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We Have a Right to Research and Question Before Taking Any Medication- [Reminder to Vile Cowards, Bigots and Slanderers Hiding Behind Hidden Identities On Social Media]

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

Firstly: Reminder to The Vile Slanderers Hiding Behind Hidden Identities – Those Uttering The Term Conspiracy Theorist Against Anyone Who Researches and Chooses Not to Be Vaccinated: The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “Whoever accuses a believer of something that is not true, Allaah will make him dwell in flowing pus on the Day of Judgement”. [Saheeh Sunan Abee Dawud 3597]

Secondly, Reminder to The Vile Bigots: An Advice Regarding Differing Over COVID-19 ― And Understanding The Ijitihād Of Scholars In Worldly Affairs: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/advice-regarding-differing-over-covid-19/

Principles Concerning “Infectious Disease” (al-ʿAdwā) Written by Shaikh Abu ʾIyāḍ [may Allaah preserve him]: https://www.salafidawahtooting.com/blog/principles-concernin-infectious-diseases

Harmonising between the Prophet’s negation of contagious diseases and his forbiddance of entering a land which has a contagious disease, mixing with afflicted people and touching them―Imām Ibn Bāz, Imām Al-Albāni and Al-Hāfidh Ibn Hajr By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://abukhadeejah.com/how-to-gather-between-the-prophets-negation-of-contagious-diseases-and-mixing-with-afflicted-people/

Inflammation After COVID Vaccine in People Under 30: https://brandnewtube.com/watch/urgent-message-after-226-reports-of-heart-inflammation-after-covid-vaccine-in-people-under-30_I94XJ79oAkxwUJ5.html

Vaccine Education: http://www.vaccines.me/index.cfm

Finally, why do the bigots and vile slanderers want us not to question the doctors?! Dear Dr ………………..

I am writing to pose questions to you regarding the proposed X, Y or Z vaccinations. I hereby notify you that I shall only offer my consent to be vaccinated upon condition that the answers to each and every single question set out below is in the affirmative and all reasoning requested supplied to me as soon as reasonably practicable.

Q1: Are you Dr ……………., exercising your duties as a medical doctor as laid out by the GMC and do you stand by that at all material times? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q2: Are you satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the X, Y or Z vaccine is sufficiently safe and effective for mass rollout without a marketing licence? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q3: Are you satisfied that the X, Y or Z vaccine is even necessary with the generally accepted survival rate from disease X, Y or Z being around 99.96%, and the vast majority of recorded deaths being in the elderly and those with severe co-morbidities? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q4: Are you certain that the X, Y or Z vaccination campaign is not a human experiment? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q5: Do you therefore agree that fully informed consent of a man or a woman, boy or girl is a fundamental pre-requisite to both respecting their fundamental human rights under UDBHR, GDPR and due and proper fulfilment of your duty as a doctor? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q6: Do you have in your possession or control reliable data, independently verified, detailing the precise ingredients in the X, Y or Z vaccine? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q7: Are you satisfied as a medical doctor/professional that such vaccine ingredients shall not individually or collectively cause me adverse psychological and/or physical reactions? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q8: Are you prepared to sign a personal indemnity for the benefit of myself and/or my heirs/next-of-kin upon full unlimited liability in your private capacity for any harm or loss of life experienced by me from adverse reactions following upon my taking the vaccine in one or repeated doses? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q9: Do you understand that concealment of data and blocking or wilful refusal to provide data or information relating to our personal data is a criminal offence under Data Protection Act 2018 section 173? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q10: Are you prepared to set out your precise reasons upon independent evidence for your affirmative answers to Questions 2. 3 and 7? Kindly send me a reply signed in wet ink within one calendar month in order to comply with Data Protection requirements and answer my concerns in honour and lawful transparency. Thank you.

By:

(Signature in blue)

The Religion of Islam is a Perfect Solution for all Problems – By Imaam As-Sadi: [Part 5]

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

After the author (Imaam as-Sadi) mentioned the third corrupt and false solution (refer to post 4.1), he then started to clarify what the religion of Islam brought in this subject matter- the greatest subject matter. He said:

As for the Islamic religion, it brought people out of the darkness of ignorance, disbelief, injustice, aggression and all kinds of evils (and entered them) into the light of knowledge, (sound) faith, certainty, justice, mercy and all good things. Allaah said:

لقد من الله على المؤمنين إذ بعث فيهم رسولا من أنفسهم يتلو عليهم آياته ويزكيهم ويعلمهم الكتاب والحكمة وإن كانوا من قبل لفي ضلال مبين

Indeed Allah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad ) from among themselves, reciting unto them His Verses (the Qur’an), and purifying them (from sins by their following him), and instructing them (in) the Book (the Qur’an) and Al-Hikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet (i.e. his legal ways, statements, acts of worship, etc.)], while before that they had been in manifest error. [Surah Aal Imran. Aayah 164] (see footnote a)

Allaah said: [إن الله يأمر بالعدل والإحسان وإيتاء ذي القربى وينهى عن الفحشاء والمنكر والبغي يعظكم لعلكم تذكرون – 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. [Surah An-Nahl. Aayah 90]

Allaah said: [إِنَّ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ يَہۡدِى لِلَّتِى هِىَ أَقۡوَمُ – Verily, this Qur’an guides to that which is most just and right]. [Surah Al-Israa. Aayah 9]

Allaah said: [اليوم أكملت لكم دينكم وأتممت عليكم نعمتي ورضيت لكم الإسلام دينا – This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion]. [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayah 3]

Allaah said: [وتمت كلمة ربك صدقا وعدلا – And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice (Surah Al-An’aam. Aayah 115) – Meaning, Allaah’s divine statements by way of which He legislated the laws and laid down rulings. Indeed Allaah made it complete in all respects, with no shortcoming in it in any way- (perfect) truthful reports from Allaah regarding His Oneness and Recompense, the truthfulness of His Messengers in that which they have transmitted regarding matters of the unseen and just in its rulings. All its commands are based on (perfect) justice, benevolence, all types of good, righteousness and (upright) rectification. Its prohibitions are based on perfect wisdom and it forbids injustice, transgression and all types of harm.

