Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) speaks about one of Jamaat At-Tableegh’s Books titled: [Hayatus Sahaabah]

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

Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) stated that the one who authored this Book (i.e. Hayatus Sahaabah) is not merely an individual amongst Jamaat At-Tableegh, but he is a figurehead, if not a figurehead of the figureheads. He authored this book and the Jamaa’ah (At-Tableegh) apply what it guides to; but this book is compiled in a haphazard manner; meaning: The author did not distinguish what is in this book with a mention- first and foremost- of what is narrated from the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) with authentic chains of transmission; because the speech of the Messenger is not like the speech of others even if they (i.e. others) are from the righteous friends of Allaah.

Secondly: The author mentioned many narrations attributed to the Sahaabah (radiyallaahu-anhum); and when it is the case that he did attribute unauthentic narrations to the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), which the people of knowledge do not consider to be authentic based on the science of Hadeeth,  its chains of transmissions and the biographies of the narrators, then it is most likely that he would mention numerous unauthentic narrations attributed to the actions, methodology and manners of the Sahaabah.  Paraphrased…see full discussion here: Imaam_Albaanee

Then Imaam Albaanee (rahimahullaah) mentioned a very important statement of Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) as follows:

على كل باحث أن يتثبت فيما يرويه عن أصحاب النبي، كما يتثبت فيما يرويه عن الله ورسوله [Every researcher in the affairs of knowledge of the sharia must ascertain what he narrates about the companions of the Prophet (i.e. such narrations must have an authentic chain of transmission and the correct understanding of them), just as the researcher is (required) to ascertain whatever he narrates about Allaah and His Messenger (i.e. anything he attributes to Allaah and Messenger must be established from the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah, obviously accompanied by the understanding of the Salaf).  [Listen to audio here:

[1] Rushing to make takfeer of the Muslim Rulers

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

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Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said:

”All Praise is due to Allaah, Who, in every time period between the (advent of the) Messengers, raises up a group from the People of Knowledge who call the misguided ones to guidance and patiently bear their harm. Through the Book of Allah they give life to the dead, and by Allaah’s light they give sight to the blind. How many a person killed by Iblees have they revived; how many a people astray and wandering (blindly) have they guided; how beautiful their effect has been upon the people, and how vile people have been towards them! They repel from the Book of Allaah the distortions of those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the falsifiers and the false interpretations of the ignoramus–those who uphold the banner of innovation and release the fitan. They differ about the Book, oppose the Book and agree to oppose the Book. They speak about Allah and His Book without knowledge, argue about what is ambiguous in the Book and deceive the ignorant ones with such ambiguities. So we seek refuge in Allaah from the fitan (trials and tribulations) of the misguided ones.” [1]


 

[مشكلة التسرع في التكفير ومايترتب عليه من دمار وفساد   pages: 175….]

Indeed to possess knowledge of the sharia texts and the (true) knowledge of truth and falsehood are the greatest means to actualising servitude to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic).  It is the unique cure for the tragedies of ignorance.  And to be ignorant of the Sharia texts and being deprived of (true) knowledge of truth and falsehood will lead a person to a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way; so he becomes like a ball in the hands of shaytaan, who turns it the way he pleases.  It is enough for an ignorant person to ask a scholar if he is not firmly grounded in seeking knowledge and in acquainting himself with the truth.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

فَسۡـَٔلُوٓاْ أَهۡلَ ٱلذِّكۡرِ إِن كُنتُمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ

” So ask the Ahl Dhikr (i.e. the people knowledge), if you know not.” [An-Nahl. Ayah: 43]

 

However, the greatest calamity is when a person is ignorant but then he gives verdicts in the most dangerous of affairs, such as takfeer and the rulings related to capital punishment. Ignorance in the affairs of Takfeer and the rulings related to capital punishment, wealth and honour are from the greatest means that leads to chaos in some of the lands.  And it is from the paths utilized by the khawaarij to spread chaos in the rest of the Muslim countries. Indeed Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) has warned against speaking without knowledge, saying:

قُلۡ إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ رَبِّىَ ٱلۡفَوَٲحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡہَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَٱلۡإِثۡمَ وَٱلۡبَغۡىَ بِغَيۡرِ ٱلۡحَقِّ وَأَن تُشۡرِكُواْ بِٱللَّهِ مَا لَمۡ يُنَزِّلۡ بِهِۦ سُلۡطَـٰنً۬ا وَأَن تَقُولُواْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ

”Say (O Muhammad): “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawahish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge.” [Al-Araaf. Ayah:33]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَلَا تَقۡفُ مَا لَيۡسَ لَكَ بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱلسَّمۡعَ وَٱلۡبَصَرَ وَٱلۡفُؤَادَ كُلُّ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ كَانَ عَنۡهُ مَسۡـُٔولاً۬

”And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not, etc.) that of which you have no knowledge (e.g. one’s saying: “I have seen,” while in fact he has not seen, or “I have heard,” while he has not heard). Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allah).” [Al-Israa. Ayah 36]

Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) revealed the Noble Qur’aan for the guidance of mankind and to remove them from darkness and enter them into light.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

 مَّا فَرَّطۡنَا فِى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ مِن شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۚ

‘’We have neglected nothing in the Book.’’ [An-An’aam. Ayah 38]

And Allaah (The Most High) said:

[كِتَـٰبٌ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ إِلَيۡكَ مُبَـٰرَكٌ۬ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوٓاْ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُواْ ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ  ]

”(This is) a Book (the Qur’an) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.” [Saad. Ayah:29]

 

The Qur’aan is a cure for the sicknesses in the breasts.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

[يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ قَدۡ جَآءَتۡكُم مَّوۡعِظَةٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّڪُمۡ وَشِفَآءٌ۬ لِّمَا فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ وَهُدً۬ى وَرَحۡمَةٌ۬ لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ ]

”O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Qur’an, ordering all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that (disease of ignorance, doubt, hypocrisy and differences, etc.) in your breasts, – a guidance and a mercy (explaining lawful and unlawful things, etc.) for the believers.” [Yoonus. Ayah: 57]

 As a result of being ignorant of the true intended meanings of the verses of the Qur’aan and the heart being engulfed in the darkness of desires, a person is deprived of the cure found in the Qur’aan, and thus he remains in the sickness of doubts and extreme confusion.  Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

”Indeed Allaah made the Qur’aan a cure for what is in the breasts and a clarification of all affairs for the people, and the opposite of this is impossible (i.e. the Qur’aan cannot cease to be a cure and a clarification); however, the distinguishing knowledge-based proofs of Messengership may become obscure in some places and eras until they (i.e. the people) become unaware of what the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) was sent with—either by not knowing the wordings or they may know the wording but not their intended true meanings. Thus they begin to tread (the path) of ignorance due to being deprived of the light found in the knowledge of Prophet hood; so at this juncture polytheism occurs, and the religion is split into sects, such as the trial that leads to the use of the sword (i.e. killing).  Therefore, the trials of (ignorant) speech and action are from those aspects of ignorance, (which occurs) as result of the light of Prophet hood being hidden from the people, just as Imaam Maalik (rahimahullaah) said: ‘’Slackness in practicing (the religion) occurs when knowledge becomes scarce and desires (i.e. innovations) occur when the authentic narrations are scarce.”

