A ridiculous insinuation uttered by some people in Stoke-On-Trent after hearing clarifications of Scholars on Palestine
In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Indeed, the Salafiyyoon return to the upright Scholars of the Ummah in times of adversity. So, in the Khutab, the khateeb at Masjid Al-Furqan transmits the guidance of the Scholars and issue warning against the people of Bidah – those who attempt to hijack the narrative and divert the Ummah from the sound verdicts of the well-known Senior Salafi Scholars. Recently, a strange statement has reached us that the khateeb at Masjid Al-Furqan is indirectly blaming the Palestinians for what is going on!
Firstly, there is no calamity that befalls this Ummah, except due to the weakness we find ourselves in. This has always been made known by the Scholars of this Ummah. Read here regarding what Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen [may Allah have mercy upon him] has stated. https://salaficentre.com/2023/10/21/1-evaluating-the-zionists-claimed-right-of-return-to-the-sacred-land/
Also, read articles by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Shaikh Abu Iyaad
What is mentioned in the above links applies to all of us as an Ummah, therefore, none is singling out the Palestinian brothers and sisters, rather, it is incumbent upon all of us to return wholeheartedly to the religion ordained by Allah. Also, listen to Al-Allaamah Saalih Al-Luhaydan’s [may Allah have mercy upon him] speech in the link:
So, let us understand this affair without any ambiguity. The Khateeb has not once specifically blamed the Palestinians, rather, he indirectly mentioned the reckless Ikhwaanees and Jihadists Hamas (Allies of the Raafidah of Iran) who bring calamity upon the people of Palestine by doing that which the Salafi Scholars have warned against, such as the likes of Imaam Al-Albaani, who when asked about attacking the merciless Zionists, he replied, “If your circumstances carry on in this manner, imagine, what will be the outcome? What will the Muslims be seeing and witnessing?! What will the Palestinians be massacred for? What will be the outcome (when) a Yahoodi is killed and in return tenfold of Palestinians are killed, thousands put in prison? Would this be a victory against the Yahood? This is not the (right) path, (which) actually the Muslims have – at present – wrongly identified as the (correct) way of Jihad”. [Reference 2]
Secondly, we also transmitted – during the khutba – the guidance of the Scholars related to a very important condition of Jihaad, which is that it has to be based on the ability to do so. Imam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen [may Allah have mercy upon him] said: “It is obligatory for Muslims to perform Jihaad in the path of Allah, but let it be known that jihad has conditions. One of its conditions is to have the ability (to do so). If the Muslims are unable to do it, then indeed, Allah [The Exalted] has not made it binding on them (to do so) due to His statement: [لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا – Allah does not place an obligation on a soul (i.e. a person) beyond their capability]. And that is because the Prophet[ peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] was not commanded to fight except when he had a state with the apparatus of government, strength, and force to be reckoned with. It is not common sense and wisdom that we fight whilst not being able to do so because this means that our enemy will overpower us until he destroys us. For example, if a man departed with his sword, dagger, and spear with another man with missiles, planes, and the like, and said, “I am fighting for the sake of Allah”, do we agree to this? We will not agree because what this means is that you have exposed yourself to the enemy. [Reference 1]
Read more here:
Thirdly, we also transmitted that Non-combatants should not be harmed, in particular quoting the recent criticism by Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal against both Hamas and The Yahood Government for their evil behaviour. Read: https://salaficentre.com/2023/10/18/a-muslim-ruler-gives-a-summary-of-the-well-known-brutality-of-a-government-in-which-far-right-yahood-have-been-given-positions-of-authority/
Fourthly, we transmitted Imaam Al-Albaani’s Specific Advice to The Palestinian Brothers and Sisters as follows:
Questioner: What is the ruling on the people of Palestine in this era and what is the ruling regarding the land they are in?
The Shaikh: They are between two affairs. Whoever among them can migrate to an Islamic country to save his religion and himself, this is his obligation. As for whoever cannot, he must be patient just as the weak were patient at the beginning of the Islamic era in Makkah. This was the obligation of everyone who was there.
Questioner: What is the ruling regarding the land they are in?
The Shaikh: The ruling of?
Questioner: Ruling regarding the land they are in?
The Shaikh: It is land that is governed based on (the laws) of disbelief (i.e. the Zionists). If there were Muslims there, it would have been obligated to fight them until the country is returned to its Muslim people.
