[5] Ed Husain: [An Intense Desire For Freedom of Speech Led to Wild Delusion and Dangerous Conjecture]


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

Ed Husain said, ”Free speech is not a western concept: it is a universal craving of the human soul” [End of quote]

Indeed, all of us desire that we are allowed to speak, but our Lord [The Most High] reminded us of the dangers and evil consequences of the unrestrained soul and tongue. Ed Husain twisted an authentic text from the Sunnah to satisfy an intense desire to promote a freedom of speech that is outside the boundaries of the Sharee’ah- a freedom of speech that will allow him to promote some figureheads of misguidance, such as Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, Ibn Rushd, Aristotle and their ilk, as well as appease the secularists. Therefore, we remind him that Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَلَقَدۡ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ وَنَعۡلَمُ مَا تُوَسۡوِسُ بِهِۦ نَفۡسُهُ ۥ‌ۖ وَنَحۡنُ أَقۡرَبُ إِلَيۡهِ مِنۡ حَبۡلِ ٱلۡوَرِيدِ
إِذۡ يَتَلَقَّى ٱلۡمُتَلَقِّيَانِ عَنِ ٱلۡيَمِينِ وَعَنِ ٱلشِّمَالِ قَعِيدٌ۬
مَّا يَلۡفِظُ مِن قَوۡلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيۡهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ۬

And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge). (Remember!) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions). Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it). [Surah Qaaf. Aayaat 16-18]

The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “When the son of Adam wakes up in the morning, all the limbs humble themselves before the tongue and say: ”Fear Allaah for our sake, (for) we are with you; if you are upright, we will be upright; and if you are crooked, we will become crooked”. (1)

The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his mouth, his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him”.(2)

Imaam Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “This requires two affairs: profuse remembrance of Allaah, and keeping away from gatherings of heedlessness and doubts”. (3)

Abu Hurairah [may Allaah be pleased with him] said that the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “A slave (of Allaah) may utter a word which pleases Allaah, without giving it much importance, and because of that Allaah will raise him to degrees (of reward); a slave (of Allaah) may utter a word (carelessly) which displeases Allaah, without thinking of its gravity, and because of that he will be thrown into the Hell-fire”. [Saheeh al-Bukhaari Number 6478]

Al-Hasan Bin Saaleh [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “I scrutinized Wara (apprehensive fear) thoroughly and did it find it more lacking in anything than the tongue” (4)

Imaam Fudayl Ibn Iyaad [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Neither hajj nor taking up positions during battle, nor Jihaad are more difficult than restraining the tongue”. (5)

Indeed, one of the amazing contradictions and double standards manifested from Ed Husain is that he hides behind freedom of speech to spread the Bidah of the heretical philosophers, however, he complains about the members of his former group – Hizb Tahreer – when they spread their Bidah. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

[أَتَأۡمُرُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ بِٱلۡبِرِّ وَتَنسَوۡنَ أَنفُسَكُمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ تَتۡلُونَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ‌ۚ أَفَلَا تَعۡقِلُونَ – Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture! Have you then no sense?] [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 44]

As for Hizb Tahreer – Ed Husain’s previous deviated sect before he changed loyalties and embrace the path of the hererical philosophers, their affair is well known. Visit links:  http://www.nabahani.com/
http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/kyvik-the-khilaafah-lasted-for-30-years-then-there-was-kingship.cfm

The intense and unrestrained desire for false speech and philosophy in the name of free speech even led Ed Husain to distort a conversation between Aa’Isha [may Allaah be pleased with her] and the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]. Ed stated, “Muslim civilisations, too, were once confident in this freedom. The Prophet’s wife, Ayesha, would say to him ‘How convenient that your God reveals verses that satisfy your desires.’ Nasredin Hodja, a Muslim satirist entertained generations of people with his books of jokes and caricatures. For centuries, the Sufis mocked orthodox believers and their rituals. Blessed was blasphemy. We Muslims again need to learn to joke, to laugh more and accept that in the West, since the times of the ancient Greeks, mockery and theatre have been the norm. Islamists cannot and must not destroy this inheritance”. [End of quote]

