Obedience to the Muslim rulers–Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him)

Question to Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him):

‘How do we reconcile the Hadith: ”Whoever is killed while protecting his property, then he is a martyr” (1) and the Hadith: ”You should listen and obey the ruler even if he flogs your back and takes your wealth, then still hear and obey.”(2)
”You should hear and obey the ruler even if he flogs your back and takes your wealth.”  This is with the Muslim Ruler. (i.e. this is the manner the Muslim is expected to behave with the Muslim Ruler). As for protecting one’s wealth (by way of resistance), this is (done) with other than the Muslim Ruler.  If an oppressor, or a thief, or a robber, or a highway robber wants to take your wealth, then you defend (i.e. defend yourself) even if you are killed.  If killed, you are a martyr.  As for the Muslim Ruler, you do not resist.  Even if your wealth is taken, you do not resist; rather exercise patience due to the greater evil (i.e. the greater evil that may come about from resisting).   So there is differentiation between the Muslim Ruler and someone among the people (i.e. oppression received from someone among the people)


What do you say to the one who says: ”Indeed the hadith (i.e. the above hadith) nurtures the Muslim upon weakness.”


The Hadith nurtures the Muslim upon obedience and strength.  This is because obedience to the Muslim Ruler is Strength and not weakness. He leaves this (i.e. this resistance against the Muslim Ruler) for the sake of a universal good and (for the sake of) uniting the word of the Muslims.  The people of desires want to do away with the authentic proofs so that they can safeguard their views.  This is their intention.  They bring doubts in the aayaat and the ahaadith in order to safeguard their deviated views.


[Source: Explanation of the hadith: ‘’We were in a state of ignorance p.46-47. Questions and Answers section]

1.  Reported by Bukhaari (Vol 3 No:2480)

2. Reported by Muslim (English Trans 3/1029/ no.4554) (Ibn Abee Aasim in As-sunnah 2/492 no:1026)




The Reality of Philosophical Rhetoric

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

”Philosophical rhetoric is like the flesh of a camel at the top of a mountain.  It is neither easy to climb the mountain nor is the flesh good enough to justify climbing, nor is the path leading to it easy to follow.”


[Source: Naseehat Ahl Eemaan Fee Radd alaa Mantiq al Yunaan. page: 157]

The Ruling on the Common people of the Rawaafid (shia)—Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee (may Allaah preserve him)


Our Shaikh (may Allaah preserve you); the questioner says: What is the ruling on the common people of the Rawaafid (shia) and how do we deal with them?



The questioner differentiates between the common people and other than them; this is a good approach. The common people who neither speak ill of the wives of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) nor do they make takfeer of the Sahaabah (radiyallaahu-anhum), nor do they believe that the Qur’aan is distorted; but they have some Rafd (i.e. beliefs of the raafidah) and some hatred for the Sahaabah without making takfeer of them and what is similar to (these actions); then these ones are misguided innovators and we do not declare them disbelievers. And whoever joins their heretics in making takfeer of Muhammad’s (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) Sahaabah; in speaking ill of the wives of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam); in the filthy belief that the Qur’aan has been distorted, and that there is an addition and deficiency in it, then this (person) is a disbeliever similar to the disbelievers of the Yahood and Nasaaraa—there is no differentiation between their common people and their scholars (in this affair).



How do we deal with them?



If dealing with them is with regards to a worldly affair—business transactions and what is similar to that—(then) it is permissible to trade with a Jew, a Christian and a Raafidee; but as for co-operating with them in the affairs of religion, then never. [Allaah (The Most High)] said: [وَلَا تَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى ٱلۡإِثۡمِ وَٱلۡعُدۡوَٲنِ‌ۚ] ‘’Do not help one another in sin and transgression.’’ [5:2] Rather their scholars and callers are boycotted and they are warned against.


[Source: الذريعة إلى بيان مقاصد كتاب الشريعة] [ Vol 3. Page: 595]

The Mufti of KSA [Al-Allaamah Abdul-Azeez Aala Shaikh] Speaks Against Boko Haram [The Khawaarij of Nigeria]

In The name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Al-Allaamah Abdul Azeez Aala Shaikh (may Allaah preserve him) says:

*Boka Haraam is a misguided group and are from the khawaarij.

*Their actions are evil and harmful for Islam and the Muslims.

*Their actions are destructive.

*Abducting girls is from the actions of a misguided group.

*If Boka Haraam are claiming a call to jihad, then it is nothing but ignorance and enmity against Islaam and the Muslims.

*Boka Haraam are not upon correctness and guidance because Islaam opposes abduction/kidnapping, unlawful killing and transgression.

*Marrying off kidnapped/abducted females is haraam and it is not permissible to give them in marriage.


Abridged and slightly paraphrased.

