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Al-Wasatiyyah – The Middle Path: [Brief Rebuttal of a Sinful Compromiser Who Seeks to Flatter and Appease Those Ahlul Kitaab Who Strayed After The Departure of Their Prophets]

Al-Wasatiyyah – The Middle Path: [Brief Rebuttal of a Sinful Compromiser Who Seeks to Flatter and Appease Those Ahlul Kitaab Who Strayed After The Departure of Their Prophets]

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Admonition From The Hadeeth of Hudhaifah: “People Used to Ask The Messenger of Allaah About The Good Times, But I Used to Ask Him About Bad Times…”

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

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

All praise and thanks be to Allaah, Lord of the Aalameen, and may Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions.  To proceed: Indeed, the hadith that will be addressed – in this lecture – is the hadith of Hudhaifah Bin al Yamaan [radiyallaahu anhu].  He said: ‘’People used to ask the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] about the good times, but I used to ask him about bad times fearing lest they overtake me.  I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! We were in a state of pre-Islamic ignorance and evil, and then Allaah brought us this good [time through Islam], is there any evil time after this good one?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ I asked, ‘Will there be a good time again after that evil?’ He said, ‘Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil.’ I asked, ‘What will be the evil hidden therein?’ He said, ‘[That time will witness the rise of] the people who will follow ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know [their] good points as well as [their] bad points.’ I asked, ‘Will there be an evil time after this good one?’ He said, ‘Yes. [A time will come] when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whosoever responds to their call they will throw them into the fire.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Describe them for us.’ He said, ‘They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language.’ I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! What do you suggest if I happen to live in that time?’ He said, ‘You should stick to the main body of the Muslims and their leader.’ I said, ‘If they have no [such thing as the] main body and have no leader?’ He said, ‘Separate yourself from all these factions, though you may have to eat the roots of trees [in a jungle] until death comes to you and you are in this state.’’’ [Bukhari and Muslim…. The wording of the above is that of Imaam Muslim]

Indeed, Allaah pre-decreed [Ref1] that the creation will be visited by tribulations, trials and tests, in order that the truthful one is distinguished from the hypocrite. Allaah [The Exalted] said:


أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ

وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ ۖ فَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْكَاذِبِينَ

Alif-Laam-Meem. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ‘’We believe,’’ and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allaah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood) of those who are liars, (although Allaah knows all that before putting them to test).’’ [Surah Al-Ankabut. Aayaat 1-3]

Fitnah is a test. The human being will not be left alone because he says, ‘’I believe, I submit, I am a Muslim, I am a believer’’; [rather] he will be put to trial. If he exercises patience and firmly holds onto his Eemaan during [times] of tribulations, then indeed he is the one truthful to his Eemaan. If he deviates during [times] of tribulations and turns away from his Religion, then this one is not truthful to his Eemaan.  He is a hypocrite [i.e. depending on the severity of the deviation], as Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَمَا هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ

يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ

فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ مَرَضًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ

‘’And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: “We believe in Allaah and the Last Day” while in fact they believe not. They (think to) deceive Allaah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not! In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allaah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies.’’ [Surah Al-Baqarah Aayaat 8-10]

This is the Sunnah [Way] of Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic].  Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said:

مَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيَذَرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَىٰ مَا أَنْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ حَتَّىٰ يَمِيزَ الْخَبِيثَ مِنَ الطَّيِّبِ ۗ وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُطْلِعَكُمْ عَلَى الْغَيْبِ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَجْتَبِي مِنْ رُسُلِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۖ فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ ۚ وَإِنْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَتَتَّقُوا فَلَكُمْ أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ

‘’Allaah will not leave the believers in the state in which you are now, until He distinguishes the wicked from the good. Nor will Allaah disclose to you the secrets of the Ghaib (unseen), but Allaah chooses of His Messengers whom He pleases. So, believe in Allaah and His Messengers. And if you believe and fear Allaah, then for you there is a great reward.’’ [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 179]

Allaah allows trials and tests to occur in order to distinguish the truthful one from the liar, the true believer from the hypocritical liar, and the good one from the wicked one. This is part of Allaah’s [perfect] Wisdom.  Trials will come to pass upon the people as a result of this [perfect] Wisdom.  If trials do not occur, then truth will be confounded with falsehood-the believer will be confused for the hypocrite and there will not be a distinction between this one and that one.

In this hadith reported by the honourable companion Hudhaifah Bin Al Yamaan [radiyallaahu-anhu], he said: ”The people used to ask the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu alayhi wa sallam] about the good times.”

They used to ask him [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] about the good related to righteous actions, affairs of the correct Islamic creed and dealings, but Hudhaifah used to ask him [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] about the evil times fearing lest they overcome him. Therefore, in this is evidence that it is not enough to only learn about the good; rather one must know about the evil in order to avoid it. If you do not know about the evil, you will come close to falling into it, as the poet said: ”I acquaint myself with the evil not for the sake of evil, but to be safeguarded from it. The one who does not know [the distinction between] evil and good will fall into evil.

A person must learn about the truth-its proofs and evidences. He must learn and know what falsehood is and the doubts associated with it, in order that he can be saved from falsehood and warn people against it. How can he avoid and warn people against it if he is unaware of it? And with regards to this, the Qur’aan has clarified truth and falsehood; it has clarified Eemaan and Kufr, Tawheed and Shirk, and Halaal and Haraam. It has not only clarified Tawheed, Halaal and truth; rather it clarified that which is in opposition to them, so that the Muslim can avoid them.

Likewise, the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]- in his Sunnah- clarified good and evil, truth and falsehood in all affairs of the religion. The scholars [may Allaah have mercy upon them] clarified – in their written works- what Tawheed, Shirk, disbelief and hypocrisy are. They have clarified the belief of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa-ah and the beliefs of the deviated sects, such as the Jahmiyyah, the Mutazilah, the Ashaa-irah…..and other than that.

They have clarified the correct and forbidden [deeds related] to mutual dealings. They have clarified the correct [Islamic] marriage, the false and corrupt marriage and the women forbidden [for one to marry]. They have clarified the [good manners legislated in the sharee’ah] and the evil manners that are in opposition to it. All of this gives the Muslim an insight into his affairs, so that he knows the truth by its evidences, knows what falsehood is and the doubts associated with it, in order that he can avoid falsehood and tell the people avoid it.

This is why you find in the books of belief: clarification of the belief in Tawheed and the belief of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa-ah, clarification of the beliefs [that are tantamount] to misguidance, the doubts associated with it and refutation against it, in order that the Muslim is not misled by beliefs [that are tantamount to] deviation, false beliefs and deviated schools of thought; and in order that the Muslims can be upon a correct understanding with regards to the affairs of their religion and that which is in opposition to it.

Some of the people at present- the majority of them ignorant ones and amongst them misguided ones- say, “Do not learn about the false beliefs; suffice yourselves with learning the correct belief only and do not involve yourself in seeking to know the beliefs of the people of misguidance and the refutations against their doubts. Leave this and teach the children of the Muslims the correct belief only. Do not inform them about the statements that are in opposition [to the truth], the doubts and refutation against them.”  This one [i.e. the one who makes these statements] is either one of the ignorant people who knows nothing about knowledge or he is one of those motivated by personal desires-those who want to spread the false schools of thought and their doubts; rather it may be that they say, ‘’It is sufficient for a person to say, ‘I am a Muslim; I am a believer….. a general Islaam suffices, do not say, ‘Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa-ah, [do not say], ‘the people of misguidance, splitting and differing; do not say this, because it will cause division between the Muslims.’’’

These [statements are tantamount to] misguidance because Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] has clarified the truth in opposition to falsehood, guidance in opposition to misguidance and Tawheed in opposition to shirk. Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] has clarified all the affairs of the Religion- a detailed clarification of the affairs related to worship, mutual dealings and manners. Therefore, this must be clarified in order that it is made clear to the people, [and in order] that they can be upon clarity, and so that the true Muslim is distinguished from the so-called Muslim and no deviation and forgery enters into Islaam. We must make a distinction between this and that one, in order that truth is not confounded with falsehood, and [in order] to distinguish between truth and falsehood, and [between] good and wickedness. We do not suffice ourselves with a general Islaam because this is misleading, and it is deception. We warn against this propaganda. The truth must be clarified and distinguished from falsehood, and guidance must be distinguished from misguidance. Hudhaifah [radiyallaahu-anhu] used to ask the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] about the evil and did not suffice himself by only asking the Prophet about the good. The Prophet affirmed that for him and did not say to him: ”Suffice yourself with knowing what good is’’ rather he [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] affirmed and clarified- for him- the evil that was to occur, in order that he may beware and warn others. This is the Sunnah; this is the path of the Qur’aan and that of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam].

Hudhaifah said: ‘’I said: O Messenger of Allaah, we were in state of Al-Jaahiliyyah and evil’’

Al-Jaahiliyyah: It is derived from al-Jahl [ignorance]. It is the absence of knowledge, and the intent behind it is the state of affairs before Islaam. The state of affairs before the advent of Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] is [referred to as] Al-Jaahiliyyah, because the people were in a state of [extreme] ignorance and misguidance in affairs related to worship, mutual dealings, food consumption, marriage and other than that. They were in [extreme] 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 in which the divine message ceased. The divine message was obscured, whilst 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.

And with regards to the affair of halaal and haraam, they did not distinguish between good and filth; rather they used to deal in usury. The usury of the pre-Islamic era of ignorance was that when they settled 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 mutual 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 consumption, 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 an oppressor used to transgress the limits, and no one stopped him. This was the state of affairs in Jaahiliyyah (The Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance).

They were upon ignorance in all aspects [of life] and the greatest of that [ignorance] was related to worship and creed. They believed in in Shirk, rejected the [Resurrection] and the Divine Message. [Allaah informed us 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 of affairs in Jaahiliyyah [The Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance]; then, Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] 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 and free is He from all imperfections] sent His Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] with beneficial knowledge and righteous action, so that pre-Islamic ignorance ceased to exist for ever and knowledge and guidance appeared.

