Author: The Salafi Centre of Manchester

[2] Usaamah Al-Utaybi- [The Pottymouth Vile Hater Whose Affair Has Reached The Point of Madness….]

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

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ لِلَّهِ شُہَدَآءَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ‌ۖ وَلَا يَجۡرِمَنَّڪُمۡ شَنَـَٔانُ قَوۡمٍ عَلَىٰٓ أَلَّا تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ ٱعۡدِلُواْ هُوَ أَقۡرَبُ لِلتَّقۡوَىٰ‌ۖ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرُۢ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah and be just witnesses and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety, and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Well­ Acquainted with what you do. [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayah 8]

Indeed, Usaamah Al-Utaybi [may Allaah guide him or break his back] is one well known for excessive sinful speech. His chaotic behaviour is well known just as Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiree [may Allaah protect him] stated about him to the people of Libya, “As for preventing his harm, by Allaah, neither I nor you can do this. If I had anything to do with it, I would have stopped it”. The guy is excessive and harmful, and this destructive behaviour has been clearly manifested in a statement of his when he stated that those who transmit warning against Shaikh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhayli’s gathering in Britian are Umalaa (i.e. doing a dirty job on behalf of someone), ahlul bidah, (proponents of innovation in religion), absorbed in the methodology of the Haddaadiyyah, and that amongst them are those concealing the methodology of the Khawaarij, and that from those who warn against this gathering is (Shaikh) Abu Khadeejah, who -according to pottymouth Usamah – is a leader of a Mafia group called Maktabah Salafiyyah, and one who hinders people from the path of Allaah etc.

Indeed, brothers and sisters, if the falsehood and excessive speech, the slanderous and chaotic behaviour of this vile wrong doer (Usaamah Al-Utaybi) never manifested to you in the past, then indeed what he stated above is enough as an example, just as Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiree stated about him, “His affair has reached the point of madness, recklessness and lightmindedness”.

Slander 1: Those -in Britain – who warn against Shaikh Sulaymaan’s gathering are doing the dirty job of others! Rather those who warn against this gathering have done so based on the warning issued by Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi. Visit link: https://twitter.com/IslamStoke/status/1546118439517011969

Slander 2: Those -in Britain – who warn against Shaikh Sulaymaan’s gathering are ahlul bidah, absorbed in the methodology of the Haddaadiyyah and from them are those concealing the methodology of the Khawaarij! Utaybi did not produce an atom’s weight of proof to show that Salafipublications and the well-known Salafi Maraakiz are upon what he has described, rather what he has uttered is nothing but outright falsehood, malicious slander and excess [may Allaah guide him or break his back]. This is the same behaviour of Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi – the one whom Usaamah defends and on whose behalf he unleashes this vile slander- when Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi demanded that he produces proof for his accusations, especially the Tabdee he declared against others. Read here: Shaykh Rabiʿ’s request for Shaykh Muḥammad bin Hādī to justify his tabdīʿ of Salafī students and shaykhs and to explicitly name the major scholars he accused of being “affected” and “destroyed” by the “Ṣaʿāfiqah” – one month, no answer: https://twitter.com/abuiyaadsp/status/1018974451269033986?lang=en-GB ]

Then pottymouth Usaamah added – to his vile tirade – the claim that Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah protect him from the malicious tongues] is one who hinders people from the path of Allaah and that he is the leader of a mafia group called Maktabah Salafiyyah! Indeed, even though this statement unveils Usaamah’s foolish thoughts and views, but it contains – in addition to his more serious slanders about us being ahlul bidah – a mighty slander. Does this man not fear Allaah for unleashing his vile tongue and passing false rulings based on vain desires?! Allaah said:

[وَٱلَّذِينَ يُؤۡذُونَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ بِغَيۡرِ مَا ٱڪۡتَسَبُواْ فَقَدِ ٱحۡتَمَلُواْ بُهۡتَـٰنً۬ا وَإِثۡمً۬ا مُّبِينً۬ا – And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear on themselves the crime of slander and plain sin]. [Surah Al-Ahzaab. Aayah 58]

Al-Baraa’ah Ibn Aazib [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, “Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, ‘Usury has seventy-two doors, the least of which is like a man who goes into his mother [i.e. sexual intercourse]. The worst act of usury is for a man to attack the reputation of his brother”. [Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 7151. Graded Saheeh Li-Ghayrihee By Imaam Al-Albaanee]

The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, “The worst form of usury is the violation of someone’s honour”. “Verily, the worst act of usury is to attack the honour of a Muslim without a just cause”. [Abu Daawud 4876]
“Verily, the worst act of usury is to attack the reputation of a Muslim”- Meaning, the greater in evil and the more severely prohibited is to unleash the tongue against the honour of a Muslim by belittling him, behaving arrogantly towards him and speaking ill against him by way of slander or verbal abuse. This becomes more severe in prohibition because honour is more noble than one’s self and wealth. (1) This [i.e. violating the honour of a Muslim] has been referred to as usury because the transgressor establishes his honour and then goes beyond it, so it is as if he has added an increase that encroaches the boundaries in relation to the honour of a Muslim which is more valuable than his wealth. Al-Qaadhee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Attacking a Muslim’s honour is to deal with him more than what he deserves of that which is to be said about him or more than what is allowed to be said about him, and this is why it is likened to usury and considered one of its types. Then it is considered worse because it contains more harm and corruption”. (2)

Therefore, brothers and sisters, slander is not be tolerated from this vile Usaamah Al-Utaybi [may Allaah guide him or break his back], especially when such slander is disguised as knowledge. Even though this shameless potty accused us of Bidah, without an atom’s weight of proof, he followed the path of ahlul bidah in issuing judgements based on desires. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “The judges are three: one will go to Paradise and two to Hell. A man who knows the truth and judges with it will enter paradise; a man who knows the truth but judges with the opposite of it will enter the fire, and a man who judges for the people based on ignorance will enter the fire”. [Reported by Imaam Abu Dawud 3573]

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “And when it is the case that the one who judges between the people in (affairs) of wealth, blood [i.e. murder cases, physical violence etc] and honour will enter the hell fire if he is not a just scholar, then how about the one who passes judgements – without knowledge and justice – on creeds, religions, the fundamentals of belief, divine knowledge and the general fundamental principles related to different subject matters, as is the case with ahlul bidah wal ahwaa [the proponents of religious innovations and desires]”. (3)

This is what vile potty mouth Usaamah has fallen into by passing judgements against us based on the path of vain desires – a well known behaviour of ahlul bidah, even though we do not follow his satanic footsteps by declaring that he is a Mubtadi; rather it is enough that every sane person can see the precision Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiree’s observation when he stated about pottymouth Usaamah, “His affair has reached the point of madness, recklessness and lightmindedness”.

In conclusion, Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah protect him] once said to a resentful hater as follows: “So I say: Lamont Battle is an ahmaq (fool) and his hamaaqah (foolishness) becomes clearer and clearer to everyone by the day. I will not stoop so low so as to ask him to recant and apologise to me because, judging by his behaviour so far, he does not have that sense of justice and it appears that Shaytaan has gained mastery over his nafs in this issue. So all I will say is that may Allaah’s curse be upon the liar. Whoever is lying, may Allaah’s curse be upon the liar. And if he is truthful, then let him call Allaah to witness and invoke the curse of Allaah upon the liar. I am free and innocent of his evil slander and I have no concern whatsoever with his personal or private affairs”. Likewise, we say the same thing to vile Usaamah – an ahmaq (fool), whose hamaaqah (foolishness) becomes clearer and clearer to everyone by the day! May Allaah guide him or break his back Aameen.

To be continued InShaaAllaah


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from ‘Awnul Mabood Sharh Sunan Abee Daawud’ 13/152. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from ‘Mirqaatul Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh’ 8/3157. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 3: Al-Jawaabus Saheeh 1/26-30. slightly paraphrased]

[1] Usaama Al-Utaybi- [The Pottymouth Vile Hater Whose Affair Has Reached The Point of Madness….]

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

Why do we refer to him as a “Pottymouth Hater?” That is because he uses obscene language, hurls false accusations at people in both religious and worldly affairs, and even accuses them of immoral conduct with women without a shred of evidence. This will be made known in the posts to follow InShaaAllaah.

Al-Allaamah Ubaid bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri [may Allaah protect him] stated:

May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allaah be upon you. All praise be to Allaah, and may Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon our Prophet and all his family and companions. Firstly, (this speech is) in conformity with the verdict I gave in the past which was more well-known. Secondly, we are on the advice we wrote to our children – the subjects and leaders of Libya. Thirdly, this man, Usaama Bin Ataayaa, the Palestinian, who calls himself Al-Utaybi, and Allaah knows best whether this is his lineage and it has nothing to do with me; but I say that his affair has reached the point of madness, recklessness and lightmindedness, so my advice is that the people of Libya should not be deceived by him- neither their common people nor their elite, and that they rally behind the one whom Allaah has placed in authority over them in order not to disobey him (in what he commands of good), acknowledge him by listening and obeying him in times of ease and hardship, and in what they like and dislike. (see footnote a) This is the summary regarding this man (i.e. Usaama). As for preventing his harm, by Allaah, neither I nor you can do this. If I had anything to do with it, I would have stopped it. The man stirred up Fitna, and I say, he was one of those who stirred up Fitna, as it was reported to me from trustworthy people from Misrata. [Warning Dated: Monday  29th Shawwal 1435AH]

Advice to a 15 Year Old Who Wanted to Seek Knowledge – By Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz

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

The questioner mentions that he is a fifteen-year-old young man and wants to seek Islamic knowledge, so what is your advice? What are the things that he must do and fulil? He says: Bearing in mind that our city has few callers to Islam and students of knowledge.

