Author: Abdullah Jallow

Cautioning The Complacent Elder and Arrogant (or Self-amazed) Youth!

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

Cautioning The Elder Who Suddenly Becomes Complacent, Short-sighted and Weak In Understanding – After Years of Adherence to The Sunnah – Due to An Absence of Continuous Learning

Allaah [The Most High] said:

أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَا نَزَلَ مِنَ الْحَقِّ وَلَا يَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلُ فَطَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ ۖ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ

Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe to be affected by Allah’s Reminder, and that which has been revealed of the truth, lest they become as those who received the Scripture, and the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened? And many of them were Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). [Soorah Al-Hadeed: Ayah: 16]

[ وَلَا يَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلُ فَطَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ ۖ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ – Lest they become as those who received the Scripture, and the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened]: Imaam As-Sa’di [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “Meaning, do not be like those to whom Allaah revealed the book, which obligates – on the hearts – humility and complete submission; but they neither preserved (the scripture) nor were they firm on it; rather the term was prolonged for them whilst they continued upon heedlessness, so their Imaan dwindled and their certainty ceased. Therefore, at all times the hearts are in need of a reminder of that which Allaah has revealed and speech about its wisdom. It is not permissible to be heedless of that, for indeed that is a cause for the hardening of the hearts…. (1)

Cautioning The Studious Youth Who Becomes Self-amazed After Acquiring Some Knowledge

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khalee [may Allaah preserve him] stated: If you sense that your soul is inclined towards showing off to the people and bragging about knowledge, then turn to Allaah, lower and humble yourself in His presence, ask Him to grant you sincerity and to save you from shaytaan – to save you from his whispers and plots. One of the scholars said, “Indeed, it is extremely difficult [upon a person] whose enemy can see him, but he cannot see him.” He [i.e. this scholar] said this when he explained the statement of Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted] about shaytaan and his armies: [إِنَّهُ ۥ يَرَٮٰكُمۡ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ ۥ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا تَرَوۡنَہُمۡ‌ۗ – Verily, he and (his soldiers from the jinns or his tribe) see you from where you cannot see them]. [Surah Al-A’raaf’ Aayah 27]

He [i.e. that scholar] said, ‘’By Allaah! Indeed, it’s a bitter feud and extreme difficulty [for the one] whose enemy can see him, but he cannot see him, except for the one whom Allaah safeguards’’- meaning: This enemy is more dangerous than the army you can see that has troops and strength. This hidden enemy – whom you cannot see – is extreme difficulty and will destroy you whilst you are unaware and unable to see him. We ask Allaah for well-being. (2)

The Shaikh also said: If the (desire for pride or haughtiness) comes to him, whilst he in the path of (seeking knowledge or engaged in an affair related) to knowledge, then it is obligated on him to place his nafs under the feet (i.e. humble himself). It is obligatory to humble this arrogant (haughty) nafs whilst one is in the path of seeking knowledge. Allaah hates the haughty people. [إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ – Truly, He (Allaah) likes not the proud]. [Surah An-Nahl’ Aayah 23] (3)

Al-Allaamah Haafidh Al-Hakami [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “And self-amazement, be warned against it. Indeed, self-amazement shovels away the deeds of the amazed one in its violent torrent”.

He [Al-Haafidh Al-Hakami] likened Self-amazement to the violent torrent that destroys everything in front of it. When a person is afflicted with the disease of self-amazement, all his righteous deeds are shovelled away and nothing remains of it. Al-Haafidh Al-Mundhiree reported in his book At-Targheeb Wat-Tarheeb under the chapter Tarheeb Min Ad-Dawee Fil Ilmi Wal Qur’aan that the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “A people will appear who will recite the Qur’an and say, ‘Who recites (better) than us? Who knows more than us? Who has more understanding than us?’ Then the Prophet said to his companions, ‘Is there any good from these people?’ They said, ‘Allaah and His Messenger know best’. The Prophet said, ‘These ones are from you, from this Ummah, and they are fuel for the fire’”. [Imaam Al-Albaanee declared this hadeeth “Hasan Li-Ghayrihee in Saheeh At-Targheeb Wat-Tarheeb: Number: 135]

When self-amazement afflicts the student of knowledge, it drags him towards pride – exalting himself above the people, raising himself above the slaves of Allaah and exaltedness in the earth. And it has been reported in a hadeeth from the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] who said: ‘’The one who has an atom’s weight of pride in his heart will not enter Jannah. (4)

“Knowledge (wages) war against the arrogant youth just as flood battles against an elevated place”.

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: An arrogant youth is not able to acquire knowledge because knowledge [wages] war against him, ‘Just as flood battles against an elevated place’. This is true because an elevated place is approached by the flood – from right and left – to rise above it, but is unable to settle on it. (5)


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from ‘Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan’. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 55-57. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. page 219. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 4: Sharh Mandhoomah Al-Mimiyah Fil-Wasaayaa Wal-Aadaab Al-Ilmiyyah- by Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq al-Badr. page: 96-97. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 5: Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ page 40. slightly paraphrased]

Some Excellent Characteristics and Virtues of The Islamic Religion – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 10]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

What the Islamic Sharee’ah brought regarding prescribed punishments and their different types depending on the severity of the crimes: crimes and transgressions committed against Allaah’s rights and the rights of Allaah’s servants are among the greatest acts of wrong doing that violates social order as well as the religious and worldly affairs. So, Allaah legislated punishments for crimes as a deterrent and lessen its burdens through capital punishment, flogging and various types of punishments. All of them have benefits – specific and general affairs of public welfare by way of which the sensible person knows the excellence of the Sharee’ah, and that evils cannot be fully resisted and repelled, except through the Sharee’ah punishments, which Allaah prescribed for different crimes depending on how prevalent, rare, severe or less severe they are. (1) [End of quote]

Read here: Sharī’ah Law and its place in Islam (Ethics 1.2) – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://abukhadeejah.com/educate-yourself-ethics-1-2-shariah-redstone-academy/

One of The Many Noble Reasons Behind Capital Punishment

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيۡكُمُ ٱلۡقِصَاصُ فِى ٱلۡقَتۡلَى‌ۖ ٱلۡحُرُّ بِٱلۡحُرِّ وَٱلۡعَبۡدُ بِٱلۡعَبۡدِ وَٱلۡأُنثَىٰ بِٱلۡأُنثَىٰ‌ۚ فَمَنۡ عُفِىَ لَهُ ۥ مِنۡ أَخِيهِ شَىۡءٌ۬ فَٱتِّبَاعُۢ بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَأَدَآءٌ إِلَيۡهِ بِإِحۡسَـٰنٍ۬‌ۗ ذَٲلِكَ تَخۡفِيفٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّكُمۡ وَرَحۡمَةٌ۬‌ۗ فَمَنِ ٱعۡتَدَىٰ بَعۡدَ ذَٲلِكَ فَلَهُ ۥ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬
وَلَكُمۡ فِى ٱلۡقِصَاصِ حَيَوٰةٌ۬ يَـٰٓأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَتَّقُونَ

O you who believe! Al-Qisas (the Law of Equality in punishment) is prescribed for you in case of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But if the killer is forgiven by the brother (or the relatives, etc.) of the killed against blood money, then adhering to it with fairness and payment of the blood money, to the heir should be made in fairness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. So after this whoever transgresses the limits (i.e. kills the killer after taking the blood money), he shall have a painful torment. And there is (a saving of) life for you in Al-Qisas (the Law of Equality in punishment), O men of understanding, that you may become pious. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Verses 178-179]

Ash-Shaybaan reported from Qataadah who said: Among the people of the pre-Islamic era were those who transgressed and followed shaytaan. If a person had strength and a great number of supporters, and a slave of theirs is murdered by a slave of another people, then out of wanting to show their superior strength, they would say, ‘We shall not kill (by way of revenge) except a free person amongst them’. And if a woman kills another woman from another tribe, they said, ‘We shall not kill (by way of revenge) except a man amongst them’”. So, Allaah revealed this Aayah.