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 amongst some people or some of the tribes, or in some of the lands. This is Jaahiliyyah Juz’iy [partial Pre-Islamic Ignorance]. As for the ‘Jahiliyyah Aamma’, this has ceased to exist after the advent of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam], but some characteristics of Pre-Islamic ignorance remains with some of the people due to statement 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 an aspect of Jaahiliyyah. As for the Jaahiliyyah Aamma, it has ceased to exist. Therefore, 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 advent 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] brought – 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, but there remains some of the characteristics of Jaahiliyyah in some individuals- in some nations and tribes; but this is a specific Jaahiliyyah. Therefore, it is obligatory to be acquainted with this affair.

His [Hudhaifah’s] statement, ‘’We were in a state of ignorance and evil.’’

What is Evil? Evil is that which the people were upon- shirk, worship of images, eating haraam and other evil deeds before the advent of the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]. These were the evil deeds, but Allaah brought about good [through Islam].  Hudhaifah [radiyallaahu-anhu] said, ‘’And then Allaah brought us this good [time through Islam].’’ This is an acknowledgement of Allaah’s grace, for indeed good [only] comes from Allaah [The Exalted] and He is The One Who guided us. We cannot recognize Good [solely] through our intellects and the knowledge we possess; rather we come to know of it by way of the revelation given to the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]- the Magnificent Qur’aan and the [authentic] Prophetic Sunnah.

The truth is not known through the intellects or habits of [the people], or through blind following and opinions; rather it is known through the revelation sent down by Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic]-the revelation that was communicated through the tongue of His Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]. Therefore, this is a rebuttal against those who say that the people are free to hold onto their views and everyone can say what he wants. We say, ‘’No, the people are the slaves of Allaah and their intellects and views are deficient. They must return to the revelation in order to know the truth and reject falsehood.’’

And his (Hudhaifah’s) statement: ‘’And then Allaah brought us this good (time through Islam).’’

And what is ‘Good’? It is Islaam, because of the guidance it contains, [sound] knowledge and the absence of doubts that have pervaded the minds of many people. Allaah brought about this Great Good, [and] this is an acknowledgement of Allaah’s blessing, because blessings only come to us from Him [Glorified and Exalted be He]. Indeed, Allaah did not leave us to our intellects and views; rather Allaah is the One Who shows us good and guides us towards it. Allaah [The Exalted] said to His Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]: [قُلْ  إِنْ ضَلَلْتُ فَإِنَّمَا أَضِلُّ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِي ۖ وَإِنِ اهْتَدَيْتُ فَبِمَا يُوحِي إِلَيَّ رَبِّي ۚ إِنَّهُ سَمِيعٌ قَرِيبٌ -Say: If (even) I go astray, I shall stray only to my own loss. But if I remain guided, it is because of the Revelation of my Lord to me. Truly, He is All-Hearer, Ever Near (to all things) 34:50]

He (Hudhaifah) said: ‘’Is there any evil time after this good one?’’  This is evidence that a Muslim is not safe from trials and tribulations even if he is has knowledge, righteous action and correct creed. Indeed, he will not be safe from the callers to misguidance and evil, and for that reason Hudhaifah asked the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam], saying: ‘’Is there any evil time after this good one?’’

This is evidence that evil will appear after good, and these are the trials and tests Allaah will allow to appear amongst the people. Indeed they [the people] will not continue to be upon one state; rather they will face changing circumstances. The human being will not be safe from trials and doubts; he will not be safe from the callers to misguidance even if he is upon good, upon a correct creed and the correct Religion. That is why Hudhaifah asked: ‘’Is there any evil time after this good one?’’ He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said,” Yes.” This is Khabar [information] from the Messenger [Sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] that evil will occur after the good Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] came with.  This [trial, test, etc] took place during the latter part of the era of the Sahaabah.

Trials and evil have emerged from the misguided sects, such as the Qadariyyah, the Shia, the Murji’ah, the Jahmiyyah and other than them. This took place during the latter part of the era of the Sahaabah [radiyallaahu anhum]. However, as long as the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah are present, then indeed this evil will be repelled if the Scholars convey the Qur’aan and the Sunnah and clarify these trials and evils for the people. Therefore, the cure is present -all praise and thanks be to Allaah-and evil will be repelled.

[Hudhaifah] said, ‘’Will there be a good time again after that evil time?’’ He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, ‘Yes.’

In this is evidence that evil will not be continuous, and that the Muslim should wait for solace from Allaah [Glorified and Exalted be He]. Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said:

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

”So verily, with the hardship, there is relief. Verily, with the hardship, there is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs).’’94:5-6

Solace must come. He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ”Know that along with patience is assistance, along with distress is solace, and along with every hardship is relief.’’ [Reported by Ahmad]

[A person] should not lose hope when trials and evil increases. Indeed, he should be in a state of tranquillity and should encourage others to be in a state of tranquillity when trials occur, and he should say: ‘’All praise and thanks be to Allaah, we are upon guidance and a clear Religion. Solace is close by and evil will cease to exist by the permission of Allaah’’ This is what is incumbent upon THE PEOPLE OF GOOD AND THE SCHOLARS-that they have tranquillity and [urge] the people to be in a state of tranquillity; because this (EVIL) is something that will cease to exist by the permission of Allaah and solace will come after it.

It is not permissible for a person to say: ‘’The people are destroyed.’’ This is not permissible; rather (a person) should [urge] the people to be in a state of tranquillity, firm upon good and expectant of assistance, for indeed the good end is for the people of piety. Therefore, no matter how great the evil and trial is, it will cease to exist. He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’A group of my followers will remain manifest upon the truth. They will neither be harmed by those who forsake them nor by those who oppose them till Allaah’s command comes [i.e. the day of Judgement].’’ [Bukhari and Muslim]

Islaam will not cease to continue and all praise and thanks be to Allaah. The Religion and the Qur’aan will not cease to exist until that appointed time which the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] has informed us, that at the end of time the Qur’aan will be taken away from the hearts of men and from the Masaahif [i.e. the copies of the Qur’aan].  The Qur’aan will not remain within the hands of the people [at that time]; but this will be at the time of the destruction of the world [i.e. when the day of judgement is very close]. [However], good will continue to exist whilst the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the Qiblah are present, even though there is one who is led away from it and becomes misguided; and even though there is one who deviates from it and becomes deviated, as the saying goes: ‘’Fitnah has its victims.’’ It takes away the one who goes with it; but the people of Eemaan will remain even if they are small in number. Even if there is one who goes along with the Fitnah, and the one who goes astray and the one who comes along, the truth and its people will remain, and all praise and thanks be to Allaah. The truth is present, as Allaah said:

[إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ – Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) 15:9]

A person is neither to lose hope nor despair. He should not to make the people lose hope of a return to goodness. He should not make the people lose hope regarding [the fact] that truth will prevail, and falsehood will be repelled; because Allaah [Glorified and Exalted be He] has made that promise and He does not fail to fulfil His promise. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] said: ‘’The Religion is aided when put to the test; therefore, do not be amazed for this is the way of Ar-Rahmaan (The Most Merciful).’’

Allaah said:

وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَتَّخِذَ مِنْكُمْ شُهَدَاءَ ۗ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ

وَلِيُمَحِّصَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَيَمْحَقَ الْكَافِرِينَ

‘’And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allaah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allaah likes not the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrong doers). And that Allaah may test (or purify) the believers (from sins) and destroy the disbelievers’’ 3:140-141

This is the wisdom behind the occurrence of trials and tribulations, so that the believers are purified, and so that they exercise patience, become firm upon the truth and are cautioned for their mistakes, and in order that they may repent to Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] and [so that] the disbelievers in Allaah are destroyed. Therefore, [trials and tribulations] is purification for the believers and destruction for the kuffaar and all praise and thanks be to Allaah. It is obligated on the Muslim that he looks at [the affairs] with optimism-neither looks at history and the state of affairs with pessimism and hopelessness nor make the people lose hope. It has been reported in a hadeeth: ‘’Whoever says, ‘the people are ruined, then he himself is ruined.’’’ [Muslim] Therefore, a person should neither lose hope in Allaah’s Mercy nor does he make people lose hope that Allaah will bring about solace.

[Hudhaifah] said: ‘’Will there be a good time again after that evil time?’’ He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, ‘’Yes, but therein will be Da’khan (a hidden evil).’’ I asked, ‘’What will be the evil hidden therein?’’ He said, ‘’ [That time will witness the rise of] the people who will follow ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know [their] good points as well as [their] bad points.’’

In this is evidence that one should expect solace and should not despair of Allaah’s Mercy. Indeed, good will come after evil. The Muslim should neither despair nor lose hope; [rather] he has to wait for Allaah’s Solace. However, this has to be accompanied by what one is able to perform of actions, statements, spreading knowledge, calling to Allaah, telling the people to have certainty [in the affairs of the Religion] and keeping them away from despair and lack of hope.

He [the pessimist] says: Islaam and the Muslims have vanished, the affair has ended, and the Religion has been annihilated…..and so forth….. These are maqaalaat sayyiah [evil statements].

And regarding his (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) statement: ‘’But therein will be a hidden evil’’-Meaning: There will be something of alteration [i.e. things that are not in conformity with the Sunnah and guidance of the Messenger] during that good time. It is a [good time] but there would be something of alteration in it. This is information given by the [truthful one, the one who is believed- sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam], and indeed good has occurred along with something of alterations.

[Hudhaifah] said, ‘’What will be the evil hidden therein?’’ Subhaanallaah! This man is precise [in the manner] he presents his questions, and Allaah made him utter that which is of benefit and education for the ummah. He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ”(that time will witness the rise of) people who will follow ways other than mine and they will seek guidance other than mine.’’ Meaning: They will have affairs that are not (in conformity with the Sunnah and guidance of the Messenger Muhammad). They are Muslims and believers who possess good, but they will (also) have something of those things that are not (in conformity with the guidance of the Messenger), which will not terminate their Eemaan and religion; but it will make it deficient. Likewise, there will be deficiency in the worldly affairs. And it [has been reported in another] hadith: ‘’No time will come upon you but the time following it will be worse than it, till you meet your lord.’’ So, they will have some things that are in (opposition to the Sunnah and the guidance of the Messenger-sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and they will seek guidance other than that of Prophet [sallal-laahu alayhi-wasallam]. They will initiate things in opposition to the Sunnah, however it will not be a complete opposition; rather it will be a specific type of opposition. In this is a warning against opposing [the Sunnah] even if that is little.

