The People of Common Sense are agreed that…..Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) stated about the Prophets and Messengers (alayhimus salaam):

Allaah guided them to the straight path -in knowledge and deeds, particularly the Ulul Azm (The five best Prophets and Messengers—Muhammad, Nuh, Ibraaheem, Musa and Isa] All these Messengers were from the righteous servants of Allaah; rather they are from the foremost of the righteous servants and guides of the righteous servants. Allaah chose them and guided them to the straight path. This is the guidance of Allaah besides which there is no other guidance. [1]

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

Every person who accepts the statements of these atheists is one of two people; either he is ignorant about their affair or that he is an oppressor who wishes for ascendancy and corruption in the earth or combines both traits in him. This was the state of affairs of the followers of pharaoh about whom Allaah stated: [فَٱسۡتَخَفَّ قَوۡمَهُ ۥ فَأَطَاعُوهُ‌ۚ – ”Thus he [Fir’aun (Pharaoh)] befooled and misled his people, and they obeyed him. ” [Soorah Zukhruf: Ayah: 54] [2]

The people of common sense are agreed that the one whose perception or manners are corrupted or both of them, then his statements will become nonsensical. [3]

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Ref 1: Derived benefits from Tafseer Surah An-An’aam Ayaat 84-90]

Ref 2 & 3: Al-Adillatul Qawaatiq Wal-Baraaheen Fee Ibtaali Usoolil Mulhideen: page:65]

 

Rectification of Mankind and the Worldly Sciences–Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)

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

Indeed, it is absolutely impossible to rectify the souls and acquire virtuousness solely through the worldly sciences. Experience and clearly witnessed circumstances are the greatest proofs of that; because despite its advancement and vastness it has been absolutely unable to nurture and rectify the souls (upon excellent traits, manners, dealings, characteristics, creed) through which the rectification and success of mankind is dependent. Rather what the Religion of Islaam came with is that which is entrusted and commissioned with this rectification and sound upbringing. It is what is entrusted and commissioned with giving directions to the thoughts towards the truthful and authentic sources of knowledge; in directing the actions of the people towards good and preventing them from evil. Islam is The Rectifier for the creeds and manners. It is The Thing that cultivates the thoughts (upon goodness), urges towards virtuousness and prevents from depravity.

Therefore, the essence of that which the religion calls to of belief in the Unseen, in which enters belief in Allaah and that which He possesses of Names, Attributes and Actions of perfection; belief in Angels, belief in recompense for one’s good and bad deeds in this life and the next, which cannot be known except through the Messengers; this acquaints a person with the fact that real rectification is not possible through other than sound belief and the religion of Islaam.

Therefore, even if the worldly sciences mend affairs based upon that which the people know in great detail, it will still not be equal to the sources of knowledge of the Messengers (in the least). It will neither reach that which is reached through the sources of knowledge of the Messengers nor can it affect the souls in the manner in which the sources of knowledge of the Messengers do. For indeed the souls do not voluntarily submit except through belief in Allaah, belief in His Angels, belief in His Books, belief in His Messengers and belief in the hereafter.  And without this, voluntary submission is impossible, as is well known of human nature.

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[Abridged and slightly paraphrased…Source: Al-Adillatul Qawaatiq Wal Baraaheen Fee Ibtaalil Usoolil Mulhideen: page: 49-50]

The Deviant Ways of The [الْأَحْزاب السِّيَاسِيَّة ] and Sayyid Qutb are utilised to attack Salafiyyah!

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

 

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

Then the political parties (or groups) came in this era (whilst) being affected- to some extent-with the creed and methodologies of this sect (i.e. the khawaarij). And for this reason they do not give importance to (other affairs) besides politics. They neither have any concern in rectifying the state of affairs of the Ummah though (sound) Creed and Knowledge nor do they reflect about returning the Ummah to the Book and the Sunnah, and to that which the Salafus Saaleh were upon of steadfastness and righteousness in every aspect of the Religion. Rather they [i.e. these political parties (or groups) increase the Ummah in corruption upon corruption—in creed and manners. So you see them giving allegiance to the people of bidah and misguidance. They wage war against the people who (truly) follow the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, (and they wage war against) their scholars (i.e. the scholars of those who truly adhere to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah). And they apportion untrue resolutions and false slogans for ahlul bidah wad-dalaalah (i.e. the people of bidah and misguidance) and their books—and from them (i.e. those ahlu bidah wad-dalaalah) are Sayyid Qutb and his followers.