Allaah said: [ومن أحسن من الله حكما لقوم يوقنون – And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm Faith]. [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayah 50]

Neither has Allaah commanded anything about which the sound mind would say, “If only Allaah forbade it”, nor has Allaah forbidden anything about which the sound mind would say, “If only Allaah commanded it”. This religion has permitted all that is good and beneficial, and forbidden all evil and harmful. Allaah said:

الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ

Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad ) whom they find written with them in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), he commands them for Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained); and forbids them from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); he allows them as lawful At-Taiyibat [(i.e. all good and lawful) as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.], and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khaba’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.), he releases them from their heavy burdens (of Allah’s Covenant), and from the fetters (bindings) that were upon them. [Surah Al-A’raaf. Aayah 157]

Commentary: In the above statement, the author explains that the religion of Islam is the correct religion in all affairs – in creed, worship and manners, and it is the upright solution and the blessed path. It is the one and only religion that removes humankind from the darkness of ignorance, disbelief, oppression, transgression and all types of evil and (enters them) into the light of knowledge, sound faith, certainty, justice, mercy and all types of good. The author will mention great affairs through which he’ll make known the perfection of the religion and its fulfilment of all (necessities) that are sought after. [Source: https://www.al-badr.net/detail/UY7sjBcaQE from 1hr. 4mins 50secs to 1hr 8mins 22secs. paraphrased excerpt]

Footnote a: Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Mad’khalee [may Allaah preserve him] stated: Allaah conferred a great favour on this Ummah by sending Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and the knowledge [of the religion], truth and guidance he brought. Allaah said in Surah Aal Imran:

لَقَدۡ مَنَّ ٱللَّهُ عَلَى ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ إِذۡ بَعَثَ فِيہِمۡ رَسُولاً۬ مِّنۡ أَنفُسِهِمۡ يَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡہِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَيُزَڪِّيہِمۡ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلۡحِڪۡمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبۡلُ لَفِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ

Indeed Allah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, reciting unto them His Verses (the Qur’an), and purifying them (from sins by their following him), and instructing them (in) the Book (the Qur’an) and Al-Hikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet (i.e. his legal ways, statements, acts of worship, etc.)], while before that they had been in manifest error. [Surah Aal Imraan’ Aayah 164]

And Allaah [The Most High] said in Surah Al-Jumu’ah:
هُوَ ٱلَّذِى بَعَثَ فِى ٱلۡأُمِّيِّـۧنَ رَسُولاً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡہِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَيُزَكِّيہِمۡ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبۡلُ لَفِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬

He [Allaah] is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur’an, Islamic laws and Islamic jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of Prophet Muhammad). And verily, they had been before in manifest error. [Surah Al-Jumu’ah Aayah 2]

They used to be in a state of Al-Jaahilyyah (see footnote b) – neither possessed knowledge nor had a book revealed by Allaah. No warner [i.e. Messenger] came to them for a very long time, then this noble Messenger [Muhammad (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam)] came to them whilst they were the most ignorant and misguided people; but Allaah guided them and saved them from the fire of hell through Muhammad’s Dawah and Messengership, as Allaah said:

وَٱذۡكُرُواْ نِعۡمَتَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ إِذۡ كُنتُمۡ أَعۡدَآءً۬ فَأَلَّفَ بَيۡنَ قُلُوبِكُمۡ فَأَصۡبَحۡتُم بِنِعۡمَتِهِۦۤ إِخۡوَٲنً۬ا وَكُنتُمۡ عَلَىٰ شَفَا حُفۡرَةٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلنَّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُم مِّنۡہَا‌ۗ

And remember Allah’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. [Surah Aal Imraan Aayah 103]

They used to be upon the evilest state of affairs –in a state of enmity, hatred, animosity and disunity. They committed robbery and pillage, and created a state of anarchy; so Allaah saved them through Muhammad in this worldly life and they became the most advanced nation- established the most virtuous civilization ever known to humankind and became the best of all nations amongst humankind, who enjoined good, forbid evil and believed in Allaah, just as Allaah and His Messenger praised them. The Messenger said: “The best of the people are those living in my generation, then those who come after them and then those after them”. [Bukhaari 2651] [An Excerpt from Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm pages 144-146]

Footnote b: What is Al-Jaahiliyyah? Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said: Al-Jaahiliyyah: It is derived from al-Jahl (ignorance). It is an absence of knowledge, and the intent behind it is the before Islaam. The before the advent of Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) is (referred to as) Jaahiliyyah because they were in ignorance and misguidance in the affairs of worship, dealings, food, drink, marriage and other than that. They were in ignorance and misguidance due to the long period between Eesaa and Muhammad (i.e. the absence of a messenger).

This was a period of over four hundred years during which the divine message stopped. The divine message was obscured, and ignorance and misguidance became widespread. The people worshiped idols, trees, stones, false deities, the Jinn and humans. They worshiped the Angels, the Awliyaa and the righteous people, and they were upon divergent paths with regards to acts of worship.

And with regards to the affair of halaal and haraam, they did not distinguish between good and filth; rather they used to deal with usury. The Ribaa Al-Jaahiliyyah (The Pre-Islamic Usury) was: When they used to settle a debt with a debtor, they would say: either you settle the debt, or we increase the debt and double the time it (should be paid). This was the Pre-Islamic Usury and it used to be predominant in their dealings. They used to gather wealth through forbidden means–through pillage, plunder, robbery and devouring people’s wealth through falsehood.

And with regards to food, they made dead animals and blood lawful; they used to eat dead animals, blood and repugnant things. And with regards to their relationship between one another, they used to kill and fight one another over the most trivial thing. They neither had a leader nor a state–they were either under the authority of tribal systems or under the authority of the Persians and the Romans. The powerful used to encroach upon (the rights of the weak), and the oppressor used to transgress the limits, and no one stopped him.
This was the in Jaahiliyyah (The Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance). They were upon ignorance in all aspects (of life) and the greatest of that (ignorance) was with regards to worship and creed. They used to be upon the creed of Shirk and they rejected the (Resurrection) and the Divine Message (of the Messengers). (Allaah said that) they used to say: [مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ بَشَرٍ مِنْ شَيْءٍ – Nothing did Allaah send down to any human being (by revelation) 6:91]

This was their state in Jaahiliyyah (The Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance); then, Allaah (Glorified Be He) sent Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) with the Guidance and the Religion of Truth. Allaah stated: [هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ – It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with Al Hudaa (the Guidance) and Deenul Haqq (the religion of truth -Islaam) 9:33]

‘Hudaa’ is beneficial knowledge and ‘Deenul Haqq’ is righteous action. Allaah (Glorified Be He) sent His prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) with beneficial knowledge and righteous action–so with the sending of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic ignorance) ceased to exist for ever walil-laahil Hamd, and knowledge and guidance arrived.

The ‘Jaahiliyyah Aamma’ (The Pre-Islamic ignorance that was widespread in the world and touched every aspect of life) has ceased to exist; but it remains with some people or with some of the tribes, or in some of the lands. This is Jaahiliyyah Juz-i (a portion of Pre-Islamic Ignorance), (but) as for the ‘Jahiliyyah Aamma’, this has ceased to exist with the sending of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), but some characteristics of Pre-Islamic ignorance remain with some of the people due to saying of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam): ”Among my people there are four characteristics belonging to pre-Islamic period which they do not abandon: boasting of high rank, reviling other peoples’ genealogies, seeking rain by stars, and wailing (i.e. for the dead)’’ (reported by Muslim).” This remains, but it is a portion, (but) as for the Jaahiliyyah Aamma, it has ceased to exist.