The above statement manifests the desperate attempt of its utterer in seeking to establish falsehood and thus led him to conjecture and ambiguity. Allaah  [The Exalted] said:

هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنزَلَ عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ مِنۡهُ ءَايَـٰتٌ۬ مُّحۡكَمَـٰتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ وَأُخَرُ مُتَشَـٰبِهَـٰتٌ۬‌ۖ فَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ فِى قُلُوبِهِمۡ زَيۡغٌ۬ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ مَا تَشَـٰبَهَ مِنۡهُ ٱبۡتِغَآءَ ٱلۡفِتۡنَةِ وَٱبۡتِغَآءَ تَأۡوِيلِهِ

It is He [Allaah] Who has sent down to you [Muhammad] the Book [this Qur’an]. In it are Verses that are (entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkaam (commandments, etc.), Al-Faraa’id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudood (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, etc.)]; and others are Mutashaabihaat (i.e. not entirely clear in what they indicate, so they are to be referred back to the Muhkamaat to be explained]. So, as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.)… [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 7]  Aa’isha [may Allaah be pleased with her] said, “The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] recited this verse and then said, ‘If you see those who follow thereof that is not entirely clear, then they are those whom Allah has named [as having deviation (from the truth)] so beware of them’”. [Bukhaari Number 4547]

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said, “Allaah  clarified that they have (evil) desires and deviation with them, intending to misguide themselves and others! They desire trials and intend to misguide the people, and that is why the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] mentioned and described their condition to us. He [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “And indeed there will appear a people from my Ummah in whom desires will run through them just as rabies runs through a dog”. (6)

Indeed, Ed Husain employs the path of conjecture by way of which he seeks after false interpretations and thus he stated, “Muslim civilisations, too, were once confident in this freedom. The Prophet’s wife, Ayesha, would say to him ‘How convenient that your God reveals verses that satisfy your desires.’ Nasredin Hodja, a Muslim satirist entertained generations of people with his books of jokes and caricatures”. This statement is not worthy of a lengthy response, rather we say to Ed that Imaam Ibnul Mubaarak [may Allaah have mercy upon him] was asked about the statement of Luqmaan [peace be upon him] to his son: “’If speech is from silver, then silence is from gold”, so he replied, “It means that if speech in obedience to Allaah is from silver, then silence (in order to refrain from) disobedience to Allaah is gold”. (7)

Therefore, a Muslim does not use freedom of expression or freedom of speech to utter that which is tantamount to falsehood and sin.

As for the hadeeth quoted by Ed that Aa’Isha [may Allaah be pleasde with her] said to the Prophet, “How convenient that your God reveals verses that satisfy your desires”, the Arabic text is as follows: [ما أرى ربك إلا يسارع في هواك – I do not see except that your Lord hastens to fulfil your desires].

The word ‘Hawaa – desire’ can have both a praiseworthy and blameworthy meaning depending on the context it is used.

Example I: The word ‘Hawaa- Desire’ used in an unpraiseworthy manner. Allaah [The Exalted] stated:

[وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ اتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ بِغَيْرِ هُدًى مِنَ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ – And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people]. [Surah Al-Qasas. Aayah 50]

In the above verse, ‘Hawaa – desires’ is given a blameworthy meaning, because it is attributed to the one who follows his desires without guidance.