Response: We advise him to seek knowledge in the schools -intermediate and secondary- opened by the government, or the institutes of knowledge. He strives to reach them (or enrol). And if they have gatherings of knowledge by the judges or others, he attends the gatherings of knowledge if it is available at night or during the day- combining this and this. He enrolls in regular schools and makes effort. He reads to the scholars in his township if they have gatherings of knowledge at night or during the day- attend the gatherings, benefit and strive hard to memorize the Noble Qur’an and memorize beneficial books, such as Kitaab at-Tawheed, Kishf Ash-Shubuhaat, Thalaathah Al-Usool and Qawaa’id Al-Arba’ah by Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Bin Abdil Wahhaab [may Allaah have mercy upon him], and also Al-Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah by Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allaah have mercy upon him]. These are good books that are important to memorize. And books like An-Nawawi’s forty hadeeth and its completion by Ibn Rajab’s Khamseen Hadeeth Min Jawaami Al-Kalim. He memorises these great and beneficial hadiths. In any case, the advice for this young man is that he strive to seek knowledge in regular schools, and from the Shaikhs if he has someone from the Shaikhs to read to in the gatherinsg of knowledge. (end of quote)

abridged and paraphrased

سماحة الشيخ! من حوطة بني تميم السائل الذي رمز لاسمه بـ (ف. ش. ك) يذكر بأنه شاب يبلغ من العمر الخامسة عشرة، ويرغب في طلب العلم الشرعي، فما هي نصيحتكم سماحة الشيخ لمثل هذا؟ وما هي الأمور التي لابد أن يعملها، ويتمثل بها؟ يقول: علمًا بأن مدينتنا قليلة من الدعاة، وطلبة العلم، جزاكم الله خيرًا
نوصيه بطلب العلم في المدارس التي فتحتها الحكومة المتوسطة، والثانوي، أو المعاهد العلمية … يجتهد حتى يلحق بها، وإذا كان عندهم حلقات علم لأهل العلم من القضاة، أو غيرهم يحضر حلقات العلم إذا تيسر في الليل، أو في النهار يجمع بين هذا وهذا، يلتحق بالمدارس النظامية، ويجتهد، ويقرأ على العلماء في بلده إذا كان عندهم حلقات علم في الليل، أو في النهار، يحضر الحلقات، ويستفيد، ويجتهد في حفظ القرآن الكريم، وحفظ الكتب النافعة، مثل كتاب التوحيد، كشف الشبهات، ثلاثة الأصول، والقواعد الأربع للشيخ محمد -رحمه الله- محمد بن عبد الوهاب، وكذلك العقيدة الواسطية لشيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية، هذه كتب جيدة مهمة يحفظها، ومثل الأربعين النووية، وتكملتها لابن رجب خمسين حديثًا من جوامع الكلم، يحفظ هذه الأحاديث العظيمة، والنافعة
على كل حال، فالوصية لهذا الشاب أن يجتهد في طلب العلم في المدارس النظامية، وعلى المشايخ إذا كان عنده من يقرأ عليه من المشايخ في حلقات العلم، نعم


Indeed, our youth are in UK have easy access to the knowledge that is obligated on every individual to seek. Some have travelled to study Alhamdu lil laah and others have direct access to teachers in the Maraakiz, especially our local Mashaayikh in Birmingham where different subject matters – Aqeedah, Manhaj, Fiqh, Tafseer, Seerah, Hadeeth – are taught from Monday to Saturday. Likewise, there are lessons in various Masaajid and Centres in other Masaajid and Centres. Indeed, this is a great blessing that was not available to many of us 25 years ago. May Allaah bless all the teachers – the elders and youth amongst them, keep them firm, increase them in beneficial knowledge, righteous deeds and pure provision Aameen.

Valuable Experiences: [Some Scholars and Students Speaking About The Path to Acquiring Knowledge and Solidifying One’s Salafiyyah From Day One]

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

Question to Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah preserve him]: Which books do you advise the student of knowledge to read-those that give special attention in making clear the Salafi Methodology for him?

Response: Firstly, I advise myself and my brothers [to concentrate on memorising and studying] the Book of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic], for in it is guidance and light. It is the main foundation of Islaam and the Sunnah is its explanation and clarification. Thereafter, study the guidance of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] from the Saheehayn [i.e. Bukhaari and Muslim], the four Sunan [i.e. Sunan Abu Dawood, Sunan Daraqutni, Sunan Ibn Maajah, Sunan Nasaa-I, Sunan Al-Kubraa of Bayhaqi], the Masaaneed [i.e. Musnad Ahmad, Musnad Abu Dawood At-Tayalisi, Musnad Ad-Daarimi, Musnad Abu Ya’laa etc], the Jawaami (see footnote a) and other than them.

I advise the students of knowledge to study these three Books of the Sunan which have been (transmitted) with authenticity from Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], and that they study some sections in these Ummahaat [i.e. in Bukhaari, Muslim, Nasaa’ee, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah] and firmly concentrate on them in particular. That is because they are connected to the fundamental principles of the religion, such as kitaabul Ilm [the Book of Knowledge] in Saheeh Al-Bukhaari and kitaabul Imaan, because indeed Imaam Al-Bukhaari narrated – in this kitaabul Imaan- ahaadeeth in order clarify the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah in the subject matter of Imaan, and in their chapter headings he rebutted the Murji’a- those who are in opposition to this fundamental. And he firmly placed in this great book [i.e. Saheeh Al-Bukhaari] the Book of Itisaam [.e. the book of holding onto the way of the Prophet], the Akhbaarul Aahaad and kitaab At-Tawheed. That is because these [affairs] are connected to the fundamentals of the religion and they are very important.

It is obligatory to have an understanding of them after acquiring understanding of the Book of Allaah [The Most High]. Likewise, concentrate on kitaab As-Sunnah in Sunan Abee Dawood because it is a very important fundamental and it agrees with Saheeh Al-Bukhari in these affairs that we have mentioned. And in it is a notification about bidah-the bidah of the Jahmiyyah, the khawaarij and other than them. It distinguished the Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah and its Madhab from the deviated Madhabs. So the fundamentals in this subject matter are to be studied.

Likewise, (study) kitaab Al-Ittibaa of Ibn Maajah [i.e. adherence to the Messenger’s path] and khalq Af’aal Al-Ibaad of Bukhaari, because by way of it a person becomes acquainted with great fundamentals from the fundamental principles of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah regarding affairs related to the Qur’aan, (sound) creed, the Jahmiyyah and other than them amongst the people of bidah and misguidance. Likewise, [study] the first section of Sharhus Sunnah of Al-Baghawi because it concentrates on this subject matter. And ‘As-Sunnah’ of Al-khallaal, Sharh Usool Al-ittiqaad Ahlis Sunnah of Laalikaa’ee, Al-Hujja of Asfahaanee, Al-Ibaanah of Ibn Battah and what is similar to that.

Then the books of Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy on both of them], because in them there is an unequivocal and sufficient clarification of the fundamental principles of the religion and its subsidiary affairs, and all praise is due to Allaah. In these affairs of knowledge there is life [for the hearts]. Learn the Qur’aan, the (sound) creed, the (sound) methodology, the (sound) fundamentals and the (sound) subsidiary affairs (of the religion) in a manner as if you were acquiring them from the mouth of Allaah’s Messenger, and likewise all the books we have mentioned in a manner as if you were acquiring them (directly) from the mouth of the Messenger, the Sahaabah and those who followed their path. Ibn Taymiyyah did not become outstanding, vast in knowledge and well established in clarifying the truth except after learning these books. So we should study these books and these chapters from them, and may Allaah bless you.

Then we study all the Sunan. We look into the books of Fiqh, the books of Tafseer, the books of Hadeeth-all of them are beneficial; but (one gives) specific concentration to these affairs [i.e. the creed and methodology], especially in these times because many deviations are [seen from] the people of innovated thought and politics- the Soofiyyah, the Rawaafid and other than them. These innovations, deviations and trials cannot be confronted except by way of knowledge that is acquired properly from the book of Allaah, the Sunnah of Messenger of Allaah and the understanding of the Salaf. And I ask Allaah to grant us and you understanding of His Religion and “Whoever Allaah wishes good for, He gives him understanding of the religion.’ [end of quote] [Source: An Excerpt from ‘Fataawaa Al-Mar’atil Muslimah Page: 71-72. slightly paraphrased]

Footnote a: The Jawaami [i.e. First category: Those books that gather different types of narrations on the subject matter of creed, rulings, affairs of the heart, manners of eating and drinking, travel, residence, subject matter of tafseer, history, affairs of trials and tribulations, signs of the hour, virtues of the companions etc]. Some Imaams who compiled these works and their titles include: Saheeh Al-Bukhaari; Saheeh Muslim; Al-Muwatta; Musnad Ahmad; Sunan An-Nasaa’ee; Sunan Abu Daawud; Sunan At-tirmidhee; Sunan Ibn Maajah; Sunan Ad-Daarimi; Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah; Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan]; [Second category: Those are books whose authors intended to gather a large number of Prophetic Ahaadeeth, or gather Ahaadeeth of specific books, or gather different Ahaadeeth in a specific subject matter, such as ‘Jaami-ul Ahaadeeth of As-Suyooti; Jaami-ul usool Fee Ahaadeeth Ar-Rasool of Ibnul Atheer; Silsilah As-Saheehah of Albaanee; Sharh Mushkilah Al-Aathaar of Tahaawi; Al-Musnad Al-Jaami of Nawawi; Nailul Awtaar of Shawkaanee etc

NB: All these books mentioned by Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee [may Allaah preserve him] are to be studied under the scholars and their students, and not merely reading and deriving one’s own understanding from them.

