In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Further Clarification Based On Khut’bah [19th August]: Salafiyyoon at Masjid Al-Furqan and Masjid Abi Hurairah – [Stoke On Trent] – Free Themselves From Actions of Muslims Who Violate Covenants and Take The Law Into Their Own Hands In The Name of Defending Islam
Allaah [The Most High] said:
هُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آيَاتٌ مُحْكَمَاتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ وَأُخَرُ مُتَشَابِهَاتٌ ۖ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ زَيْغٌ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ مَا تَشَابَهَ مِنْهُ ابْتِغَاءَ الْفِتْنَةِ وَابْتِغَاءَ تَأْوِيلِهِ ۗ وَمَا يَعْلَمُ تَأْوِيلَهُ إِلَّا اللَّهُ ۗ وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ يَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِنْ عِنْدِ رَبِّنَا ۗ وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
It is He (Allaah) Who has sent down to you (Muhammad) the book. In it are Aayaat that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking (polytheism and trials)….[Surah Aal Imran. Aayah 7] Aaisha [may Allaah be pleased with her] said, “The messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] recited this Aayah and said, “If you see those who follow thereof that is not entirely clear then they are those whom Allaah has named ( as having deviation from the truth). So beware of them”. [Saheeh Al-Bukhari. Book of commentary]
All the Aayaat of the Great Qur’aan are absolutely clear, as Allaah [The Most High] said:
[الر ۚ كِتَابٌ أُحْكِمَتْ آيَاتُهُ ثُمَّ فُصِّلَتْ مِنْ لَدُنْ حَكِيمٍ خَبِيرٍ- A Book whereof are perfect aayaat (in every sphere of knowledge and then explained in detail from One (Allaah), Who is All-Wise, Well-Acquainted (with all things)][Hud. Ayah:1]
The Qur’aan is gathered upon absolute perfection, precision (in its commandments, prohibitions, laws, creed etc), justice and goodness, as Allaah also stated: [ۚوَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ – And who is better in judgement than Allaah for a people who have firm faith” [Maa-idah: Ayah 50 ]
All the sections of the Qur’aan resemble each other in beauty and eloquence, and affirms the truthfulness of each other. As for what is mentioned in this Ayah concerning Ihkaam [i.e. the Aayaat of the Qur’aan being perfect, clear and precise in meaning] and Tashaabu [i.e. that some Aayaat in certain places in the Qur’aan require explanation and elaboration through other Aayaat), then firstly, Ihkaam means that there are those Aayaat that are clear in what they indicate without any difficulty in understanding them -these Aayaat are the foundations of the Qur’aan to which one returns every affair he finds unclear, and the vast majority of the Qur’aan is comprised of these Aayaat. Secondly, Tashaabuh means that there are other Aayaat whose precise intended meaning are either not immediately clear to some people or are misunderstood because they indicate a general unrestricted meaning. Therefore, the vast majority of the Aayaat are clear and manifest to everyone and they are the majority of what is referred back to, and there are Aayaat that are difficult for some people to understand, so it is obligatory to refer those Aayaat to other Aayaat that explain their precise intended meanings. This is the path the Qur’aan takes in confirming the truthfulness of its Aayaat and there are no contradictions or opposition in this.
However, the people are divided into two groups in this affair: the first group as Allaah stated are those in whose hearts there is deviation (from the truth), turn away from uprightness and harbour corrupt intentions. Their intention is misguidance and their hearts are deviated from the path of guidance. These people only cling to those Aayaat that require elaboration and explanation through other Aayaat and they abandon those Aayaat that must be referred back to in order to explain them. And the reason they do this is to seek trials and tribulations for those whom they call to their deviated paths.