Example II: As for ‘Hawaa – Desire’ used in a praiseworthy manner, this can be found in a hadeeth reported by Imaam Muslim Number 1763 that after the battle of Badr, the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] consulted both AbuBakr and Umar [may Allaah be pleased with them] regarding the prisoners of war, so Umar suggested that they should be executed, but Abu Bakr suggested that they should be set free after ransom is taken on their behalf. Umar said: [ فَهَوِيَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَا قَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَلَمْ يَهْوَ مَا قُلْتُ – Fa Hawiya Rasoolul laahi- Allaah’s Messenger هَوِيَ – (with a Kasra on the letter وِ, meaning, the Prophet loved that and approved AbuBakr’s view and held it to be the best thing to do)] (8), and did not approve (or incline towards what I said). So, in this hadeeth ‘Hawaa’ is used in a praiseworthy manner, because indeed the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] never inclines towards anything unpraiseworthy.

As for the meaning of the hadeeth in Al-Bukhaari Number 4788 [ما أرى ربك إلا يسارع في هواك – I do not see except that your Lord hastens to fulfil your desires], Imaam An-Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said that the meaning this hadeeth is, “Your Lord has facilitate ease for you and granted you a lot of allowance in your affairs”. (9) Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr [may Allaah haved mercy upon him] said that the meaning of this hadeeth is: “Allaah brings about what you want without delay, reveals what you love and choose”. ((10)

In addition to this, Allaah [The Exalted] stated:
وَٱلنَّجۡمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ
مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمۡ وَمَا غَوَىٰ
وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ
إِنۡ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحۡىٌ۬ يُوحَىٰ

By the star when it goes down, (or vanishes). Your companion (Muhammad) has neither gone astray nor has erred. Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only an Inspiration that is inspired. [Surah An-Najm. Aayaat 1-4]

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Allaah [The Exalted] made it known that Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] is neither misguided nor ignorant, neither astray nor does he follow his desires, nor does he speak out of his own desires; rather he speaks based on the revelation that is sent down. (11)

This is the sound meaning of the hadeeth, therefore, no ambiguity, speculation or conjecture remains. How amazing indeed that Mr Husain quoted this hadeeth, whilst advocating freedom of speech and satire! Indeed, nothing else is excepted from those whose path is based on twisting texts, speculation and propagating conjecture, except speech that clearly opposes the authentic texts. Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said: “It is not permissible to transmit false and fabricated reports and then attribute them to the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]. That is because many amongst the people of misguidance and the people of desires fabricate narrations, utilise them as proof and declare them authentic when [such narrations] agree with their desires. As for when the authentic narrations oppose their desires, either they belie them or distort and explain them [in a manner other than what is intended by] their correct meanings. This is the state of affairs of Ahlud-Dalaal [the people misguidance] – they search for fabricated and false narrations and present them to the people and utilise them as proof if it agrees with their desires. As for the authentic narrations that oppose their desires, they either belie them or change them from their right places [i.e. give them a distorted interpretation]. This is the affair of Ahlud -Dalaal [the people of misguidance]. Likewise among the characteristics of a hypocrite is that he lies when he speaks; so do not speak to the people unless you are truthful [in what you say], and do not speak too much regarding the ahaadeeth in that which there is no benefit [i.e. do not narrate just for the sake of narrating] out of fear of falling into lies. The Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, “It is enough lying for a man to speak of everything that he hears”.(12)

Allaah [The Exalted] said: [[ وَإِنَّ كَثِيرً۬ا لَّيُضِلُّونَ بِأَهۡوَآٮِٕهِم بِغَيۡرِ عِلۡمٍ‌ۗ – And surely many do lead (mankind) astray by their own desires through lack of knowledge]. [6:119]

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Merely (utilising) a statement as proof [without guidance from Allaah] is tantamount to following desires.

