H, rahimahullaah) said: "So fear Allaah, O Muslims! The good opinion you have of yourself and the knowledge you have that you are on the correct way, should not lead you to risk your Deen by sitting down with some of these people of desires, thinking, 'I will intrude upon them in order to debate with them or to expose their ideas.' However, they are more severe form of Fitnah than the Dajjal, and their speech clings to a person more strongly than a severe itch, and can burn the hearts more than a blazing flame can. And I have seen a group of people who used to curse and revile the People of Desires. Then they went and sat with them in order to contest with them and refute them. Then the cheerful, open attitude, the hidden deception and the subtle disbelief continued until they became inclined towards them." [Al-Ibaanah (2/470)] 

Also comes this narration. Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn al-Qaasim related to us, saying: Ahmad ibn al-Hasan narrated to us saying: Sulaymaan ibn al-Ash'ath narrated to us, saying: 'Abdullaah ibn Chubbi al-Anteeq narrated to us, saying: Yaws ibn Asbaat narrated to us, saying: I heard Muhammad ibn an-Nadr al-Haarithee say: Whoever listens to a person of innovation - and knows that he is a person of innovation - then protection is taken away from him, and he is left to himself. [al-Imaam al-Haafiz Abul-Qaasim Habatullaah ibn al-Hasan ibn Mansoor at-Tabaree al-Laalikaa' ee (d.418 A.H.) reports in his "Sharh Usool I'tiqaad Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah" - Volume 1 Pages 135-136 No. 252] 

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- How a person leaves Ahlus-Sunnah  

Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) also said: Thus you find that everyone who leaves Ahlus Sunnah the reason is due to their sitting with the people of desires and bid'ah. Therefore it is upon the person to fear for himself, staying far away from the people of desires and bid'ah. And he should not lend them his ear. How many people have we seen from those whom it was said about them, 'he is strong and firmly established' but when he sat with the people of bid'ah he deviated?! When he opened his gathering for them and they converged upon him, he deviated, thus he became from their affiliates, on their side. So he began to defend them. First he began by making excuses for them, having doubts about the reports and statements concerning them. (Saying) 'Who reported this? Who are those who conveyed this? Who said this to you? Have you verified this about them? Did you verify it? Bring him to me; perhaps they intended such and such.' 

Then after this they became their companions - and Ahlus Sunnah became their enemies as we have seen during this era. And you have many examples of this. 
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- The Dispraiseworthy Results 

The great Imaam of Ahlus-Sunnah, Sufyaan al-Thawree (d. 161H, rahimahullaah) said:

"Whoever sits with a person of innovation (bid'ah) cannot escape one of three things:
1. He is a trial and tribulation for others. 

2. Something may fall into his heart that remains with him and causes him to enter the Hellfire, 

3. Or he will say, 'By Allaah, I do not care about what they say and I have full confidence in myself.'

Whoever feels that they are not in need of Allaah to safeguard his religion - even for the blinking of an eye - then He will take it from him." [Refer to al-Bida' wa al-Nahyu 'anha [p. 104] of Ibn Waddah with the checking of Badr al-Badr]
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- More Dispraiseworthy Results

Shaikh Ahmad Ibn 'Umar Bazmool (hafidhahullaah), in his explanation of the Athar of Imaam Ibn Seereen (rahimahullaah), mentioned the following benefits:
 
Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee (d. 463H, rahimahullaah) reported in 'Al-Faqeeh' from Umayyah al Jumhee (radiallaahu 'anhu) from the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) who said: Verily from the signs of the Hour is that knowledge will be taken from the asaaghir (smaller, younger ones). 

Ibnul Mubaarak (d. 181H, rahimahullaah) said that: the asaaghir are the Ahlul-bidah. And amongst the harms (resulting) from taking knowledge from Ahlul-Bid'ah are:

[1] The one who takes knowledge from them will become immersed in their innovations (heresies).

[2] The student's heart will become attached to the Innovator (mubtadi'). The student will (also) have love for him, and the person is associated with the one he loves.