 

Shaikh Khaalid Adh-Dhufayri – One of The Foremost Students of Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi

We asked some of those brothers, who are on Shaikh Khaalid’s online course and whose level in the Arabic language enables them to understand the teacher as well as the text they are studying (someone who has finished Madeenah books 2 and 3), so they mentioned the following subject matters: Qur’aan memorisation, Qawaa’id Al-Arba’ah, Usool Ath-Thalaatha, Usool As-Sitta, Fiqh Muyassar, Seerah, Manhajul Anbiyaa and Mudhakkarah Al-Hadeeth An-Nabawiyyah Fil Aqeedah Wal-Itti’baa (by Allaamah Rabee Bin Bin Haadi) etc Shaikh Khaalid [may Allaah protect him] studied under Al-Allaamah Rabee [may Allaah protect him] for over 20 years, and this is the likes of that which he has set up for those on his course. Alhamdulil laah, we know some of youth have made good progress – may Allaah bless them and their parents Aameen.

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated in Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm- [see page 77 onwards, under the section: كيفية الطلب والتلقي]- that a person should learn the Usool and establish his knowledge on sound Usool- the Qur’aan and the Sunnah etc. A person should not approach knowledge, whilst intending to acquire everything at once because that is not possible; rather one should acquire knowledge little by little. Likewise, one should not rely solely on books and his personal efforts, rather one should have a reliable Shaikh- one who is reliable in his understanding and is trustworthy- because the Shaikh who teaches you has already studied, taught, revised and understood. The Shaikh also mentioned that students have different abilities and some might be able to study more advanced books -under a Shaikh- than others. Likewise, the path followed in the path of seeking knowledge under the scholars vary depending where a person is residing and the method adopted by the scholars of that country.

[a] Aqeedah: Thalaathatul Usool, Qawaa’idul Arba’ah, Kash Ash-Shubuhaat, Kitaab At-Tawheed. Tawheed Al-Asmaa Was-Sifaat: Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah, then Al-Hamawiyyah and then At-Tadmuriyyah.

[b] Arabic Grammar: Al-Aajurroomiyyah, then Mulhatul I’raab’ by Al-Haraaree, then Qatr An-Nadaa’ by Ibn Hishaam and then Alfiya’ by Ibn Maalik with the explanation of Ibn Aqeel.

[c] Hadeeth: Arba’een of Imaam An-Nawawi, then Umdatul Ahkaam and then Buloogh Al-Maraam. Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] said he prefers that one limits himself [or herself] to Buloogh al Maraam because Umdatul Ahkaam enters Buloogh al Maraam-the majority of the ahaadeeth in Umdatul Ahkaam can be found in Buloogh Al-Maraam. If one is not able to memorise Buloogh al-Maraam, he [or she] has Umdatul Ahkaam because it is short and most of its ahaadeeth are found in Bukhaari and Muslim, so one is not burdened with checking their authenticity. Then one moves to Al-Muntaqaa’ by Ibn Taymiyyah, which is much bigger than Buloogh al-Maraam but weaker in its grading of the ahaadeeth found in it. Then one moves to the Ummahaat As-Sitta [Al-Bukhaari, Muslim, Abu Daawud, At-Tirmidhee, An-Nasaa’ee and Ibn Maajah].

[d] Mustalah: Nukhbatul Fikr and then Al-Fiyyah’ by Al-Iraaqee

[e] Fiqh: Aadaabul Mashee ilas Salaah’ by Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab [rahimahullaah], then Zaad Al-Mustaqni or Umdatul Fiqh, then Al-Muqni to study the difference of opinions in the madhaahib and further higher studies of this subject matter in Al-Mughnee. Order: Al-Umdah, then Al-Muqnee, then Al-Kaafee and then Al-Mughnee.

[f] Usool Al-Fiqh: Al-Waraqaat and then Rawdah An-Naadhir. But Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahmahullaah] said that there are other good and concise books on Usool al-Fiqh that can suffice a person.

[g] Tafseer: Ibn Katheer

[h] Usool At-Tafseer: Al-Muqaddimah’ by Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah

[i] Seerah: Mukhtasar Seerah An-Nabiy’ by Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab [rahimahullaah]. The source of this work is based on Ibn Hishaam’s work and Ibn Qayyim’s Zaadul Ma’aad. Zaadul Ma’aad -in particular- contains Fiqh in relation to the Seerah, in Tawheed and the deeds [acts of worship, dealings, manners, etiquetes etc] of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)]. [End of paraphrased quote]

Ustaadh Abu Humaid Saalim [may Allaah preserve him] stated: I heard our Shaykhs Abdullah Al-Ghudayan, Salih Al-Luhaydan and Salih AlFawzan and others all being asked similar questions – about what to focus on as it relates to various sciences and in particular for the beginner – does he focus on Quran first, Arabic, Aqeedah or Fiqh etc – and all had a uniformed answer: a person is to learn the fundamentals of the religion first, tawheed, aqeedah and manhaj – if he is to able to do all at same time – meaning give each science an equal amount of time – no problem – but if not, and a person has limited time/ability – then he must learn that which keeps him upright in his religion and aids him to fulfil the fundamental obligations of the religion – so he has to learn Tawheed/the pillars of Eemaan/the general beliefs of the people of Sunnah in creed – as well as after learning the meaning of the Shahaadah (which would come into the aqeedah anyway) and what it necessitates, he would also need to learn the rulings of the prayer hand in hand with his ongoing study of the Aqeedah, because that us binding upon him immediately and from the greatest of obligation upon him. Thus learning Arabic and Quran and focusing on them so much that a person neglects the above matters, is incorrect and out of place. A person can be proficient in Arabic, even born with an Arabic tongue, haafidh of Quran, yet misguided in creed and methodology. On other hand, you have a person who has zero Arabic and little Quran, yet guided and upright in Aqeedah and manhaj. So, arabic and the mere memorisation of Quran do not prevent a person from being misguided but it is the acquiring of the fundamentals, be that via English or any other language that give the person the tools to deal with doubts and fitan. Without doubt learning the other sciences should not be done at the expense of these fundamental usool. Allāh preserve our 1st teacher and our Shaykh Abū Iyyād, truly a blessing for us here in the UK and West in general. Many students have graduated and sat with numerous scholars over many years yet haven’t benefitted the English speaking Salafi communities in the West in the way he has and continues to. This is the Fadl of our Lord, He gives it to whosoever He pleases. May Allāh grant him a long life upon His Obedience and preserve him upon the Sunnah and protect him from the haters.

Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] said: To solidify your foundations upon Salafiyyah from day one, begin your journey with the well-known books of Aqeedah and Manhaj. Start reading and studying the following: The three fundamental principles- explanations of Al-Allaamah Ubayd Al-Jaabiri, Al-Allaamah Al-Fawzan or Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen, alongside this, the explanation of the Creed (Sharhus Sunnah) of Imaam Al-Barbahari with explanation of Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan or Al-Allaamah Rabee. Kitaab at-Tawheed: Explanation by Al-Allaamah Ahmad An-Najmi or Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan, alongside this: The Foundations of the Sunnah (Usulus Sunnah)- explanation of Al-Allaamah Ahmad An-Najmi or Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi. Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah- explanation by Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen, alongside this to strengthen your methodology regarding the call of the Prophets, Manhaj Al-Anbiya Fid Dawah ilallaah (The Methodology of The Prophets in Calling to Allaah) by Al-Allaamah Rabee Al-Madkhali (introduction by Al-Allamah Saleeh Al-Fawzaan). The audio explanations of these books taught by the scholars, students of knowledge and Shaikhs are available at salafisounds.com for free download. Alongside this, you should not neglect the Book of Allaah; read it, memorise it and understand it with a reliable Tafsir such as Ibn kathir, As-Sadi, and Ibn Uthaumeen. Also study the books of Fiqh (from a hdith perspective) such as Buloogh Al-Maraam of Ibn Hajr and Umdatul Ahkaam etc [End of quote from this booklet pages 7-8: https://abukhadeejah.com/advice-to-those-who-have-turned-to-the-way-of-the-salafand-a-weapon-in-the-hands-of-the-salafi-against-those-who-throw-doubts-at-his-methodology/

There’s no doubt that Aqeedah and Manhaj, alongside memorisation of the Qur’an, must be given paramount importaance; but we should not rush to gather everything at once; rather we ask the elder and experienced teachers (Shaikh Abu Khadeejah, Shaikh Abu Hakeem, Shaikh Abu Iyaad, Shaikh Abu Idrees, Shaikh Uwais At-Taweel and Shaikh Abdul Ilaah) regarding what is needed- depending on our personal circumstances and the locality in which we live. Some of us who were guided to Salafiyyah in the early and mid 90s concentrated on many Manhaj topics, alongside Usool Ath-Thalaatha, Kitaabut Tawheed, Bulooghul Maraam, Sifat Salaah by Imaam Al-Albaaanee, because we were surrounded by Qutbies, Ikhwaanees, Takfeeris, the callers to blameworthy blind following etc We greatly benefitted – at that time- by the Tawfeeq of Allaah from the robust and blessed refutations written by Shaikh Abu Talhah and Shaikh Abu Iyaad against these deviated groups, sects and parties, and we still- by the Tawfeeq Allaah – are attending study circles as well as reading the refutations written by the elder teachers on various topics. Therefore, if you see your companion giving priority to a particular program of study – Duroos in the Masjid and extra reading at home – based on the guidance of the elder teachers (Shaikh Abu Khadeejah, Shaikh Abu Hakeem, Shaikh Abu Iyaad, Shaikh Abu Idrees, Shaikh Uwais At-Taweel and Shaikh Abdul Ilaah)- do not seek to compel him to follow your opinion or view regarding what he or she should be attending or reading, rather remember that this a broad affair and Allaah has blessed us with access to many teachers, duroos in the Masjid and experienced elder teachers. May Allaah grant us all sincerity, steadfastness upon the sound Salafi Aqeedah and Methodology Aameen.