Sayyid Qutb; the one who set out upon the stratagem of the Khawaarij, the Rawaafid, the Mu’tazilah and the Jahmiyyah—in creed, methodology and politics–, especially in the affair of making (false) takfeer based on oppression and ignorance. According to him (i.e. sayyid Qutb) all human societies are societies of Pre-Islamic ignorance and the Muslim Ummah is the severest in its apostasy and Pre-Islamic state of ignorance…..up until the Shaikh (i.e. Shaikh Rabee) said: Then the path of the Baatiniyyah was added to this nurturing, (such) as assassinations, (causing) explosions etc. And at this juncture, his followers attribute themselves to the Salafi Methodology with a mighty plot against its (true, upright) leaders.

(So) when you come to know this, then you will know that the Salafi Methodology is free from this (type) of Takfeer, (the evil act of causing) explosions and destruction. And you will know who the people of this treachery are. If you know this, then it is an act of manifest oppression when those given to [falsehood, oppression and lies etc amongst] the Raafidah, the Secularists and Rationalists come along and attribute what takes place of (terrorist) explosions, (false) takfeer and destruction to the Salafi Methodology.

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[Abridged and slightly paraphrased…see:من هم الإرهابيون-page104-105]

Informing the Authorities of Terrorist Plots—By Ustaadh Abu Khadeejah (may Allaah preserve him)

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

The Salafi position with regarding those who incite or plan terrorist acts such as suicide, kidnap or bombings is that Muslims should inform the authorities of their activities. This is regardless of whether these acts are perpetrated in Muslim or non-Muslim countries. Muslim communities must be at the forefront of stamping out these non-Islamic acts that are done falsely in the name of Islam. The Messenger of Allaah stated: ‘’Whoever sees an evil, let him change it with his hand. If he is not able to do that, then let him change it with his tongue [by speaking]. And if he is not able to do that, then let him [hate it] with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith.’’ (Reported by Muslim)

The Scholars have stated that forbidding with the hand is done by the governments and the authorities, so they hold and punish and imprison the evil doers. If they withhold from this duty, it does NOT fall into the hands of the citizens to take the law into their own hands. Rather they remain patient. As for speaking against the evil in terms of refuting the false ideologies, then that it for the scholars and the people of knowledge, not for ignorant, and there has never been a time in the history of Islam, except that the scholars have spoken out against evil ideologies and doctrines as a safeguard for Islam, and this will not stop up until the final Hour is established. As for the general person then he forbids only in accordance to his knowledge and ability in line with the rulings of the true scholars of the Sunnah based upon the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. As for hating with the heart, then this for the one who recognizes evil, but does not have the knowledge nor the ability to speak against this, so he distances himself from it and keeps away from it. So as it relates to the terrorists, then it is known by the one possessing knowledge as well as the one who is devoid of it, that these acts are evil and condemned by the Muslim scholars based upon the texts of the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah. So both, the one possessing knowledge and the general person, informs the authorities of those that incite or plan terrorist acts.