See link for further details:  http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=143763

Those Who Nickname the Salafis with the terms Madkhaliyyah, Jaamiyyah—Shaikh Rabee Responds

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy


Our Shaikh-may Allaah protect you.

What do you say about the one who hurl accusations at the Salafiyyoon– in Germany and other countries—with the (term) Madkhaliyyah or Madaakhilah! And that they (i.e. the salafiyoon) divide the Ummah! And that they make a (false) claim to Salafiyyah! And that they do not know except speaking ill of (people), refutation and defamation? May Allaah bless you and may Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) cure you.


الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله، وعلى آله وصحبه ومن اتبع هداه

To proceed:

Indeed, Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa-ah are solely followers of Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). They follow the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) in creed, methodology, politics, and manners and in all affairs of life.  They are followers in that (i.e. in these affairs) and they do not innovate.  They are upon this ardent standpoint and adhering to the Messenger’s warning against ahlul bidah, and the warning of the Salaf against ahlul bidah.  They are adherents of this methodology.   The one who opposes them and nicknames them with the terms Jaamiyyah or Madkhaliyyah, then indeed he is misguided; rather he is one who wages war against the Sunnah and the Salafi Methodology.

Therefore, they should fear Allaah in their souls and abandon nicknaming with cruel nicknames. They should fear Allaah and speak a word of truth. [Allaah (The Most High)] said: [يا أيها الذين ءامنوا اتقوا الله وقولوا قولا سديدا يُصلح لكم أعمالكم ويغفر لكم ذنوبكم ] ”O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins.” [33:70-71]

Do you take revenge against these Salafiyyoon and nickname them with these nicknames only because they hold onto the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)? What is the bidah that the salafiyyoon have in order for them (i.e. the false accusers) to say Madkhaliyyah, Jaamiyyah? What is the bidah the Salafiyyoon have?

We know that Jamaa-ah At-Taleegh, Jamaa-ah Al-Ikhwaan (Muslimeen) and the Qutubiyyeen have bidah and affairs of misguidance in the fundamentals and subsidiary issues of the religion! So we advise them and clarify the truth to them—may Allaah bless you—so the one whom  Allaah(Glorified and Exalted Be He) grants Tawfeeq, he returns to correctness and traverses the path of the pious predecessors. And the one whom Allaah (The Blessed and Exalted) forsakes and does not wish good for him, then indeed he does not increase except in transgression and oppression.

وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم


[Abridged and slightly paraphrased… for further details, see transcript and audio on this see link:  http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=141783]

Those who either agree with both truth and falsehood or conceal the truth

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Whilst discussing the affair of those who exceed the limits in Takfeer, Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

”And on the other side of those who make Takfeer based on falsehood are a people who do not know the creed of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah as it is obligated; or they know some of it and are ignorant of some of it.  They conceal what they know of it and do not clarify it for the people. They neither forbid innovations (which is) what is in opposition to the Book and the Sunnah nor do they censure Ahlul Bidah and punish them; rather perhaps they would censure a statement in the Sunnah and a fundamental of the religion completely and would not differentiate between what Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah say and what Ahlul Bidah Wal Furqah (The people of innovation and splitting) say; or they would affirm all their differing ways, just as the scholars would affirm the different opinions in places where Ijtihaad is permitted (i.e. due to ignorance or deliberately hiding the truth, they would affirm the correct path of Ahlus Sunnah and the corrupt path of ahlul bidah, in seeking to falsely imitate the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah when they affirm the different opinions in issues of permissible Ijtihaad).

This path has overwhelmed many of the Murji’ah, some of the jurists, those pursuing the path of asceticism and the philosophers, just as it has overwhelmed first and foremost many amongst the people of desires and rhetoric.  And both these paths (i.e. the path traversed by those who do not clarify the haqq and those who seek to condone all the divergent paths of deviation) are deviated paths outside the Book and the Sunnah. Rather what is obligatory is to clarify that which Allaah sent His Messengers with and (revealed) in His Books–propagating that which the Messengers brought from Allaah and fulfil the covenant which Allaah took from the scholars.

Therefore, it is obligatory to know that which the Messengers brought–having belief in it, propagating it, calling to it and striving with it; and to weigh up all that which the people embark upon [statements, actions, religious fundamentals and subsidiary issues pertaining to the apparent actions of the Limbs and affairs related to actions of the heart]- under the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger; neither following desires (through) customs, a school of law, a religious order, a leader or a predecessor; nor following conjecture through a weak hadeeth or corrupt Qiyaas–regardless whether it a qiyaas that offers some degree of certainty or not–; or blindly following someone about whom it is not obligated to follow his statement and action; for indeed Allaah—in His Book—(i.e. the Qur’aan) has censured those who follow conjecture and that which their souls desire, whilst they abandon following that which came to them from their Lord of Guidance. [Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 12/467-468]