In this is a warning against seeking guidance other than that of the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] even if that is little; because the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] referred to it as Dakhan- Meaning: ‘Deficiency and Harm.’ And in this is evidence that the judgment of disbelief is not passed on the Muslim as long as he does not commit Major shirk or apostates from Islaam through one of the nullifiers of Islaam. [Ref 2] However, he may have some affairs of deviation and some affairs that are not in accordance with the (Sunnah). This either makes him one who is mistaken and misguided or a sinner due to committing a sin which does not expel him from the fold of Islaam. So, in this is a fundamental principle from the fundamental principles of Aqeedah, and that is the judgment of disbelief is not passed on the one who commits a major sin; rather this is called Dakhan (hidden evil) and Naqsan (deficiency) in Religion, or sin; but it is not called disbelief and apostasy from the Religion as the Khawaarij and Mutazilah say.

He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said [to Hudhaifah]: ‘’You will know (their) good points as well as (their) bad points.” You will know the good points of these people and this is evidence that they will possess good. And you will know their bad points, and this is evidence that they will have something of evil, which will be in opposition to the guidance of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]. They will possess both good and evil.

The Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] referred to [that particular period] with good and attested to it, and this is evidence [showing that] that [particular period] is good even if there is a hidden evil in it. And in this is proof of the Creed/Methodology of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah regarding the fact that not every matter that is in opposition to the Prophet’s guidance is disbelief; rather such (opposition) may be an error, or misguidance or deficiency in Eemaan, and it can also be called evil. There is a differentiation regarding evil, and from that is ‘Absolute Evil’, ‘partial evil’ and evil that is compared [with other evil things]. Therefore, we must name the things with their appropriate names.

[Hudhaifah] asked: ‘’will there be a bad time after this good one?’’ He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ‘Yes’

This is the third time when evil will occur, but it will be greater than the first time. In the first evil (period), the people possessed both good and evil. However, these ones (a particular type of people who will be present during the third occurrence of evil) will be callers to the gates of hell fire. They do not say to the people, ‘’Come to the hell fire!!’’; [rather] they say: ‘’Come towards progression and civilization (as opposed to the old lifestyles), towards development and conformity with the nations. Do not remain old fashioned and rigid.’’ The meaning of this is: Abandon your religion and go along with the people.

These (people) are callers to the gates of hell fire-they call (the Muslims) to abandon their religion and affiliate themselves to the disbelievers. This is the call to the hell fire because the hell fire is a promise for the disbelievers. They call the people to that which the people of hell fire are upon – the disbelievers, the idolaters and the atheists. How numerous are these callers in the Islamic World today! Laa Hawla Walaa Quwwata Illaa Billaah!

Therefore, we must issue severe warning against them. Why? Because they call us to the hell fire, and Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said about the disbelievers: [أُولَٰئِكَ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى النَّارِ ۖ وَاللَّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ بِإِذْنِهِ -Those (Al-Mushrikoon) invite you to the fire, but Allaah invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave’’ [2:221]

And He (Glorified and Exalted Be He) said about shaytaan: [إِنَّمَا يَدْعُو حِزْبَهُ لِيَكُونُوا مِنْ أَصْحَابِ السَّعِيرِ]- ‘’He only invites his Hizb (followers) that they may become the dwellers of the fire. 35:6]

And the believer amongst the people of fir-awn said: [وَيَا قَوْمِ مَا لِي أَدْعُوكُمْ إِلَى النَّجَاةِ وَتَدْعُونَنِي إِلَى النَّارِ -And O my people! How is it that I call you to salvation while you call me to the fire’’ [40:41]

And how did he call them to the Paradise and how did they call him to the fire?

تَدْعُونَنِي لِأَكْفُرَ بِاللَّهِ وَأُشْرِكَ بِهِ مَا لَيْسَ لِي بِهِ عِلْمٌ وَأَنَا أَدْعُوكُمْ إِلَى الْعَزِيزِ الْغَفَّارِ

‘’You invite me to disbelieve in Allaah and to join partners in worship with Him of which I have no knowledge; and I call you to the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving!’’ [40:42]

This is the difference between the callers to good and the callers to evil. Indeed, the callers to good invite to [the path of] Allaah-to His Religion and Paradise; and the callers to evil invite to the hell fire.

[The callers to evil] do not say to the people, ‘’Come to the fire!!’’ They say, ‘’Come to Paradise, these are the actions of the people of Paradise, this is good, this is development, this is rectification, this is and this is….’’ and they beautify that for the people. Therefore, the Muslims must be cautious of these people. Indeed, they have become numerous in this era, and Allaah knows best whether they will increase in the future.

They may be facilitated with tools [of misguidance] which were not possessed by the previous callers to misguidance and are given firm support through such (tools), and this misguidance will rapidly reach the people. The suggestion of the seducer and the falsifier will be adorned and made to appear as something good to the people in any place, whilst it is something evil. This is the height of fitnah.

‘’Whosoever responds to their call will be thrown into the fire. ‘’WHOEVER RESPONDS TO THEM’’: by complying, believing and assisting them, will be thrown into the fire. As for those who does not comply with them, opposes and openly rejects what they are upon, then indeed they will not harm him. Allaah said in the Qur’aan:

وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّاكُمْ بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

‘’And verily this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Muttaqoon (pious)’’ [6:153]

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) whilst explaining this ayah drew a straight line and said, ‘’this is the path of Allaah.” Then he drew lines to the left and right (of this straight line) and said, ‘’ these are the other paths, and on every path is a devil calling the people to it’’ (Ahmad 1/435)

This is a description of the callers to misguidance, their methodologies and objectives. It has been thoroughly illustrated for us that indeed whatever opposes the Straight Path is a path leading to Jahannam, and whoever abandons the Straight Path is heading towards the Jahannam, even if he regards himself civilized, progressive and open minded.

[Hudhaifah] said: ‘’O Messenger of Allaah! Describe them for us.’’ Look at these amazing questions from this honourable companion?! The Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] paused, but he (still) asked him, and the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] answered him in detail and with clarity. He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, ‘’They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and will speak our language.’’ This is a Calamity!! Indeed, they are close to you; they are from our community and country. Had they been foreigners; had they been from America or other than it, the affair would have been easy, however, the problem is that they are the son of so and so, and it may be that they say, ‘’I am a scholar; I have with me shahaadaat ilmiyyah (i.e. proofs or certificates that proves that I am a carrier of knowledge) and I am, and I am…. They are from us and they speak with our tongue. They are Arabs like us; rather they possess eloquence. When they write, deliver a speech or a lecture, they speak with our tongue just as Allah said concerning the hypocrites: [وَإِنْ يَقُولُوا تَسْمَعْ لِقَوْلِهِمْ- And when they speak, you listen to their words. [63:4]

They possess eloquence that overwhelms the listener. The listener listens to them because of their eloquent speech. The Prophet [sallal-laahu alayhi wasallam] said: ‘’Indeed some eloquent speech has the influence of magic’’ [i.e. some people refuse to do something and then a good eloquent speaker addresses them and then they agree to do that very thing after his speech] [Bukhari Vol 7. Hadith No: 5146].

They speak with our tongue (i.e. the Arabic tongue). Had they spoken with a foreign language or the language of the Persians, there would not have been inclination towards them, but the problem is that when they speak with eloquent speech, the people are lured towards them. This is the height of fitnah.

Hudhaifah said: “O Messenger of Allaah, what do you suggest if I happen to live in that time? (i.e. the time of the callers to the gates of hell) He said: You should stick to the Jamaa’ah (the main body of the Muslims) and their leader.’’

In this is a clarification regarding what the Muslim must do when these trials occur and the evils by way of which people are called to deviation, decadence, agreement with the disbelievers and abandonment of Islaam and its rulings. Indeed, the Muslim is not deceived by them, rather he stays with the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims. He sticks to the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims and does not separate from them- neither by way of opinions and beliefs nor statements. He is not deceived by speech and what is falsely made to seem desirable; rather he looks at what the Muslims [who are holding onto Qur’aan, the authentic sunnah and example of the sahaabah] are upon. The Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’My ummah will not agree upon misguidance.’’ And he [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’It is obligated on you to adhere to the Jamaa’ah, for indeed the Hand of Allaah is over the Jamaa’ah.’’ [Tirmidhee] So be with the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims.

The Muslims cannot be a Jamaaa’h except if they have a ruler who is obeyed. There is no Jamaa’ah except with a leader and there is no leader except that he is to be listened to and obeyed [in good]. And due to this Allaah said: [يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ – O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority’’ [4:59]

And Allaah said:

وَإِذَا جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِنَ الْأَمْنِ أَوِ الْخَوْفِ أَذَاعُوا بِهِ ۖ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَىٰ أُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَنْبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُمْ ۗ وَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لَاتَّبَعْتُمُ الشَّيْطَانَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا

When there comes to them some matter touching (public) safety or fear, they make it known (among the people), if only they had referred it to the Messenger or to those charged with authority among them, the proper investigators would have understood it from them (directly). Had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allâh upon you, you would have followed Shaitân (Satan), save a few of you.’’ [4:83]

Therefore, in this is evidence regarding the means to safety from trials, and that is to adhere to the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims and their leader. This is safety by the permission of Allaah. As for the one who isolates [himself] from the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims [i.e. from the true followers of the Qur’aan the authentic sunnah and understanding of the companions] and follows the callers to misguidance, then indeed he will be destroyed alongside those who will be destroyed. There is a guaranteed safety in adhering to Jamaa’ah of the Muslims and their leader. Allaah said:

وَمَنْ يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ ۖ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا

And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)) after the right path has been shown clearly to him and follows other than the believers’ way (i.e. the way of the companions). We shall keep him in the path he has chosen and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.’’ [4:115]

And he [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’It is obligated on you to adhere to the Jamaa’ah, for indeed the Hand of Allaah is over the Jamaa-ah. And whoever isolates himself from the Jamaa’ah will be isolated in the fire’’ And he [alayhis-salaatu-wassalaam] said: ‘’I enjoin upon you to have fear of Allaah, and to listen and obey even if a slave is placed in charge over your affairs. For indeed whosoever lives long amongst you will see a lot of differences, so stick to my sunnah and the sunnah of the rightly guided khulafaa after me.’’

