[3] Fighting extremism with extreme negligence! Ed Husain’s Distractive Ruse

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

Allah [The Exalted] stated about the hypocrites:

ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقُونَ وَٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقَـٰتُ بَعۡضُهُم مِّنۢ بَعۡضٍ۬‌ۚ يَأۡمُرُونَ بِٱلۡمُنڪَرِ وَيَنۡہَوۡنَ عَنِ ٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَيَقۡبِضُونَ أَيۡدِيَہُمۡ‌ۚ نَسُواْ ٱللَّهَ فَنَسِيَہُمۡ‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقِينَ هُمُ ٱلۡفَـٰسِقُونَ
وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقِينَ وَٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقَـٰتِ وَٱلۡكُفَّارَ نَارَ جَهَنَّمَ خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيہَا‌ۚ هِىَ حَسۡبُهُمۡ‌ۚ وَلَعَنَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ وَلَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ۬ مُّقِيمٌ۬

The hypocrites, men, and women, are from one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief and polytheism of all kinds and all that Islam has forbidden), and forbid (people) from Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and they close their hands [from giving (spending in Allah’s Cause) alms, etc.]. They have forgotten Allah, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). Allah has promised the hypocrites; men and women, and the disbelievers, the Fire of Hell, therein shall they abide. It will suffice them. Allah has cursed them and for them is the lasting torment. [Surah At-Tawbah. Aayaat 67-68]

Allah [The Exalted] stated about the believers:

وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتُ بَعۡضُهُمۡ أَوۡلِيَآءُ بَعۡضٍ۬‌ۚ يَأۡمُرُونَ بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَيَنۡهَوۡنَ عَنِ ٱلۡمُنكَرِ وَيُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَيُؤۡتُونَ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَيُطِيعُونَ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ سَيَرۡحَمُهُمُ ٱللَّهُ‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ۬
وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِهَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيہَا وَمَسَـٰكِنَ طَيِّبَةً۬ فِى جَنَّـٰتِ عَدۡنٍ۬‌ۚ وَرِضۡوَٲنٌ۬ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ أَڪۡبَرُ‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلۡفَوۡزُ ٱلۡعَظِيمُ

The believers, men, and women are Auliya’ (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); they perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. Allah has promised to the believers -men and women, – Gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein forever, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of ‘Adn (Eden Paradise). But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allah. That is the supreme success. [Surah At-Tawbah. Aayaat 71-72]

Ed Husain stated, “The only people to blame for rape are rapists. A woman should be allowed to walk naked if she chooses”. Indeed, Ed Husain is bereft of the robust and beautiful clarification passed down from the upright and devout leaders of the Ummah, rather, he has disregarded the Messenger’s hadith by openly condoning evil. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said: “Verily, among the statements people obtained from the Prophets, is that: If you feel no shame, do as you wish”. [Ṣaḥeeh Al-Bukhaaree 3483]

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen [may Allah have mercy upon him] said: The meaning of the Prophet’s statement, “If you have no shame, then do as you please” has two interpretations: one of them is that you shouldn’t do anything—whether it has to do with Shariah or custom —if it will make you feel ashamed of yourself. If you want to carry out a deed, consider whether you would be ashamed of it in light of Shariah or custom, (I) then don’t do it. If it is something you don’t feel ashamed of in light of Shariah or custom, then do it. The second interpretation is that a man without shame will do whatever he wants and doesn’t give a damn. As a result, you can find a person without shame doing things that other people blame him for, and he doesn’t give a damn about other people blaming him because he has no sense of shame. These two interpretations are both correct. [paraphrased] (1)

Unquestionably, no matter how nude a woman is, a man can never justify raping her; however, publicly supporting the idea that a woman should be permitted to be nude is a crime in the Sight of Allah. Indeed, we do have the ability to openly declare that Islam condemns it or, at the very least, to despise it in our hearts, despite the fact that none of us has the power to put an end to this evil. However, Ed Husain openly declares that a woman should be permitted to be naked. Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah preserve him] said, “It has been reported in an authentic hadeeth -in Saheeh Al Bukhaari and Saheeh Muslim- that ‘A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and thrown into the Fire, then his intestines will spill forth in the Fire and he will go around it as a donkey goes around a millstone. The people of Hell will gather around him and will say: O So and so! What is the matter with you; did you not use to enjoin good and forbid evil? He will say: Yes, I used to enjoin good, but did not do it; and I used to forbid evil and did it [i.e. commit the evil I used to forbid’. [Al-Bukhaari 3267 & Muslim 2989]

