In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
The Wannabe Reformists at Arab News Must Know First and Foremost The Precise Difference Between The Infallible Path of Muhammad and The Abrogated or Distorted Paths of Ahlul Kitaab
Imaam Abdur-Rahmaan Bin Naasir As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: And what is well known is that Allaah neither loves ignorance nor doubts, neither confusion nor misguidance; rather He loves the religion, knowledge and certainty. Indeed, we have been commanded to ask Him [The Most High] to guide us to the straight path and this necessitates knowledge of the truth and acting upon it, and the Qur’aan is the cure, guidance and light. The scholars are agreed (on the fact) that doubt and confusion are unpraiseworthy, and it is expected – absolutely- that a person who does not possess knowledge of something is obligated to keep quiet and seek knowledge via its (sound) sources”. (1)
Indeed, we have been sent some information – by one of our beloved young brothers – regarding some of the calamities of Dr Mohammed Al-Issa and refutations against them. There is no doubt that Dr Mohammed is facing some trial in his religion due to a dangerous approach he has initiated for himself based on conjecture when dealing with the followers of abrogated and distorted religions.
Firstly, we advise the wannabe reformists at Arab News to acquire precise knowledge of the pure path of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] before speaking, so that they can distinguish it from the path of those adhering to abrogated and distorted religions. Read: Are There Three Monotheistic Religion – An Excerpt From Al-Jawaabus Saheeh By Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him]: https://salaficentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Are_There_Three_Monotheistic_Religions_In-The_World_At_Present_Section1.pdf
Secondly, we remind the wannabe reformists at Arab News that refuting the false Creeds and ideas of others does not necessitate that they are oppressed; rather Ahlus Sunnah deal justly with the misguided opponent and this is what we learn from the pious predecessors of this mighty Ummah, as Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated, “The Imaams of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaaa’ah – the people of knowledge and Eemaan- are possessors of knowledge, justice and mercy. They know the truth in a manner in which it is (obligated upon) them- in agreement with the Sunnah and free from innovation in religion. They deal justly with those who are outside of it [i.e. those outside the truth and the Sunnah] even if they (i.e. such people) oppress them, as Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا ۚ اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ -And let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety (5:8)] They are merciful towards the creation, they wish good for them, guidance and knowledge. They do not set out wishing evil for them; rather when they punish them (a), clarify their mistakes, ignorance and and wrong doing, their intention is to clarify the truth, having mercy for the creation, enjoining good and forbidding evil, in order that the entire religion is established sincerely (for the worship of Allaah alone and adherence to the Sunnah of His Messenger), and so that the word of Allaah is made the uppermost”. (2)
Thirdly, we once again remind Arab News that we are a people – by the Tawfeeq of Allaah – who deal justly with the non-Muslims. Read articles by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [may Allaah preserve them].
The Islamic Shariah on the Foundation of Muslim Relations With Non-Muslims Who Do Not Show Aggression and Hostility: http://www.shariah.ws/articles/szsumlh-the-foundation-of-muslim-relations-with-non-muslims-who-do-not-show-aggression-and-hostility.cfm
Living With non-Muslims in the West with fine conduct- By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/
Informing The Authorities of Terrorist Plots – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://masjidfurqan.co.uk/2014/07/03/informing-the-authorities-of-terrorist-plots-by-ustaadh-abu-khadeejah-may-allaah-preserve-him/
Al-Allaamah Salih Aal Ash-Shaikh: Shariah Calls for Protection of Life and Property: http://www.shariah.ws/articles/csuslgk-shaikh-salih-aal-ash-shaikh-shariah-calls-for-protection-of-life-and-property.cfm
Al-Allaamah Salih Al-Fawzan: The Islamic Shariah Provides Security for Muslims and Non-Muslims and Those Who Violate It Are Kharijites Who Are to Be Fought and Severely Punished
The Prophet of Islam would not kill diplomats, ambassadors, emissaries or foreign delegations even if they were sent by the worst of his enemies
The Prophet of Islam would not kill diplomats, ambassadors, emissaries or foreign delegations even if they were sent by the worst of his enemies.
Finally, InShaaAllaah, in a few days, we’ll dedicate a series of articles to some specific calamities and errors of Dr Mohammed al-Issa. We ask Allaah to guide us to everything that is pleasing to Him and keep us away from everything that leads to His anger Aameen.
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Al-adillatul Qawaatiq Wal-baraaheen Fee Ibtaali Usoolil Mulhideen. Page 15. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: Ar-Radd Alal Bakriy page 490]