Therefore, whoever wants to save himself during these trials and evils, then he should not move away from what the Muslims and their leader are holding onto [i.e. the understanding of the Sahaabah]; rather he must exercise patience along with them. And even if he is afflicted with difficulties, he still exercises patience until Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] brings about Solace. This is the path to safety. He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said: ‘’Adhere to the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims [i.e. my way and that of the companions] and their leader’’

[Hudhaifah] said: ‘’What if they have no (such thing as the) main body and have no leader?’’ This honourable Sahaabi does not stop asking the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] questions that contain great benefits for the ummah. He [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] replied: ‘’Separate yourself from all these factions though you may have to eat the roots of trees (in a jungle) until death comes to you and you are in this state.’’ In this is evidence [that one is to abandon] all the groups that are in opposition to that which the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] came with, and that which the Salaf of this ummah and their Imaams were upon, and that which the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims are upon.

When the Jamaa-ah of the Muslims is no longer [present] wa-laa-hawla-walaa-quwwata-illaa-billaah, then what should the Muslim do? He should isolate himself from all these sects, because they are all deviated sects and callers to the gates of hell fire. He should adhere to the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims if he finds them, and if not, then isolate yourself even if you are alone. Be firm upon the truth even if you are alone, and that is why it is said, ”The Jamaa’ah is the one upon the truth even if he is alone”. This is the Jamaa’ah, and the Jamaa’ah is not the numerous groups; rather it the one upon the truth, ‘’though you may have to eat the roots of trees (in a jungle) until death comes to you and you are in this state.’’

In this is evidence that what is given consideration are one’s FINAL ACTIONS. Indeed, the one who isolates himself from trials, stays firm upon the truth and exercises patience when facing trials until death comes to him in this state, then indeed he will be from the people of Paradise [InShaaAllaah]. And the one upon whom death comes to whilst he has changed and substituted (the truth, his religion etc) and followed the callers to misguidance, then indeed he will be from the people of hell fire [i.e. if he leaves the fold of Islaam; but if he dies upon other than major shirk or kufr, he is left under the will of Allaah, who will either punish or forgive him].


These are the few statements [mentioned] regarding this tremendous hadith. It clarifies the dangers that are an obstacle to the ummah in their [path, religion]. In it is clarification regarding what is binding upon a Muslim during trials and that which is obligated on him in relation to adhering to the Jamaa’ah of the Muslims and their Leader, the Salaf of this ummah and their Imaams.  All praise and thanks be to Allaah, Lord of the Aalameen, and may Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon our Prophet [Muhammad], his family and all his companions. [Source: An Excerpt From Booklet published by Daar Imaam Ahmad 1426/2005. Titled: شرح حديث انا كنا في جاهلية]. slightly paraphrased.

Ref 1: Pre-decree: See article: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/online-education-islam-1-1-introduction-to-islam-god-and-the-pre-decree-redstone-academy/

Ref 2: Judgement on Apostasy:

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan On Those Who Ought to Pronounce Takfir and Establish the Hadd Punishment: [See article ID: MNJ090004 at salafipublications.com

Question: O Respected Shaykh, who is the murtadd (apostate)? We hope for you to define it in a clear manner, for sometimes the judgement of apostasy can be made upon a person while there is some doubt that he had.

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan: The judgement of apostasy and expelling someone from the religion is only appropriate for the people of knowledge who are firmly grounded in knowledge, and they are the judges in the various Sharee’ah law courts, and those who are able of giving legal verdicts. And this is just like the other matters, and it is not the right of every person, or from the right of those who are learning, or those who ascribe themselves to knowledge, but who have deficiency in understanding. It is not appropriate for them to make judgements of apostasy (upon others). Since, mischief will arise from this, and sometimes a Muslim might be judged as an apostate, but he is not actually so. And the takfir of a Muslim who has not committed one of the nullifications of Islaam contains great danger. Whoever says to his brother O Kaafir or O Faasiq, and he is not like that, then the words will fall back upon the one who said them. Hence, the ones who actually judge with apostasy are the legislative judges and those who are able and fit for giving legal verdicts. And as for those who enforce the judgements they are the leaders of the Muslims (wullaat al-amr). As for whatever is other than this, then it is mere confusion.

Question: Some of the students of knowledge are a bit lax towards applying the word of apostasy (riddah) to a Muslim, and this person might sometimes be asked by the Muslims to carry out the hadd punishment for apostasy when the Sultaan does not carry it out upon the one they consider deserves it, the one who has been judged with apostasy.

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan: Meting out the punishments is only appropriate for the leader of the Muslims and it is not for every person to establish the punishment, since confusion, and corruption necessarily follows from this, and also the cutting off of the society, tribulations and provocations occur. Establishing the punishments is appropriate (i.e. befits only) to the Muslim leader. The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said, pardon each other for the punishments that are between you, but when the execution of the punishment reaches the [authority of the] Sultaan, then Allaah curses both the one who seeks intercession and the one who grants the intercession [i.e. to revoke the punishment]. And from the responsibilities of the Sultaan in Islaam, and from those matters that befit him is the establishment of the punishments after they have been established legislatively, via the Sharee’ah law courts, upon the one who fell into the crime for which the legislator has designated a specific punishment, such as for stealing. So, what has been said is that establishing the punishments (i.e. meting them out) is from the rights of the Sultaan, and when the Muslims do not have a Sultaan amongst them, then they should just suffice with commanding the good and forbidding the evil, and calling to Allaah, the Might and Majestic, with wisdom, good admonition and arguing with that which is best. And it is not permissible for individuals (in the society) to establish the hudood, since that, as we have mentioned, will bring about chaos, and also provocations, and tribulations will arise, and this contains greater corruption than it contains rectification. And from amongst the Sharee’ah principles that are submitted to is, Repelling the harmful things takes precedence over bringing about the beneficial things.

[15B] Excerpts from Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- The Ahzaab [Deviated Parties and Groups]

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

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah preserve him] said:

These [Ahzaab -deviated parties and groups (Ref 1)] do not desire except leadership, so they overlook the Shirkiyyaat [beliefs, views and practices that are tantamount to shirk], Bidah and Dalaalaat [beliefs, views and practices that are tantamount to misguidance].  And they raise flashy slogans that beguile the intellects of many youth and thus they begin to regard the scholars as betrayers, stooges and spies -descriptions which even the leaders of misguidance of old were unable to utter.

So, O youth! Be warned about these people who behave as if they have an earnest concern for Islaam, however they are the first to behave negligently towards the [sound] Islamic fundamentals and  principles without which Islaam cannot be established [as it should be established] – such as the sound belief related to the Names and Attributes of Allaah, [sound] belief related to singling out Allaah in worship, the three categories of Tawheed, resurrection, paradise, hell fire, punishment in the grave and other affairs of creed.  [Ref 2]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim said: ‘’To honour the [upright] scholars, having love for them and obeying them in that which is related to obedience to Allaah, is something beloved to Allaah, legislated and obligated by Allaah.’’

Then Shaikh Rabee said: I say, ‘’It is obligated on the Ummah to acknowledge the status of the [upright] scholars and to know that it is obligated to love and obey them; and hating them is tantamount to hating the religion of Allaah. Hating the carriers of this religion -the [upright] scholars – will lead to having hatred for true knowledge that has been inherited from the prophets. Woe to the one who hates them and their [sound] creed!

Source: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 60-61. Abridged and slightly paraphrased

[Refs 1 & 2 The Deviated Groups and Parties – A Brief acquaintance






[4] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ -[A Calamity Has Afflicted Those Who Do Not Reject Bidah]

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

Shaikh Rabee [may Allaah preserve him] said:

Nowadays many people do not consider bidah to be something harmful to the people upon bidah. By Allaah, it is a calamity upon those who have reached this state of affairs. His desires lead him to [such a state] he does not consider bidah as something harmful to those upon bidah, even though the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, “The worst of all affairs are the newly invented matters [in the religion] and every newly invented matter [im the religion] is a bidah, and every bidah is misguidance.” [Muslim 867]

And [The Messenger (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam)] said, “The Jews split into seventy one sects, the Christians split into seventy two sects, and this Ummah [i.e. Muslim Ummah] will split into seventy three sects, and all of them will be in the fire except one; so they [i.e. the sahaabah] said, ‘Who are they O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, those upon what I and my companions are upon.” [Tirmidhee 2641 & declared Hasan by Sh Albaani in Saheeh Al-Jaami 5343]

They [i.e. the saved sect] are the people upon truth – Ahlus Sunnah, the people who adhere to the Qur’aan and Sunnah, the enemies of bidah, misguidance, disbelief, shirk and all types of misguidance. They love the truth, and they establish love and hatred based on that. [End of Quote]

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Naveed Ayaaz [Abul Abbaas] and Associates:[Beware of Gatherings Attended By Naveed and His Companions- Those Affiliated to Well-Known Hizbiyyoon]

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

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The Manhaj of Naveed Ayaaz [Abul Abbaas] in a Nutshell



A Clarification Regarding Abdul Qaadir and Luton – Companions of Naveed Ayaaz [Abul Abbaas]



A Clarification Regarding Greenlane’s Admin – The Companions of Naveed Ayaaz [Abul Abbaas]



Please Ask a Salafi Student of Knowledge to Explain This Text, You’ll Discover The Plight of That Ranting and Raving Deviant In America

Source: Ad-Daa’u Wad-Dawaa’ by Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] in the Section titled:

[مفسدة القول على الله بلا علم ]

Here is a Beautiful and Detailed Clarification By Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi [may Allaah preserve him] regarding the statement ‘Bidah is more severe [or worse] than sin. The audio is 47 mins long. Here is the transcript of the lecture:

فإنا جميعًا على الساحة كما يقولون نسمع ونرى كما تسمعون وترون، نشاهد بعض التصرفات وهي في الحقيقة مبنية على بعض التقعيدات وهذه التصرفات النشاز المنكرة التي لم نكن نعهدها من قبل ماجاءت في هذه الأزمان إلا لتحقيق أهدافًا، وحقيقة نرى هذا التحقيق ونرى اثاره مشاهده ملموسة فكل يوم يطلع علينا طائفة من الناس بما لم نكن نعهده من قبل، حيث ذكر الشيخ محمد هذه الأمور فلا بأس من الكلام عليها، وهذا في الحقيقة واجب علينا لإخواننا المسلمين عمومًا وطلاب العلم والسلفيين خاصة حتى لا يخدعوا ويقعوا في شيراك هذه الشباك، ففي مدة سابقة والآن في الآونة الأخيرة بُعثت مرة آخرى نبشت قضية البدعة والكبيرة، وبدأ أصحاب هذه الإتجاه يُقعدون لمرادهم وسمعنا هذا من قديم لكن الآن نراه، الناس يسعون إلى نشره وربما لا يعلمون، بعض طلبة العلم يقع فيه وهو لايعلم، ذلكم قولهم جنس البدع أعظم في جنسها ومجموعها من الكبائر، أما من حيث الأفراد فيعني لا تستطيع أن تقول، ثم يضرب لك مثالاً، فمثلًا يقول: هل تريديني أن أجعل من يذكر الله جل وعلا بأذكار على هيئة مخصوصة مبتدعة أو مثلاً يسبح بالسبحة مثلاً هكذا أو نحو ذلك من البدع التي يراها هو صغيره كما يقول، هل تريدني أن أجعل هذا أشد في جرمه من منّ يزني أو يشرب الخمر الناس أستعظمت ذلك،الله أكبر كيف هذا، كيف يقول هذا،يستكثر هذا ويستنكره، هذا يذكر الله أو يسبح أو يتعبدلله لكن صح وقع في جهل وبعبادات أما هذا يزني، أجعل هذا مثل هذا، لاماهو مثله أخطر منه، هذه مصيبة، بدأ أول مايصدمك بهذا التقرير وبضرب المثال هذا فيتخلل أهل السنة ليصل إلى الثمرة والنتيجة التي يريدها وهي التهوين والتسهيل من المحدثات والبدع، ويصل إلى مايريده مما هو مبني على هذا وهو كسر سور الولاء والبراء عند أهل السنة لأهل البدعة، حتى نقول له هذا الكلام الذي تقولونه هو هدم لمنهج السلف رحمهم الله تعالى في هذا الباب، نعم البدعة وإن قَلّت هي بدعة وهي أشد من المعاصي وإن كانت كبيرة، تدرون لماذا؟ لأن صاحب البدعة يراها دينًا، أما صاحب المعصية فلا يراها دينًا، فأيهم أشد؛ التشريع أو إرتكاب المعصية؟ بلا شك التشريع، الله جعله شركًا قال جل وعلا: {أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَاءُ شَرَعُوا لَهُمْ مِنَ الدِّينِ مَا لَمْ يَأْذَنْ بِهِ اللَّهُ }[ الشورى:21]

فهذا الشرك في العمل سماه الله شركًا في هذه الأية : ” من استحسن في الدين شيئًا ليس له أصل فقد شرع” وهذه عبارة السلف من استحسن فقد شرع ولا شك أن هذه البدعة التي جاء بها هذا المبتدع وتعبد الله بها، هو وإن لم يقل بلسانه بمقاله صوتًا وحرفًا تسمعه بإذنك إن الدين ناقص، لكن بفعله وحاله ينسب إلى الدين النقص لأن الله جل وعلا يقول: {الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا }[ المائدة:3]، وهذا بلسان حاله يقول الدين ناقص يحتاج إلى إيش ؟ إلى تتمة، النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قد رد على ذلك في قصة النفر والرهط الذين جاءوا إلى بيت أو بعض بيوت أزواجه، فسألوا عن عبادته، فكأنهم تقالوها،فقالوا ذاك رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قد غفر له ماتقدم من ذنبه، يعني شف كيف جاء الوسواس، كأنما النبي اتكل على إيش؟ على المغفرة التي سبقت له من الله تبارك وتعالى وقلل في العمل إعتمادًا على هذا الغفران فأرادوا أن يزيدوا، فقال بعضهم:” أنا أصوم ولا أفطر،قال الآخر أقوم ولا أرقد، قال الثالث لا أتزوج النساء”، وفي رواية آخرى جاء رابع قال: “لا أكل اللحم “،فالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لما بلغه ذلك غضب وقام خطيبًا في أصحابه وقال: ( مابال أقوام يقولون كذا وكذا) ثم قال عليه الصلاة والسلام: ( ألا إني أخشاكم لله وأتقاكم له وإني أقوم وأرقد وأصوم وأفطر وأتزوج النساء) ثم قال: ( فمن رغب عن سنتي فليس مني) ويقول عثمان بن مضعون رحمه الله ورضي عنه يقول: ” لو رخص رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في التبتل لأختصينا ” نهى عن التبتل يعني ترك التزويج لأنا مطالبون بذلك لتكثير النسل لعمارة الأرض بالتوحيد وطاعة الله تبارك وتعالى: ” تناكحوا تناسلوا فإني مكاثر بكم الأمم يوم القيامة ” أمة نبينا صلى الله عليه وسلم أكثر الأمم يوم القيامة، الشاهد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم انكر هذا وقال في آخره إيش؟ :” من رغب عن سنتي فليس مني” فهذا إبتداع في دين الله تبارك وتعالى فالبدعة مهما رأيتها صغيرة لا تنظر إلى فردها لا، لكن انظر إلى ما؟ إلى أصل احداثها؛ وانشاءها، الأصل في إحداثها وإنشائها أن صاحبها وإن لم يقل بلسان مقاله إن الدين ناقص لكنه بلسان حاله وهو واقع على العمل يزعم أن الدين ناقص فأحتاج إلى أن يأتي بمثل هذه البدع والله سبحانه وتعالى قد أكمل لنا الدين، فمن استحسن فقد شرع ومن جاء ببدعة فقد رأى أن محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم خان الرسالة وإن لم يزعم ذلك بلسانه لأن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لحق بربه وبالرفيق الأعلى وماترك طائر يطير بجناحيه في السماء إلاوأعطانا منه علمًا أو خبرًا علمه من علمه وجهله من جهله، هذا لاشك ،الشاهد النظر عند أهل السنة إلى ما؟ إلى الأصل أصل البدعة، لما نظروا إليها إلى أنها إحداث للدين وإتهام له بالنقص وإتهام للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وإن لم يكن بلسان الإنسان ومقاله لكنه بواقعه وبحاله، قالوا: باب ماجاء في أن البدعه أو البدع أعظم من الكبائر، لما؟ لأنهم نظروا إلى أصلها الذي انشأت به، نعم وإلى الثمرة التي تترتب عليها ومانظروا إلى الآحاد وهذا أمر متقرر عند السلف واقرأوا الكتب المسندة في آثار السلف، واقرأوا الكتب المختصرة التي نقلها أئمة السنة من المتأخرين عن المتقدمين من السلف ومن ذلك شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية رحمه الله تعالى بل يقول: وقد قررت هذا مرارًا وكثيرًا – يقول- أن البدعة أعظم من المعصية وإن صغرت هذه البدعة لأن النظر لا إلى صغرها ولكن النظر إلى احداثها فإن صاحبها يراها دينًا ولذلك صاحب البدعة لا يتوب في الغالب وصاحب المعصية يتوب،صاحب المعصية لا يتعبد بها، صاحب البدعة يتعبد بها، هذا فرق عظيم، صاحب المعصية لايتعبد بها لايراها دينًا، صاحب البدعة يراها دينًا فلهذا قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كما جاء في حديث أنس أن الله احتجز التوبة عن كل صاحب بدعة لماذا؟ لأنه يرى ماهو عليه دين فكيف يتوب، أما صاحب المعصية لو جئته على الخمر لو جئته على الدخان، لو جئته على الزنا لو قيل كذا كذا كذا، فذكّرته إما أن يستحي وإما أن يقول لك ادعوا الله لنا بالهداية وإما أن يسكت، تمام؟ هذا معروف، الآن لو ترى صاحب دخان وإلا حالق لحيته، أو مرتكب لأي منكر من المعاصي وتنصحه، إما أن يستحي فيسكت وإما أن يجرؤ قليلاً فيأتيه الأدب مع الشجاعة ويقول: ادعوا الله لنا ياشيخ بأن يهدينا وهذا سمعناه وحصل لنا كثيرًا ممن تكلمنا معهم في هذا الباب على مختلف الأعمار والبلدان والشرائع مايقول لك أنها من الدين لكن أصغر محدث ومبتدع إذا جئت تكلمه ينافح عن بدعته ويراها دينًا ويراك أنت المخطأ فهو من هذا الباب البدعة أعظم من المعصية، هؤلاء عكسوا القضية فنظروا إلى الأفراد ولم ينظروا إلى المقصد في إقامة هذه البدع وهو الإستدراك على الدين والإحداث في الدين وتعبد الله جل وعلا بما لم يأذن به الله سبحانه وتعالى ومالم يشرعه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وذلك في قوله:(من أحدث في امرنا هذا ماليس من فهو رد ) وقوله: (كل عمل ليس عليه امرنا فهو رد ) وقوله عليه الصلاة والسلام: (كل بدعه ضلاله) لما لم ينظروا إلى هذا وقعوا في هذا التقعيد، بناءً عليه فيدخل من شاءوا إدخاله كما يقولون من الدعاة ومن الإسلاميين كما يقولون هم ايضا، وهكذا وهكذا عُدّ من ذلك وهذا كتب في الصحف وموجود لبعض الكتبه يكذبون ويكتبون ذلك وينسبونه إلى بعض الأئمه وحينما نرجع نجد كلام الائمة خلافه تمامًا، فياعباد الله هذا الأمر أمر خطير خطير جدًا، فتجد قول السلف:”فاسق أهل السنة خير من عابد أهل البدعة” هكذا يقولون. أحمد رحمه الله يقول:” قبور فساق أهل السنة رياض من رياض الجنة وقبور عباد المبتدعة حفر من حفر النيران” هذا يقوله أحمد؛ بالله عليكم أنا اتبع أحمد وإلا مع هؤلاء؟ هذا قول أحمد، يقول بعض السلف: رأيتك تمشي مع طلق قال: نعم، قال: لأن أراك تخرج من خماره أحب إليّ من أن تمشي مع طلق، طلق عالم وعابد وراوي للحديث لكن عنده بدعه، بدعة القدر؛ يقول له: تخرج من خماره أحب من أن تمشي ياناس يقول أحب من أن تمشي مع فلان، مجرد المشي ياناس ماهو نفس البدعة التهوين منها؛ لا مجرد المشي، يقوله: لو أراك تخرج من خماره يابني أحب إليّ من أن أراك مع طلق، هذا قول السلف؛ أين هؤلاء منه؟ هذا عظيم جدًا، فلذلك انعكست عندهم الموازيين بل عند اتباعهم وإلا هم عكسوها قصدًا، والمقصد من ذلك هو الذي ذكرناه، هذا أولاً، ثانيًا جاءونا بجنس الصحابة أفضل من حيث العموم جنس وإلا[..] في غيرهم آحاد من التابعين ومن بعدهم أفضل من بعض آحاد الصحابة، عجيب هذا عجيب، وهذا أنا قد رأيته من سنين، ومن المواطن التي رأيته فيها تعليق على كتاب السنة للأسف، السنة للإمام أحمد من رواية عبدوس العطار، رأيت هذا التعليق للعيد عباسي وهذا من أفحش الكلام، يقول جنس الصحابة من حيث الجنس العموم أفضل لكن قد يوجد آحاد ممن بعدهم أفضل من بعض الصحابة.