Finally, we remind ourselves of an important advice by Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah preserve him] when he stated as follows: When you embark on the path towards seeking knowledge- seeking (sound) understanding of it and acting upon it, this indeed is one of the signs that Allaah wishes good for you. Therefore, receive glad tidings, have good thoughts about Allaah and be sincere to Allaah [The Blessed and Exalted] in your statements, deeds and knowledge. Neither be deceived (by yourself) – we seek Allaah’s Refuge from self-deception – nor feel safe from Allaah’s plan. [فَلَا يَأۡمَنُ مَڪۡرَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَّا ٱلۡقَوۡمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ – None feels secure from the Plan of Allah except the people who are the losers]. [ Surah Al-A’raaf. Aayah 99]

A believer always fears that his situation will change. It has been reported from Aa’isha and Anas [may Allaah pleased with them] that the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] often (supplicated), “يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ – O turner of the hearts (Allaah)! Keep my heart firm upon your religion”. I [i.e. Aa’isha or Anas] asked, “O Allaah’s Messenger! We believe in you and what has been revealed to you, so do you fear for us?” He said, “Yes, indeed the hearts are between two fingers among the fingers of Allaah and He turns them how He pleases”. By Allaah! This is (true) understanding – that a person does not feel safe about himself, for indeed Satan flows through the human being like blood. (a) Therefore, a person should guard his heart, intellect and deeds ardently more than the (manner in which) he guards his wealth and honour. Whoever is given authority to look after his own affairs, it is obligated on him to guard his heart before everything else.

[رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ – Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower]. [ Surah Aal Imraan’ Aayah 8] [An Excerpt from Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 75-76]

I warn my brothers against the Fitan (trials, temptations) and that they turn to Allaah (for help) to keep them steadfast upon the Religion. They should supplicate a lot (just as Allaah taught the believers that they say),[رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ – Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower]. [Surah Aal Imraan’ Aayah 8]

They should make this tremendous supplication often and the supplication which Allaah’s Messenger used to make often. Anas said that Allaah’s Messenger used to say a lot, “O Turner of the hearts, keep my heart firm upon your religion”. So the companions said, “O Allaah’s Messenger! Do you fear for us?” He said, “Yes, indeed the hearts are between two fingers from the fingers of Allaah, and He turns them however He wills”.

Therefore, the believer does not feel secure from Allaah’s plan. [فَلَا يَأۡمَنُ مَڪۡرَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَّا ٱلۡقَوۡمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ – None feels secure from the Plan of Allah except the people who are the losers]. [Surah Al-A’raaf, Aayah 99]

The believer always fears Allaah – fears that Allaah may not accept his deeds and he is not deceived by hope [i.e. hoping whilst not striving sincerely]. The spending carried out in the path of Allaah and the strenuous effort made through acts of obedience to Allaah is nothing in the eyes of the truthful believer, for they are not equal to the smallest blessing amongst the (uncountable) blessings of Allaah. Allaah’s Messenger said, “Glorified be You (O Allaah) and free are You from all imperfections! I cannot fully praise you, for you are as you have praised yourself”. [Saheeh Muslim 486]

This was Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] – the one whose past and future sins were forgiven, but he feared Allaah the most. He said, “I swear by Allaah that I am the most fearful of Allaah and the most conscious of Him than you”. He used to stand for so long that his feet became swollen. Aishah said, “O Allaah’s Messenger! Why are you doing this when Allaah has forgiven your past and future sins?” He said, “Should I not be a thankful slave?” [An Excerpt from Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Pages 204-205. Slightly paraphrased]

So, beware! The affair is not about how quick one acquires knowledge and becomes prominent, rather the affair is to remain upon Salafiyyah, being humble, striving to increase in Imaan and Taqwah, and always fearing misguidance.

“Neither Are They Allowed to Reprimand Someone More Knowledgeable Nor Are They Worthy of It” – [Another View of Simpletons!]

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

“Neither Are They Allowed to Reprimand Someone More Knowledgeable Than Them Nor Are They Worthy of Carrying Out Such Responsibility Because They Are Not Scholars!” – [Another Statement of Simpletons When Well-known Elder Salafi Teachers Give Clarifications and Issue Warning Against Errors of Specific Individuals] 

This is one of the statements uttered by simpletons when our elder teachers produce unambiguous knowledge based refutations and clarifications. They claim that our Salafi teachers are not qualified to issue warnings against error. Indeed, this affair was discussed by Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khalee [may Allaah protect him] in his refutation against Dr Ibraaheem Ar-Ruhayli [may Allaah rectify his affair]. Regarding the affair of refutation and who is worthy of carrying it out against a person who opposes the truth, Dr Ibraaheem Ar-Ruhayli laid down conditions whose fulfilment would be impossible in many Muslim lands. He stated that refutation is to be carried out by a scholar who is firmly grounded in knowledge- the scholar who knows the subject matter of the refutation in detail, its legislated evidences, the statements of the scholars regarding it, the scale (extent or scope) of a disputant’s opposition against the truth, the origin (or basis) of the disputant’s doubts (or ambiguous statements, beliefs, views, opinions), the refutations of the scholars against the doubt and benefiting from the statements of the scholars in that regard. Also it is obligatory (or befitting) that the refuter clearly distinguishes (or makes the affair distinct) through strong evidences in order to establish (or clearly determine) the truth in order to remove the doubt – utilising precise expressions (or statements) so that nothing appears to the refuter or he understands something which the disputant does not intend. If this is not the case (i.e. if these conditions are not fulfilled according to Dr Ibraaheem Ar-Ruhayli), then great harm will occur through the one who embarks upon refuting, but did not fulfil these conditions.

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah protect him] responded to Dr Ibraaheem as follows… well done to Dr Ibraaheem Ar-Ruhayli for stating that refutation should be carried out by a scholar who is firmly grounded in knowledge, but the fulfilment of all those characteristics is neither found in every refuter nor in every refutation; therefore, if we were to make it a condition for every refuter and every refutation, corruption will appear and all the Ummah will be overcome except an odd number of people.

Then Al-Allaamah Rabee stated: It is ascertained that the fulfilment of these conditions cannot be achieved (i.e. in every refuter and refutation) because you cannot find Salafi scholars who are firmly grounded in knowledge in the majority of the Muslim lands, but there are students of knowledge. However, despite this, Allaah has benefitted (the people and the lands) through these students with regards to the spread of Tawheed, refutations against the Shirkiyyaat (i.e. beliefs and practices of shirk), bidah and superstitions.

Then Al-Allaamah Rabee stated: And I ask Dr Ibraaheem, “If there is a land or lands in which there is widespread bidah and evil deeds, the bidah of at-Ta’teel (negation of Allaah’s Attributes), the Bidah of the Qadariyyah, the bidah of Irjaa, the bidah of Shirk related to the graves (i.e. seeking intercession from the dead in the graves or calling upon them), consumption of alcohol and violating women’s honour, however, there is no Salafi scholar or scholars (in those lands) who are firmly grounded in knowledge and do not fulfil those conditions (i.e. the conditions stated by Dr Ibraaheem), but there are students of knowledge who have read Usool Ath-Thalaatha, Kashf Shubuhaat and Kitaab At-Tawheed of Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdil-Wahhaab, Al-Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah and Al-Hamawiyyah of Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, Umdatul Ahkaam of Imaam Abdul-Ghaniy Al-Maqdisiy or Buloogh Al-Maraam of Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr, then would it not be obligatory that they reject these evil affairs in accordance with the knowledge they possess, or is it obligated on them to keep quiet due to the fact that they are not firmly grounded in knowledge etc…..? I believe that indeed Dr Ibraaheem will answer that it is obligatory on them to reject these evils and put a stop to them in accordance with the knowledge and ability they possess, in fulfilment of Allaah’s (command):

وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ ۚ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful. [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 104]

And in fulfilment of the Messenger’s (command), “Whosoever of you sees an evil deed, then let him (stop) it with his hand. If he is unable to do so, then let him (stop it) with his tongue. If he is unable to do so, then with his heart (i.e. hate it, consider it to be wrong and keep away from it) and this is the weakest of Eemaan”.