So due to this, it is not permissible to say that the people are in Jaahiliyyah (Pre-Islamic ignorance). Some (people) say: (the people) are in a state of Pre-Islamic ignorance that is more severe than the one before the sending of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)…. The meaning of this (statement of theirs) is a denial of what the Messenger (sallal-laahu-layhi-wasallam) came with; it is a denial of the Qur’aan, the Sunnah of the Prophet and the abundant knowledge within our hands. Its meaning is that we are in Jaahiliyyah (Pre-Islamic ignorance). This is a mistake, the people are not in Jaahiliyyah, walil-laahil Hamd, but there remains some of the characteristics of Jaahiliyyah in some individuals, in some nation states and in some tribes; but this is a specific Jaahiliyyah. Therefore, it is incumbent to be acquainted with this affair. https://salaficentre.com/2013/09/updated-the-people-used-to-ask-about-the-good-hudhaifah-radiyallaahu-anhu/

The Religion of Islam is a Perfect Solution for all Problems – By Imaam As-Sadi: [Part 4.2 – A Solution to Problems Associated With Creed Championed By Poisonous Minds of Philosophers With a Pharaonic Trait]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated: Among the people there is a group that claims the (knowledge) of philosophy and metaphysics; then they brought the greatest misguidance and absurdities, denied the Great Lord (Allaah) and His existence, therefore more so that they denied the Messengers, the divine books and matters of the unseen. And they denied Allaah’s Aayaat [lessons, proofs, evidences, revelations] wrongfully, arrogantly and due to self-exaltation, though they were convinced – within their own souls -about them (i.e. that those Aayaat are truth). They denied the knowledge of the Messengers and what was indicated by the divine books, arrogantly turned away from them due to what they were acquainted with of the natural sciences and the affairs attached to them. They denied all realities except what they perceived with their senses and limited narrow experiences in comparison to the knowledge of the Prophets. So, they worshiped nature, made it their greatest concern and the sum of their knowledge- went beyond what their (innate) natural dispositions dictate and did not adhere to any of the divine religious laws or (sound) human morals. Animals became better than them, for indeed they were deprived of (sound) morals and urged towards animalistic desires – neither had a purpose to hope for nor (sound) outcomes to pursue. [Allaah (The Exalted) stated]:

[وقالوا ما هي إلا حياتنا الدنيا نموت ونحيا وما يهلكنا إلا الدهر – And they say: “There is nothing but our life of this world, we die and we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr (the time).] [Surah Al-Jaathiyah. Aayah 24] The polytheists- with their polytheism and disbelief – became better and much lesser in evil than them.

And what is very amazing is that in recent times this pernicious school of thought has swept away – by its currents – the masses of humankind due to weakness in religion and lack of insight, and when powerful nations laid down for it the ropes and traps through which people perished. [end of quote]

Commentary: These people brought the greatest misguidance and absurdities through philosophy and metaphysics, which led them to deny Allaah’s existence, therefore, their denial of the Messengers, the divine books and matters of the unseen was more expected. However, this willful denial was similar to that of pharaoh and his people. Allaah said: [وَجَحَدُواْ بِہَا وَٱسۡتَيۡقَنَتۡهَآ أَنفُسُہُمۡ ظُلۡمً۬ا وَعُلُوًّ۬ا‌ۚ – And they belied them (those Ayat- signs, proofs, evidences, revelations) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayat) are from Allah, and Musa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Musa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. [Surah An-Naml. Aayah 14]

The willful denial and arrogance of these people led them to deny the greatest reality that is firmly entrenched in the sound innate natural dispositions and upright intellects. They thought that this (i.e. denial of Allaah’s existence, the Messengers, Divine books and matters of the unseen) is the greatest solution to problems associated with creed. So, after the author mentioned this third corrupt and false solution, he then started to clarify what the religion of Islam brought in this subject matter- the greatest subject matter. [Source: https://www.al-badr.net/detail/UY7sjBcaQE 58mins 50secs to 1hr. 4mins 50secs. paraphrased excerpt]

One Deprived of The Benefits From Fire and Rainstorm- [A Parable On Guidance, Misguidance and Shortsightedness]

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

Allaah [The Most High] said:

مَثَلُهُمۡ كَمَثَلِ ٱلَّذِى ٱسۡتَوۡقَدَ نَارً۬ا فَلَمَّآ أَضَآءَتۡ مَا حَوۡلَهُ ۥ ذَهَبَ ٱللَّهُ بِنُورِهِمۡ وَتَرَكَهُمۡ فِى ظُلُمَـٰتٍ۬ لَّا يُبۡصِرُونَ

Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire; then, when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. (So) they could not see. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Verse 17]

Allaah [The Most High] informed us about the state of the hypocrites with regards to their share of the revelation and that their state is that of one who kindled a fire, in order to be given light and benefited, because they enter into Islaam and are given light by way of it- benefit from it, receive safety and keep the company of the Muslims. However, when it is the case that their companionship with the Muslims is not based on the light of Islaam in their hearts, it ceased and Allaah took away their light. And Allaah [The Most High] did not say, “Allaah took away their fire” because fire contains both light and flames; rather Allaah took away the light from the fire and left them with the flames and darkness, so they could not see. This is the state of the person who could see guidance, but then became blind in misguidance; the one who knew (the truth) but then rejected it and the one who entered Islaam and then separated his heart from it, so he does not return. And that is why Allaah [The Most High] said: [فَهُمۡ لَا يَرۡجِعُونَ- So they return not (to the Right Path)]. (1)

Allaah [The Most High] said:

أَوۡ كَصَيِّبٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ فِيهِ ظُلُمَـٰتٌ۬ وَرَعۡدٌ۬ وَبَرۡقٌ۬ يَجۡعَلُونَ أَصَـٰبِعَهُمۡ فِىٓ ءَاذَانِہِم مِّنَ ٱلصَّوَٲعِقِ حَذَرَ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ مُحِيطُۢ بِٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ

Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunderclap for fear of death. But Allah ever encompasses the disbelievers (i.e. Allah will gather them all together). [Surah Al-Baqarah. Verse 19]

Allaah [The Most High] likened the hypocrites’ share of the guidance to that of a person who did not receive any share of a rainstorm, except the darkness, thunder and lightning. He has no share of what is around that (i.e. water), such as the source of life it (provides) for the land, the people, the trees and the animals. The darkness, thunder and lightning is not the goal, rather it is a means to receiving the complete benefit from that rainstorm. However, due to the ignorance of an ignorant person, his observation is limited to the darkness, thunder and lightning that is found in that rainstorm, which also necessitates (the presence) of severe cold, disruption of the traveler’s journey and hindering a person from his work. He (i.e. the ignorant person) does not have that insight to make him realise the life that is brought (to the land, the trees, animals etc) and (other) benefits. This is the affair of every short sighted and feeble minded person, whose observation of a tangible difficulty does not go beyond (what he sees so as to realise) the desirable things behind that difficulty. This is the state of affairs of the majority of the creation, except those who are given clear-sightedness. (2)