And regarding the statement: [وَلَكُمۡ فِى ٱلۡقِصَاصِ حَيَوٰةٌ۬ يَـٰٓأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَتَّقُونَ – And there is (a saving of) life for you in Al-Qisas (the Law of Equality in punishment), O men of understanding, that you may become pious], Az-Zujaaj said, “If a man knows that he’ll be killed if he murders someone, he will refrain from murder and thus both his life and that of others are preserved. [An Excerpt from Zaadul Maseer Fee Ilmit Tafseer. By Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah)]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] said: He refrains from killing out of loving and giving precedence to his own life, so there is preservation of his life and the life of the one he wants to murder. Also when a man killed another man from another family or tribe, the family or tribe of the victim killed everyone they could find from the family, tribe and city district of the murderer, and in this there was overwhelming corruption and destruction, so Allaah legislated the law of equality in punishment and so that none else is killed except the one who committed murder. This preserved the lives of murderer’s relatives and the people of his city. [An Excerpt from Miftaah Daar As-Sa’aadah 431-432. Slightly paraphrased]

Imaam As-Sadi [rahimahullaah] said: By way of it [i.e. the law of equity in punishment] life is preserved and the misguided ones who exit the confines of justice are restrained. And when others witness a murderer being executed [i.e. by the government], they will take heed and refrain from the crime of murder. So, if the punishment against a murderer was other than killing him [by way of capital punishment], the evil act of murder would not have been prevented. This is the case regarding all the prescribed punishments of the Sharee’ah, because they contain a means of prevention which shows the perfect Wisdom of The All-Wise , the Oft-Forgiving. And Allaah specifically mentioned life in this Aayah as emphasis and exaltation. And when it is the case that none knows the reality of this ruling except the people of sound intellect and strong understanding, Allaah addressed them specifically. [An Excerpt from Tafseer as-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased]

Ruling By Other Than What Allaah Has Revealed: A Treatise on Ruling by Other than What Allaah has Revealed- By Shaikh `Abdus-Salam al-Burjis [may Allaah have mercy upon him]: http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=MNJ05&articleID=MNJ050003&pfriend=

Believer’s Bahaviour Towards Muslim Rulers: https://salaficentre.com/2021/02/10/believers-bahaviour-towards-muslim-rulers-advise-given-in-private-supplicate-for-them-and-refrain-from-rebellion-so-beware-of-spiteful-foreign-instigators-and-some-dangerous-social-media-networ/

Our Responsibilities Whilst Living in a Society That Rules By Secular Laws

Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] said: Although Muslims in Britain are subject to British law and the British legal system, Sharī’ah tribunals are allowed in certain areas as an alternative way of resolving disputes. These are aimed at resolving commercial, civil and matrimonial disputes to the satisfaction of both sides. Sharī’ah Law is based upon the Qur’ān and Sunnah, and judgements are made in accordance to these two sources. Only those well-versed with the Religion and jurisprudence (rulings in law) are permitted to judge in Sharī’ah matters. Read more here: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/educate-yourself-ethics-1-2-shariah-redstone-academy/

NB: Shaikh Abu Khadeejah stated, “Muslims in Britain are subject to British law and the British legal system”. Therefore, one must be well aware of this fact and distance himself from the Takfeeris and those who take the law into their own hands. One must pay close attention to the fact – out of fear of Allaah and the last Day – that it is obligated on us to behave well towards our non-Muslim fellow citizens and fulfil our covenants. Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] stated: Likewise I invite you to have respect for those people who have the right that they should be respected, from those between you and whom there is an agreement (of protection) [i.e. Non-Muslims]. For the land which you are living is such that there is an agreement between you and them. If this were not the case they would have killed you or expelled you. So preserve this agreement, and do not prove treacherous to it, since treachery is a sign of the hypocrites, and it is not from the way of the Believers. And know that it is authentically reported from the Prophet that he said : “Whoever kills one who is under an agreement of protection will not smell the fragrance of Paradise.” Do not be fooled by those sayings of the foolish people: those who say: ‘Those people are Non-Muslims, so their wealth is lawful for us [i.e. to misappropriate or take by way of murder and killing].’ For by Allaah – this is a lie. A lie about Allaah’s Religion, and a lie in Islamic societies.

O my brothers. O youth. O Muslims. Be truthful in your buying and selling, and renting, and leasing, and in all mutual transactions. Because truthfulness is from the characteristics of the Believers, and Allaah – the Most High – has commanded truthfulness – in the saying of Allaah – the Most High – “O you who believe – fear and keep you duty to Allaah and be with the truthful.”

And the Prophet encouraged truthfulness and said : “Adhere to truthfulness, because truthfulness leads to goodness, and goodness leads to Paradise; and a person will continue to be truthful, and strive to be truthful until he will be written down with Allaah as a truthful person“.

And he warned against falsehood, and said : “Beware of falsehood, because falsehood leads to wickedness, and wickedness leads to the Fire. And a person will continue lying, and striving to lie until he is written down with Allaah as a great liar.”

O my brother Muslims. O youth. Be true in your sayings with your brothers, and with those Non-Muslims whom you live along with – so that you will be inviters to the Religion of Islaam, by your actions and in reality. So how many people there are who first entered into Islaam because of the behaviour and manners of the Muslims, and their truthfulness, and their being true in their dealings. [Salafipublications.com]

Must Read: Living With Non-Muslims With Fine Conduct:

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/
https://www.abukhadeejah.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Living-with-Non-Muslims.pdf

Alliance with the non-Muslims is of two types – misunderstanding this affair leads people astray
https://www.abukhadeejah.com/having-alliance-with-the-non-muslims-is-of-two-types-misunderstanding-this-affair-leads-people-astray/

Treaties With The Non-Muslims: Is it Allegiance? Is it Apostasy?
https://www.abukhadeejah.com/treaties-with-the-non-muslims-do-they-necessitate-allegiance/

The Prophet of Islam would not kill diplomats, ambassadors, emissaries or foreign delegations even if they were sent by the worst of his enemies
https://www.abukhadeejah.com/the-prophet-of-islam-would-not-kill-diplomats-ambassadors-emissaries-or-foreign-delegations-even-if-they-were-sent-by-the-worst-of-his-enemies/


[Ref 1: Ad-Durra Al-Mukhtasar Fee Mahaasin Deen Al-Islaamiy page 29 slightly paraphrased]

No Anxiety – During and After Government Mandated Lockdowns and Social Distancing In The West – Whilst Leaving The Home

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

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَمَا قَدَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدۡرِهِۦ وَٱلۡأَرۡضُ جَمِيعً۬ا قَبۡضَتُهُ ۥ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ وَٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتُ مَطۡوِيَّـٰتُۢ بِيَمِينِهِۦ‌ۚ سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشۡرِكُونَ

They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on the Day of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He, and High is He above all that they associate as partners with Him! [Surah Az-Zumar. Aayah 67]

Ibn Abbaas [may Allaah be pleased with him and his father] said, “A Jewish Rabbi came to Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and said, ‘O Muhammad! We learn that Allaah will put all the heavens on one finger, and the earths on one finger, and the trees on one finger, and the water and the dust on one finger, and all the other created beings on one finger. Then He will say, ‘I am the King’. So the Prophet smiled until his premolar teeth became visible, and that was the confirmation of the speech of the Rabbi. Then he recited:

[وَمَا قَدَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدۡرِهِۦ – They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him (i.e. Allaah)]'”. [Saheeh al-Bukhaari. Number 4811]

Ibn Abbaas said, “This Aayah addresses the disbelievers, but as for those who believe that Allaah is able to do all things, then certainly they give Allaah a just estimate such as is due to Him”. (1)

Some psychiatrists hold the opinion that working at home during the lockdown is one the causes of this anxiety, as well as fear of the threat of getting infected by such and such virus. It stems from the new adaptation of staying at home for most of the past year, the fear of social contact and the avoidance of closed or crowded spaces. Some people are scared to leave their homes – a form of temporary anxiety. [Read: Principles Concerning ”Infectious Disease: https://www.salafidawahtooting.com/blog/principles-concernin-infectious-diseases%5D

Some Weapons of The Believers

[إياك نعبد واياك نستعين – You (Alone (i.e. Allaah) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything]. The statement [إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ – You (Alone) we worship] is an actualization of the statement “There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah”, and the statement [وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ – and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything] is an actualization of the statement “There is no power nor might except with Allah”. (2)

لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله

Abu Moosaa Al-Ash’aree [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, “The Messenger of Allaah [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said to me, ‘O Abdullaah Bin Qais! Shall I tell you a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise? It is [لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ – There is neither might nor power except with Allaah]'”. [Saheeh Muslim. Number 2704] Al-Harwee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said that Abu Haytham [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Al-Hawl [i.e. might] is Al-Haraka [movement], meaning, there is no movement nor ability except by the Will of Allaah”. And it is said, “There is no might to repel evil nor any power to reach good except by the Will of Allaah”. (3)

Allaah said [The Most High] said: [وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسۡبُهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَـٰلِغُ أَمۡرِهِۦ‌ۚ قَدۡ جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ قَدۡرً۬ا – And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things]. [Surah At-talaaq. Aayah 3]

Uthmaan [may Allaah be pleased with him] said: I heard Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] saying: Whoever says:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الذي لا يَـضُرُّ مع اسْمِهِ شَيءٌ في الأرضِ ولا في السَّماءِ وهُوَ السَّميعُ العَليمُ

In the Name of Allaah, with Whose Name nothing can be harmed- neither on earth nor in the heaven, and He is the All-Seeing, the All-Hearing”- 3 times. He will not be afflicted with affliction [or a trial] until the morning. And whoever says it three times when he wakes up, he will not be inflicted with an affliction [or trial] until the evening. [Reported by Imaam Abu Daawud and others]. (4)

[بِسْمِ اللَّهِ]- Meaning: In the Name of Allaah I seek refuge. [الذي لا يَـضُرُّ مع اسْمِهِ شَيءٌ في الأرضِ – with Whose Name nothing can be harmed- neither on earth nor in the heaven]- Meaning: The one who seeks refuge in Allaah’s Name, then indeed he will not be harmed by a calamity that occurs in the earth nor that which comes from the heaven.