أحمد يقول:” من رأى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ساعة واحدة؛ هو أفضل ممن جاء بعده ولو لقي الله بكل عمل صالح” فهذا المعلق عيد عباسي قال: قُلتُ:” في قول أحمد نظر” هكذا يقول من غير حياء ولاخجل ولاوجل، وقديمًا قيل وهو الحديث إذا لم تستحي فأصنع ماشئت:” إنما أدرك الناس من كلام النبوة الأولى إذا لم تستحي فاصنع ماشئت” حتى على هذه القاعده هم أرادوا شيئًا لكنهم لايمكن أن ينالوه، وأنا أدركت هذا من أول يوم حينما سمعت هذه المقاله ورأيت هذا الكلام وقد نبهت عليها في عدد من الدروس ومنها الدروس في جده وقلت بلغوا صاحب هذا الكتاب الذي حققه أن يتقي الله في هذه التعليقات التي شركه فيها عيد عباسي نعم، وبلغني بعد ذلك أنه أعتذر، فقلت عذره وتوبته أن يحذف هذا ويبينه في الطبعات القادمة وإلا هو مشارك له، وبلغني قبل أيام من مجيئي إليكم أنه وعد بأنه الآن في الطريق طبعه جديدة وينص على هذا، فأرجوا الله أن يوفقه، الشاهد هذا القول أرادوا به التهوين من مسألة الطعن في الصحابة رضي الله عنهم، فأحمد رحمه الله يقول رؤية النبي تكفيهم، ويدخلون فيما أعده الله جل وعلا لهم في قوله: { وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنْصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ } [التوبة:100]، هذا الوعد { وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنْصَارِ } مطلق :{ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ } مقيد، قال جل وعلا :{ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ الَّذِينَ أُخْرِجُوا مِنْ دِيارِهِمْ وَأَمْوَالِهِمْ يَبْتَغُونَ فَضْلًا مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانًا وَيَنْصُرُونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ أُولَئِكَ هُمُ الصَّادِقُونَ }[ الحشر:8] هذا في المهاجرين، : { وَالَّذِينَ تَبَوَّءُوا الدَّارَ وَالْإِيمَانَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ يُحِبُّونَ مَنْ هَاجَرَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَا يَجِدُونَ فِي صُدُورِهِمْ حَاجَةً مِمَّا أُوتُوا وَيُؤْثِرُونَ عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ وَلَوْ كَانَ بِهِمْ خَصَاصَةٌ وَمَنْ يُوقَ شُحَّ نَفْسِهِ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ} [ الحشر:9] هذا فيمن؟ في الأنصار، وقال سبحانه وتعالى في سورة الحديد الأية: {لَا يَسْتَوِي مِنْكُمْ مَنْ أَنْفَقَ مِنْ قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَقَاتَلَ أُولَئِكَ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِنَ الَّذِينَ أَنْفَقُوا مِنْ بَعْدُ وَقَاتَلُوا }[ الحديد:10].

وأشركهم جميعًا في ماذا؟ :{وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَى} التي هي إيش؟ الجنة، التي قال الله فيها في كتابه : { وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنْصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ} الأية، يدخلهم جنات، فالجنات الجنة هي الحسنى: {وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَى} بدليل قوله : {لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا الْحُسْنَى وَزِيَادَةٌ} فسر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم الحسنى بالجنة والزيادة بالنظر إلى وجه الله تبارك وتعالى في الدار الأخرة، فالله وعد الجميع بالحسنى، فدخل من رأى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم مؤمنًا به ومات على ذلك، من اجتمع بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، من لقي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على التعريفات المعروفة في الصحابي والتي اصحها من لقيه أو اجتمعه ليدخل في ذلك من اجتمع به وآمن به وهو كفيف، فمن لقي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم واجتمع به ولو ساعة – يقول أحمد- أفضل ممن جاء بعده ولو لقي الله بكل عمل صالح، سألوه معاوية أفضل وإلا عمر بن عبد العزيز ولو غبار دخل في أنف معاوية مع رسول صلى الله عليه وسلم، من هو عمر بن عبد العزيز؟ تمام؟ هؤلاء يريدون أن يهونوا من مسألة الطعن في الصحابة التي وقع فيها رؤوسهم ومقدموهم ومعظموهم، أقول للإخوان وقد قلت لهم حتى على هذا لايصلح، لأن رؤوس هؤلاء الذين يريدون الإعتذار فيهم، ماهم في آحاد الصحابة يطعنون، يطعنون في عثمان رضي الله عنه، عائشة رضي الله عنها لما بلغها ذلك، انكرت أشد النكير، وابن عمر رضي الله تعالى عنهما لما بلغه ذلك انكره أشد النكير، بل قال لصاحب هذا الطعن في عثمان، قال له أن الله يقول: { لِلْفُقَرَاءِ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ } وتلا الأية: {والذين..}، قال: أنت منهم؟ قال: ارجوا، قال: لا هذه في المهاجرين، تلا له الأية الثانيه، قال أنت منهم؟ قال: ارجوا، قال: لا هذه في الأنصار، ثم تلا له الثالثة وهي قوله: { وَالَّذِينَ جَاءُوا مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِلَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ } قال: أنت من هؤلاء؟ قال: ارجوا، قال: لا، لست منهم، فإن هؤلاء يستغفرون لهم وأنت تطعن في عثمان، عثمان مناقبه عظيمة وسيد قطب يطعن فيه، فما يمكن، عثمان ليس من آحاد الصحابة؛ من أصحاب السنة المتبعة؛ من الخلفاء الراشدين المهديين، من الخيار الأبرار، ثالث المبشرين بالجنة، صهر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على ابنتيه، مااجتمعا بنتا نبيًا عند مخلوق قط إلا عند عثمان، استحت منه ملائكة الرحمن واستحى منه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، لايستحي منه سيد قطب ولااتباعه، فقبح الله من يقول في عثمان مثل هذا القول ولايستحي من الله ولا من خلقه، فنعوذ بالله من الضلالة، لما نقوش هذا الرجل أرادوا أن يطعنوا ايضا في معاوية، فجاء لأن سيد قطب يتكلم في معاوية ويتكلم في عمرو بن العاص ويقول أنهم غشاشين وكذابين، طبعًا ماقال بهذه العبارة ولكن لما يقول:” يركن معاوية ومن معه إلى الكذب والغش والخداع وشراء الذمم” هذا منّ؟ هذا معاوية وعمرو بن العاص رضي الله عنهم، يتهمهم بهذه العضائل، يعني إذا كان معاوية كاتب الوحي و[..] المؤمنين هذه صفاته، وخير ملوك الإسلام قاطبةً هذه صفاته عند هؤلاء القوم، لماذا؟ ليصلوا بذلك إلى تهوين طعن سيد قطب ومن كان معه في هذا، الشاهد الأمر خطير جدًا، فإذا سمع مثل ذلك، يأتينا آتي يقول: تريدني أن اجعل أبو واقد الليثي تريدني أن اجعله مع كبار الصحابة؟ قلت: لا، الله عز وجل قد قال:{ لَا يَسْتَوِي مِنْكُمْ مَنْ أَنْفَقَ مِنْ قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَقَاتَلَ أُولَئِكَ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِنَ الَّذِينَ أَنْفَقُوا مِنْ بَعْدُ وَقَاتَلُوا }لكن قال الله فيهم جميعًا: {وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَى} وقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : (لاتسبوا أصحابي) فأنا أسألك: هل ثبتت له الصحبة عندك وإلا لا؟فإن قال: لا، فقد كذب وإن قال: ثبتت، قلت له النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول في بقية الحديث: ( لو أنفق أحدكم مثل أحد ذهبا مابلغ مد أحدهم ولانصيفه) تثبت الصحبة نعم؛ أنا وأنت لو انفقنا مثل أحد ذهب أحمر خالص صافي مايبلغ نصف مد أحدهم من الشعير، أي فضل في هؤلاء القوم، أي فضل ماتستطيع تحده ولا تصفه، إذن هذا الذي لقي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم مؤمن به، صدق فيه كلام أحمد وإلا كلام هؤلاء، أحمد يقول ولاغبار ساعة دخلت انف معاوية رضي الله عنه مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مايصل إليه عمر بن عبد العزيز ومن هو عمر بن عبد العزيز؟ عبده خامس الخلفاء الراشدين، مجدد على رأس المائة الأولى، أول ماكتبت السنة وحفظت ودونت تدوينًا عامًا بأمره ووو إلى آخره، ومع ذلك يقول: ساعة أحمد في هذا الرجل العظيم، الذي عظم في نفسه وأقام الأمة على الاستقامة على دين الله يقول: ولا غبار ساعة دخل في أنف معاوية رضي الله عنه مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم مايصل إليه عمر، وهو عمر فكيف بهؤلاء؟ هذه القضية قضية خطيرة جدًا، ولأجل ذلك رأينا الآن بعض أبنائنا في المملكة العربية السعودية ماعنده مانع أن يسمع أن تقول سيد قطب يطعن في أصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم مايهتز لك شعور لما؟ لأنهم خدروهم بهذا الكلام الخبيث الباطل، فأصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم من طعن في واحد – يقول أحمد- أو سبه أو عرّض بسبه فهو مبتدع رافضي خبيث، يقوله الأمام أحمد على السلطان أن يؤدبه فإن تاب وإلا خلده [الحبس] حتى يموت، هكذا قول أحمد في السنة التي رواها عنه [الأزرق]، الشاهد هذا كلام أئمة الإسلام وأئمة الهدى، وهؤلاء ماأرادوه، إنما جاءوا بمثل هذا القول لما ذكرنا ولأن الإخوان المسلمين لامانع عندهم من أن يستحلوا مع الروافض بل انشأوا دار للتقريب أول ماقاموا، بيننا وبين الرافضة فحينئذ هذا السور العظيم وهو سور الولاء والبراء مع الروافض الذي هو متين وقائم بقوة في صفوف أهل السنة في هذه البلاد خاصة منذ القدم أرادوا هدمه لأنهم لن يصلوا إلا بهدمه،فما يمكن أن يتسور عليك الرافضي إلا بهذا إذا هدم هذا السور، فلأجل ذلك لابد أن تتنازل، طارق السويدان في الكويت يقول تبغى تسب أبو هريره ياخي سبه في بيتك لاتجرح مشاعري،أنا أحب أباهريرة لاتجرح مشاعري لاتسمعني، قبحك الله؛ من سب أبا هريرة عندنا فكأنما سب أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أجمعين لأن أبا هريرة رضي الله تعالى عنه حافظ سنة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأكثر الأحكام رويت من طريقه رضي الله عنه، كم سينهدم علينا من الدين إذا قلت فيه بما قلت، إذا سب أبا هريرة والله لأن تموت ابناءنا وبناتنا وازواجنا وتذهب أموالنا أحب إلينا من أن نسمع بل ونموت نحن أحب إلينا من أن نسمع من يلعن أبا هريرة أو يسبه أو يسب واحد من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم،ووالله لن نجلس مجلسًا نسمع فيه من يسب واحدًا منهم، ولنقومن عليه أشد القيام بإذن الله تبارك وتعالى إلا أن نتخطف، هذا دين الله تبارك وتعالى، امرنا الله بالترضي عنهم ونحن نسمع السب لهم، فياعباد الله الآن تذكر مثل هذا كما قلت لكم، [برز] كثير من الشباب ممن يسمعون من هؤلاء.