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from (I’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een 1/200-202. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: بدائع التفسير الجامع لما فسّره الإمام ابن القيم الجوزيّة  Vol 1. Page: 101. Slightly paraphrased]

The Religion of Islam is a Perfect Solution for all Problems – By Imaam As-Sadi: [Part 4.1 – A Solution Adopted In Religious Affairs By Diseased Intellects]

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

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

And among the people are those who believe in some of the Messengers and the divine Books, but not in the other Messengers and divine books, even though the Messengers and the divine Books affirmed the truthfulness of each other, agreed with each other, and were in agreement in the fundamental principles. So, their denial invalidated their belief, and their acknowledgment of some of the Prophets and the divine books became invalidated by their denial of the other Prophets and divine books; so they remained in deviation in their religion, bewildered in their faith and in a state of contradiction in their knowledge. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

إن الذين يكفرون بالله ورسله ويريدون أن يفرقوا بين الله ورسله ويقولون نؤمن ببعض ونكفر ببعض ويريدون أن يتخذوا بين ذلك سبيلا أولئك هم الكافرون حقا

Verily, those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers and wish to make distinction between Allah and His Messengers (by believing in Allah and disbelieving in His Messengers) saying, “We believe in some but reject others,” and wish to adopt a way in between. They are in truth disbelievers. [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayaat 150-151]

So, Allaah passed a judgment of disbelief against them because He knows that their claim to belief was incorrect, and if it was true, they would have believed in all the facts on which the Messengers agreed, but (Allaah said) that they said: [نؤمن بما أنزل علينا ويكفرون بما وراءه وهو الحق مصدقا لما معهم – “We believe in what was sent down to us”. And they disbelieve in that which came after it, while it is the truth confirming what is with them]. [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 91]  That is why their claim of faith is a false claim, so Allaah [The Exalted and Majestic] said about them: [فلم تقتلون أنبياء الله من قبل إن كنتم مؤمنين – Why then have you killed the Prophets of Allah aforetime, if you indeed have been believers?]

Commentary:

This is another solution adopted by the diseased intellects in the subject matter of faith, religion and creed, and that is amongst the people are those who believe in some of the Messengers and the divine books, but they do not believe in the other Messengers and divine books, even though the Messengers and books confirm the truthfulness of each other and agreed with each other in the fundamental principles, as the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “The Prophets are (like) paternal brothers, their mothers are different, but their religion is one”.(1)

“The Prophets are (like) paternal brothers” – Meaning, the creed and fundamental principles of the Prophet was one. There was difference in the creed of the Prophets, and this why the scholars have stated that the sound creed of the Prophets can never be abrogated. The creed of all the Prophets- the first to the last of them – was one creed; but difference only occurred in the different laws given to them (which is the meaning of the statement, “their mothers are different”. Allaah said: [لِكُلٍّ۬ جَعَلۡنَا مِنكُمۡ شِرۡعَةً۬ وَمِنۡهَاجً۬ا‌ۚ – To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way.] [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayah 48] (see footnote a)

This is why belying some of the Prophets or some of Allaah’s divine books is tantamount to be belying all the Prophets and divine books. Allaah stated about the people of Prophet Nooh: [كَذَّبَتۡ قَوۡمُ نُوحٍ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ – The people of Nooh belied the Messengers. (Surah Ash-Shu’araa. Aayah 105)] They only belied Nooh, but belying one Prophet is tantamount to belying all the Prophets because the creed of all the Prophets is one.

So, after the author clarified the corruption of the polytheists (refer to part 4 of this series), he then clarified the corruption of those who claim ascription to some of the religions, such as the Jews -those who claim that they are followers of Prophet Musa [peace be upon him], and the Christians- those who claim that they are followers of Prophet Isa [peace be upon him]; but they disbelieve in Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and the message he was sent with. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy mercy upon him] mentioned a discussion that took place between him and a Christian (as follows):

Ibnul Qayyim said to the Christian, “You have insulted the Lord (i.e. Allaah) of entire existence in a manner that none amongst the creation has done before you.”

The Christian replied, “May God forbid that is the case”.

Ibnul Qayyim said to him, “In your statement that Muhammad is a false Prophet, there is insult against the Lord of the entire existence in a manner that none of the creation has uttered before you”.

The Christian said, “How is that the case?”

Ibnul Qayyim said, “From the time Allaah sent Muhammad, his religion has not ceased being elevated and none has attempted to confront this religion, except that his affair became lowly (inferior). Allaah said:

[هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَرۡسَلَ رَسُولَهُ ۥ بِٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلۡحَقِّ لِيُظۡهِرَهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱلدِّينِ ڪُلِّهِ – It is He (Allaah) Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions] [Surah At-Tawbah. Aayah 33)]

Therefore, either Allaah knows about it or does not know. If you say that Allah does not know, then you have insulted Allaah in a manner that none has insulted Him; but if you say that Allaah knows about it, then Allaah has stated:

وَلَوۡ تَقَوَّلَ عَلَيۡنَا بَعۡضَ ٱلۡأَقَاوِيلِ
لَأَخَذۡنَا مِنۡهُ بِٱلۡيَمِينِ
ثُمَّ لَقَطَعۡنَا مِنۡهُ ٱلۡوَتِينَ
فَمَا مِنكُم مِّنۡ أَحَدٍ عَنۡهُ حَـٰجِزِينَ

And if he (Muhammad ) had forged a false saying concerning Us (Allah), We surely should have seized him by his right hand (or with power and might), and then certainly should have cut off his life artery (Aorta), and none of you could withhold Us from (punishing) him. [Surah Al-Haaqqah. Aayaat 44-47]

The Christian said, “God forbid that we say he is a false prophet; rather he is a true prophet and our sensible people say that he is a truthful Prophet and his followers are people of success (in this life and the next)”.

Ibnul Qayyim said to him, “What stops you from becoming one of his followers?”

The Christian said, “Musa is also a truthful prophet and Isa is a truthful prophet, and I am one of the followers of Isa”.

Ibnul Qayyim said to him, “If you say that he (Muhammad) is a truthful prophet and you do not believe in him, then indeed he has declared the one who does not believe in him a disbeliever, and that such a person is an inhabitant of the fire. He said, ‘By the one in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, none from this nation of Jews and Christians hears of me, and then dies without having faith in my message, but that he will be an inhabitant of Hellfire’. (2) Therefore, either you say that he is truthful prophet and follow him, so that you are from the people who are successful and saved, or you negate this claim with your actions”.

The Christian said, “Speak to be about something else other than this topic”. So, the Christian sought to escape from the subject matter.

