Tag: misguidace

Do You Want to Benefit from your Religion; or be Bankrupted? (1) – Shaykh Zayd (rahimahullah)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In reality there is no life for mankind, except by having understanding (fiqh) of the religion.

The people are in two situations; those who benefit from this religion and those who are bankrupt and deprived of benefit. Those who turn away from having understanding in the religion are much more than those who apply themselves in gaining understanding in the religion.

And in general, the people of evil and misguidance are more abundant than the people of good and righteousness (those upon the obedience of Allah) throughout the various nations, and the plentitude of their evil is because of ignorance and disinclination (towards knowledge), as has come in the hadith,

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“On the day of resurrection, Allah, The Most High will say, ‘O Adam!’ and Adam will reply, ‘’I respond to your call and I am obedient to Your Orders,’ Then there will be a loud call (saying), Allah orders you to take out from amongst your offspring the group for the Hellfire.’ Adam will say, ‘Who are the group for the Hellfire?’ Allah will say, ‘Out of every thousand, take out nine hundred and ninety nine.’ (2)

Shaykh Zayd (Allah have mercy upon him) continues, “and one is in paradise, and that is a proof that the people of good are few in all times, however the people of good are more in this nation, as the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said,

“The people of jannah on the day of resurrection are 120 rows and you (ummah of Muhammad) are 80 rows of them.” (3)

These are tremendous glad tidings, those who are guided are increased in this nation in guidance and enthusiasm (for good deeds), because they utilise the means (to attain reward) and compete in the performance of righteous actions; because Allah commanded with this,

وَسَارِعُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-Muttaqun (4)

So, rush, rush to gaining understanding of the religion, and encourage whoever you find at any time and any place to gain understanding of the religion, so they can gain the Pleasure of the Lord of all that exists, and so they are saved from a disgracing torment.


(1) Slightly Abridged from Sharh Kitab al-Ilm pgs 38-39 by Shaykh Zayd ibn Haadi al Madkhali
(2) Sahih al-Bukhari 4372 translation of Muhsin Khan
(3) Imam Ahmad 4100, Authenticate by Shaykh Al Albaani Al-Mishkaat 5640
(4) Surah Aali Imran: 133 – translation by Muhsin Khan and Taqi ud deen Al-Hilaali

Soofiyah and it’s Books – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Al-‘Allaamah Al-Faqeeh the Noble Scholar Muhammad ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullah) was asked regarding the books of the Soofiyah, 

He responded, my view with regards to tassawuf is the same as to other than it from that which has been innovated into al-Islaam. The Messenger of Allah clarified this when he said,

“Upon you is my sunnah, and the sunnah of the rightly guided caliphs after me; and be warned of newly innovated matters, for every innovation is misguidance.” (1)

Therefore, tasawwuf (and it’s people) are in opposition to the guidance of the Messenger (peace and blessings upon him), innovation and misguidance is obligatory for the Muslim to stay far away from. He should take his path to Allah from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. 

As for the books of tasawwuf, then it is impermissible to acquire them or review (or read) them, except(2) for an individual (who is qualified to do so; i.e. a person of knowledge) who wants to know what is in them of innovation, so as to refute it; (in this instance) this persons looking through them is of a tremendous benefit. 

And this benefit is: refuting this innovation so that the people are safe from it. And this is an affair which is sought after; if the person is safe from deviating by way of these books.


Fataawa Nur ala ad-Darb Vol.2 Pg.66 Fatwa 675 

(1) Ahmad, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah

(2) See following links for more details regarding books of innovators and their harms

https://salaficentre.com/2013/04/reading-the-books-of-the-innovators-ash-shaykh-saalih-al-fawzaan/

Shaykh Rabee (hafidahullah) clarifies two dangerous doubts; one of them regarding books of people of misguidance; he explains the harms and gives examples of knowledgeable individuals, scholars, who fell into misguidance due to doubts of the people of misguidance. 

https://salaficentre.com/2017/02/24652/

The Result of Seeking Guidance from Other than the Qur’ān and the Sunnah – Imām As-Sa’di (rahimahullāh)

Imām As-Sa’di (rahimahullāh) explained the following part of āyah 73 from sūrah Āli Imrān:

‎قُلْ إِنَّ الْهُدَىٰ هُدَى اللَّهِ

“Verily! Right guidance is the Guidance of Allah” (Āli- Imrān: 73)

This verse and those similar to it, show us that whomsoever seeks guidance and the correct way from other than the Qur’ān and the Sunnah, then he has become misguided and left the correct path. Because (true) guidance is restricted to the guidance of Allāh, that which he sent with the Messenger (sallallāhu alaihi wa salam).