Therefore, whoever among them (i.e. those students of knowledge) has Sultaan (i.e. authority given to him by the law of the land or the authorities), then it is obligated on him to stop these evil affairs with his hand and tongue. The one who does not have Sultaan (i.e. authority given to him by the law of the land or the authorities), then it is obligated on him to stop these evils with his tongue, his pen (i.e. through writing) or his stature (amongst the people). I do not think that either a scholar or a student of knowledge would be in opposition in this (affair). I believe that if those students of knowledge whom I have described (i.e. the ones who find themselves in those lands in which such evils are present) remain silent about stopping those evils, they would be included in the statement of Allaah:

لُعِنَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ عَلَىٰ لِسَانِ دَاوُودَ وَعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ بِمَا عَصَوا وَّكَانُوا يَعْتَدُونَ
كَانُوا لَا يَتَنَاهَوْنَ عَن مُّنكَرٍ فَعَلُوهُ ۚ لَبِئْسَ مَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ

Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Dawud (David) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they disobeyed (Allah and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds. They used not to forbid one another from the Munkar (wrong, evil-doing, sins, polytheism, disbelief, etc.) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do. [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayaat 78-79] (1)

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi also stated: Criticism (against individuals, groups, parties etc) must be accompanied with sound Aqeedah as pointed out by Khateeb al-Baghdaadee. And there has to be knowledge of the reasons for (carrying out) the criticism – the reasons must be known and there has to be – in the criticims – Wara [keeping away from what is doubtful lest one falls into what is fobidden and brings harmto himself in the Afterlife] and Taqwah [Fear of Allaah].

So if the person who carries out the criticism has knowledge regarding the subject matter “Criticism and Praise”, and he has Wara and Taqwa, then he can carry out criticism. And if the affair of the Majrooh (i.e. the one against whom valid criticism is established) is clear and is known to specific individuals and the general people-(for example), it is well known that this (person) steals, this one commits adultery, this one is a deceiver, this one is a Raafidi shiite, this one is a soofee who makes Tawaaf around the graves and establishes the Mamaaleed (i.e. celebrates the birthday of the Prophet and others]. These are clear affairs known to both a scholar and the one who is not a scholar, and it is not a condition that one has to go to someone who knows the misguidance of those people, (such as) a scholar to criticize them, because their affair is clear to the scholar and other than him. It is obligated on every Muslim to make known the affair of such (deviants, sinners, deceivers), warn against them and reject their acts of misguidance. The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever sees an evil deed, then let him stop it with his hand…etc” (see footnote a)

[Tameem Ibn Aws ad-Daaree (may Allaah be pleased with him) said that the Messenger (peace and blessinsg of Allaah be upon him) said]: “The religion is sincerity of purpose.” We said, “To whom?” He said, “To Allāh, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims and their general folk.” (see footnote b)

At present if you see a raafidi mixing with a Muslim who is a commoner and calling him to rafd (i.e. the beliefs of the raafidah), do you go to a scholar to refute that shiite! A soofee grave worshipper mixes with a commoner who is upon a sound natural disposition and directs him to his bidah (of grave worship), whilst I know that he is a grave worshipper, then no one can make it obligated on me to go to a scholar to clarify the affair of that grave worshipper and to warn against him. (2)

Finally, our elder teachers [may Allaah protect them] are more than capable of warning – based on clear proof – against those who oppose the truth. They are certified students of knowledge and are well known to some of the senior scholars, such as the likes of Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi and Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri [may Allaah protect them]. See here the clarifications – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Shaikh Abu Iyaad – regarding the situation of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi and those who defend him : https://abukhadeejah.com/muhammad-hadi-allegations-and-response-of-the-major-scholars/

Clarification by Shaikh Abu Iyaad – [A warning, a Refutation, Rebuke Against a Mistake or Behaviour Does Not Automatically Necessitate Tabdee; & a Mention of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi’s & Shaikh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhaylee’s Affair- [From 52mins onwards]: https://mixlr.com/albaseerah/showreel/narration-from-the-salaf-regarding-creed-and-methodology

Documents and Resources for Countering the Doubts of the Muṣaʿfiqah:

http://www.manhaj.com/manhaj/articles/uyryh-documents-and-resources-for-countering-and-exposing-the-musafiqah.cfm

Reminder: Shaykh Rabiʿ’s request for Shaykh Muḥammad bin Hādī to justify his tabdīʿ of Salafī students and shaykhs and to explicitly name the major scholars he accused of being “affected” and “destroyed” by the “Ṣaʿāfiqah” – one month, no answer: https://twitter.com/abuiyaadsp/status/1018974451269033986?lang=en-GB

The Salafi has no hidden Agenda…what you see is what you get. He utilises hikmah as much as possible, searches from the sunnah and salaf how to deal with a situation, but does not hide the haqq- By Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allaah preserve him]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPskJEucxs0

 

Footnote a: Question to Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz (Rahimahullaah): Is enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil by the hand an obligation on all Muslims, or is it limited to those in authority and their deputies?

Stopping wrong is obligated on all Muslims according to their ability, because the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] “Anyone of you who sees evil [i.e. that which is declared an evil deed by Islaam], let them stop it with their hand; if he cannot, then with their tongue; and if they cannot, then with his heart, and that is the weakest of Imaan’’. [Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi & others]

However, stopping evil by the 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 in his home [i.e. based on what the law of the land allows him]; 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. the authority given to them by the state authorities]; otherwise, people should not change with their hand anything they are not authorised to change. If they do make changes in matters that they have no authority over, 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 (by speaking out). They may say: ‘’O Fulaan! Fear Allaah! This is not permissible; this is Haraam, or This is obligated on you,’’ and clarify it with evidence from Sharee’ah. [NB: In the UK, objecting to certain behaviour can be viewed as harassment or verbal abuse, therefore a Muslim should be aware of what the law allows him before he says or does anything whilst living in the West].

As for changing matters with the hand, this should be done where one has authority, such as one’s home [i.e. within what the law allows], with those under one’s responsibility, or those authorized by the ruler, such as organizations given permission and authority to enjoin Good. They should make changes in accordance with the authority they have been given- in the way prescribed by the Sharee’ah, without exceeding their jurisdiction. The same applies to the governor of a city; he should make changes with his hand, in accordance with the instructions he has. [An Excerpt from Fataawa Ibn Baaz 8/208. Slightly paraphrased]

Footnote b: Translation of this hadeeth by Shaikh Abu Iyaad on this link: https://www.nawawis40hadith.com/nw/hadith/7/sincerity-of-purpose

Reminder on this hadeeth: The Religion is Sincerity of Purpose to Allaah and His Book, to The Messenger, Leaders of The Muslims and Their Common Folk: https://twitter.com/IslamStoke/status/1542079479958409216


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from “Bayaan Maa Fee Naseehati Ibraaheem Ar-Ruhayli Minal Khalal Wal-Ikhlaal’ pages 48-50′. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: Majmoo 14/262-263. slightly paraphrased]

[3] The Trials, Afflictions and Hardships! [Warning Against Trials That Will Reach Houses]

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

Usaamah [may Allaah be pleased with him] narrated, “Once the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] climbed a castle amongst the castles of Medina and said, “Do you see what I see? (No doubt) I see the spots where trials (temptations) will take place among your houses (and they will be) as numerous as the spots where raindrops fall.” [Saheeh Muslim 1878]

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

The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] has miracles (that cannot be equal to the miracles of anyone else) and from them is this miracle (mentioned in the hadeeth).

“The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] stood at the top of a (look our from a) caste” -Meaning, on a high castle at one of the high towers of Madinah. There used to be high structures in Madinah and they were strong towers from which they watched the enemy. They climbed on them and were raised high whilst watching the enemy who was approaching them.

He climbed on one of them and said, “Do you see what I see?” They said, “No”. They cannot see what Allaah’s Messenger sees, because that was one of his specific qualities and miracles (which none was given besides him). This (i.e. when he asked them whether they can see what he can see was stated as a) warning to the Ummah. He said, “I see the spots where trials (temptations) will take place among your houses” – Meaning, within or close to your houses, because trials will overwhelm people in their houses. This is a warning from him that there will be trials that will reach the people.

What usually happens is that when people stay in their homes, they are safe from trials (temptations); but when they exit them and are exposed to temptation, they are afflicted; however the houses cannot protect one from these trials (temptations mentioned in this hadeeth). They will reach the people in their houses whilst they are dwelling in them. This – and Allaah knows best – will take place during the end of time when mass media, space broadcasts and satellites are developed – as they say – because indeed evil is transmitted with it easily and reaches the houses by means of screens and equipment that transmit events. The person views it in his home – as if he is there (i.e. where those events are taking place)- whilst it is at the furthest corner of earth.

The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] never speaks out of his own desire and this is something that will (definitely) occur. The trials (temptations) will overwhelm the houses and enter them. This is a warning, news (based on divine revelation) from him [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]- warning the people when these widespread occur that a person should be cautious and protects his house from these trials (temptations). This (i.e. protecting oneself from these trials) will be accompanied with difficulty, but with patience and hoping for reward (in the afterlife), Allaah will aid him. (1)

Read about the fitna of TV by Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah preserve him]: The Role of Television in Social Engineering, Predictive Programming, Culture Creation and Destruction of Children and Society: http://www.dajjaal.com/liar/articles/xsxpr-the-role-of-television-in-social-engineering-predictive-programming-and-destruction-of-children-and-society.cfm


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Sharh Kitaab Al-Fitan Wal-Hawaadith Lil-Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdillaah Wahhaa. pages 18-19. slightly paraphrased]

They Say, “Why is Salaficentre So Forceful Even Though No Speaker -at MarkazUmar – Has Arrived Yet?”

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

They Say, “Why is Salaficentre So Forceful Even Though No Speaker Has Arrived Yet?”