Allaah [The Most High] said:

[ فَإِن لَّمۡ يَسۡتَجِيبُواْ لَكَ فَٱعۡلَمۡ أَنَّمَا يَتَّبِعُونَ أَهۡوَآءَهُمۡ‌ۚ وَمَنۡ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ ٱتَّبَعَ هَوَٮٰهُ بِغَيۡرِ هُدً۬ى مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ – But if they answer you not (i.e. do not believe in your doctrine of Islamic Monotheism, nor follow you), then know that they only follow their own lusts. And who is more astray than one who follows his own lusts, without guidance from Allah? [28:50]

And Allaah [The Most High] said to Dawud [alayhis-salaam]: [وَلَا تَتَّبِعِ ٱلۡهَوَىٰ فَيُضِلَّكَ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ – And follow not your desire for it will mislead you from the Path of Allah]. [38:26]

Allaah [The Most High] said:

[ فَإِن شَهِدُواْ فَلاَ تَشْهَدْ مَعَهُمْ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاء الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُواْ بِآيَاتِنَا وَالَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالآخِرَةِ وَهُم بِرَبِّهِمْ يَعْدِلُونَ – Then if they testify, testify not you (O Muhammad) with them. And you should not follow the vain desires of such as treat Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) as falsehoods, and such as believe not in the Hereafter, and they hold others as equal (in worship) with their Lord]. [6:150]

Allaah [The Most High] said:

[ قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَهۡلَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبِ لَا تَغۡلُواْ فِى دِينِڪُمۡ غَيۡرَ ٱلۡحَقِّ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوٓاْ أَهۡوَآءَ قَوۡمٍ۬ قَدۡ ضَلُّواْ مِن قَبۡلُ وَأَضَلُّواْ ڪَثِيرً۬ا وَضَلُّواْ عَن سَوَآءِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ -Say (O Muhammad): “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Exceed not the limits in your religion (by believing in something) other than the truth, and do not follow the vain desires of people who went astray in times gone by, and who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the Right Path. [5:77]

So whoever follows the desires of the people after [clarification of] the knowledge Allaah has revealed to His Messenger and the guidance which He clarified for His slaves, then he [i.e. such a person] has a similarity [to those regarded as followers of desires]. And due to this, the Salaf named Ahlul Bidah Wal Furqah [i.e the people of Bidah and Splitting]- those who oppose the Book and the Sunnah- ahlul ahwaa [the people of desires], because of the fact that they accept what they love and reject what they hate based on their desires without guidance from Allaah. (13)

Then Ed Husain stated: “Nasredin Hodja, a Muslim satirist entertained generations of people with his books of jokes and caricatures. For centuries, the Sufis mocked orthodox believers and their rituals. Blessed was blasphemy. We Muslims again need to learn to joke, to laugh more and accept that in the West, since the times of the ancient Greeks, mockery and theatre have been the norm. Islamists cannot and must not destroy this inheritance”. [End of quote]

Regardless what a person does to entertain the people, then indeed it cannot contradict the divine revelation – the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah. Joke is permissible as long as it neither involves joking about the religion nor belittling an authentic act of worship performed by a Muslim. That is because this type of joke is tantamount to major disbelief. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَلَٮِٕن سَأَلۡتَهُمۡ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا ڪُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلۡعَبُ‌ۚ قُلۡ أَبِٱللَّهِ وَءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَرَسُولِهِۦ كُنتُمۡ تَسۡتَہۡزِءُونَ
لَا تَعۡتَذِرُواْ قَدۡ كَفَرۡتُم بَعۡدَ إِيمَـٰنِكُمۡ‌ۚ

If you ask them (about this), they declare: “We were only talking idly and joking.” Say: “Was it at Allah, and His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger that you were mocking?” Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed. [Surah At-Tawbah. Aayah 65]

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “The affairs related to Divine Lordship, Prophethood, Revelation and the religion are sacred and are to be venerated. It impermissible disrespect them, either by mocking at them to make others laugh or to make fun at them. If anyone does that, he is an unbeliever, because this shows his disrespect towards Allaah and His Messengers, the Books and Divine Laws. Whoever does this must repent to Allaah, because it is a type of  hypocrisy. Therefore, the person must repent to Allaah, seek forgiveness, change his behaviour, nurture fear of Allaah [in his heart], venerate Allaah and have love for Allaah in his heart”.  (14)