And this is from the aspect of forbidding evil and thereby earning the reward of Allaah, the Most High. Indeed it is a distinguishing trait of this nation that they enjoin the good and forbid the evil. Allaah states, ‘’Let there rise from amongst you a group that call to good and they enjoin the good and forbid the evil. And indeed they are the successful.’’ (Qur’aan 3:104) Indeed nations that came before were cursed upon the tongues of the Prophets due to them not forbidding the evil when it appeared. Allaah, the Most High, states, ‘’Those amongst the Children of Israel were cursed by the tongue of Dawood (David) and Eesaa the son of Maryam (Jesus son of Mary), because they used to transgress the bounds. They used not to forbid one another from evil which they committed?’’ (Qur’aan 5:78-79).
So Muslims should take heed from this great verse. Additionally the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alaihi wassallam) stated: ‘’There are not a people amongst whom sins are committed, and they are stronger than those who commit them yet they do not prevent them, except that Allaah sends His punishment upon them all.’’ (See Tashabbuhul-Khasees of adh-Dhahabee, and the hadeeth is authentic) Another reason why these terrorists and their ideology must be stamped out is due to the fact that they are innovators who have attributed to Islaam, that which is Islam is free of, and it is impermissible to accommodate them or defend them or protect them, due to the statement of the Prophet (salallaahu alaihi wassallam), ‘’Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator, then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind.’’ (Reported by Bukhaaree and Muslim). And there is not a shadow of a doubt from an Islamic perspective, that these terrorist ideologies are innovations and these perpetrators are innovators, and it is not permissible to protect them or give them refuge.

One can recognize the ideology of the these evil doers from certain matters that their lectures and discussions always revolve around, from them is that they always call for rebellion and revolution in the Muslim lands and against the Muslim rulers; they declare the Muslim rulers and those who work in the apparatus of government to be apostates and unbelievers; they praise the suicide bombers and terrorists and insurgencies in Iraaq, Palestine and other places and continually justify their actions; they may praise the bombings of 9/11 in New York, 7th July bombings in London or the Madrid bombings. These discussions of theirs may not necessitate that they themselves will organize or carry out terrorist acts but this speech of theirs incites others towards violence. Remember it only takes two or three young men (or women) who have been affected to go out and wreak havoc. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alaihi wassallam), mentioned these renegades (known as the Khawarij) in a narration, ‘’If I am alive when they appear, I will slaughter them with the slaughtering of Aad.’’ And Aad was a tribe mentioned in the Qur’aan that was punished by Allaah for their evils and transgressions. He also stated, ‘’They are the worst of Allaah’s creation under the sky.’’ There are many, many other narrations of the Prophet and his Companions describing them, to the extent that Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imaam an-Nawawee, two great scholars of the middle ages, stated the consensus of the great Scholars of the Salaf and Sunnah that these renegades must be prevented and fought against. In fact Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (died 728 AH) stated that the Khawaarij are more harmful to Islaam and the Muslims than the Jews and the Christians. And this is due to the fact that these Jihaadis, Takfeeris and terrorists are a cancer within the ranks of the Muslims, destroying the purity of the Religion from within.

So when one looks at the activities of these people such as the killing of men, women and children, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, one sees that they are indiscriminate in their murderous acts. After what has been mentioned above one can see why the Scholars of this noble and blessed Salafi da’wah have issued verdicts calling people to inform the authorities if they know of anyone inciting or planning terrorist acts.

There is NO doubt that those make a link between terrorism and what they term as ‘’The Wahhaabis’’, intending by that the Salafis, have made a mythical link based upon fallacies and falsehood. The great Scholar Muhammad Ibn ?Abdul-Wahhaab (died 1206AH), after whom his adversaries invented the derogatory term ‘Wahhaabi’ for anyone who studied his works – then this Scholar was the most fervent in his opposition to deviation and deviant ideologies. Rather the Salafis, whom the opposers term as Wahhaabis, have been at the forefront of combating the takfeeri, Jihaadi and Khariji ideologies, for decades. And this refutation of the Salafi scholars upon these groups was not just a mere response to modern-day events but rather a religious obligation upon them regardless of prevailing circumstances.