The response to this is that we say to them that Abu Hurairah [may Allaah be pleased with him] said that Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “A believer is not stung twice (by something) out of one and the same hole.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhaari 6133]

In the beginning of the Fitna of Al-Hajuri, some of us were in a state of procrastination and also adopted a gentle approach towards some of the aggressive supporters of Al-Hajuri, because those supporters of Al-Hajuri were our close companions for many years prior to the Fitna, and they thought that our lenient approach and desire for rectification was a sign of weakness, which led one of them to physically impose himself on the Masjid committee after returning from Yemen, and all of them demanded that Al-Hajuri be allowed to give a telephone linkup in the Masjid. By the grace of Allaah – first and foremost, our elders – at Maktabah Salafiyyah (Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and others) together with Shaikh Abdul Ilaah [may Allaah protect them] stood by us and contacted Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri [may Allaah protect him], who refuted the supporters of Al-Hajuri in our Masjid and thus the carriers of the Fitna of Al-Hajuri and their head Murad Al-Jazaa’iri [may Allaah guide and return them to the truth Aameen] were repelled. This – by the grace of Allaah – brought about clarity and calmness.

Then during the early days of the Fitna of Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi, some of us in the Masjid Committee dealt gently with some of the people who were pushing the Fitna from Saudi, because they were our close companions for many years prior to the Fitna. We constantly advised one of them to consult our elder brothers in the UK, adopted a  gentle approach towards them whilst hoping that they will turn away from their reckless behaviour by the Tawfeeq of Allaah, but they persisted, transgressed and thought that they can influence our stance due to the close relationship some of us had with them in the past, so we moved away after Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah protect him] refuted and exposed two of them who are well-known to us. Once again, one them has raised his stubborn head and returned with plotting, so we intended to send a clear message – whilst our elders at Salafipublications and elsewhere deal with them – that we are no longer in state of procrastination. May Allaah guide and return them to the truth, or protect us from their plots Aameen.

Demand of Some Desperate Simpletons! [Give Original Arabic Text or Audio Regarding Shaikh Rabee’s Warning Against a Supporter of Muhammad Bin Haadi]

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

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ شُہَدَآءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوۡ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ أَوِ ٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ‌ۚ إِن يَكُنۡ غَنِيًّا أَوۡ فَقِيرً۬ا فَٱللَّهُ أَوۡلَىٰ بِہِمَا‌ۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُواْ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ أَن تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ وَإِن تَلۡوُ ۥۤاْ أَوۡ تُعۡرِضُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرً۬ا

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah; even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well- Acquainted with what you do. [Surah An-Nisaa. Verse 135]

Demand of Some Simpletons

After receiving Al-Allaamah Rabee’s warning against Shaikh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhaylee, they stated, “1. Please give the original Arabic Text/ Transcript/ Audio Recording of Shaykh Rabi’ Haafidhahullaah where he specifically warned against Shaykh Sulaiman ar-Ruhayli (Haafidhahullaah). 2. Please give the original Arabic Text/ Transcript/ Audio Recording of any other Kibarul ‘Ulama like Shaykh Fawzan (Haafidhahullaah), Shaykh Saleh Al Ash-Shaykh (Haafidhahullaah) or any other kibar where they specifically warned against Shaykh Sulaiman ar-Ruhayli (Haafidhahullaah). 3. Is it Fard/Wajib upon each of us to have a stance on Shaykh Muhammad bin Hadi or Shaykh Sulaiman ar-Ruhayli (Haafidhahumullaah)? If you say yes, then provide evidence. Please inform who amongst the senior scholars has said that and provide original Arabic Text/ transcript/ audio recording of him as an evidence.

Observations:

This is what some desperate simpletons wrote and thus shot themselves in the foot by repackaging the false principles of the blazing hizbiyyoon. In this above text they imply the following:

(1) Unless an audio tape or text is provided, we must reject the statement narrated to us by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and other reliable narrators [may Allaah preserve them] regarding Al-Allaamah Rabee’s warning against Shaikh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhaylee [may Allaah grant him the Tawfeeq to abandon Muhammad bin Haadi]. This absurd demand of theirs – in reality – necessitates that we must verify the narration of the trustworthy.

(2) They demand that other scholars must be quoted to support Al-Allaamah Rabee’s warning against Shaikh Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhaylee. This demand in reality necessitates that the statement of one scholar is not enough regarding this affair.

(3) They demand that proof is produced to establish that it is Waajib to take a stance on Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi or Shaikh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee!

All the above absurd demands, rather call them false principles of blazing hizbiyyoon repackaged as a rightful demand for proof by desperate simpletons, have already been rebutted by Al-Allaamah Rabee [may Allaah preserve him] in the past.

 

Firstly, with regards to point number 1, Al-Allaamah Rabee stated: “And with regards to transmission of information, then the information transmitted by one (trustworthy) person is sufficient because the Messenger used to send one person to Chosroes (i.e. the Emperor of Persia) to call him to Islaam and establish the proofs against him. He sent one person to Caesar the King of Rome to call him to Islaam and establish the proofs against him. The people used to enter Islam based on the message of this one trustworthy-truthful person sent by the Prophet. And if they rejected Islam and refused to follow Allaah’s Messenger based on the information transmitted by this one trustworthy-truthful person, the Prophet prepared an army against them. The Messenger prepared an army for the battle of Tabuk against the Romans based on the fact that they rejected the call to Islaam which was communicated to them by one person. He sent individuals to Bahrain, Oman and Yemen and their narrations were accepted”. (Ref A) 

Therefore, we ask the desperate simpletons, “Since when was it a condition that an audio recording must be produced to verify the narrations of the reliable narrators?!”

 

Secondly, with regards to point number 2, Al-Allaamah Rabee said: “The evidence for giving witnesses and the evidences for Jarh Wat-Tadeel are one and the same thing. As for the untrustworthy person, then his narration is not accepted. Likewise, the liar- the deceiver whose speech cannot be determined for its correctness, then his testimony is not accepted-neither his criticism against (a person) nor commendation is accepted (until verified). However, if one is a scholar who is precise and skillful, and he says about a person, “Such and such a person is a liar”, it is obligated on the people to accept his speech. The Salaf followed this methodology, (such as their saying), “Such and such is a liar”, “Such and such has a bad memory”, “Such and such is an innovator”, “Such and such is a Murji”, “Such and such is a khaariji”, “Such and such is a Mutazili” etc These statements have been made by Imaam Ahmad, Imaam Ibn Ma’een, Imaam Ibn Al-Madeenee, Imaam Bukhaaree etc. This the path followed by the Salaf; and why is that the case? That is because Allaah commanded us to accept the narration of the trustworthy narrators. Allaah (The Most High) said: [يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِن جَآءَكُمۡ فَاسِقُۢ بِنَبَإٍ۬ فَتَبَيَّنُوٓاْ – O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with a news, verify it]”. (Ref B)

Therefore, we ask the desperate simpletons, “Since when was it a condition that one must produce evidences from other scholars in order to validate the warning issued by a single Scholar?!”

 

Thirdly, with regards to point number 3, they demanded from us to prove whether it is obligated on them to take a stance against Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi, then they finally stated, “Please answer the above questions. If you can’t/ don’t have answers, then FEAR ALLAAH and STOP SPREADING THESE”.

Glorified be Allaah and free is He from all imperfections! The simpletons objected to a warning against a person (Shaikh Sulaymaan) who supports another person (Dr Muhammad Bin Haadi) who is guilty of false Tabdee, and then demanded evidence from those who transmit the warning to prove to them that they must take a stance against both the guilty and his supporter?! The response to this demand of theirs whether they should take a stance against both Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi and Shaikh Sulamaan Ar-Ruhaylee can be found here – a clarification by Shaikh Abu Iyaad- from 52mins onwards: https://mixlr.com/albaseerah/showreel/narration-from-the-salaf-regarding-creed-and-methodology

Indeed, the simpletons shot themselves in the foot by providing us with what can be used to unveil the reality of their foolish behaviour and absurd demands, then they demanded that we fear Allaah, even though fearing Allaah in this particular affair is only applicable to them because they are the ones aiding error, repackaging false principles of the blazing hizbiyyoon and demanding that we refrain from transmitting the truth. Therefore, we remind them of the fact that they are truly the ones upon whom it is obligated to fear Allaah regarding this affair, and that they abandon their absurd demands which may appear to be something pleasing to the unsuspecting reader, and that they repent to Allaah lest they become like those mentioned in the following Aayah. Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يُعۡجِبُكَ قَوۡلُهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَيُشۡهِدُ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا فِى قَلۡبِهِۦ وَهُوَ أَلَدُّ ٱلۡخِصَامِ
وَإِذَا تَوَلَّىٰ سَعَىٰ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ لِيُفۡسِدَ فِيهَا وَيُهۡلِكَ ٱلۡحَرۡثَ وَٱلنَّسۡلَ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡفَسَادَ
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُ ٱتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ أَخَذَتۡهُ ٱلۡعِزَّةُ بِٱلۡإِثۡمِ‌ۚ فَحَسۡبُهُ ۥ جَهَنَّمُ‌ۚ وَلَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمِهَادُ

And of mankind there is he whose speech may please you (O Muhammad), in this worldly life, and he calls Allah to witness as to that which is in his heart, yet he is the most quarrelsome of the opponents. And when he turns away, his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle, and Allah likes not mischief. And when it is said to him, “Fear Allah”, he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. So enough for him is Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest! [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayaat 204-206]

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: This is the state of many a person when it is said to him, “Fear Allaah”, he is led by arrogance and then says, “Am I a disobedient person, am I a criminal?! You fear Allaah”. But there is one who when it is said to him, “Fear Allaah”, he is shaken and what he holds in his hand drops out of fear of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic]. This person is from the people of piety and those who are truly acquainted with reality of affairs, but as for the first person, he is one led by arrogance, and Allaah’s Refuge is sought. He is led by arrogance to sin and then say, “I have not done anything! What have I done to the extent that you tell me to fear Allaah?!”