Allaah said:

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَكۡفُرُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يُفَرِّقُواْ بَيۡنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ وَيَقُولُونَ نُؤۡمِنُ بِبَعۡضٍ۬ وَنَڪۡفُرُ بِبَعۡضٍ۬ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَّخِذُواْ بَيۡنَ ذَٲلِكَ سَبِيلاً
أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرُونَ حَقًّ۬ا‌ۚ

Verily, those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers and wish to make distinction between Allah and His Messengers (by believing in Allah and disbelieving in His Messengers) saying, “We believe in some but reject others,” and wish to adopt a way in between. They are in truth disbelievers. [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayah 150-151]

So, this is one of the corrupt solutions in the subject matter of creed (i.e. belief in some Prophets and divine books and disbelief in others). The first corrupt solution was that of the polytheists (refer to part 4 of this series) and the second is that of ahlul kitaab (i.e. those Jews and Christians who deviated from the path of their prophets). [Source: https://www.al-badr.net/detail/UY7sjBcaQE from 45mins 38secs to 58mins 50secs. paraphrased]


Ref 1: Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree. Number 3443

Footnote a: Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said in his explanation of the statement:

[لِكُلٍّ۬ جَعَلۡنَا مِنكُمۡ شِرۡعَةً۬ وَمِنۡهَاجً۬ا‌ۚ – To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way.] [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayah 48] These divine laws that differed in different communities of the Prophets are the ones that Allaah changed according to the change of time and circumstances, and all of them were based on justice when they were legislated. As for the major fundamental principles which will always be (a necessary) means of wellbeing and are always based on wisdom in all eras, they remain the same and were legislated in all the different laws of the Prophets. [refer to article for more detail: https://salaficentre.com/2020/01/27/allaahs-commands-are-applicable-in-every-era-and-place-tawheed-salaah-zakaat-kind-treatment-towards-parents-orphans-and-the-poor-utter-good-speech/

[Ref 2: Ṣaḥeeh Muslim 153]

The Religion of Islam is a Perfect Solution for all Problems – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 3]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “When some examples of the teachings of Islaam and its directives are presented, it will become clear to every sane and just person that this is true, and that all creation are compelled in their need for it, and that they cannot do without it in any situation. That is because the whole world has been overwhelmed with the problems of life and all humankind is floundering in the depths of darkness (see footnote a). They are guided in one way and astray in another way, an affair established for them upon uprightness in some of its aspects and deviation occurs in the rest of it. This is the result of one of two affairs: either ignorance of what the religion (of Islam) indicates and guides to, or haughtiness and deviation, evil intentions and goals, which prevents them from the righteousness they are acquainted with, as is often the case”.

Commentary: The author will present examples related to Aqeedah, mutual dealings and the calamities that afflict many people; then he will demonstrate clearly how Islam solves these problems. He will also make it clear that the path followed by many people in searching and seeking to solve these problems – through other than the religion of Islaam – does not lead to anything other than fruitless outcomes, and the problems only increase with other problems. All the creation are compelled in their need for the great Islamic solutions that are based on the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of the Messenger, and they cannot do without them in any situation. Then the author clarified the situation of the people and the many problems, and that is because the worldly life is a place of trial and test. Just as some people are put to trial through illness, others are put to trial through good health, and just as some people are tested through poverty, others are tested through riches. Allaah said: [وَنَبۡلُوكُم بِٱلشَّرِّ وَٱلۡخَيۡرِ فِتۡنَةً۬‌ۖ – and We shall make a trial of you with evil and with good]. [Surah Al-Anbiyaa. Verse 35]

This life is a trial and this is why a person does not cease facing (different situations) and seeking solutions. Those who are blessed – amongst Allaah’s servants – return to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Prophet to solve problems, so they are guided to that which contains good and success. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “I have left two matters with you. As long as you hold to them, you will not go astray. They are the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet”. All the people are in darkness except those whom Allaah blesses with the light of knowledge. This is why the knowledge that is based on the book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger is light for a person. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَكَذَٲلِكَ أَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ رُوحً۬ا مِّنۡ أَمۡرِنَا‌ۚ مَا كُنتَ تَدۡرِى مَا ٱلۡكِتَـٰبُ وَلَا ٱلۡإِيمَـٰنُ وَلَـٰكِن جَعَلۡنَـٰهُ نُورً۬ا نَّہۡدِى بِهِۦ مَن نَّشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِنَا‌ۚ

And thus We have sent to you (O Muhammad ) Ruhan (an Inspiration, and a Mercy) of Our Command. You knew not what is the Book, nor what is Faith? But We have made it (this Qur’an) a light wherewith We guide whosoever of Our slaves We will. [Surah Ash-Shura. Verse 52]

Humankind are all floundering in the depths of darkness- guided in one way and misguided in another way, an affair established for them upon uprightness in some of its aspects and deviation occurs in the rest of it, because the solutions they have are in opposition to the Qur’aan and Sunnah. These solutions solve some problems, but destroy, corrupt and harm in other ways. It is not enough that a person solves a problem in one way and destroys a lot in another way. It should not be that seeking to remedy a particular illness of a person leads to several other diseases from another angle. The solutions pursued by these people – those are floundering in the depths of darkness – solve a problem in one way, but lead to many other problems. Why is this case? The author says, “This is the result of one of two affairs: either ignorance of what the religion indicates and guides to, or haughtiness and deviation”. So, the author makes it known here that the mistakes of the people and turning away from from the upright and blessed Islamic solutions is due to two reasons: the first affair is ignorance and the second haughtiness and misguidance. Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] said whilst praising the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him]: [مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمۡ وَمَا غَوَىٰ-Your companion (Muhammad) has neither gone astray nor has erred]. The statement [مَا ضَلَّ – Has neither gone astray] affirms perfection in knowledge and the statement [وَمَا غَوَىٰ – nor has erred] affirms perfection in action. A person’s situation becomes upright when these two affairs are gathered in him.

The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] stated about the four rightly guided Calips, “It is obligated on you to adhere to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Khulafaa Ar-Raashideen Al-Mahdiyyeen. Raashid [i.e. being steadfast upon the right path and firmly established upon it] is the opposite of Ghiwaayah [straying from the right path or conduct] and Hidaayah [guided to the path of truth and submitting to it] is the opposite of the Daalaal [misguidance, especially in knowledge and creed]. Dalaal is tantamount to corruption in knowledge and Ghiwaayah is tantamount to corruption in action. The deviation of the people is based on these two affairs or one of them – either corruption in knowledge or corruption in action, or both of them. Allaah said: [هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَرۡسَلَ رَسُولَهُ ۥ بِٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلۡحَقِّ – It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with Hudaa (guidance) and Deenul Haqq (the religion of truth)]. Hudaa (guidance) is beneficial knowledge and Deenul Haqq (religion of truth) is righteous actions. (1)

Footnote a: A Brief Reminder Regarding At-Taa’ifah Al-Mansoorah [The Victorious Group]- By Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan and Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee [may Allaah preserve them and all the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah]: https://salaficentre.com/2020/06/01/a-brief-reminder-regarding-at-taaifah-al-mansoorah-the-victorious-group-by-shaikh-fawzaan-and-shaikh-rabee/


[Ref 1: https://www.al-badr.net/detail/UY7sjBcaQE from 19mins 41secs to 31mins 33secs. Paraprhrased Excerpt]

The Religion of Islam is a Perfect Solution for all Problems – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 2]

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

Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “What we have stated (regarding the fact that Islam solves all problems etc) is proven – regarding its truth and correctness – by what has been experienced and clearly perceived through the five senses, just as the (uncorrupted) divine laws, (uncorrupted) natural dispositions and sound minds indicate its reality. That is because the entire religion (of Islam) is righteousness and a means of upright rectification- all of it repels evil and harm, calls to goodness and guidance, and warns against evil and all kinds destructive things”.