So Syed Qutb, the father and reference point of the modern-day Jihadist-terrorist movements, was refuted by the Salafi Scholars for his call to assassinations and violent revolution decades ago and again in the early nineties by the likes of the Salafi scholars such as Shaikh Bin Baaz, Shaikh Bin Uthaimeen and especially in great detail by Shaikh Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee who authored several books in exposition of Syed Qutb. Shaikh Bin Baaz warned and exposed the evil doctrine of Usamah bin Laden back in the early nineties, whilst the Islamic political groups were in praise of him. Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi is another reference point for the modern day violent politically motivated groups, yet the Salafi Scholars such as Shaikh Rabee al-Madkhali, Shaikh Ubaid al-Jaabiree, Shaikh Hammaad al-Ansaaree exposed his errors and warned against his approach. Another example is the warning of the Salafi Yemeni Scholar Muqbil bin Haadee against the HAMAS of Palestine whilst the latter were supporting terrorist attacks on civilian buses in Israel. We also have the Scholarly Salafi stance against Hizbollah of south Lebanon and former leader of Iran, Khomeini such as the statements of Shaikh Bin Baz, Shaikh Bin Uthaimin, Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi and others. Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen in his now published explanation of ‘Riyaadhus-Saaliheen’ well over fifteen years ago showed his clear abhorrence at the suicide bombings in Palestine. So this is the clarity with which the Salafis speak and have always spoken. Over a thousand years of Salafi authorship, from the time of the disciples of the Prophet until this day, the Scholars of Sunnah and Salafiyyah have been refuting the false ideologies, whether extremist or negligent – Whereas the people of deviation will respond based upon political expediency, but the underlying ideology in support of revolution and suicide attacks remains. How is it possible to be straddle both sides of the fence in this issue, whilst the Qur’aan and Sunnah is so clear upon them?

What is astonishing is that these same people accuse the Salafis, whom they call Wahhaabis, of being responsible for these false extremist ideologies. It reminds us of the lines of poetry: ‘’She accused me of the illness she possessed, and then slipped way!’’

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[source:   http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=26&Topic=6103 ]

The Muflis [Bankrupt one] of my Ummah

The Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

إِنَّ الْمُفْلِسَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يَأْتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِصَلَاةٍ وَصِيَامٍ وَزَكَاةٍ وَيَأْتِي قَدْ شَتَمَ هَذَا وَقَذَفَ هَذَا وَأَكَلَ مَالَ هَذَا وَسَفَكَ دَمَ هَذَا وَضَرَبَ هَذَا

فَيُعْطَى هَذَا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِهِ وَهَذَا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِهِ

فَإِنْ فَنِيَتْ حَسَنَاتُهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُقْضَى مَا عَلَيْهِ أُخِذَ مِنْ خَطَايَاهُمْ فَطُرِحَتْ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ طُرِحَ فِي النَّارِ

”Indeed, the bankrupt one of my Ummah will come on the Day of Resurrection with prayer, fasting and Zakah (in his account), but he comes along having abused this one, slandered that one, unlawfully took the wealth of this one and shed the blood of that one, and beaten that one. So this one will be given from his good deeds, and that one will be given from his good deeds. And if his good deeds finishes before the judgment is made on him, some of their sins(i.e. the ones he wronged) will be taken and cast onto him, then he will be thrown into the Fire.” [Reported by Muslim. Number: 2581]

These are the Verses of the Clear Book. Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand

 Allaah (The Most High) said:

الٓر‌ۚ تِلۡكَ ءَايَـٰتُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ ٱلۡمُبِينِ

إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ قُرۡءَٲنًا عَرَبِيًّ۬ا لَّعَلَّكُمۡ تَعۡقِلُونَ

Alif-Lam-Ra.These are the Verses of the Clear Book. Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand. [12:1-2]

Allaah (The Most high) informed (us) that the verses of the Qur’aan are clear; meaning: Its wordings and meanings are manifest and clear. And from its manifest and clear (nature) is that it has been sent down in the Arabic Language—the noblest and most (precise and eloquent of all languages in giving clarification, explanation etc). And all this clarity and explanation is so that لَّعَلَّكُمۡ تَعۡقِلُون — ‘’You may understand’’; meaning: so that you may understand its prescribed boundaries (in punishments, retribution, acts of worship, dealings etc); its fundamental principles; its subsidiary issues; its commandments and prohibitions. So when you understand it (after studying, contemplating etc) and your hearts become characterized with its understanding, then that will produce the fruits of actions of the limbs and submission to it. And لَّعَلَّكُمۡ تَعۡقِلُون – ‘’In order that you may understand’’; meaning: Your intellects are enhanced by way of affirming the noble and lofty meaning (of affairs) in your minds; so you move from one state to another loftier and more perfect state. [1]