[وهُوَ السَّميعُ العَليمُ – and He is the All-Seeing the All-Hearing]- Meaning: He [Allaah] hears all the statements of His slaves, The One who knows all their actions and nothing is hidden from Him on the earth nor in the heaven. (5)

A Brief Rebuke Against The Immoral Fear-mongers In The Media – Those Who Make Money Through Fear-mongering About Disease and Turn Some People Into Paranoid Wrecks

Allaah [The Exalted] said that Prophet Ibraaheem [peace be upon him] said to his people:

وَڪَيۡفَ أَخَافُ مَآ أَشۡرَڪۡتُمۡ وَلَا تَخَافُونَ أَنَّكُمۡ أَشۡرَكۡتُم بِٱللَّهِ مَا لَمۡ يُنَزِّلۡ بِهِۦ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ سُلۡطَـٰنً۬ا‌ۚ فَأَىُّ ٱلۡفَرِيقَيۡنِ أَحَقُّ بِٱلۡأَمۡنِ‌ۖ إِن كُنتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ

And how should I fear those whom you associate in worship with Allah (though they can neither benefit nor harm), while you fear not that you have joined in worship with Allah things for which He has not sent down to you any authority. (So) which of the two parties has more right to be in security? If you but know.” It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong i.e. by worshipping others besides Allah), for them (only) there is security and they are the guided. [Surah Al-An’aam. Aayaat81-82]

Meaning: How can this be justified by way of sound intellect or to the one with sound understanding that one fears what you ascribe as partners to Allaah, even though neither can it benefit nor harm, but you do not fear that you have ascribed things as partners to Allaah for which Allaah has neither sent down any proof nor legislated it?! The person who sets up a deity that has not created anything as a partner to Allaah, [(The Lord and owner of everything, the owner of all the means and causes of harm and benefit); rather such a deity is created, neither can it benefit nor harm itself and those who worship it, neither can it give life nor death, nor raise the dead], prostates to it, humbles himself to it and devoted to it, then this person is more worthy of fearing (evil consequences and destruction) than the one who has not ascribed another deity as a partner to Allaah, but rather he declares that Allaah is one – the only true deity, the one with absolute Lordship, the only one who possesses perfect greatness and authority, the only deity that deserves to be loved, feared and direct one’s hope to. [Ref 6]

[وَڪَيۡفَ أَخَافُ مَآ أَشۡرَڪۡتُمۡ – Why should I fear that which you ascribe as partners to [Allaah]? – Meaning, when its state is that of inability and cannot benefit;[وَلَا تَخَافُونَ أَنَّكُمۡ أَشۡرَكۡتُم بِٱللَّهِ مَا لَمۡ يُنَزِّلۡ بِهِۦ عَلَيۡڪُمۡ سُلۡطَـٰنً۬ا‌ۚ – whilst you do not fear ascribing partners to Allah for which He has not sent down to you any authority], meaning, you do so solely due to following desires!

[فَأَىُّ ٱلۡفَرِيقَيۡنِ أَحَقُّ بِٱلۡأَمۡنِ‌ۖ إِن كُنتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ – (So) which of the two parties has more right to be in security? If you but know?]

Then differentiated the two parties and stated: [ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَلَمۡ يَلۡبِسُوٓاْ إِيمَـٰنَهُم بِظُلۡمٍ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمُ ٱلۡأَمۡنُ وَهُم مُّهۡتَدُونَ – It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong i.e. by worshipping others besides Allah), for them (only) there is security and they are the guided] -Meaning, safe from fear, punishment and misery, and they will be guided to the straight path. (7)

We ask Allaah to protect us against the weakness that would give the devils amongst mankind and jinn the upper hand over us Aameen.


[Ref 1: Zaadul Maseer Fee Ilmit Tafseer by Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah)]
[Ref 2: Sharh Ad-Duroos Al-Muhimmah Li-Aammatil Ummah’ page15. By Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr]
[Ref 3: Sharh Saheeh Muslim 4/87]
[Ref 4: Fiqhul Ad’iyah Wal-Ad’kaar. Vol 3. Pages 13-14]
[Ref 5: https://al-badr.net/detail/Ox1b6tLIBZ7c%5D
[Ref 6: An Excerpt From Badaa’I at-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim. 1/352. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 7: An Excerpt From Tafseer As-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased]

Some Excellent Characteristics and Virtues of The Islamic Religion – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 9]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

What the Sharee’ah brought regarding the transfer of wealth and inheritance after death, and how to distribute wealth to the heirs: the Exalted [Allaah] has pointed to the wisdom of this, saying: [لا تدرون أيهم أقرب لكم نفعا – You know not which of them, whether your parents or your children, are nearest to you in benefit, (these fixed shares) are ordained by Allah]. [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayah 11]

So Allaah himself fixed these shares by way of what He knows perfectly – (and free is Allaah from all imperfections, weakness, faults etc) – regarding what is closest to benefit, what a person usually loves with regards to who his wealth should reach and who is more deserving of his kind treatment and favour, and arranged it in an order that sound minds would testify to its excellence. And if the matter were to be entrusted to people’s opinions, desires and wants, it would have resulted in defects, disorder, bad choices and the disappearance of order that would be tantamount to chaos.

Allaah commanded a person to direct some of his wealth in causes of righteousness and piety that will be beneficial for his Hereafter, and restricted that to a third or at least lesser than that of a heir, lest affairs which Allaah has secured for the people become a personal playhouse – at the time of departure from this world – for those people who are deficient in intellect and religion. As for when they are in a state of good health and stable minds, then in most cases what they fear of poverty and bankruptcy prevents them from spending wealth on what harms them. (1) [End of quote]

In order to realize the beauty of this subject matter and its details, then must listen to lessons on this link https://www.salafisounds.com/playlist-ar-rahbiyah-principles-in-the-laws-of-inheritance-by-abu-hakeem-bilal-davis/ by Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allaah preserve him]. [Ar-Rahbiyah – Principles in the Laws of Inheritance]


[Ref 1: Ad-Durra Al-Mukhtasar Fee Mahaasin Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 27-28]

Some Excellent Characteristics and Virtues of The Islamic Religion – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 8]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

What Allaah and His Messenger have legislated for people of rights that are a means of righteousness, goodness, benevolence, justice, equity, and abandonment of injustice: this includes the rights that have been obligated and legislated (when dealing with) parents, children, relatives, neighbours, friends and workers, and the rights which both husband and wife owe each other. (see appendix a)

All of them are rights, necessities and affairs that lead to perfection, and are approved by sound innate natural disposition and intellects. By way of them, sound association is perfected, welfare and beneficial things are exchanged between people based on the circumstances and status of the one who is owed the right. The more you think about them, you will see the good in them and the means of stopping evil. You will find general and specific benefits, harmony and perfect companionship that would be a testimony for you that this Sharee’ah guarantees happiness in this life and the next. (see appendix b)

You will see that these rights are suitable in every era, place and situation, and within the customs of the people (see appendix c)- a benefit for all aspects of human welfare, a means of achieving perfect mutual cooperation in religious and worldly affairs, an initiator of good thoughts, removing hatred and resentment. These affairs are known by way of thorough examination and close observation of its sources in the divine text. (1)

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Appendix a: Visit links below

The Good Treatment of the Mother and Father in Light of the Quran and Sunnah:

The Good Treatment of the Mother and Father in Light of the Quran and Sunnah

Twelve Steps In Cultivating Our Children and Establishing a Pious Home

Twelve Steps In Cultivating Our Children and Establishing a Pious Home

Relatives: https://salaficentre.com/2020/04/09/hadeeth-fear-allaah-and-maintain-your-ties-of-kinship/

Neighbours: https://salaficentre.com/2019/03/03/admonition-to-neighbours-by-shaikh-muhammad-bin-abdillaah-as-subayyil-and-shaikh-zayd-bin-haadi-rahimahumallaah/

Companions: Only True Friends and Righteous Companions Will Benefit You: https://abukhadeejah.com/only-true-friends-and-righteous-companions-will-benefit-you/