Therefore, it is obligated on a Muslim that he does not rush towards the one who quotes Aayaat and Ahaadeeth to support his views until he is certain that such a person is from the well-known people of knowledge- those worthy of being referred back to. And if not, he will fall into the hands of those people whom Allaah has censured in this Ayah-those who solely cling to the Aayaat that require explanation and elaboration in order to deceive the people, whilst desiring trials, tribulations and false interpretations by way of that. So you see him quoting Aayaat and Ahaadeeth to support his claims, but when such Aayaat and Ahaadeeth are examined you find that he only seeks to establish his claims solely by way of those that require elaboration, but he does not refer them back to the ones that give that explanation and elaboration. (1)
Some of Muslims – due to deviating from the right path – utilize general ahaadeeth to justify the killing of non-Muslims who are either protected under an agreement of safety in a Muslim or non-Muslim land or those non-Muslims whose governments have an agreement of peace with the Muslim Rulers. Among those ahaadeeth is the one narrated by Jaabir [may Allaah be pleased with him] that the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Who is willing to kill ka’b Bin Ashraf for he has been offensive towards Allaah and His Messenger?” So Muhammad Bin Maslamah [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, “Do you want me to kill him?” The Prophet said, “Yes”.
The Correct Understanding of this hadeeth
Firstly: This hadeeth has to be understood in the light of another hadeeth in which the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever kills a Mu’aahid (i.e. a non-Muslim who has a contract of peace with the Muslim governments) will not taste the fragrance of paradise”. [Sahih al-Bukhari 6914]
Secondly: Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated in As-Saarim Al-Maslool Vol 1. page 94 that the prophet commanded the killing of ka’b because he was extremely hostile towards Allaah and His Messenger, and this behaviour of his nullified his right to safety. Likewise, this punishment afflicted on ka’b is to be afflicted on a Muslim who spreads corruption in the earth or one who practices high way robbery.
Thirdly: This punishment is not carried out by none except the Muslim ruler, because have you not seen that none amongst the companions of the Prophet took it upon themselves to carry out such action until the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] commanded them to do so.
Fourthly: The killing of specific individuals is not from the way of the people of Islaam unrestrictedly; rather it is only prescribed by the Muslim ruler in specific circumstances against those who openly wage war against the Islamic state or those who insult Allaah and His Messenger. If the Muslim ruler sees the need and benefit to do so, then he may do so. (2)
Therefore, there is nothing praiseworthy regarding the emotions of a Muslim who decides to apply this ruling and then expects others to refrain from using any statement that would clearly condemn his deed. It is very clear from the above narration that not a single person amongst the Sahaabah took the matter in their own hands, rather they sought the permission of the ruler – the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him].
Must Free Ourselves From The Actions of a Muslim Who Does Something That Violates The Command of Allaah and His Messenger
Narrated Salim’s father: The Prophet (ﷺ) sent Khalid bin Al-Walid to the tribe of Jadhima and Khalid invited them to Islam but they could not express themselves by saying, “Aslamna (i.e. we have submitted to Islam),” but they started saying “Saba’na! Saba’na (i.e. we have come out of one religion to another).” Khalid kept on killing (some of) them and taking (some of) them as captives and gave every one of us his Captive. When there came the day then Khalid ordered that each man (i.e. Muslim soldier) should kill his captive, I said, “By Allah, I will not kill my captive, and none of my companions will kill his captive.” When we reached the Prophet, we mentioned to him the whole story. On that, the Prophet (ﷺ) raised both his hands and said twice, “O Allah! I am free from what Khalid has done.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. 4339]
Al-Khattaabee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] rejected what he [i.e. Khaalid (may Allaah be pleased with him)]did out of haste and lack of verification regarding their affair before knowing the intent behind their statement [صَبَأْنَا – Saba’na! Saba’na (i.e. we have come out of one religion to another)]”. [Fat-hul Baaree Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaaree Vol 8. page 72. Publisher. Daarus Salaam. 1st Edition 1421AH (Year 200)]
So, ponder O brothers and sisters! Khaalid [may Allaah be pleased with him] was under a Muslim ruler and his mistake – due to haste and lack of verification – was openly rejected by the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], so how about those who, after knowing with certainty that they have a covenant with non-Muslim citizens and their rulers, and absolutely certain that they are not allowed to do anything that violates their covenants, they then either kill or harm in the name of defending Islam and expect not to be condemned, either claiming that their intention is good or that their emotions got the better of them! In the well known advice given by Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] to the Muslims of the West, he stated, “The land which you are living is such that there is an agreement between you and them. If this were not the case they would have killed you or expelled you. So preserve this agreement, and do not prove treacherous to it, since treachery is a sign of the hypocrites, and it is not from the way of the believers”. He also said, “Do not be fooled by those sayings of the foolish people – those who say, “Those people are Non-Muslims, so their wealth is lawful for us [i.e. to misappropriate or take by way of murder and killing]. For by Allaah – this is a lie. A lie about Allaah’s Religion, and a lie in Islamic societies”. [End of quote]
Therefore, despite Mr Rushdi’s open transgression against Allaah and His Messenger, both him and us are living under the authority of a Western government. We have covenants to fulfil and not to engage in any activity that would be tantamount to violation of our covenants. This is a basic principle in every country. Even in the Muslim countries where the punishment for blasphemy exists, the state authorities are the only people allowed to carry out punishments.