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[1] [Slightly paraphrased. See ‘Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan’ of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah)

 

The Qur’aan contains the Noblest Affair of knowledge without exception—Imaam Sadi (rahimaullaah)

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

 

The knowledge of Sound Creed and the Fundamental Principles of Tawheed

This is the noblest of all affairs of knowledge without exception. It is the most virtuous and perfect. By way of it the hearts are established upon sound affairs of creed and the manners are purified and made to flourish. And by way of it deeds are corrected and made perfect. The subject matter of this affair of knowledge is based on the following:

Studying what is obligatory to establish for Allaah of perfect Attributes and lofty descriptions, and that which prevents and makes it impossible for Him to be described with deficient and blameworthy attributes, or making similarities to Him with others.

(Studying) what establishes the fact that Allaah brought about all the things in the existence and that He does whatever He pleases-whatever He wishes will take place and whatever he does not wish cannot take place.

Likewise, studying what is obligatory regarding belief in the Messengers, their qualities and the rights due to them, and what is forbidden with regards to violation of such rights.

Belief in the Books revealed to the Messengers and in that which Allaah has stated Himself, and that which His Messengers stated regarding the events of the past and the future.

Belief in the last day, recompense, reward and punishment, the paradise and hell fire; and that which is stated and connected to these affairs.

These are the general affairs of this lofty affair of knowledge. Indeed the Qur’aan has explained these affairs with a profound explanation and it has clarified it in a manner that is not equal to the other revealed books. There is no fundamental affair except that it has explained it. It (i.e. the Qur’aan) combines between giving explanation and proofs; between the important lofty affairs and clear cut sound intellectual proofs, divine proofs and the proofs that are in harmony with sound (uncorrupted) innate human nature.

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[Slightly paraphrased…see: Fat-hul Raheem Al-Malikil Allaam Fee Ilmil Aqaa-id Wat-Tawheed Wal-Akhlaaq Wal-Ahkaam of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). Page: 7]

[2] Reminders from Surah Al-Qasas—Look at how Imaam Sadi and Imaam Ibnul Jawzi described the corrupters in the earth

Allaah (The Most High) said:

نَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡكَ مِن نَّبَإِ مُوسَىٰ وَفِرۡعَوۡنَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ

إِنَّ فِرۡعَوۡنَ عَلَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَجَعَلَ أَهۡلَهَا شِيَعً۬ا يَسۡتَضۡعِفُ طَآٮِٕفَةً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يُذَبِّحُ أَبۡنَآءَهُمۡ وَيَسۡتَحۡىِۦ نِسَآءَهُمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ

‘We recite to you some of the news of Musa (Moses) and Fir’aun (Pharaoh) in truth” [because their story is remarkable and the information about them is amazing indeed (1)]; ”for a people who believe” [those who believe in this Qur’an, and in the Oneness of Allah(2)].

”Verily, Fir’aun (Pharaoh) exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsidunthose whose intention is neither to rectify the religious nor worldly affairs, and this was from his corrupt behaviour in the earth; (3) committing unlawful killing, and being disobedient (to Allaah). (4)

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Refs 1& 3: See Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan

Ref: 2: Noble Qur’an

Ref 4: Zaadul Maseer of Ibn Jawzi

Our Salaf: The signs of repentance

Shaqeeq Al-Balhkee (rahimahullaah) said: The signs of being repentant are:

Weeping over what has elapsed (of sins); being fearful of falling into sin;abandoning evil (Muslim) brothers and keeping the company of the best people.

[Source: Siyar A’laam Nubulaa 9/315]

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