Commentary: The state of affairs bears witness to this, and the meaning of this is that many of the problems which people seek to solve based on other than the Qur’aan and the Sunnah have not been solved in a sound manner; but they found a cure (or remedy) after returning to the Qur’aan and Sunnah. This is known in relation to both widespread problems and problems that affect individuals. Many times a person is faced with a problem and he searches – due to lack of understanding – for something to solve it, but through the divine revelation; then he finds that the affair has not increased except in more problems and his calamity has not increase except in more evil, so he reflects and finds that what will stop his problem is found in Islam. For example, the person who faces financial problems may not perceive that his problem did not occur except due to engaging in some forbidden dealings- enters into usury and the likes, and after a period of time it becomes clear to him that his problem only increase in severity, even though the divine guidance puts a stop to problems associated with poverty, riches and illness. Many times people enter into forbidden things when seeking to solve the problem of illness and the affair only increases in severity, and the problem brings other problems. Details will follow from a very beneficial Prophetic narration as to how Islam solves the problem of poverty and illness, and what Islam’s guidance is regarding these problems. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

[ إِنَّ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ يَہۡدِى لِلَّتِى هِىَ أَقۡوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡمَلُونَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمۡ أَجۡرً۬ا كَبِيرً۬ا – Verily, this Qur’an guides to that which is most just and right and gives glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad , etc.). who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward (Paradise)]. [Surah Al-Israa. Verse 9]

And Allaah describes the Qur’aan that is an explanation of everything (see footnote a), but despite this many of Muslims do not return to it due to many reasons and the greatest of them being the existence of much ignorance, little understanding and gatherings of knowledge, and their weak understanding in the religion ordained by Allaah. (1)

Footnote a: “And We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur’an) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allah as Muslims)”. [Surah An-Nahl. Verse 89]


[Ref 1: Listen to audio here: https://www.al-badr.net/detail/UY7sjBcaQE. from 12mins 34secs to 19mins 41secs. Paraphrased Excerpt]

The Religion of Islam is a Perfect Solution for all Problems – By Imaam As-Sadi [Part 1]

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

Introduction: The Importance of This Book

Reading this book is very beneficial in order that people become acquainted with the excellence of the religion of Islaam and its accomplishment of all the obligatory affairs (or necessities) that are sought after; and that it is a perfect religion that explains all affairs and solves all the problems of the people- a means to attaining all beneficial (useful) things, repels all evils, a means to success and safety, and a means to attaining the Pleasure of their Lord. This book is a means of increasing and strengthening Eemaan, because that which will increase the Eemaan of a Muslim and strength in this religion is through acquaintance with the excellence of this religion and its mighty station.

Imaam As-Saddi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “All praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon Muhammad and all his family and companions. To proceed: These are statements related to the subject of the Islamic religion, and that it guides to that which is the most just and upright- guides the servants of Allaah through its creed, manners, dealings and directives, and establishes the basis of that which will benefit them in their worldly life and the Hereafter. And a clarification that there is no way to upright rectification of any of the affairs of the creation – completely – without it. And a clarification that all systems that are contrary to the religion of Islam cannot establish uprightness in religious and worldly affairs unless they are based on the teachings of the religion”.

Commentary: The author clarified the religion of Islam – its creed, which is the most sound, the most perfect and the greatest; and its manners, which are the best and purest; and its dealings, which are the finest and the best; and its directives, which are the most upright, and its structures upon which is founded every good and virtue- upon a lofty basis that is built on a robust foundation. The Islamic creed, its manners, dealings, directives and its structures guides the servants of Allaah in their worldly life and Afterlife. And it is not possible to rectify – completely (or perfectly) – anything from the affairs of the creation, except through Islam. Sometimes there are conferences (or conventions) to solve some problems, but neither a single verse from Allaah’s Book is mentioned nor a hadeeth of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], whilst seeking an upright solution to problems. All systems that are contrary to the religion of Islam cannot establish uprightness in religious and worldly affairs unless they are based on the teachings of the religion. The details of this affair will proceed…. (1)

Allaah [The Most High] said:

أَفَمَنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَانَهُ عَلَىٰ تَقْوَىٰ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانٍ خَيْرٌ أَمْ مَنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَانَهُ عَلَىٰ شَفَا جُرُفٍ هَارٍ فَانْهَارَ بِهِ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ ۗ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ

Is it then he, who laid the foundation of his building on piety to Allah and His Good Pleasure, better, or he who laid the foundation of his building on an undetermined brink of a precipice ready to crumble down, so that it crumbled to pieces with him into the Fire of Hell. And Allah guides not the people who are the Zaalimoon [polytheists and wrong doers]. [Soorah At-Tawbah: Ayah: 109]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Whoever wants his building to be elevated, then it is incumbent upon him to strengthen and fortify its foundation, because the elevation of the building is based on the firmness and fortification of its foundation. Deeds are a building and Eemaan is their foundation. If the foundation is strong, it carries and elevates the building, and if a part of the building is damaged, it is easy for it to bear the [damage]; but if the foundation is not firm, then neither will the building be elevated nor will it be firm. And if something from the foundation is damaged, the building will either collapse or close to that. Therefore, the duty of a knowledgeable person is that he makes the foundation sound and fortified. As for the ignorant person, he elevates [the building] whilst building upon other than a [strong] foundation, so his building does not remain.

The foundation of deeds is like the physical strength of a person- if the strength is vigorous, the body will be able to withstand burden and repel many harmful things; but if it is weak, the body’s ability to withstand burden is weakened and harm quickly overcomes the person. Therefore, support your building [i.e. your actions and deeds] with the foundation of Eemaan; for if something from the top of your building decays and falls down, then it would be much easier for the [building] to bear [the damage], rather than the destruction of the foundation. This foundation [i.e. Eemaan] is based on two affairs:

Firstly: Sound knowledge and awareness of Allaah, His Commandments, Names and Attributes. Secondly: Complete submission to Allaah alone [i.e. by worshipping Him alone] and [unconditional obedience to] His Messenger alone. This is the firmest foundation upon which the slave establishes his building [i.e. his actions and deeds]. Therefore, one solidifies the foundation, preserves its strength and carries on being enthusiastic, and thus what is desired [i.e. success in this life and the next] will be reached [InShaaAllaah].(2)

Dr. 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?! (3)

[Ref1: Listen to audio here: https://www.al-badr.net/detail/UY7sjBcaQE. Stopped at 12mins 34secs. Paraphrased Excerpt]

[Ref2:An Excerpt From Al-Fawaa’id. page 154. slightly paraphrased]

[Ref3: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 ]

Education, Science and Culture: [Whose Definition, Methodology and Goals Do We Follow?]