There is nothing wrong with Jokes if they are based on truth and not sin, mockery and transgression. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Woe to the one who speaks to make people laugh and lies, woe to him, woe to him”. (15)

The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “A man may say something to make his companions laugh, and he will fall into Hell as far as the Pleiades because of it”. (16)

Al-Maawardee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated that Umar Ibn Abdil Azeez [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Beware of mockery, because it is foolishness that lead to malice”. (17)

As for Ed Husain’s statement,  “Blessed was blasphemy”. The word blessed used in this context can either mean pleasure or relief as welcome contrast to what one has previously experienced, or it is used in mild expressions of annoyance or exasperation – emphasizing that you are annoyed about something. Indeed, regardless the meaning intended by Ed Husain, he is reminded that the Muslim does not utilise freedom of speech to utter disbelief, sin or transgression.

As for Ed Husain’s statement: “We Muslims again need to learn to joke, to laugh more and accept that in the West, since the times of the ancient Greeks,  and mockery and theatre have been the norm”. [End of quote]

All praise and thanks be to Allaah, the upright Muslims strive to follow the path of the Messenger, because he is the only perfect example in all aspects of life. We laugh and joke within the guidelines of the divine revelation and we do not give any consideration to Ed Husain’s satanic suggestions. If mockery was the norm, then indeed neither was it the norm amongst the Messengers of Allaah nor their upright followers. Indeed, this is the level of deprivation Ed Husain has reached because he desires nothing but to appease the enemies of Allaah.

As for Ed Husain’s statement: “Islamists cannot and must not destroy this inheritance”. We have already addressed this affair regarding the term Islamist. See here: https://salaficentre.com/2022/12/06/islamist-and-islamic-fundamentalism-according-to-their-own-definitions/

As for this inheritance which Ed Husain has inherited, then what an evil inheritance indeed!  Allaah [The Exalted] said:

[إِنَّا نَحۡنُ نُحۡىِ ٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ وَنَڪۡتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُواْ وَءَاثَـٰرَهُمۡۚ وَكُلَّ شَىۡءٍ أَحۡصَيۡنَـٰهُ فِىٓ إِمَامٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬ – Verily, We give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them), and their traces, and that which they leave behind], and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book]. [Surah Yaaseen. Aayah 12]

[إِنَّا نَحۡنُ نُحۡىِ ٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ – Verily, We give life to the dead]- Meaning, We’ll resurrect them after their death to recompense them for their deeds]. (18)

[وَنَڪۡتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُواْ – and We record that which they send before (them)] – Meaning, good and evil, the deeds they did during their lifetime]. (19)

[وَءَاثَـٰرَهُمۡۚ and their traces]. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: That which they initiated of good or evil and thus they were followed by others after their death. (20)

Imaam Al-Aloosee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: That which they left behind of good deeds, such as the knowledge they taught people, books they wrote, land they gave as endowment or a building they built in the path of Allaah and other good deeds; or sins, such as establishment of laws [legislation, rules, regulations etc] that are tantamount to oppression and transgression, or setting up principles amongst the people that are tantamount to evil and corruption, and the evil Funoon [i.e. haraam professions, crafts etc] which they initiated and were revived after them by the corrupt people. (21)

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: It is the good and evil outcomes about which they were the cause of its occurrence during their life time and after their death, and those deeds that emanated from their statements, deeds and circumstances. Every good performed by one of the people due to the knowledge of the servant, his teaching and advice, or through enjoying good and forbidding evil, or knowledge he transmitted to the learners, or in a book which is benefitted from during his life and after his death, or a good deed, such as Salaah, Zakaat, Sadaqah or kindness based on which he was followed, or built a masjid or a place which the people benefit from and what is similar, it will be from the good outcomes that are written for him, and likewise are the evil outcomes. The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, “Whoever starts a good thing [i.e. something other than bidah and sin] and is followed by others, he will have his own reward and a reward equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in any way. Whoever starts a bad thing [i.e. a bidah, sin or something that opposes Islaam] and is followed by others, will bear the burden of his own sin and a burden equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in any way”. [Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2675]