Read here: Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan On Those Who Ought To Pronounce Takfir and Establish the Hadd Punishment: http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=MNJ09&articleID=MNJ090004&articlePages=1
Islam’s Unapologetic Position On Apostasy – [Unveiling Another Path of The Criminals and Opponents of The Messengers]
Therefore, we say again without an atom’s weight of reservation that we free ourselves from the actions of Muslims who take the law into their own hands in the name of defending Islaam!
As for the secularists and their stooges (Rushdi and his ilk), they cannot extinguish the light of Islam by way of their illusions, sorcery and false arguments. Allaah [The Exalted] said: [يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ – They want to extinguish Allaah’s Light with their mouths [i.e. the Qur’an, the pure Islamic monotheism and the guidance Allaah sent Muhammad with] but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers hate (it). [Surah At-Tawbah: Verse 32]
Imaam Ibn Katheer [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: They want to extinguish that which Allaah sent His Messenger with of guidance and the religion of truth merely by way of their arguments and fabrications; so their example in this is that of one who wants to extinguish the light of the sun or the moon by blowing at (them) and this can never be achieved. [Tafseer Ibn Katheer]
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَا لِكُلِّ نَبِىٍّ عَدُوًّ۬ا شَيَـٰطِينَ ٱلۡإِنسِ وَٱلۡجِنِّ يُوحِى بَعۡضُهُمۡ إِلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ زُخۡرُفَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ غُرُورً۬اۚ وَلَوۡ شَآءَ رَبُّكَ مَا فَعَلُوهُۖ فَذَرۡهُمۡ وَمَا يَفۡتَرُونَ
And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies – Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications. [Surah Al-An’aam. Aayah 112]
Allaah [Glorified be He] stated that they aid one another in opposing the command of the Prophets with what some of them inspire others of adorned speech, so that the gullible and feeble minded people are misled by it. He [The Most High] stated the reason behind a perpetrator’s [adorned speech] and the reason why it is accepted by the people; then He [The Most High] mentioned [in ayah 113 Al-An’aam] the effects it has on those ignorant souls. When those souls incline towards such adorned speech and become pleased with it, they carry out what it calls them to do -in speech and action. Therefore, ponder upon these verses and the sublime meanings they convey, for they clarify the roots of false principles and alert a person against them. And if you ponder upon the statements of the people of falsehood, you will indeed find them clothed with expressions and presented in a good light with sophisticated terms, which are quickly accepted by those deprived of sound discernment-to the extent that the wicked sinners would give [good] names to the greatest types of wicked deeds. [Source: An Excerpt from As-Sawaa-iq al-Mursalah of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim: 2/438) Slightly paraphrased]
The militant secularists, Rushdi and others are upon the path of king Louis IX, who in the year 1250 was captured whilst on a crusade against the Muslims of Egypt. He was imprisoned and later released after paying a large ransom. However, whilst in prison he utilised his time to think about ways in which to plot against Islaam and the Muslims, so shaytaan inspired him with the following plots: Firstly: The war in the battlefield between the Christians of the west and the Muslims should be replaced with a war based on ideas and cultural supremacy. Secondly: Prepare the West to corrupt the creed of the Muslims and distort the image of Islaam in the world. [خطة لويس التاسع – page 6]
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
قَدۡ مَڪَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ فَأَتَى ٱللَّهُ بُنۡيَـٰنَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡقَوَاعِدِ فَخَرَّ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلسَّقۡفُ مِن فَوۡقِهِمۡ وَأَتَٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ
ثُمَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ يُخۡزِيهِمۡ وَيَقُولُ أَيۡنَ شُرَڪَآءِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ كُنتُمۡ تُشَـٰٓقُّونَ فِيہِمۡۚ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ إِنَّ ٱلۡخِزۡىَ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ وَٱلسُّوٓءَ عَلَى ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ
Those before them indeed plotted, but Allah struck at the foundation of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them, from above them, and the torment overtook them from directions they did not perceive. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them and will say: “Where are My (so called) ‘partners’ concerning whom you used to disagree and dispute (with the believers, by defying and disobeying Allah)?” Those who have been given the knowledge (about the Torment of Allah for the disbelievers) will say: “Verily! Disgrace this Day and misery are upon the disbelievers. [Surah An-Nahl. Aayah 26-27]
[قَدۡ مَڪَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ – Those before them indeed plotted]: Meaning plotted against their Messengers, employed various types of tricks in order to reject that which the messengers brought and established gigantic safeguards [by way of arguments, views etc] on their plots. [فَأَتَى ٱللَّهُ بُنۡيَـٰنَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡقَوَاعِدِ – but Allah struck at the foundation of their building]– Meaning, an affair came to them from its basis and foundation [فَخَرَّ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلسَّقۡفُ مِن فَوۡقِهِمۡ – and then the roof fell down upon them, from above them] -Meaning, so what they built became a punishment for them. [وَأَتَٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ – and the torment overtook them from directions they did not perceive]: Meaning, that is because they thought that such a building will benefit and protect them from punishment, but their punishment occurred from that which they built and established.
This is one the best of parables regarding how Allaah nullifies the plots of his enemies, for indeed they pondered and reflected on that which the Messengers brought when they belied them, made up principles and rules for it based on falsehood, referred back to them to reject that which the Messengers came with, employed tricks to bring discomfort to the Messengers and inflict harm on them and those who followed them, but their plot became a source of evil against them, so their plan became their destruction, because their plot was evil as Allaah said: [ وَلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ – But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it]. [Soorah Faatir: Ayah: 43]
This is in this worldly life and the punishment in the afterlife would be more disgraceful, and due to this Allaah said: [ثُمَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ يُخۡزِيهِمۡ – Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them].[An Excerpt from Tafseer as-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased]
As for those who hate to hear that Khumeini’s fatwa is nothing else other than the Fatwa of a disbeliever against another disbeliever, then indeed they must return home and ponder upon the basics of the sound Islamic Creed. Read: http://www.shia.bs/articles/jmfhm-ayat-al-shaytan-khomeini-seeking-aid-from-the-dead-is-not-shirk.cfm
Read: Imaam Al-Albaanee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Khumeini announced his disbelief”- Listen here: https://youtu.be/CTV6uNyugL0 (Also visit shia.bs)
Finally, we say -once again- just as we stated in the Khutbah without an atom’s weight of reservation that this is the sound stance established upon the sound Salafi Manhaj that we are free from the secularists and Khumeini, and we free ourselves from the actions of those Muslims who violate their covenants and then seek not to be openly condemned.
To be continued InShaaAllaah.
[Ref 1: Wasaa-il Ahlil Baatil Fee Taqreeri Baatilihim. Page:20]
[Ref 2: Al-Muhkam Wal-Mutashaabih Fit-takfeer Wal-Jihaad. Page 411]