Indeed, there might be someone worse than this man because he (i.e. the person worse than the man mentioned in this Hadeeth) encourages evil and forbids good, so what would be his situation?! (1.1)

Indeed, the former Hizb Tahreer zealot Ed Husain has transformed into a goon for the secularists to the point where he has come to endorse egregious evil in this modesty-related affair. Ed is also reminded that Allah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Some women are clothed but naked, inclining to evil and seducing with it. They will not enter Paradise, nor smell its fragrance, even though it can be found from a distance of five hundred years of travel”. (2)

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen [may Allah have mercy upon him] said, This has been explained to mean that they will wear short clothes that don’t cover the areas of the body one is required to cover [i.e., a woman’s complete body is to be covered aside from the face and hands]. It has been explained that this means they would dress in revealing attire that allows others to glimpse the woman’s skin. And it has been explained that it means they will wear tight clothes that cover the body but reveals the parts that lead to temptation through women. (3)

In reference to the statement, “They will not enter Paradise, nor smell its fragrance, even though it can be found from a distance of five hundred years of travel”, Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The sinners [i.e. those who die whilst committing sins lesser than Shirk] are under the will of Allaah. If Allah so wishes, He may immediately punish them, pardon them, or enters them into hell for some time and paradise thereafter, just as Allaah said:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِۦ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ

Indeed, Allāh does not forgive that partners are set up for Him (and worshipped alongside Him, the gravest of sins) but He forgives whatever is less than that of (all types of sin) for whomever He wills. (4)


Footnote I: Customs: Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allah have mercy upon him] said: Every Muslim has a duty to not rely on custom but rather to bring their actions for judgment in accordance with the pure Shariah. Accordingly, whatever the Shariah affirms is lawful, and everything it does not affirm is forbidden. People’s customs are not a valid way to judge if something is lawful (in the Sight of Allah). Whatever Allah and His Messenger made permissible is permissible, and whatever they forbid, then it is obligatory to abandon it even if it is a common practise among the people. All the customs of the people in their countries or tribes must be brought before Allah’s Book and His Messenger’s Sunnah for judgement. [Majmoo Al-Fataawas 6/510]

Allaah Warns Against Extremism And Negligence By Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allah preserve him]

Ref 1: https://binothaimeen.net/content/9241

هذا الحديث أن هذا الكلام إذا لم تستحِ فاصنع ما شئت كان من الآثار السابقة الموروثة عن الأنبياء السابقين، ومعنى قوله: إذا لم تستحِ فاصنع ما شئت وجهان؛ أي أن له معنيين؛ أحدهما أنك لا تصنع شيئاً إلا إذا كان هذا الشيء لا يوقعك فيما يستحيا منه سواءٌ كان من قبل الشرع، أو من قبل العادة؛ يعني أنك إذا أردت أن تفعل فعلاً، فانظر هل هذا الفعل مما يستحيا منه شرعاً أو عادة؛ فلا تفعله أو مما لا يستحيا منه شرعاً أو عادة فافعله، هذا معنى المعنى الثاني أن الرجل الذي لا حياء عنده يصنع ما شاء، ولا يبالي، فتجد الإنسان الذي ليس عنده حياء يصنع ما يلومه الناس عليه، ولا يبالي بلوم الناس؛ لأنه لا حياء عنده، وكلا المعنيين صحيح، فالإنسان الذي لا حياء عنده تجده يفعل كل شيء، ولا يهتم بلوم الناس، ولا بانتقادهم؛ لأنه لا حياء عنده، أو المعنى الثاني الذي يحتمله الحديث؛ أن الإنسان الحي هو الذي لا يصنع شيئاً إلا إذا علم أنه لا يستحيا منه نعم

Ref 1.1: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Pages 270-271

Ref 2: Al-Muwaṭṭa 1694]

Ref 3: Fataawaa Shaikh Muhammad Bin Uthaymeen. 2/825

Ref 4: https://www.binbaz.org.sa/noor/2527%5D

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