Does Muhammad Al Issa – (a Saudi Caller to Clear Error at Muslim World League) – Deserve a Rebuttal? Section 1

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Be3stower of Mercy.

Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people, but He takes it away by taking away death of the religious scholars till none of the scholars remains alive. Then the people will take ignorant ones as their leaders, who, when asked to deliver religious verdicts, will issue them without knowledge, the result being that they will go astray and will lead others astray”. [Bukhari and Muslim]

Al-Haafidh Al-Qurtubiy [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated in Al-Mufhim, “This text (proves) that indeed the disappearance of knowledge will not be by way of its removal from the hearts [of the people]; but [its disappearance] will be through the death of the scholars; [then] the ignorant people will remain- those who will occupy the place of the scholars in the [field] of giving verdicts and teaching. They will teach and give verdicts based on ignorance, so ignorance will spread and become manifest”. So, if the Sound Sunni knowledge is taken away, then acting upon it will be taken away; is that not the case? When ignorance manifests, acting upon it will become manifest; so both knowledge and acting upon [Knowledge] will disappear, ignorance will manifest and acting upon [ignorance] will become widespread just as Al-Haafidh Al-Qurtubiy (may Allaah have mercy upon him] clarified in Al-Mufhim. (1)

The Believer Is Commanded to Know The Truth and Its Opposite, And to Keep Away From The Callers to Misguidance

Hudhaifah Bin Al-Yamaan [may Allaah be pleased with him] said: “People used to ask Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times fearing lest they overtake me. I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! We were in a state of pre-Islamic ignorance and evil, and then Allaah brought us this good [time through Islam], is there any evil time after this good one?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ I asked, ‘Will there be a good time again after that evil?’ He said, ‘Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil.’ I asked, ‘What will be the evil hidden therein?’ He said, ‘[That time will witness the rise of] the people who will follow ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know [their] good points as well as [their] bad points.’ I asked, ‘Will there be an evil time after this good one?’ He said, ‘Yes. [A time will come] when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whosoever responds to their call they will throw them into the fire.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Describe them for us.’ He said, ‘They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! What do you suggest if I happen to live in that time?’ He said, ‘You should stick to the main body of the Muslims and their leader.’ I said, ‘If they have no [such thing as the] main body and have no leader?’ He said, ‘Separate yourself from all these factions, though you may have to eat the roots of trees [in a jungle] until death comes to you and you are in this state.’’’ [Bukhari and Muslim…. The wording of the above is that of Imaam Muslim]

In his explanation of the above hadeeth, al-Allaamah Saalih Al-Fawzaan [may Alaah preserve him] said: [The callers to evil] do not say to the people, ‘’Come to the fire!!’’ They say, ‘’Come to Paradise, these are the actions of the people of Paradise, this is good, this is development, this is rectification, this is and this is….’’ and they beautify that for the people. Therefore, the Muslims must be cautious of these people. Indeed, they have become numerous in this era, and Allaah knows best whether they will increase in the future.

They may be facilitated with tools [of misguidance] which were not possessed by the previous callers to misguidance and are given firm support through such (tools), and this misguidance will rapidly reach the people. The suggestion of the seducer and the falsifier will be adorned and made to appear as something good to the people in any place, whilst it is something evil. This is the height of fitnah.

‘’Whosoever responds to their call will be thrown into the fire. ‘’WHOEVER RESPONDS TO THEM’’: by complying, believing and assisting them, will be thrown into the fire. As for those who does not comply with them, opposes and openly rejects what they are upon, then indeed they will not harm him. Allaah said in the Qur’aan: [وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّاكُمْ بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ – ‘’And verily this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Muttaqoon (pious)]. [6:153]

The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] whilst explaining this ayah drew a straight line and said, ‘’this is the path of Allaah.” Then he drew lines to the left and right (of this straight line) and said, ‘’ these are the other paths, and on every path is a devil calling the people to it’’ (Ahmad 1/435)

This is a description of the callers to misguidance, their methodologies and objectives. It has been thoroughly illustrated for us that indeed whatever opposes the Straight Path is a path leading to Jahannam, and whoever abandons the Straight Path is heading towards the Jahannam, even if he regards himself civilized, progressive and open minded. (2)

One Must Increase In Knowledge When Deviation Increases

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah preserve him] said, “It is obligated on the people of truth to exercise patience and increase in adhering to this religion of truth. Whenever the desires become abundant, it becomes necessary to increase in acquainting (oneself) with the truth and adhering to it, as the Messenger (alayhis salaatu was-salaam) said: ‘The one who lives long amongst you will see a lot of differences, so upon you is that you follow my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khulafaa. Bite onto it with your molar teeth (i.e. hold onto it firmly) and beware of newly invented matters (in the religion), for every newly invented matter (in the religion) is a bidah and every bidah is misguidance.’” (3)

Adhere to The Path of The Salaf And Be Warned Against The Treacherous People Who Will Come After Them

The Prophet [peace abd blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: ‘’The best of the people are those living in my generation, then those who will follow the latter and then those who come after them. Then there will come after them people who will be treacherous and will not be trustworthy, they will bear witness without being asked to do so, and they will vow, but will never fulfil their vows, and fatness will appear among them’’.

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah preserve him] said: ‘’They give false testimony, act treacherously and deceitfully. They behave in a very sinful manner and follow evil desires, except those whom Allaah safeguards amongst the Taa’ifatul Mansoorah [i.e. the aided group of Muslims upon the straight path] – those whom Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] praised. Therefore, it is obligated on us to acquire knowledge for the sake of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] and act upon it. Ignorance is a deadly disease and knowledge is a weapon that will destroy you if you do not act upon it, and Allaah’s refuge is sought. (4)

Response to Muhammad Al-Issa and His Blind Followers at Arabnews

[1] Arab News Hides Behind Personality at Muslim World League – (Dr. Mohammed Al Issa) – to Distort Islam

[2] Arab News Hides Behind Personality at Muslim World League – (Dr. Mohammed Al Issa) – to Distort Islam

[3] Arab News Hides Behind Personality at Muslim World League – (Dr. Mohammed Al Issa) – to Distort Islam

[4] Arab News Hides Behind Personality at Muslim World League – (Dr. Mohammed Al Issa) – to Distort Islam

[5] Final Advice to Wannabe Reformists at Arab News Before We Dedicate Specific Articles to Some False and Ridiculous Views of Dr Mohammed Al-Issa

Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said:

Al-Allaamah Saalih Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] says: “It is not permissible to remain silent about the likes of these people (i.e. the callers to misguidance), but unfortunately if someone comes and responds to the likes of these people, they (i.e. some people) say ‘You are hasty, you are, you are; this does not deserve a response (or refutation); had you been silent about him, his affair would not have became well-known’, and other whispers. This (objection) will not make the people of knowledge forsake (their responsibility) to clarify the evil of these callers to misguidance to the people”.

To be continued InShaaAllaah

[Ref 1: Source: Al-Hajr Fee Daw-il Kitaab Was-Sunnah Wa Fahm Salaf Al-Ummah. page: 15-16. By Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhaari]
[Ref 2:’,-In%20this%20is&text=%5BA%20person%5D%20should%20not%20lose,guidance%20and%20a%20clear%20Religion ]
[Ref 3: Majmoo 14/294]
[Ref 4: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm pages 268-270]
Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi Saalih Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said:

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