And because of this trials have been likened to a portion of a very dark night. And also due to this Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said:  ”All Praise is due to Allaah, Who, in every time period between the (advent of the) Messengers, raises up a group from the People of Knowledge who call the misguided ones to guidance and patiently bear their harm. Through the Book of Allah they give life to the dead, and by Allaah’s light they give sight to the blind. How many a person killed by Iblees have they revived; how many a people astray and wandering (blindly) have they guided; how beautiful their effect has been upon the people, and how vile people have been towards them! They repel from the Book of Allah the distortions of those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the falsifiers and the false interpretations of the ignoramus–those who uphold the banner of innovation and release the fitan. They differ about the Book, oppose the Book and agree to oppose the Book. They speak about Allah and His Book without knowledge, argue about what is ambiguous in the Book and deceive the ignorant with such ambiguities. So we seek refuge in Allaah from the fitan (trials and tribulations) of the misguided-ones.”

Therefore, Guidance will come to the people of the earth; rather it is from the knowledge of the light of Prophet hood, as Allaah (The Most High) said:

[فَإِمَّا يَأۡتِيَنَّڪُم مِّنِّى هُدً۬ى فَمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَ هُدَاىَ فَلَا يَضِلُّ وَلَا يَشۡقَىٰ ] ” Then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My Guidance shall neither go astray, nor fall into distress and misery.” [Tahaa. Ayah: 123] [2]

To be continued Inshaa-Allaah

 


 

[1] [See: Ar-Radd Alaa Az-Zanaadiqah Wal-Jahmiyyah Feemaa Shakkat Feehi Min Mutashaabihil Qur’aan Wata-awwalat-hu Alaa Ghayri Taweelihi. Page: 170. Introduction by Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan and Shaikh Saaleh Aala Shaikh (may Allaah preserve them]

[2] [مشكلة التسرع في التكفير ومايترتب عليه من دمار وفساد   pages: 175….by Shaikh Abu Umar Usaama Al-Utaybee (may Allaah protect him)]

 

An Example of Ikhtilaaf Fiqhiy and Ikhtilaaf Manhajiy–Imaam Muqbil Bin Haadi (rahimahullaah)

Imaam Muqbil Bin Haadee (rahimahullaah) said:

Al-Khilaaf Fiqhiy: It is when the evidence can carry this (meaning) or that (meaning), such as the Hadeeth:”When one of you wakes up from his sleep, he must not put his hand in a utensil till he has washed it three times, for he does not know where his hand was.” The scholars have differed in this (affair); amongst them are those who say that the water becomes impure and amongst them are those who say that it is forbidden (to put one’s hand in the water) but (the water) does not become impure and this affair is a legislated act of worship; and amongst them are those who say that it is Makrooh (disliked to put the one’s hand in the water  but not forbidden), because he (i.e. the person) is upon certainty that his hand is in a state of purity.  So the likes of this (affair) is Ikhtilaaf fiqhiy and similar to it (also is whether) the Basmallaah is to be uttered loudly (during the prayer).

Al-Khilaaf Manhajiy:  As for Al-khilaaf Manhajiy, it is a problematic disease such as the methodology of Ikhwaan Al-Mufliseen; for their Manhaj is entry into elections, houses of parliaments and party Multiplicity.  This is considered to be Ikhtilaaf Manhajiy because it is in opposition to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wa-alaa-aalihi-wasallam)……

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[See: Ghaaratul Ash-ritah: page: 40-41: Vol 1]

 

[3] Shaikh Jameel Ar-Rahmaan Al-Afghaanee (rahimahullaah) Murdered by a young kharijite

Shaikh Jameel Ar-Rahmaan (rahimahullaah) was murdered on a Friday at the hands of one of the young Kharijites with the support of the people of misguidance; and everyone kept silent. However Safar al-Hawali claimed with his saying:  It was a fitnah in which Allaah saved our hands (from involvement), so our tongues were saved (from involvement)! This (statement of Safar) is a statement of truth by way of which falsehood is intended, for they (i.e. Safar and others) did not speak with truth; rather (they did) the opposite, and their tongues were not saved from keeping quiet about falsehood; rather they spoke with falsehood from the angle of not speaking truth out of forsaking (Ahlus Sunnah), and (out of) hiding and defending those whom they have praised for a very long time, such as Hikmatiyaar, Sayyaaf Rabbaanee and those affiliated with them, whose defects were exposed, (and likewise) their resentment towards Tawheed and its people. Slightly paraphrased: see link http://www.elbukhari.com/node/31