Questioner: Another question: If the lands around them are not governed by what Allah has revealed, then their migration will be from one land of disbelief to another land of disbelief, but if not, then from the land of disbelief to the land of Islam.
The Shaikh: No, they are not the same. These are Islamic countries, even if there is a ruling in it, as you all know, in many aspects that are in opposition to Islam, but over there (i.e. land of the Yahood) the ruling is the ruling of an unbeliever. If the two are compared (i.e. the land stolen by the Yahood in Palestine in comparison to the Muslim countries where some rulings oppose Islam), then the ruling (in land stolen by the Yahood) is Jewish, but here (in this case regarding Muslim lands) the matter is not like that, so it is not permissible to compare this country to that, and this is as Ibn Hazm stated. If this analogy were (to be considered) correct, it would have been the sum and substance of falsehood. To compare Islamic countries that are governed by Islamic ruling, even if it has (the mistakes committed by the rulers), it is not the same as the ruling based on the Tawraat or the Injeel, or any law that opposes all the revealed divine laws.
The Shaikh continued regarding Hijrah: It does not mean that they exit as non-migrants, but rather that they should leave, firstly, as migrants, and secondly, not to stay in (another) land permanently, but rather to do their best, each one to the best of his ability, within the limits of his capabilities, to return to their country, powerful and victorious over the enemies, and not be an easy target for the Yahood.
This point should be noted that when we speak about migration, we do not mean to settle (permanently) in (another) land, but rather for each one of them to reflect and do what he can in order to return to his country, whether in the near or distant future. This is in the hand of Allah [The Mighty and Majestic]. [Reference 3]
Other articles on this subject matter:
The questioner asked Imaam Al-Albaani about migration and the issue of Palestine – [Part 1]
The questioner asked Imaam Al-Albaani about migration and the issue of Palestine – [Part 2]
The questioner asked Imaam Al-Albaani about migration and the issue of Palestine – [Part 3]
Peace Treaty With The Jews – By Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz
Finally, we mentioned the subject matter of peace treaties and here is a more detail statement:
Question: Some people understood from your answer to the question of peace with the Jews – which is the first question in the interview – that peace or truce with the Jews who have usurped the land and the aggressors is totally permissible, and that it is permissible to love them…..etc
Answer: Peace (Treaty) with the Jews or other unbelievers does not necessitate love or allegiance; rather, it necessitates peace and security between the two parties, stopping some from harming others, and other affairs, such as (engaging in) buying and selling, exchanging ambassadors… and other dealings that do not necessitate love or allegiance to the unbelievers….. [read the full statement of the Imaam in the link provided in reference 4]
Prince Turki Al-Faisal – [may Allah preserve him and all the Muslim rulers, and increase all of them in strength and insight] – said: “I condemn Hamas further undermining the Palestinian Authority as Israel has been doing. I condemn Hamas for sabotaging the attempt of Saudi Arabia to reach a peaceful resolution to the plight of the Palestinian people”. [Reference 5]
This is what we have mentioned, and none claims something else except either the Hizbiyyoon whose methodology is that of haste and corrupt Siyaasah, or some of those common people who are diverted from the guidance of the Scholars due to emotions. None of us can be more compassionate than the Scholars of the Ummah and that is why they tell us exactly what we need to do to return to strength. We do not have except the methodology of the Salafus Saalih and anything besides it is either Bidah or error. The Khateeb addressed these issues because he knows that there are people in Stoke-On-Trent who carry misconceptions in affairs related to the Salafi Methodology and it is incumbent upon both Masjid Al-Fuqan and Masjid Abi Hurairah to give clarifications based on the guidance of the Senior Salafi Scholars and not to fear the blame of the blamers.
To be continued…InShaaAllah
Reference 1: Silsilah Al-Hudaa Wan-Noor 317
Reference 2: An Excerpt from “Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah”. Ayah 244
Reference 3: https://salaficentre.com/2023/10/18/the-questioner-asked-imaam-al-albaani-about-migration-and-the-issue-of-palestine-part-4/
Reference 4: https://binbaz.org.sa/discussions/84/%D8%A7%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A9-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%89%D9%84%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%AE%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%B5-%D8%AD%D9%83%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%84%D8%AD-%D9%85%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%87%D9%88%D8%AF
Reference 5: https://salaficentre.com/2023/10/18/a-muslim-ruler-gives-a-summary-of-the-well-known-brutality-of-a-government-in-which-far-right-yahood-have-been-given-positions-of-authority/