The Right of the Employer and Worker:

The Rights of the Husband & Wife – Busting the Gender Reassignment Myth: https://www.salafisounds.com/the-rights-of-the-husband-wife-busting-the-gender-reassignment-myth-khutbah-by-abu-khadeejah/

 

Appendix b: Relationships In Society:

Imaam Shanqeetee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

Ponder upon what the great leader [Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] has been commanded and how he should deal with his society. Allaah [The Most High] said:

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لَانفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ ۖ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ

And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah’s) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs.” [Soorah Aal Imraan: Ayah: 159]

Ponder upon what a person has been commanded and how he should deal with his leader. Allaah [The Most High] said: [يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ – O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. [Soorah An-Nisaa. Verse 59] (3)

Ponder upon what a person has been commanded to do [in order to safeguard close members] of his society, such as his children and wife. Allaah [The Most High] said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ عَلَيْهَا مَلَائِكَةٌ غِلَاظٌ شِدَادٌ لَّا يَعْصُونَ اللَّهَ مَا أَمَرَهُمْ وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ

O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded. [Soorah Tahreem. Verse 6]

Ponder upon how (the Qur’aan) has informed the person about cautiousness and resoluteness when dealing his (close) social group in particular- that if he comes across that which is not befitting [from them], he is commanded to pardon and forgive. Firstly, the Qur’aan commands him to be cautious and resolute, and secondly, it commands him to pardon and forgive. Allaah [The Most High] said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّ مِنْ أَزْوَاجِكُمْ وَأَوْلَادِكُمْ عَدُوًّا لَّكُمْ فَاحْذَرُوهُمْ ۚ وَإِن تَعْفُوا وَتَصْفَحُوا وَتَغْفِرُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children there are enemies for you (i.e. may stop you from the obedience of Allah), therefore beware of them! But if you pardon (them) and overlook, and forgive (their faults), then verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.[Soorah At-Taghaabun. Verse 14]

Ponder upon how individuals in society have been commanded to deal with one another in general. Allaah (The Most High) said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ

Verily, Allah enjoins Al-Adl (i.e. justice and worshipping none but Allah Alone – Islamic Monotheism) and Al-Ihsan [i.e. to be patient in performing your duties to Allah, totally for Allah’s sake and in accordance with the Sunnah (legal ways) of the Prophet in a perfect manner], and giving (help) to kith and kin (i.e. all that Allah has ordered you to give them e.g., wealth, visiting, looking after them, or any other kind of help, etc.): and forbids Al-Fahsha’ (i.e. all evil deeds, e.g. illegal sexual acts, disobedience of parents, polytheism, to tell lies, to give false witness, to kill a life without right, etc.), and Al-Munkar (i.e. all that is prohibited by Islamic law: polytheism of every kind, disbelief and every kind of evil deeds, etc.), and Al-Baghy (i.e. all kinds of oppression), He admonishes you, that you may take heed. [Soorah An-Nahl: Ayah: 90]

And Allaah [The Most High] said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا

O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another.”[Soorah Al-Hujuraat. Verse 12]

And He [The Most High] said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا يَسْخَرْ قَوْمٌ مِّن قَوْمٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُونُوا خَيْرًا مِّنْهُمْ وَلَا نِسَاءٌ مِّن نِّسَاءٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُنَّ خَيْرًا مِّنْهُنَّ ۖ وَلَا تَلْمِزُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِالْأَلْقَابِ ۖ بِئْسَ الِاسْمُ الْفُسُوقُ بَعْدَ الْإِيمَانِ ۚ وَمَن لَّمْ يَتُبْ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one’s brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: “O sinner”, or “O wicked”, etc.]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.). [Soorah Al-Hujuraat. Verse 11]

And He [The Most High] said:
وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ

Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. [Soorah Al-Maa-idah. Verse 2]

And Allaah [The Most High] said: [إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ – The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion)]. [Soorah Al-Hujuraat. Verse 10]

And Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَىٰ بَيْنَهُمْ – And who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation]. [Soorah Ash-Shooraa. Verse 38]

And when it is the case that the individuals of a society are not safe –regardless who they may be-from the hostility and enmity of others in their Jinn or human society, and it is the case that every individual is in need of a remedy for this problem whose trial affects everyone- therefore Allaah [The Most High] clearly prescribed its remedy in three places in His Book. The remedy for human hostility [Ref 2] is that [a person] should turn away from the hostile one and responds to him [or her] with what is better. Allaah [The Most High] said in Soorah Al-Araaf Verse 199: [خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ – Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish (i.e. don’t punish them].

Allaah [The Most High] said Soorah Al-Muminoon Verse 96: [ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ السَّيِّئَةَ ۚ نَحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَصِفُونَ – Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best-Acquainted with the things they utter].

Allaah [The Most High] made it more evident that this divine remedy cuts off this satanic ailment and He also made more (evident) that this divine (remedy) is not bestowed upon every person, except upon a person who has been granted in abundance and a great portion [of the happiness in the Hereafter]. Allaah [The Most High] said:

ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ فَإِذَا الَّذِي بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُ عَدَاوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِيٌّ حَمِيمٌ
وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا الَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا ذُو حَظٍّ عَظِيمٍ

Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend. But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character). [Surah Fussilat. Verses 34-35]

And there is no remedy against a devil amongst the Jinn except through seeking refuge with Allaah. Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ – And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaitan (Satan) then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower].

Allaah [The Most High] said Soorah Al-Muminoon Verses 97-98:

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ

And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayatin (devils). “And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they may attend (or come near) me.”

Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ ۖ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ – And if an evil whisper from Shaitan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad) (from doing good, etc.), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower]. [Surah Fussilat Verse 36] [Source: An Excerpt From ‘Al-Islaamu Deenun Kaamilun’. pages 10-12]

How to Enjoin Good And Forbid Evil In Society

Question to Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him]: Is enjoining good and forbidding evil by the hand obligated on all Muslims, or is it just for those in authority and their deputies?

Answer: Stopping what is wrong is obligated on all Muslims based on their ability, because the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever sees an evil deed, then let him stop it with their hand [i.e. by taking action based on what the law of a land allows him]; if he cannot, then with his tongue [i.e. by speaking against it based on what the law of a land allows him]; and if he cannot, then with their heart [i.e. by hating in his heart and keeps away from the evil], and that is the weakest of Iman (faith)”. [Reported by Muslim]

However, stopping evil with one’s hand must be based on ability and should not result in greater corruption or evil. A man has the right to rectify matters with his hand (by taking action) in his home in relation to his children, wife, and servants (i.e. baaed on what the law allows). A manager has the authority to make changes with the hand within the organization they are responsible for, in accordance with the instructions that were given to them [i.e. based on the law of the land], but people should not stop anything with their hand which they are not authorized to stop. If they stop that which they have no authority to stop, this will result in more evil and great corruption between them and the people, and between the people and the state. In this case, they should stop evil with their tongue [i.e. by speaking against it in manner allowed by the law]. They may say, “O such and such! Fear Allah! This is not permissible. This is prohibited. This is obligated on you” and clarify the affair with a legislated Islamic proof. This is what can be done with the tongue. As for stopping (evil) with the hand, this should be carried out where one has authority, such as in one’s home – amongst those under one’s responsibility [i.e. within the law], or those authorized by the ruler, such as those given permission and authority to enjoin good. They stop evil in accordance with the authority they have been given – in the way prescribed by the Shari’ah [i.e. based on Islamic law in a Muslim country], without exceeding their jurisdiction. The same applies to the governor of a city to stop evil with his hand in accordance with the instructions he has (been given). [An Excerpt from ‘Fataawa Ibn Baaz 8/208]

Living With Non-Muslims In The West: With Fine Conduct: https://abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/

Appendix c: Customs

Ibn Abbaas [may Allaah be pleased with him and his father] said that the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “The most hated people to Allaah are three: a person who deviates from right conduct [i.e. an evil doer] in the Haram [sanctuaries of Makkah and Medeenah]; a person who seeks that the traditions of the pre-lslamic Period of Ignorance should remain in Islam and a person who seeks to shed somebody’s blood without any right”.

