In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Ed Husain wrote – on 23 October 2011 in the independent newspaper: For the Nobel Prize winning novelist Wole Soyinka, the unwillingness to confront Arab racism is rooted in the role of Arabs in the slave trade. “Arabs and Islam are guilty of the cultural and spiritual savaging of the Continent,” he writes. The Ethiopian academic Mekuria Bulcha estimates that Arab traders sold 17 million Africans to the Middle East and Asia between the sixth and twentieth centuries. Yet, there is an almost total reluctance on the part of Arab intellectuals to examine their central role in slavery, past or present. Any attempt to confront persistent Arab racism is shouted down by appeals to Arab/African solidarity against the neo-colonialist West, a sentiment that seldom moves beyond slogans. Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, a member of the senior council of Wahhabi clerics responsible for writing Saudi school text books, states: “Slavery is part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam. It has not been abolished.” [End of quote]
Indeed, the above statement is a vile attempt to portray Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] as a racist; but what is even more evil is the sophistry utilised to hide the true reality of slavery in Islam. Indeed, this is the reality of lying because in reality “Lying is to transmit news of something in opposition to the true state of affairs. This transmission of news is not limited to speech, rather it can be through action, such as making an indication with one’s hand or nodding one’s head and it can be through silence. It is said that the liar is a thief, because the thief deceives you with regards to your wealth and the liar deceives you with regards to your intellect”. [Adabud Dunyaa Wad Deen. Pg 262]
Therefore, we present to you a robust response by Shaikh Abdul Waahid [Abu Khadeejah (may Allaah preserve him)] regarding Islam’s Unapologetic Position On Slavery: https://video.link/w/Qbaub https://video.link/w/lUZtb
After listening to above clarification by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah, one realizes the fraud of the pretenders in this subject matter. Mr Husain is greatly in need of a heart that is revived – by the Tawfeeq of Allaah – through the admonitions of the upright scholars, as Imaam Ahmad Bin Hanbal [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “All praise and thanks be to Allaah – Who, in every era and interval between the Prophets- raises a group from the people of Knowledge, who call the misguided to guidance, patiently bearing ill treatment and harm. With the Book of Allaah, they give life to the dead [i.e. hearts killed by misguidance etc] and through Allaah’s Light [i.e. guidance] they give sight [i.e. guidance] to the blind. How many a person killed by Iblees [i.e. misguided] have they revived! How many deviated people and wandering have they guided! How beautiful their effect has been on the people and how vile people have been towards them! They expel from the Book of Allaah the alterations of those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the liars and the false interpretations of the ignorant ones – those who uphold the banner of religious innovation and unleash trials and discord, differing about the Book [i.e. The Qur’aan], opposing the Book and agree upon opposing the Book. They speak about Allaah and His Book without knowledge, argue about what is ambiguous in the Book and deceive the ignorant masses with such ambiguities. We seek refuge in Allaah from the trials of the misguided ones”. [Ar-Radd ‘alal-Jahmiyyah. page 2]
Regarding Mr Husain’s statement, “Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, a member of the senior council of Wahhabi clerics…” this indeed manifests his ignorance, because only an ignoramus utilises the word Wahhabi. Visit link By Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah preserve him]: http://www.wahhabis.com/authors/Abu.Iyaad.cfm
Ed Husain is one of the pretenders in knowledge and one who utters statement to defame one of the upright scholars in our era, because his path is nothing but bidah and philosophy, as well as praising heretical philosophers, such as the likes of Al-Farabi and Ibn Sina. May Allaah guide Ed Husain or expose his falsehood, as Imaam Ibn Asaakir [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Know O my brother! May Allaah grant us and you His Pleasure and make us from those who have awe and fear of Him as He should be feared. Indeed, the flesh of the scholars is poisonous and Allaah’s way of disclosing the hidden affairs of those who diminish their worth is well known”. [Tabyeen Kadhib Al-Muftaree Fee Maa Nusiba Ilal-Imaam Abil Hasan Al-Ash’aree: page 29]
To be continued InShaaAllaah