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Reminder to Those Who Donate to The Masjid Regarding a Paramount Responsibility of Teachers and Khutabaa

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

The Teachers and Khutabaa Have a Responsibility to Speak The Truth and Clarify The Salafi Methodology In all Affairs Whenever Required to Do So – Neither Fearing Blame Nor a Decrease In Masjid Funds 

Allaah [The Exalted] informed us about Prophet Nuh [peace be upon him] when he stated that Nuh said to his people: [ وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ – No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)]. [Surah Ash-Shu’araa. Aayah 109] – Meaning, “What I want is to advise you and that you follow the straight path”. (1)

Allaah [The Exalted] informed us about Prophet Hud [peace be upon him] when he stated that Hud said to his people: [ وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ – No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)]. [Surah Ash-Shu’araa. Aayah 127] – Meaning, “I do not ask you for reward for calling you to the (correct path) and for advising you, rather reward is from Allaah – the One Who nurtured you through His blessings”.(2)

Allaah [The Exalted] informed us about Prophet Saaleh [peace be upon him] when he stated that Saaleh said to his people: [ وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ – No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)]. [Surah Ash-Shu’araa. Aayah 145]- Meaning, “Lest you say, ‘We are prevented from following you because you want to take our wealth’, but I do not seek reward except from Allaah”. (3)

Allaah [The Exalted] informed us about Prophet Lut [peace be upon him] when he stated that Lut said to his people: [ وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ – No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)]. [Surah Ash-Shu’araa. Aayah 164]

Allaah [The Exalted] informed us about Prophet Shu’aib [peace be upon him] when he stated that Shu’iab said to his people: [ وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ – No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)]. [Surah Ash-Shu’araa. Aayah 180]

Allaah [The Exalted] informed us about the command He gave to the seal of the Prophets Muhammad [peace be upon him]: [قُل لَّآ أَسۡـَٔلُكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ أَجۡرًا إِلَّا ٱلۡمَوَدَّةَ فِى ٱلۡقُرۡبَىٰ‌ۗ – Say (O Muhammad ): “No reward do I ask of you for this except to be kind to me for my kinship with you”] [Surah Ash-Shuraa. Aayah 23] – Meaning: No reward do I ask you for conveying this Qur’an to you and calling you to follow its rulings. Neither do not want to take your wealth nor be in charge over you and become your leader, nor do I have any other goals, except that you should be kind to me for my kinship with you”. It may be that what is intended behind this Aayah is: I am not asking you for any reward, except one one that is for you and whose benefit returns to you, which that you love me due to the ties of kinship between us, and this is a type of love that is an addition to the love that is based on Imaan, because indeed loving the Messenger – due to Imaan- and giving precedence to loving him over all love besides love of Allaah is obligated on every Muslim. So, the Prophet was asking them for something in addition that they show him love due to kinship, because he embarked upon his call by inviting his closest relatives to Islam, to the extent that it was said that there was none amongst the Quraish except that Messenger had ties of kinship with them. (3)

Therefore, let the maintainers of the Maraakiz neither fear nor compromise when conveying the sound Salafi Methodology. As for those who give so that the gas bill, electricity bill or council tax bill are paid, or so that the Imaam, the Mu’addhin or cleaner are paid, or so that maintenance work is carried out, then indeed that is a mighty Sadaqah Jaariyah InShaaAllaah, and may Allaah reward them with abundant good in this life and the next. So, we strive to give without any ulterior motives, such as desiring that our views are endorsed or that the teachers and Khutabaa should refrain from making a clear distinction between Sunnah and Bidah, between sound unity and false unity, between Salafiyyah and illegal partisanship.

The Salafi teachers and Khutabaa must enjoin good and forbid evil by clarifying the sound Salafi Methodology, exposing the false claimants and warning the people against deviation. If there are Masaajid that oppose the Sunnah of the Prophet or the Methodology of the companions in some issues, then such errors must be warned against so that the people are upon clear-sightedness, otherwise they will be guilty of treachery and sinful concealment. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

[ٱلَّذِينَ يَبۡخَلُونَ وَيَأۡمُرُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ بِٱلۡبُخۡلِ وَيَڪۡتُمُونَ مَآ ءَاتَٮٰهُمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضۡلِهِۦ‌ۗ وَأَعۡتَدۡنَا لِلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ عَذَابً۬ا مُّهِينً۬ا – Those who are miserly and enjoin miserliness on other people and hide what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounties. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a disgraceful torment]. [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayah 37] – Meaning: They refrain from fulfilling the rights obligated on them. Enjoin miserliness on other people through their statements and actions, hide what Allaah has bestowed upon them of His Bounties, such as knowledge by way of which the astray are guided and the ignorant ones are led aright. So, they hide it from them and make apparent to them falsehood that comes between them and the truth. So, they have gathered between miserliness with regards to wealth and knowledge, and between hastening towards loss for themselves and for others. (4)

Finally, we remind ourselves of the following articles as a reminder:

Dangers of a Brotherhood and Companionship Devoid of Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil:

https://atomic-temporary-194201713.wpcomstaging.com/2022/06/06/dangers-of-a-brotherhood-and-companionship-devoid-of-enjoining-good-and-forbidding-evil/

Some Subtle Indications and Closely Guarded Secrets Related to Illegal Partisanship – Men and Women: https://atomic-temporary-194201713.wpcomstaging.com/2022/06/04/some-subtle-indications-and-closely-guarded-secrets-related-to-illegal-partisanship-men-and-women/

Dishonourable Behaviour That Prevents Seeker of Knowledge From Speaking Truth: https://atomic-temporary-194201713.wpcomstaging.com/2022/06/02/dishonourable-behaviour-that-prevents-seeker-of-knowledge-from-speaking-truth/


[Refs: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Excerpts from Tafseer as-Sadi. slightly paraphrased]