الجنس الثالث الذي جاءونا به الجديد ماهو الجنس الثالث القديم الذي عرفناه في المعاصي؛ لا في البدع ذاك الجنس الثالث التخنث اكرمكم الله، الجنس الثالث الجديد اليوم في البدع، قضية إيش؟ جنس العمل وماأرادوا بها والفتنة التي حصلت بها، ماأرادوا تقرير جنس العمل على طريقة أهل السنة والجماعة وإنما احدثوه لما رُدّ على الخوارج وعلى المكفرين بغير طريق صحيح، كنت في جمعة بل في الجمعة الماضية في مجلس وإذا بشخص أعرفه وهو فاضل وشيخ لكن انطلقت عليه هذه القضية وسيأتيكم، بعد الجمعة جلست معه وإذا به يقول يعني بعض الشباب الآن فتنوا بفتنة التكفير وبعضهم فتنوا بفتنة الإرجاء فمثلاً منهم من لايرى تكفير تارك الصلاة على مذهب الألباني على طول هكذا، تركته حتى أكمل، قلت تسمح لي؟ قال: تفضل، استدرك على نفسه قال: الشافعي، قلت: تسمح لي؟ قال: تفضل، فقلت:

يكفر بالإجماع من لها جحد والله أحدثكم بالذي صار بيني وبينه مثل هذا الوقت بعد الجمعة الماضية:

يكفر بالإجماع من لها جحد … ولم يخالف فيه قطعا من أحد

لأنه قد ماثل الشيطانا … وكذب الرسول والقرآنا

وهو كغيره من الكفار … وحكمهم يعطى بلا تمار

فإن أقر بالوجوب وأبى … فقتله على الأصح وجبا

للكفر أو حداً على خلاف … قد جاء عن أئمة الأسلاف

وأعدت العبارة هذه واتكيت كما يقول إخوانا المصريين عليها:

قد جاء عن أئمة الأسلاف

وقال قوم إنه لا يكفر … كلا ولا يقتل بل يعزر

وحبسه حتى يصلي قد رأوا … والحق قل مع من بقتله قضوا

سكت قليلاً ثم قال: قول منّ هذا؟ ثم أدركه سريعًا قال: الشيخ حافظ الحكمي، قلت: نعم، فقلت له: والله حفظنا هذا قبل أن نعرف هذه الأشياء وقبل أن ندخل حتى التعليم الجامعي، فالآن أقول لك عن أئمة الأسلافِ، فلما [سجدتم] وجعلتهم الألباني هو الذي انفرد بهذا القول،لما؟ قال لأمر ما جدع قصير أنفه، قلت له: الشافعي الذي ذكرت،وهذا موجود في الأم ومالك، وأبو حنيفه ورواية عن أحمد وهي المذهب ايضًا عندنا نحن الحنابلة، ليش صار الألباني هو الذي انفرد بهذا، وصار الذين لايكفرون مرجئة بعده، والله ماعقب بشيء، خرج إلى موضوع ثاني طبعًا أنا أعرفه فاضل لكن ادركت أن الرجل ايش؟ ادرك القضية، أدركها لأني اعرفه تمامًا فاضل،الشاهد إذا كان هذا الفاضل انزلق بسبب كثرة الطَرق، يقولون كثرة الطرق يلين الحجر، لما ذكرت له هذا. فالقضية هذه ليست قضية جنس عمل، القضية قضية تفتيت لأهل السنة وضرب لأهل السنة والألباني من الصخور التي تكسرت عليها معاول أهل البدع ممن ناوش أهل الأهواء والبدع، أنا أقول الألباني لانوافقه في كذا ولانوافقه في كذا ولانوافقه في كذا، لكن هل هو من المرجئة؟ ياشيخ أنت لو تعدد أئمة الإسلام ستجد لفلان غلط ولفلان غلط ولفلان غلط، لكن هذه الأغلاط ماأخرجتهم عن السنة، حياته كلها في نصرت السنة وفي تدوين السنة وتنقية السنة وإقرار السنة والدعوة إلى السنة ومحاربة البدع، إذا قلت هذا القول كأنما جئت بأعظم العظائم عندهم، صرت ألبانيًا مرجئًا، أنا قلت له:أعتقد أن تارك الصلاة الذي أدين الله أنا به أنه كافر لكن الذي لايقول بأنه كافر؛ أنا ماأقول أنه مرجئ، أقول لك: قد جاء عن أئمة الأسلافِ، فهذه القضية جنس العمل وماجنس العمل المقصود منها هذا وأنتم لو رأيتم الكتبة في هذا تضحكون عليهم، يأتون إلى القاضي عياض ويعرّفونه بالفضيل بن عياض، ماشاء الله القاضي عياض في القرن الخامس والفضيل بن عياض في القرن الثاني، يُعرف بالقاضي عياض يحطه الفضيل بن عياض شف هذا العلم، هذا العلم الذي انتهوا إليه، فالإنسان يتعجل وهذا من مزالق هؤلاء الناس التي الله سبحانه وتعالى يجعلها مداخل لأهل السنة عليهم، فالمقصد من هذا معشر الأخوة هذه القضايا كل يوم يأتوننا بشيء المقصد منه تفريق أهل السنة والمقصد منه إقرار مايريد هؤلاء إقراره حتى يصلوا إلى مرادهم فنسأل الله العافية والسلامة فالواجب علينا جميعًا أن نعرف هذه الخطط وأن نعرف من يقوم على تطبيقها فنحذرهم ونحذر مجالسهم ونحذّر منهم وندعو الناس إلى بيان الحق، من كان عنده علم ومعرفة يبين للناس الحق وندعو الناس إليهم إلى هذا الحق، ونحذرهم من هذا الخلط على الخلق، التخليط هذا على الناس يوقعهم في الحيرة، فنسأل الله سبحانه وتعالى لنا ولكم جميعا العلم النافع والعمل الصالح وصلى الله وسلم على عبدنا ورسولنا محمد .

