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[6] Demonstrations/Protests—A Few Reminders for the sensible person

Shaikh Saaleh As-Suhaymi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

None benefits from this Demagoguery and chaos except the enemies of Islaam and the Sunnah. And because of this those behind it are six groups. The kuffaar of various creeds (1); The Raafidah; The khawaarij; The Liberalists; The seekers of rulership and government seats; the fishers in the murky waters amongst the rabble and lowly people-those who praise what they do not know and are followers of everyone who shouts and other than them amongst the foreigners.

Therefore, it is befitting that the Muslims keep themselves away from falling into these situations, and that they should not be إمعاوات–yes men or lapdogs. ”Do not be yes men, saying: If the people are good (or righteous), we are good (or righteous); and if they do wrong (or become unrighteous), we do wrong (or become unrighteous); but make up your mind; If the people do good (or are righteous), then be good (or righteous). If they do evil, then do not do wrong.” Rather, it is upon them (i.e. the Muslims) to follow the methodology of the pious predecessors in rectifying the affairs. Imaam Maalik (rahimahullaah) said: The latter part of this Ummah will not be rectified except by way of that which rectified its earlier part. (2)


[1] Those kuffaar who secretly or openly finance and support the hypocrites, the rabble, the stupid people and the opportunists to  ignite strife and hatred between us and our Muslim rulers. See here: Do Not Listen to the Kuffaar’s and the Khawaarij’s Enticement towards Khurooj

[2] Source: القُطُوفُ الدَّوانِيُّ فِي سَرْحِ نُونِيَّة الْقَحْطَانِيِّ– [by Shaikh Saaleh As-Suhaymi (may Allaah preserve him) page333-334]

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