Al-Allaamah Zaid Bin Haadee Al-Mad’khalee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “These three deeds are from the major sins. The first major sin is Al-Ilhaad Fil Haram [i.e. deviating from right conduct in the sanctuaries of Makkah and Madeenah]. Ilhaad means to deviate from the truth [and enter into] falsehood, and supporting falsehood in order to obliterate the truth. Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] censured the Mulhideen Fil Haram [i.e. those who deviate from right conduction in the sanctuaries of Makkah and Madeenah], saying:

[وَمَن يُرِدۡ فِيهِ بِإِلۡحَادِۭ بِظُلۡمٍ۬ نُّذِقۡهُ مِنۡ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ۬ – And whoever intends evil actions therein or to do wrong (i.e. practise polytheism and leave Islamic Monotheism), We shall make him taste a painful torment]. [Surah Al-Hajj. Aayah 25]

Allaah promised them [a severe punishment] due to the mere fact they intend evil actions therein [i.e. in the sanctuaries of Makkah and Madeenah], then how about perpetrating such deed! Indeed that would be a more severe sin, a more frightening state and a more severe punishment. This is a proof regarding the virtue of the sanctuaries of the Haram- that it is a sacred land chosen by Allaah and He made it a place where virtuous acts of worship are performed, [such as] the Hajj which is one of the pillars of Islaam. Allaah gave this place virtues that cannot be enumerated, such as the increased reward attached to good deeds [performed in Makkah and Madeenah] and gave this land virtue over all other lands of the earth.

The second major sin is committed by the person who wants that the pre-Islamic traditions should remain in Islaam, as if he gives precedence to the pre-Islamic traditions – the evil customs that were followed during that period and the misguided deeds- over the Islamic practices, Eemaan, Ihsaan, their virtue and virtue of the Sunnah. He is guilty of committing a major sin, and this includes giving precedence to Bidah over [the authentic] Sunnah that guides to the straight path.

The third major sin is to seek to shed somebody’s blood without any right – meaning: seeking to shed the blood of a Muslim without right and doing so based on oppression and animosity. Shedding the blood of a Muslim is a great crime, just as the Prophet said, “The extinction of the whole world is less significant to Allaah than killing a Muslim [i.e. unlawfully]”. And he [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] stated regarding the rights of the Ka’bah, “How great you are and how great is your sanctity! But the sanctity of a believer is greater than yours in the sight of Allaah”.

It is not permissible to transgress against the Muslims and the believers – males and females- in the sanctuaries of [Makkah and Madeenah] or in other places due to the great sin and punishment which results from that. [At-taleeqaat Al-Maleehah Alaa Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah. Vol 1. Pages 429-430]

Imaam Ash-Shaatibee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated in Al-Muwaafaqaat that customs are many different types- some are good and others are corrupt. The good customs are those that neither oppose the Sharee’ah texts nor lead to losing an affair deem to be beneficial by the Sharee’ah, nor lead to an affair which the Sharee’ah deems to be corrupt. As for the corrupt customs, they are those that oppose the evidences in the Sharee’ah or some of the principles of the Sharee’ah, such as some of the customary dealings in usury and those deeds deemed to be evil by the Sharee’ah which the people engage in during occasions of happiness (or rejoicing etc). [Al-Muwaafaqaat 2/283]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Hardship is only encountered by the one who abandons the Ma’loofaat and Awaa’id [i.e. those habitual things, deeds, practices, customs etc] for other than the sake of Allaah. As for the one who abandons them truthfully and sincerely from the bottom of his heart- for the sake of Allaah alone- then indeed he does not encounter any difficulty due to abandoning them except in the beginning, in order that he is tested as to whether he is truthful or untruthful in abandoning them? If he exercises a little bit of patience, its [i.e. that abandonment] will alternate into pleasure. Ibn Seereen said that he heard Shurayh swearing by Allaah that “A servant does not abandon anything for the sake of Allaah and finds a loss in that.” And their statement [i.e. the people of knowledge] that ‘whoever abandons something for the Sake of Allaah, Allaah will replace it with what is better.” This is true. This compensation is of different types and the best of that which a person is compensated with is: the desire and yearning to get close to Allaah, seeking after Allaah’s pleasure, love of Allaah, and the heart granted-by way of it- tranquility, strength, enthusiasm, happiness and being pleased with its Lord [The Most High]. [Al-Fawaa’id page 166]

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: It is obligated on every Muslim that he does not depend on custom; rather he presents it to the pure Islamic legislation [to be judged], so whatever the Islamic legislation affirms is permissible and whatever it does not affirm is impermissible. The customs of the people are not proof to determine the lawfulness of anything. All the customs of the people in their countries or tribes must be presented to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] for judgement, so whatever Allaah and His Messenger made permissible is permissible, and whatever they forbid, then it is obligatory to abandon it even if it is the custom of the people. [Majmoo Al-Fataawas 6/510]

Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: The customs cannot make something that is not legislated (in the divine revelation) as something legislated, because of Allaah’s statement: [وَلَيۡسَ ٱلۡبِرُّ بِأَن تَأۡتُواْ ٱلۡبُيُوتَ مِن ظُهُورِهَا – It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc.) that you enter the houses from the back] [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 189], despite the fact that it was something they took as their custom and considered it to be an act of righteousness. Whoever takes something as a custom and believes that it is an act of righteousness, then it should be presented to Allaah’s divine legislation. [Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah 2/299]

Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] also said: Extremism in related to customs is stringent adherence to old customs and not diverting to what is better than them. As for if the customs are equal in benefit [i.e. the ones judged to be permissible by the divine legislation], then a person remaining upon what he is upon would be better than going along with the new (or emerging) customs. [Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 7/7]


[Ref 1: Ad-Durra Al-Mukhtasar Fee Mahaasin Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 26-27]

Some Excellent Characteristics and Virtues of The Islamic Religion – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 7]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

What the Sharee’ah has brought regarding the permissibility of good things, such as various types of foods, drinks, clothes, the bond of marriage and other affairs: every good and useful thing has been permitted by the Sharee’ah, such as all kinds of grains, fruits, the meat of all marine animals without exception and animals that live on land. It did not forbid anything from these things, except that which is evil and harmful to one religious affairs, intellect, body or wealth. (see appendix a)

What Allaah permits for them is due to His benevolence and the virtue of the religion He has ordained; and what He has forbidden is due to His kindness and the virtue of the religion He has ordained, because He only forbade what harms them, and the virtue of something is attached to its wisdom and welfare, and safeguard against harm.

The same applies to the marriages which Allaah has permitted, and that a man may marry the women he pleases – two, three and four, because of the benefit that comes to both parties and the harm that is repelled. It is not permissible for a man to marry more than four free women at the same time, because of the wrong doing and absence of justice that may result from that. And alongside this, he is urged to limit himself to one wife if he fears that he will be unable to do justice and fulfil the divine ordainments related to marriage. And just as marriage is one of the greatest blessings and necessities, likewise is divorce, lest a person’s life is spent with someone who is neither suitable nor in agreement, and thus compelled to remain in a difficult situation and severe hardship. Allaah said: [وإن يتفرقا يغن الله كلا من سعته – But if they separate (by divorce), Allah will provide abundance for everyone of them from His Bounty]. [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayah 130] (see appendix b) (1)

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Appendix a: Read articles and listen to audio by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]:

The meat of the Muslims, Jews and Christians: Ahlul-Kitāb: Halāl and Harām in Islam (Islam 4.3)

Bulūgh al-Marām: The Book of Purification – “A clarification that all sea creatures are halāl to eat.” — By Abu Khadeejah [Lesson 4]

Muslim Attitudes to Alcohol and Intoxicants: The effect upon societies and individuals: (Islam 4.4)

Is it allowed to eat a sea turtle, seahorse, crocodile and hedgehog? ―Shaikh Ibn Bāz

Concepts of Halāl and Harām as it relates to food and drink: (Islam 4.2)

 

Appendix b: https://abukhadeejah.com/is-polygamy-a-practical-solution-to-the-prevalence-of-unmarried-women/

The Regulations of Khula’ — The Annulment of a Marriage at the Request of the Wife

Arranged Marriages, Love Marriages and Forced Marriages (Islam 5.4)

Divorce, Three Talāqs In One Sitting, Taking One’s Wife Back, Waiting Period and Remarriage (Islam 5.3)

Seeking Marriage and the Marriage Ceremony in Islam (Islam 5.1)

The LGBTQ Movement: Homosexuality and Islam: Understanding Muslim Attitudes To Homosexuality (Islam 5.7)

Why Homosexuality is Prohibited in Islam. Must read for Muslim parents wanting to raise their children upon traditional family values with clear, firm identities built upon immutable biological realities. Print copy (206 pp) available from: http://www.islamhomosexuality.com/hs/


[Ref 1: Ad-Durra Al-Mukhtasar Fee Mahaasin Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 24-25. slightly paraphrased]

Some Excellent Characteristics and Virtues of The Islamic Religion – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 6]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

What the Sharee’ah brought regarding the permissibility of business transaction, renting, companies (business partnerships), and the types of mutual dealings between the people in which they make exchanges in terms of specific items, debts, beneficial worldly things and other than that: the perfect Sharee’ah came to settle this type of mutual dealing and put it at the disposal of the people, because it includes various affairs of welfare, necessities, needs and luxuries; therefore, the people are given room through which their affairs and circumstances are improved and the sources of their livelihoods are established. The Sharee’ah specified with regards to these affairs that there should be consent of the two parties, including contracts based on knowledge, knowledge of the contracted party, the subject of the contract and knowledge of the conditions that result from it. And it forbids everything that involves harm and injustice, such as the different types of gambling, usury and obscurity regarding an object, sale or price. (see appendix a)