Qur’anic Proofs Which Show that the Religion of Islam Embodies the Beneficial Contemporary Sciences and Professions – Part 20

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

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

The greatest evils of knowledge and inconsistencies occurs as a result of acquainting oneself with the creation without its Creator, acquaintance with effects without the One who created those effects, acquaintance with causes without the one who created those causes and acquaintance with the paths without its sound goals. The deficiency in this type of acquaintance is numerous and its harm is great, for indeed many of the atheists and those deceived by them are skilled in the natural sciences, but they confine themselves to it and are blind regarding its association with its Creator and Causer. And with regards to that which is placed in these natural sciences of wonders and secrets, they see themselves as those who know the wonders of the natural sciences – which none knows besides them – and the secrets which Allāh has placed in nature, so it gives them higher status over others and thus they become afflicted with vanity and self-deception. They confine themselves to it, consider it as the final outcome, the purpose and the goal, and thus occurs great deviation, deficiency in knowledge and intellect. If they knew and affirmed belief in the true Creator and the One Who Controls all the affairs of the Universe- the One who attached the means and causes to His Qadaa Wal Qadr (see footnote a), know that the means and causes are an abode of His Perfect Wisdom – for indeed Allāh [The Most High] is All-Wise, He placed things in their rightful places, gave the subtle affairs and big affairs an amazing orderly system and a firm association; gave everything that is sought after and the goals a means or cause, and a path that will lead to it, and due to this results and outcomes are based on the strength or weakness of the means or causes, and the strength or weakness of the performer of the deed- and then they bound these means, paths and outcomes to Allāh’s Qadaa Wal Qadr, their knowledge would have been perfected and they would have acquired of certainty that which cannot be acquired by those who have not reached their level; but they are glad (and proud) with that which they know of those paths whose tangible worldly outcomes they know and became haughty by way of them, so the statement of Allāh [The Most High] apply to them:

[فلما جاءتهم رسلهم بالبينات فرحوا بما عندهم من العلم وحاق بهم ما كانوا به يستهزئون – Then when their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were glad (and proud) with that which they had of the knowledge (of worldly things): And that at which they used to mock, surrounded them (i.e. the punishment)]. [Surah Ghaafir. Aayah 83]

Allāh said:

وجعلنا لهم سمعا وأبصارا وأفئدة فما أغنى عنهم سمعهم ولا أبصارهم ولا أفئدتهم من شيء إذ كانوا يجحدون بآيات الله وحاق بهم ما كانوا به يستهزئون

And indeed We had firmly established them with that wherewith We have not established you (O Quraish)! And We had assigned them the (faculties of) hearing (ears), seeing (eyes), and hearts, but their hearing (ears), seeing (eyes), and their hearts availed them nothing since they used to deny the Ayat (Allah’s Prophets and their Prophethood, proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, and they were completely encircled by that which they used to mock at! [Surah Al-Ahqaaf. Aayah 26]

This is the greatest evil consequence of self-amazement and arrogance without exception, and the most perilous path through which many people become beguiled and deceived; therefore we ask Allāh to blessed us with sound knowledge that is supported by sound intellect, divine text and sound natural disposition – the beneficial knowledge which the servant knows in all its aspects, and the knowledge which links the subsidiary affairs to its (sound) fundamental principles, and its means, causes, effects and outcomes are ascribed to the One Who originated and created them. It is the knowledge whose possessor does not disassociate the creation from its Creator- neither disassociates its effects from the One Who made them effective, nor disassociates the wisdom, the secrets and the amazing orderly systems in the creation from the One Who Created and Perfected them, organised them in perfect order and brought them into existence prior to their non-existence. This is the knowledge that bears the fruits of certainty and through which tranquility is obtained, and through which happiness and success is attained. It bears the fruits of beautiful manners and righteous deeds, beneficial to the religious and worldly affairs.

As for the sciences of the deviants – as we mentioned – they are mutilated, amputated and stale. The end result of its usefulness is similar to the benefit of the physical industries as it is witnessed and clearly seen. Neither does it bear fruits of Eemaan nor honesty, neither mercy nor beautiful manners; rather its fruits are the opposite. Everyone with a great (sound) mind and (sound) high intelligence becomes extremely sorrowful that these are its goal and fruits, for indeed sound intellect understands things and fully comprehends them in all their aspects, then engages with the beneficial things, makes use of the good things and skills (or talents) which a servant is endowed with; combining between the affairs related to one’s wellbeing in this worldly life and the Hereafter, and that which benefits the body and the souls; sound examination of the principles (or precepts) and final outcomes, and linking matters that are related to each other, because anyone who is not attributed to these characteristics has deficiency in his intelligence accordingly, so how about his religion?

And among the signs of the deviants in relation to religion and intelligence is that they are deceived by their opinions and absurd intellects, and their mockery of the intellects of the most excellent human beings and the most virtuous of them amongst the Prophets, their followers and the people guidance. So, through this their arrogance is known- their excessive behaviour and rejection of that which can never be rejected and their wilful denial of the virtue of those who came before them to reject the truth. They hinder the servants of Allaah from the religion and path ordained by Allāh, and they speak about the realities mentioned by the Messengers in a manner other than its true reality. And they say:, “This is an ancient intellect (or mind); an outdated opinion, the tales of the ancients”, just as the Messengers were opposed by their enemies with these filthy and nefarious statements. Indeed, many of the children and the youth who neither possess insight nor mature intellects have been deceived by them. Do they not know that the intellects can neither be complete nor purified except by divine revelation and the Qur’aan, and cannot be beneficial intellect until it is nourished with the guidance and certainty which the Messenger brought?