[3] Ahlul-Bidah will increase in great numbers if knowledge is acquired from them.

[4] The people will be deceived regarding what (Ahlul-Bidah) are upon when (knowledge is acquired from them).

[5] Sitting with (Ahlul-Bid'ah) leads to turning away from the truth.

[6] The one who sits with (Ahlul-Bidah) will be deprived of wisdom.  

The shaikh [Ahmad Ibn 'Umar Bazmool] then mentioned that some of the people of knowledge explained 'Asaaghir' to mean the small students of knowledge, and that this meaning is proven to be true when the small students abandon the major Scholars.
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- The Reason why one would choose to get close to the Innovator despite all the texts and warnings!
 
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:

Excerpt: "'Abdullaah ibn 'Awn Artaban - rahimahullaah - said: 'Those who sit with the innovators are more dangerous to us than the innovators.'

Why? Because the people of innovation have manifested their affair and displayed their condition, thus the people are cautious of them. But as for the person who manifests that he is Sunni and upon the 'Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah, and upon the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah, while he sits with them (the innovators) this person is more dangerous to us than they are. Why? Because the deception and trickery from him is greater. He deceives the common person, he deceives the common people. They are deceived by him from two perspectives..." 

Excerpt: "...It is not possible for you to get close to [the Innovator] except that the Religion has lost value in your heart!..."

Taken from the explanation of 'Al-Ibaanah As-Sughra,' by Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee, Lesson #4.
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Shaikh Fawzaan's Explanation of Al-Fudayl Ibn 'Iyaad's statements Concerning People of Bid'ah: http://www.dusunnah.com/images/PDFs/fudayl1.pdf

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Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

- Allaah, The Most High, said (what means):  And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). (Adh-Dhariyat, ayah 56)
- Allaah, The Most High, said (what means): And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad, (salallaahu 'alaihi wasallam)) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers' way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell - what an evil destination. (An-Nisa, ayah 115) 
- The Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam) said, "Hold firmly to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs after me. Hold o­nto it with your molar teeth. And beware of newly invented affairs, since every newly invented affair is an innovation, and every innovation is misguidance and every innovation is in the Fire." [Ahmad (4/126), at-Tirmidhee (no. 2676), al-Haakim (1/96) and by al-Baghawee in Sharhus-Sunnah (1/105)]
- Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) told his daughter Fatimah: "...I am a blessed Salaf for you." (Bukhari, Muslim) 
- "Adhere to the narrations of the Salaf (the Prophet and Sahaaba), even if the people were to abandon you. And beware of the opinions of people, no matter how much they beautify it with speech." - Imaam al-Awzaa'ee [d. 157H, rahimahullaah]  
- Abu Hanifah [d.150H, rahimahullaah] said: "Stick to the narrations and the way of the Salaf (Predecessors), and beware of newly invented matters, for all of it is innovation." [as-Suyooti]
- Abdullaah bin 'Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both) said: "Every bid'ah(religious innovation) is misguidance, even if people think it is good." [Al-Lalikaii in Sharh Usul Itiqad Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama'ah Vol 1. P134, no.111]
- Allaah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) said, "I have left you upon clear proof, its night is like its day. No one deviates from it except one who is destroyed, and whoever lives (long) from amongst you will see great controversy. So stick to what you know from my Sunnah (example) and the Sunnah of the orthodox, rightly-guided caliphs. Cling to that with your molar teeth, and stick to obedience even if it is to an Abyssinian slave, since the believer is like the submissive camel - wherever he is led, he follows." [Ahmad] 
- Ahmed ibn Hanbal [d.241H, rahimahullaah] said: "The Fundamental Principles of the Sunnah with us are: Holding fast to what the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) were upon. And taking them (and their way) as a model to be followed. And the abandonment of (religious) innovations, and every innovation is misguidance." [Usool as-Sunnah]

- Every issue of aqeedah (creed), 'ibaadah (worship) or manhaj (methodology) which the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah has not provided a text for and upon which the Companions never agreed upon is falsehood, vain and innovated.