Whoever contemplates the Sharee’ah mutual dealings, he (she) will see their firm connection to sound rectification of the religious and worldly affairs, and will testify to Allaah’s vast Perfect Mercy and Perfect Wisdom, because Allaah permitted all good things for the people, such as (lawful) earnings, foods and drinks, and the well-established ways of attaining beneficial things. (1)

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Appendix a: Umar Ibnul Khattaab [may Allaah be pleased wwith him] said: None is to conduct business transaction in our marketplaces, except the one who has acquired understanding in the religion. [Saheeh Sunah Tirmidhee’ Number 487] Shaikh Ahmad Shaakir [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Yes, until he knows what to take [from the people] and what to leave; until he knows what is Halaal and what is Haram, so that he neither corrupts the buying nor the selling of the people with falsehood and lies, nor enters them into usury from any angle whilst the buyer is unaware of that. Trade should be based on sound Islamic principles, so that both a Muslim and Non- Muslim are satisfied with it- free from deception and swindle. [Tahqeeq Sunan at-Tirmidhee 2/357]

Listen to “That Which Every Muslim Should Know Regarding Buying and Selling” – By Shaikh Abu Hakeem Bilāl bin Ahmad Davis [may Allaah preserve him]: https://www.salafisounds.com/that-which-every-muslim-should-know-regarding-buying-and-selling-by-abu-hakeem-bilal-bin-ahmad-davis/

Read: “The Grave Crime of Usury and Interest: Ribā-based Transactions: What is Allowed and What is Not” – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://abukhadeejah.com/the-grave-crime-of-usury-and-interest-riba-based-transactions-what-is-allowed-and-what-is-not/

Behaviour of The Mutaffifoon of The Colonial and Post Colonial Era [Colonialists and Neocolonialists]: https://salaficentre.com/2021/08/18/behaviour-of-the-mutaffifoon-of-the-colonial-and-post-colonial-era-colonialists-and-neocolonialists/

Gambling: https://salaficentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/The-Gambling-Problem.pdf


[Ref 1: Ad-Durra Al-Mukhtasar Fee Mahaasin Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 22-24. slightly paraphrased]

 

Some Excellent Characteristics and Virtues of The Islamic Religion – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 5]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

With regards to the Jihaad this religion brought, enjoining all good and forbidding all evil, which is the best type of Jihaad, the intent behind it is to repel the aggression of the aggressive people who seek to transgress against the rights of this religion and hinder its call. The intent behind it is not greed, covetousness or to fulfil personal desires of the soul. Whoever looks at the evidence of this principle, the biography of the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and his companions, and how they dealt with their enemies, he will know – without a doubt – that Jihaad is one of the necessities and it repels the enmity of the aggressors. (see appendix a)

The same applies to enjoining good and forbidding evil, because this religion cannot be established in an upright manner unless its followers adhere to its principles and practices, comply with its commands, which is the very goal behind righteousness, and avoid what it has prohibited, which are the evil and corrupt affairs. The adherents of this religion were committed to these matters, so that daring to engage in some of the forbidden deeds and shortcomings, and failing to perform the obligatory duties, which one is able to perform, is not made fair-seeming to some of them whose souls incline towards wrong doing, and that cannot be accomplished except through commands and prohibitions. This is one of the loftiest virtues of the religion and greatest necessities for its establishment, just as it also rectifies the criminals amongst its followers, discipline them and restrained them from vices, and guide them to lofty (praiseworthy) behaviour. (see appendix b)

As for giving them freedom without the divine restrictions – whilst they seek to adhere to the religion, subjected to its rulings and bound by its laws, this is one of the greatest acts of wrong doing and harm to them and society, especially to the obligatory duties which the Sharee’ah requires to be fulfilled, and are considered a requirement by sound intellect and customs (within the jurisdiction of the infallible divine revelation). (1) (see appendix c)

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Appendix a: Read ‘Jihad according to Islam’ – prepared by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah from the works of Al-Allaamah Saaleh al-Fawzaan: https://abukhadeejah.com/salafi-shaikh-fawzaan-on-jihaad-in-our-times-and-the-guidelines-of-jihaad-according-to-islam/

The Life of the Muhammad in Madinah: Treaties, Conquests and his Death (Islam 1.11)

 

Appendix b: When Does Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil Concern Me?

When Does Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil Concern Me?

Rectification of Modern Societies – By Saudi Scholar Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz

 

Appendix c: Perils of Having Good Suspicion About One’s Intellect, Harbouring Evil Suspicion About Authentic Divine Texts And Not Critically Examining Ideas And Claims of The People!

Perils of Having Good Suspicion About One’s Intellect, Harbouring Evil Suspicion About Authentic Divine Texts And Not Critically Examining Ideas And Claims of The People!


[Ref 1: Ad-Durra Al-Mukhtasar Fee Mahaasin Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 20-22. slightly paraphrased]

Some Excellent Characteristics and Virtues of The Islamic Religion – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 4]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

With regards to what Allaah commanded and encouraged in the affair of sound unity and harmony, prohibition and warning against disunity and (blameworthy) disagreement, there are many texts of the Qur’an and Sunnah related to this great principle. Indeed, every sane person with the least common sense knows the benefit of this matter, the outcomes of its religious and worldly welfare, and the harms and corruption that are repelled by it. It is also not hidden that the moral strength that is based on truth revolves around this foundation, just as it is well known that what the Muslims were upon at the beginning of Islam in terms of uprightness in religious affairs, upright state of affairs and the honor that no one else could reach besides them, this was due to adherence to this principle, which they fulfilled as it should be fulfilled and were absolutely certain that it is the backbone of their religion. (see appendix a)

This further clarifies that Islam is the religion of mercy, blessing and benevolence, and it urges towards benefiting humankind. What this religion includes of mercy, excellent mutual dealings, the call to benevolence and prohibition against everything that contradicts these (characteristics), this is what makes it a light and radiance in the midst of the darkness of injustice, oppression, mistreatment and violation of the things that Allaah has made sacred. It is the religion that attracted the hearts of its fiercest enemies before they became acquaintance it, (but thereafter) they took shelter under its shadow. It is the religion that shows compassion and affection to its followers, until mercy, forgiveness and kindness began to flow from their hearts to their statements and deeds, and passed on to their enemies, until they became one of its greatest allies. Some of them entered it with good insight and strength of conscience, and among them were those who submitted to it, desired its rulings and preferred them over the rulings of the people of their religion, because of the justice and mercy in it.

Islam is the religion of (perfect) wisdom, the religion that is in conformity with sound innate natural disposition, and the religion of sound reasoning, righteousness and success. This principle clarifies what it contains of (sound) fundamental and subsidiary rulings, which are accepted by sound innate natural disposition and sound intellects, (perfectly) guided by the motive of truth and correctness, and that which it is based upon of (perfect) rulings and good order are (perfectly) suitable in every time and place.

All its information is firm established truth whose opposite can never be correct, and it is perfect reality applied in its perfect place as it should be. No knowledge has come – and it is impossible for it to come – prior or subsequent – that can truthfully criticize or belie it; rather all true sciences aid and support it, and it is the greatest proof regarding its own truthfulness. Indeed, the fair minded precise investigators have affirmed that the Qur’aan- without a shadow of doubt – guides to every useful science, be it religious, worldly or political. (see appendix b) There is nothing in Islamic law that would deceive sound minds, but rather there is in it that which pure minds would testify to its truthfulness, usefulness and righteousness. (see appendix c)

Also, its commands and prohibitions are all justice and there is no injustice in them. It has not commanded anything, except that it is pure goodness or the best in comparison to other things. And it has not prohibited anything, except that it is something absolutely evil or its corruption is more than its welfare. The more a person reflects on its rulings, the more he (or she) believes in this principle or knows that it is a revelation from the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah). (see appendix d) (1)

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Appendix a: Read articles by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]:

I find it very distasteful when we speak and warn against the other sects… we as Muslims should all come together under the banner of the Shahādah.” Questions in the Manhaj: https://abukhadeejah.com/it-is-distasteful-when-we-warn-and-speak-against-the-other-sects/

An Exposition Of The Ikhwāni Principle Of Excusing Differences For The Sake Of Unity: “We excuse one another in that which we differ.” https://abukhadeejah.com/the-principle-of-ikhwan-we-excuse-and-overlook-one-another/
Listen to lecture by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah: Unity and a Dispraise of Splitting: https://www.salafisounds.com/unity-and-a-dispraise-of-splitting-by-abu-khadeejah/