We say to this person [i.e. the arrogant one]: You are not more fearful of Allaah than the Messenger of Allaah [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], and indeed Allaah said to him in the beginning of [Surah Al-Ahzaab] :[يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ ٱتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ – O Prophet! Fear Allaah]; and in the final section of the Surah, Allaah said: [يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَقُولُواْ قَوۡلاً۬ سَدِيدً۬ا – O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth]. This includes everyone, even the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]. [An Excerpt from At-taleeq Alaa As-Siyaasah Ash-Shar’iyyah. Page 264. Slightly paraphrased]

Finally, with regards to the severity of the matter, then indeed Muhammad Bin Haadi committed the crime of false Tabdee and thus Al-Allaamah Rabee reprimanded him and all those who defend him. After being reminded of the consequences of false Tabdee, then you will realise -InShaaAllaah – why Al-Allaamah Rabee warns against everyone who supports Muhammad Bin Haadi (one guilty of false Tabdee): Read here: https://salaficentre.com/2022/07/14/brief-response-to-the-one-who-says-your-disapproval-of-muhammad-bin-haadi-is-too-severe/

We ask Allaah to protect us from from this foolish behaviour Aameen.


Refs A and B:

Excerpt from a lecture of the Shaikh titled:
هل مساءل الجرح والتعديل اجتهادية وما الرد من يقول لا يلزمني قول الشيخ الفلاني

[2] The Trials, Afflictions and Hardships! [Warning By Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan and Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi]

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

Abu Hurairah [may Allaah be pleased with him] narrated that Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Hasten to perform good deeds before a trial that is similar to the dark part of the night, (in which) a man will be a believer in the morning and an unbeliever in the evening, or he will be a believer in the evening and an unbeliever in the morning, and sell his religion for some things of the worldly life”. [Saheeh Muslim. Number 118]

“Hasten to perform good deeds”– Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said, “Meaning, do not delay righteous deeds, rather hasten to perform them because you do not know what you are about to face (encounter). A person should not postpone righteous deeds, rather he should hasten to perform them so that he does not miss, because there will be trials that will divert the people from righteous deeds, except the one Allah [The Mighty and Majestic] grants steadfastness. This (shows) that a person must adhere to his religion (of Islam) during trials, embark upon righteous deeds, busy himself with worship of his Lord and not to be diverted from it due to trials. Very few (people remain) steadfast during trials, except the one Allaah grants steadfastness and adherence to righteous deeds.

“Trial that is similar to the dark part of the night”– Meaning, severe (or great) – and Allaah’s Aid is sought. Severe trials during which a person is not guided to the correct path, because the affair will be confusing, except for the one Allaah has granted (sound) knowledge, (sound) understanding and (the ability to perform) righteous deeds by way of which he is saved from these trials. When these trials occur, people (will be) in different (situations)- amongst them is one who remains steadfast upon his religion (of Islam) despite the hardship that afflicts him, and amongst them is one – and they are numerous- who deviates. (1)

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah protect him] said: Many trials have occurred, amongst them trial of the khawaarij, the Rawaafid (see footnote a) and killing. Deviation and misguidance have occurred – either fighting and trials (related) to politics, creed, methodology and what is similar to them. Many people who were to be destroyed were destroyed and the one whom Allaah protected was saved and (enabled) to adhere to the true methodology. Therefore, during every trial, they (the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah) must openly proclaim the truth and clarify it for the people. They should distinguish – for them – between guidance and misguidance, between truth and falsehood, the manner in which the people will be safeguarded from these trials, the path through which they will be saved from entering into trials and other affairs (by way of which) Allaah guides this (victorious) group when (they) face every trial. (2)

“A man will be a believer in the morning and an unbeliever in the evening, or he will be a believer in the evening and an unbeliever in the morning”– Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan said, “Meaning, he wakes up in the morning as a believer with Iman, then he deviates by the by the end of evening he becomes a disbeliever vice versa. What is the cause (or reason)? “Sells his religion (of Islam) for some things of the worldly life”. This is proof (to show that) the worldly life is one of the trials- the Zahratud Dunyaa (adornments of the worldly life) and Zinaatud Dunya (things of the worldly life such as food, drinks, transportation, mansions, castles, status etc)- and thus a person abandons his religion (of Islam). A person might be captured by desire and love of the worldly things and thus he abandons his religion of (Islam) due to it. Allaah warned us against the worldly life, its adornment and being deceived by it, rather we take from the worldly life that which is sufficient in obedience to Allaah. As for just going along (or being preoccupied with it) and being forgetful of the Afterlife, this is destruction itself. (3)

Allaamah Rabee Bin Haad [may Allaah preserve him] said: “Yes, a man may be upon truth and then you do not see him thereafter except that he has become a disbeliever or a misguided innovator! This is nothing else but humiliation! He used to claim that he is upon good, a possessor of knowledge and upon the truth, but then he falls into disbelief-either Kufr Akbar or kufr Asghar. This is ignominy and Allaah’s Protection is sought. How many people have been humiliated and exposed by a trial! [Suddenly] you come to know of them and their false claims are unveiled, and their reality is clarified for you”. (4)

Al-Allaamah Rabee also stated: A believer always fears that his situation will change. It has been reported from Aa’isha and Anas [may Allaah pleased with them] that the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] often (supplicated), “يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ – O turner of the hearts (Allaah)! Keep my heart firm upon your religion”. I [i.e. Aa’isha or Anas] asked, “O Allaah’s Messenger! We believe in you and what has been revealed to you, so do you fear for us?” He said, “Yes, indeed the hearts are between two fingers among the fingers of Allaah and He turns them how He pleases”. By Allaah! This is (true) understanding – that a person does not feel safe about himself, for indeed Satan flows through the human being like blood. (a) Therefore, a person should guard his heart, intellect and deeds ardently more than the (manner in which) he guards his wealth and honour. Whoever is given authority to look after his own affairs, it is obligated on him to guard his heart before everything else.

[رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ – Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower]. [ Surah Aal Imraan’ Aayah 8] (5)

The Shaikh also stated: I warn my brothers against the Fitan (trials, temptations) and that they turn to Allaah (for help) to keep them steadfast upon the Religion. They should supplicate a lot (just as Allaah taught the believers that they say),[رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ – Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower]. [Surah Aal Imraan’ Aayah 8]

They should make this tremendous supplication often and the supplication which Allaah’s Messenger used to make often. Anas said that Allaah’s Messenger used to say a lot, “O Turner of the hearts, keep my heart firm upon your religion”. So the companions said, “O Allaah’s Messenger! Do you fear for us?” He said, “Yes, indeed the hearts are between two fingers from the fingers of Allaah, and He turns them however He wills”. (6)

We ask Allaah to protect us from the trials and tribulations Aameen.

اللَّهُمَّ بِعِلْمِكَ الْغَيْبَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ أَحْيِنِي مَا عَلِمْتَ الْحَيَاةَ خَيْراً لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا عَلِمْتَ الْوَفَاةَ خَيْراً لِي، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَشْيَتَكَ فِي الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ كَلِمَةَ الْحَقِّ فِي الرِّضَا وَالْغَضَبِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ الْقَصْدَ فِي الْغِنَى وَالْفَقْرِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ نَعِيماً لَا يَنْفَذُ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ قُرَّةَ عَيْنٍ لَا تَنْقَطِعُ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ الرِّضِا بَعْدَ الْقَضَاءِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ بَرْدَ الْعَيْشِ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ لَذَّةَ النَّظَرِ إِلَى وَجْهِكَ وَالشَّوْقَ إِلَى لِقَائِكَ فِي غَيْرِ ضَرَّاءَ مُضِرَّةٍ وَلَا فِتْنَةٍ مُضِلَّةٍ، اللَّهُمَّ زَيِّنَّا بِزِينَةِ الْإِيمَانِ
وَاجْعَلْنَا هُدَاةً مُهْتَدِينَ

O Allah! By Your Knowledge of the unseen and by Your Power over creation, let me live if life is good for me, and let me die if death is good for me; O Allah! I ask You to grant me (the blessing of having) fear of You in private and public; And I ask you (to make me utter) a statement of truth in times of contentment and anger; And I ask You for moderation when in a state of wealth and poverty; And I ask you for blessings that never ceases; And I ask You for the coolness of my eye that never ends; And I ask You (to make me pleased) after (Your) decree; and I ask You for a life of (ease, comfort, tranquility etc) after death; I ask You for the delight of looking at Your Face (i.e. in the Hereafter) and yearning to meet You without any harm and misleading trials (coming upon me); O Allah! Adorn us with the adornment of Eemaan, and make us (from those who are) guided and guiding (others). (7)

اللَّهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ لِي دِينِي الَّذِي هُوَ عِصْمَةُ أَمْرِي
وَأَصْلِحْ لِي دُنْيَايَ الَّتِي فِيهَا مَعَاشِي
وَأَصْلِحْ لِي آخِرَتِي الَّتِي فِيهَا مَعَادِي
وَاجْعَلِ الْحَيَاةَ زِيَادَةً لِي فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ
وَاجْعَلِ الْمَوْتَ رَاحَةً لِي مِنْ كُلِّ شَرٍّ