[2] Shaikh Jameel Ar-Rahmaan [The destructive plots against the Shaikh (rahimahullaah)]

Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari (may Allaah preserve him) said:

He (rahimahullaah) established an institute called [(المعهد الشرعي لإعداد الدعاة] in Peshawar.  A number of callers (to Islaam) studied in this institute and its aim was to furnish callers (to Islaam) with sound knowledge of the sharia founded upon the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, and the affair was just as he (rahimahullaah) wished. And from the efforts of the institute was the publication of Salafi Books and included amongst them were: [منهج و دراسات لآيات الأسماء والصفات] of Imaam Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shanqeetee (rahimahullaah); [أصول في البدع والسنن] of Al-Allaamah Muhammad Ahmad Al-Adawi (rahimahullaah)—a beneficial and good treatise; and also the book of Al-Allaamah Muhammad Sultaan Al-Ma’soomee Al-Makki (rahimahullaah) titled: [هل المسلم ملزمٌ باتباع مذهب معين من المذاهب الأربعة], and many other books besides them.

All this effort infuriated Ahlul Bidah amongst the hizbiyyeen (i.e. those particular hizbiyyeen at the time) and those affiliated with them; so they pondered, contemplated and masterminded his killing. They embarked upon that which gives a clear indication of their malicious intentions and rage against the Sunnah and its people—those who defend the Sunnah.  They waged war against the caller to Tawheed and Sunnah—the one who erected the true flag of Jihaad [i.e. during the Soviet-Afghan war -1979-1989].  So they besieged Sheikh Jameel and surrounded his people, and they sought the aid of the bad, aggressive and deadly people, and every vandal and destructive person—and all this was for the purpose of putting an end to the banner (i.e. the call) to Tawheed and the Sunnah!! Then take admonition, O you with eyes (to see)!

[Slightly Paraphrased, see link: http://www.elbukhari.com/node/31]

 

 

Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi says: These people are more harmful to Ahlus Sunnah…..

Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

فهؤلاء الذين يحاولون أن يسهّلوا في أمر المبتدعة وأمر المنحرفين يجب أن يحذروا، فخطرهم على أهل السنة والسلفيين أشد من خطر أهل البدع الظاهرين على أهل السنة

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منهج السالكين في بيان سُبُل المخذلين…ص ١٠

Deviation, desires, concealment, ignorance, injustice, transgression etc

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) said:

”And under the guises of those ones who pronounce 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 that which they know of it and do not clarify it for the people. They neither forbid innovations nor censure Ahlul Bidah and punish them; rather they may even censure a statement in the Sunnah and a fundamental of the religion completely, and they would not differentiate between what Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah say and what Ahlul Bidah Wal Furqah (i.e. the people of innovation and splitting) say, or they would affirm all their differing ways. (i.e. declare all of them correct even though the path of Ahlus Sunnah is the only truth)”

[Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 12/467]

 

 

LIVE LECTURE – How to understand the Hadeeth of the 73 Sects – Abu Mu’aadh Taqweem Aslam

How to understand the Hadeeth of the 73 Sects

The Prophet (Sallalaahu ‘Alaihi wa Salam) said:

“…..And my Ummah will divide into 73 sects, all of them will be in the Hell-Fire except for one….”

How many of us have heard this hadeeth of the Prophet (Sallalaahu ‘Alaihi wa Salam)?

Who is the saved sect the Prophet (Sallalaahu ‘Alaihi wa Salam) was mentioning?

Who are those that are transversing upon this path?

How can we be from amongst them?

Find out on Saturday 15th March 2014

Lecture commences at 7.45pm and will be delivered by our brother Abu Mu’aadh Taqweem Aslam (Graduate from the International Islamic University of Madinah)

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Hadeeth of 73 Sects