Unity & Division Through the Eyes of the Salaf [the pious predecessors]: https://www.salafisounds.com/unity-division-through-the-eyes-of-the-salaf-khutbah-by-abu-khadeejah/

Differing in Matters Where there is Room for Ijtihād Should not be Allowed to Damage our Unity―Ibn Taymiyyah and Al-Fawzān: https://abukhadeejah.com/differing-where-there-is-room-for-ijtihad-should-not-damage-our-unity/

Differing in Matters where there is Room for Ijtihād Should not be Allowed to Damage our Unity―By Abu Khadeejah

 

Appendix b: Qur’anic Proofs Which Show that the Religion of Islam Embodies the Beneficial Contemporary Sciences and Professions: https://salaficentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Quranic_Proofs_Pdf_final.pdf

 

Appendix c: https://salaficentre.com/2020/09/04/perils-of-having-good-suspicion-about-ones-intellect-harbouring-evil-suspicion-about-authentic-divine-texts-and-not-critically-examining-ideas-and-claims-of-the-people/

 

Appendix d: Shaikh Abu Iyaadh [may Allaah preserve him] stated: The wisdom of the Islamic Shariah: Cut off evils and harms to society from their very roots and enjoy the resulting freedom, ease and wholesome life. In contrast: the barbarity and backwardness of commercialising corrosive evils– usurious banking, alcohol, gambling–in order to profit from the masses through affairs in which their ruin and impoverishment lies–and then managing this commercialisation through legislation, policies, guidelines and so on to “limit the harms”. The result? Inescapable enslavement, bondage, disease and ruin of the masses for the enrichment of the few who peddle these vices. Where is the intellect?! http://www.shariah.ws/articles/suokooj-there-is-no-safe-limit-in-the-consumption-of-alcohol-and-the-prohibition-of-alcohol-in-the-quran.cfm


[Ref 1: Ad-Durra Al-Mukhtasar Fee Mahaasin Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 13-20. slightly paraphrased]

Extremists Ascribed to Christianity, Islam and Judaism – [Violating Covenants, Calling to Violence and Sometimes Terrorizing People In Mosques, Churches and Synagogues]

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

Muslim and Non-Muslim Extremists –

[Some Individuals and Groups]- Find out in the link below:

Muslim and Non-Muslim Extremists – [Some Individuals and Groups]

We Have Been Commanded to Fulfil Our Covenants [Obligations, Agreements]

Allaah [The Exalted] said: [يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَوۡفُواْ بِٱلۡعُقُودِ – O you who believe! Fulfil (or honour your) covenants (obligations, agreements). [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayah 1]

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: This is a command from Allaah [The Exalted] to His believing slaves to do that which Eemaan [faith] demands with regards to fulfilling agreements [covenants, obligations] – that is to fulfil them perfectly and completely, and that the y neither nullify their covenants nor fall short in fulfilling them. That includes all covenants between the servant and his Lord, that he adheres to servitude to Allaah, fulfil it perfectly and not to neglect anything from it. This also includes the covenant between a person and the Messenger by obeying and following him, the covenant between him and his parents and relatives by being good to them, maintaining the ties of kinship and not to break ties; the covenant between hm and his companions by fulfilling the obligations related to companionship whether in circumstance when one is rich or poor, in times of ease and hardship; the covenant between him and people in mutual dealings, such when conducting business transactions, buying and selling, renting and what is similar, and covenants related to donations, such as gifts and what is similar. [Ref 1]

The Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said: “Whoever kills a person who is granted the agreement of protection by the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise though its fragrance can be smelled at a distance of forty years journey.” [Ref 2]

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] said in 2002: Likewise I invite you to have respect for those people who have the right that they should be respected, from those between you and whom there is an agreement (of protection) [i.e. Non-Muslims]. For the land which you are living is such that there is an agreement between you and them. If this were not the case they would have killed you or expelled you. So preserve this agreement, and do not prove treacherous to it, since treachery is a sign of the hypocrites, and it is not from the way of the Believers.

And know that it is authentically reported from the Prophet that he said : “Whoever kills one who is under an agreement of protection will not smell the fragrance of Paradise.”

Do not be fooled by those sayings of the foolish people: those who say: ‘Those people are Non-Muslims, so their wealth is lawful for us [i.e. to misappropriate or take by way of murder and killing].’ For by Allaah – this is a lie. A lie about Allaah’s Religion, and a lie in Islamic societies.

O my brothers. O youth. O Muslims. Be truthful in your buying and selling, and renting, and leasing, and in all mutual transactions. Because truthfulness is from the characteristics of the Believers, and Allaah – the Most High – has commanded truthfulness – in the saying of Allaah – the Most High – “O you who believe – fear and keep you duty to Allaah and be with the truthful.”

And the Prophet encouraged truthfulness and said : “Adhere to truthfulness, because truthfulness leads to goodness, and goodness leads to Paradise; and a person will continue to be truthful, and strive to be truthful until he will be written down with Allaah as a truthful person“.

And he warned against falsehood, and said : “Beware of falsehood, because falsehood leads to wickedness, and wickedness leads to the Fire. And a person will continue lying, and striving to lie until he is written down with Allaah as a great liar.”

O my brother Muslims. O youth. Be true in your sayings with your brothers, and with those Non-Muslims whom you live along with – so that you will be inviters to the Religion of Islaam, by your actions and in reality. So how many people there are who first entered into Islaam because of the behaviour and manners of the Muslims, and their truthfulness, and their being true in their dealings. [Ref 3] [End of quote]

Brothers and sisters, look at the gravity of the sin and evil committed by the one who kills a non-Muslim unlawfully – whether in a Muslim or non-Muslim country! Firstly, he violates a covenant and secondly he commits murder. However, the affair even gets worse than this when he commits this crime in the places of worship of the non-Muslims!

Subhaanallaah [Glorified be Allaah and free is He from all imperfections]! Even during war, it is not allowed to kill non-combatants, then how about killing them outside of war! An Naafi [rahimahullaah] reported from Ibn Umar [radiyallaahu anhumaa] that a woman was found dead in one of the military expeditions, so the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] rejected the killing of women and children. [Ref 4]

Thaabit Ibn al-Hajjaaj [rahimahullaah] reported that Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq [radiyallaahu-anhu] stood up among the people, praised and thanked Allaah, and then said, “No doubt, do not kill the monk in the monastery”. [Ref 5]

Therefore, brothers and sisters, how about murdering fellow non-Muslim citizens outside of war, and to make matters worse the perpetrators commit this crime in a land where the Muslims have a covenant with the government – whether in France or any other county. This is exactly what Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] warned against when he said: “For the land which you are living (i.e. non-Muslim country) is such that there is an agreement between you and them. If this were not the case they would have killed you or expelled you. So preserve this agreement, and do not prove treacherous to it, since treachery is a sign of the hypocrites, and it is not from the way of the Believers”.

Indeed, brothers and sisters, we have witnessed  – in recent times – both Muslim and Christian extremists killing people in Mosques and Churches. Firstly, there are those extremely misguided Muslims who think that this crime of theirs is Jihaad. Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [hafidahullaah] quoted Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [hafidhahullaah] who said: “They kill the non-Muslims whom it is not permissible to kill. They kill those who have a treaty [with the Muslim regimes] or are under a covenant of protection. So this is extremism in the affair of Jihaad.Indeed they go even further by blowing up homes, apartment buildings and built-up areas of a town or city – they kill believers and unbelievers, young and old, males and females. They put terror and fear into the Muslims and non-Muslims who live amongst them, as well as terrifying those under the protection of the Muslim governments from the non-Muslims and the people who have covenants. Then they call that Jihaad! Rather that is Fasaad (corruption) and not Jihaad”. [Ref 6]

And these Muslim extremists also kill fellow Muslims, just as Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said: “The Khawaarij (i.e. ISIS and their ilk) kill the people whilst they are in prayer.  They (wait for) the time of the prayer and kill people in their Mosques. This has taken place in some of the lands. They  launch an attack and kill them whilst they [i.e. the people] are in prayer”. [Ref 7]

Indeed, brothers and sisters, we have all witnessed this evil from both Muslims and Christians –  extremists and devils amongst humankind who murder people in places of worship. Few examples of this heinous:

Christian: 2019: Two mass occurred at mosques in Christchurch New Zealand, during Jumu’ah Prayer on 15 March 2019. A single a single gunman entered both mosques and killed 51 people.

Muslim: 2020: Three people have died in a knife attack at a church in Nice, France. Perpetrator: 21-year-old Tunisian national who had arrived in France earlier this month. Two died inside the church: a 60-year-old woman who was “virtually beheaded”, and a 55-year-old man whose throat was cut. The male victim was a lay member of staff responsible for the upkeep of the church. He reportedly had a wife and two children. Another woman, aged 44, managed to flee to a nearby cafe after being stabbed several times, but died later.