This subject matter makes clear to you the lofty station of calling to the path of Allaah, guidance to His path through every means and path that leads to it; and the lowly status of the caller to evil and a leader in it, and that he is the most degraded human being, one who has committed the severest crime and the greatest sin. (22)

Indeed, we are commanded to follow the middle path – neither the path of the Khaarijites – terrorists (ISIS and their ilk) nor the path of those who have fallen into extreme negligence, such as Ed Husain. This negligence is expected from those inclined towards the calamity of the philosophers, as Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah preserve him] said, “As for the two innovated paths [i.e. the destructive paths to seeking knowledge], one of them is the path of the people of innovated theological speech and views, for indeed there is much falsehood in this. Many of its people become negligent in the deeds commanded by Allaah and His Messenger, so they remain upon corruption in knowledge and deeds. These people stray towards false Judaism”. (23)

Finally, indeed Ed Husain has uttered clear falsehood. Instead of using the divine text to enjoin good and forbid evil, he utilises conjecture and ambiguity to justify his intense desire for a freedom of speech that led him to promote heretical philosophers and comedians, as well as seeking to appease secularists.

To be continued InShaaAllaah


[1] Reported by Tirmidhee Number 2407: Chapter: What has been reported concerning preservation of the tongue] [Hadeeth Delared Hasan By Imaam Albaani]

[2] Saheeh al-bukhaari, Book of Ar-Riqaaq, Vol 8, page: 263. Hadeeth Number: 6474

[3] Al-Hulalul Ibreeziyyah Min At-Taliqaat Al-Baaziyyah Alaa Saheeh al-Bukhari. Vol 4. Page:244. Footnote:2

[4] Siyar: 7/368 NB: The translation of the word Al-Wara as apprehensive fear was taken from one of Ustaadh Amjad’s Rafiq’s (may Allaah preserve him) translations

[5] Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam:page:145

[6]An Excerpt from ‘Sharh Aqeedah As-Salaf Ashaab Al-Hadeeth’ pages 301-304′. slightly paraphrased

[7] Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam: page: 155

[8] Sharh Saheeh Muslim By Imaam An-Nawawi. 12/74

[9] Sharh Saheeh Muslim 10/49

[10] Fat’hul Baaree 8/668. Publisher: Daarus Salaam. 1st Edition 1431AH (2000)]

[11] An Excerpt from Al-Jawaabus Saheeh Liman Baddala Deenul Maseeh. 1/26-30. Slightly paraphrased

[12] An Excerpt from ‘It’haaf At-Tullaab Bi-Sharhi Mandhoomah Al-Aadaab’ page 103’. Slightly paraphrased

[13] An Excerpt from Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 4/189-190. slightly paraphrased

[14] Al-Majmoo’ Ath-Thameen, 1/63

[15] Narrated by Abu Dawood 4990

[16] Silsilah As-Saheehah 2/78

[17] Adab Ad-Dunya Wad-Deen 1/310

[18 & 19] An Excerpt from Tafseer As-Sadi. Daar Ibn Hazm. 1st edition 1424AH (2003). Slightly paraphrased

[20] An Excerpt from Badaa’i at-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim 2/358. Daar Ibn Al-Jawziy 1431AH. Slightly paraphrased

[21] An Excerpt from Roohul Ma’aanee 12/325. Daar Al-Fikr. 1417AH (1997). Slightly paraphrased

[22] An Excerpt from Tafseer As-Sadi. Daar Ibn Hazm. 1st Edition 1424AH (2003). Slightly paraphrased

[23]Al-Mukhtaaraat Al-Bahiyyah Min Kutub Shaikhil Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. 290-291. Slightly paraphrased

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