الشيخ محمد الهاجري:شكر الله لصاحب الفضيلة هذا الإيضاح المبارك وهذا التفصيل الجلي وهذه الأمثلة وهذه الشواهد، هنا سائل يقول:[..] أرباب دعاة من يسمونهم الصحوة كما يزعمون يركزون على التحذير من الشهوات ويبخلون عن التحذير من الشبهات فما جوابكم على ذلك؟

الشيخ محمد بن هادي: هذا غلط وغلط عظيم وايضًا التحذير من الشبهات وترك التحذير من الشهوات ايضًا غلط وتقصير والواجب التحذير من هذا وهذا ولكن الأول أشد تقصيرًا من الثاني؛ من يحذر من الشهوات ولايحذر من الشبهات هذا أشد لأن الشهوة ليس من شرع عبادة فميل النفس وغلبة النفس والشيطان ونحو ذلك يتغلب على الإنسان في هذا وهو لايدين الله به ولايراه دينًا أما الشبهة فالشيطان يلبسها على الإنسان حتى يراها دينًا والنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال في الذي شرب الخمر لاتسبوه فإنه يحب الله ورسوله لكن قال في الخوارج تحقرون صلاتكم عند صلاتهم، صح وإلا لا؟ طيب وتحقرون قراءتكم عند قراءتهم وقال في رواية آخرى لفظ آخر ليست قراءتكم إلى قراءتهم بشيء يعني قليلة وليست صلاتكم إلى صلاتهم بشيء فهم قوم كثيروا الصلاة وكثيروا القراءة نعم، لكن قال: ” كلاب النار”، وقال:”شر قتلى تحت أديم السماء” وقال:” طوبى لمن قتلهم” الله أكبر، أكثر الناس عبادة، أكثر من الصحابة صلاةً وقراءة وطوبى لمن يقتلوه “وطوبى لمن قتلوه، ” شر قتلى تحت أديم السماء”، “خير قتيل من قتلوه” ويقول: “لئن أدركتهم لأقتلنهم قتل عاد”، ويقول: ” يمرقون من الدين كما يمرق السهم من الرمية ثم لايعودون فيه” فيقول السلف آخر الحديث أشد عليهم من أوله، يرجع من بدعة الخروج مايرجع إلى السنة [..]،يرجع إلى بدعة آخرى، قالوا فلان كان على رأي الخوارج رجع كلا مايمكن أن يرجع،[..] انظر والله آخر الحديث أشد عليهم من أوله، فوجدوه رجع إلى مذهب المرجئة يعني من بدعة إلى بدعة وهذا مصداق قول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: ( ثم لايعودون فيه) ، يعودون إلى بدعة آخرى، فالشاهد هذا الآن في مبتدع وهذا فيمن وقع في مفسق نعم، قال فيمن شرب الخمر لاتسبوه يحب الله ورسوله، وقال في الخوارج في هذا الوصف العظيم يحقرون صلاتهم عند صلاتهم وقراءة الصحابة وهم الصحابة عند قراءتهم، لكن مع ذلك كلاب النار وشر قتلى تحت أديم السماء وطوبى لمن قتلهم وطوبى ايضًا لمن قتلوه وخير قتيل من قتلوه، هم شر قتلى تحت أديم السماء، ولئن أدركتهم لأقتلنهم قتل عاد، فالشاهد الذي يقصر في التحذير من البدع أشد ممن يقصر من التحذير من الشهوة لكن كلاهما مقصر، فالواجب والوسط العدل أن يكون محذرًا من هذا وهذا ولكن الذي نحن نعتقده أن دين الله وسط بين الغالي فيه والجافي عنه، فلابد من الجمع بين هذا وهذا لكن من قصر في التحذير من البدعة أشد وأعظم جرمًا ممن قصر في التحذير من الشهوة لأن هذا دين يتدين به، أما ذاك لاينسبه إلى الدين وهذا أعظم ولذلك قال السلف كما قلنا: باب ماجاء في أن البدع أعظم من الكبائر نعم.

الشيخ محمد الهاجري: شكر الله لكم هذه الإجابة ولعلها خاتمة لهذا المجلس وبالله التوفيق وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وبارك الله في الجميع


O MCR Hizbies! Why Do You Attach the Youth to The Figureheads of Bidah- [Sayyid Qutb, Hasan Al-Bannah, Al-Maribi, Al-Maghraawi etc]- and Their Books?

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said:

And all praises and thanks be to Allaah, there are scholars of the Sunnah and upright [scholars].  Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] has not [left you in a state to have] a need of the evil scholars and the books of misguidance, whilst we have authentic books.  Therefore, we hold onto the [upright scholars and authentic books] -neither go to the scholars of misguidance nor the innovators, nor to the books that are mixed [with falsehood].  All praises and thanks be to Allaah, we have good books and scholars, so we hold onto the scholars and the authentic books.

[Source: Al-Ijaabaatul Muhimmah 1/144-145. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

Reality Check for Some Mancunian Hizbiyyoon [Illegal Partisans]: Is It Possible to Refute and Shun a Terrorist Without Refuting and Shunning Sayyid Qutb?!

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

Reality Check for Those Who Come Out to Denounce the Evil Acts of The Terrorists; Yet  They Recommend the Books of Sayyid Qutb To the Youth

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

Then the political groups came in this era, [whilst] being affected- to some extent-by the creed and methodologies of this sect [i.e. the khawaarij]. And for this reason, they do not give importance to [other affairs] besides politics. They neither give concern to rectifying the state of affairs of the Ummah though [sound] Creed and Knowledge nor do they reflect upon returning the Ummah to the Book and the Sunnah, and to steadfastness and righteousness which the Salafus Saaleh were upon in every aspect of the Religion. Rather they [i.e. these political groups] increase the Ummah in corruption-in creed and manners. So, you see them giving allegiance to the people of Bidah and misguidance.

They wage war against those people who [truly] follow the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, and those scholars who truly adhere to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. They utter false opinions and slogans regarding the affair of ahlul bidah wad-dalaalah [i.e. the people of bidah and misguidance] and their books. And amongst them [i.e. those deviants whom the illegal partisans give a good image] is Sayyid Qutb and his followers- Sayyid Qutb, the one who embarked upon the methodology of the Khawaarij, the Rawaafid, the Mu’tazilah and the Jahmiyyah in creed, methodology and politics, especially in the subject matter of Takfeer. According to him [i.e. sayyid Qutb] all human societies are societies of Pre-Islamic ignorance and that the Muslim Ummah is upon the severest state of apostasy and Pre-Islamic ignorance. Then the path of the Baatiniyyah was added to this [i.e. this methodology of Sayyid Qutb], such as assassinations and explosions [i.e. by way of terrorist acts] etc. And his followers attribute themselves to the Salafi Methodology, which is a mighty plot against the [true and upright] Salafi leaders. [So] when you come to know this, then you will know that the Salafi Methodology is free from this [type] of Takfeer, [the evil act of causing] explosions and destruction, and the people of this treacherous [act]. [Source: Man Humul Irhaabiyyoon’ pages 104-105. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]


Reality Check for Those Who Spread Ikhwaani and Other False Principles Amongst the Youth, saying: Read and Take What Is Good from The Books of Sayyid Qutb and Hasan Al-Banna, and Abandon Their Errors

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] said:

It is not permissible to exalt and praise the innovators even if they have some truth with them. That is because raising and praising them will spread their bidah and place them amongst the sincere ones-those who are taken as examples amongst distinguished men of this Ummah. The Salaf warned against having trust for the innovators, (warned against) praising them and their gatherings.

In this regard, Asad Ibn Musa (rahimahullaah) wrote:” Beware of being a brother of the innovator (by association) or a companion of his, or one whom you sit with; for indeed it has been narrated that ‘Whoever sits with a person of innovation has left the protection of Allaah and is entrusted to himself’.

The innovators must be warned against and kept away from even if they have some truth with them. Indeed, the most astray are not devoid of some truth, but if they have with them innovation, opposition and sinful views, it is not permissible to praise and exalt them. It is impermissible to not have an objection against their innovation because this spreads bidah, belittles the Sunnah and by way of this the innovator will emerge and become a guide for the Ummah.

As for giving consideration (to the fact) that the innovation has some truth, this does not justify praising him. This is -to a far greater extent- against what is of overriding benefit and it is known in relation to a principle in the religion that averting harm takes precedence over seeking that which is of benefit. And with regards to having hatred for the innovator, the harm that is averted from the Ummah is weightier than the benefit possessed by the innovator. And had we adhered to this concept (i.e. praising the innovator because he has some truth with him), then no one would have been judged to be misguided and declared an innovator. That is because there is not an innovator except that he has some truth and adherence to the Sunnah. The innovator (may) neither be a disbeliever nor be in opposition to all the Islamic legislation; rather he is either an innovator in some or most of the affairs. However, if the innovation is particularly related to affairs of Creed and Methodology, then the affair is dangerous indeed because it will become an example (to be followed); innovation will spread and the innovators will become active in spreading their innovation. hisNevertheless, this is a dangerous affair and it is not permissible to be lackadaisical with regards to innovation and its people, whatever that may be.  [Source: At-Tabdee Wat-Tafseeq Wat Takfeer. Page: 72-76. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

Who is Sayyid Qutb




Why Did Didsbury Mosque Admin Invite Nouman Ali Khan The Jaahil Revolutionary?!

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

Abu Qilaabah said, “May Allaah fight the poet [an expression of amazement in Arabic] who said: Do not ask about a man, but ask about his companion. For every person guides himself by his companion. This poetry is by Adee bin Zaid, and al-Asma’ee said about it, “I have never seen a line of poetry which resembles the Sunnah more than this saying of Adee bin Zaid.” Al-Ibaanah (2/439)

Abu Hurairah – radiallaahu anhu – said, the Messenger of Allaah said, “A person is upon the deen of his friend, so let each one of you look at whom he befriends.” Saheeh. Refer to Silsilah as-Saheehah of al-Albaani (no.927)

Ibn Mas’ood – radiallaahu anhu – said, “Indeed a person walks alongside and accompanies the one whom he loves and who is like him.” Al-Ibaanah (2/476)

Abu ad-Dardaa – radiallaahu anhu – said, “It is from the fiqh (understanding of a person) that he [chooses] those whom he walks with, whom he enters upon (visits) and whom he sits with.” Al-Ibaanah (2/477)

Imaam Al-Awzaa’ee said, “Whoever hides his innovation from us will not be able to hide his companionship from us.” Al-Ibaanah (2/476)

Al-A’mash said, “They (the Salaf) did not used to ask anything more about a person after having asked about three affairs: Who he walks with, who he enters upon (i.e. visits) and who he associates with amongst the people.” Al-Ibaanah (2/478)

Abdullaah bin Mas’ood -radiallaahu anhu – said, “Make consideration of the (regions of the) Earth by the names given to them and make consideration of a person by his companion.” Al-Ibaanah (2/479)

Muhammad bin Ubaid al-Ghulaabee said, “The Ahl ul-Ahwaa (People of Desires) hide everything except their intimate friendship and companionship.” Al-Ibaanah (2/482)

Mu’aadh bin Mu’aadh said to Yahyaa bin Sa’eed, “O Abu Sa’eed! A person may hide his viewpoint from us, but he will not be able to hide that in his son, or his friend or in the one whom he sits with.” Al-Ibaanah (2/437)

Ibn Awn said, “Those who sit with the People of Innovation are more severe upon us than the People of Innovation themselves.” Al-Ibaanah (2/273). http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=SLF02&articleID=SLF020005&pfriend=


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