Allāh [The Most High] said: [إن في ذلك لآيات لأولي النهى – Verily, in this are proofs and signs for men of understanding]. [Surah Taha. Aayah 54] [لآيات لأولي الألباب – There are indeed signs for men of understanding]. [Surah Aal Imran. Aayah 190]

They are the people of decent intellect, rightly guided views and purified manners. Can one find sound intellects that can be anywhere closer to the (perfect, unmatched, unblemished, upright) intellect of the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] without whom the intellects and views cannot be illuminated except through his intellect? The perfection of the intellects are based on how much they have obtain from his intelligence, what he deems to be correct, and his guidance and perfect path which is free from error, so they nourish themselves with its light, guidance and the perfect course it leads to. Allāh [The Most High] said: [والنجم إذا هوى ما ضل صاحبكم وما غوى وما ينطق عن الهوى إن هو إلا وحي يوحى – By the star when it goes down, (or vanishes). Your companion (Muhammad ) has neither gone astray nor has erred. Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only an Inspiration that is inspired]. [Surah An-Najm Aayah 1-4]

This is a description of the Prophet, that he has perfect knowledge and guidance, upright path that leads to the perfect course and perfect protection from error in his statements and deeds. And due to this, one knows that everything that opposes his guidance, his upright path that leads to the perfect course and his guidance to that course, then it is tantamount to misguidance, deviation, foolishness and destruction. Indeed, the state of affairs is the greatest testimony to that. Has anyone acquired an atom’s weight of good – internally and externally- and from the great beneficial fruitful outcomes, except through him and his teachings? Has anyone been guided except by fulfilling his command and keeping away from what he has forbidden? Has anything – from the religious and worldly affairs – become upright and has no corruption, except by way of following what he has left behind, and following him in the fundamentals and subsidiary branches of the religion, its paths and goals? There is no good, guidance, mercy, righteousness, rectification of the outward deeds and inner self except that he has guided the creation to it and to its eitiquettes, and there is no evil, except that he has warned against it.

Allāh [The Most High] said: [اليوم أكملت لكم دينكم وأتممت عليكم نعمتي ورضيت لكم الإسلام دينا – This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion]. [Surah Al-Maa’idah. Aayah 3]

And part of its perfection is that it guides to that which is most just (or upright) in affairs of creed, manners and deeds. Creeds, manners and deeds are perfected by way of it and it is not beset by deficiency from any angle. And part of its perfection is that indeed it is perfectly upright and suitable for every era and place, and prevents all social and personal problems. And part of its perfection is that the tangible (sound) intellectual realities and what is truthfully witnessed based on experience are included in it and safeguarded under it. And part of its perfection is that it has clarified and explained the correct position regarding the varying opinions and the contradictory statements about which people hold difference of opinion; distinguished what is upright from what is corrupt, what is just from what is unjust, and what is truth from what is falsehood. And part of its perfection is that the intellects are perfected by way of it, the views are illuminated and through its guidance that which rectifies the religious and worldly affairs are obtained – every good related to religion and worldly affairs, hidden or apparent, is from its outcomes and fruitful results; completed as a favour upon the believers and brought about various types of good for all the creation. All Praise and Thanks be to Allāh, Who blessed the servants by way of it, made it a guidance and mercy in the affairs of wellbeing of this life and the Hereafter. [An Excerpt from Ad-Dalaa’il Al-Qur’aaniyyah Fee Annal Uloom Wal-A’maal An-Naafi’ah Al-Asriyyah Daakhilatun Fid Deen Al-Islaamiy. pages 37-40]

How to Approach the Contemporary Worldly Sciences

Shaikh Saaleh Aala Ash-Shaikh [may allaah preserve him] said: The Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: Verily, the creation of each of you is brought together in his mother’s womb for forty days as a drop [of water, semen], then he is a clot for a similar period, then a morsel for a similar period…. [An-Nawawi’s Forty Hadeeth. Hadeeth 4]

It is well known that during that era, the Sahaabah did not know these stages (of development of the human being in the womb) through experimental knowledge, vision [i.e. by way X-rays or ultrasound that enables the human to see something in the womb) or other than that; rather it was simply (a statement of the Prophet) which they (believed and affirmed). They were scholars by way of the revelation sent down to the Prophet and not by way of experimentation (examination). [Sharh Al-Arba’een. Hadeeth 4]

Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: We do not say, “We do not give consideration to anything stated by the people in the subject matter regarding medicine, astronomy and the celestial bodies”, however, we do not accept everything they say. If what they say opposes the Book and the (authentic) Sunnah, then indeed we do not accept their statements. We take [i.e. believe and affirm without any doubt] that which is conveyed in the Book and the Sunnah], and we say, “An era will come in which the people will bear witness to the falsity of those statements of theirs – at present – that are in opposition to the Book and Sunnah and (bear witness) to the soundness of that which has been conveyed in the Book and the Sunnah. [An excerpt from the ‘Explanation of Bulooghul Maraam’ Vol 1. page 130. Shared by Ustaadh abu Tasneem (Mushaf Al-Banghaalee- may Allaah preserve him)]

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Indeed, that which is stated by the astronomers about the celestial bodies, their sizes and the distance between them, and that which is said about the earth [i.e. by the geologists etc] is categorized into three affairs: [a] That which is backed by the sound knowledge-based proofs [i.e. the Sharee’ah], therefore it is accepted. [b] That which the knowledge-based proofs [i.e. the sharee’ah] declares to be false, therefore it is rejected. [c] That which there is no proof to either accept or reject it, therefore it is unproven until a person from the people of knowledge [i.e. upright scholars of Ahlus Sunnah] examines it [i.e. examines what it indicates based on the Book and Sunnah] to show whether it should be accepted or rejected. As for accepting it without [sound] investigation and observation, but merely accepting it by blindly following them [i.e. the astronomers, geologists etc], then this is impermissible because of the numerous mistakes that occur as a result of that and speaking -without knowledge – about Allaah and that which He has created [i.e. the entire universe and all that is within it]. [An Excerpts from ‘Al-Adillah An-Naqliyyah Wal-Hissiyyah Alaa Imkaanis Su’ood Ilal Kawaakib Wa Alaa Jarayaan Ash-Shams Wal-Qamar Wa Sukoon Al-Ard’ page 74. slightly paraphrased]

Therefore, we return to those honest investigators – those students of sound Aqeedah who are well acquainted with both the statements of the upright scholars and the contemporary worldly sciences, such as the likes of Dr. Shaikh Abu Iyaadh Amjad Rafiq [may Allaah preserve him, increase him in beneficial knowledge and righteous deeds. And likewise preserve all the students and Ahlus Sunnah Aameen].

Read: Understanding the Two Definitions of ‘Science’ in Operation – By Shaikh Dr. Abu Iyaadh:
http://www.aboutatheism.net/articles/juvtbpd-understanding-the-two-definitions-of-science-and-scientific-enquiry.cfm

Footnote a: Qadaa Wal Qadr: Detail Discussion on Belief in Qadaa wal Qadr By Shaikh, Dr Abu Iyaadh, Shaikh Abu Khadeejah and Ustaadh Taqweem Aslam [may Allaah preserve them and all the other Salafi teachers]

http://www.aqidah.com/creed/categories/xy-belief-in-the-divine-decree.cfm
https://www.abukhadeejah.com/al-qadr-no-one-can-escape-the-decree-or-exceed-it/
https://www.salafisounds.com/understanding-qadr-pre-decree-its-levels-the-aqidah-of-imam-muhammad-ibn-abdil-wahhab-by-abu-khadeejah/
http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=AQD09&articleID=AQD090001&articlePages=1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogoUNuvn14Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_qWR6mup0I