Fath ar-Rahīm al-Malik al-‘Alām fī ‘ilm al-‘Aqā’id wa at-Tawhīd wa al-Akhlāq wa al-Ahkhām al-Mustambita min al-Qur’ān – pg 216

FOLLOW THE TRUTH AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT THOSE WHO OPPOSE IT – SHAYKH SAALIH AL-FAWZAAN

Follow the Truth and Don’t Worry About Those Who Oppose It

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan in explanation of the following verse:

And indeed, We sent Nûh (Noah) and Ibrahîm (Abraham), and placed in their offspring Prophethood and Scripture, And among them there are some who are guided, but many of them are Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh). (Soorah al-Hadeed: 26)

MEANING ALLAH REVEALED THE BOOKS TO THE PROPHETS FROM THE OFFSPRING OF NOOH AND IBRAHEEM (ALAYHIMUS SALAAM), FROM THEIR OFFSPRING ARE THOSE WHO ARE GUIDED; ALLAH GUIDED THEM AND THEY FOLLOWED THE MESSENGERS AND BELIEVED IN THE (REVEALED) BOOKS, {BUT MANY OF THEM ARE FASIQUN}, MEANING THEY HAVE LEFT THE OBEDIENCE OF ALLAH, LEFT GUIDANCE AND THEIR HARM IS UPON THEMSELVES.

THERE IS A BENEFIT TO BE EXTRACTED HERE:
IT IS THAT, YOU SHOULD NOT BE DECEIVED BY THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE UPON WHAT THEY ARE UPON (I.E. FALSEHOOD IN TERMS OF AQEEDAH, MANHAJ, INNOVATIONS ETC). YOU SHOULD ONLY FOLLOW THE TRUTH, EVEN IF THERE WAS ONLY ONE PERSON, OR A FEW PEOPLE UPON IT. SO DO NOT FORSAKE THE TRUTH DUE TO THERE BEING A FEW PEOPLE OF TRUTH. AND DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY FALSEHOOD DUE TO THE MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE UPON IT, BECAUSE ALLAH SAID:

But many of them are Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh). (Soorah al-Hadeed: 26)


Shaykh Fawzaan’s Maa Tayassar wa Tahassal min Duroos al-Quraan fee Hizb al-Mufassal Vol.1 Pg.420-421

People Negligent Regarding Aqīdah are Two Types – Shaykh Ubayd

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jābirī explained regarding the one who is easy going and negligent regarding Aqīdah, he is one of two types [of people and] there is no third:

1. An ignorant man. He is not acquainted with the call to the path of Allaah based on clear sightedness, [rather] he follows every Tom, Dick and Harry.

2. An evil man- person of desires, an innovator and misguided person. He knows that as long as the Creed of Tawheed and Sunnah is strong amongst its people, he cannot approach them [with misguidance], rather he approaches them [with misguidance] when their souls become weak.

This type of person firstly manifests beautified expressions and general statements to show that he adheres to the correct Aqīdah and Dawah, so that the hearts of the people become inclined towards him, he wins their trust and gets a strong position amongst them.

Afterwards, he wraps himself around them like a snake that wraps [itself] around its prey, then he releases – amongst them – the flame of bidah and newly invented affairs (in creed, acts of worship or both), and in most cases only a few of his followers free themselves from him.


Slightly paraphrased from Tabsiratu al-Khalaf bi Sharh at-Tuhaf fī Madhāhib as-Salaf page 53

Allāh Exposes the Pretenders to the Sunnah – Shaykh Ubayd al-Jābirī

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jābirī (hafidahullah):

As for a person who is upon misguidance and he presents himself as if he is upon the Sunnah (to cover up his misguidance), then indeed Allāh will expose him, unmask him and remove his covering.

For how many misguided individuals have there been, presenting a good beautiful attractive face, using the Book and Sunnah as evidence for that, then afterwards Allāh exposes him because he is a habitual liar and is not upon the Sunnah outwardly or inwardly.


Tabsiratu al-Khalaf bi Sharh at-Tuhaf fī Madhāhib as-Salaf page 50