Indeed, this is why our elder teachers in the west are foremost in fighting extremism.  Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] said: “Indeed, terrorist acts, whether perpetrated in Muslim or Non-Muslim countries are a handiwork of the devil. The Scholars- Shaikh Fawzaan, Shaikh Rabee, Shaikh Ubaid, Shaikh Abdullaah al-Bukhaari and many others have always condemned those who perpetrate terrorist acts; rather the scholars hold that those who plot and plan these inhumane acts are to be reported to the authorities. Therefore, Muslim communities must be at the forefront of stamping out these non-Islamic acts that are done falsely in the name of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad [peace and blessings be upon him] stated: ‘’Whoever sees an evil, let him change it with his hand. If he is not able to do that, then let him change it with his tongue [by speaking]. And if he is not able to do that, then let him [hate it] with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith.’’ (Reported by Muslim)

The Scholars have stated that forbidding evil with the hand is done by the governments and the authorities, so they hold and punish and imprison the evil doers. If they withhold from this duty, it does NOT fall into the hands of the citizens to take the law into their own hands. Rather they remain patient. As for speaking against the evil in terms of refuting the false ideologies, then that it for the scholars and the people of knowledge, not for ignorant, and there has never been a time in the history of Islam, except that the scholars have spoken out against evil ideologies and doctrines as a safeguard for Islam, and this will not stop up until the final Hour is established. As for the general person then he forbids only in accordance to his knowledge and ability in line with the rulings of the true scholars of the Sunnah based upon the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. As for hating with the heart, then this for the one who recognizes evil, but does not have the knowledge nor the ability to speak against this, so he distances himself from it and keeps away from it.

Therefore, as it relates to the terrorists, then it is well-known that their evil and inhumane acts are condemned by the Muslim scholars based upon the texts of the Qur’aan and authentic Prophet narrations. So both, a Muslim student of knowledge and the general person is to inform the authorities of those that incite or plan terrorist acts. And this is from the aspect of forbidding evil and thereby earning the reward of Allaah [The Most High].

Another reason why these terrorists and their ideology must be stamped out is due to the fact that they are innovators who have attributed to Islaam, that which Islam is free of, and it is impermissible to accommodate them or defend them or protect them, due to the statement of the Prophet [salallaahu alaihi wassallam], ‘’Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator, then upon him is the curse of Allaah, His Angels and the whole of mankind.’’ (Reported by Bukhaaree and Muslim). And there is not a shadow of a doubt from an Islamic perspective, that these terrorist ideologies are innovations and these perpetrators are innovators, and it is not permissible to protect them or give them refuge.

One can recognize the ideology of the these evil doers from certain matters that their lectures and discussions always revolve around, from them is that they always call for rebellion and revolution in the Muslim lands and against the Muslim rulers; they declare the Muslim rulers and those who work in the apparatus of government to be apostates; they praise the suicide bombers and terrorists and insurgencies in Iraaq, Palestine and other places and continually justify their actions; they may praise the bombings of 9/11 in New York, 7th July bombings in London or the Madrid bombings. These discussions of theirs may not necessitate that they themselves will organize or carry out terrorist acts but this speech of theirs incites others towards violence. Remember it only takes two or three young men (or women) who have been affected to go out and wreak havoc. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alaihi wassallam), mentioned these renegades (known as the Khawarij) in a narration, ‘’If I am alive when they appear, I will slaughter them with the slaughtering of Aad.’’ And Aad was a tribe mentioned in the Qur’aan that was punished by Allaah for their evils and transgressions. He also stated, ‘’They are the worst of Allaah’s creation under the sky.’’ There are many, many other narrations of the Prophet and his Companions describing them, to the extent that Shaikhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imaam an-Nawawee, two great scholars of the middle ages, stated the consensus of the great Scholars of the early generations of Islaam that these renegades must be prevented and fought against.  So when one looks at the activities of these people such as the killing of men, women and children, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, one sees that they are indiscriminate in their murderous acts.

After what has been mentioned above one can see why the Scholars of Salafiyyah have issued verdicts calling people to inform the authorities if they know of anyone inciting or planning terrorist acts.  There is NO doubt that those make a link between terrorism and what they term as ‘’The Wahhaabis’’, intending by that the Salafis, have made a mythical link based upon fallacies and falsehood. The great Scholar Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab (died 1206AH), after whom his adversaries invented the derogatory term ‘Wahhaabi’ for anyone who studied his works – then this Scholar was the most fervent in his opposition to deviation and deviant ideologies. Rather the Salafis, whom the opposers term as Wahhaabis, have been at the forefront of combating the takfeeri, Jihaadi and Terrorist ideologies, for decades. And this refutation of the Salafi scholars against these groups was not just a mere response to modern-day events but rather a religious obligation upon them regardless of prevailing circumstances.

So Syed Qutb, the father and reference point of the modern-day Jihadist-terrorist movements, was refuted by the Salafi Scholars for his call to assassinations and violent revolution decades ago and again in the early nineties by the likes of the Salafi scholars such as Shaikh Bin Baaz, Shaikh Bin Uthaimeen and especially in great detail by Shaikh Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee who authored several books in exposition of Syed Qutb. Shaikh Bin Baaz warned and exposed the evil doctrine of Usamah bin Laden back in the early nineties, whilst the Islamic political groups were in praise of him. Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi is another reference point for the modern day violent politically motivated groups, yet the Salafi Scholars such as Shaikh Rabee al-Madkhali, Shaikh Ubaid al-Jaabiree, Shaikh Hammaad al-Ansaaree exposed his errors and warned against his approach.

Another example is the warning of the Salafi Yemeni Scholar Muqbil bin Haadee against the HAMAS of Palestine whilst the latter were supporting terrorist attacks on civilian buses in Israel. We also have the Scholarly Salafi stance against Hizbollah of south Lebanon and former leader of Iran, Khomeini such as the statements of Shaikh Bin Baz, Shaikh Bin Uthaimin, Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi and others. Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen in his now published explanation of ‘Riyaadhus-Saaliheen’ well over fifteen years ago showed his clear abhorrence at the suicide bombings in Palestine. So this is the clarity with which the Salafis speak and have always spoken. Over a thousand years of Salafi authorship, from the time of the disciples of the Prophet until this day, the Scholars of Sunnah and Salafiyyah have been refuting the false ideologies, whether extremist or negligent – Whereas the people of deviation will respond based upon political expediency, but the underlying ideology in support of revolution and suicide attacks remains”. [Ref 8] [End of quote]

Therefore, we must not be easy going with this affair, rather it is an obligation to rebut the ideaology of the extremists and report them to both the Muslim and Non-Muslim Authorities. Read artcle in this link by Al-Allaamah Saaleh and Fawzaan [hafidhahullah] regarding whether it is betrayal to report a Muslim who planning terrorist acts: http://www.answering-extremism.com/trans-pub/ae_saf_12.pdf

The Salafi Response To The Terrorist Attacks In Paris, France: “Were they forbidding an evil?”

The Salafi Response To The Terrorist Attacks In Paris, France: “Were they forbidding an evil?”

https://www.salafisounds.com/bbc-interview-abu-khadeejah-regarding-terrorist-attacks-in-paris-salafism-women-in-islam/
http://www.islamagainstextremism.com/index.cfm

Understanding terrorism: A guide for non-Muslims, school teachers and students – Excellent!


http://www.islamagainstextremism.com/articles/oxgdzbq-mosque-leader-says-london-is-terrorist-closer-to-satanism-than-islam.cfm

FREE leaflet: ISIS: Jihad in the path of Satan – An article by Shaikh Fawzaan

General Advice Regarding the Khawarij Terrorists by Abu Khadeejah


We follow the methodology of the Prophets
http://www.troid.org/media/pdf/methodology.pdf


https://twitter.com/salaficentre/status/866927912343281664

Finally, Finally, we are free from all the deviants – the terrorists, cartoonists and militant secularists: https://tarbiyahsouthfldotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/the-prophet-of-islam.pdf


 

[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Tafseer As-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased]

[Ref 2: Reported by Bukhāree, no 6914]

[Ref 3: salafipublications.com]

[Ref 4: Abu Daawud 2668. Declared authentic by Imaam Al-Albaanee in his checking of Sunan Abee Daawud]

[Ref 5: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 32425]

[Ref 6: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/salafi-shaikh-fawzaan-on-jihaad-in-our-times-and-the-guidelines-of-jihaad-according-to-islam/ ]

[Ref 7: الذَّرِيعة إلى بيان مقاصد كتاب الشريعة (See 1st paragraph) 1/135]

[Ref 8: salafitalk.net]