O Allah! Rectify my religion for me, which is the safeguard of my affairs; rectify my worldly (affairs), wherein is my livelihood; and rectify my Afterlife to which is my return; and make life for me (as a means of) increase in every good and make death for me as a rest from every evil. (8)

Footnote a: http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/hxnhe-the-splitting-of-the-muslim-ummah-part-3.cfm – By Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah preserve him]

Also read: How Do I Cope with the Trials, Suffering and Hardships in My Life? By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://abukhadeejah.com/how-do-i-cope-with-the-trials-suffering-and-hardships-in-my-life/


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Sharh Kitaab Al-Fitan Wal-Hawaadith Lil-Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdillaah Wahhaa. pages 11-12]

[Ref 2: An Excerpt from ‘Adh-Dharee’ah Ilaa Bayaan Maqaasid Kitaab Ash-Sharee’ah – 1/200-202]

[Ref 3: An Excerpt from Sharh Kitaab Al-Fitan Wal-Hawaadith Lil-Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdillaah Wahhaa. pages 11-12]

[Ref 4: An Excerpt from ‘Adh-Dharee’ah Ilaa Bayaan Maqaasid Kitaab Ash-Sharee’ah – 1/200-202]

[Ref 5: An Excerpt from Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 75-76]

[Ref 6: An Excerpt from Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Pages 204-205]

[Ref 7: Sunan An-Nasaa’ee’ Number 1305 & declared Saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in As-Saheehah Number 1301]

[Ref 8: Saheeh Muslim Number: 2720]

[1] The Trials, Afflictions and Hardships!

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

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

If the people were left alone without affliction and test, the believer would appear to be same as the hypocrite (due to ambiguity regarding their true reality), and the truthful would appear to be the same as the liar, and it would not be known regarding who this is and who that is. Amongst the people is one who exercises patience and adhere (firmly) to his religion (of Islam) regardless the trial and hardship that befalls him, and the good end would be for those who fear Allaah. And amongst the people is one who deviates from his religion of (Islam) during trials, because indeed – first and foremost- he was not upon a sound foundation. Allaah said:

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَعۡبُدُ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ حَرۡفٍ۬‌ۖ فَإِنۡ أَصَابَهُ ۥ خَيۡرٌ ٱطۡمَأَنَّ بِهِۦ‌ۖ وَإِنۡ أَصَابَتۡهُ فِتۡنَةٌ ٱنقَلَبَ عَلَىٰ وَجۡهِهِۦ خَسِرَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأَخِرَةَ‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلۡخُسۡرَانُ ٱلۡمُبِينُ

And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face. He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. [Surah Al-Hajj. Aayah 11] (1)

Imaam Al-Buhaari [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Chapter: ‘And among mankind is he who worships Allaah as it were upon the very edge’. Ibn Abbaas [may Allaah be pleased with him and his father] said about this Aayah, ‘A man used to come to Madeenah and if his wife gave birth to a son and his mares produce offspring, he said, ‘This religion of Islaam is good’, but if his wife did not give birth and his mares did not produce offspring, he would say, ‘This religion is evil'”. (2)

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said about this Aayah: There are those among the people who are weak in Eemaan- neither has Eemaan entered into his heart [i.e. with certainty] nor has it tasted its sweetness [or pleasure]; rather it entered into his heart either due to fear or by way of custom [i.e. he merely entered due to what he saw the people doing] in a way that does not allow his Eemaan to be firm during trials. [فَإِنۡ أَصَابَهُ ۥ خَيۡرٌ ٱطۡمَأَنَّ بِهِۦ‌ۖ – if good befalls him, he is content therewith]- Meaning: When his provision continues to come easily and he does not face any hardship, he is contented due to that good and not due to his Eemaan. And it maybe that Allaah grants this person well-being and does not put him to trial which would make him turn him away from his religion. [وَإِنۡ أَصَابَتۡهُ فِتۡنَةٌ ٱنقَلَبَ عَلَىٰ وَجۡهِهِۦ – But if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face] – Meaning: Either due to hardship or cessation of something he loves, he exits the religion [i.e. apostates]. [خَسِرَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأَخِرَةَ – He loses both this world and the Hereafter] – Meaning: As for in the Dunyaa, he does not receive what he wishes due to exiting the religion. The one who makes apostasy his main source of wealth – as a replacement of his religion through which he thinks that he will obtain what he hopes for, he will not receive except that which has been portioned out for him by Allaah. As for the afterlife, it is clear that he will be forbidden from entering paradise whose expanse is as wide as the heavens and the earth. And he will be deserving of the hell fire; [ذَٲلِكَ هُوَ ٱلۡخُسۡرَانُ ٱلۡمُبِينُ – That is the evident loss]. (3)

Imaam Ibnul Al-Jawzee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: And indeed many of the creation become helpless when their loved ones die. So amongst them is one who tears his clothes; and amongst them is one who strikes his face out of despair and amongst them is one who raise objections. And indeed I have seen an old man who reached nearly eighty years of age and he used to strictly guard the congregational prayer. So a son of his died and he said, “It is not befitting for anyone to supplicate, for indeed he will not be answered”. He then said, “Indeed Allaah has turned away from us, for He has not left us with a child’’. So, I realised that his prayers and performance of good deeds was merely a customary thing, because they were not nurtured upon knowledge and Imaan. These (people) are those who worship Allaah on an edge. (4)

Allaah’s Aid is sought! We ask Allaah for safety against misguidance and the plots of Shaytaan Aameen.

اللَّهُمَّ بِعِلْمِكَ الْغَيْبَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ أَحْيِنِي مَا عَلِمْتَ الْحَيَاةَ خَيْراً لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا عَلِمْتَ الْوَفَاةَ خَيْراً لِي، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَشْيَتَكَ فِي الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ كَلِمَةَ الْحَقِّ فِي الرِّضَا وَالْغَضَبِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ الْقَصْدَ فِي الْغِنَى وَالْفَقْرِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ نَعِيماً لَا يَنْفَذُ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ قُرَّةَ عَيْنٍ لَا تَنْقَطِعُ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ الرِّضِا بَعْدَ الْقَضَاءِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ بَرْدَ الْعَيْشِ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ لَذَّةَ النَّظَرِ إِلَى وَجْهِكَ وَالشَّوْقَ إِلَى لِقَائِكَ فِي غَيْرِ ضَرَّاءَ مُضِرَّةٍ وَلَا فِتْنَةٍ مُضِلَّةٍ، اللَّهُمَّ زَيِّنَّا بِزِينَةِ الْإِيمَانِ
وَاجْعَلْنَا هُدَاةً مُهْتَدِينَ

O Allah! By Your Knowledge of the unseen and by Your Power over creation, let me live if life is good for me, and let me die if death is good for me; O Allah! I ask You to grant me (the blessing of having) fear of You in private and public; And I ask you (to make me utter) a statement of truth in times of contentment and anger; And I ask You for moderation when in a state of wealth and poverty; And I ask you for blessings that never ceases; And I ask You for the coolness of my eye that never ends; And I ask You (to make me pleased) after (Your) decree; and I ask You for a life of (ease, comfort, tranquility etc) after death; I ask You for the delight of looking at Your Face (i.e. in the Hereafter) and yearning to meet You without any harm and misleading trials (coming upon me); O Allah! Adorn us with the adornment of Eemaan, and make us (from those who are) guided and guiding (others). (5)

Believer Does Not Lose Hope, Rather He Excises Patience

https://salaficentre.com/2020/03/only-those-who-are-patient-shall-receive-their-rewards-in-full-without-hisaab-without-limit-calculation-and-estimation/

Grief, Distress, Helplessness, Laziness, Miserliness, Cowardice, Being Heavily In Debt And Being Overcome By Men: https://salaficentre.com/2020/03/grief-distress-helplessness-laziness-miserliness-cowardice-being-heavily-in-debt-and-being-overcome-by-men-the-prophet-used-to-seek-allaahs-refuge-from-these-eight-affairs/

Severe Ailments For Eighteen Years And The Highest Level of Patience – [Prophet Ayyoub (alayhis salaam)]

https://salaficentre.com/2020/03/severe-ailments-for-eighteen-years-and-the-highest-level-of-patience-prophet-ayyoub-alayhis-salaam/

Souls Cannot Be Purified Until They Are Put to The Test – [Admonition By Imaam Ibnul Qayyim]

https://salaficentre.com/2019/08/souls-cannot-be-purified-until-they-are-put-to-the-test-admonition-by-imaam-ibnul-qayyim/

One of The Clear Distinctions Between The Pious Souls And Those Whose Hearts Are Captivated By The Worldly Life: https://salaficentre.com/2019/08/one-of-the-clear-distinctions-between-the-pious-souls-and-those-whose-hearts-are-captivated-by-the-worldly-life/

The Prophet Drew a Square! https://salaficentre.com/2022/06/10/the-prophet-drew-a-square/


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Sharh Kitaab Al-Fitan Wal-Hawaadith Lil Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdil Wahhaab. page 10. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: Saheeh Al-Bukhaari Number 4742]
[Ref 3: An Excerpt from Tafseer As-Sadi. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 4: An Excerpt from Ath-Thabaat Indal Mamaat. Page: 11]
[Ref5:Sunan An-Nasaa’ee’ Number 1305 & declared Saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in As-Saheehah Number 1301]